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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 11:19:00

New episode of Rock the Culture: "Juice In Your Own Life"

In this week’s episode, Charles and Antwan provide perspective and conversation on the Little Rock Mayoral Election and State Board of Education’s consideration of the anticipated request to waive the Fair Teacher Dismissal Act. In addition, Charles and Antwan discuss all things happening in the Little Rock School District with Superintendent Michael Poore.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 16:29:00

Bonus episode of Rock the Culture: "Change Is Coming: Mayoral Election Edition"

In this bonus episode, Charles and Antwan provide conversation and perspective on Frank Scott, Jr.’s historic win as Mayor of Little Rock — live from the Election Night Watch Party.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 10:43:00

Bonus episode of Rock the Culture with Bakari Sellers

In this bonus episode, Antwan and Charles interview CNN contributor Bakari Sellers regarding the new generation of political leadership across the nation and his support of mayoral candidate Frank Scott, Jr.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 12:36:00

New episode of Rock the Culture: 'Walk Around'

In this week’s episode, Charles and Antwan provide perspective and conversation regarding improving the quality of life in Little Rock and the need to convert War Memorial Golf Course into a Central Park. In addition, they interview John Brummett, of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, regarding the campaign themes of Frank Scott and Baker Kurrus in the Little Rock Mayoral race.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 11:19:00

New episode of Rock the Culture: "Validated, Validators, and Accidentally Viral"

In this week’s episode, Charles and Antwan provide conversation and perspective on the Little Rock Fraternal Order of Police Facebook post about the Little Rock Mayoral Race, Representative Blake’s proposed legislation that would require automatic voter registration, and Forbes 30 Under 30 list recognizing a student at Little Rock Central High School.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 09:48:00

New episode of Rock the Culture: "People's Police"

In this week’s episode, Antwan and Charles provide perspective and conversation on the ongoing contract negotiations between Little Rock Education Association and Little Rock School District regarding Fair Teacher Dismissal Act, the Little Rock Mayoral Runoff Election, and lack of coverage of white nationalist’s rally. In addition, they interview Sgt. Willie Davis of the Little Rock Police Department regarding importance of community policing and his involvement in the O.K. Program, a mentoring program for teenage black males.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 15:33:00

New episode of Rock the Culture: "Vote for a Change"

In this week’s episode, Antwan and Charles provide perspective and conversation on the 2018 local elections in Little Rock and Central Arkansas.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 15:24:00

New episode of Rock the Culture: ‘Still Making History’

In this week’s episode, Antwan and Charles provide perspective, conversation, and context on the Little Rock Education Association’s contract negotiations with the Little Rock School District/Commissioner Johnny Key and its relationship to the State Board of Education’s takeover of the LRSD. In addition, they interview Terri Hollingsworth, democratic candidate for Circuit Clerk of Pulaski County, regarding her historical race and her vision for the clerk’s office.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 10:44:00

New episode of Rock the Culture podcast: 'Unify Our City'

Perspective and conversation about the Washington Post exposé on the Little Rock Police Department’s use of no-knock warrants and a political radio ad alleging that black people should vote republican to avoid being lynched again. Guest: Little Rock Mayoral Candidate Frank Scott.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 10:17:00

New episode of Rock the Culture podcast: 'Real Recognize Real'

In this week’s episode, Antwan and Charles provide perspective and conversation on Issue 2, the voter ID ballot initiative, the rules in the event there is a run-off in Little Rock’s Mayoral Race, and West Central Community Center’s tutoring program.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 12:28:00

New episode of Rock the Culture podcast: 'Little Rock Made Me'

Hosts Antwan Phillips and Representative Charles Blake provide perspective and conversation on Issue 5, the minimum wage ballot initiative, and the proposal for collaboration between LRSD and PCSSD to share a high school in West Little Rock. They also interview Vince Hunter, former Razorback and professional basketball player, regarding his non-profit PROJECT M.A.D.E.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 09:15:00

New episode of Rock the Culture podcast: 'Know Your Why'

Antwan and Charles provide perspective and conversation on the City of Little Rock’s initiative to find jobs for our homeless population, the State Board of Education’s decision to take over the Pine Bluff School District, and Governor Hutchinson’s press conference on Arkansas Works. They also discuss the entrepreneurial mindset with local business owner, Lydia Page.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 15:34:00

New Rock the Culture episode: 'Public Policy from Netflix?'

Hosts Antwan Phillips and Rep. Charles Blake provide perspective and conversation on the Arkansas Business’ article entitled “Is Little Rock Losing its Luster?”, LRSD loss of enrollment, and settlement of lawsuit filed against LRPD related to the use of the n-word. They also discuss the evolution of Obamacare to Arkansas Works with Health Policy Director of Arkansas Advocates, Marquita Little Newman.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 16:17:00

Bonus episode of Rock the Culture podcast: 'We Are They'

In this week’s episode, Antwan and Charles have a special Labor Day Conversation with author and entrepreneur Mario Settles, the founder of TrukPlease. They discuss his new business, the entrepreneurial mindset, and becoming who you expected others to be.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 14:52:00

New Rock the Culture podcast episode: 'Holding Everybody (in) Arkansas Down'

Hosts Antwan Phillips and state Rep. Charles Blake provide provide perspective and conversation on the Salt Bowl Situation at War Memorial Stadium, the Little Rock School District’s facility plan and community forums, and Elizabeth Eckford’s commemorative bench at Central High. They also discuss the casino amendment proposed by Driving Arkansas Forward with former state representative Nate Steel.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 11:36:00

New episode of Rock the Culture podcast: 'We’re still dealing with that'

Antwan and Charles provide perspective and conversation on the England Police Department’s termination of Michael Moore for telling black folks they do not belong in the England and City of Little Rock’s infrastructure investments. They also discuss the 2018 Filmland with the executive director of Arkansas Cinema Society, Kathryn Tucker.

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 09:48:00

Rock the Culture extra: 'It’s Our Power with Stacey Abrams!'

In this bonus episode, Antwan and Charles provide perspective and conversation on the Little Rock Mayoral Forum. They also had the privilege to talk about the importance of political engagement with Stacey Abrams, who is the First Black Female Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate in American History.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 16:01:00

New Rock the Culture podcast: 'Pushback'

Antwan and Charles provide perspective and conversation on the petition to eliminate the at-large director positions on the Little Rock City Board, UA-Little Rock’s effort to start a football team, and lawsuits filed against the LRPD related to termination of police staff due to the use of racially charged words on social media. They also discuss the current efforts to provide resources to the homeless population with the executive director of Jericho’s Way, Mandy Davis.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 14:06:00

New episode of Rock the Culture podcast: “Social Media Savants”

In this Season 1 finale, Antwan Phillips and Rep. Charles Blake provide perspective and conversation on the controversial ending of the Hot Summer Jam Concert, Jacksonville’s policy decision to lower the priority of marijuana arrests, and Facebook’s social media training in Little Rock. They also discuss the importance of social media with national entertainment personality, Ally the Pub.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 15:28:00

New Rock the Culture podcast: "Urgency Still Requires Preparation"

In this week’s episode, Antwan Phillips and State Rep Charles Blake provide perspective and conversation on the withdrawal of the proposal for new charter school in Little Rock, the failed ordinance to eliminate at-large directors on the Little Rock City Board of Directors and Swag Ky Bow Ties, a clothing line started by 8 year-old Kylan Robinson.  They also discuss Little Rock’s live music scene with Rodney Block, of Rodney Block Collective.

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