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Urban Connections

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Urban Connections conducts guest interviews covering issues affecting our local, national, international and global communities from a Black perspective. Subjects include current events, trends, history, education, economics, science, political science, health, race, law and more.

 

 

 

 

 

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Black History
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April 20, 2019 | 4:00 pm

The Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group's, Vice President, Dr. Cecelia Robinson, President Emeritus, Dennis Robinson and Corresponding Secretary, Brenda Vann share the work that they are doing to highlight the richness of our history.


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Sankofa Show: Is the American Dream at the Expense of the American Negro? April 6, 2019 | 4:00 pm

Urban Connections re-broadcasts the historic debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley, Jr. at Cambridge University in 1965.

Is the American Dream at the Expense of the American Negro?


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Deciding on a Mayor
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March 23, 2019 | 4:00 pm

Deborah Scott, Political Science Professor at Penn Valley Community College, answers questions about the role of a mayor and gives us guidance on our upcoming vote.


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Kansas City Kansas School Board
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March 16, 2019 | 4:00 pm

Dr. Stacey Yaeger Huddelston, school board member of Kansas City Kansas Public Schools--District 500, shares insight on becoming a board member and the inner workings of the school system.


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Civil Rights History~Today’s Injustices
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March 2, 2019 | 4:00 pm

Lyle Gibson, Penn Valley Community College Professor of History, discusses the importance of learning about the Civil Rights Movement within the context of today's injustices.


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Larry Lester, historian, author, activist, preserving the African American experience.
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February 23, 2019 | 4:00 pm

Larry Lester, historian, author, activist, discusses his work in preserving the African American experience.


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Clovis E. Semmes, PhD, author, educator, on the end of Black Studies at U.S. universities.
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February 16, 2019 | 4:00 pm

Dr. Clovis Semmes, discusses his latest book, The End of Black Studies: Conceptual, Theoretical, and Empirical Concerns on Urban Connections public affairs program.


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Multicultural Education & Journalism
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February 9, 2019 | 4:00 pm

Journalist and author, Lewis Diuguid, and the Executive Director of the National Association of Multicultural Education, Bette Tate Beaver, join us to discuss Cuba, education, Kamala Harris and journalism.


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African Storytelling & The Soul of a Butterfly
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January 26, 2019 | 4:00 pm

Damron Russel Armstrong, Producing Artistic Director of The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City, revisits us with a discussion on the history of African storytelling and the unfolding of theatre.

In addition, we celebrate the birthday of the soul of a butterfly, Muhammad Ali.


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Lynch Culture in America
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January 19, 2019 | 4:00 pm

Penn Valley Professor of History, Albert Lowe, educates us about the history and presence of the lynch culture in America.


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A biography of Donna will be available soon.


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