Perspective with Ted Winn
Black Fraternities & Sororities: Part 1
In this episode of Perspective, Ted provides an interesting discussion for his listeners as he dedicates the time to discussing fraternities, sororities and Greek life. While Ted himself is not a member of a fraternity, he opens up the discussion to speak with three men from different Greek organizations, who are all members of the Divine Nine, the name given to denote the nine African-American Greek organizations. During their conversation they discuss their personal experiences in their...
In this episode of Perspective, Ted sits down with Kevin Marshall for an intriguing look into the modern legal system. Kevin is the Managing Attorney with the Marshall Law Group in the Atlanta area & a practicing criminal defense attorney. During his time with Ted, Kevin shares with the listeners the unique life circumstances that inspired him to initially consider a career in the legal profession as well as his experience as a young attorney in today’s political & social climate. He also...
In this episode of Perspective, host Ted Winn talks with Damien Conners, Vice President of Promise & Impact at the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation. Damien has earned multiple degrees, including a Masters of Divinity from Princeton University. He is committed to working for social justice & sustainable positive change in communities. During the course of the conversation Ted & Damien discuss civil rights organizations such as the NAACP & Sustainable Economies Law Center as well as...
Shawnda Chapman Brown
In this episode of Perspective, Shawnda Chapman Brown joins Ted for a conversation centered primarily around sexual abuse and it’s effects on women of color in particular. Shawnda is a researcher and social justice advocate who lives and works in New York City. With a particular focus on marginalized and vulnerable populations, Shawnda has gained broad experience by both developing as well as implementing research, monitoring and evaluation materials both in the U.S. and internationally....
In this episode of Perspective, Ted sits down with television writer and producer Cooper James. Cooper has written for many well-known shows like Hangin’ with Mr.Cooper and The Jamie Foxx Show as well as other shows on major television networks. As an African American male who has successfully established himself in the television and film industry, Cooper is able to offer listeners unique insights into his journey through this industry. From the onset, James traces the beginning of his...
In this episode of Perspective, Ted sits down with revolutionary multi-GRAMMY award winner Kirk Franklin who is one of the most widely recognized and awarded gospel artists, music creators and entrepreneurs of our time. However, both Ted and Kirk’s musical careers take a backseat for most of this engaging conversation. Rather, the two discuss many important social issues including the editing of Kirk’s speech at the Dove GMA awards where he addressed the need for the church community to...
In this episode of Perspective, Ted sits down with actor, producer and activist Jesse Lipscombe to discuss several important topics, including racial tensions, the use of racial slurs and other topics in our culture related to racial/gender equality. During their conversation Jesse shares some of the personal challenges he has faced and how he is using his influence to bring much-needed attention to these areas in our culture. While recognizing that healthy conversations about these...
In this episode, Ted sits down with Kirk Franklin who is one of the most widely recognized and awarded gospel artists of our time. However, both Ted and Kirk’s musical careers take a backseat for most of this conversation. The two discuss many social issues including the editing of Kirk’s speech at the Dove GMA awards where he addressed the need for the church community to stand up and be a Christ-like voice in the midst of racial, social, and gender inequality in America. Kirk also...
In this episode of Perspective, Ted sits down with political commentator, author, lawyer, educator, activist and tv personality Keith Boykin to hear Keith’s perspective on a number of timely discussion points. During this honest conversation Ted and Keith share in-depth dialogue on many topics, including the current state of our country, racial resentment, the mistreatment of women and minorities, institutional biases and how the country is adapting to the 24-hour news/media cycle as the...
In this episode, Tedd talks with Cheryl Fortune—talented singer/songwriter, mother and Houston native.The two discuss issues close to her heart, but also relevant to listeners. From discrimination she faces as a black woman in the music industry to being a survivor of domestic violence, Cheryl kindly bears her heart to Tedd and listeners. The two share experiences and offer hopeful insight to listeners. With the rise of the MeToo movement and others like it, Tedd & Cheryl’s conversation is...
In this first episode, Ted speaks with educator Michael Bonner about some ideas that the country and our communities can use to improve our current education system. Many believe our country is dealing with a crisis amid epidemics with school violence, discrimination and ineffective educational philosophies. Michael and Ted discuss these issues and others to review varying methodologies that may help to create a better edcational system for America’s children in hopes that a new...