Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Noah Michelson, the Voices Editorial Director and Executive Editor of Queer Voices at The Huffington Post, and the co-host of the Love + Sex Podcast returns to the show as he does every Thursday to help us close out the week with the stories making headlines over at Queer Voices. You can also follow Noah on twitter.

During the first Republican-sanctioned presidential debate last August we were offered some telling signs about conservatives’ general attitude toward education reform.  Which was basically that Common Core needs to be repealed and control over education needs to be returned to the States.  However, according to former Republican Governor of Arizona Jan Brewer, State control is exactly the principle that makes up the foundation of the Common Core State Standards and she joins me today on the show to talk all about how it is here to stay and how that should be something that any conservative voter can support.  

In the fall of 1838, 272 men, women, and children were loaded on ships at a bustling wharf in the nation’s capital, destined for the plantations of the Deep South, however unlike the countless other slave sales that went on this country, this one was different.  All 272 of the enslaved African-Americans had belonged to the nation’s most prominent Jesuit priests and were being sold to help secure the future of the country’s premier Catholic institution of higher learning at the time, known today as Georgetown University.  Joining me today to talk all about the role that slavery played in the history of our nation’s academic institutions is Rachel L. Swarns, a columnist for The New York Times who wrote all about the sale and the efforts currently underway to track down the living decedents of those men and women.

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