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Wed, 3 Oct 2007 08:00:03 -0400While American troops fought abroad during World War II, servicemen of African American descent were engaged in a second battle for racial equality in their own country. This episode presents reflections on both wars from black World War II veterans in North Carolina.
Tue, 24 Jul 2007 14:35:23 -0400North Carolina is home to a rising number of individuals who live without health insurance. What is causing the rise in the number of uninsured, and what sort of challenges does the healthcare industry face as a result of this special group of patients? Join Natalie Bullock Brown with a knowledgeable panel on the issue.
Fri, 6 Jul 2007 08:39:12 -0400In its May 2007 issue, "Black Enterprise" magazine revealed its top ten list of best cities for African Americans, and for the first time, the Raleigh/Durham metro area not only hit the list, but appeared in the #3 spot, above Charlotte, which ranked #7. Natalie Bullock Brown talks to metro area leaders about what these cities are offering to attract African Americans and what work lies ahead to maintain appeal. Program also features an interview with Derek Dingle, Vice President and Executive Editor of "Black Enterprise" magazine, who said Greensboro just missed the top 10 list.
Fri, 6 Jul 2007 08:39:08 -0400In its May 2007 issue, "Black Enterprise" magazine revealed its top ten list of best cities for African Americans, and for the first time, the Raleigh/Durham metro area not only hit the list, but appeared in the #3 spot, above Charlotte, which ranked #7. Natalie Bullock Brown talks to metro area leaders about what these cities are offering to attract African Americans and what work lies ahead to maintain appeal. Program also features an interview with Derek Dingle, Vice President and Executive Editor of "Black Enterprise" magazine, who said Greensboro just missed the top 10 list.
Fri, 6 Jul 2007 08:39:04 -0400The Charlotte Post, The Wilmington Journal and The Carolinian are some of North Carolina's historic and enduring African American newspapers. In this episode, Natalie Bullock Brown talks to a journalist and publisher working in today's black press about the mission, value, and challenges of today's black papers.
Tue, 19 Jun 2007 14:50:18 -0400Related to the passing of a resolution apologizing for North Carolina's role in the perpetuation of slavery, a number of bills have been introduced and are pending in the state house and senate that propose to help remedy the years of injustice. Natalie Bullock Brown discusses with scholars and legal minds the potential of these bills passing and the implications if they do.
Fri, 15 Jun 2007 17:23:00 -0400In April the North Carolina State Legislature passed a measure apologizing for the state's role in slavery and its lasting effects. Many citizens are now wondering how far this will go towards healing and how it might impact future legislative action. Natalie Bullock Brown explores these questions with Senator Eddie Goodall and Representative Larry Womble.
Fri, 15 Jun 2007 17:22:56 -0400Explore the recent resolution signed by the Senate apologizing for slavery. Interview from Legislative Week In Review
Fri, 8 Jun 2007 16:30:40 -0400Many groups have studied the causes of persistent health disparities that exist between blacks and whites, but the problem might be formulating even before birth. An eight million dollar grant from the Environmental Protection Agency will allow Duke University to study the matter looking at environmental factors and low birthweight to learn more about the root causes of poor health among African Americans. Natalie Brown talks to two researchers involved in the study.
Fri, 1 Jun 2007 09:12:33 -0400Examine the growing rate of mental illness among the black college student community.
Fri, 25 May 2007 17:40:00 -0400What do some of the best thinkers in North Carolina have to say about the hottest topics in African American households today? Natalie Bullock Brown hosts a lunch forum at the 2nd annual meeting of the North Carolina Alliance of Black Elected Officials held at the Brownstone Hotel in Raleigh, NC.
Fri, 25 May 2007 17:39:56 -0400What do some of the best thinkers in North Carolina have to say about the hottest topics in African American households today? Natalie Bullock Brown hosts a lunch forum at the 2nd annual meeting of the North Carolina Alliance of Black Elected Officials held at the Brownstone Hotel in Raleigh, NC.
Mon, 21 May 2007 17:54:00 -0400Natalie Brown Explores The Politics of Blacks in Sports with sports writer and author of $40 Million Slaves, William Rhoden.
Thu, 17 May 2007 08:22:35 -0400Mitch Lewis Explore what some schools are doing to recover from a recent record of low performance.
Mon, 11 Jun 2007 16:06:04 -0400Mitch Lewis Explore what some schools are doing to recover from a recent record of low performance.
Wed, 9 May 2007 14:41:39 -0400Mitch Lewis Examines how Raleigh's Rex Senior Center is providing care for senior citizens.
