S6 Ep 9: Memorial Day Message
Think 100%: The Coolest Show
by Hip Hop Caucus
9h ago
In this special Memorial Day episode of The Coolest Show Podcast, host Rev Yearwood delivers a heartfelt message encouraging listeners to take time to rest, relax, and enjoy their holiday. Acknowledging the importance of reflection and rejuvenation, Rev Yearwood underscores the significance of Memorial Day as a time to honor those who have served while also taking a moment for self-care and connection with loved ones. Looking ahead, Rev Yearwood offers an exciting preview of upcoming episodes, with June dedicated to celebrating Black Music Month. He teases a lineup of engaging conversations an ..read more
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S6 Ep 8: Graduation Day: Rev Drops Knowledge at Paul Smith College”
Think 100%: The Coolest Show
by Hip Hop Caucus
1w ago
In this special episode of The Coolest Show Podcast, host Rev Yearwood steps into a different role as he delivers a heartfelt commencement speech at Paul Smith College. The occasion is particularly poignant as Rev’s son, River Yearwood, is among the graduates of the class of 2024. The episode captures the essence of the moment, filled with pride, hope, and the weight of responsibility that comes with stepping into the future. Rev Yearwood’s speech is a stirring message of hope and inspiration. He emphasizes the critical role the graduates will play in shaping a better world, urging them to emb ..read more
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Unpaved: Greening the Urban Jungle Pt. 2 w/ Dr. Manuel Pastor & Sissy Trinh
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by Hip Hop Caucus
2w ago
In this episode of The Coolest Show, Assistant Producer Destiny Hodges takes the reins, filling in for Rev Yearwood, and continues speaking to an inspiring lineup of guests to delve into the transformative world of urban greening. In this episode, Destiny leads Dr. Manuel Pastor, director of USC Equity Research Institute, and Sissy Trinh, Executive Director, Southeast Asian Community Alliance (SEACA-LA).  Our guests share their experiences in championing environmental justice and empowering Black and Brown communities to reclaim their land. They explore the urgent need for policies that p ..read more
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S6 Ep 5: Unpaved: Greening the Urban Jungle w/ Russell Armstrong, Marquees Harris Dawson, Richard Garcia, and Skipp Townsend
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by Hip Hop Caucus
3w ago
In this episode of The Coolest Show, Assistant Producer Destiny Hodges takes the reins, filling in for Rev Yearwood, and sits down with an inspiring lineup of guests to delve into the transformative world of urban greening. In this episode, Destiny leads discussions with Russell Armstrong from the Hip Hop Caucus, Marquees Harris Dawson, Councilmember for District 8 of Los Angeles, Richard Garcia of Alma Backyard Farms, and Skipp Townsend, CEO of 2nd Call.  Our guests share their experiences in championing environmental justice and empowering Black and Brown communities to reclaim their la ..read more
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S6 Ep 4: Colorado River Basin: It Goes, His People Go w/ Daniel Cordalis
Think 100%: The Coolest Show
by Hip Hop Caucus
1M ago
In this episode of The Coolest Show podcast, host Rev Yearwood engages in a discussion with Daniel Cordalis, a distinguished member of the Navajo Nation and Staff Attorney at the Native American Rights Fund. Together, they delve into the pressing issue of the Colorado River Basin’s dwindling water supply, a lifeline for 40 million people across multiple states and Tribal Nations. The conversation unfolds to reveal the stark reality of a “mega drought” that has plagued the region since 2000, resulting in the river losing a staggering 10 trillion gallons of water. As the basin faces its first fe ..read more
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S6 Ep 3: Yes, Black People Are in Alaska: Part 2 w/ Chad Brown
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by Hip Hop Caucus
1M ago
Chad Brown is the Founder & President of Soul River Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting inner-city youth with the outdoors through transformative experiences. Chad has focused his efforts on empowering marginalized communities to engage with nature and become stewards of the environment. In Alaska, Chad has been instrumental in leading expeditions and educational programs that highlight the importance of protecting the state’s fisheries and ecosystems. Through his work, he combines his love for the outdoors with a commitment to social justice, inspiring individuals to c ..read more
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S6 Ep 2: Yes, Black People Are in Alaska: Part 1 w/ Alyssa Quintyne
Think 100%: The Coolest Show
by Hip Hop Caucus
1M ago
Alyssa Quintyne is a Bajan-American community organizer, musician, researcher, and artist based in Fairbanks, Alaska. Her artwork subverts the artistic trope of Black women portrayed in positions of servitude. Her organizing is centered in intersectionality, democracy, accessibility, and communal healing and action in response to the impacts of industry and the climate crisis. In this episode of The Coolest Show, Rev Yearwood speaks to Quintyne about artivism, the critical condition of Alaskan fisheries, and the role of Black women and femmes in creating a climate just future. Support: https ..read more
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S5 Ep 29: The Crisis Continues w/ Rukia Lumumba
Think 100%: The Coolest Show
by Hip Hop Caucus
6M ago
On this episode of “The Coolest Show,” we welcome the dynamic Rukia Lumumba as a guest. A tenacious advocate and Executive Director of the People’s Advocacy Institute, Lumumba brings her unwavering commitment to social justice to the forefront. In this captivating interview, she engages in a poignant conversation with Rev Yearwood, delving into her inspiring journey as a community leader and her relentless pursuit of equitable rights for marginalized groups. Together, they explore the critical issue of the water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi—a crisis disproportionately affecting Black communi ..read more
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S5 Ep 28: Black Executive w/ Michael Regan
Think 100%: The Coolest Show
by Hip Hop Caucus
6M ago
Our Black Executive series highlights Black folk in pivotal roles in the Biden-Harris Administration. Given the Administration’s investment in climate and clean energy and its relatively short timeline, we want to ensure those individuals who have been tasked with what could accurately be called an “impossible feat” are seen and supported. Like the rest of us, they have humanity and their own vision for the work. While the Administration might not bring the entirety of their visions to fruition, we want to archive it all so that in community, we can continue to support their efforts for our pe ..read more
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S5 Ep 28: Black Executive w/ Dr. Jalonne White-Newsome
Think 100%: The Coolest Show
by Hip Hop Caucus
6M ago
Our Black Executive series highlights Black folk in pivotal roles in the Biden-Harris Administration. Given the Administration’s investment in climate and clean energy and its relatively short timeline, we want to ensure those individuals who have been tasked with what could accurately be called an “impossible feat” are seen and supported. Like the rest of us, they have humanity and their own vision for the work. While the Administration might not bring the entirety of their visions to fruition, we want to archive it all so that in community, we can continue to support their efforts for our pe ..read more
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