Michael Rallings, Memphis Top Cop | How Is Video Changing Law Enforcement? (16 min)

February 16, 2017
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Mike Rallings, Memphis' top cop visits Funky Politics.  During his visit, we discuss the ubiquity of video capturing equipment (mobile phone, dash cams, body cams, etc.) and their impact on the police officers' ability to do their job.  This is a lively and informative conversation.  Enjoy!

D.C. & M.D. Ward | BANNED In The U.S.A. (10 min)

February 14, 2017
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The Funky Politics Crew gives their take on recent current events. 

Tequilla Banks , EVP TNTP (formerly The New Teachers Project) | Teacher Shortage!!!

February 11, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Tequilla Banks, Executive Vice President, TNTP (formerly The New Teachers Project)

  • There is a severe teacher shortage. What can we do?

 Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy!

 

D.C. & M.D. Ward | About the Wall… ( 6:00 )

February 7, 2017
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The Funky Politics Crew gives their take on recent current events. 

Robert Jackson | Future of Education for Black & Brown Boys (13:00)

February 3, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Robert Jackson, Education Consultant & Author, No More Excuses Series

  • The Future of Education for Black & Brown Boys

Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy

D.C. & M.D. Ward | The Women’s March

February 2, 2017
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The Funky Politics Crew gives their take on recent current events. 

Tequilla Banks & Tomeka Hart | EDUCATION: The Achievement Lie (21:00)

February 2, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Tequilla Banks, Executive Vice President, TNTP (formerly The New Teachers Project)

Tomeka Hart, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Student achievement scores and the lie that was told to parents

 Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy!

 

 

Ellen Rolfes | Adverse Childhood Experiences a/k/a ACE (15:00)

January 31, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Ellen Rolfes, Executive Director, ACE Awareness Foundation

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences = ACE

Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy

D.C. & M.D. Ward | Golden Showers

January 29, 2017
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The Funky Politics Crew gives their take on recent current events. 

Dr. Kent McGuire | Why Are Black Boys Being Expelled At Such A High Rate?

January 23, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Dr. Kent McGuire, President + CEO, Southern Education Foundation

  • Addressing the issue of expulsion of black boys at a rate higher than all others 

Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy

Dr. James Johnson | Mediating Institutions Are Vital To Student Success! (18:00)

January 22, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Dr. James Johnson, Professor & Demographer, Univ. of North Carolina - Chapel Hill 

  • The importance of mediating institutions 

Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy!

Candis Dawson | High School Diploma and a GED Are Not the Same… (17:00)

January 20, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Candis Dawson, Director, Goodwill Industries EXCEL Center

  • Get a High School Diploma vs. a GED
  • It is never too late for non-traditional students to get a high school diploma

Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy

Dr. W.W. Herenton | “Education in America is BIG Business” (20:00)

January 18, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

  • Dr. W.W. Herenton, CEO, DuBois Charter Consortium (Former Memphis Mayor & School Superintendent)  

    • What is "Education Reform" and what are they talking about?
    • We are in the midst of the privatization of education. 
    • Education Reform and The Problems with the System

 Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy! 

Dr. Gwen Kelley | A Real Conversation on Cultural Competency (14:00)

January 18, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Dr. Gwen Kelley, Education Consultant, Indiana Equity Project, Indiana University

  • Understanding Cultural Competency and how it fits in the classroom
  • What to expect from the new administration

Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy

Dr. Tracy D. Hall | Community Colleges Are Not The 13th Grade! (19:00)

January 16, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Dr. Tracy Hall, President, Southwest TN Community College (Memphis, TN)

  • Community colleges are very dynamic and are worth checking out
  • Teaching is our Focus

On this show, we dig into Dr. Griffin's school turnaround work and the needs of urban youth.  Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy!

Dr. Sharon Griffin | Failing Urban Schools Need More Than $$$ (17:00)

January 14, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Dr. Sharon Griffin, Chief of Schools, Shelby County Schools (Memphis, TN)

  • What is requires to turn around a failing urban school
  • Wrap around services are critical

On this show, we dig into Dr. Griffin's school turnaround work and the needs of urban youth.  Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy!

Dr. Candice McQueen | ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) & Our Plan For Failing Schools (17:00)

January 11, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Dr. Candice McQueen, Commissioner of Education, State of Tennessee

  • Let's Talk ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) and what does it actually mean. 
  • Our plan for failing schools, the role of the state-run school district ASD (Achievement School District) and why is it necessary.

This series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy!

Yetta Lewis & Marcus Robinson | The Intersection of Poverty & Education ( 24:00 )

January 10, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Yetta Lewis, CEO & Co-Founder, Gestalt Community Schools 

Dr. Marcus Robinson, CEO, Memphis Education Fund

  • Poverty's impact on education and the classroom

 Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy!

Soledad O’Brien | My Thoughts on Education Reform…

January 9, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Soledad O'Brien, CEO, Starfish Media, formerly of CNN

  • My thoughts on Education Reform
  • What Starfish Media is doing with girls 

On this show, we dig into Soledad's commitment to education and the education of urban youth, especially girls.  Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy!

David Silver | When City Government Makes A Commitment to its Children! (27:00)

January 6, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

David Silver, Director of Education, City of Oakland, California

  • Something needed to be done in Oakland
  • The Oakland Promise Initiative

On this show, we cover a lot of territory.  Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy!