By Nate Tubbs, Jamie Tubbs, Quantas Ginn, Steve Lessaris
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Listening & learning across the borders of race, class and gender. We want to see and treat each other more like family. Chicago, IL. #KinCity View our episode map
||Clean#24 On The Table w/ Maritza Bandera||"Your Voice Matters" - For the last 3 years, the Chicago Community Trust has hosted an annual forum designed to elevate civic conversation, foster new relationships and inspire action, called On The Table. Individuals and organizations sign up to host a||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#23 From Unaware to Ally w/ Shawn Casselberry||Shawn Casselberry, noted author & speaker, talks about white identity, white privilege, white supremacy and how it impacts us all. He is a passionate advocate for racial justice and is committed to creating inclusive community. His passion is mobilizing||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#22 Immigration, Deportation & Aspiration w/ Paco Amador||Nate talks with Paco Amador - a long-time resident and pastor in Chicago's Little Village community, and Mexican immigrant - about how the current conversation on immigration and new surge in deportations are affecting him and his community, and how we||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#21 History and Hope in Austin w/ Rev Ira Acree||Pastor Ira Acree joins Nate and Steve to speak about his recent letter to Donald Trump, the history of race relations in the US, and the challenges and opportunities he sees in the Austin neighborhood on Chicago's West side.||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20 Xza Higgins is Very Busy on Wednesdays||Jamie and Vale visit the office of MommyCon on the North Side to talk to Xza Higgins about how she defines feminism, women (not girls) in the workplace, and the very limited difference between "mom" and "dad". Links: MommyCon Feminist, Inc. Etsy Shop||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#19 Taking Risks & Building Bridges w/ Sunitha Chandy||Carpe Ventus is a Chicago nonprofit that partners with local mentoring organizations to take at-risk youth off the grid onto the water. Kids take part in sailing, kiteboarding and windsurfing. Hear from board member Dr. Sunitha Chandy talk about the cha||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#18 Heart for the City w/ 'Doc' John Fuder||Nate sits down with 'Doc' John Fuder to learn more about his training organization, Heart for the City, becoming students of our context, forming postures and practices of engaging our communities, and the ongoing Pray Chicago united prayer movement.||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17 Recasting the Nonprofit Model w/ Joel Hammernick||Joel Hamernick, the Executive Director of Sunshine Gospel Ministries, shares on the opportunities and challenges presented by operating a for-profit business as an extension of the community development which his team focuses on.||12/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16 "What Are You?" and Other Questions Not to Ask w/ Mel Gyimah||Jamie talks with Mel Gyimah about her experience as a Ghanaian-British transplant to the United States to learn more about how we can ask good questions, make fewer assumptions and seek to understand others. Check out Mel's recommended reading list||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15 Messy Love w/ Delia Ramirez||Love is Messy. It's a phrase that's often repeated...but how many of us actually live it? It's not an easy road to walk on. It takes sacrifice, compromise and sometimes, discomfort. Listen today as we speak with Delia Ramirez, Deputy Director of the Com||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14 Seeking Shalom in Chicago w/ Brian Dye||Nate & Quantas talk with Brian Dye of West Garfield Park about neighborhood engagement, putting faith into action, Laquan Law, and seeking the peace of Chicago.||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13 Crew Catch-Up 1||Here's our first crew catch-up, a chance to update you on our lives, our thoughts, and our favorite moments from the podcast so far.||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12 Transformational Spaces w/ Reesheda Graham-Washington||Jamie talks with Reesheda Graham-Washington about creating spaces for community in the midst of tension, conflict and chaos.||10/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11 Foster Care, Adoption & The Center for Law and Social Work w/ Kate Englund||With over 400,000 kids in foster care across the US and another nearly 130,000 adoptions completed each year, there are agencies that work behind the scenes to walk alongside families seeking to provide a home to the most vulnerable. Today, we will be h||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10 The South Side & Segregation w/ Natalie Moore||Nate talks with Natalie Moore, WBEZ reporter and author of 'The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation' to talk about the history and effects of racial and economic segregation on Chicago.||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9 I Am For Peace||Steve sits down with staff and students at the forefront of youth-driven peace work.||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 Generation All w/ Misuzu Miyashita Schexnider||In this episode Quantas speaks with former teacher, Misuzu Miyashita Schexnider, about her time as an educator and her work with the organization, Generation All. Listen in as we touch upon the Charter vs. Public debate, education reform, and much more||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7 My Block, My Hood, My City w/ Jahmal Cole||It’s easy to point fingers at the problems in our city and nation, but it’s much harder to develop solutions and put them into action. On this episode of Kin City, we interview Jahmal Cole, a native of Chicago’s South Side, who is the Founder and||7/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6 Thinking About Assimilation and Tokenism w/ Brittney Leeanne Williams||Artist and friend, Brittney Williams talks with Jamie and Nate about her personal experiences of assimilation and tokenism, responses to her artwork, and experiencing the beauty of other cultures.||7/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 Special Episode - Chicago Safe Summer Summit||Panel discussion on violence, health and safety at the Chicago Safe Summer Summit. Listen to leaders of some of Chicago's major social and public institutions talk about how we can create opportunities for youth and communities that are safe, healthy an||6/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 Approaching Homelessness w/ Menachem Cohen||This week we sit down with a rabbi who spends his nights on the streets with the homeless population of Chicago, and discuss ways to interact with that population, how to best offer support, and the challenges of maintaining hope in situations where man||6/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 How Cops Are Trained, Part 2||Part 2 of "How Cops Are Trained". We've been hearing directly from a member of the Chicago Police Department to learn more from a cop's perspective. In this episode you'll hear about one cop's perspective on IPRA, the role of the ACLU, civilian police||6/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2 How Cops Are Trained, Part 1||Ever want to hear what police officers face? Hear directly from a member of the Chicago Police Department to learn more about how they are trained, how they deal with the stresses of the job and how we, as citizens, can work together with them to keep u||6/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1 Sub-Urban Racial Reconciliation w/ Phil Hilliard & Tim Hoekstra||Nate and Quantas sit down with two West side Chicago pastors to hear their story of intentional reconciliation and church partnership.||5/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#0 This Is Kin City||Listening & learning across the borders of race, class and gender. The 'heart' and the 'why' of this podcast.||5/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Listening & Learning
Thankful for these friends who I can journey with. Excited about the potential of this podcast. May it be a part of healing the wounds of division and segregation in Chicago!
Love the heart behind this
Chicago is a great city with severe challenges that reveal and reflect the complexities of race, class, power, and perspectives we as a society and a nation struggle with. In Kin City, I've enjoyed hearing from individuals that often work and live unheard in that tension. The complexity of these issues isn't compromised as Quantas, Nate, Jamie, and Steve combine the interviews found in Kin City with their own reflections and wrestling in how their values and beliefs impact their views. Good food for thought.
In search of understanding
Kin City is easily one of my favorite podcasts. I listen to a lot of shows like Stuff You Should Know, and Radiolab in order to learn the way the world works, but nothing I've listened to has unsettled me or affected me the way this show has.
Completely unassuming while approaching social stigmas, Kin City wants you to join them in their search for understanding of what divides us as a community or as a nation, and how we can conquer it.