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Episode 24 · 2 years ago

The Understanding Episode Part 2

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More conversation on trying to bridge the gap and understand one another

You're listening to one hundred nine FM, wxr R LP in Rochester, New York. The whole of extreme and dependent radio. Find us at one hundred and nine w x ircom streets from the underground. This is DJ Christy, the host of straight undergound on Fridays and Saturday nights here on one hundred point nine FM, wx Ir in Rochester, New York. Marginalized groups can be the target of negative beliefs, behaviors or judgments from others. On this show we seek out marginalized voices and perspectives and tackle some of the conflicts and issues these groups face. Now is the time to have your voice heard. This is inside the margins with your host, Matt Wilson, and Hello and welcome to another edition of inside the margins. I'm your host, Matt Wilson, and Covid is continuing to put a strain on our economy and our wellbeing, in our sanity, because we're still very limited as to what we can do and it looks like around the country is getting worse and fortunately for us in your state is not going backwards yet, but allow the other states across the country are having some issues and we're still obviously very divided as far as politics and race. That's still happening and we'll get into more of the understanding and how we can understand one of the one another and maybe be able to co exist in these, you know, insane times in my opinion. But first someone that I co exist very well. It's the minority reporters, pretty senior. Hello Patty. It could have knew all weekend working on the SEGUENTES. Yeah, that one was better than last week Saturday. All, we a lot to talk about, so we will get right to our headlines in this week's minority reporter. All right, activities. Recreation centers reopened with covid nineteen precautions, with the city's Department of Recreation and youth services going to offer programs in activities such as Sports, arts and crafts, literacy and nature exploration. The city announced that as of July, six programs would return at our centers and the city will also take large reservations for dates in August through the end of the year at Chris City Parks. The United Christian Leadership Ministry of Western New York had as an agenda for law enforcement reform prior to the Ferguson rebellion. You seelm has been in the vanguard demanding police accountability and transparency, and you can read about its multipoint agenda or law enforcement reform that also includes addressing gun violence. Frederick Douglass Family Initiative issued a statement a well vandalism to the statue that occurred over the fourth of July weekend. John Bordiger, who had made amends through restorative justice for damaging a douglass statue in December two thousand and eighteen, made a statement through the initiative. He wrote that it is truly aggravating from me and saddens my heart, especially in times like this, where it looks like positive change is right around the corner, given the progress of black lives matter across the world order. Also said that he did not want to be silent on this issue of a Douglass Statute because Frederick's message became part of me after I did what I did. Now more than ever, I would like to convey that. In a survey of parents and education organization found that over time, remote learning loses fans as families and teachers await word from Governor Andrew Cuomo on what schooling will look like in September. Parents appear to be less satisfied with distance learning. The dissatisfaction was driven in part by a large gap between experiences of low income and higher income families. According to the pole by Global Strategy Group, which partnered with the Education Trust New York, the city of Rochester is working on a complaint database for the Rochester Police Department. The city by the end of the year, hopes to have an online database of the Police Department Disciplinary Records in response to repeal of a state law that had shielded that information from republic. In opinion, Michael Vaughan writes of something to think about more than a protest bill on rice, that he does not believe that all police officers are bad, and he writes that quote.

