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Inclusionism is a code of equity. Let's talk about the society you're owed, but didn't realize you could have.
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Inclusionism: Data For The Culture
JFK is joined by Carlton Mackey: Director of Emory University’s Ethics & The Arts Program | Social Influencer & Founder of Black Men Smile, as well as. Christopher Hearn: Community Engagement Manager of Streamlytics to talk about the digitization of Black cultural data.
October 26, 2020
Inclusionism: Creating Data Unions and Data Dividends
A Conversation about the structure of both Data Union and Data Dividends from the people making them happen. [Tech] Shiv Malik: Head of Growth at Streamr Network [Policy] Matt Prewitt, President RadicalxChange [Litigation] Enoch Liang: CEO, Data Dividend Project To get paid ASAP, join the Data Dividend Project HERE.  To design a Data Union with Streamr's software go HERE or contact Shiv directly.  To read the Data Freedom Act from RadxChange go HERE.
October 18, 2020
Inclusionism: Centering Racial Equity Throughout Data Integration
Take a listen to this special episode of my radio show on WHCR 90.3FM based on excerpts from Personal Data Day with the creators of the Toolkit for Centering Racial Equity Throughout Data Integration. We can’t stress enough that you all should read this tool-kit if you are planning data collection at the municipal level. This is a conversation about integrating activists that are working to modify the governmental use of tech & data with government plans to become a more digitally identifiable society. Guests: Dr. Amy Hawn Nelson, University of Pennsylvania Tawana Petty: Director, Data Justice Program at Detroit Community Technology Project | Co-Lead Our Data Bodies.
October 9, 2020
Inclusionism: In The Time of COVID-19
Special episodes from Personal Data Day Summit 2020: Ethics of Personal Data Collection in International Relations: Inclusionism in The Time of COVID-19 is a forthcoming book on Anthem Press. This episode is a panel of the book's authors, moderated by series co-editor Colette Mazzucelli of New York University and introducing our book co-editor Prof Emeritus Ann Hollifield. -Christian Rossi, Colette Mazzucelli, and David Unger, Rome versus the Regions: Government in Italy during the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic -Jasmine Lee, Taiwan’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Social Constructivist Analysis of Identity Differentiation with the People’s Republic of China -Viola Prisca Roggia, Personal Data Collection to Perpetuate Modern Slavery through the Correctional System: A Comparative Study of China and the US. -Jakub Kibitlewski, Data to the People? Surveillance Capitalism and the Need for a Legal Reconceptualization of Personal Data Beyond the Notion of Privacy -Charles Martin-Shields and Ziad Al-Achkar, Data in the Context of Human Subjects: Universities as Sites of Data Collection -Andrea Adams, Ethical Considerations for App-mediated Research of Different Classifications of Data -Suzanne Goodney Lea and Elsa Marie D’Silva, Safecity: Data Collection to Promote Gender Rights as Human Rights -John Reilly and Lynne Chandler Garcia, Personal Data Collection Ethics in the Context of the Enhanced Access Acknowledge Act (EAAA) Sexual Assault Reduction Program at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) -Thynn Thynn Hlaing and Nicole Scartozzi, Personal Data Collection in the Context of the Ebola Outbreak in Sierre Leone
October 2, 2020
Show #56 Inclusionism: How to Kill Bill S2E5
James Felton Keith & Peter Willumsen are back from the campaign trail in NY-13 to talk about a new generation of advocates and political activism to make progressivism more equitable, ethical and inclusive. Series 2: How to Kill Bill Episode 5: Reflecting on how little governments can get done because of the bureaucratic barriers in place, and of course the state of politics after the first 2020 Presidential Debacle (Debate). 
October 1, 2020
Show #55 Inclusionism: How to Kill Bill S2E4
James Felton Keith & Peter Willumsen are back from the campaign trail in NY-13 to talk about a new generation of advocates and political activism to make progressivism more equitable, ethical and inclusive. Series 2: How to Kill Bill Episode 4: Court challenges, Chevron deference, and the role of the judiciary as oversight. Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg & Breonna Taylor
September 26, 2020
Show #54 Inclusionism: How to Kill Bill S2E3
James Felton Keith & Peter Willumsen are back from the campaign trail in NY-13 to talk about a new generation of advocates and political activism to make progressivism more equitable, ethical and inclusive. Series 2: How to Kill Bill Episode 3: Public comment, what is it, who comments Lobbying - what is it? Contact and communication with legislators or regulators on behalf of a client Rises under R admins, falls under D Surges post Gingrich revolution in 1996 Largest spenders are biggest industries in the US - spend money to make money and one way to do so is influence the rules of the road Disclosure of funding is mandated but if no one can hear the voice of concern over the sound of lobby money, what good is disclosure? Congressional Research Service - The think tank of Congress Supposed to provide subject matter expertise on all areas of possible legislation, non-partisan and empirically based Supposed to also support Congress in oversight responsibilities, played major role in Watergate and White Water investigations One was a real scandal the other was manufactured Post Gingrich revolution both Congressional committee staff and CRS staff cut dramatically, the people's advocate and subject matter experts are purged from government in 2016 Of the approximately 62,000 requests for help from Congress, the vast proportion—about 52,000, or 83%—come from congressional staff and were satisfied via email or telephone calls,  which is indicative of the rudimentary nature of so many of the congressional inquiries From the people's think tank to lazy staffers Google service Rise of ALEC, Federalist Society, Americans for Prosperity with no more staff or their own researchers, Congress looked to private sector for subject matter expertise and bill writing ALEC worked primarily with state legislatures that have even fewer resources ALEC gave copy and paste bills that were turned into law, laws written for the interests of ALEC's members, wealthy businesses In its own words: The American Legislative Exchange Council is America’s largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators dedicated to the principles of limited government, free markets and federalism. Comprised of nearly one-quarter of the country’s state legislators and stakeholders from across the policy spectrum Non-partisans who all happen to agree on a set a policy assumptions ALEC is currently lobbying against Federal money going to states to help budgets, that means they favor money in the pockets of the wealthy over social services for the many FedSoc does the same work for judges, claims to be non-partisan, just happen to all agree on political questions and judicial policies AFP is a tax exempt org that funnels undisclosed donors money into politics Corporations and conservatives got rid of funding for non-interested parties to have a say in the legislative process and made it a pay to play situation Money begets money and all under the guise of free speech
September 19, 2020
Show #53 Inclusionism: How to Kill Bill S2E2
James Felton Keith & Peter Willumsen are back from the campaign trail in NY-13 to talk about a new generation of advocates and political activism to make progressivism more equitable, ethical and inclusive.  Series 2: How to Kill Bill Episode 2: The actual bill, and committee process. 
September 11, 2020
Show #52 Inclusionism: How To Kill Bill S2E1
James Felton Keith & Peter Willumsen are back from the campaign trail in NY-13 to talk about and hopefully inspire a new generation of advocates to add political activism to their existing work. Series 2: How to Kill Bill Episode 1: The bill in pop culture
September 4, 2020
Show #51 Inclusionism: My So Called Campaign S1E7
Pre-recorded for WHCR 90.3 FM The Voice of Harlem. James Felton Keith & Peter Willumsen are back from the campaign trail in NY-13 to talk about and hopefully inspire a new generation of advocates to add political activism to their existing work. Series 1: My so-called campaign Episode 7: What does a winning progressive campaign look like? The Squad, successes and limitations, Katie Porter and Steve Bullock, how left can you go? DNC blacklists, DSA and Justice Dems. 
August 28, 2020
Show #50 Inclusionism: My So Called Campaign S1E6
Pre-recorded for WHCR 90.3 FM The Voice of Harlem. James Felton Keith & Peter Willumsen are back from the campaign trail in NY-13 to talk about and hopefully inspire a new generation of advocates to add political activism to their existing work. Series 1: My so-called campaign Episode 6: Democracy in a pandemic. Difficulties of ballot access, raising awareness a primary election is happening, demographics of the illness, impacts of convenience voting and electorate make-up, GOTC challenges.
August 19, 2020
Show #49 Inclusionism: My So Called Campaign S1E5
Pre-recorded for WHCR 90.3 FM The Voice of Harlem. James Felton Keith & Peter Willumsen are back from the campaign trail in NY-13 to talk about and hopefully inspire a new generation of advocates to add political activism to their existing work. Series 1: My so-called campaign Episode 5: Who are the voters? Who is registered, participating, excluded? VAN and VoteBuilder. Cost of new voters and lack of incentives. Methods for identifying voters and cost of consulting and services. Cultural differences in voting patterns.
