Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson is a weekly 30-minute talk-radio program focused on culture, politics and relationships, hosted by dynamic and popular radio personality, Stephanie Robinson. Each week, Stephanie takes on a hot and timely topic to engage her listeners in provocative and action-focused conversations.Robinsons Roundtable with featured contributors, town hall-style exchanges, Fresh Copy News segments, and piercing analysis all make for lively discussion and debate. Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson is a fast-paced and interactive program that brings you probing dialogues with guests from the worlds of politics, entertainment, literature and media. And Stephanie engages them all, while fielding listener calls and chatting via social media. On Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson, one thing is for sure: We will never shy away from the tough and controversial issues.
We're Number One: The American Pastime of Mass Incarceration14/08/2014 Duración: 30min
This week on Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson, Stephanie takes on the troubling issue of mass incarceration in the United States and its impact with some extraordinary guests who can speak to the issue both from the outside in, and from the inside out. What’s behind this uniquely American practice of widespread incarceration? Is it really about guilt or innocence? Or is it a bigger question of social justice?Joining us to sort this out is well-known actor and author of Letters to a Young Incarcerated Brother, Hill Harper, writer and convicted felon, David Harris, and Harvard criminal justice specialist, Ron Sullivan. Together we will discuss this issue of mass incarceration and its implications for the future of our nation.It is time to gather at the Roundtable as Stephanie Robinson delivers hot topics, deep talk and a little bit of uplift. Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson... pull up a chair.
Designer Babies07/08/2014 Duración: 14min
This week on Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson, Stephanie takes on science, the field of genetics and the current dilemma regarding its ethics and limitations. Has the time come when parents will be able to pick and choose the characteristics of our yet-to-be-born babies? Do such modern scientific advancements represent progress or a threat to humanity? Are we playing God?Joining us to sort out some of these challenging questions is Enola Aird, an activist mother and founding director of Mothers for a Human Future; Dr. Keith Crawford, a physician-scientist and Chief Medical Officer at Parcell Laboratories; and Dr. Marcy Darnovsky, Executive Director of the Center for Genetics and Society. Together we will discuss just how far our science has gone and should go, as well as the implications for society and for our very humanity itself.It is time to gather at the Roundtable as Stephanie Robinson delivers hot topics, deep talk and a little bit of uplift. Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson...pull up a chair.
Trayvon Martin: The Second Deadly Assault10/07/2014 Duración: 30min
This week, Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson takes on the Zimmerman trial and leads a "family" discussion to help absorb the blow of Trayvon Martin's killer being set free. For Americans reeling from the young man’s senseless death, the verdict is another mortal wound. Facts are reviewed; legal procedures are analyzed, from the point of view of relationships: Trayvon's to his immediate and extended family, George Zimmerman's to our nation of laws, and both of them to our own psyches. We look at emotional impacts of violence against young people of color in America, and examine the related legal statutes, past, current and future. At the Roundtable: Dr. Valerie Batts an expert on violence, healing and a change-oriented approach to diversity; New York Prosecutor and DA Mina Malik; Casey Anthony's defense attorney Jose Baez; and Harvard Law Professor Ronald Sullivan.At the center of our conversation: Where do we find solace and a way forward when justice, as delivered by the courts, feels wrong and unfair?It is
Are we crazier than we were before?03/07/2014 Duración: 30min
This week on Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson, Stephanie asks a blunt question: Are Americans crazier than we used to be? With all of the rapid technological changes, economic woes and high profile violence, are we unraveling at our seams? And what are the implications for our mental health both collective and individual?Joining us to sort out some of these challenging questions is Harvard psychiatrist Cynthia Carter, homeland security expert and Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Juliette Kayyem, and Harvard Law School faculty member and criminal law specialist Ron Sullivan. Together we will discuss our general mental health as a society and its implications for us as individuals. It is time to gather at the Roundtable as Stephanie Robinson delivers hot topics, deep talk and a little bit of uplift. Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson...pull up a chair.
Pastors, Pimps and Power in the Church26/06/2014 Duración: 28min
Church is supposed to be a sacred place, but can the sanctuary remain holy when pastors are acting more like pimps than religious leaders? Sexual impropriety, financial misconduct and emotional manipulation can all be found in Bible scriptures, but they also fill headlines about today’s preachers. Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson takes on abuse in the church with men and women of the cloth. Dr. Donald Matthews, offers a test for determining whether the "pastor" or "pimp" label fits your religious leader. Reverend Brandon Crowley, pastor of Myrtle Baptist Church in Massachusetts, and Reverend Trina Evans, from Georgia’s Beulah Baptist Church get real and righteous about the challenges of shepherding a congregation in modern times. They also discuss mega churches, promiscuity, building fund lust and proper responses to church member emotional needs. No, we are not talking about your grandmother’s quiet “Shall We Gather at the River” church services.It’s time to gather at the Roundtable as Stephanie Robinson d