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Podcast by Makin' A Difference

Episódios

  • #Augusta2020: Lia Abney

    #Augusta2020: Lia Abney

    02/10/2020 Duração: 33min

    As a part of our election coverage, Ken speaks with Lia Abney, a candidate for the District 4 School Board seat in Augusta-Richmond County (Ga.)

  • The Memeification Of Breonna Taylor

    The Memeification Of Breonna Taylor

    24/09/2020 Duração: 56min

    On this episode, Ken laments the grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case — and everything surrounding it.

  • Election 2020: Dr. Patricia Hanks

    Election 2020: Dr. Patricia Hanks

    07/09/2020 Duração: 15min

    On this episode, Ken Makin speaks with Dr. Patricia Hanks, a candidate for the District 4 School Board seat in Aiken County. Dr. Hanks speaks eloquently about uplifting teachers and students in the midst of COVID-19.

  • #Augusta2020: Jordan Johnson (District 1 Runoff)

    #Augusta2020: Jordan Johnson (District 1 Runoff)

    31/07/2020 Duração: 25min

    On this episode, Ken speaks with Augusta-Richmond County District 1 Commissioner candidate Jordan Johnson ahead of the Tuesday, August 11 runoff. Johnson has been endorsed by Democratic luminary Stacey Abrams.

  • Reopening? Ask The Teachers FIRST

    Reopening? Ask The Teachers FIRST

    27/07/2020 Duração: 01h37min

    On this episode, Ken speaks with a trio of educators, including Chanda Jefferson, the South Carolina Teacher of the Year. Other educators include Israel Butler, a former administrative assistant whose career path led him to the classroom, and Earl Grey Summers, a second-generation educator who has pinpointed the challenges in education in an almost clairvoyant fashion.

  • Detanglement

    Detanglement

    17/07/2020 Duração: 57min

    In this episode, Ken talks about the dangers of allowing celebrity culture to dictate moral code and social policy. This past week was crazy! Ken talks about all of it, to include Jada and Will, Nick Cannon, and GOP governors.

  • Black On Black

    Black On Black

    09/07/2020 Duração: 01h16min

    On this episode, Ken dissects and rebukes the notion of "Black on Black crime," while challenging Black elected officials who wage war on their Black constituencies. This episode also highlights the importance of Black labor in American history and in the midst of this pandemic.

  • Major Responsibility (feat. James Woodall)

    Major Responsibility (feat. James Woodall)

    28/05/2020 Duração: 28min

    On this episode, Ken speaks with James "Major" Woodall, the president of the Georgia NAACP. Ken and James talk about the Ahmaud Arbery case, the rebuke of Joe Biden's claim that the NAACP endorses him, as well as the relevance of the NAACP in the current age.

  • More Than MAD (feat. King Maine)

    More Than MAD (feat. King Maine)

    25/05/2020 Duração: 31min

    On this episode, Ken speaks with Maine Bradley, the host of More Than The Masters podcast. What results is a straightforward conversation that advances beyond the traditional response to tragedies and atrocities against Black people.

  • From Here To Equality: THE Conversation About Black Reparations

    From Here To Equality: THE Conversation About Black Reparations

    19/05/2020 Duração: 01h01min

    On this episode, Ken Makin and special guest co-host Jerome Ferguson talk with Dr. William "Sandy" Darity and A. Kirsten Mullen, the authors of "From Here To Equality: Reparations For Black Americans In The Twenty-First Century". The dialogue features the couple's book, their reparations program, along with a sociological and historical view of the urgent need for Black reparations.

  • #Augusta2020: Mark Bowen

    #Augusta2020: Mark Bowen

    16/05/2020 Duração: 11min

    On this episode, Ken Makin talks with Mark Bowen, the Coroner of Augusta-Richmond County (Ga.) Bowen talks about some of the initiatives of his office ahead of his re-election bid on June 9, 2020.

  • #Augusta2020: Ramone Lamkin

    #Augusta2020: Ramone Lamkin

    10/04/2020 Duração: 16min

    On this episode, Ken Makin speaks with Ramone Lamkin, the Marshal of Augusta-Richmond County, ahead of his re-election bid.

  • Coronaspiracies

    Coronaspiracies

    24/03/2020 Duração: 01h03min

    On this episode, Ken Makin talks about the local, state and national fallout surrounding COVID-19.

  • #Augusta2020: Cory Carlyle

    #Augusta2020: Cory Carlyle

    14/03/2020 Duração: 11min

    On this episode, Ken Makin speaks with Cory Carlyle, who's running for Coroner in Augusta-Richmond County (Ga.) Carlyle, who has more than 20 years of experience in law enforcement, talks about bringing life to an office that most people associate with death.

  • Transportation Talks

    Transportation Talks

    09/03/2020 Duração: 24min

    On this episode, Ken talks with Dr. Oliver Page from the City of Augusta (Ga.) and consultant Glenn Coyne about the Augusta Regional Transportation Study, or ARTS. The study relies on public input to provide perspective about how Richmond County (Ga.) and surrounding counties should approach transportation in the near and distant future.

  • An Emphatic Endorsement (feat. Stacey Abrams and Jordan Johnson) #Augusta2020

    An Emphatic Endorsement (feat. Stacey Abrams and Jordan Johnson) #Augusta2020

    13/02/2020 Duração: 01h04min

    When Stacey Abrams and Fair Fight came to Augusta, Ga., in support of a local candidate's political campaign, it showed the power of local politics. That candidate, Jordan Johnson, is running for the District 1 Commission seat in Augusta-Richmond County. Ken Makin hosts a powerful dialogue with both Abrams and Johnson that shows how we should view and build our politics.

  • Uncivil War

    Uncivil War

    09/02/2020 Duração: 01h26min

    Host Ken Makin addresses the collective incivility of our society, from the origins of the Civil War, to exchanges between entertainment personalities. This podcast is political and personal.

  • LLC: Listening, Learning, Communicating (feat. Janice Allen Jackson)

    LLC: Listening, Learning, Communicating (feat. Janice Allen Jackson)

    06/02/2020 Duração: 42min

    On this episode of Makin' A Difference, Ken Makin talks with Janice Allen Jackson, a consultant with decades of experience in administration and politics. Jackson talks about civic health, political responsibility and her personal life, to include her upbringing and being a mom on the go.

  • Face of a Fight

    Face of a Fight

    28/01/2020 Duração: 53min

    Host Ken Makin takes the brawl between Kansas State and Kansas' men's basketball teams and notes the risk of rushing to judgment.

  • Kobe

    Kobe

    26/01/2020 Duração: 11min

    Host Ken Makin takes a moment to reflect on the late Kobe Bryant's greatness in the hours after his shocking death in a helicopter crash.

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