Daily Border Crossings
The Podcast that will open your mind about “othering”. You need it in your life.
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SEASON 2, EPISODE 6
Yes, Black People Camp, Hike and Kayak: Ian Solomon of Amplify Outside on Environmental Healing, Black Recreation as Black Liberation and the Joys of Nature
June 22, 2022
Meet Ian Solomon of Amplify Outside – a Black man who, get this, HIKES & CAMPS & KAYAKS! Gasp! Yep, a popular stereotype and misconception is that Black folks don’t really “do” the outdoors, staying away from woods and mountains and stray or woodsy animals. Out to debunk such myths, Ian — whose motto is “Black Recreation is Black Liberation” — takes every chance he gets to be outside. He’ll talk about ENVIRONMENTAL HEALING, a topic that is othered, especially one not discussed a lot in the Black community. And what are Sound Baths? How can we get healing from sound? From the night sky? So much to learn!
While we’re outside celebrating Juneteenth, listen up for reasons to keep being out there. It will benefit your overall health more than you might think. When there is so much mental health talk and so many of us are thinking about how to do better, live better, stress less – TRUST ME! You don’t want to miss this episode. Find out some things we’ve been missing out on! (Some of us, anyway.)
Find Ian Solomon at @amplifyoutside on all the socials.
SEASON 2, EPISODE 5
The Truth about Career and Technical Schools – How much is it costing you financially and professionally to overlook these gems?
APRIL 12, 2022
On this ep of DBC, we’re talking career and tech schools and the fact that they lead to so many lucrative lifetime professional careers and opportunities, often in a short time. Yet many people miss out on this in favor of traditional schools and universities because of overlooking and “othering” career and tech chools due to stigmas. Is over-looking them a big mistake? Our guests are Shelette Pleat, principal of Capital Region BOCES CTE High School, Nikasha Dicks, PR and marketing director for Aiken Technical College, and Katie Sievers, customer success manager at credentialing organization Credly. They share the cost-saving, career-launching, real-time benefits of Career & Technical Education. Tune in now!
SEASON 2, EPISODE 4
Mental Wellness: Mindset & Resilience Expert Chazz Scott on the Power of Thoughts, How We (Adults & Children) SHOULD BE Thinking, & Wise, Rich & Rewarding Tips for a Life of Success & Self Care
JANUARY 29, 2022
He has been named BE Modern Man by Black Enterprise Magazine, selected as Top 30 Under 30 by HBCU Buzz, and was a recipient of The Positive People Award by The Baltimore Times. HIs IG page is filled with insightful, helpful, encouraging messages of knowledge and wisdom to better our lives, including a post discussing the need to regularly do a mental diet. His usage of the phrase “mental wellness” is an example of his commitment to positivity and positive language. Find him at www.chazzscott.com.
SEASON 2, EPISODE 3
Special TIE DIE Edition with Chief Medical Illustrator Chidiebere Ibe on faith, art, & normalizing Black bodies in medicine
NOVEMBER 10, 2021
Chidiebere Ibe & his passion for art and medicine was the perfect guest for DBC’s 1st TIE DIE episode, where we highlight & explore the intersection of Technology, Innovation & Education + Diversity, Inclusion & Equity. Tune in and find out: the big role his Christian faith plays; desire to “normalize” & response to negativity; thoughts on studying in the US or UK; childhood sparks of creativity and surgery; and holiday plans.
SEASON 2, EPISODE 2
A Candid Conversation with Dr. Gholdy Muhammad: Dropping Knowledge, Wisdom & Lessons for Education and for Life
NOVEMBER 10, 2021
The incomparable, amazing educator and author Dr. Gholdy Muhammad, author of Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy, visits Daily Border Crossings and gets candid, discussing everything from food and family to 19th century Black women who inspired her work to Taboo and Spades! She discusses her book including how she came up with the title, why the book — which is grounded in the teachings from Black women in Black literary societies from long ago — is for all students. Gholdy has made such waves, she’s now working with music super producer Pharrell Williams & shares about that.
SEASON 2, EPISODE 1
The Updates Show – What’s Samantha Fletcher doing, done & what’s to come on DBC?
NOVEMBER 23, 2021
SEASON 1, EPISODE 12
THE Dr. Freeman Hrabowski & ADVICE You Need
APRIL 1, 2021
SEASON 1, EPISODE 11
Black History Month Dos and Donts: Capitol Hill Day School Sheds Light with School-wide Effort
MARCH 12, 2021
SEASON 1, EPISODE 10
*Special* “Harvard grad school, Say Her Name Edition” – Black Women: Juxtaposing Centering vs. Erasure
JANUARY 12, 2021
SEASON 1, EPISODE 9
Impacting millions by age 25: Richa & Vedant of India & the Success of Labhya Foundation
NOVEMBER 29, 2020
SEASON 1, EPISODE 8
Indigenous in the US: Meet Loyola Rankin and Isaac Moore – Native American Heritage Month
NOVEMBER 16, 2020
SEASON 1, EPISODE 7
Asian American Educator experiences, meet Ariana and Cindy
OCTOBER 2, 2020
SEASON 1, EPISODE 6
Black, Married & Champions for Justice: A Tale of 2 Awesome Women, Anika and Yolande Kwinana
SEPTEMBER 13, 2020
SEASON 1, EPISODE 5
A conversation with Alexandria Bailey, candidate for DC ANC
AUGUST 22, 2020
SEASON 1, EPISODE 4
A conversation with Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III, part 2
AUGUST 1, 2020
SEASON 1, EPISODE 3
A conversation with Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III, part 1
JULY 26, 2020
SEASON 1, EPISODE 2
2 Protesters, a Professor, a Community Organizer: From Global Protests to Local Communities
JUNE 26, 2020
SEASON 1, EPISODE 1
Marty Swaim, co-founder of Challenging Racism
JUN 2, 2020