Tell Us The Truth

Tell Us The Truth

Tell Us The Truth is a podcast series that provides a safe space for open dialogue about systemic racism and inequity, and what we can do collectively, as a society, to bring about change. You'll hear honest discussion and frank answers from private citizens, elected officials, lawyers, community partners, youth and more. Tell Us The Truth is executive-produced and hosted by E. Duke Bennett, produced and engineered by Michael Pelosi and is in partnership with WBZ NewsRadio in Boston.

Episodes

April 26, 2022 64 min
Episode 65: Mary Ellen Iskenderian & Dr. Jeff Schnader

Women’s World Banking CEO Mary Ellen Iskenderian is making a strong statement with her new book There’s Nothing Micro About a Billion Women: Making Finance Work for Women. In this exclusive conversation, listen as Mary Ellen explains how access to reliable internet, legislation and general attitudes toward women around the world have contributed to why Finance has no...
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Episode 64: Mary Ann Sieghart & Queen Marie.

Acclaimed Journalist, Editor and Author, Mary Ann Sieghart, dives deep into key themes from her new book The Authority Gap: Why Women are Still Taken Less Seriously Than Men, and What We Can Do About It. Listen as Mary Ann details what she discovered while examining the wide-ranging implications of critical gender bias. Why are we as a society still failing to close the gender pay an...
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Episode 63: Dr. Pauline Boss & Brian Eskow

Renowned Grief Counselor and Psychologist Dr. Pauline Boss has built a career legacy on challenging status quo thinking while she's made it her business to help people deal with grief as a result of various times of loss. In her new book: The Myth Of Closure: Ambiguous Loss in a Time of Pandemic and Change, Dr. Boss asks “How do we begin to cope with loss that cannot be resolved?”...
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Episode 62: Racial Equity, The Equal Act & Holocaust Remembrance Day

Prison Reform Advocate DeJarion Nichols & Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) President Kevin Ring believe in Racial Equity in Sentencing. In this incredible conversation, listen as both DeJarion and Kevin make the case for "The Equal Act", legislation that looks to end the disparity in sentences for offenses involving crack versus powder coc...
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Episode 61 : Professor Erwin Chemerinsky

Erwin Chemerinsky is the Dean of UC Berkeley School of Law and in his new book, Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights. Listen as Professor Chemerinsky details how Police are nine times more likely to kill Black men than they are other Americans, nearly one in every thousand Black Men will die at the hands of an officer and so much more. Profess...
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Episode 60 : Glynda Carr & Howard W. French

Glynda Carr is the CEO Co-Founder of Higher Heights For America; An organization focused on growing Black Women’s political power from the voting booth to elected office. Listen as Glynda deep dives into the fact Black women remain severely underrepresented as officeholders at the statewide executive level, how the Election of Ayanna Pressley into Congress served as a "Blueprint...
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November 17, 2021 52 min
Episode 59 : Veterans Day with Marine Jerad Alexander

It's Veterans Day & United States Marine Corps Veteran Jerad Alexander joins Tell Us The Truth to highlight his new book Volunteers: Growing Up in the Forever War. Listen as Jerad details stages in his life including growing up on Military bases raised on masculine fantasies of heroism and patriotism, to becoming a Marine and serving from 1998 - 2006 to writing about muc...
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Episode 58 : Joseph Ellis & George Chip Greenidge

Pulitzer Prize Winning historian & author of the new book " The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783" ,Joseph Ellis, pulls no punches while detailing the importance of knowing your history in order to understand what's happening in the present. In this exclusive conversation Joseph draws parallels between the American Revolution and the Wa...
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October 18, 2021 48 min
Episode 57 : Scott DeLuzio Is A Surviving Son

In the Book Surviving Son, Author & Military Veteran Scott DeLuzio details what it's like enlisting with his Brother and then right before a major battle being informed that his Brother lost his life. What was it like having to set aside such traumatic loss in order for Schott to keep himself and fellow Military safe? What was it like eventually making it back home and having to ...
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October 2, 2021 58 min
Episode 56 : Dara Horn Tells Us The Truth

