This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Reggie Williams, former NFL linebacker, NCAA Football Hall of Famer, Cincinnati City Council member and co-autor of Resilent By Nature: Reflections From A Life Of Winning On And Off The Football Field.
This week on The Breaks:
- Confucius and Fresh honor the memory of Chadwick Boseman and explain why his life and work made such an impact on them — especially his portrayal of Black Panther.
- Both hosts discuss the NBA’s strike over the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
- Fresh shares the Unpopular Opinion that Jermaine DuPri is the best star-maker working in the music industry today.
- Confucius points out that sometimes even the most selfless act can still be a tad bit selfish in his Confucius Says segment.
It started with a few hundred headed for the U.S. border, now 4 thousand strong: the Honduran caravan en route for the U.S. border, we’ll have the latest. Also, days away from the start of early voting, and a once reliably Republican congressional district now one of the most closely watched of the election season. Why the Texas 32nd matters. And they’re the fastest growing demographic in Texas and politicians are eager to court them. But how much do the political parties really understand about what makes young Latinos and Latinas tick? A new survey offers some answers. All that and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:
The mayor of Plano joins a boycott of a meeting with president Trump. The mayor of McKinney says that was a mistake, we’ll have the latest. Also, governor Abbott appeals to the Trump administration to get money to fund the state’s healthy Texas women’s program. But why was it being withheld in the first place? we’ll get the backstory. Plus, hoop dreams: the national basketball association calls on congress to legalize betting on pro basketball nationwide, and the league would like a piece of the action, too. Smart move or could it hurt the game? And the bandaid that kept the government going: are continuing resolutions the solution or the problem? All those stories and much more today on the Texas Standard:
Berkeley, Auburn—what about Texas colleges and universities? Should unpopular even offensive speech be protected on campus? The proposal today on the Texas Standard
How do you fix a broken political map? Here’s a hint, it’ll take more than tape. What’s at stake as a court takes up minority voting power in Texas.
Are the democrats on Capitol Hill really looking for a government shutdown? a rejoinder to the other side of the aisle from a prominent Texas congressman.
Where’s our flying cars? In two years, Uber promises they’ll be all over Dallas.
And buckle up for what basketball fans are calling the I-10 series.
All that plus the week in politics with the Texas Tribune and a whole lot more.
Is this the end of what’s been known as Obamacare? The Texas delegation split as a vote comes down to the wire. Plus, they say no one’s above the law, but is the FBI above politics? Not if history is any indicator. Why James Comey’s command performance at the capitol this week may be seen as part of a larger pattern. And an unexpected partnership between a pipeline and police as both sides celebrate a payoff. Plus a bill with a distinctly Texan accent and our commentator reckons there are some words we Texans use more than they do anywhere else…think of any? Those stories and so much more today on the Texas Standard:
By all accounts, a record setting first day of early voting. Some motivated by fears of funny business at the ballot box. How well founded? We’ll explore. Also a few things possibly overlooked in the conversation about a Texas based telecom giant taking over Time Warner: such as what if AT&T gets into the journalism business? Plus, a construction boom in north Texas. Workers needed, for sure, but the real shortage some say are managers. What’s being done to deal with the shortage. And at one of the nation’s top centers for drug abuse data, a discovery: when it comes to the drug war, the numbers don’t add up. Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard:
Ted Cruz wants to be President. Born in the USA? Not exactly. Natural born citizen? Who be the judge? You be. Also- a terrorist army raking in half a billion a year from oil. What’s the best strategy for capping a gusher? A potential vacancy raises the question of whether the NBA’s ready for its first female coach. Chances are very good she’ll be from Texas by the way. And a top legal scholar declares a Judicial emergency in Texas federal courthouses. Those stories and lots more on todays Texas Standard:
ABA and NBA legend Spencer Haywood talks about his successes and struggles in sports and courts, and his journey to reach the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Former UT and NBA basketball player looks back on a successful yet injury-ridden career in basketball, and his induction into the University of Texas Men’s Athletics Hall of Honor.