I am one hundred percent opposed to those radical people that have called for disbanding of police as well as dishonoring police officers. He writes that many have had a knee jerk emotional reaction to what happened with George Floyd and come up with what he calls preposterous and actually dangerous ideas. He supports what Mayor Lovely Warren and county executive Adam Bellow is doing with the Commission on racial and structural equity. And in this week's Biz Quiz Businessperson writes to Kim Mitchell that the business person met with a person about a job. They had a really good meeting and when the person came back with the contract sign they said they were going with someone else because of a bad review they had found online, and Kim Mitchell explains what to do when you find a bad review. Matt, thanks so much, PAT as usual. And if you want the full information or the full stories that you just heard Patty talk about, you can go ahead and visit the minority reporter dotnet. They have all the information on the stories in full detail that that petty just touched on. Also, you you will have the opportunity to subscribe to the paper. It just you know. I always tell you that. So you know supporting local media right now is very important. Obviously, getting the national stories important to but getting stories that are important to your community definitely should be high priority for you. So I suggest you go ahead and subscribe to the minority reporter and also, if you do have any questions or suggestions for the minority reporter, you can see the email to editor at minority reporter Dotnet and, as always, we have links to the minority reporter on our website, which is inside the margins radiocom where you can hear this and any other past episodes on that site, as well as get your information and as how you get in touch with the minority reporter. All right, we're going to go ahead and take a quick break. When we come back we will get into our topic with patty singer. This is inside the margins station point nine. School. It's rule here. It is a cool, slightly transform just a bit of a break from the norm, just a little something to break the monotony of all that hardcore dance that has gotten to be a little bit out of control. School to dance, but what about a goog the suits and move romance? Give me a soft, subtle mix and if it ain't broken, don't try to fix it and think of the summer's of the past. Adjust the face and let the Alpine last pop in my CD and let me run around and put your car on cruiser. Lay back to this summertime. Schools out in this sort of a bus. A back then I didn't really know what it was but now I see what happened. This the way that people respond. So I'm a madness. The weather is hot and girls addressing lesson, checking out the Fellas to tell him who's best. Riding around in your jeep for your Benzos or in your Nissan, sitting on a Renzos. Back in Philly, we be out in the park, a place called the plateau was where everybody go, guys out putting and girls doing likewise, punking at the honey in front of you with the light eyes. She turned around to see what you beating at. It's like the summers a natural Aberdisi acting with the Ben a bad I can pose this wrong to hit you whet, to get you quick for the summertime, and I ain't been on the court yet. Hustle to the mall to get me a short set. Yeah, I got on sneaks, but I need a new pair, because basketball court in the summer got girls there. September just about a yea hopping the water plug just oldtime sake. Break to your...

...crib, change to pose once more, because you're invited to a barbecue to start at for sitting with your friends. Y'All reminisce about the days growing up in the first person. You Kiss and, as I think back, makes me wonder how the smell from a girl can spark up scouser. All the kids playing out, fun little boys messing around with the girls, playing double Dutch water DJ spending a two down is the old folks cass that your family reunion. There's six o'clock rolls of Brown. You just finished wiping your car down. It's time the cruise. So you go to the summertime hang out. It looks like a car show. Everybody come looking real fine, fresh from the barber shop, applot in the beauty salon. Every moment, fronting and Max and chilling in the Catty S. been all day waxing lean until the side, but you can't speak through two miles an hour. So everybody sees you. There's an air of love and of happiness. And then says the fresh princes new definition of summer. Man. You're listening to you inside the margins on one hundred point nine wx, ir extreme independent radio and Rochester's Urban Alternative Music Station. Welcome back to you inside the margins. I am here with patty singer from the minority reporter. Okay, before we jump into our topic. I just want to real quick say this. I know a lot of people are getting sick and tired of wearing masks and the social distance, seeing and all that stuff, and I get it. We've been under this kind of quarantine, not really court you, but your size self isolation sort of, for a while, and I get that that gets stressful. But just unfortunately, a few days we go, a friend of mine, excoworker, passed away from complications due to covid. Nineteen, young guy my age, had a wife, children, all that stuff. So that's just reminder to me, as well as I want to use that as reminder to you, that covid is definitely still out there, it is still definitely deadly and you still should do what you need to do to keep yourself safe, because it's still can be very harmful, as I learned when a young person was taken by that disease. So just be careful out there and still be safe. And that's why, Patti, are still social distancing, because we would love to be in each other's company, but we're still trying to be safe until this thing kind of kind of is in control. So let me let me add something to that because I think I think it's an important as things open up, I think younger people are starting to be more affected by this or realizing so late. Last week. Well, every every day the moon ordy h Monroe County Department of Public Health releases the numbers that they get that day on positive cases. So there were. It was last Thursday and Friday there were. One of those days had sixty females between in their S. well, the next day had ten females in their s. That day we're reported positive. When that test came in, it it's county lumps at it. So that day they reported sixteen females and next day ten females in that end in their s and then males on the ten third in the in their s from thre to forty. There were nine males again that day tested positive. Be Interesting to see what the contract trip contact tracing shows whether they those individuals knew each other. But I went through Genese Valley Park the other day, so I kickball league, went by a restaurant with outdoor seating and saw a full table, probably twelve or fourteen women in their twenties sitting elbow to elbow without masks. So this is not going to go away. To the point about your friend, and there's an expression that we say in Judaism that may his memory be for a blessing. I certainly appreciate that and you're absolutely right. I think I said I it's not my guy don't understand. I understand that being cooped up, it can definitely drive you insane and and you were human beings where social people. We yearn to be in a social environment. So I understand why people are beginning to get fed up at the east. It's just you got to remember it's not over and some places getting it's getting worse. So we still have to continue to practice all the precautions that were taken at that we're taking now, until this thing finally does subside and get better. All right, I that. I don't want to get sad, but let's talk in to you. Let's go ahead and get into...

