June 18, 2020

SPECIAL: Ben Jealous on Juneteenth and Trump’s Authoritarianism

This special Juneteenth Eve episode features one of our favorite people, Ben Jealous. Ben is the newly elected president of People for the American Way, the former Democratic nominee for governor of Maryland, and the youngest person ever elected to be president of the NAACP. He’s a brilliant organizer, a great mind, and has really deep knowledge of American history.  It’s an honor to welcome him to the show.


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Sources for audio clips

Former NAACP president Ben Jealous announces run for Maryland governor - WMAR-2 News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJWb8LlQkfs
Maryland Democrats Nominate Ben Jealous For Gov. - Associated Press https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq0Ai1jTMac&t=10s
6 Baltimore officers charged in death of Freddie Gray - CBS This Morning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6y34GrlVeM
Hung jury in Freddie Gray death trial sparks protests in Baltimore - CBS News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23B-qkRiTL0
All charges dropped in death of Freddie Gray - CBS News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpyABA8ioKI
Ben Jealous on George Floyd's Death and Police Brutality - TYT's The Conversation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGgY4L4cNto
WEB EXTRA: Protesters Chant 'Black Lives Matter' Before Marching - CBS Miami https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh63OojQ6Z8
NAACP History
History of the NAACP and Civil Rights - Monroe La https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeN-DusWecA
Police Reform
Fire Bad Cops, Let Victims Speak, Turn On Body Cameras: Ben Jealous Calls for Police Reform - Democracy Now! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_rO-EYW5nY
Tulsa Massacre
The Tulsa Race Massacre; Then and now. - Tulsa Public schools https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhoAGJUDEvc
Reagan Launch Neshoba States Rights Speech
1980, August 3 - Ronald Reagan - Neshoba County Fair - states' rights speech - closed captioned - Captioning for the End of the World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=450DA4AZG6U
Black Experience, History of Protest/Generational Change
James Baldwin on the Black Experience in America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPaBXcEVpOE
Juneteenth Rally Rescheduled
President Donald Trump reschedules Tulsa rally - Click On Detroit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC0Z0y33M7A
Lyrics from lockdown | Bryonn Bain | TEDxIronwoodStatePrison https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vILKY6zcrEA
RAW VIDEO: Police Fire Flash Grenades At George Floyd Protesters -WCCO CBS Minnesota https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJZSQXpw8ig
WEB EXTRA: Protesters Chant 'Black Lives Matter' Before Marching - CBS Miami https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh63OojQ6Z8

Show Credits

Host: Alyssa Milano
Executive Producer: Alyssa Milano
Associate Producer: Ben Jackson
Editing and Sound Production: Natasha Jacobs
Music by: Josh Cooke & Eleisha Eagle