August 14, 2020
Show #48 Inclusionism: My So Called Campaign S1E4
Pre-recorded for WHCR 90.3 FM The Voice of Harlem. James Felton Keith & Peter Willumsen are back from the campaign trail in NY-13 to talk about and hopefully inspire a new generation of advocates to add political activism to their existing work. Series 1: My so-called campaign Episode 4: Building a public persona... The role of media, earned and unearned, what are "legitimate" qualifications to run? Who are the kingmakers and opinion leaders within local, national, social media networks?
August 2, 2020
Show #47 Inclusionism: My So Called Campaign S1E3
Pre-recorded for WHCR 90.3 FM The Voice of Harlem. James Felton Keith & Peter Willumsen are back from the campaign trail in NY-13 to talk about and hopefully inspire a new generation of advocates to add political activism to their existing work. Series 1: My so-called campaign Episode 3: The political landscape today. Who is in it, what are the faction/coalitions? Iron law of institutions and incentives and dynamics. Who gets to challenge an incumbent? AOC v Crowley, Keith v Espaillat, differences and similarities.
July 24, 2020
Show #46 Inclusionism: My So Called Campaign S1E2
Pre-recorded for WHCR 90.3 FM The Voice of Harlem. James Felton Keith & Peter Willumsen are back from the campaign trail in NY-13 to talk about and hopefully inspire a new generation of advocates to add political activism to their existing work. Series 1: My so-called campaign Episode 2: First task of any campaign: raise money. What are the rules and protocols for fundraising? Where does political money come from and local vs outside money. Progressive causes, where can they look for cash? What legislation is on the books and what is in the pipeline on this?
July 19, 2020
Show #45 Inclusionism: My So Called Campaign S1E1
James Felton Keith & Peter Willumsen are back from the campaign trail in NY-13 to talk about and hopefully inspire a new generation of advocates to add political activism to their existing work.  Series 1: My so-called campaign Episode 1: How do you become a good neighbor? Can we go beyond ethnic and geographic community to craft a political community? You and I are both not from Harlem but how do we work to make it and ourselves better, while staying true the neighborhood's roots and experiences?
July 12, 2020
Show #44 Inclusionism with Steven Shafarman, Author of Our Future
JFK sits down with author of "Our Future: The Basic Income Plan for Peace, Justice, Liberty, Democracy, and Personal Dignity" Steven Shafarman is the program director of Basic Income Action,, a new nonprofit group in Washington D.C., and a life member of the Basic Income Earth Network,
June 11, 2020
Show #43 Inclusionism with Stan Altman of SAE NY
JFK sits down with Stan Altman, Board President, Science and Arts Engagement New York, Inc. A tireless innovator with vast knowledge across disciplines, Stan Altman has been a seminal figure in higher education both as an administrator and teacher. A former interim President of Baruch College, where he's currently Professor in the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, he has initiated interdisciplinary programs among branches of CUNY and the private sector. These innovative programs include the Baruch College-Rubin Museum of Art Project, the CUNY-IBM Watson competition and other experiential learning opportunities. They have connected technology, business social services and the arts with the goal of promoting student empowerment. Dr. Altman has been a strong background in technology and social systems emphasizing interdisciplinary collaborations. He is one of the co-founders of the Harlem Gallery of Science. He is currently a visiting Professor at the City College of New York. He graduated from City College in 1963 with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and earned an MS from Purdue University and a doctorate in systems science from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. Dr. Altman's early career involved research into the design of parallel computers, computer-based information systems and transportation systems. He was one of an early vanguard of professionals with strong applied mathematics and engineering backgrounds who applied their skills to the delivery of public services and in later years to the study of health systems. In the process, he developed a powerful cross-disciplinary approach to problem solving. Dr. Altman's expertise and areas of interest include strategic planning, improving the productivity of public services, nonprofit management, health policy and social entrepreneurship. He has served as a consultant to the RAND Corporation, the Institute for Defense Analysis, Citicorp and numerous New York City and non-profit agencies. Among his accomplishments was the development of Project MATCH, a building superintendent training program for New York City owned housing, and Project SCORECARD, a system for rating the cleanliness of New York City Streets. His career also demonstrates his commitment to service through his volunteer work both in New York City and in Southern India. He has created several for-profit and non-profit organizations, including Healing Hearts, a 501(c) that raises funds for a hospital and research center in India.
May 31, 2020
James Felton Keith on Data as Labor
While on quarantine with COVID19 James Felton Keith recorded some thoughts on how to fix the economic woes exploited by Coronavirus. He stated that we can establish more ownership stakes of the property in the economy, namely ownership of the data in the economy that he suggests creates. He suggests that giving people new property that can;t be taken away from them is a way to create a universal basic income, or an income structure via a universal ownership of the world's productivity.
April 8, 2020
Show #42 Inclusionism with Artist Keiko Sono on Andrew Yang's run
JFK sits down with Keiko Sono to talk about how it felt to be an Asian American and witness Andrew yang's campaign. Keiko Sono, an artist, turned permaculturist and universal basic income supporter. Keiko's work has "one fundamental goal: to connect us to the world—to other beings, the natural environment, or objects; in present, past or future; in absurdity, wit, or utter beauty." She uses visual media, video, and text to create events and projects that focus on connections. She and I get to speak about why she left art and how she fell back in love with it, the work that she’s currently doing to connect people to people and people to place, how permaculture principles now shape her life and something she's very passionate about, universal basic income. You can find all the details on her Catskill Waters Project including links to the Youtube channel and podcast here,
February 17, 2020
Show #41 Inclusionism with Money Hub NYC Founder Mohammed Faisal
JFK sits down with Mohammad Faisal. Founder of to talk about the state of adding entrepreneurship and confidence to the education system. Mohammed Faisal graduated class of 2016 from The City College of New York with a B.A. in Economics. His focus was on macroeconomics studies, social economics empowerment and strategic management. During college he became a Colin Powell Community Engagement fellow when his project plan for The Money Hub was chosen for implementation. After graduating, he continues to advance the mission of The Money Hub. He grew up in Queens, NY and holds the city close to his heart. His passion lies in his love for his family and friends, sports, technology, and the pursuit of knowledge. He envisions financial literacy becoming the trending topic to educate and improve the quality of life for many.
February 9, 2020
Show #40 Inclusionism with Author Minda Harts
JFK sits down with Minda Harts, author of The Memo: What Women of Color Need To Do To Secure A Seat At The Table. This book is a first of its kind of Black and Women of Color. Minda Harts is a well-connected, sought after speaker and thought-leader, frequently speaking on topics of Advancing Women of Color, Leadership, Equity, and Entrepreneurship. In 2018, Minda was named as one of 25 Emerging Innovators by American Express. Minda is an assistant professor of public service of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and the founder of The Memo LLC, a career development company for women of color. Secure The Seat is her weekly career podcast for women of color. Minda has been a featured speaker at Tedx Harlem, Bloomberg, Google, SXSW, Universities and Colleges, and various Corporations. Minda is the best-selling author of The Memo: What Women of Color Need To Know To Secure A Seat At The Table with Hachette Book Group; Seal Press (Available anywhere). Minda is accepting speaking engagements please contact her at
February 9, 2020
Show #39 Inclusionism with Entrepreneur Dele Atanda
JFK sits down with Dele Atanda – Entrepreneur, Innovator, Future Hacker to talk about both the value of data and data sovereignty. Dele Atanda is a serial entrepreneur and acclaimed digital visionary. He is CEO of metaMe, the world’s first Self-Sovereign AI and Clean Data Marketplace, and founder of The Internet.Foundation, an NGO dedicated to advancing the ethical use of data in commerce while establishing digital rights as an extension of human rights. Atanda is a celebrated innovator having led digital innovations for Fortune 100 companies that have become the gold standard for digital engagement within their sectors. Atanda has been a pioneering voice on the emergence of web 3.0 technologies, notably with his critically acclaimed book The Digitterian Tsunami: Web 3.0 and the Rise of the N.E.O Citizen published in 2013. He is an avid advocate of the potential of decentralized technologies to advance humanity while positively and dramatically transforming society.
