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A Bowl of Soul – 06.16.17

A Bowl of Soul Broadcast – 06-16-2017 – June Is Black Music Month – Part I The Who Who Song – Jackie Wilson – R&B – 1967Hooked For Life – The Trammps – R&B – 1975Every Little Step – Bobby Brown – R&B – 1988What Can I Do For You – Labelle – R&B\Funk – 1975You Make Me Feel (Mighty …

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Christian Christensen – US Violence Breeds a Language of the Grotesque

Another week, another series of school and university shootings in the US, and another chance to hear phrases such as “active shooter” and “campus lockdown” repeated over and over by police, school administrators and journalists. These phrases – chilling in their clinicalness – are not only stark examples of the militarization of the language of everyday life, but also reminders of how the language …

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Mississippi First in Infant Vaccination Rates – Highest Infant Mortalities

Mississippi has the highest rate of childhood vaccination because it is one of only two states in the U.S. that does not allow parents a choice regarding vaccines, as a requirement for attending school. Only a medical doctor can provide an exemption, as religious and philosophical exemptions are not allowed. The Clarion Ledger was obviously proud of their vaccination rates, …