Category Archives: Music & Media Podcasts

Reparations

The VIDEO below is a 7:07 minute edit of a 15:21 report from Bloomberg News in its Quicktakes series.  The episode is “History Has Been Made: Reparations Are Here,” highlighting one of the more controversial topics of the day.  The … Continue reading

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(Not) Climbing Bryan’s Mountain – 2021

Every summer I post an excerpt of a journal I keep called Climbing Bryan’s Mountain.  But climbing the mountain most people call Bell Rock has been harder the last three years.  My first climb was delayed by weeks because of, … Continue reading

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“Lift Every Voice:” Juneteenth, 2021

The VIDEO below shows the singing of “Lift Every Voice and Sing”—the Black national anthem—at this year’s celebration of Juneteenth in Aurora, Illinois, June 19th, 2021. It took more than 2 ½ years after Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on … Continue reading

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