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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!
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January 18, 2020
The Story of a Civil Rights Freedom Rider
How much do you know about the story of the Freedom Riders? They were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated south in 1961 to challenge segregation. This week, Leonard hears the compelling story of a Rabbi who was there and spent time in prison as a result.
Upcoming Episodes
 
January 25, 2020
The Intersection Of Race, Religion And Politics in America
There are many ideologies that are as American as apple pie. But sometimes, they are used to justify and perpetuate racist ideas and racial inequalities. This week, Leonard talks with a writer, advocate and minister to discuss the sometimes unholy intersection of race, religion and politics.
Recent Episodes
 
January 11, 2020
Embracing Retirement with Dr. Cynthia Barnett
No matter where you are in life, there’s always more to see and to do. This week, Leonard talks to an author who encourages people to not just settle for retirement, but to embrace it!
 
December 21, 2019
The Surprising Challenges of Caregiving
44 million caregivers are caught up in the “silver tsunami” sweeping America. This week, Leonard talks with an author about the surprising challenges of caregiving. She shares her personal story and the many important lessons she learned in caring for her aging mother.
 
December 14, 2019
A Man Falsely Accused
This week, we have the compelling story of a man wrongfully convicted of murdering his wife. Demetrious Angelis survived years in a Canadian prison, but emerged with an inspirational story.
 
December 07, 2019
Getting Up From Being Down
Have you ever been down in life? Really down? This week, we will hear the inspirational story of a man who faced some of the toughest challengers you can imagine and he’ll have some helpful advice.
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