The Urban Cafe

The Urban Cafe Podcast

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  • Sunday

    9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Welcome to The Urban Café! The Urban Cafe is a growing community radio show on live every Sunday at 9AM (EST), featuring new voices of the next generation with informative topics covering:
Current Events, Legal Rulings, Education, Relationships, Health and Wellness – Civil Affairs, Race and Religion,  Music, Entertainment and The Arts.
The Urban Cafe is not bound by any one format the flexibility of a multi-formatted show provides fresh perspectives and creative experiences. While not only booking great guests, we also debate, explore and share our individual opinions during our social commentary hour. We are a mixture of personalities from different race, creed and gender backgrounds. Our diversity allows various points of views and we are not shy about disagreeing with each other when civility and provocative questions arise.

The show features monthly appearances from Dr. Marketa Wills, Dr. Jerome Lawrence, Nestor Ortiz, and CEO Walter Griggs. The show is co-hosted by Joshua, Jamaal, Tina, Claire, and Prince. Produced by Dwaine Terry and engineered by Joe Remo, A dynamic bunch with over 250+ years of life experience on air on any given Sunday. With our diverse personalities and candid responses, the Café Crew brings fun, wit, and light humor to the radio as they engage new listeners on relatable topics. Addressing serious topics has always been the mission of The Urban Cafe and taking calls allows us to connect directly with our listeners when we share information and ideas. Our goal as a show is to inform, educate and entertain our audience while engaging new listeners and finding ways to expand our brand. Mixing important issues with morning banter is no easy combination but we get up for the challenge every Sunday morning at 9 am to do so. Tune in to 88.5 WMNF’s The Urban Cafe! meet us on air every Sunday morning at 9 AM (EST) with your coffee in hand, an open mind, and your unique voice.

Learn with us, Grow with us, and Share with us!! Call in (813-239-9663) or send us a text at (813-433-0885) and let your voice be heard as we explore vibrant, topics together that affect your day to day. Also don’t delay, do it today – Go to our Facebook Like Us https://www.facebook.com/885UrbanCafe/!! Write a Review or share a comment, tell which topics you would like to hear discussed on air and why!

contact email:  urbancafe@wmnf.org

Thank You Gifts available from The Urban Cafe
Benjamin Hett – How Hitler Happened
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The post-WW1 Weimar Republic in Germany was the height of European civilization. Its scientists and scholars led the world. Its Bauhaus architecture was the rage. Its arts featured such luminaries as Fritz Lang, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill and Thomas Mann. Yet, out of this modern democracy sprang Nazism, German fascism, and one of the most barbaric regimes ever. How did Hitler happened? It is one of the most important questions of history. What happened in Germany has disturbing resonances for our own time. Fascist-like regimes are taking power in many countries. We ignore disturbing signs at our peril from torchlight parades in Charlottesville with crowds chanting, “Jews Will Not Replace Us” to a synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh to the murder of African-Americans in a church in Charleston. What can we learn from the past to insure it doesn’t happen again?

Benjamin Hett is the author of Burning the Reichstag, Crossing Hitler and The Death of Democracy. He is a professor of history at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and holds a Ph.D. in history from Harvard and a law degree from the University of Toronto. He grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, and now lives in New York City.

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Jason Stanley – How Fascism Works CD
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What is fascism? Michael Parenti, author and historian says, “Fascism historically has been used to secure the interests of large capitalist interests against the demands of popular democracy. Then and now, fascism has made irrational mass appeals in order to secure the rational ends of class domination.”  Fascism flourishes in times of economic insecurity and cultural backlash. Opportunistic politicians offer up a platter of racism, xenophobia and hyper-nationalism. They stoke fear and resentment using simplistic slogans such as “Drain the Swamp” and “Build the Wall.” In the U.S. today, there is a whiff fascism in the air. Witness the march of white supremacists with torches held high in Charlottesville chanting “Blood and Soil,” an old Nazi slogan and “Jews Will Not Replace Us.” The president called them “very fine people.”
Jason Stanley is the Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. He is the author of Knowledge and Practical Interests, Language in Context, Know How and the award-winning How Propaganda Works.

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Public Affairs 3 DVD Package
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You can get “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”, “RBG” and “Fahrenheit 11/9” DVDs and help support WMNF’s News and Public Affairs and 88.5

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor DVD
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For over 30 years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer, was beamed daily into homes across America. In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues, in a simple, direct fashion. There hadn’t been anything like Mr. Rogers on television before and there hasn’t been since.

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RBG DVD
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At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG explores Ginsburg’s life and career.

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Fahrenheit 11/9 DVD
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Filmmaker Michael Moore predicted that Donald Trump would become the 45th president of the United States. Traveling across the country, Moore interviews American citizens to get a sense of the social, economic and political impact of Trump’s victory.

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Dwaine Terry  dt@wmnf.org

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