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    "This is America"? Race, Music and Politics Collide

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    Eugene Puryear, Sean Blackmon
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    Denver school teacher's strike; Poverty Scholarship examined; Senator Amy Klobuchar's record on staff treatment

    On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Moira Casados-Cassidy, a Denver Schools teacher and Board Member of the Denver Classroom Teachers Association to talk about the ongoing teacher's strike over base pay in Denver, Colorado, the effect high real estate costs have on teachers, and the outrageous shifting of financial resources to school administrators and charter school operators.

    In the second segment Dr. Gerald Horne, Moores Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston joins the how to discuss Black History Month following Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's blackface scandal and the importance of understanding how slavery and capitalism impact the current American political landscape.

    In a special third segment "By Any Means Necessary" is joined by Lisa "Tiny" Gary-Garcia, co-editor of POOR Magazine and author and activist Leroy Moore join the show to discuss the new book "Poverty Scholarship: Poor People-Led Theory, Art, Words, & Tears Across Mama Earth", the need for "interdependence" among human beings and using art to combat exploitation.

    Later in the show, Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Jacque Luqman of Luqman Nation to talk about the ongoing political crisis in Virginia, the backlash to Congressmember Ilhan Omar statements on AIPAC, Senator Amy Klobuchar's Presidential announcement, and the highlights and lowlights from the 2019 Grammys.

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