Hosted by award-winning NBA broadcaster Jason Jackson and former NFL linebacker/broadcaster Kirk Morrison, “Forward Progress” features conversations with athletes and activists about the pursuit for racial equality, social justice, and the intersection between sports and race in America. Each week the show addresses the most important topics impacting our nation and examines how professional, amateur, and retired athletes are using their platforms to help create the change need to improve our communities.
Oscar Robertson on Martin Luther King
The guys listen to NBA Hall of Famer Oscar Robinson's thoughts on Martin Luther King, Jr. and playing basketball in the era of the Civil Rights Movement; react to the story that ANTOHER NFL Hall of Famer may decide to become a head coach at a HBCU and the NBA Social Coalition's fight for voting rights.
Mia St. John, Fighting For My Life: A Memoir about a Mother's Loss and Grief
Jason and Kirk discusses the job openings in the NFL; a chat on the 20th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Game in the NBA and a visit from 5x World Boxing Champion Mia St. John!
Jen Fry Talks
Happy New Year! The guys are back discussing the the Eagles helping out in the Philadelphia area; Nets owners, the Tsai's and their contribution to social justice issues and we receive a visit from coach, speaker, educator and advocate Jen Fry of JenFryTalks.com!
A Lesson In Forgiveness
Happy Holidays From Forward Progress!!!!
The final show of 2021, the guys react to a Louisiana judge dropping a racial slur; Kyle Larson coming back from dropping a racial slur; we celebrate JR Smith earning a 4.0 and Travis Hunter continuing a trend of big time athletes looking to attend HBCUs.
By The Grace Of The Game
Jason and Kirk follow up on the NBA Social Coalition as they kick off a new initiative; react to Marcus Freeman getting the nod as the new head football coach at Notre Dame and celebrate Deion, 'Coach Prine' Sanders as he wins his first SWAC Championship as head coach of Jackson State. The guys receive a visit from former pro basketball player Dan Grunfeld who tells us about his new book, 'By The Grace of The Game'.
RAISE A FIST, TAKE A KNEE: Race and the Illusion of Progress in Modern Sports
Jason and Kirk return from Thanksgiving break and react to the verdicts in the Kyle Rittenhouse case and the verdict in the case of Ahmaud Arbery's murder. The guys also discuss Enes Kanter's name change and remember the life of golf legend Lee Elder. Sports columnist and author John Feinstein stops by to discuss his new book!