January 27, 2020
Show #38 Inclusionism with IL State Rep. Lamont Robinson and Nathan Chen of RadicalxChange
JFK sat down with Nathan Chen and Rep. Lamont Robinson to talk about democratic voting structures. Nathan Chen is building Free Agency, where startup and tech talent are represented. He is also an organizer for RadicalxChange NYC. Previously, he helped manage the portfolio of startups at ConsenSys . Lamont J. Robinson Jr. is an American insurance agent, educator, and politician who is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives for the 5th district. The Chicago-based district includes all or parts of the Near North Side, Chicago Loop, Near South Side, Douglas, Grand Boulevard, and Greater Grand Crossing, the venture arm of ConsenSys.
January 23, 2020
Show #37 Inclusionism with Shawn D. Rochester author The Black Tax
JFK sat down with author and financial consultant Shawn Rochester on his book The Black Tax to discuss his methodology for creating a win-win by investing in Black Americans called PHD (Purchase, Hire, and Deposit) Black. This strategy is for all of Americans and so is the book. Bio: Financial Guru & Good Steward® Coach Shawn D Rochester is the CEO of Good Steward and a financial mentor and strategist to individuals and families striving to become legacy creators…those looking to become a Good Steward of their resources and put themselves in a position to leave an inheritance for their children’s children. Shawn teaches through Good Steward that having a strong personal financial management foundation is a critical component for developing strong families, communities and global competitiveness. Just a few years ago he transitioned from his esteemed full-time job as a seasoned corporate development and strategy executive within the private, public and nonprofit sectors, and turned his passion for people into a thriving enterprise as a speaker, financial coach and entrepreneur becoming CEO of Good Steward LLC. Now through Good Steward University®, he provides education, strategy, resources, and coaching to help individuals and families develop the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding necessary to: increase household cash flow to dramatically increase savings/investments, eliminate debt and maximize assets at retirement. Shawn’s 17-year career in finance has comprised of extensive strategic planning experience with global industry leading organizations that has taken him all over the world. He spent 6 years traveling extensively to 25 cities in 10 countries across Asia and Europe in pursuit of new organic and inorganic growth opportunities, executed over $500 million transactions in United States, China, Japan, Germany, Malaysia and Singapore over the last 10 years, and developed and managed a $20 million budget to accurately and effectively score 1.6 million assessments for the New York City Department of Education as the Associate Director of State Assessment . After spending decades helping some of the most admired fortune 500 companies achieve their strategic and financial goals, Shawn, along with his wife Delores founded Good Steward LLC to help Small Medium Sized Enterprises and Individuals strengthen their financial, strategic and operational capabilities. His nationally acclaimed financial course The Good Steward Financial Empowerment Series, which is the foundation of his coaching program, is taught online through Good Steward University and in churches, schools, non profits, empowerment conferences, and through groups. The sought after course is based on three pillars of stewardship, ownership and legacy, while also addressing the unique cultural and socioeconomic concerns of African Americans based on Shawn’s extensive and life-changing research on what he calls the “The Black Tax” ®. Shawn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Rochester, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from The Chicago Booth School of Business with a focus on Accounting, Finance & Entrepreneurship. He lives in Southbury CT with his wife and two children.
January 13, 2020
Show #36 Inclusionism BONUS from Phil & Friends show on WHCR 90.3 FM
This is a bonus episode. JFK sits down with Phil Anderson on his shoe "Phil & Friends" on WHCR 90.3 FM at 12 noon to talk politics, because his evening show. These are live excerpts from the show. Phil and Friends is a young, fresh, relevant show that deals with topics that matter to the Harlem community like gentrification, politics, relationships and Blacks in Corporate America. Guests come from all industries including Fashion, Music, Marketing, Law and Education.
January 13, 2020
Show #35 Inclusionism with Dr Cheryl Pahaham Urban Sociologist
JFK sits down with Dr Cheryl Pahaham Urban Sociologist and activist in the Inwood community's Northern Manhattan is NOt For $ale movement to talk about her building of a land trust and the recent legal battle that her org won against the City of New York's rezoning. Follow Cheryl Pahaham (pronounced PAM) on social media
January 6, 2020
Show #34 Inclusionism with Isiah James for US Congress in NY-9
JFK sits down with fellow US Congressional Candidate, Isiah James a Democratic Social running in NY-9. From his website I was born the son of two working-class parents. My father was a day laborer who immigrated to Brooklyn from the island of Jamaica. My mother was born in rural Mississippi, growing up in a sharecropping town at the height of racial segregation. My parents instilled in me a profound sense of determination and perseverance — but more importantly, a sense of unyielding responsibility to fight for what I believe in — values I carry with me to this day. I’m familiar with the struggles of working-class families because I’ve lived it, watching my parents work — day in and day out, to provide for me and my ten siblings. And though they surrounded us with an abundance of love, my parents often struggled - - facing the rising costs of groceries, housing and transportation - they still managed to send us to decent public schools and equip us with an education. ‍ From an early age I was aware that opportunities for Americans like me and my family were often limited, not because of a lack of potential or work ethic, but because of a broken system that extracted labor and resources from communities like mine, but seldom provided pathways to a better life.
December 16, 2019
Show #33 Inclusionism with Philosopher Helen Nissenbaum, author of Obfuscation
JFK sits down with Helen Nissenbaum, author of Obfuscation: A User's Guide for Privacy and Protest Helen Nissenbaum is a Professor at Cornell Tech and in the Information Science Department at Cornell University. Her research takes an ethical perspectives on policy, law, science, and engineering relating to information technology, computing, digital media and data science. Topics have included privacy, trust, accountability, security, and values in technology design. Her books include Obfuscation: A User's Guide for Privacy and Protest, with Finn Brunton (MIT Press, 2015) and Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life (Stanford, 2010). Grants from the NSF, AFOSR, and the U.S. DHHS-ONC have supported her work. Recipient of the 2014 Barwise Prize of the American Philosophical Association, Nissenbaum has contributed to privacy-enhancing software, including TrackMeNot and AdNauseam. Nissenbaum holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford University and a B.A. (Hons) in philosophy and mathematics from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
December 9, 2019
Show #32 Inclusionism with Irwin Garfinkel on Welfare and Basic Income
Dr. Irwin Garfinkel is a world-leading researcher on poverty and the welfare state and a go-to resource for policymakers interested in anti-poverty programs at all levels of government. --- Dr. Irwin Garfinkel is the Mitchell I. Ginsberg Professor of Contemporary Urban Problems, and co-founding director of the Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC). Of the 37 population research centers funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, CPRC is the only one to have been founded within a school of social work. Dr. Garfinkel is also co-founding director of the Center on Poverty and Social Policy (2014-present). Previously, Dr. Garfinkel served as the director of the Institute for Research on Poverty from 1975-1980, and the School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin from 1982-1984. From 1980-1990, he was the principal investigator of the Wisconsin Child Support Study. His research on child support and welfare influenced legislation in Wisconsin, other American states, the U.S. Congress, Great Britain, Australia, and Sweden. In 1998, in conjunction with his wife, Dr. Sara McLanahan of Princeton University, Dr. Garfinkel initiated the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. Nearly 5,000 children in 20 large American cities were enrolled in the study at birth and are now adolescents. Most recently, this study yielded findings that harsh parenting increased only at the beginning of the Great Recession. In 2012, in collaboration with Chris Wimer, Jane Waldfogel, and Julien Teitler he initiated the New York City Longitudinal Survey of Well-being, called the Poverty Tracker. A social worker and economist by training, Dr. Garfinkel’s book Wealth and Welfare States: Is America Laggard or Leader? (Oxford University Press, 2010) and paper “Welfare State Myths and Measurement” challenge widespread half-truths, such as that the American welfare state is small and has always been a laggard, and most important, that the welfare state undermines productivity. In all, he is the author of over 200 articles and 16 books or edited volumes on poverty, income transfers, program evaluation, single-parent families and child support, and the welfare state. Dr. Garfinkel holds a BA in History from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA in Social Work from the University of Chicago, and a PhD in Social Work and Economics from the University of Michigan.