Dara Horn is the award winning author of the new book of essays entitled People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present. Listen as Dara details why she chose such a controversial title to this book of essays, the importance of celebrating the life of those lost to tragedies like the Holocaust instead of just celebrating their death and how Dara uses humor in order to help people diges...
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September 25, 2021 77 min
Episode 55 : Eyal Press & Akeem Lloyd Tell Us The Truth

Award winning Journalist and Author Eyal Press has gotten rave reviews for his latest book "Dirty Work : Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America. Listen as Eyal details what it was like interviewing everyone from Prison Mental Ward Workers to a Military Drone Pilot who served during the War in Afghanistan. Who are the people who have to work these jo...
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September 19, 2021 67 min
Episode 54:Professor Ada Ferrer Tells Us The Truth About Cuba

'Cuba : An American History' author Professor Ada Ferrer has dedicated her entire career to educating the masses on Cuba and its incredible history. In this exclusive interview, listen as Professor Ferrer details Cuba's long and complicated relationship with the USA, what Cuba, Jamaica and Haiti all have in common and why it's important to consider the Cub...
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Tell Us The Truth Episode 53 : USMC Veteran Anthony Maroun Part 2 & Domingos Darosa

It's September 11th Memorial Week and in observance of 9/11 Tell Us The Truth presents Part 2 of our exclusive conversation with United States Marine Corps Veteran & Attorney Anthony Maroun. Attorney Maroun opens up about the WMD(Weapons of Mass Destruction) and the impact this deceptive term had on his overall feelings about War. The co...
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Episode 52 : USMC Veteran Anthony Maroun Tells Us The Truth

Attorney Anthony Maroun is a United States Marine Corps Veteran and he has a heck of a story to tell. After enlisting in the Marines right after 9/11, Anthony has served on missions from Haiti, to Iraq to Lebanon. Listen to part 1 of this 2 part conversation about the differences among the various nations, Anthony's family's reaction to him joining the Marines, the ...
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August 27, 2021 53 min
Episode 51 : Omari Walker Tells Us The Truth

New Heights Charter School Executive Director Omari Walker is attacking the wealth inequality issue head on. How? Each student that graduates from New Heights Charter School Brockton leaves with a two year College Degree! Fresh out of high school, New Heights Graduates are eligible for higher paying jobs and have half the higher education debt as their peers in pursuit of a four year degr...
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August 20, 2021 59 min
Episode 50 : Boston's Open Air Drug Pandemic

There is an open air illegal drug market at and around the intersection of Massachusetts Ave and Melnea Cass Blvd in the City of Boston. Overdoses, dirty needles in front of schools and businesses, a rise in theft and both shootings and stabbings have all increased in the area as a result of people being allowed to buy and sell drugs in this area. Listen as Marla Smith, a long time an...
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Episode 49 : Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo

Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo is well known for taking a hard line on issues even if it means standing alone; but why? Why is Councilor Arroyo so comfortable going against the grain and how effective have his methods been thus far? In this exclusive conversation, listen as Councilor Arroyo details how his parents taught him to always speak truth to power, who his mentors in Go...
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August 2, 2021 53 min
Episode 48 : Tammy Peeples Tells Us The Truth

Hall of Fame Track and Field Legend Tammy Peeples( MTSCA Hall Of Fame 2020) holds nothing back as she Tells Us The Truth about Black Women being over scrutinized and policed within competitive sports including the Olympic Games. Listen as Tammy discusses her personal Hall Of Fame Track and Field Career, succeeding despite rupturing both of her achilles and coaching kids in Track and Fie...
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Episode 47: Kelsey Nicole Nelson Tells Us The Truth

Award Winning Fox Sports Journalist & Mentor within the National Association of Blake Journalists, Kelsey Nicole Nelson, provides insight on some of the problematic issues Black Women face within the workplace and society in general. What are some examples of systemic racism Kelsey has experienced thus far in her career? How has she overcome obstacles put in place by people try...
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Episode 46: Black Women In Sports Media

The World of sports and sports media have been rocked over comments ESPN Anchor Rachel Nichols made about fellow ESPN Anchor Maria Taylor getting an assignment over ESPN trying to correct previous diversity issues. Former Pro Soccer player and celebrated Sports Media Reporter, Renee P. Washington, joins us this week to unpack the implications of Rachel's comments and share perspective on w...
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