...our our topic, because obviously we're still divided. There were, and I think it's I think it's getting worse and worse and fortunately, and I you know, I know people who are on all sides of the spectrum. I know people who are on the left, I know people who are on the right, and I'll people who are in the middle, you know, and I'm I can. I can be friends with anyone and put their politics aside. I have that ability. I know everyone does not, but I do have that ability to put your whatever your politics are, aside and just judge you as the person that you are versus the politics that you believe in. However, in this in this environment, that's it's be getting tougher and tougher and we were talking before we got on air that maybe it's a good time for individuals to sit down one on one and talk to each other from, you know, different aspects or different who have different points of view, to get an understanding of why people feel the way they feel. Everyone has a reason why they feel the way they feel. Sometimes it's very personal, sometimes they're just, you know, going with the herd. But we talked, we touched a little bit about on group think and how people kind of go with their group. If the group is going this way, they whether you believe fully or not as to what the group is saying, sometimes you'll just go with it because that's the group that you're part of. And I think when you when you can break it down to smaller increments, especially one on one, you get more of your reasoning versus the group's reasoning, which your thoughts on that Patty. I do. I think that and I think that's true and I think this started. I had a conversation the other day with somebody I know Tan gently. He don't Rutch the police officer right, and we were in a situation where we could have a conversation, never really and we said hi to each other and things like that, and so I asked him, I said, okay, I'm going to, you know, go on on the limb here and what do you think about a lot of what is going on? You know, how do we have a conversation? I forget exactly how it started, but we had bought five or ten minutes and we were talking and he said that what his daughter said made a really made him realize. They were talking about black lives matter and she was if it was an essay she did or some kind of artwork or whatever, but what she talked to her dad about was that it's not it's not just the fact that a black person with you know, when you have a wife in your breathing and your sentient being whatever. But it was the whole. What I got from that was the life experience of it, that that this life matters, not just the fact that he is existing at that moment, but what's the experience? What is everything that makes up life? And I think when people say they counter with all life matters, all lives matter, I think maybe some of those individuals are saying sort of the same thing. What is the collective that matters? What's my sense of experience? Where my going? Where I've been? You know this, this whole picture. But in the conversation that I had with this man, and we talked about that, what struck me about the conversation was here we were two people who sought a new each other anyway. Right, right, but we're having this conversation, potentially loaded conversation. I have been although I have a know I have a face for radio that I find you very appealing. So you're fine. Thank you. And I'm covering topics for a predominantly black and ground community. So I had a conversation with black woman who I've known professionally for years after an event and she sat it took me to task for the way I had asked a question during the news conference and you know, had got me thinking. I'm a reporter, I need to ask questions. Sure got me thinking about what it is I'm going every go dead air on radio against. Sorry about me thinking about okay, the question needs to be asked. What is the best way maybe to ask it? Things like but it's had me thinking now for what two weeks. Contrast, this was a one on one conversation that we were so we were so long in the place where we were we were asked to leave because I had a close out. Please contrast that to an incident did happened after city council had had its news conference about right before the budget, which would have been in June, about three weeks ago, and some members of free the people in black lives matter attended that and then afterward they...