December 2, 2019
Show #31 Inclusionism with Authors Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein
JFK sits down with the editors of Debates in Digital Humanities series ( Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein Matthew K. Gold is Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). At the Graduate Center, he holds teaching appointments in the Ph.D. Program in English, the M.A. Program in Liberal Studies (MALS), the M.A. Program in Digital Humanities, the M.S. Program in Data Analysis and Visualization, and the doctoral certificate programs in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy and American Studies. He is Director of the M.A. Program in Digital Humanities and the M.S. Program in Data Analysis and Visualization. He serves as Advisor to the Provost for Digital Initiatives, Director of the CUNY Academic Commons, Co-Director of the CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative, and Director of the GC Digital Scholarship Lab. Lauren Klein is an associate professor in the Departments of English and Quantitative Theory & Methods at Emory University. She received her A.B. from Harvard University and her Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Her research interests include digital humanities, data science, data studies, and early American literature. In 2017, she was named one of the “rising stars in digital humanities” by Inside Higher Ed. Klein is currently at work on two major projects: the first, Data by Design, is an interactive book on the history of data visualization. Awarded an NEH-Mellon Fellowship for Digital Publication, Data by Design emphasizes how the modern visualizing impulse emerged from a set of complex intellectually and politically-charged contexts in the United States and across the Atlantic. The second project, tentatively titled Vectors of Freedom, employs a range of quantitative methods in order to surface the otherwise invisible forms of labor, agency, and action involved in the abolitionist movement of the nineteenth-century United States. Klein is the author of An Archive of Taste: Race and Eating in the Early United States (University of Minnesota Press, 2020). This book shows how thinking about eating can help to tell new stories about the range of people, from the nation’s first presidents to their enslaved chefs, who worked to establish a cultural foundation for the United States. Klein is also the co-author (with Catherine D’Ignazio) of Data Feminism (MIT Press, 2020), a trade book that explores the intersection of feminist thinking and data science. With Matthew K. Gold, she edits Debates in the Digital Humanities (University of Minnesota Press), a hybrid print/digital publication stream that explores debates in the field as they emerge. The most recent book in this series is Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019. Before arriving at Emory, Klein taught in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech. She also directed the Digital Humanities Lab there. More information on her research and teaching can be found on her website:
November 25, 2019
Show #30 Inclusionism with Stephen Brier Author of Austerity Blues
JFK sits down with Author Stephen Brier about his latest book Austerity Blues for a candid conversation on money in the modern school system. Stephen Brier is Professor in the Urban Education PhD program and founder and coordinator (2002-17) of the Graduate Center’s Interactive Technology & Pedagogy certificate program. He teaches courses in the history of public education and his research interests include race, class, and ethnicity in U.S. labor and public education history (including the history of CUNY), the Digital Humanities, and the impact of digital technology on teaching and learning. Brier was the founding director of CUNY’s American Social History Project and co-wrote and co-produced its award-winning multimedia U.S. history curriculum, Who Built America? He is co-author (with Michael Fabricant) of Austerity Blues: Fighting for the Soul of Public Higher Education (John Hopkins Univ. Press, 2016), which explores the negative impact of neoliberal policies on public higher education systems since the 1980s. Brier is currently working on a major study of the fight for community control over New York City’s K-16 public education system in the 1960s.
November 18, 2019
Show #29 Inclusionism with David Pozen Author of Troubling Transparency
This week JFK sits down with David Pozen of Columbia Law about his book Troubling Transparency: The History and Future of Freedom of Information. He teaches and writes about constitutional law and information law, among other topics. For the 2017-2018 academic year, Pozen was the inaugural visiting scholar at the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. From 2010 to 2012, Pozen served as special advisor to Harold Hongju Koh at the Department of State. Previously, Pozen was a law clerk for Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court and for Judge Merrick B. Garland on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and a special assistant to Senator Edward M. Kennedy on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Pozen's scholarship has been discussed in the New Yorker, New York Times, Washington Post, Harper's, Politico, Salon, Slate, Time, American Scholar, and numerous other publications. In 2019, the American Law Institute named Pozen the recipient of its Early Career Scholars Medal, which is awarded every other year to "one or two outstanding early-career law professors whose work is relevant to public policy and has the potential to influence improvements in the law."
November 4, 2019
Show #28 Inclusionism with Benjamin Hett on The Death of Democracy
JFK sits down with Historian Ben Hett on his new book, pout in paperback, The Death of Democracy: Hitler's Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic. Benjamin Hett was born in Rochester, New York but grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, leaving him with a lifelong if mostly heartbreaking attachment to the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL. He earned a BA in Political Science and English Literature from the University of Alberta (1987) and then a J.D. from the University of Toronto (1990). Four years of legal practice – it felt like eight – convinced him to return to the University of Toronto for an MA in History (1995) before he moved on to Harvard for a Ph.D. (2001). For two years he taught in the History and Literature program at Harvard alongside advising graduate students at the Harvard Law School. In 2003 he joined the faculty of Hunter College and in 2006 that of the Graduate Center, CUNY. Hett’s work has gradually shifted from a focus on the theory and practice of criminal law in Germany, through the legacy of National Socialism in postwar Germany, to the Second World War on the Eastern front and the work of West German intelligence services in the 1950s. He is the author of three books (Death in the Tiergarten, 2004; Crossing Hitler, 2008; Burning the Reichstag, 2014) and a number of articles. Hett has been a recipient of the Hans Rosenberg Prize for the best article on German history by a North American scholar; the Fraenkel Prize from the Wiener Library in London; and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies.
October 28, 2019
Show #27 Inclusionism with Mickey Factz & Micah Brown on Neuroscience and Hip Hop
JFK sits down with rapper Mickey Factz & neuroscientist/rapper Micah Brown to talk about mapping the brain and culture as a result. Mickey Factz, is a world renowned freestyler and American hip hop recording artist from the Bronx borough of New York City. His Discography is Albums 2016: The Achievement 2018: The New Museum 2018: I Said Yo Mixtapes 2006: In Search Of N*E*R*D 2007: Flashback Vol.1: Back to the Future 2007: Heaven's Fallout 2008: The Leak Vol.1: The Understanding 2008: The Leak Vol.2: The Inspiration 2010: thedarkphoenix#ALPHA 2010: I'm Better Than You 2011: Heaven's Fallout: 4th Anniversary Re-Release 2011: Love.Lust.Lost 2012: Mickey MauSe 2012: #Y 2012: #Ynot 2014: 740 Park Ave 2014: Love.Lust.Lost.II 2015: Y3 Micah Brown is a native if London is the General Partner at Centiment Capital, an NYC based VC Fund. Centiment Capital is the only Venture Capital firm in the US to focus on investing in technical founders of color working on Deep Tech and Neuroscience business problems, leveraging its unique IP Syndication Financing Model, Valuation Artifical Intelligence tools and Mezzanine Financing Models to fund pre-seed and seed stage startups. Micah is also the CEO and Founder of Centiment, a Neurodata AI Company, and Filmfundr, which is AI driven Film Technology, which was acquired by Battery Park Entertainment in 2018. Micah has worked as a senior level technology consultant and manager within the insurance industry for Aon as well as in commercial, retail and investment banking at Barclays. Micah has also worked within media technology for Viacom and NBC and has a culminate 14 years of technology experience as an Engineer and C Level Executive. Micah pioneered Neurodata driven Artificial Intelligence, and the field he created, Neurosentiment, in as early as 2014, writing groundbreaking white papers and ultimately being the first person of color to commission a Neuroscience AI study with the Kansas University Medical Center and to gain investment from Sprint in American History. In 2019, Micah made history again by being the first POC in US history to win various awards at MIT for his work. Micah grew up in Catford, South London, raised by great parents despite many economic hardships. Micah received National Honors from Uxbridge College, and gained the opportunity due to his academic and work achievements to move to the US in 2013. Micah has done a great deal of charitable work also, working on the CCNY Codes initiative which saw 300 young people of color from CCNY gain roles at Amazon, Facebook and Google, for the first time in the colleges 113 year history.
