JSC Radio Ep. 62: This Ain’t Sparta


PHILADELPHIA (JSC) — This was one of the toughest shows I’ve done.

As anyone who even halfway knows me understands, there aren’t too many things I love more than Michigan State University. I have done a multitude of shows and segments on my Alma Mater, including Episode 40 last spring (where I first talked about Nassar), and moving into Episode 55 this past Fall. I have zero qualms about taking the school to task just like have no issue taking a sledgehammer to the City of Detroit — you want the best for those you love and have no problem getting on their ass to make them get that point. But this Larry Nassar situation is an entirely different animal.

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MSU President Lou Anna Simon needs to resign since the Board of Trustees is too clueless to fire her

Regardless of what the MSU Board of Trustees or a few moronic so-called Spartans will tell you, this is every bit the disgusting scandal that was Jerry Sandusky at Penn State or the institutional failure that was Baylor University covering up and enabling years of physical and sexual violence against women by members of the Football program. In many ways, it’s worse because Michigan State University saw the shit storms that engulfed Waco and State College, but they seem intent on simply beating their heads against the same damn wall even as Larry Nassar plead guilty. 

The basis for most of this week’s show is this stellar piece by Kim Kozlowski in last Thursday’s Detroit News where it outlined how more than a dozen people — 14 to be exact — were told of Nassar’s deviant behavior and how the reactions ranged from repeatedly dismissing it as “medial treatment” to total ignorance by police and the administration to intimidation by gymnastics coach Kathie Klages.

This was emotional for me because I listened to the countless victim statements that graphically lay out what Nassar did, how he managed to manipulate parents and coaches and doctors into believing what he was doing was “medical treatment” and how he got assists due the aforementioned negligence of MSU and the enabling by coaches like Klages that let him prey on these girls for nearly 25 years. Michigan State University needs to own this travesty.

This show will be graphic. There will be strong language. I will be angry. And if you have a problem with me coming after a University that I still financially support as a 15-year Alumnus…you can sit and spin. 

Here’s Episode 62. It dropped on Friday. I finally have the words today.

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Coming up on Episode No. 62 of JSC Radio:

  • Lou Anna Simon must pay the price for this happening on her watch.
  • How was Nassar able to get so many people to go along with his deviant behavior
  • Why this is no different — in fact, possibly worse — than Penn State and Baylor.
  • Kathie Klages is as much of a scourge as Nassar.
  • The MSU Board of Trustees also get the buckle for their continued support of Simon.
  • How could 14 people (at least) not do something
  • Where does Michigan State University go from here?

 

iLLingsworthShouts out to Doc Illingsworth for dropping a ton of beats on me. Support him and buy his merch at His Website and get all his music on Bandcamp.

Also, wanna shout out theavatars-000323029456-7tpb8w-t500x500 homie Ossim Jones, recommended by the Good Doctor himself. Be sure to hit up his page on Soundcloud to check out what he’s bringing.

If you’re a hungry, grinding ass hip-hop artists and you want to get your music on on JSC Radio, e-mail me directly at: jason@jayscottsmith.com. To support the show and the website, check out our Patreon Page for Exclusive JSC Stuff for Patrons Only. This interview has been on Patreon for a few days and you could’ve heard it first if you were a Patron.

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Until Next Time, That’s The Way It Is. Monday, January 22, 2018.

Take Care, God Bless, Always Dare to Be Different, and G.O.M.A.B. Σ

JSC Radio Ep. 55: Eat A W


PHILADELPHIA (JSC) —  What Up Doe, people! We’ve reached another landmark — Episode 55 (FIDDY-FIVE!) — and this one is once again dedicated to my alma mater, Michigan State University

Spartan Football has had a roller coaster ride the last two years to say the least. As we discussed back in Episode 40, the school as a whole has been through the ringer with issues — a number of which of their own doing — and it was compounded by the football team hitting rock bottom last year after having the program’s best season since 1966. The off-season saw five starters booted from the team due to legal issues and personality conflicts and they were gleefully written off by everyone — particularly in Detroit — as no longer relevant.

Well, the boys are back, and on a redemption tour that is on the verge of epic. MSU Quarterback Brian Lewerke is even out here talking a little spicy:

We discuss MSU Football, plus a litany of other fun stuff this week on the People’s Podcast.

Remember, JSC Radio is on SoundcloudApple PodcastsStitcher Radio, and Google Play! The show is also on Twitter at @JSCRadio!

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JSC Radio – Episode 17: Lara Witt (and an update on where I’ve been)


PHILADELPHIA (JSC) —  What’s Up y’all! So it’s been five months since I updated this blog and JSC Radio has kinda become more of an organized THING. When I first started doing this podcast back in March, my goal was for it to evolve into an extension of this blog and eventually become the “People’s Podcast.” It doesn’t have a set genre by design and that allows me to take on different issues every week. In the Last few months, the show has expanded to both iTunes and Stitcher Radio (Hey, Hey!). I’ve talked about everything from WrestleMania to A Tribe Called Quest to the Detroit Lions to Mass Shootings and the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton SterlingFrom Brexit to the NBA to the Olympics, I’ve been all over the place, but there’s also been a common theme: These podcasts are about giving a different voice to different subjects. I’ve also been lucky enough to have two great guests on the show. The first was Jenee Darden, the daughter of Christopher Darden — who is best known as being one of the prosecutors in the O.J. Simpson Trial — following ESPN’s incredible documentary on Simpson. The second came earlier this week when I talked to Lara Witt, a journalist, blogger, Feminist activist, and sexual assault survivor who grew up in Switzerland but moved to Philadelphia in 2010. The reason I brought her on was to bluntly (very bluntly) address the NFL’s — and football as a whole — treatment of women and how their reaction to violence against women seems to to pale in comparison to things such as refusing to stand for the National Anthem. Let’s Go

Continue reading JSC Radio – Episode 17: Lara Witt (and an update on where I’ve been)