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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 14:23:00

New episode of Rock The Culture: "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is"

In this week’s episode, Antwan Phillips and Rep. Charles Blake provide perspective and conversation on the City’s study to change the form of government, bond issues to improve quality of life, and Rep. Blake’s breakdown on the close of the legislative session. In addition, they provide rapid fire perspective on RockTopics. They also speak with Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. to discuss the first 100 days of his administration and his Little Rock 2020 Education Roadmap.

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 12:17:00

New episode of Rock The Culture: "You Want That Testimony"

In this week’s episode, Antwan Phillips and Rep. Charles Blake provide perspective and conversation on the Central Arkansas Water’s efforts to secure additional fresh water sources, the Legislature’s attempt to extend the time that the State Board of Education can control the LRSD, and the location of LRPD’s license plate readers and security cameras.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 15:23:00

New episode of Rock the Culture podcast: 'Comfortable Being Uncomfortable'

In this week’s episode, Antwan and Charles provide perspective and conversation on the cancellation of Riverfest 2019 and the Arkansas Legislature’s new attempt to pass legislation to implement a voucher program.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 15:51:00

New Rock the Culture podcast: Back to the Future

In this week’s episode, Antwan and Charles provide perspective and conversation on the LRSD’s hiring of a principal for the SouthWest High School, the City of Little Rock’s “A Bridge to Work” program to provide paid day labor to the homeless population, and Gov. Hutchinson’s support of the voucher program in Pulaski County. In addition, they provide rapid fire perspective on RockTopics. They also discuss the “Tales from the Motherland” with Crystal C. Mercer, executive director at Local First Arkansas.

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 16:14:00

New episode of Rock the Culture: 'The Only Stars We Acknowledge'

In this week’s episode, Antwan Phillips and Rep. Charles Blake provide perspective and conversation on the bomb threat that occurred during a recent Little Rock City Board of Directors' meeting and the outcome of Rep. Blake's Flag Bill to re-designate the purpose of one of the stars on the Arkansas State Flag. In addition, they provide rapid fire perspective on Rock Topics (Michael Cohen's testimony at Capitol Hill, Ole Miss basketball players taking a knee, and much more). They also discuss the offerings and events at Central Arkansas Library System ("CALS") with Tameka Lee, communications director for CALS.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 09:51:00

New episode of Rock the Culture: 'Ride the Bus with Us'

In this week’s episode, Antwan and Charles provide perspective and conversation on Arkansas State Board of Education finally releasing criteria for LRSD to exit state control, community forums with the final four candidates to be next police chief of LRPD, and Blake’s breakdown from the Arkansas legislature. In addition, they provide rapid fire perspective on Rock Topics. They also discuss the future of public transit in Central Arkansas with Charles Frazier, Executive Director of Rock Region Metro.

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 16:05:00

New episode of Rock the Culture podcast: Can you have hot sauce?

In this week’s episode, Antwan & Charles provide perspective and conversation on Memphis’ Beale Street Music Festival in comparison to Riverfest, UA-Little Rock’s relationship with eStem High School, and Blake’s breakdown from the Arkansas legislature. In addition, they provide rapid fire perspective on Rock Topics and discuss the differences between plant-based eating versus veganism with Dr. Tionna Jenkins, Founder of Plate It Healthy.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 16:13:00

New episode of Rock the Culture: 'Safe Scootin'

In this week’s episode, Antwan and Charles provide perspective and conversation on UA-Little Rock’s feasibility study on football, ICE’s deportation of 21 Savage, and Little Rock’s use of Lime scooters. In addition, Antwan and Charles introduce a new segment in which they provide rapid fire perspective on Rock Topics. They also discuss fitness training with Kim Leverett, CEO of A Kick Above.

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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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