A Different Lens is a bimonthly audio podcast produced by the Hampton Institute. It is hosted by the Institute’s Politics/Government Department Chair, Devon Bowers. Department chairs are interviewed each month, where articles are discussed more in-depth as well as concepts and theories relating to their specific departments. (www.hamptoninstitution.org)
Episode #148: 2020 Recap with Margaret Kimberley
Today we sit down with author and journalist Margaret Kimberley to discuss the events of 2020, from the Coronavirus and economics to social uprisings to foreign policy and military moves, ending with her hopes and goals for the new year,
Covid-19 Relief Bill Doubles Healthcare Budget- For Congress
Black Agenda Report
Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents
Episode #147: Leftist Unity Roundtable
We have a wide ranging discussion roundtable on the idea of leftist unity with a variety of activists and academics such as activists Stacy Smith and Laura Saylor, Erin Kate, a mental health therapist and PhD candidate Kentucky, Ben Stahnke, co-founder of the Center for Communist Studies, Hampton contributor AJ Reed, and Hampton Labor Issues Chair Dr. Nick Partyka.
Shownotes, more information on participants, and relevant websites can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/episode147shownotes
Episode #146: UnKoching College Campuses with Jasmine Banks
We sit down with Jasmine Banks, the Executive Director of UnKoch Our Campus. In the interview we discuss the involvement of the Koch brothers on college campuses, the role of the police in colleges, and how people can support the UnKoch campaign.
UnKoch My Campus
Episode #145: Architecture and Albany with Dan Plaat
Today we sit down with Dan Plaat, host of the radio show/podcast, The 3 Lefts Show. We talk about his interest in pursuing architecture, delve into his political history, and discuss the politics of Albany, NY and the Albany Green Party.
3 Lefts Show
Episode #144: Green Party 2020 with Angela Walker
Today we sit down with Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate Angela Walker (@angelanwalker) to discuss the Green Party's recent troubles with ballot access in Wisconsin, the Democratic Party as it relates to Black people, and what the Green Party offers people in contrast to the Democrats.
Challenge Would Drop Green Party From Wisconsin Presidential Ballot
See also: Judge removes Green Party candidates from ballot; accuses Montana GOP of ‘constructive fraud’
About Angela Walker
Green Party Platform
Episode #143: Biden, The 2020 Presidential Election, and US Politics with Margaret Kimberley
Today I chat with Margaret Kimberley (@freedomrideblog), writer over at Black Agenda Report and author of Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents, about the upcoming Biden-Trump presidential election. We get into why Kamala Harris was chosen as Biden's Vice Presidential pick, the problems with Biden as a candidate, the coming home foreclosure and eviction crisis, among a variety of political topics.
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The content and context of the episodes are always good. I’m enjoying the development of the show. Mr. Bower has a wonderful voice that is getting better each episode.
The Dan Welsh episode was hilarious, the humor helps with understanding the weight of the issues.
This could be a really good podcast considering the scope of the content and the spot on questions being asked by the interviewer. However, the quality of the sound will make it unlistenable to most people and I think it takes a whole lot of patience to get through the TERRIBLE audio quality of this podcast. The interviewer’s voice cuts out when he asks questions and there is noise on his microphone to distract the audience.
We want to listen, but you have to make the conditions comfortable for the listener to absorb your content.
Unbearably bad audio
Are you punking us with this audio? It’s too bad because until I completely lose my ability a few minutes in to concentrate because of the awful production, the guests and content seem really interesting