Episode 25

Published on:

21st Feb 2024

My Dad Was a White Slave and Other Fun Stories

Buckle your seatbelts. This is a wild one as we entertain a few listener-submitted stories that tie together in a disturbing theme.

Opening Banter (00:00)

Introduction (01:02)

  • Trump hawks $399 branded shoes at ‘Sneaker Con,’ a day after a $355 million ruling against him (AP)
  • Trumped getting booed at Philadelphia Sneaker Con (Twitter)
  • We're now on Mastodon!
  • Embark DNA testing for dogs
  • They oversee SC charter schools. Why are Charter Institute’s leaders planning schools in TN? (The State)

On the Campaign Trail (08:52)

  • The Story of an Iconic Obama Campaign Chant, Animated (The Atlantic)

How to bring doctors to rural SC (24:16)

  • Erasing medical school debt floated as way to lure doctors to rural SC (SC Gazette)
  • As reforms open health care floodgates in SC, rural areas remain parched (Post & Courier)
  • Upstate hospital moves labor and delivery due to OB/GYN shortage (Fox Carolina)
  • South Carolina Office of Rural Health (scorh.net)

My Dad was a white slave (34:37)

  • My Dad Was a White Slave, Kentucky Republican Tells NAACP (Mother Jones)
  • Kanye West says slavery was all in their mind (TMZ)
  • Ron DeSantis says slaves parleyed their skills to move on up (African Dispora News Channel)
  • Nikki Haley says Civil War was about everything but slavery (Guardian News)

South Carolina wants to ban DEI (44:15)

  • Lowcountry parents battle diversity, equity and inclusion ban within schools (Live5 WCSC)
  • SC H.4663 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (StateHouse.gov)

Nazis march in Tennessee (53:24)

  • Lawmakers react to group of ‘Nazis’ marching through downtown Nashville (WKRN)
  • Blood Tribe (ADL)

Closing (1:02:50)

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Black White and Blue in the South
Discussing Democratic Politics... with a Southern Flair
Welcome to "Black White and Blue in the South," the dynamic podcast that unites two progressive Democrats with distinct perspectives on the pressing issues of our time. Join hosts, Dr. Jumelle Brooks and Bill Kimler, as they engage in candid conversations about politics, society, and the pursuit of a more equitable future.

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Barrett Gruber

A transplant from Atlanta to Columbia; Barrett has been using his voice and quick whit to entertain for decades. Starting out in Radio and Television in the late 20th century, Barrett finds himself entertaining again in the 21st Century via a media that's easily paused.