All posts by champagnesharks

CS 135: From the River to the CNN (12/04/2018)



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Today we discuss various topics from beefing with Talib Kweli on Twitter to Marc Lamont Hill getting fired from CNN. Unfortunately we have to end the episode on a somber note as well.

Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (piercedearsmusic@gmail.com)


CS 134: Homeless Epidemic in LA (11/26/2018)



Today is a D. Mills solo episode discussing homeless epidemic in LA.

Patient Dumping: The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights chose to focus on Enforcement of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act for its annual 2014 Statutory Enforcement Report. This report examined compliance with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), a federal law that requires Medicare-participating hospitals to treat emergency medical conditions of any person regardless of capacity to pay, and makes unlawful the discharge of patients prior to stabilizing any medical condition. The purpose of EMTALA is to prevent hospitals, states and/or localities from prematurely discharging indigent people in need of emergency care and transporting them to other entities, a practice colloquially called “patient dumping.” Specifically, the Commission’s report focused on disabled individuals with a psychiatric medical condition. The examination resulted in five observations:

• Hospitals are not keeping adequate data on such patients

• There is insufficient regulatory oversight

• There should be non-punitive methods of obtaining accurate treatment reports on patients

• Hospitals do not have sufficient funds to comply with EMTALA in treatment of patients

• Hospitals and their staffs need more training and education in this area

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*UNLOCKED* CS 131: Orchestrated Infighting, Pt. 1 (11/27/2018)



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Over the course of a three-part episode (this is part 1), D. and I discuss how the Black Men Are Trash narrative trend is recently escalated into two high-profile Washington Post articles, and try to figure out what is happening in the bigger picture that’s leading to this and where it’s intended to go from here. Lots of Neely Fuller, Jr. clips appear throughout.

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Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (piercedearsmusic@gmail.com)


CS 130: Black Portland and Slave Privilege feat. Kenny (@BlackSportsNW) (11/16/2018)



Today Kenny (http://twitter.com/BlackSportsNW) joins us to talk about Portland and one of the weirdest Twitter takes we’ve seen in a while.

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A thread summarizing the slave privilege conversation: https://twitter.com/RickyRawls/status/1062845621000921089

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Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (piercedearsmusic@gmail.com)Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)


Teaser for CS 129: Charleston vs. Pittsburgh (11/13/2018)



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This is the first solo episode I’ve done in a while. I discuss various things about the Charleston, SC Black church shooting by Dylann Roof and the Pittsburgh, PA Jewish synagogue shooting by Robert Bowers.

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Intro music is “Sun Scope” by Maricopa. All songs that have been or eventually will be used on this show can be found in our monster Champagne Sharks Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5emXF3iqhZLU6IuszSRvun


CS 128: Reunited (11/02/2018)



Mike is back and for the first time in a while all three Sharks are sitting in at once.

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Co-produced & edited by Aaron C. Schroeder / Pierced Ears Recording Co, Seattle WA (piercedearsmusic@gmail.com)Opening theme composed by T. Beaulieu. Closing theme composed by Dustfingaz (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRazhu_)


CS 127: Walking the Plank Pt. 1 feat. Malika Bee (10/23/2018)



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In Part 1 of a 5-part series, D. Mills discusses with guest Malika Bee how the educational system affects Black students and families specifcially, but families in general.


Teaser for CS 126: Q&A (10/23/2018)



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In this episode, we shoot the shit about a bunch of issues. This episode is late because I was having post-surgery complications. Sorry.

Teaser for CS 125: Transracial Adoptions feat. Mark Sejong (@snbatman) (10/08/2018)



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Today we welcome Mark, a South Korean transracial adoptee who was raised by White American parents and has a lot of thoughts on issues involving transracial adoption. Mark writes and podcasts over at Plan A magazine (http://planamag.com).

CS 124: Underhand Railroad feat. Bo (@eBoPeep) (10/07/2018)



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Today we speak to Bo (https://twitter.com/eBoPeep) about a recent controversy revolving UK-born Nigerian-descended actress Cynthia Erivo and the announcement that she would be playing Harriet Tubman in an upcoming American movie production. Bo pulled up and documented a lot of Cynthia Erivo’s problematic tweets on Twitter about American Blacks to make the case that Erivo shouldn’t be playing an American Black icon like Harriet Tubman.

Bo is a proud descendant of American and Caribbean enslaved peoples, and particularly passionate about current American DOS issues. She believes in applying a long-term, holistic and sober view to “I’m rooting for everyone Black.” She also believes in the immediate necessity of honoring and protecting our respective and unique cultures, lineages, boundaries, experiences, and justice claims throughout the Diaspora.

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