Oct. 21, 2022

S3 Ep 10 Lets Recap Season 3

In this episode, Lissette and Maurice look back at season 3 and look forward to the future of BBB and their new business venture.

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July 8, 2022

Correcting the History of Black and Latinx people with Dr. Paul Ortiz

Dr. Paul Ortiz is a 1st generation college student and 3rd generation military veteran. He is a Professor of History and Director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida. He is the author of "A...

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June 21, 2022

Natural Talent vs Discipline

Lissette and Maurice discuss what is the key to being successful, having natural talent or discipline and focus?

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June 7, 2022

Decolonizing the Speech Language Therapy Profession with Warda Farah

Warda Farah is a Speech and Language Therapist From London, England and Founder of Language Waves. Language Waves specializes in using an array of methods to provide culturally diverse therapeutic input for schools and local ...

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May 17, 2022

Curriculum and Equity

In this episode, Lissette and Maurice discuss why good equity work needs to be included in school curriculum.

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April 24, 2022

Roasting: The Cultural Nuance of Showing Love

In this hilarious episode, Lissette and Maurice dive into the cultural nuance of how black and brown communities show love by making fun of each other.

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April 11, 2022

Navigating White Spaces, Black Nerdom, and an Archnemesis with Jordan…

In this episode, Maurice’s archnemesis and educator Jordan Lanfair talks about a variety of topics surrounding education, black nerdom, navigating predominantly white spaces, and grapples with how to tell his story.

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April 11, 2022

NIU's Social Justice Camp with Dr. Joe Flynn and Dr. James Cohen

Returning BBB alumni Dr. James Cohen and Dr. Joe Flynn discuss the past, present and future of NIU’s upcoming Social Justice Camp. This three-day event is designed to bring together educators to investigate multicultural and ...

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March 14, 2022

Joy Uprising with Gabby Rivera

Lissette and Maurice interview Gabby Rivera to talk about joy, writing, and everything in between!

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March 1, 2022

Teacher shortage, DIVERSIFY Act, and Rep. Chuy Garcia

Lissette and Maurice interview Rep. Chuy Garcia about the DIVERSIFY Act, as well as the teacher shortage and more!

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Jan. 18, 2022

Reflections on Season 2

Maurice and Lissette look back at season two and the tumultuous times it covered. They also share some exciting news about where they are headed next before they get to work on season three.

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Dec. 5, 2021

Dr. Leo Chavez and Linda Sanchez: The Long History of the Immigrant "…

In this conversation with Dr. Leo Chavez, professor of anthropology at UC-Irvine and Linda Sanchez, a student in the program we cover the idea of the long history of the "immigrant threat" that over the last three to four dec...

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Oct. 19, 2021

The Hilarity of Rekha Shankar: A Comedian's Perspective on Life

Rekha Shankar, former writer and performer for College Humor, lets us in on some of her thoughts about society and culture and how it is reflected in our entertainment. She shares with us some of her motivation for writing an...

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Sept. 22, 2021

David Muhammad: Hip Hop, Education and Social Justice

David Mohammed is an educator in the Kansas City area. He also serves as a karate instructor and has released several hip-hop projects. In this episode, David discusses his role as a Black, Muslim teacher in a majority White ...

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Aug. 2, 2021

Democratic Whip, Representative Jim E. Clyburn Discusses Covid 19 and…

This episode is part of a series of short episodes that will focus on the timely conversation of vaccine hesitancy. Democratic Whip and Representative of the 6th District of South Carolina, Jim Clyburn, has been tasked with l...

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Aug. 2, 2021

Langston Ward and Vaccine Hesitancy

This is the first in what will be a series of short episodes that will focus on the timely conversation of vaccine hesitancy. Langston Ward is a program manager for Interfaith Youth Corp. He is using many of the lessons …

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July 24, 2021

The Complexity of the X in Latinx w/ Dr. Cristobal Salinas

This episode features Florida Atlantic University professor, Dr. Cristobal Salinas who is leading the academic world with his research on the topic of Latinx and the varied other terms used to describe people groups from Lati...

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July 10, 2021

A Critique of 21st Century American Patriotism

As the 4th of July just passed, listen in on Maurice and Lissette as they discuss their relationship with their home country of the USA. They discuss who is allowed to critique the country and who is told to just …

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June 19, 2021

Bro. Henry and Entrepreneurship as a Pathway to Learning

Henry McDavid is a published author, motivational speaker and serial entrepreneur. He is the CEO and co-founder of Kikifer's Entrepreneurial Academy, a private school in Rockford, IL, serving students across grade levels and ...

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May 29, 2021

Critical Race Theory (CRT): Interview with Dr. David Stovall

Join Lissette and Maurice as they interview Dr. David Stovall about CRT, engineered conflict, high-stakes testing, and the pandemic.

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May 8, 2021

Interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Lissette and Maurice interview Neil deGrasse Tyson to discuss, science, education, and race.

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April 23, 2021

Latinx Representation in the Media: Interview with Felix Sanchez

Lissette and Maurice interview Felix Sanchez, founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, and discuss the lack of Latinx representation in the media.

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April 11, 2021

Presumed Alliance with Nicolas C. Vaca

Lissette and Maurice sit down with the author of the Presumed Alliance, Nicolas C. Vaca, to discuss his book, politics, and the road ahead.

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March 27, 2021

Exceptionalism and Tokenism

In this season 2 premiere, Lissette and Maurice explore the topics of exceptionalism and tokenism through their own experience.

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