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THE URBAN CONNECTION is the weekly public affairs show hosted by LEONARD BIRDSONG, former Law Professor, former diplomat and former federal prosecutor.

Each week, LEONARD BIRDSONG welcomes interesting guests to discuss important issues affecting the urban community. Don't miss a minute of THE URBAN CONNECTION each week here on TalkZone!
Recent Episodes
 
October 12, 2019
Learning Lessons from the Holocost
Nationalism, immigration, violence, racism--history often repeats itself. On this edition of The Urban Connection, Leonard talks to Ellen Korman Mains, the author of "Buried Rivers: A Spiritual Journey into the Holocaust." She shares some important perspectives on the state of our country and world today.
 
October 05, 2019
Battling America's High Dropout Rate
This week, Leonard talks to a founder of a California-based program that aims to convince America's youth to stay in school and discover their life's passion.
 
September 28, 2019
Mentoring Fatherless Boys
First this week, Leonard talks with a pastor who is mentoring fatherless boys. Then, he gets the inspirational story of woman who experienced child abuse and homelessness but has emerged as a successful real estate agent, author and motivational speaker.
 
September 21, 2019
Surviving the Foster Care System
Dr. Christopher Hall shares his personal story of surviving the foster care system and discovering his love of math and science in high school. He said while he was attracted to education and becoming a productive member of society, his brother grew up in similar circumstances but chose a life of gangs and crime and was eventually sentenced to 1300 years in prison.
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