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What the Howe?

Charles is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Candidate for J.D. at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He served twelve total years in the military between the Navy and the Army. Kiana is a graduate of Peace College and received an M.B.A. from Southern New Hampshire University. She currently is a freelance social media manager primarily working with content marketing. Kiana and Charles have been married since 2008 and have three kids living at home with them. Join them as they discuss the current events that interest them for the week. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/charles-howe/support

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Black Lives Matters Protests

Kiana and Charles went to a couple Black Lives Matters protests in Pittsburgh. They give their thoughts on the protests and the strategies used by some to undermine the protests. Their discussion of the protests spawns a discussion about the President of the United States and the racist dog whistles he utilizes. From there, Kiana and Charles discuss issues revolving around race more broadly.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/charles-howe/support

1hr 33mins

9 Jun 2020

Rank #1

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Riots and Social Justice

Kiana and Charles discuss the happenings in Minneapolis surrounding the death of George Floyd in police custody. They open with an excerpt from a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in which he discusses riots and social justice. Kiana and Charles talk about how Dr. King's words apply to the situation in Minnesota. They explore why some people place more emphasis on the property crimes committed during a riot than on the death of a black man in police custody. Kiana and Charles contemplate why it is important to them for people to not undermine the protests because of the rioters. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/charles-howe/support

1hr 25mins

29 May 2020

Rank #2

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Colleges and the NFL

We start by discussing the different plans employed by Cambridge University and the University of North Carolina for holding classes in the fall. This discussion leads to a broader discussion about people's opinions of COVID-19. We then transition to talking about the NFL's expansion of the Rooney Rule and their decision to table a proposition to improve draft position for teams that hire minority candidates. This discussion leads to a broader discussion about race and affirmative action. We close by briefly discussing a common thread we notice between people's opinions on COVID-19 and affirmative action.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/charles-howe/support

1hr 7mins

22 May 2020

Rank #3

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Youth Football

Kiana and Charles have their son, Owen, as a guest to discuss youth football from all perspectives. Charles used to coach youth football, Kiana is a youth football mama, and Owen is a youth football player. They discuss the things they like about youth football. But, they also talk about the darker side of youth football. They don't shy away from the elephant in the room, which is the effect of concussions. If you love football, or have a child that wants to play, do not miss this episode.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/charles-howe/support


15 May 2020

Rank #4

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Our Double Feature

What the Howe? apologizes for not recording last week. We ordered some new equipment that got lost in transit. This week we talk about gender roles, race, and the Ahmaud Arbery case. We open by discussing an article comparing the average age of having children for males and females between Neanderthals in Iceland and Homo Sapiens in Africa between 100k-500k years ago. We debate how much gender roles are influenced by genetics and how much are influenced by societal expectations. We transition by talking about how African people groups are actually more human than non-African people groups because non-African people groups contain as much as 2% Neanderthal DNA. We discuss how much of a factor genetics plays in our ideas about race, and how much of our ideas about race are socially constructed. Then we transition to talking about the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery at the hands of two white men and what that tells us about the state of race relations in the United States.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/charles-howe/support

1hr 29mins

10 May 2020

Rank #5

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Stay-at-Home Protestors

Kiana and Charles discuss the protests of stay-at-home orders across the nation. They start by tackling the question of why people are protesting the stay-at-home orders. Then they transition into why a small minority of the stay-at-home protestors are seemingly willing to allow the elderly and those with underlying health conditions to be sacrificed as long as it means that the stay-at-home orders end. Finally, they contrast the wildly different opinions about Black Lives Matters protestors versus the stay-at-home order protestors.  Intro music mixed by: The Professor Producer: O-Dogg --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/charles-howe/support


26 Apr 2020

Rank #6