PHILADELPHIA (JSC) — So, it happened. Again. But are we really shocked? On Valentine’s Day, less than six months after the horrific massacre in Las Vegas, the third worst school shooting in American history — and the third major US school shooting of the decade — occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. There were 17 deaths, a majority of them being kids. It exceeded the horrid death toll at Columbine High School in 1999, but fell short of the massacres at Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook. That there is even a ranking is galling.
This is the third episode that will address a horrific mass shooting — Episode 11 was the first. Episode 52 was the second. This one, however, is infuriating for a different reason. Unlike Las Vegas, which was a gross display of abuse of this country’s insane ability to stockpile guns, or Orlando — which was used by conservatives as an excuse to target Muslim Americans rather than address guns, this shooting was a combination of our worst fears: lax gun laws, incompetent law enforcement, incompetent leadership on all levels, and the disgusting world that is 2018’s American social media.
A 19-year-old dude with a history of violent, racist behavior was able to walk into a school with an AR-15 and slaughter a baseball team’s worth of kids. There was armed security there — and it turns out they actually ran and hid while the shooting occurred — Plus, in what has become sadly typical, a number of scumbags are accusing the surving kids of being “crisis actors” and claiming that they are being “paid” to protest. WTF, dude!?
This week is a monologue on Parkland, gun control, the corrupt union that is the NRA and the GOP, and when will this country take finally take responsibility for what it has wrought with its strident love of firearms — and whether that will happen with this clownish president at the helm.
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.
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.
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?
Also, wanna shout out the 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.
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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
DETROIT (JSC) — Happy New Year, you Filthy Animals!
After one of the more ridiculously arduous and strange years, 2017 has come to a close and the People’s Podcast was all over every weird and wacky part of it. It’s the Annual Best of JSC Radio show. Nearly 2 hours of goodness going over some of the top moments on the show in 2017 — From Episodes 26 to 60. So get ready to take a look back at the adventure that was JSC Radio in 2017.
Plus, you’re welcome to take a look back at both of 2016’s Best of Shows as well to refresh your memory on THAT!
P.S.: Please pardon my voice in the second half of this show. I recorded the first part of the show prior to getting sick. Going out of 2017 in style, clearly!
DETROIT (JSC) — What Up Doe, people! It’s Thanksgiving week and the People’s Podcast is coming to y’all with some rare Tuesday goodness from the home base: Detroit, MI. But the big wheel keeps on turning and this week the show welcomes a new guest.
Her name is Renee Washington. At 25, she’s already lived a life that most of us couldn’t have dreamed of. She’s a three-time former All-American Soccer player at LaSalle University in Philadelphia. Coming from an athletic family — her father and two older sisters were basketball players — Renee set scoring records at LaSalle, as she currently second all-time in goals scored (40), third all-time in points (101), and seventh in assists (21). She helped lead the team to three NCAA Tournaments. After graduating from LaSalle, she briefly played professionally before coaching at Lehigh University.
Now, she has made the transition into broadcasting, working as a reporter, anchor, and color commentator for the Ivy League Network. She is the epitome of hustle, and she joins us this week to talk about the transition over to broadcast as well as her life in soccer and why, in the end, it wasn’t for her.
DETROIT (JSC) — What’s good people! After the first ever #RetroReview took us on a trip down memory lane, we return to 2017 to another familiar scourge: The Detroit Lions. Yep. It’s that time of year again.
Well, the Lions made a guy with a career losing record — including 0-3 in the postseason and 5-46 against Winning Teams — the HIGHEST PAID PLAYER IN THE HISTORY OF THE NFL. You knew I was going to lose it. So here’s Episode 49.
NEW ORLEANS (JSC) — What’s up everybody. The push to Episode 50 continues after a brief hiatus. First and foremost, my apologies for being gone the last few weeks. I was down in New Orleans for the National Association of Black Journalists Convention — it was an amazing success BTW — but after three weeks, the People’s Podcast is back in business and just in time for more of the fresh hell that has engulfed this country.
Episode 47 talks about the terrible incident in Charlottesville, and the fallout from it that includes the perversion of “Free Speech” and this country’s continued clutching onto the Confederacy — you know, the LOSING side in the Civil War. The latter being a subject that is sadly familiar to this site.
During last week’s episode, which was the 45th, I dug into the archives and played part the audio from the Feel The Hunger Radio episode DJ Cutt-Nice and I did the day R. Kelly was acquitted in 2008. At 28 years old, I was more incredulous at how it happened. At 37 years old, I’m livid that it’s continued on and that boiled to the surface after I played the cut from 2008. Today, I’ll give you the transcript of what I said.Continue reading JSC Radio Extra: A few minutes on R. Kelly and how we treat Black Women…