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A spinoff podcast of 'The Atlanta Way: A Documentary on Gentrification', covering gentrification, urbanism and culture.

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The Neighborhood Watch Podcast The Neighborhood Watch Podcast by The Atlanta Way: A Documentary on Gentrification

    • Society & Culture

A spinoff podcast of 'The Atlanta Way: A Documentary on Gentrification', covering gentrification, urbanism and culture.

New episodes every Wednesday at 6:30pm!

    Interview 022 - Free markets and consumerism with Cornell University professor Lawrence Glickman

    Interview 022 - Free markets and consumerism with Cornell University professor Lawrence Glickman

    In this episode of The Neighborhood Watch Podcast, I hopped on Zoom to talk to Cornell University professor Lawrence Glickman.

    Professor Glickman has written several books on consumerism, free markets, and society.

    In this interview, we talk about whether or not boycotts are liberal, conservative, or both. Remembering the backlash to The New Deal, why consumers supporting brands politically is nothing new, and misunderstandings on what 'free markets' mean.

    If you liked this interview please follow professor Glickman on Twitter @LarryGlickman and you can purchase any of his books listed below, as well as read his two columns in The Atlantic.

    If you liked this podcast please, rate and subscribe. Also please subscribe to my newsletter at https://iamkingwilliams.substack.com

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    Professor Glickman's columns in The Atlantic:

    How White Backlash Controls American Progress
    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/white-backlash-nothing-new/611914/

    The Conservative Campaign Against Safety
    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/conservative-campaign-security/608986/
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    Professor Glickman's books:

    Free Enterprise: An American History (2019)
    https://www.amazon.com/Free-Enterprise-American-Lawrence-Glickman/dp/0300238258

    The 'Cultural Turn' (2012)
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0872291901/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i4

    Buying Power: A History of Consumer Activism in America (2009)
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013UKS8QE/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i2

    A Living Wage: American Workers and the Making of Consumer Society (1997)
    https://www.amazon.com/Living-Wage-American-Workers-Consumer/dp/0801486149
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    • 48 min
    Interview 021 - Taking down Confederate monuments with Kevin Levin

    Interview 021 - Taking down Confederate monuments with Kevin Levin

    In this interview of The Neighborhood Watch Podcast, I sit down and talk to historian Kevin Levin.

    Kevin is the author of several books specifically on The Civil War entitled, Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth, Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder, and Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites.

    In this interview, we talk about the history of Confederate monuments, the recent rapid removal of monuments around the country, the myth of 'the lost cause', why the truth about the Civil War was actually about slavery, and Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton's bad response to the New York Times's 1619 project.

    For more, you can check out Kevin's work at http://cwmemory.com/books/.

    If you like what you saw today please subscribe to my newsletter at https://iamkingwilliams.substack.com, or donate to my Patreon or Ca$hApp me at $IAmKingWilliams

    • 45 min
    Interview 20 - Talking to a former cop with Ernest Hawkins of Run With E

    Interview 20 - Talking to a former cop with Ernest Hawkins of Run With E

    In this episode of The Neighborhood Watch Podcast, I hopped on Zoom to talk to a buddy of mine and former police officer, Ernest Hawkins of the mental health running organization Run With E.

    In this interview, we talk about what he sees at the protests from the perspective of a Black man and a former officer. His thoughts on defunding vs abolishing the police.

    His thoughts on the anti-Black Lives Matter movements known as 'Blue Lives Matter' and 'Defend the Blue'.

    In this interview, we talk about concepts that are a bit too complicated to get into fully for this interview but you can read/watch/ listen below:

    Read:
    https://time.com/5876318/police-reform-america/

    Watch: Defund the Police
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9w841nrIBg

    Watch: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah - Abolish the Police
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVW2eaCyC5c

    Listen: The Indicator from Planet Money by NPR --Abolishing the Police in Camden New Jersey
    https://feeds.npr.org/510325/podcast.xml

    You can find Run With E on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/runwithe/

    You can find Run With E on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/RunWithE-544925329022328/

    You can also visit them on their website
    http://runwithe.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Interview 019 - Ruben Harris

    Interview 019 - Ruben Harris

    In this episode of The Neighborhood Watch Podcast, I got on Zoom to talk to a fellow Atlanta eastsider in Ruben Harris, the founder of Career Karma, a company that helps to reskill people for higher-paying jobs.

    Ruben talks about how he ended up in Silicon Valley, why he started Career Karma, why now is the time to reskill, and why software is eating the world.

    We also talk about the role of digital advocacy include the Black Panther Party's 10-point program, mention the passing of legends Civil Rights legends John Lewis and C.T. Vivian, and the need for more Black people to get involved in technology.

    If you are looking to reskill or find a new career, please visit Career Karma at https://careerkarma.com/.

    If you want to know more about Ruben please follow him on social media:
    Twitter - @rubenharris
    https://twitter.com/rubenharris

    Instagram - @rubenharris
    https://www.instagram.com/rubenharris

    Ruben is also the host of his own podcast, Breaking into Startups, which is a interview show talking to various entrepreneurs primarily from the tech industry.
    You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-into-startups/id1180897172?ign-mpt=uo%3D4&ls=1&mt=2

    Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/68Lu8PFks3CVsETiFloPDD

    Or visit the website:
    https://breakingintostartups.com/


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    • 39 min
    The Neighborhood Watch Podcast - Interview 018 - Dr. Ayanna Abrams

    The Neighborhood Watch Podcast - Interview 018 - Dr. Ayanna Abrams

    In this episode of The Neighborhood Watch Podcast, I got on Zoom to talk to a buddy of mine, Dr. Ayanna Abrams, who is a licensed therapist here in Atlanta, and we talk about mental health in a time of crisis.

    Dr. Abrams took out time to talk to me on how to deal with mental health for yourself, seeing signs of distress in others, and also why she got into the practice. We also talk about her growing social media presence as a therapist as well as why you should still seek therapy.

    If you are looking to book an appointment or ask for Dr. Abrams as a speaker, visit her website at:
    https://www.ascensionbehavioralhealth...

    If you want to stay on top of all of the things she's doing in the media, follow her on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/dr_ayanna_a/

    You can also visit her Facebook page as well:
    https://www.facebook.com/ascensionbeh...

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    • 49 min
    Neighborhood Watch Podcast -- Cedric Michael Of T. Dallas Smith & Co-

    Neighborhood Watch Podcast -- Cedric Michael Of T. Dallas Smith & Co-

    **This interview was conducted before the pandemic on February 28th 2020 and due to a host of reasons, was not made available until today.**

    In this interview, I sit down to talk to Cedric Michael, the Vice President of T. Dallas Smith, one of the few large scale Black, commercial real estate companies in America.

    We talk about how Cedric got into real estate, why he chose to work with T. Dallas Smith, Atlanta, and his thoughts on gentrification in the city.

    To learn more about Cedric please visit the T. Dallas Smith website:
    https://tdallassmith.com/


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    • 1 hr 8 min

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