October 28, 2019
Show #26 Inclusionism with Christopher Buccafusco Co-Author of Law & Happiness
This week, JFK talking about Law & Happiness with Christopher Buccafusco, Professor of Law and Director of the Intellectual Property & Information Law Program at Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. Professor Buccafusco's research employs empirical social science methods to test fundamental assumptions about how the intellectual property system functions. IP law attempts to affect people's creative behavior by offering them incentives to innovate, share, and use new works and inventions, but very little is known about whether these incentives actually work. Using novel creativity experiments, Professor Buccafusco's research has shown that creators often do not behave the way that IP law assumes they will. His studies have explored how different kinds of incentives affect creativity, how creators think about borrowing from others' efforts, and how creators assign value to their innovations. The results of these studies challenge important aspects of IP law, and they suggest opportunities for improving the legal system and creative economies. Professor Buccafusco has teamed up with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and colleagues at Northwestern University to co-host the fifth annual Workshop on Empirical Studies of Intellectual Property. Professor Buccafusco, David Schwartz, and the PTO's Chief Economists founded the workshop four years ago. The workshop allows researchers from around the world to present early stage empirical projects so they can receive feedback before they begin collecting data. This enables them to refine their ideas and methods and to improve the value of the resulting data. Prior to coming to Cardozo, Professor Buccafusco taught at Chicago-Kent College of Law. He won the SBA teaching award in his first year on the faculty, and he later won the university-wide teaching award. At Chicago-Kent, Professor Buccafusco co-founded the Center for Empirical Study of Intellectual Property.
October 14, 2019
Show #25 Inclusionism with Finn Brunton author of Digital Cash
JFK talks with Finn Brunton Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University on his latest book Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Technologists, and Utopians Who Created Cryptocurrency (Princeton, 2019) Finn Brunton is also the author of Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet (MIT Press, 2013), Obfuscation: A User’s Guide for Privacy and Protest with Helen Nissenbaum (MIT Press, 2015), Communication with Mercedes Bunz and Paula Bialski (University of Minnesota Press/Meson, 2019), and Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Technologists, and Utopians Who Created Cryptocurrency (Princeton University Press, 2019) along with numerous articles and papers.
October 6, 2019
Show #24 Inclusionism with Wendy O'Shields, Homelessness Activist
JFK talks homelessness with NYC activist Wendy O'Shields about her in homelessness with the City departments of NYC. I work as a Housing Advocate for the Homeless and Welfare Reform in the City of New York. My advocacy has improved the City of New York’s Department of Homeless Services treatment of shelter residents. My advocacy for Welfare Reform has lessened barriers for no to low-income people’s ability to access vital public benefits at the City of New York’s Human Resource Administration. My work is very much needed to insure that many New Yorkers rights are protected while Homeless or while in need of public benefits. I am working to increase affordable housing for no to middle-income housing stock in the City of New York! Building or renovating apartments is a beginning to house the growing Homeless population in New York City. I believe that developing mixed-use rental properties for New Yorkers with no to middle-income and having a portion of apartments for ownership an option to increase affordable housing in NYC. The CityFHEPS voucher, New York State and HUD housing programs, and private funding can be accessed as a means for funding and tenant rent. Please see our Press Release on the NYC Public Advocate's Department of Homeless Services Shelter Residents Transfers report on the steps at City Hall.
September 29, 2019
Show #23 Inclusionism with Mahaliel Bethea, Principal of Eagle Academy Harlem
This week, JFK talked education and policy with Principal Mahaliel Bethea of the famed boys school Eagle Academy @EAFNYC. Born and raised in the South Bronx, He began his teaching career by way of Teach for America in the very neighborhood he grew up in. Before transitioning into school leadership, Mr. Bethea founded and developed an award winning step team and a international travel abroad program, which provided opportunities for students to travel to Costa Rica, Japan, Peru, Spain and China. In addition to his work with student activities, he served as Grade Team Chair, History Department Head, School Leadership Team Member, Professional Development Team Member, Dean of Students and Dean of Instruction before founding his own school in 2013 Mr. Bethea now serves as the Founding Principal of the Eagle Academy for Young Men of Harlem. Eagle Harlem is a 6-12 public school unconditionally committed to the development of young men committed to the pursuit of academic excellence, strong character and responsible leadership.
September 23, 2019
Show #22 Inclusionism with Kaliya Young, Author of Domains of Identity
Kaliya Young (formerly Hamlin) is an expert in self-sovereign identity and identity on the blockchain. She is the co-author of a Comprehensive guide to Self-Sovereign Identity and is widely known as Identity Woman (its also the name of her blog and her twitter handle). She is committed her life to the development of an open standards based layer of the internet that empowers people. Community Builder In 2005, Young co-founded the Internet Identity Workshop with Doc Searls and Phil Windley. Five years later she founded the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium to catalyze a network of companies working to give individuals the tools to collect, manage and gain value from their own personal data generated actively and passively as they interact with all kinds of digital systems. In 2016 she began the Identity Ecosystem Map project and collaborating in leading its development. She consults with and advises companies seeking to develop products in this ecosystem. She is the co-founder with Shireen Mitchel of HumanFirst.Tech a project focused the needs of diverse communities and building an inclusive industry. Young has been named one of the most influential women in tech by Fast Company Magazine. She has presented keynotes to the MyData, Identiverse and Gartner’s Identity and Access Management Summit in London. She has spoken at, the K(no)w Identity conference, EMMA’s IEES conference, DWeb Summit, European Identity Conference, Gnomedex, Data Week, Privacy Identity and Innovation, NIST’s IDTrust Conference, SXSW and BlogHer. She has been quoted in a range of media including the New York Times, MIT Technology Review, Business Week, and ReadWriteWeb. Institutional Liaison Young has worked directly with the US Government (NSTIC & DHS S&T) and the Government of British Columbia, and in 2012 she was honored by the World Economic Forum. She was an active contributor to the WEF Rethinking Personal Data Project for its duration 2010-2014. She in the first cohort to graduate from a Masters of Science in Identity Management and Security from the University of Texas at Austin in December 2017. Her masters report, Domains of Identity, is a comprehensive framework explaining all the domains of identity where individuals personal data ends up in databases. She was elected in August 2012 to the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) Identity Ecosystem Steering Committee, Management Council as the Consumer Advocate delegate. She is currently active on a range of industry groups a list of industry affiliations is here . Privacy Advocate Kaliya identifies as a nymwarrior because she was personally affected by Google’s insistence she use her real name as the headline on her profile along with others fighting for the right to have different, unlinked persona’s, different identifiers for different contexts online. Kaliya’s firm, specializes in designing and facilitating unconferences for a variety of technical communities world wide. In 2007 she founded the well known ‘She’s Geeky‘ women’s only technology Unconfernece (hosting 10 to date). She is a co-leader of Digital Death Day an unconfernece considering the issues surrounding the digital afterlife including what happens to your data after you die (two a year in 2010, 2011 on each side of the Atlantic). Awards Best Paper ID360 Conference, 2013 for A Field Guide to Internet Trust Models World Economic Forum, Young Global Leader 2012. Kaliya Hamlin tackles our online identities in San Jose Mercury News 03/06/2012 Fast Company Magazine, Most Influential Women in Technology 2009 Digital Identity World Award 2006 for “behind the scenes” work on IIW and the Identity Gang. Gold Medal, Canadian Women’s National Water Polo Team, Pan-American Games 1999 UC Berkeley Women’s Water Polo Team, 2nd in the country 1996, 1997, 1998
September 16, 2019
Show #21 Inclusionism with Andy Stern, President Emeritus SEIU
Andy Stern, retired in 2010 and is now President Emeritus of the 2.2-million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the largest union of health care, doctors, nurses, janitors, security officers, child care, home care, hospital, and state workers. SEIU grew by more than 1.2 million workers during his tenure, raised the nation’s largest political action fund, led the efforts to pass Obamacare, and turned thousands of traditionally underpaid service work into jobs that can help support a family. Called a "courageous, visionary leader who charted a bold new course for American unionism," Mr. Stern has been featured on 60 Minutes, CNN and on the covers of the New York Times Magazine, Fortune, Business Week, as well as being named the Fox Power Player of the Week. Mr. Stern was a Presidential Appointee on the Simpson-Bowles Commission and is now a Senior Fellow at The Economic Security Project and Chair of the Board of the Broad Center. His first book A Country That Works was published in 2005, and his second book published in 2015----Raising the Floor: How a Universal Basic Income Can Renew Our Economy and Restore the American Dream highlights the threat to work and workers of rapidly advancing technological change, and explains how a universal basic income is a real solution.
September 16, 2019
Show #20 Inclusionism with Dan Hogle of the Black Institute
Dan Hogle ( of the Black Institute ( Dan Hogle was born in Syracuse New York. Parents both worked in mental health field. After attending SUNY OSWEGO where he studied mass communication and political science he began working in local politics. The first campaign was in 2012 as a canvasser going door to door to oust a tea party republican. A few years later he moved to New York City where for the better part of 4 years he worked as a state senate staffer and occasional political field work. He spent most of 2018 campaigning for candidates up and down the ballot. For the past 9 months he has worked as a campaign organizer for the Black Institute. (A think tank that takes action, founded by Bertha Lewis). Most of that time has been focused on the movement to legalize marijuana in New York State and looking at the progress still to be made in the upcoming session.
