WPKN Archives: Solidarity with Garnett Ankle

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Original Aired:
Sunday, September 27th, 2020
7:00AM to 9:00AM

2 hours

Sunday, September 27th, 2020 7:04AM

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Episode: Solidarity with Garnett Ankle

 With so much going on in the life of the United States, and indeed the world today, the talk show What's Your Point? starts at the end of the first hour of Solidarity.

This morning, during the first half an hour of Solidarity, host Garnett Ankle remembers Peter Tosh in songs. Tosh, a member of the original Wailers which included Bunny Wailer and Bob Marley was murdered along with two of his friends at his home on September, 11, 1987.

During the second hour of Solidarity, when a special edition of What's Your Point? starts, Garnett speaks with Professor Yohuru Williams, the Distinguished University Chair, Professor Of History, Founding Director Of The Racial Justice Initiative, University Of Saint Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota. The conversation surrounds the public statement by the United States Attorney General, comparing COVID-19 pandemic to slavery; the President of the United States proclaimed slavery and it impact should not be taught in schools. He also threatened to withhold federal funds from schools who teach students of slavery and its impact. The lost of Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and how her passing will impact Blacks and other minority groups is also discussed.

Another conversation starts eleven minutes to the end of the second hour of the show. This conversation continues for the entire third hour of this time slot. Chair, Philosophy & Political Science Department at Quinnipiac University, in Connecticut, Professor Scott McLean fields questions from Garnett. Topics under discussion include the legacy of the late Associate Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg; The over two hundred thousand people in the United States who have died from the COVID-19 pandemic due to the ineptitude, and the ongoing apathy of the United States President.

An uninterrupted copy of each of the above discussions is available in the WPKN podcast.   

Show: Solidarity

 Solidarity is the advancement of equal rights and justice through song and the spoken word. Justice knows no color, class or creed. 

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