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1612: Ms. Bishop

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Rod and Karen discuss NYC public schools sanitation results, CDC losing funding, court rules against Tinder, Hannibal’s case dismissed, San Fransisco dropping weed convictions, female Uber drivers make less, Dennis Edwards dies, FEMA in PR, Martin reboot, Ava DuVernay, school teacher hair, Kian Lawley,man dies in tire shredder, man hits girlfriend over Tom Brady, woman leaves kids in car to go to the bar and sword ratchetness.

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  1. EvieE

    Your segment on the temptation brought back so many memories. I remember growing up I used to think my parents music was so whack. I hated when they played Earth Wind and Fire and Parliament Funkadelics and Motown. But now I can’t get enough of it. I love some P Funk, Love EW&F and the Temptations. My favorite Temptation songs are I Wish it would Rain, Just My Imagination and Get Ready. The Era of The Temptations was when people sang like grown ass men and women. I know I sound old as hell for saying this, but these kids today don’t about good music like this.

  2. brooklynshoebabe

    When you starting talking about The Temps, favorite group of my Uncle, I had to stop the podcast and just groove on them for 30 minutes. Because it was music that was passed down like a family heirloom, my daughters know and appreciate The Temps, EWF, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Prince, MJ….

  3. CasAlways

    Ms. Bishop is awesome! I’ve had conversations with other black people, and it is sad how many never had a black teacher. I had at least 7 before college and about half were outside of the P.E. and Arts. I took it for grants, but stories like this shine importance on black teachers. Also, that Temptations and EWF (the elements- shout out to FalconsDiva) jam session was everything! I had to change my whole daily playlist after that episode. My favorite EWF song is Be Ever Wonderful. The horns with the run at the beginning? Love it.

  4. Anonymous

    Everything yall said about women uber drivers was right. I was a uber driver for a year and a half. Every time I went out I was terrified. Luckily I never had a crazy rider or bad experience. I did pick and choose who I wanted to pick up for my safety. If anybody looked remotely shady or I thought the area wasn’t safe I canceled the ride. I ended up quitting because it became too stressful having to always worry about whether or not I was going to be safe every drive. It wasn’t worth it in the end.

    Also, smh at these puns for the first guess the race story (insert laughing emoji)

  5. btouch

    Hi Rod & Karen!

    I wanted so badly to join in and comment while y’all were live-recording the Dennis Edwards section of the show, but I was on the 285 in Atlanta with an 18-wheeler behind me driving way too close and I didn’t want to die that way! I was able to hear the show though, and let me tell you, I wanted to pull over when y’all played and sang along with “I Can’t Get Next to You!”

    Dennis Edwards was my favorite Temptation, and the songs he sang on like “I Can’t Get Next to You,” “Cloud Nine,” “Psychedelic Shack,” and “Papa was a Rollin’ Stone” are my favorites (I actually prefer Dennis as the lead to David Ruffin, though – understandably – those are fighting words on the Internet). May he rest in peace, and it sounds like his wife needs to go to jail. It was absolutely harrowing to hear how she was allegedly abusing him; what could possess her to treat him that way? Hopefully Dennis will find some sort of peace some way now. Rest in peace to one of the greatest.

  6. FalconsDiva

    Thank you for the walk down Temptations and Earth Wind & Fire memory lane! I must admit I’m not a big Temptations fan but THE ELEMENTS?!?!? I love Earth Wind & Fire. I had not listened to my EWF playlist in a few months and thanks to you, I discovered that it wasn’t on my current phone. My playlist was a CD download to iTunes then to my iPhone. I got a new phone in September and they didn’t transfer over. So I was able to create a new playlist on Tidal for my hour commute home. So I thank you for that…

    In other news, boo to you for mentioning my Falcons super bowl lost last year. Thankfully my EWF playlist got me through that mention on my drive home.

  7. ProfKori

    I’ve been listening for over a year, so I’ve heard A LOT of puns, but this session was EPIC!!! The poor man died in a tire shredder, but those jokes were on-point. I didn’t want to laugh, but there was no stopping it. “Nothing’s wrong if it’s funny.” Damn, y’all proved that!

  8. Miss1ko

    The temptations. Glad my mother didn’t play anything while we cleaned. We could play what we wanted as she didn’t like loud music. I discovered them while watching movies and I was like what is that. IF I’m having a bad day, I can’t get next to you brightens my day. And papa was a rolling stones has one of the COLDEST intros of all time. Don’t look any further……RIP Dennis.

  9. bamil73

    Every now and again you guys get a comment saying “I don’t always agree with you…” this is one of those times. Now, because they lost, I think it’s safe to come out of the closet as a Patriot’s fan. Yes, that’s right, I love the patriots, and, despite what Donald Prime’s nephew, Rodimus, believes, I am NOT a bad person. Everybody’s got to have at least one extremely problematic fave. Also, considering the fact that I’m also a fan of the New York Knickerbockers, I should be allowed some leeway. Some of us pats fan are not bad people. Now excuse me while I go steal some candy from a baby while I twirl my curled-up moustache and laugh maniacally.

  10. brooklynshoebabe

    I’m lifelong New Yorker, public school student, and my daughters attend public schools. I’m not surprised by the results of cleanliness of the cafeterias.

    1. Schools are crowded. They serve lunch and breakfast to so many kids over so many periods, there really isn’t time to clean properly. Their are sometimes 3-4 schools in one building property sharing communal spaces.

    2. Schools are given some discretionary budgets. Principals might have to choose between new books or more janitors. The poorer the neighborhood, the less money a school gets.

    3. And fuck the governor, he’s in Charter Schools’ pockets. The state has been withholding money from public schools in NYC. He is not a republican.

    4. Gentrification is a problem. There isn’t enough equal distribution of wealth.

    • Amani

      Yeah gotta agree with Brooklyn Shoe Babe, I wouldn’t expect anything less from this school system and I bet I can tell you exactly which schools they’re finding these violations.

      City schools are among the most segregated in the nation with about 70% of Black and Latino kids in almost entirely non-white schools. And with property taxes still determining a large share of school’s budgets, wealthier white areas like Long Island and Westchester can spend as much as $70,000 per student while schools in the Bronx are lucky to get $15,000 most of which comes from state and federal aid.

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