Mon, 30 Apr 2007 09:31:32 -0400Natalie Bullock Brown talks to jazz great Wynton Marsalis during his visit to UNC for Jazz at Lincoln Center. (Host - Natalie Brown)
Wed, 14 Mar 2007 10:00:47 -0400While students at North Carolina A&T College made history in 1960 as the first to test the sit-in strategy at a Woolworth's counter in Greensboro protesting segregated public facilities, students living in different parts of North Carolina had made history of their own in the late '50's as the first in their city's to challenge the illegal system of segregation in public schools. Meet and hear the stories of these two Civil Rights pioneers. (Host - Mitchell Lewis)
Wed, 14 Mar 2007 10:00:51 -0400After more than 6 years of study, townhall meetings, interviews, and more, the Commission appointed by the state to report on the only organized political overthrow of an American government in our nation's history has come back with its findings and recommendations. Some contributors say they don't want an apology; others say they don't want reparations. So, what's to be done, and who needs to do it? (Host - Deborah Holt).
Wed, 14 Mar 2007 10:00:52 -0400The Academic Achievement Gap…reports say its closing, but some say too many Black children are still missing out on a sound basic education. Is it time to celebrate progress, or time to roll up our sleeves in the classroom? (Host - Natalie Bullock Brown)
Wed, 14 Mar 2007 10:00:53 -0400Many today support the work of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, but others question their performance. The rate of African American college-going and graduation still trails that of white students, and although most African American graduates have HBCU's to thank for their degrees, these institutions of higher learning sustain great public pressure to produce even more. How well do we understand their challenge? (Host - Mitchell Lewis)
Wed, 14 Mar 2007 10:00:53 -0400North Carolina is one of the top 10 states in the nation for number of people on death row, and more than half of those individuals are African American. Since 1995, four people on death row in our state have been found innocent, two of them were black. Why are so many people assigned punishment by death in North Carolina, and does race play a role? (Host - Deborah Holt)
Wed, 14 Mar 2007 10:00:54 -0400Take note of advertising today, and you may marvel at how far African Americans have come when it comes to selling and representing American beauty, but is it far enough and in the right direction? We'll talk about the impact ethnic diversity is having on the beauty ideal and beauty industry. (Host - Natalie Bullock Brown)
Wed, 14 Mar 2007 10:00:54 -0400Since the civil rights leadership of Martin Luther King Jr., black America has sought to identify someone who could lead the community to social, political, and economic parity with white America. But many of the leaders who grew out of Civil Rights have been accused of being out of touch with the needs and vision of today's generation. What is the charge for black leaders today, and who are they? (Host - Mitchell Lewis)
Wed, 14 Mar 2007 10:00:55 -0400When it comes to giving away money, some may be surprised to know that African Americans are big givers. In fact, an article published by The Chronicle of Philanthropy found that African Americans donate 25% more of their discretionary income than Whites. Black Enterprise magazine reports that on average black households give around $1,600 to their favorite causes--not including tithing and church contributions. And a Chicago-based research firm found that in 2004, African-Americans gave away $11.4 billion in charitable contributions. Find out reasons to join the giving community and how to really make your giving count both for gift recipients and for yourself. (Host - Natalie Bullock Brown)
Wed, 14 Mar 2007 10:00:56 -0400He's been called the voice of a new generation, who tackles hard-hitting topics in his provocative documentary series on BET, The Cousin Jeff Chronicles. Meet Jeff Johnson, and hear his message and views. (Host - Natalie Bullock Brown)
Wed, 14 Mar 2007 10:00:56 -0400From the campus of Durham's American Tobacco Historic District, Mitchell Lewis hosts this Black Issues Forum special presentation featuring stories that show how some African Americans in North Carolina regard or celebrate both old and new traditions rooted in European, African, and American cultures during the Christmas holiday season.
Wed, 14 Mar 2007 10:00:57 -0400North Carolina's female leaders work hard and steady, ascending to positions of power and authority to be able to generate positive change for individuals and communities. We'll meet two of these women in the political and academic arenas, and hear their thoughts on some of the top concerns of the African American community today.
Wed, 14 Mar 2007 10:00:57 -0400According to reports by the NCIMED, African Americans contribute significantly to the North Carolina economy every year. This kind of information is what draws the attention of marketers, service, and product providers. In this edition, we'll find out where African Americans are spending and what it really means to have buying power.
Wed, 14 Mar 2007 10:00:58 -0400African American boys are leading the state and nation, but not in areas you'd want to brag about. With statistics that place them at the top of the list in homicides, suicide, high school drop-out rates, and more, it seems black boys are in crisis. Who will take up the struggle and fight the foes of poverty, racism, and self-destruction on their behalf? Join Natalie Bullock Brown and professionals who work with youth for this enlightening discussion