Electoral College

The one in which we talk about the Electoral College – why it was created and why it is used to elect the US President instead of the popular vote. The Electoral College was originally a compromise made by the founders between those who believed the POTUS should be elected by popular democratic vote and those who believed strongly that Congress should choose. Who do you think should choose?

Death in the Desert

The one in which we talk about what happens to migrants who risk everything for a better life and end up dying on their journey. Who cares for or about them?

2020 Hindsight

The one in which we take time to look back at the year many of us just lived through, mourn those of us who didn’t live through it, and try to look ahead to 2021.  

Separation of Church and State

The one in which of not having a government that dictates what we may or may not believe and how we choose to worship and pray, or not to do so. Many people fled to the US to avoid or escape religious persecution.  This week we talk about the need to maintain protections for religious freedom and to keep religion out of government legislation.

Overcoming Hurdles

The one in which we talk to Ayo Akindumila, LMFT about athletes and their mental health. Ayo is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with extensive experience working with people coping with stressful transitions. She specializes in working with people dealing with sport related transitions. 

Medical Racism

The session in which we talk about the serious health disparities caused by racism. There is a long history in our country of inequality in healthcare and Black, Indigenous and People of Color in the US are still more likely to be negatively impacted by many contributing factors including provider bias, unequal access, quality of living and other factors. 

Harlem Renaissance

The session in which we talk about the African American cultural explosion that centered in Harlem, New York beginning in the 1920’s. Intellectuals, artists, musicians, writers, and others migrated toward freedom. The result was a celebration of Black pride that offered a deeper awareness and appreciation of the richness, growth, and oppression of African American spirit and culture. 

Crisis in Housing

The session in which we discuss the current Housing Crisis with Occupy PHA organizer, Nadera Hood. Nadera has been advocating for the needs of people without homes for the past several years. She has organized successful protests urging the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) to provide more adequate housing to people who need homes in the area.