...were outside and they had again questioned me about a question I had asked. Why did you ask that question? And the difference was there were, I don't know, four or five individuals from that group and me and I tried to say, well, let me explain to you and let me maybe make an analogy to you and maybe understand, and I exactly think what you said happened, Matt. The group thing took over and there was no way, yeah, that I went in there with it, wanting to have a conversation like I did with the two individuals. There was no way that was going to happen. And so I think I understand why Mike Mazzio, who's the president of the Police Union, on Thursday night, decided not to attend a panel discussion because, and if I can call it up real quick I can read it, he wrote to the organizers of the event. I cannot and will not give credibility to those who choose to spread misinformation, in lies regarding incidents that have occurred. And he was. He sent this nope out to all the law enforcement again, asking them to consider their participation. And he goes on to talk about an incident that happened on July. v What video showed things like that, but he he didn't. He's he writes. Now is the time to get solutions versus contributing to the problem. He talks about what if all the enforcement had stayed away, it would send a noticeable those perpetuating a false narrative of people criticized him for well, you could have come and explained your side, but I think about going to speak from like Mazzio, but I think he may have had in his mind when we have these panels, we have all these people, what gets said beyond the sound bites? Yep, no, I agree with that. I think that's and that's an issue because when you were talking to the lady that you were talking to and you kind of realize that maybe you know we're we're kind of getting on the same page here when we talk one on one. I had to experience with a person to where he was a all lives matter and blah, Blah Blah. And the funny thing is you said that, and you said this earlier, a lot of a lot of times the all lives matter people actually think the same way the black lives matter. People think they just are so attached to their side that they don't understand that they're kind of saying the same thing. And when we were talking to when not me and the person were discussing this whole always matter versus black lives matter, I think we both came to the agreement. It's like when remember when the the bombing happened in Boston during the Boston Marathon, and you know then everything was Boston strong and you know, you know, you know all that stuff I said. It's kind of the same thing when you said Boston strong back then. You didn't say no, all cities strong, you know, because you well, Boston strong is because of what just happened, and the same thing with the black lives matter movement. And this is again, this is my opinion, that things have been happening for so long and this awful event was televised and that was kind of in at least for this time period, because there's been a last straw on a lot of different time periods, but for this time period this was like the last strong again, so this would they're like, we don't, we don't want to see this anymore. Black lives matter. It's not that there's a hatred or disdain for other races or nationalities. Is just saying that black should not be treated this way, you know, as far as being a criminal and not even have a chance to defend themselves or just murdered, pretty much because there's a fear, and I do think that that there's a fear with the young African American men. I think people are for some reason, when they're trying to apprehend them, there's a there's kind of a natural fear against especially males, at Young African American males, and the whole black lives matter movement was more as more saying, Hey, listen, you can't be so aggressive on African American males when you're trying to detain them, you know, for whatever situation or whatever crime you think that they committed. You everyone needs to be treated fairly when they're being detained. That's the general message. It's not that black lives are more important than white lives or Asian lives or whatever lives. It said that everyone should be the same, and that's kind of what all lives matter saying. Right they're saying that everyone should be treated the same. So they're saying the same thing but on different sides of the fence, and now there's an argument about something that both sides agree on. But that's just because people are a group thinking on that. You know what I mean. Well, the urgency right now is black lives matter. Right, urgency within that urgency is there. We're still urgent about black...

