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Shawn Williams and Ryan Trimble deconstruct politics, government, sports, entertainment current events, all things Dallas and all things Texas. An Allyn Media production.

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Shawn Williams and Ryan Trimble deconstruct politics, government, sports, entertainment current events, all things Dallas and all things Texas. An Allyn Media production.

    Juneteenth The Play: Greg Ellis and a New Career

    Juneteenth The Play: Greg Ellis and a New Career

    Former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Ellis discusses his second career in writing, producing and acting. Ellis gives Shawn and Ryan his thoughts on the NFL's most recent remarks about racism, Colin Kaepernick and a current player's platform, and how he celebrates Juneteenth each year, along with his commitment to make it a national holiday. While 'Carter High' was his initial work, Ellis' most recent production titled "Juneteenth the Play" will air June 20, for a live streaming event. Link to tickets and petition below.

    ​Juneteenth The Play tickets and petition:
    www.JuneteenththePlay.com

    Twitter & Instagram:
    @GregEllis98

    Break Music

    Allada by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4981-allada
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Artifact by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3382-artifact
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Nile's Blues by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4134-nile-s-blues
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Theme: Bensound.com

    • 31 min
    Where Do We Go From Here: Rev. Elizabeth Moseley

    Where Do We Go From Here: Rev. Elizabeth Moseley

    Rev. Elizabeth Moseley, Associate Pastor at Highland Park United Methodist Church, comes on the show to share her perspective of being a female pastor in a male-dominated industry and the role of women faith leaders in facing racism and injustice. In this episode of Deconstructing Dallas' Where Do We Go From Here?, Rev. Moseley opens up to Shawn Williams and Ryan Trimble about how she believes the church can become an agent for change, part of which is focusing on the congregation in her own home and teaching her three children about white privilege.

    Instagram Account:
    @eemose

    BREAK MUSIC

    Plain Loafer by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4223-plain-loafer
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Sunday Dub by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4435-sunday-dub
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Tango de Manzana by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4460-tango-de-manzana
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Theme: Downtown - Bensound.com

    • 45 min
    Where Do We Go From Here: Bob Sturm

    Where Do We Go From Here: Bob Sturm

    In this episode of Deconstructing Dallas' Where Do We Go From Here? series, Shawn Williams and Ryan Trimble welcome Bob Sturm of The Ticket onto the show. With more than two decades of covering the Dallas Cowboys, Sturm isn't here to talk about football, but rather he joins them for a discussion in all things white guilt v. empathy, patriotism, Jesus' teachings, Drew Brees and the NBA. Listen in to hear his challenge to fellow believers and white affluent individuals, and whether Sturm thinks he'll be invited to family Thanksgiving this year.

    Bob Sturm Handle:
    @sportssturm

    Hardline Bob's Faith - Doing What's Right

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hardline-bobs-faith-and-doing-whats-right/id1368713096?i=1000476493187

    Thief in the Night by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4521-thief-in-the-night
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Lord of the Land by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4002-lord-of-the-land
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Hackbeat by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3843-hackbeat
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 37 min
    Where Do We Go From Here: Bishop Omar Jahwar

    Where Do We Go From Here: Bishop Omar Jahwar

    In Episode #2 of Deconstructing Dallas' "Where Do We Go From Here?" series, Shawn and Ryan welcome Bishop Omar Jahwar - Pastor, community leader, founder of Urban Specialists. From negotiating peace treaties with gang leaders to his work in criminal justice reform and his many experiences of grieving with families who have lost loved ones to senseless violence, Bishop Omar is awake and involved.

    He speaks on viewing the horrific murders of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd, his involvement in the recent protests and also who, how and why people are protesting now. He also weighs in on DPD Chief Renee Hall and how the department has handled the protests. Bishop Omar also answers questions on being friends with and finding common ground with people on far sides of the political spectrum - both left and right.

    Bishop Omar Website

    https://www.omarjahwar.com/

    USA Today Article

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/05/31/george-floyd-ahmaud-arbery-protests-changing-law-isnt-enough-column/5299958002/

    Pres. George W. Bush Statement

    https://twitter.com/TheBushCenter/status/1267933638454321154

    MUSIC

    Thief in the Night by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4521-thief-in-the-night
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Lord of the Land by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4002-lord-of-the-land
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Hackbeat by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3843-hackbeat
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Theme: Downtown - Bensound.com

    • 34 min
    Where Do We Go From Here: Father Josh Whitfield

    Where Do We Go From Here: Father Josh Whitfield

    Allyn Media's podcast Deconstructing Dallas is launching a new series inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s book 'Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?' Join hosts Shawn Williams and Ryan Trimble as they explore how people are feeling about the death of George Floyd and racism in the United States.

    Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1967 analysis of the state of American race relations after a decade of U.S. civil rights struggles and social unrest. In the book, he shares his thoughts and plans on the need for better jobs, higher wages, decent housing, and quality education in America. He demands an end to global suffering, powerfully asserting that humankind - for the first time - has the resources and technology to eradicate poverty.

    In the first installment of this series, Father Josh Whitfield of St. Rita Catholic Church addresses racism in America. On Pentecost Sunday, Father Josh delivered a timely homily that focused on how America can come to term with racism and privilege. Father Josh expands on his thoughts around the role of faith leaders in our country, the political and economic decisions that have harmed Black America and viewing the killing of black men as a social sin. As a white faith leader with an understanding and frustration of these current events darkening our world and taking lives, Father Josh shares his message on why the time to do better is now.

    Links:

    Father Josh's Pentecost Homily - Video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYSCmQvRCQE

    Father Josh's Pentecost Homily - Transcript
    http://fatherjoshuawhitfield.com/homily-pentecost-and-george-floyd

    Music on this episode:
    Bossa Antigua by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3454-bossa-antigua
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Too Cool by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4534-too-cool
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Digya by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3649-digya
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Galway by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3795-galway
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Opportunity Walks by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4173-opportunity-walks
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Cool Rock by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3552-cool-rock
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 42 min
    Chief Renee Hall: Community and Police Fighting COVID Together

    Chief Renee Hall: Community and Police Fighting COVID Together

    Dallas Chief of Police U. Renee Hall is this week’s guest as Shawn and Ryan discuss how Covid-19 has affected the Dallas Police Department. Chief Hall talks about the number of officers who have tested positive for the virus and how many have returned to work. Chief Hall also talks about crime stats and challenges the city has had regarding street racing and her plans to curb the behavior.

    Miami Viceroy by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4046-miami-viceroy
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Celebration by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5051-celebration
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Style Funk by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4428-style-funk
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Deconstructing Dallas Theme "Downtown" from Bensound.com

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Des3590 ,

Great Dallas podcast

I love hearing from Shawn and Ryan - they choose great guests on the podcast and keep me up to date on things happening in Dallas.

dbenbailey ,

Dallas Politics!

I'm always looking for a good Dallas Politics podcast and this is it

ZGarza0918 ,

Easy-going and informative!

Listening to Ryan and Shawn talk is a great start to my day. Getting to learn more about the individuals they have on their show and how they’ve helped shape our city, is what makes tuning into their podcast a highlight of my week. That and their sense of humor.

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