September 9, 2019
Show #19 Inclusionism with Steven Schwartz, VP of Strategy of Cytegic the global InsurTech
JFK talked with Steven Schwartz (@TheCyberSteve) a Top Insurance & Cyber Industry influencer speaks on the role of regulation in cyber resilience. Steven Schwartz is the VP of Strategy and Insurance at Cytegic, quantifying cyber risk across the entire insurance and risk value chain. Mr. Schwartz was most recently a Managing Director at CEO Quest, working with venture capital funds coaching tech-company CEOs towards accelerated company growth within the insurance industry. Recognized as an innovation leader in the fields of risk management and cybersecurity, Mr. Schwartz is a Co-Founder of The Data Union and previously founded GCC, a firm providing strategic advisory support to companies managing their risk profiles. Mr. Schwartz was the SVP of Business Development & Senior Managing Consultant at UIC, Inc., where he personally managed and negotiated the risk management & insurance programs for F2000 entities paying in excess of $50M in Annual Premium across 40 countries. Mr. Schwartz began his career as the 20th employee as a Data QA Engineer at healthcare analytics start-up, TreoSolutions, through the company’s nine-figure exit five years later as a Senior Data Analyst with 180 employees.
September 1, 2019
Show #18 Inclusionism with Kunal Sood of xFellows
JFK is Talking about how to build a process to cultivate more leaders in these autonomous technological times with Kunal Sood of xFellows. ( ( Kunal Sood is an internationally renowned social entrepreneur, impact investor and curator of the future, who curates extraordinary experiences including NOVUS and TEDx at the United Nations. Kunal recently launched SDG Moonshots an initiative that frames the UN Global Goals as humanity’s ultimate Moonshot while celebrating the 50th anniversary of man landing on the Moon. He serves as the New York Chapter Ambassador at Singularity University and as a Global Ambassador for Open ExO and as A Peace Ambasador for the Nonviolence Project. As founder of NOVUS and CXO of X Fellows, Kunal is focused on positively disrupting the human experience by designing transformational experiences and creating the network of networks that unites a league of extraordinary citizens that make the impossible possible on earth. He is a TED Resident and Tribeca Disruptor Foundation Honoree and Fellow. Kunal is an avid public speaker having spoken at the UN, Aspen Institute, Forbes, TED, SXSW, SingularityU and the White House. He serves on the advisory boards of Forbes Impact, Edcast and
August 26, 2019
Show #17 Inclusionism with Professor Olivier Sylvain w/ special guest Alex Howlett
Discussing local Harlem internet infrastructure "as a commons" with Professor Olivier Sylvain and data as both a catalyst and danger to humanity and our economic future with special guest from Boston Basic Income, Alex Howlett Olivier ( ) Alex ( ) Olivier Sylvain is a Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law. His academic interests are chiefly in information and communications law and policy. He has written a variety of law review articles, symposium pieces, essays, policy papers, news articles, op-eds, and blog posts on current controversies in communications policy, online intermediary liability, privacy, and copyright. Olivier has been on the local NPR station and an invited speaker at universities and conferences around the world. He is part of a team of legal scholars, research engineers, and social entrepreneurs to whom the National Science Foundation in fall 2017 awarded a three-year one-million-dollar grant to prototype an "edge-cloud" network that is to be owned and operated as a “common pool resource” for Harlem residents. At Fordham, Olivier teaches Legislation & Regulation, Administrative Law, Information Law, and information law related courses. He is the Director of the McGannon Center for Communications Research. He is also affiliated with the Center for Law and Information Policy and the Center on Race, Law, and Justice. Before entering academia, Olivier was a Karpatkin Fellow in the National Legal Office of the American Civil Liberties Union in New York City and a litigation associate at Jenner & Block, LLC, in Washington, D.C. He is on the board of directors for the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union and teaches a class on modern American literature for local incarcerated men.
August 19, 2019
Show #16 Inclusionism with Akin Sawyerr on What Money Is
A continuation of our last conversation about the use of banking resources in Africa, this episode with Akin explores the question" what is money"? Akin Sawyerr is the Managing Director of Feleman, a Team Lead at Decred, an investments and consulting firm focused on payments systems, remittances, and blockchain solutions to catalyze growth in emerging markets. Akin is also the co-founder of RocRemit, a blockchain remittance company, and is a director of Splash Mobile Money, a mobile payments company in Sierra Leone. Akin is a fount of knowledge on mobile money and payments in Sub-Saharan Africa. We chatted about his early involvement in Splash, why blockchain will revolutionize remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the changing profile of the successful African startup founder. Without further ado, here’s my conversation with Akin Sawyerr. You can connect with him on Twitter or on LinkedIn
August 19, 2019
Show #15 Inclusionism with Prof. H. Shellae Versey on the Psychology & Culture of Harlem
H. Shellae Versey, PhD is a psychologist at Wesleyan University, Her research focuses on health, the life course, work, place, social change and intersections between gender and race. She is also interested in expressions of giving, activism and community involvement. Shellae is currently working on a spatial mapping project for changing neighborhoods and exploring the dynamics of social trends in cities. More on her work at
July 28, 2019
Show #14 Inclusionism with Prof. Shiela Foster & Prof. Suresh Naidu
This week we will talk to two guests; law professor Shiela Foster ( what she calls the "Co-City" and economics professor Suresh Naidu ( about what he calls "economics after neoliberalism" . Bios Sheila R. Foster is a Professor of Law and Public Policy (joint appointment with the McCourt School). Prior to joining Georgetown, she was a University Professor and the Albert A. Walsh Professor of Real Estate, Land Use and Property Law at Fordham University. She also co-directed the Fordham Urban Law Center and was a founder of the Fordham University Urban Consortium. She served as Associate Dean and then Vice Dean at Fordham Law School from 2008-2014. Prior to joining Fordham, she was a Professor of Law at the Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey. Professor Foster writes in the areas of environmental law and justice, urban land use law and policy, and state and local government. Her most recent work explores questions of urban law and governance through the lens of the “commons” exemplified by her article The City as a Commons, Yale Law and Policy Review (2016) and forthcoming MIT Press Book, The Co-City. Professor Foster has been involved on many levels with urban policy. She currently is the chair of the advisory committee of the Global Parliament of Mayors, a member of the Aspen Institute’s Urban Innovation Working Group, an advisory board member of the Marron Institute for Urban Management at NYU, and sits on the New York City Panel on Climate Change.As co-director with Christian Iaione of the Laboratory for the Governance of the Commons (LabGov), she is currently engaged in the “Co-Cities Project,” an applied research project on public policies and local projects from over 100 cities around the world. Publications: The Co-City: Collective Governance, Urban Commons and Experiments In Social and Economic Pooling (with Christian Iaione) (forthcoming) --- Suresh Naidu teaches economics, political economy and development. Naidu previously served as a Harvard Academy Junior Scholar at Harvard University, and as an instructor in economics and political economy at the University of California, Berkeley. Naidu holds a BMath from University of Waterloo, an MA in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Publications: “Recruitment Restrictions and Labor Markets: Evidence from the Post-Bellum U.S. South,” Journal of Labor Economics. “Intergenerational Wealth Transmission and the Dynamics of Inequality in Small-Scale Societies” with Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, Samuel Bowles, Tom Hertz, Adrian Bell, Jan Beise, Greg Clark, Ila Fazzio, Michael Gurven, Kim , Paul L. Hooper, William Irons, Hillard Kaplan, Donna Leonetti, Bobbi Low, Frank Marlowe, Richard McElreath, Suresh Naidu, David Nolin, Patrizio Piraino, Rob Quinlan, Eric Schniter, Rebecca Sear, Mary Shenk, Eric Alden Smith, Christopher von Rueden, and Polly Wiessner. Science Vol. 326. No. 5953 (October 30, 2009.) pp 682-688. “Occupational Choices: The Economic Determinants of Land Invasions” with Danny Hidalgo, Simeon Nichter, and Neal Richardson, Review of Economics and Statistics. “The Economic Impacts of a Citywide Minimum Wage” with Arin Dube and Michael Reich. Industrial and Labor Relations Review Vol. 60, No. 4 (July 2007), pp. 522-543.