...lives matter right. Well, it's ninety eight percent black lives matter right now, because this is our urgency. Right. Is there a place in that urgency to realize there is oppression everywhere and that we white, black, Asian, Latino whatever, as a columnists in last week's edition of mine or reporter wrote, George Paine wrote, when we make consumer decisions, when we go to buy things, are we oppressing other people and other parts of the world by some of the decisions that some of the decisions that we make in being a consumer? So while we are urgent now to address the black lives matter issues, is their room in that discussion to understand oppression, the larger sense of oppression? I believe so. I see, I try to make sure I research things before I make comments on them. So before I even decided that I was okay with the black lives matter movement, I visited the black lives better website and I looked over what their message was and it was the first line was for black lives, but then they also talked about females, they also talked about the Lgbtq community, they also talked about other so everyone who's marginalized is who they're trying to fight for, which I which this this show is called inside the margin, so I obviously stand for that. I think trying to get the rights for the mine, for the marginalized communities, so they are not so they are no longer marginalized. Is kind of what we're trying to get at and I think that's what the movement is trying to get out as well. Again, people, everyone's going to interpret things the way they want to. Some people take that ball and they they run with it. As far as you know, abolish the police and let's right now that anarchy, which is definitely not the message that that move is trying to trying to do. But some people go that way and then it's just like people who are about all lives matter and also want to see, you know, police lives matter. Some some go completely the other way too, and they and they say, you know, blacks are the problem, and so both of those are the extremes. We need to find what's the realness of what's happening and both try to get on that page, and I think oneonone conversations is the way to do that right. So I was gonterview that you were the weekend on that too. I'M gonna come back to so let's come back to our oneonone conversations and how difficult those can be to start. So last week I talked about the walk I was on with my neighbors. She went, I've got a neighbor's house. I started talking to the Guy Two doors down. So that wasn't an easy conversation to start. He's wandering is lawn hasn't rained. What we really need to rain. The conversation starts from there. So the other night I'm going to get my weekly we my weekly beef patties at one of the place is in my neighborhood. I'm hungry. No thanks, Patty. And so there's a there's a gentleman's funny. He would me the door. I hold the door for him so he has an account of first I got to wait behind. His order done and there's so he's at the so I sell. So what are you having tonight? And he talked about he was getting some supers girlfriend and how she likes the doctor up the SUP OF B by. And what are you having? And I said I'm having a vage of a spinach. Well, that's really good and bubble. So in the back of my mind I'm thinking, well, if we're going to be here longer, I don't know this man. I've known him for three and a half minutes. Would I say to him, Hey, we obviously live in the same neighborhood because we're in the same store, you know. Do you want to talk to me about everything that's going on? You know? But I hesitated for a couple reasons, one of which is where there to get our food, and who knows how long that's gonna write take. I don't know this person. So is it? Am I sort of ambushing him with that question? I didn't know the I didn't know the first guy. Watering is long, but we started talking about rain and fireworks and kinds of things. The second person I talked to. The other gentleman's police officer. I've seen him through his line of work, right, so there was some kind of connection. So how do you start those one on one conversations this kind of heart? I mean, you can't, I don't know, you walk up to random person on the street, tap of on the shoulder and say so, tell me how you feel about black lives matter, and do you think all white people were culpable? I mean, is that a ridiculous thing to ask? There's about walking the other night and gentlemen, Black Jade, he's got bicycle and he's I don't know what he's trying to do, but he's trying to stack boxes on the handlebars with a Bungee cort. So as I walk cl I said you, sir, are...

