Here is my final podcast of 2014 and I figured who better to have in the room then two of the most active and open individuals who have intrigued me on social media. Michael Barnes is host of Melting Pot on KPFK and also a Lecturer at CSU Long Beach. This man knows his music! Novena Carmel is small bundle of positive energy and member of musical group Wallpaper. Together we talk about the events of that shaped and impacted 2014 as well as look head to 2105.
We talk Ferguson, Eric Garner, Iggy Azalea, race, Malaysian Airlines, Robin Williams, mental health, music and even compare President Obama to a dj. We also break down Black Messiah and our favorite records of the year. Hope you enjoy! This one is easily one of my faves!
You’re dammed if your do and dammed if you don’t! My Grandfather taught me that and never has that phrase been more on my mind then now. Let me start off by saying I am torn on this issue. I understand both perspectives and both sides have valid points. There is no doubt that the US is suffering from war fatigued. I think I’m one of those folks who understands President Obama’s perspective however I still believe that in terms of his “legacy” this does not help it one bit should he make the mistakes that were made by his predecessor. But I do think about the people of Syria and I think at the end of the day we as humans, not Americans, have a moral obligation to help the victims. Again, you’re dammed if your do and dammed if you don’t!
Okay. Your thoughts! And please keep it civil and respectful.
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