23 episodes

Two smart folks. One stupid question. Or so we thought...

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    • Society & Culture

Two smart folks. One stupid question. Or so we thought...

    NSQ - Can we trust anything we hear nowadays?

    NSQ - Can we trust anything we hear nowadays?

    JAG and TLeake invite an *opinionated* guest with a relevant perspective ("Hometeam" Brandon Leak, sideline-reporter, broadcast sports-analyst, web-correspondent, radio host, and *the* Atlanta hometeam fan) to ponder whether there is such a thing as truth nowadays.  Might this one have a simple answer, or does it go deeper than that?  Verifying sources, doing your research..."Believe half of what you see, and none of what you hear."  How do we stay informed with so much "fake news", when it's hard to trust anything or anybody?  
     
    Link mentioned: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6080222/  

    • 47 min
    NSQ - Is Independence Day (July 4th) only for white Americans?

    NSQ - Is Independence Day (July 4th) only for white Americans?

    On the eve of July 4th weekend, JAG and TLeake wrestle with what it means in this moment to be Black and "celebrate" Independence.  Whose independence are we celebrating?  Have "we" as a Black community won "our" independence?  Special guest Jay Leake joins this live show and adds his perspective on this currently sensitive issue.

    • 59 min
    NSQ - Are we sick and tired?

    NSQ - Are we sick and tired?

    Are we sick and tired...of being sick and tired?  As they celebrate the lives of two of many that have died too soon and unnecessarily, JAG and TLeake open up the show and the lines to a few smart friends to get answers to that age old question: Are we sick and tired?  And what does it mean?  As we navigate this week, our friends's memories remind us that whether, sick, tired or both, self-care is essential!

    • 53 min
    NSQ - Does the current racial environment piss you off more than COVID-19?

    NSQ - Does the current racial environment piss you off more than COVID-19?

    "I'm pissed off, MAN!" Its hard to keep your cool when you are caught between being a target for racial injustice and COVID-19 suffering.   Publishing this on Juneteenth, it is s must listen episode as both JAG and TLeake openly share their on-the-edge feelings on racial injustice in the midst of COVID-19.  They discuss which makes them more upset, angry or "pissed off to the highest level of pisstivity."  Each explains their reasons why and both muse on what can be done about it.  Listen in as they share their thoughts, feelings, questions and pains.  Share your feelings and suggestions based on your personal strategies.

    • 39 min
    NSQ - Will COVID-19 and George Floyd be the catalysts for real change?

    NSQ - Will COVID-19 and George Floyd be the catalysts for real change?

    Will this time be different?  How has the pandemic environment affected our response to the George Floyd lynching?  Jag and TLeake ponder whether we are in a perfect storm for a different (improved) response to the latest tragedy of police brutality.  Listen to their differing views and share your thoughts.
     
    Referenced Article: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/06/how-actually-fix-americas-police/612520/
     
    Photo by Victor J. Blue/New York Times

    • 41 min
    NSQ - Can the relationship between the Black Community and the Police be fixed?

    NSQ - Can the relationship between the Black Community and the Police be fixed?

    JAG and TLeake take the opportunity at this moment in time to begin a new series on Law and Order and the Black Community.  We are living in historic times and, appropriately, JAG and TLeake have brought in the big guns to kick off the first show of this historic series.  As their first guest ever on the show, they have invited former 4 Star Chief, NYPD, Joseph Leake to discuss what it might take to fix the relationship between the Black Community and Police.  Listen as JAG challenges and TLeake probes our guest and his 30+ years experience with the NYPD on the rift between the two and if it can be healed.  Learn about "the blue line" and what it might take to cross from us in order to fix the relationship.  Share with us your thoughts and feedback on this first in a new series of conversations.

    • 1 hr 15 min

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