Episode 05 Alex F.
The High Yellow Podcast
by Devin Johnson
2y ago
I had a chat with Alex Flanagan, whom you may know via her national profile as a sports reporter covering the NFL, College Football, The Olympics and several others. We discuss her feelings about speaking out publicly on matters of social, racial and gender equality and what doing so means to her. I found her very open and insightful and appreciated her sharing her journey to understanding the plight of black Americans and other disenfranchised groups. I also learned that she was the NFL sideline reporter during the Chargers v. 49er game when Colin Kaepernick first kneeled in protest of police ..read more
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Episode 04 Steve Kerr
The High Yellow Podcast
by Devin Johnson
2y ago
A sit down with Head Coach Steve Kerr of the NBA's Golden State Warriors. With an astounding 8 championship rings, Steve should be a lock as a future Hall of Famer. In addition to his accomplishments in hoops, Steve also has a history of using his voice as a recognizable figure to speak on topics such racial and social justice very publicly. He's also a strong advocate for gun control though I regret we didn't get to that topic here.  In this podcast we talk a bit about coaching but mainly discuss how some of these issues of the day impact and influence players, teams, coaches and the NBA ..read more
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Episode 03 John K. (Demetrius Dubose)
The High Yellow Podcast
by Devin Johnson
2y ago
This is a conversation with John Kouris, who is currently in production of a documentary on the beautiful life and tragic death of our mutual friend Demetrius Dubose, who was shot and killed by the San Diego Police on July 24, 1999. "Demo" was a force of nature, a beautiful soul with an infectious smile. He was also a talented athlete who played briefly in the NFL but most of all, Demo was kind, generous, curious, intelligent, passionate and treated everyone, regardless of title, stature, race, popularity, age, wealth or whatever, as an equal. John and I discuss, with some emotional difficulty ..read more
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Episode 02 Maritza M.
The High Yellow Podcast
by Devin Johnson
2y ago
An interview with Maritza McClendon, an Olympic swimming legend. Maritza is the first African-American woman on the US Olympic Swim Team, which also makes her the first African-American woman to win an Olympic medal, as she is the proud owner of s Silver Medal from the 2004 Olympics. We discuss her upbringing, the interesting way she got into swimming, her experience as an African-American in the predominantly white swimming world. She also addresses the shocking number of black children who drown versus their white counterparts and what she's doing to help improve that disparity. Thanks for l ..read more
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Episode 01 David B.
The High Yellow Podcast
by Devin Johnson
2y ago
In addition to being a high school teacher who takes his role as an educator seriously, David Barthold is a Brooklyn based street artist whose distinctive work has a strong social justice voice.  We discuss his background, what being a native New Yorker means to him, the reaction to his George Floyd tribute piece and the normal musings on life. For more on David check his IG @davidfbarthold or website davidbarthold.net Enjoy ..read more
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