THE RICKY JONES SHOW

THE RICKY JONES SHOW

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June 13, 2021 49 min
Ricky discusses race and education in America’s K-12 schools and colleges with Dr. John Marshall in the middle of the growing controversy around critical race theory.
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Ricky and Dr. M. Brandon McCormack discuss the importance of the year 1619, the legacy of slavery and the current state of race in America.
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Ricky takes a solo ride and talks about why the Derek Chauvin doesn’t change America.
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April 18, 2021 51 min
Ricky is joined by Savvy Shabazz who tells the story of how he became a teenage drug dealer and eventually tried to build a different life two decades later after family and legal trauma.
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Ricky takes a solo ride and discusses the historical context of why cases like Derek Chauvin killing George Floyd have not necessarily ended in convictions. He also brings back the Furious Five, EJI Moment and pays tribute to Ronald Isley, the “ultimate zaddy.”
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Professor, lawyer and former United Nations official Shruti Rana joins Ricky to discuss recent and past violence against Asian Americans.
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On the anniversary of the death of Breonna Taylor, Louisville super lawyer Steven Romines walks Ricky through the insane legal odyssey of Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, who was charged with shooting one of the officers who raided Taylor’s home. On a lighter note, Romines also tells the stories of how he ended up a Phoenix Suns’ NBA layup line and how a chance encounter in a bathroom led to him singing the national anthem at an...
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Ricky talks to the “Voice of the Mothership,” Ben Johnson, about his Philadelphia upbringing, his experience at legendary Florida A&M University, food and so much more. It’s a jovial ride with the man behind one of the best voices on the planet.
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Ricky discusses the new film “Judas and the Black Messiah” as well as the real world Fred Hampton, Black Power Movement and Black Panther Party with social movement expert and historian Dr. Shirletta Kinchen, Associate Professor of Pan-African Studies, University of Louisville
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February 14, 2021 50 min
In this Valentine’s Day special, Ricky and Dr. Veronica Duncan, one of his ex-girlfriends, explore love and relationships through the lens of their own sometimes turbulent time together in graduate school.
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February 7, 2021 49 min
Past Kentucky Poet Laureate and University of Kentucky Professor Frank X. Walker talks art, struggle, love and life.
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In finale of Season 4, Mawuli Mel Davis returns to the Mothership to give his take on the major challenges of 2020: political upheaval, COVID and the relationship of race and the state.
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Phillip Bailey returns to the show to discuss the nuances of Election 2020 nationally and statewide.
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“Fargo” showrunner Noah Hawley commented, ““There is a certain madness that comes from being a thing and then denying with your last breath that you are that thing.” America is in deep denial. Republicans understand and prey on it. Is voting alone the solution?
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Ice and Cube and 50 Cent are the latest to get in trouble. Do they deserve “cancellation”? Has “cancel culture” gone too far?
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October 18, 2020 49 min
Ricky takes the Mothership on a solo flight and explores the impact of Donald Trump from 2016 to the present as we approach Election 2020.
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Citizen researcher Dan Delaney tells the story of the day the city of Louisville went crazy and felt it needed to protect its white women. Also, the Mad King Donald Trump goes off the rails at the first presidential debate and then gets COVID. Fox News host Tucker Carlson comes to Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron’s rescue. Police allege that a black female politician allegedly tried to burn down a library. Ricky is headed for divorce cou...
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The Breonna Taylor Civil Settlement, Guest: Taylor Family Attorney Lonita Baker
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What went wrong with the Breonna Taylor Case? Guest: Breonna Taylor Family Atty. Lonita Baker
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Black Superheroes and Villains: Guest, Dr. Jonathan Gayles
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