May 22, 2021
On this episode of Funky Politics, Lee, Lisa and Terrence tackle the prickly topic of D.C. Statehood with Eugene DeWitt Kinlow, a longtime advocate and activist for his hometown of Washington DC. What would it mean for the balance of power both long-term and short, if Washington DC -- more populous than Wyoming or Vermont -- had a US representative and two senators? Then, it's an in-studio chat with Justin J. Pearson, founder of Memphis Community Against the Pipeline (MCAP), who talks with the crew about environmental racism and his efforts to stop the Byhalia Pipeline from potentially poisoning low-income communities in Memphis and Mississippi. Real. Righteous. VERY Funky. Funky Politics, emPowered by Kudzukian.