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Get Out The Vote with Activist Stella Antley!
This show is dedicated to the memory of
Octavius Catto ~In 1871, during the the first election in which blacks could vote, Octavius Catto was murdered by a Democratic party operative while canvassing for Republican candidates.
On his way back from the polls, Catto, who had spearheaded a get-out-the-vote drive for black voters, was shot in the back by a political opponent.
Catto’s funeral was the city’s largest to date. His assassination rallied his supporters in the Republican Party, which would dominate Philadelphia politics for the next 80 years, thanks in part to black support. Succeeding generations of African Americans named buildings and professional organizations after him. But by the middle of the 20th century, as the civil rights movement turned its attention to desegregating the South and ensuring housing equality in the North, Catto had become, as his graveside monument proclaims, a “Forgotten Hero.” As perhaps the only historical figure who has been compared to both George Steinbrenner and Rosa Parks, he’s worth remembering.
The first full-length biography of Catto, Tasting Freedom: Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America, was published in 2010. It is available for purchase at the National Constitutional Center’s gift shop.
His death was a harbinger of a new era in race relations in which the achievement of full civil rights for African Americans would be a dream long deferred.
Mike Silva and Joe Buono discuss the Mets with Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The guys debate Geno Smith vs. Michael Vick, and Woody Johnson's comments on Rex Ryan. Hear some final thoughts on the Yankees disappointing season.
On this episode of the Yanks Go Yard Radio Show, brought to you by KNODA.com, host and senior staff writer Ricky Keeler will recap the two Wild Card games and give his thoughts on Game 1 between the Tigers and Orioles. Also, Kyle Rogers, the co-founder of KNODA will join the show to talk about the origins of his software program and his reaction to the Kansas City Royals' surprising 2014 season. Plus, what are some of the popular postseason picks on the KNODA website?
Then, Christopher Carelli, founder of The Baseball Stance, joins Ricky to analyze Joe Girardi's end-of-the-season comments, Hal Steinbrenner's interview with ESPN Radio, a possible Brian Cashman extension, Carlos Beltran's surgery, and of course, more talk about Alex Rodriguez.
If you would like to participate during the live show, call in at (347)-324-5455 or tweet us: @YGYRadioShow
On this episode of the Yanks Go Yard Radio Show, brought to you by Knoda.com, host and senior staff writer Ricky Keeler recaps the Yankees' final series of the 2014 season against the Boston Red Sox. He will also give his reaction on the Steinbrenner brothers not being in attendance for Derek Jeter's final game at Yankee Stadium and the reported team meeting given by manager Joe Girardi before Thursday night's win.
Also, on this episode, co-editors Billy Brost and Jason Evans of Yanks Go Yard will join Ricky to take a look back at the 2014 season. Who were some of the surprises for the Bronx Bombers? Who were some of the disappointments? They will also look ahead to the offseason as to which players the Yankees should pursue in free agency, which players should the team try to bring back, their thoughts on Alex Rodriguez's potential return to the Yankees in 2015 and should Dellin Betances be the new closer next season?
You can voice your opinion as well during the LIVE show by calling in: (347)-324-5455 or tweeting us: @YGYRadioShow
I have already written a column imploring the Knicks to hire Mark Jackson and hire him immediately, which will turn Steve Kerr into Steve Who? The New York Times is reporting today that there are three primary candidates, Brian Shaw (who already has a job with the Nuggets), Luke Walton (who has never coached before), and Kurt Rambis, an assistant with the Lakers. The New York Daily News says also in the mix is Derek Fisher, who can't really be interviewed right now given that he is playing in the Western Conference finals for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Why is it that the new coach coming in has to be a triangle aficianado? Or is that really the case?
How about grabbing a guy who just led the Golden State Warriors to a 51-win season and might have made it out of the first round if he had somebody able-bodied enough to match up with DeAndre Jordan. A guy from New York. A guy who played for the Knicks. Twice.
You know what it is? It would just make too much sense. And when things make sense, the Knicks are usually not involved. Seriously, has there ever been an owner more reviled than Jim Dolan is? Oh yeah, that Steinbrenner guy. But at least he turned the fans his way before it was all said and done. Dolan has a long, long way to go to get there.
More on the Knicks, along with plenty of talk about the NBA playoffs in this interview with Brian Fritz of 740TheGame in Orlando.
Football Gameplan Analysts Emory Hunt & Gene Clemons debut a brand new show on the FBGP Radio Network: High School Round Up Show
In this episode, we'll scout, analyze & critique the game of some of the top High School recruits in the country LIVE on the air.
The players being featured today in our 5 Minute Breakdown are:
- Tyron Johnson: Wide Receiver, 6'1 185, Warren Easton HS, New Orleans, LA
- Jerome Baker: Athlete, 6'1 205, Benedictine HS, Cleveland, OH
- Grant Schmidt: Offensive Tackle, 6'6 275, Roosevelt HS, Sioux Falls, SD
- Nick Johns: Quarterback, 6'3 215, Gonzaga Prep, Washington D.C.
- Cameron Smith: Inside Linebacker, 6'3 240, Granite Bay HS, Granite Bay, CA
- Kezio Snelling: Wide Receiver, 6'1 180, Steinbrenner HS, Lutz, FL
- Tristan Hyde: Quarterback, 6'0 195, Strawberry Crest, Dover, FL
- Joshua Engram: Cornerback, 5'10 180, Strawberry Crest, Dover, FL
- Clay Cullins: Wide Receiver, 6'0 185, Strawberry Crest, Dover, FL
- Farron Rainford: Tight End/Outside Linebacker, 6'1 205, Strawberry Crest, Dover, FL
And as always, we'll take calls and questions from YOU the fans throughout the show!
Shay is joined by Garry to revisit the trade that *didn't* send A-Rod to the Red Sox exactly ten years ago this week. ESPN released a 30 For 30 short entitled "The Deal," which reminded us about the wild ride the northeast was taken on in what became the "nuclear winter" of the MLB.
Tom & Mitch will discuss the sudden passing of George Steinbrenner and juvenile comments made by Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, and much more. We will take calls throughout the show and will also have a chat room available. Be sure to visit our blog site at www.TMSPORTSTALK.com