July 21, 2019
Show #13 Inclusionism with Richard Winchester a Professor of Tax Law at Seton Hall
Richard Winchester is a national authority on small business and federal employment tax policy. His articles have appeared in numerous academic journals, includingStanford Law & Policy Review, Mississippi Law Journal and Nevada Law Journal. In addition, Congressional Reports on tax matters frequently cite his work, giving him an influential voice in contemporary policy debates. He spent most of 2012 in Tunisia as a Fulbright Scholar teaching Financing International Trade at the University of Carthage. His work in the employment tax field earned him admission to the National Academy of Social Insurance in 2010. Before entering legal education, Professor Winchester spent ten years as a corporate tax planner, helping privately owned and publicly-traded companies structure their business operations and financial transactions. He ended his time in practice as an international tax attorney in the national tax office of PWC, where he advised both U.S. firms investing abroad and foreign firms investing in the U.S. He began his legal career as a law clerk for Chief Justice Robert N.C. Nix, Jr. of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Professor Winchester is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review. He holds a B.A. from Princeton University in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
July 14, 2019
Show #12 Inclusionism with Karen Prater Jasmine at National Org for Minority Architects
This week JFK is interviewing Karen Prater Jasmine, Managing Director of the National Organization for Minority Architects (NOMA). NOMA, which thrives only when voluntary members contribute their time and resources, has as its mission the building of a strong national organization, strong chapters and strong members for the purpose of minimizing the effect of racism in our profession. Strength in NOMA is built through unity in the cause that created the organization. Our impact is felt when our organization wrestles with the dilemmas that face this nation, particularly as they affect our profession. There is strength in numbers. By increasing the number of people in this organization, we add strength to the voice with which we can speak against apathy, bigotry, intolerance and ignorance; against abuse of the natural environment; and for the un-empowered, the marginalized and the disenfranchised. By building a strong organization, we develop a showcase for the excellence and creativity which have been ignored for so long. Through our publications and conferences, we are able to inform the world that minority professionals have the talent and capabilities to perform in design and construction with any other group. By building strong chapters of design professionals whose sensibilities and interests include promotion of urban communities, we are able to respond to the concerns that affect marginalized communities and people. Our goals are to increase the level of participation in the social, political and economic benefits afforded the citizens of this nation and to tear down the barriers that make full participation unattainable. Chapters give members a base from which to be involved in politics, to visit schools and reach out to children, to conduct community and civic forums and to responsibly practice in our professional capacities.
July 14, 2019
Show #11 Inclusionism with Activists from Urban Justice Center, Pressenza, and Basic Income Action
Activists from across the spectrum of Universal Basic Income in New York to talk about the upcoming Basic Income March, Diane Pagen of Basic Income Action Basic Income Action is an organization with chapters across the United States. Our mission is to win a basic income for all by educating and organizing people to take action. We envision a world where basic economic security is guaranteed, and everyone has enough money to live with dignity. We envision a society that is truly committed to the American ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness — with a government that provides everyone with the basic income we need to ensure these rights. We aim to extend and advance the successful efforts of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network, USBIG, which was founded in December 1999. We also work closely with the Basic Income Earth Network, BIEN. David Andersson From the NY Office of Pressenza Pressenza is a space open to the expression of the social base. We endorse a universalist humanist perspective and actively promote cooperation agreements and partnerships with other agencies, as well as reciprocal links with portals, platforms, news and communications media of specific communities and cultures. Pressenza is part of an extensive network of new media that achieves global reach for local proposals while they are supplied information with the material provided by the agency. Pressenza consists of volunteers with extensive experience in communication, social activism, cultural and academic fields. The agency is independent from any economic interest, the basic condition for its autonomy. We are columnists, reporters, photographers, graphic designers, videographers and translators on five continents who contribute our professional work without financial compensation. Maria Teresa of Urban Justice Center's The Safety Net Project advocates for safe and secure housing and fundamental resources like food and cash assistance for underserved and marginalized communities in New York City. We combine legal services, policy advocacy, new media campaigns, and community organizing to advance the movement for economic justice.
July 4, 2019
Show #10 Inclusionism with Jodie Patterson Author of The Bold World
I'll just call Jodie "A Mother", and there is so much more to that! Check out her website where she writes: I’m an author, a mother of five and an active LGBTQAI advocate who has been recognized for my activism by Hillary Clinton, GLAAD, Family Circle magazine, Cosmopolitan magazine, Yahoo, Refinery29, and numerous other outlets. I’m a regular speaker at national and international conferences on a variety of topics including identity, business, parenting and gender. In 2017 I gave a TEDx Talk in Germany entitled, Gender is Obsolete. I hold the position of Board Director with the Human Rights Campaign, and work closely with HRC’s Parents for Transgender Equality Council. I also sit on the Advisory Board of the Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project, where I advise on strategic partnerships and overall goals for the organization. As well, I sit on the advisory teams of both Mount Sinai’s transgender health center and Community of Unity, a not-for-profit that provides Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programs for underserved kids in NYC public schools. Professionally, I’m a recognized entrepreneur and distinctive voice within the beauty industry, having co-founded two companies, Doobop—an online beauty marketplace catered to women of color—and Georgia by Jodie Patterson—an all-natural line of skin care. Both brands have garnered wide media attention over the years. “I’m just crazy about this new website,” said Oprah Winfrey when Doobop launched in 2014. My brands have appeared in almost every major mainstream publication, including the New York Times, Glamour, Vogue, Japanese Vogue, Teen Vogue, More, Essence, Ebony, Uptown, and Domino. In 2014, Cosmopolitan awarded me Beauty Skin Expert of the Year. Before entering the beauty industry, I served as Director of PR for fashion designer Zac Posen, where I oversaw press outreach, public appearances, speech writing, and Fashion Week management for the designer. For a number of years, I ran my own boutique PR agency, working closely with formidable brands like Nike, Virgin Records, Sean John, and Lincoln Center. I’m also the co-owner of the acclaimed Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater and helped develop the marketing and promotion strategy for its groundbreaking launch. In 2017 I was appointed by the United Nations as a Champion of Change for my advocacy. In 2012, I was honored to be chosen as one of Dell Computers’ “Dell Inspire 100”—a select group of world changers in the fields of entrepreneurship, philanthropy, education and media. Also on my resume: I’m a former circus acrobat who performed with the Big Apple Circus. I live in Brooklyn, New York, where I raise my children with love, education, and family solidarity.
June 23, 2019
Show #9 Inclusionism with Akin Sawyerr on African Blockchain, Crypto & Entrepreneurship
Akin Sawyerr is the Managing Director of Feleman, a Team Lead at Decred, an investments and consulting firm focused on payments systems, remittances, and blockchain solutions to catalyze growth in emerging markets. Akin is also the co-founder of RocRemit, a blockchain remittance company, and is a director of Splash Mobile Money, a mobile payments company in Sierra Leone. Akin is a fount of knowledge on mobile money and payments in Sub-Saharan Africa. We chatted about his early involvement in Splash, why blockchain will revolutionize remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the changing profile of the successful African startup founder. Without further ado, here’s my conversation with Akin Sawyerr. You can connect with him on Twitter or on LinkedIn
June 16, 2019
Show #8 Inclusionism with Katharina Pistor author of The Code of Capital
Katharina Pistor is the Edwin B. Parker Professor of Comparative Law and director of the Center on Global Legal Transformation at Columbia Law School. She is the coauthor of Law and Capitalism: What Corporate Crises Reveal about Legal Systems and Economic Development around the World and the coeditor of Governing Access to Essential Resources. She lives in New York City. #TheCodeOfCapital is... A compelling explanation of how the law shapes the distribution of wealth Capital is the defining feature of modern economies, yet most people have no idea where it actually comes from. What is it, exactly, that transforms mere wealth into an asset that automatically creates more wealth? The Code of Capital explains how capital is created behind closed doors in the offices of private attorneys, and why this little-known fact is one of the biggest reasons for the widening wealth gap between the holders of capital and everybody else. In this revealing book, Katharina Pistor argues that the law selectively “codes” certain assets, endowing them with the capacity to protect and produce private wealth. With the right legal coding, any object, claim, or idea can be turned into capital—and lawyers are the keepers of the code. Pistor describes how they pick and choose among different legal systems and legal devices for the ones that best serve their clients’ needs, and how techniques that were first perfected centuries ago to code landholdings as capital are being used today to code stocks, bonds, ideas, and even expectations—assets that exist only in law. A powerful new way of thinking about one of the most pernicious problems of our time, The Code of Capital explores the different ways that debt, complex financial products, and other assets are coded to give financial advantage to their holders. This provocative book paints a troubling portrait of the pervasive global nature of the code, the people who shape it, and the governments that enforce it. Her book can be purchased at the link below or wherever you like to buy books.
