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This podcast deals with social and political issues from a unique Afrocentric perspective. However, the content is related to all audiences. Mark Gunn is a radio & television broadcast veteran with over 3 decades of experience. That experience is utilized in this very unique and engaging presentation.

This podcast deals with social and political issues from a unique Afrocentric perspective. However, the content is related to all audiences. Mark Gunn is a radio & television broadcast veteran with over 3 decades of experience. That experience is utilized in this very unique and engaging presentation.
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This podcast deals with social and political issues from a unique Afrocentric perspective. However, the content is related to all audiences. Mark Gunn is a radio & television broadcast veteran with over 3 decades of experience. That experience is utilized in this very unique and engaging presentation.

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English

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Episodes

Episode 36 - A Dog In The Fight. Michael Vick & Race

5/14/2019
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Former NFL players Michael Vick & Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson planned a mini football camp for young kids a couple of weeks ago here in Louisville. However, the news was meet with quite a bit of opposition by some animal rights activists angry about his conviction for dog fighting, despite the fact that Vick has paid his debt to society and has spent the last decade working with the Humane Society. In this episode, we examine the racial double standard of the second chance narrative and try to...

Duration:00:43:39

Episode 35 - Meet Mike Edwards (Kentucky Derby Special)

5/4/2019
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During Kentucky Derby Weekend, there's nothing better than a glass of my favorite bourbon and a really good cigar. This episode, you'll meet an Olympic Champion in Track & Field and the first Black Man to own and operate a cigar company in London, England, Mike Edwards. Presiden & CEO of Aireyys. (www.aireyys.com)

Duration:00:38:55

Episode 34 - The Nipsey Hustle Effect And More

4/3/2019
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As a former Los Angeles resident, I give my thoughts on the murder of Nipsey Hustle and his impact on the area. I'll also explore why America hesitates to deal with domestic terrorism with the same zeal as it does with foriegn terrorism. I also have a challenge for those that like to accuse me of being a racist because of my focus on racism. Finally, GunnShots Sights & Sounds. My recommendations for multi media you should check out this week.

Duration:00:21:08

Episode 33 - Epic Thoughts Of Randomness (Volume 2)

3/14/2019
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In this episode, we take a look at what's happening with singer and accused child molester, R. Kelly, the Kentucky teachers strike, the celebrity college bribery scandal, Kentucky's new Concealed Carry law and I'll share a couple of audiobooks and new music that I'm vibing to right now.

Duration:00:30:31

Episode 33 - Epic Thoughts Of Randomness (Volume 2)

3/14/2019
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W're changing the format to a more magazine style approach. In this episode, I'll give you my thoughts on R. Kelly, the Kentucky teachers' strike, the new Kentucky law concerning Conceal Carry and I'll recommend some new music as well as a couple of must - listen to audiobooks.

Duration:00:30:26

Episode 32 - Epic Thoughts Of Randomness (Predictions For 2019)

1/12/2019
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A quick review of some of the major events of last year and my predictions for 2019. Will Trump finish his first term? What will happen to R. Kelly? What woman do I think will dominate the world of professional wrestling and who do I think will be the new president? Hint: It's not an obvious choice.

Duration:00:22:22

Episode 31 - From White America To White America, A Much Needed Conversation

12/12/2018
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In my ongoing efforts to have conversations with Whites about race and racism, I've grown tired of banging my head against the wall, so I figured if I enlisted other White ly, voices, others just might listen. ***DISCLAIMER*** This doesn't target ALL White people. There's a very specific group I'm talking to. I encourage you to listen and share this with those you think should hear it.

Duration:00:34:39

Episode 31 - From White America To White America, A Much Needed Conversation

12/12/2018
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In my ongoing efforts to have conversations with Whites about race and racism, I've grown tired of banging my head against the wall, so I figured if I enlisted other White ly, voices, others just might listen. ***DISCLAIMER*** This doesn't target ALL White people. There's a very specific group I'm talking to. I encourage you to listen and share this with those you think should hear it.

Duration:00:34:49

Episode 30 - A Conversation With The Voice's Ali Caldwell

10/27/2018
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Ali Caldwell was a finalist on NBC's "The Voice " and "The Four" on Fox. She's in Louisville as part of the "Driven Artists Conference". In this episode, we have a conversation about her experience on those shows and what it takes to make it in the music business on her own terms.

Duration:00:44:37

Episode 29 - Black Faces In Black Face - Megyn Kelly & Black Sellouts

10/24/2018
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A look At The History Of Racism In Political Advertising And Black Folks That Are Willing Participants In It

Duration:00:27:40

Episode 28 - Cashing In On Trump & The GOP. I Have The Reciepts.

10/10/2018
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Here's a list of reasons why I, a registered Independent, will be voting a straight ticket for the first time ever in November's midterms. If you're registered, check your voter status by going to www.HeadCount.org. Make sure you're eligible to vote.

Duration:00:28:50

Episode 27 - Puerto Rico One Year Later- The Americans America Still Forgets

9/21/2018
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As Trump brags about the "great job" his administration did with relief efforts in Puerto Rico, I thought it would a good idea to let you hear from someone who was actually on the ground doing more than tossing paper towels. My conversation with Red Cross volunteer, and a friend, Noemi Santiago.

Duration:00:26:02

Episode 26 - Nike, Kaepernick & The Art Of Lost Messaging

9/11/2018
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My thoughts on the new Nike ad campaign celebrating the 30th anniversary of the "Just Do It" campaign and my fears about what could be lost because of its success.

Duration:00:18:48

Episode 25 - Happiness In Hip - Hop

9/4/2018
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My take on Eminem's newest project, "Kamikaze"... sort of!

Duration:00:13:58

Episode 24 - Believe The Crisis Of Confidence

7/25/2018
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While watching "America's Got Talent", I saw a performer who had talent, but no self confidence. This was the inspiration for this episode. I discuss the importance in believing in yourself and what you can do to help someone suffering a Crisis Of Confidence.

Duration:00:17:54

Episode 23 - America's New N****s. How Trump Supporters Got Played

7/1/2018
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As the Trump presidency continues, some of his supporters are coming to the realization that they've been played. This episode was inspired by a passage in Michael Eric Dyson's new book, "What Truth Sounds Like. Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin & Our Unfinished Conversation About Race In America.

Duration:00:13:54

Episode 22 - America Why Are You Surprised

6/22/2018
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This is my take on Trump's "Zero Tolerance" immigration policy and how I plan to do something I've never done before throughout a lifetime of voting.

Duration:00:13:11

Episode 21 - Barbara Bush And My Close Encounter With Love & Loss

4/18/2018
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The passing of First Lady Barbara Bush reminds me of a very special couple I wrote about 6 years ago. I share their story in this episode.

Duration:00:10:37

Episode 20 - And The Children Shall Lead Them

3/28/2018
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My take on the Parkland, Florida school shooting, the students efforts on gun control and my experience as a survivor of a mass shooting.

Duration:00:27:39

Episode 19 - The Americans America Forgot

2/5/2018
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In this episode, we get an update on the ongoinf relief efforts in Puerto Rico with special guest, Noemi Robinson - Santiago. A Red Cross volunteer who just returned from spending several weeks back on her home island. #Puerto Rico #Red Cross

Duration:00:25:21