Dr. Marshall starts off the show with an interview with Blye Pagon-Faust, who is one of the producers of the Oscar winning film, Spotlight, a true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the scandal of child molestation and cover-up in the Catholic Archdiocese.
Officer Jason Johnson of the San Francisco Police Department is preparing his 12 students for their first trip to Ghana, Africa. They share their excitement as they talk about the classes they have taken as they learn about the Motherland through their program, Operation Genesis.
We share the studio with some lively and impressive guests this week!
On the phone we chat with a young gentleman who impresses Dr. Marshall with his demeanor and values at the age of 13.
We talk to Andre Ward, our local professional boxer who won gold in the Olympics is currently undefeated in the ring. He also has a role in the 2015 boxing movie, Creed.
We talk to Diaunte Thompson & Art Walls who wrote, directed, and produced "A Hundred Blocks", a film which tells realistic stories of Oakland, CA.
We continue our celebration of Black History Month with our Alive & Free students sharing their knowledge of ancient history. We have Urban Heat in the studio with step team coaches sharing their joys of teaching young people the art of stepping and focusing on their education.
Alive and Free Street Soldiers Radio continues to teach you about Black History Month as we talk with our community. Douglass Fort joins us on air he discusses his honest and powerful family history which dealt with the damaging effects of crack cocaine in East Palo Alto, CA.
"My grandmother came to California in 1954 to escape the racism of the South not knowing that the “Crack Epidemic” would be more damaging to her and her offspring than the overt racism she fled. My grandmother is now 87 years and can look upon five generations of children. As I write, I have to try not to cry as I look at the damage on what the drugging of my community has done to my family and to myself."
We call this the BC (Before Crack) and AC (After Crack) epidemic. Get ready to think and discuss and share with us your thoughts on social media.
We honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this year with a chat Clarence B. Jones, MLK's own speech writer and lawyer. He shares fond memories and of a man who inspired so many with powerful words and non-violent demonstrations. Our guests are local spoken word celebrities who encourage our communities to think and to move forward together.
Brandon Santiago of Youth Speaks
Donte' Clark & Nya of Romeo is Bleeding (documentary of Richmond, Ca) & RYSE Center
Ace Johnson of iVision Movement
We've experienced a lot of turmoil in our communities this year, so Street Soldiers wants to talk to you about how you cope with grief.
We open the lines to hear your memories of Street Soldiers Radio and discuss with you issues that are going on in our community. The shooting of Mario Woods is fresh on the minds of our callers as well as access to guns through tv shopping networks.
We are thankful and grateful for all of the many blessings we have shared this year! We celebrate Te-Reisha Graves accomplishment in passing the California bar exam. as an Alive & Free alumni.
Chef Gator Thompson of Fenix Supper Club makes the room laugh with the story of how he got the name Gator and gives us some healthy alternatives to cooking Southern food.
Technology surrounds our world and the Hidden Genius Project encourages and teaches Black male youth how to create technology using code. The Hidden Genius Project seeks to reveal the true potential of black male youth and transform their communities from the inside out. Through our student-centered, project-based approach, we invest in young Black men, give them access to technology training and plug them into an ecosystem of innovation and empowerment.
Issues of snitching comes up as we chat with the community about the murder of Tyshawn Lee, a 9-year-old Chicago boy who was lured into an alley and shot because of his father's alleged gang connections.
We also chat with the family of A'Tierra Westbrook, a 21-year-old Vallejo resident who was shot and killed at 7am in front of her home before she left for work.
Together, we can work to stay alive and free.
Money management is crucial when trying to stay alive and free. Ms. Jones and Mr. Strand discuss how understanding money, credit cards, and loans can affect your future. They dig deep and explain how your emotional connection to money can affect your management. Callers also share their own stories and tips.
Officer Johnson of San Francisco's Bayview District created Operation Genesis where he takes local youth to Africa to experience another culture, and to show them the world is bigger than the block. The youth share their experiences as they travel from the Bay Area to Africa.
Dr. Marshall & the Street Soldiers team discuss with callers the need for gun ownership and explore the issues behind it.
Some Get It, Some Don't (part 2)
Some Get It, Some Don't (part 1)