June 11, 2019
Show #7 Inclusionism with Black & Latino LGBTQ Coalition with Carmen Neely & Dr John Martin Green
This week we invite The Black & Latino LGBTQ Coalition of New York to talk about the state of Queer and Same Gender Loving (SGL) People of Color. The New York Coalition is the largest coalition of its type in the world with nearly 30 different organizations in some form of coordination. Guests: represent at least 3 of the groups in the coalition. Carmen Neely Co Founder & President of HarlemPride ( Pat Martin & Paulette Thomas-Martin Founders of Harlem YES John Martin Green John-Martin Green, Ed.D is Founder and Executive Director of The Gatekeeper's Collective (TGC), (, a resiliency enhancement network of same gender loving (SGL) African descended men which works to facilitate identity reformation, empowerment, health promotion and wellness. As Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Blackberry Productions Documentary Theatre Company,John-Martin develops and produces theater that sheds light on issues impacting our communities, and creates forums for a multiplicity of voices and perspectives in solutions-focused reflection. As an educator, he was a co-founder and co-director over a decade, of Changing Scenes, an OBIEAwardwinning arts-based crisis intervention program for juvenile offenders. There he created a theatre workshop wherein participants explored their relationship to issues of human needs, power, control, self-concept, personal responsibility and societal expectations. Currently, Dr. Green teaches community health and interpersonal relations at Hostos College, of the City University of New York, and has taught theatre at New School University, Brooklyn College, and SUNYcampuses at Old Westburyand Nassau Community College. Directing credits include: "The Rootwoman" by Michael Bradford at Harlem Stage, "Three Sisters," "Willie’s Cut & Shine," and "A Different Flava" at Ensemble Studio Theatre, "The Hand that Slapped Kate" at Bay Street Theatre and "Spiritual Journey" at the Apollo Theatre.
June 2, 2019
Show #6 Inclusionism with Basic Income NYC, Diane Pagen, Jude Thomas & Michael Lewis
Special Guests: Prof. Michael Lewis & visiting student Wei Tu Basic Income NYC is group of residents of the greater New York City area dedicated to the promotion and implementation of Universal Basic Income at the federal, state, and local levels. They host informative meetings, social nights, planning sessions, sit on panel discussions, and attend basic income and anti-poverty events in the region. Basic Income NYC was founded in 2015 and is composed of writers, social workers, artists, anti-poverty advocates, academics, and professionals from all walks of life. === Diane R. Pagen has been a social worker for New York City and a social policy analyst for fourteen years. Born and raised in Queens, New York, she received her BA in languages from the Universidad de Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras. Thanks to four years in Puerto Rico and one in Spain, she is fluent in Spanish. After six years in the workforce, she went back to school and got an MSW from Fordham University. During that time, she was privileged to be mentored by and work with welfare expert and activist Theresa Funiciello from 2000 to 2008, where they worked on activism to get the Child Tax Credit made refundable starting at $0. Diane is a co-founding member of Basic Income Action and Basic Income NYC and working to build the Universal Basic Income movement with other committed people. She writes about poverty and her experiences in social work and society, and makes presentations about the diversion of welfare block grants away from low-income people, and is meeting with people who are interested in stopping the systematic dismantling of the U.S. safety net. Diane is working on a chapter for a forthcoming book, Political Activism and a Basic Income Guarantee, which is being edited by Larry Liu and Richard Caputo of Yeshiva University and will be published in 2021. One of her presentations on welfare block grants is available at === Jude Thomas is a composer and performer living in Brooklyn. In addition to working as a freelance musician, and holding a regular day job to pay most of his bills, he is President of Composers Collective, a group of NYC-based composers that pools their resources to self-produce concerts of new music. Jude has been active with Basic Income NYC since its founding in late 2015. He is interested in the potential impacts of UBI on artists and art production, and advocates for UBI as a policy which creates more equity between employers and employees, radically combats poverty, and encourages human freedom.
June 1, 2019
Show #5 Inclusionism with Guest Hawk Newsome, Chairman of Black Lives Matter of Greater NY
HAWK NEWSOME is an activist at the forefront of the New Civil Rights Movement and former County Committee Member of New York’s District 79. He has dedicated his adult life to the betterment of his community & our nation as a whole. The Bronx native was raised in a devout Christian household. As a youth, Hawk succumbed to the temptations of his environment and dropped out of high school. With the love and support of his family, mentors and athletic ability he was able to push forward and obtain a GED, Bachelors of Science, and law degree. ​ After graduating from Concordia College, Hawk worked for the Honorable Robert T. Johnson at the Bronx County Office of the District Attorney, as a paralegal assisting Assistant District Attorney’s to prosecute crime. Hawk was then promoted to the position of Special Projects Coordinator. As the DA’s liaison to the community, he worked with N.Y.C.H.A tenants’ associations and social service organizations throughout the Bronx. In his spare time, he organized drives to send medical supplies to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. ​ Hawk joined Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP as a project manager overseeing efforts inthe law firm’s 22 national and international offices. During this period, Hawk founded the Bronx Sharks an athletic club that has sent numerous risk youths to college on scholarship. Hawk went on to follow his childhood dream of attending law school. Hawk attended the prestigious Howard University Law School in Washington, DC. and completed his Jurist Doctorate at Touro Law School in Long Island, NY. After which he ran for City Council for the Bronx district where he grew up. ​ Throughout his life Hawk has engaged in protests and activities to combat injustice. Over the past few years, he has worked tirelessly leading protests and seeking justice for the families of those slain by overzealous police officers. In 2013, Hawk joined the Justice League NYC and has engaged in their national campaign to fix the broken criminal justice system. Hawk’s parents actually met at a civil rights rally in the 1960’s, so you can say that he was born into this fight. Hawk is the single parent to his thirteen-year-old autistic son, whom he loves dearly. Hawk loves his family, he loves his people, and he has pledged his life to bringing justice to this unjust system.
May 15, 2019
Show #4 Inclusionism with CEO @Motivote & Sunrise Movement @Columbia
This week JFK interviews Jess Riegel, CEO of a voting web application that enhances the experience of voting that is increasing inclusion of voters, especially Millennials. He is also interviewing the leaders of the Sunrise Movement that produced the Green New Deal, from their local Columbia University "hub". They are Naomi Hollard, Elizabeth, and Kevin Wei.
May 2, 2019
Show #3 Inclusionism with Prof David Eisenbach on Democratization
David Eisenbach PhD teaches presidential history at Columbia University. He is an award winning author of three books including The Kingmakers: How the Media Threatens Our Security and Our Democracy and his latest One Nation Under Sex: How the Private Lives of Presidents, First Ladies and Their Lovers Changed the Course of American History. He was the host, writer and producer of the History Channel show 10 Things You Don't Know About and was a candidate for The Public Advocate of NYC.
May 2, 2019
Show #2 Inclusionism with Prof. David Carroll on Data Rights
An associate professor of media design at Parsons teaching at the intersections of politics, policy, journalism, advertising, and algorithms, David is known for challenging Cambridge Analytica under UK Data Protection law for illegal political profiling. He appears in an upcoming feature documentary titled The Great Hack on Netflix that premiered at Sundance 2019. He has appeared before parliamentary committees in the EU, UK, and Canada and has written for WIRED, The Guardian, Motherboard, Boston Review and others.
April 8, 2019
Show #1 Inclusonism with Albert Fox Cahn of
A conversation on local digital human rights with Albert Fox Cahn of the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (STOP). He is S.T.O.P.’s founder and executive director. Mr. Cahn previously served as CAIR–NY’s inaugural Legal Director and as an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. More information his work at
April 1, 2019
Inclusionism Promo 1
Inclusionism radio promo for the WHCR 90.3 radio shows on Sunday's 5:30-6:30 in Harlem, Manhattan.
March 27, 2019
Inclusionism Busy - 000
Test track 1 for Inclusionism podcast
February 11, 2019