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Minority Korner 80: A Peak Behind The Jockstrap (Big Little Lies, Tuskegee Study, Sports In Amurrika, Master of None, Dear White People, PWR BTTM, Drake at Prom)

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Minority Korner

"Awww Suki Suik," now we kick things off with an impromptu Quizlet Korner! Who made that phrase a house hold catch phrase in the 90's (and now looking back it is probably appropriated from Japan. James has a confession to make to Nnekay and you the audience... he watched 'Big Little Lies', but why does he feel so guilty about it? Possibly because it's just a bunch of rich white ladies, depressed, and staring into the ocean. Well we came here for Zoe Kravitz, and stayed for Nicole Kidman who turned it out! 'Masters of None' has reached perfection this season, and why are you still not watching 'Dear White People' yet? Nnekay delivers in an expose about the Tuskegee Study (not to be confused with Tuskegee Airmen of WWII) which was a true fucked up American Horror Story in it's treatment of Black men. Inspired by a recent trip, and conversion to the Yankee's, James takes a peak behind the jockstrap of Major League American Sports: a billion dollar industry. Which sports make what? How much do professional male athletes make compared to females? Why don't folks watch the WNBA? How much do cheerleaders make? What's the racial breakdown? LGBT Athletes? Does testosterone levels increase when your team wins? Why do we say "we" won, or "they" lost? Plus we take a look at the PWR BTTM controversy, and as we say: you gotta side eye your heroes. Also... did you see Drake get upstaged at his cousins prom?

Tuskegee Study History and current status

http://www.colorlines.com/articles/nearly-85-years-later-tuskegee-studys...

http://tuskegeebioethics.org/about/voices-for-our-fathers-legacy-foundat...

http://www.tuskegeecenter.org/

https://www.cdc.gov/tuskegee/timeline.htm

Let's Talk About Sports Mahn:

http://www.sportsnetworker.com/2012/02/15/the-psychology-of-sports-fans-...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/sports-stars-out-and-about/...

http://www.totalsportek.com/news/nfl-cheerleader-salaries-2015/

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/28/sports/basketball/after-two-decades-w...

http://ctbythenumbers.info/2013/10/10/wnba-leads-major-sports-gender-rac...

http://www.diversityinc.com/news/measure-diversity-one-u-s-pro-sport-meets/

http://www.businessinsider.com/nfl-mlb-nba-nhl-average-sports-salaries-2...

Pop Rocket: Episode 111 Legal Dramas

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Pop Rocket
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Guy Branum
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Karen Tongson
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Margaret Wappler
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Wynter Mitchell

This week Guy has returned from New York and the gang is back together to talk about legal dramas! They talk about the new CBS All-Access series The Good Fight, their favorite legal dramas of all time, and they get real about which TV or movie lawyer they would want to represent them in court. Wynter talks about her love for true crime, Margaret tells us what The Accused got right, and Karen talks about a Barbara Streisand classic. Plus we learn why Guy is currently obsessed with Calypso music and which documentaries you should be seeing this weekend. As with every week, we find out what the panel is all about and why jams they cannot stop listening to.

Guy Branum, Karen Tongson, Wynter Mitchell, and Margaret Wappler

Jams:

Margaret Wappler - Room 29 - Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzalez
Wynter Mitchell - I Feel It Comin' - The Weeknd
Karen Tongson - It Ain't Me - Kygo, Selena Gomez
Guy Branum - No Wuk For Carnival - Lord Kitchener

Each week we'll add everyone's jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

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Other Links:
James Baldwin on the Dick Cavett Show
James Spader on Boston Legal

Produced by Christian DueƱas and Kara Hart for MaximumFun.org

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