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On SWORN Podcast: Exclusive Clip of Calvin Johnson, Wrongfully Imprisoned for 16 Years!

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*Today (07-15-20), the second season of Tenderfoot TV’s popular criminal justice system podcast SWORN will premiere on all platforms with two episodes.

One of the episodes focuses on racial bias in the criminal justice system and explores the case of Georgia’s first exoneree, Calvin Johnson, who served 16 years in federal prison for a crime he did not commit.

And we have an exclusive clip from the episode in which Calvin talks about this arrest and trial in 1983 for a crime a did not commit. listen to the clip above.

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ABOUT SWORN: 
From the producers of Up and Vanished, Sworn is a true-crime podcast that pulls back the curtain on the criminal justice system, exposing untold stories and hard truths. Host Philip Holloway, an Atlanta-based defense attorney and former prosecutor, explores complex cases and problems in the American legal system. Join Phil and his team behind the bench, for an inside look into the world of crime and justice.

Season 2 Description:
What Happens When Justice Fails? This season, host Phil Holloway and his team break down challenging topics in our legal system – the problems and pitfalls that result in high-pressure cases, wrongful convictions, and heartbreaking decisions. Hear firsthand from people who have lost years of their life to an unjust legal system and the experts and advocates who are fighting for justice.

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RADIOSCOPE RAW Podcast: Our Uncut 1989 Interview with Kool Moe Dee

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*Episode 5 of the Radioscope Raw podcast features our Spring 1989 interview with rapper Kool Moe Dee.

The emcee and former member of the Treacherous Three was among hip hop’s most successful artists, with the singles “How You Like Me Now” and “Wild Wild West” having saturated urban radio two years prior.

In our interview, Kool Moe Dee (the Moe Dee short for his real name Mohandas Dewese) spoke to us about a wide range of topics, including an exchange about systemic racism and police brutality that could’ve happened yesterday, a very strong opinion on Robin Givens wanting half of ex-husband Mike Tyson’s fortune in their divorce (which inspired the album’s single “They Want Money”), and an extended dissection of his beef with LL Cool J.

“Our whole little conflict started because I felt his ego was out of hand,” he told us, adding that his frustration with LL stemmed from an opinion that the Queens rapper “never left you with any knowledge. His whole thing was like enticing the females, taking off his shirt, humping the couch and things like that, and he never went to another level. When you have that type of impact on kids, I think it’s extremely important to let them walk away with something, walk away with something inspiring.”

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RADIOSCOPE RAW Podcast: Our Uncut 1989 Interview with Gladys Knight and the Pips

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*Episode 4 of the Radioscope Raw podcast features our 1989 interview with Gladys Knight and the Pips.

The group had just signed with MCA Records to release their final album, 1988’s All Our Love. It included the singles “Lovin’ On Next to Nothin'” and their Grammy-winner “Love Overboard.”

In the four years before leaving Columbia and signing with MCA, Knight flirted with Hollywood, starring in the sitcom “Charlie and Co.” and several TV movies. She also joined Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick and Elton John in 1985 for the anthem “That’s What Friends Are For.”

Our RadioScope writer sat down with Gladys and her brother Bubba Knight of the Pips to talk about their 35 years in the business, Gladys’ approach to acting and their last album as a group before the Empress of Soul embarked on her epic solo career.

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New BLM-Inspired Gimlet/Spotify Podcast ‘Resistance’ Premiers Tomorrow / LISTEN to Trailer

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*We’ve got news of a new podcast calledResistance,” which premieres Oct. 14 and is hosted by producer, writer and poet Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr.

Inspired by the movement for Black lives around the nation, the podcast brings a fresh perspective, driven by the power of the personal story, humanizing the headlines and engaging an array of voices from the front lines of the ongoing fight for justice.

Through bold and thoughtful storytelling and intimate, candid conversations with figures like Chi Ossé and D-Wreck of activist group Warriors in the Garden, “Resistance” explores the ways in which the events of the last five months have motivated activists to add their voices to the conversation around racial injustice in America, and inspired a new generation to fight for change.

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‘Resistance’ – Produced/hosted Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr

 

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