The Crossroads podcast focuses on environmental justice in the US and countries of the diaspora, changing the image of an environmentalist one episode at a time.
info_outline A House Cannot Stand 09/17/2021
A House Cannot Stand Raymond Nevo talk about the upcoming county council race in Prince George's County, Maryland and how he is the best candidate for an At Large seat. We talk about the housing crisis in Maryland and across the US and why it's so important for citizens to get involved in local politics.
info_outline Clean Economy 08/26/2021
Clean Economy Thought leader and activist Mr. Mustafa Santiago Ali joins me to talk about his experience working to effect change at the federal level and his future endeavors to ensure people of color can create wealth in the growing clean economy. https://www.mustafasantiagoali.com
info_outline People of the Bay 07/30/2021
People of the Bay I'm joined by author and marketing maven Juleen Moreno to talk about mobility justice and her experience using public transportation. We chat about her origin story and her campaign to seek justice for herself and other victims of drunk driving.
info_outline Geographies of Privilege 05/19/2021
Geographies of Privilege I'm joined by Professor Chole Ahmann to talk about the youth-led movements in Baltimore and the city's environmental history. We chat about the Fairfield Renewable Energy Project and the youth activists responsible for preventing this incinerator from being built. Links are below!
info_outline Our Divine Planet 04/21/2021
Our Divine Planet In observance of Earth Day, I talk about supporting black farmers and uplifting black, brown, and Indigenous voices and practices. I give tips for reducing our individual carbon footprint and discuss the HEAL alliance's food plan. Resources are below!
info_outline Hot in Here 04/07/2021
Hot in Here We're talking about climate change, what it is and why it's an issue. I'm taking a look at President Biden's infrastructure plan and discussing some essays from Naomi Klein and Lorena Russell. This is only the tip of the iceberg. Resources below as always!
info_outline Pumped Full of 03/31/2021
Pumped Full of This episode explores the lead crisis in the US and a few examples of well documented cases. I give a recap of some of the bills going on in the Maryland General Assembly and share some inspirational gems. This episode is sponsored by DNH Hair Care
info_outline The Power 03/06/2021
The Power Winter came with the disrespect. I'm joined by Erline and Janae, two of my podcast sisters living in Texas, to talk about their experiences during the devastating snow storm. We talk about preparedness and what individuals, families, and communities can do to be prepared for emergencies. Check out Janae and Erline's upcoming workshop here!
info_outline The Jaws 02/25/2021
The Jaws This episode is centered around police accountability and I'm touching on a few bills going on in the current legislative session as well as some social justice issues related to the No Knock search warrant and attacks by police dogs. What's a few more bills, right?
info_outline The Bills 02/16/2021
The Bills Consider this an appetizer. Digging into this year's Maryland General Assembly, I selected a few environmental bills to keep track of. These bills involve food security, PFAS, and other subjects I've covered on the show thus far. I'll be tracking these bills as they make they way through the legislative process. I gave flowers to Petey Greene a DC radio and TV personality who inspired me to start podcasting. Resources as always, are below!
info_outline About City Business 02/09/2021
About City Business Nikki Thompson is about Charm City Business. During this episode, she and I talk about her work with the Baltimore City Council as well as her knowledge about the Maryland General Assembly. She gives insight into the overall themes of the current legislation session and what barriers have prevented people from having their voices heard. We gave a lot of flowers and had some wine.
info_outline Idea First, Vision Second 02/02/2021
Idea First, Vision Second The word for this episode is "alignment". I'm joined by Erik Range, the board chairman of Minorities for Medical Marijuana. We discuss the cannabis industry and the barriers preventing black people and other people of color from obtaining access to this growing industry. Erik breaks down the difference between legalization and decriminalization of marijuana and we talk about his forthcoming book that helps folks develop their ideas and turn them thriving businesses.
info_outline Displacement 01/26/2021
Displacement This is part 2 of my discussion on nuclear testing with a focus on the Marshall Islands. I discuss the major testing that occurred in the Marshall Islands that not only caused the radiation exposure but the removal of people from their native land. Marshall Islanders didn't take the actions of the US and other countries lying down.
info_outline The Hills Have Eyes 01/19/2021
The Hills Have Eyes In this episode, I'm taking a dive into nuclear testing in the U.S., specifically the Nevada Proving Ground. I'm tying one of my favorite genres, horror, into the discussion through the 2006 film The Hills Have Eyes which includes a note about the history of nuclear testing as the backdrop and driving force for the plot.
info_outline One for the Road 01/01/2021
One for the Road Closing out 2020 with a lecture I gave to urban sustainability students at UDC on genetically modified organisms and medical waste and incineration. We've all had to overcome so much this year and I wanted to share a personal highlight, sharing knowledge with future innovators of sustainability. The lecture is called "Human Innovation, Environmental Harm". We made it, y'all! Resources are below!
info_outline Healing Politically 11/28/2020
Healing Politically In this Curated Convo, Brandy and I talk about her organizational work with Political Healers. We talk about what we're thankful for, what 2020 has taught us, and what we will have to heal from after the pandemic is over. We honored the Indigenous Peoples of Maryland and discussed the upcoming legislative session.
info_outline Unfair not Unwinnable 10/28/2020
Unfair not Unwinnable I'm joined by Desmond Price of the Independent Thought podcast to discuss the electoral college and the alternatives to it that have gained traction such as the National Popular Vote. This is the continuation of a chat Desmond and I had about voter suppression and why people feel unmotivated to vote. Resources are below!
info_outline Set The Tone 09/17/2020
Set The Tone First time alone in the studio in a minute! I'm discussing what you can expect from Season 3. I'm talking about the major themes I'm continuing the conversation about and some upcoming collaboration. I give flowers to my community and Zora Neale Hurston.
info_outline From Personal Experience 09/09/2020
From Personal Experience Genay, Rose, and Z are alums of the Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) a strategy and program under Urban Habitat in the Bay Area. We discuss how personal experience informs social activism and how BCLI empowers and equips people of color with the tools to join and run commissions. The ladies talk about what brought them to BCLI and how folks can get involved in their communities to make positive change. We shout out groups doing the work, our families and each other.
info_outline A More Perfect Union 08/25/2020
A More Perfect Union Did you know there were actually two New Deals? On this episode, I'm joined by Collin Haynes to discuss the status of COVID-19 and if a "New Deal" (a la Franklin D. Roosevelt) would be created to fight our current economic status. Yeah, it's nerdy or nothing today! Collin gives the stats on the US and the 'Rona, and we talk about Guyana and the similarities between his home country and the US. We share our fears over the COVID vaccine and the DNC.