...professional. You're going to be able to get all those that he goes because you have a bicycle. I said yes, I do, but there is no way I could do what you're doing. And you know what you're doing, but you look like you are a pro right right there. Forty second conversation. I went on my way, he went on his way. It bothers me in my neighborhood when I pass somebody on the sidewalk and I say hello and I get nothing back what, no matter what, that no men of the race of that person. That bothers me. Even if they have headphones and they see somebody walking by them. You can't, at least not I think. If we're not going to nod to the person that we're walking past, masks, no, Matt, doesn't matter, we're going to have a really hard time with one on one conversations. We're going to fall into the trap of the panel where we can hide in the group think and we can ambush people and jump on people and just shout whatever slogan our side happens to be shouting at that time. Yeah, Nope, that's you know what, that's a question that I think it's it's tougher to answer than I even want to leave. How do we get started on the one on one conversations? You know, this is also an opportunity that I want to get to the fans out there. If you have ideas on how to generate conversations, why don't you send us an email here at inside the margins once you send your emails to inside margins at gmailcom. That's inside margins at gmailcom. I just want to take that opportunity because you're right, I do like the idea of talking about something that has nothing to do with these kind of conversations. Just kind of just get things started, like you said, whether food, whatever you want to talk about. That's a good way to generate them, but it is there. Maybe do you do you social media say hey, listen, I want to talk to people about this, but I don't want to do groups. Why don't we send me a message if you if usual to talk and then, you know, maybe set up a conversation with somebody or even leaders, maybe leaders in and these organizations or and communities, can say I want to take time to try to talk to people oneonone. You know, send us an email and will reach out to you and we'll have sessions. Now, obviously there's a lot of people in the city of Rochester and it's got hard to talk to everybody one on one. But I think just let just reaching out that hand as a way to start. But I don't know, you're right, I don't know how people get to talk one on one. It's that's that's another reason why they do panels as obviously it's hard to make time for everyone one on one. So I'm open to suggestions and ideas and things that we can push out to people who are in power to make those kind of calls, to start those kind of conversations. Getting any feedback that I can get from anyone is a great thing, I think. Well, the other thing that's interesting, Matt, is your job, in my job depends on talking with yes, I don't have a story. I have a lot of white space, you know, on our website and in our publication, if I don't go up and talk to somebody right so so I'm realizing, even though I don't want to all the time, it's part of what I do. Yeah, so that makes us a little bit different. Yeah, nobody, who may be reluctant, right, they you know, have the opportunity to make feel. What's that person going to say? Whatever is that job? Go Talk to strangers and ask some questions. Yeah, you're right, that's it's that's what we do for living. You're in news, I'm in broadcasting. So we you have no you've blinked spaces on pages, I have dead air. I thought so. You're absolutely right. So you're right. That, for us, is a little different because we it's pretty much we get paid to be outgoing. But you're right, everyone, everyone is not that way, and it's hard to especially if you're angry, if you're already sitting there, already festering in something, it's hard to try to talk in a sensible, non angered way. Did somebody. That's why I definitely you know what, if you don't mind, I'll even say, if you want to, to send some suggestions to the minority reporter. They'll you think they'll be willing to listen to those kind of suggestions on how to start conversations. Yeah, yes, I mean. And the thing is, so I'm in I'm in the little corner store and somebody else is in the corner store. And what do we have in common? Were standing at the counter to get food. Oh what are you getting tonight? So I don't know this person. We never exchanging I have no idea. Very pleasant person. Who you know? Again, maybe he was just being polite to to me. have no idea, but we had what a three minute conversation that maybe wouldn't have had before. So maybe he goes back home and says to his girlfriend, as the super was talking about, somebody behind me and they like the spinish Patty. So next week, why don't we get those? You know, this episode direct be very hungry. This episode, by the way, I just we do this to an right launching. So I guess find something that you would have find something in common. I mean...

...it's hard to say. How about those Yankees? How about those mats that haven't started flying yet? But what is it? What is it that you might have in common with somebody who's standing right right now? That that's a that's a very good point. Kind a few few minutes left, Patty before we gotta go to break. The last thing I want I just real quick question. Answering this. Do you think leaders, people who are leadership roles, especially in the community, should they try to do more one on one conversations versus these panels? Just like your your friend with the up, the police officer who did that, who refused to do the panel, maybe he would be more willing to talk to people one on one. What's your what's your thoughts on that? I mean, I have heard him say that he is willing to talk with you, clergy members, anybody wants to talk to him. I have heard the Rochester police chief say on numerous occasions if somebody in the community wants to talk with him, you know, send an email, get on his calendar. They'll at least have some kind of you know, back and for an email exchange with the person if necessary. They can't, they can't meet you. I mean you're right, these are busy people in this is a city of what couple of dames? Yeah, right, it's hard to go out. I mean that's what you're not running for office. It's hard to go do out of door every person. But I think panels are important because they do get people together and they get an audience to listen to various thoughts. But it's really hard, when you get your sound bite somebody else gets their sound bite, to have something that's meaningful. And I also think it gives us the impression that we have a panel, we get all the thoughts, when we can solve it by next Thursday, right, which is all you'll stick right. It unrealistic because it's been going on since before last Thursday week and I think if we're willing to take the time to have a conversation with somebody, even if, with the end of it our blood pressures through the room, we say, you know what, I really I have to leave now, but thank you for this conversations this I think it will also tell us that this is going to be a process. Right when we need to keep moving forward. I don't need to keep having conversation and we need to keep adding conversations to lead to some kind of solutions, like what you said. If you have an idea about how to start a conversation, send us an email. We can't just keep yapping, Bro Right. Nope, I think that's fantastic. So the email that you can send again, I'll give them both out. Editor at mynorter reporter DOTNET. If you have any suggestions on how we can start conversations within our community, or you could send it to the shower show here at inside margins at gmailcom. We love to hear your suggestions, Patty. As always, thank you so much. I always appreciate your input. We're going to will keep having the conversations. I know you and I will on this show and off air as well, but hopefully we can get every other people to participate as well and try to get, you know, the understanding for everyone going. So thank you once again, Patty. I certainly appreciate it. Thank you, Matt, and you have a you have a good week. Now you do the same. Don't forget. If you want to subscribe to the minority reporter, please visit their website at minority reporter dotnet. All right, we'll take a break. We'll have some final thoughts. We right back. This is inside the margins. This is one hundred point nine FM, extreme independent radio. You your urban alternative. Everything, everything, everything, everything. It's so because of you. I'm never sad and you brighten up my day in your fastial way. When I'm never feeling down. You are my trusted friend and do what can depend you. Take me away, bring me. I...

