Perspectives S36 / Ep47 Black Violin - where Hip Hop and Classical music mix
Perspectives with Condace Pressley
by Condace Pressley
5d ago
Black Violin will perform at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre on Saturday, July 20 at 8pm. My guest for Perspectives is one half of this dynamic duo, Wil Baptiste. About this group 303 Magazine wrote, "Today, genre-defying acts dominate the music industry, and artists move between styles with a level of comfort rarely — if ever — observed before. Few of these musical shapeshifters are as original and as captivating as string instrumentalists Kev Marcus and Wil B, who fuse hip-hop and classical music together as the band, Black Violin." Will shares their back story with me, their commitment ..read more
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Perspectives S36 / Ep 45: A New CEO for the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta and author Bakari Sellers
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by Condace Pressley
3w ago
There's a new troop leader of the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta. She's Jai Ferrell, a 5th generation Atlantan and the first woman of color to lead the Atlanta Council. She's a Spelman alumna and comes to the council from Hartsfield Jackson International Airport where she was the Chief Commercial Revenue Officer. Next we are joined by former South Carolina State Legislator and author Bakari Sellers, in Atlanta over the weekend to talk about his newest book, The Moment Thoughts on the Race Reckoning That Wasn't and How We All Can Move Forward Now. In this powerful and persuasive book, Sellers e ..read more
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Perspectives S36 / Ep 44: A New Resource for Dads - Poppa University
Perspectives with Condace Pressley
by Condace Pressley
3w ago
How's this for an idea and the perfect gift for any dad? Free advise, endless dad jokes, resources and virtual AI-powered confidant named Sage the Owl. Men will find all this and more at Poppa University, a free, dedicated online resource and virtual community to support fathers as they raise their kids and navigate fatherhood. My guest on Perspectives is Kenneth Braswell, founder and CEO of the nonprofit Father's Incorporated. Father's Incorporated has an overall mission to improve the societal narrative and perception of fathers to ensure the definition of family includes fathers. Establishe ..read more
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Perspectives S35 / Ep43 Teen encourages other youth to "Be a Scribe"
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by Condace Pressley
1M ago
Michael Hoffen and the protagonist in his new book are both teenagers, but there’s quite an age gap between them—about 4,000 years. In Hoffen’s new book, BE A SCRIBE: Working For a Better Life in Ancient Egypt, he brings to life the story of a young Egyptian, Pepi, whose father, Kheti, is intent on getting his son a job in the royal court. Hoffen, who has been translating ancient texts since middle school, became fascinated by a 4,000-year-old or so piece of literature from ancient Egypt’s Middle Kingdom known as The Instruction of Khety, or “The Satire of the Trades.” Under the guidance and c ..read more
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Perspectives S36 / Ep41 Celebrate Dad on Father's Day at Family Food Fest
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by Condace Pressley
1M ago
Family Food Fest Atlanta is a multicultural Father's Day charity fundraiser and food-tasting celebration where we celebrate fathers and men who impact their families and community. The 501(C)3 nonprofit Atlanta Culinary Charities, whose mission is to work with boys and girls in after-school programs and on weekends, produces this event each year on Father's Day. Longtime Atlanta resident Diane Larche' founded the event a decade ago. She lost her battle to pancreatic cancer earlier this year. Her team has rallied and the event is on again in 2024 in her honor. My guests on the show are the new ..read more
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Perspectives S36 / Ep40 Help for people recovering from self-injury
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by Condace Pressley
1M ago
Exact figures are not available. However, it is estimated that nearly one in 5 individuals have self-injured themselves at some point in their lives. The highest likelihood of this behavior emerges in young people between the ages of 14 and 22 years old. My guest on Perspectives is Amanda Beausoleil. She was motivated by her own struggles with self-injury to build a solution for others. That solution is SIRA, The Self-Injury Recovery & Awareness organization. It's a nonprofit that helps people recover by use of an effective and powerful peer-support group model. The services SIRA offers ar ..read more
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Perspectives S36 / Ep39: David Manuel - Organ Donation Saved My Life
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by Condace Pressley
1M ago
My guest is David Manuel. He's a father, arts advocate and community activist. 10 years ago, he received a life saving liver transplant. He's founded the "I Am A Father 5K Run/Walk, an event uniting male-focused organizations and directing donations to youth programs like the Piedmont Hospital Foundation and others with a priority on strengthening families from the fatherhood perspective. This year's 5K walk/run is Saturday, June 8th starting at Privi at The Mall at Stonecrest in Parking Lot C. Festivities begin at 8am with an energizing warm-up session led by Stepp Steward. The event will fea ..read more
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Perspectives S36 / Ep38: Ken Block: Disproven -My Unbiased Search for Voter Fraud for the Trump Campaign
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by Condace Pressley
1M ago
My guest is Ken Block, author of DISPROVEN: My Unbiased Search for Voter Fraud for the Trump Campaign, the Data that Shows Why He Lost, and How We Can Improve Our Elections. Looking back on the day he signed the contract with Donald Trump’s second presidential campaign, Ken Block says, “I had no idea then how finding so little would lead to so much.” The day after the 2020 presidential election, a lawyer for former U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign called Block, a registered Republican and former gubernatorial candidate in Rhode Island, and asked if his firm, Simpatico Software Systems, w ..read more
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Perspectives S36 / Ep37: Forsyth County is Flooding with the Joy of Lake Lanier
Perspectives with Condace Pressley
by Condace Pressley
1M ago
Selected as winner of the inaugural 96-Hour Opera Project Showcase in 2022, Forsyth County is Flooding (with the Joy of Lake Lanier) is the first new opera launched from the annual competition. Joining us on Perspectives are the creative genius' behind the story and the music - writer / director Adamma Ebo and her fiancé' Marcus Norris. Their one-act dark comedy explores some of Georgia’s terrifying, uncomfortable, and uncanny happenings at Lake Lanier in Forsyth County, Georgia. In what might just be a modern-day ghost story: a private detective and a witch, who claims to be connected to spir ..read more
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Perspectives S36 / Ep 30: Reproductive rights. It is an issue for everyone
Perspectives with Condace Pressley
by Condace Pressley
2M ago
The issue of reproductive rights for women is on the ballot in the Georgia Primary race for Supreme Court Justice as well as for other candidates offering themselves for office in the aftermath of the Dobbs decision in June 2022. The nonprofit chromatic black along with other organizations and a group of concerned citizens are staging a series of public meetings to educate the community. The series is branded as "2024 & Beyond: Creating Our Shared Future” Town Hall – Reproductive Rights. The conversations center on shaping a more equitable future for all and seek to unpack "Project 2025" T ..read more
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