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...ir extreme independent radio and Rochester's Urban Alternative Music Station. Welcome back, welcome back to inside the margins. All right. So, yeah, there's a lot of craziness going on. People are still, we should we are still battling with the coronavirus, which obviously is a big deal, and with the toxic racial climate right now. That's not a really good combination and that can lead a lot of people to feel very stressed out. Maybe hopeless. This year has been a tough year and I don't think anyone's going to say that it's been a pretty easy one. This is two thousand and twenty. Is really hit US pretty hard in the face and I just want to remind everyone. I know we talked about a lot of deep stuff on this show, but mental health is extremely important, extremely important, and right now I'm sure a lot of people are feeling the best mentally right now, and it's okay, it's okay, it's under specially in these times. Is Understandable, you know. So it's not like people expect you to be on top of your game while you're in self isolating and social distancing and also trying to figure out which side of the racial divide you fall on or if you're in the middle and and if you believe in defunding the cops, if you don't. You know, it's a lot and you're going to get pressured by both sides. You're going to be pressured by one side to, you know, go ahead and get your riot and protest, go out there, and you're going to get pressured by the other side to do look at the all lives matter side. I'm not here to tell you how to think. That's not our job at inside the margins. Our job is kind to deliver the information that's out there and give you an idea of what's going on, and sometimes I'll give you my opinion about things, but I want you to think for yourselves. Whatever you feel is right, you should do. Just make sure you know the history that goes with everything, history, especially with African American slave resegregation, red line, Jim Crow, all that stuff. Look at that and you and and see why people are so upset and if you do that you may understand. But, like I said, the most important thing is to make sure you take care of yourself mentally. You need to be educated and you need to know what's going on in the world. This is a big year for elections, right and also, like I said, there's we're still dealing with. They'll covid and the racial thing. So there's a lot of things happening that you're probably going to have to make decisions on, especially voting bolding is going to be a big deal, not just nationally, because obviously the presidential elections huge, but but your local elections also. If you are a person who wants to have change. Voting is definitely something that you need to do to make sure we get that change that you want. But it's okay to disconnect every once in a while. In fact, you need to disconnect every once in a while. So if you don't, you will just be constantly stressed, and stress leaves to leads to bad health and problems with your hired that's Alves, you know, documented. So just take a break every once. Watch it's the summertime. The weather actually is not that that bad. It's nice and warm out there. It's s all the time right want you go outside, you know, if you have a yard, go in your yard. If you don't have a yard, just take a walk around the block or something. You know, enjoy the outdoors for a little bit. Sit Down, exercise, read a book, you know, Watch...

...a movie that you want to watch for a while. Do something that takes your mind off of this crazy world right now, because you need that every once in a while. Revisit it, make sure you know what's going on, stay educated, but there when it seems too much, when you seem to be overwhelmed, take a step back and relax, because you know there's one thing that's worse than not having the lifestyle that you want, it's not being alive at all. Thanks for listening. It's Matt Wilson. I'll see you next week right here on inside the margins. Do you have a topic that you would like to discussed on inside the margins? We would love to hear from you. Please send your thoughts, comments or questions to inside margins at gmailcom. You're listening to one hundred Point Nine FM, wxr R LP, in Rochester, New York, the home of extreme independent radio. Find us at one hundred and nine W X IRCOM.

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