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Trauma surgeon and author, Arthur Herbert joins us to discuss his debut novel The Cuts That Cure. Arthur was born and raised in small town Texas. He worked on offshore oil rigs, as a bartender, a landscaper at a trailer park, and as a social worker before going to medical school. For the last seventeen years, he's worked as a trauma and burn surgeo…
 
Dr. Alex Piquero, Chair/Professor of the Department Sociology at the University of Miami explains why this watershed moment for racial justice in America should not fail because we let perfection be the enemy of progress. Follow Dr. Piquero on Twitter @DrAexPiquero. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/brianwilliamsmd/message…
 
Veteran of the US Marine Corps and Israeli Defense Force, military historian Bryan Mark Rigg discusses his latest book, "Flamethrower: Iwo Jima Medal of Honor Recipient and U.S. Marine Woody Williams and His Controversial Award, Japan's Holocaust and the Pacific War."--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/brianwilliamsmd/message…
 
One month after a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd, retired NYPD homicide detective and hostage negotiator Alfred S. Titus, Jr. shares his perspective on qualified immunity and defunding the police. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/brianwilliamsmd/message
 
As a volunteer public servant appointed by the Mayor of Dallas, TX, to Chair the Community Police Oversight and Board, Jesuorobo Enobakhare works to promote public safety through enhanced collaboration between civilians and law enforcement. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/brianwilliamsmd/message…
 
In season 2 we first met physician-activist Dr. Andrew Goldstein (Twitter: @AndrewMakeTweet) in the episode "When Healthcare and Politics Unite." Currently, he is serving at the epicenter of the COVID-19 in New York and explains the importance of physician activism in response to the pandemic.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/brianwill…
 
Dr. Darrin Porcher is a 20-year veteran of the NYPD, professor of criminal justice at Pace University, and frequent contributor to Fox, CNN, and MSNBC. In this episode, he talks about the intersection of social justice and community policing, and the challenges of gaining trust with disenfranchised communities. Connect with Dr. Porcher on Twitter: …
 
Derrich Phillips shares his story from a childhood of extreme poverty and violence, to combat service in the US Army, to his current successes as a speaker, author, and entrepreneur. We discuss his book Poverty Powerball where he shares life lessons on how to "turn adversity into your winning ticket." Do you need a speaker for your next event? I in…
 
Child psychiatrist Dr. Brian Dixon shares his innovative plan to solve the American healthcare crisis. We discuss his book and learn how you - yes you - are as culpable as the government, insurance companies, hospitals, and more for contributing to the waste within this trillion-dollar industry.And while I had him as a captive audience, I asked Dr.…
 
Beverly Thompson is a diversity and inclusion specialist who explains that diversity is "not just about race." With that mantra we spend the remainder of our conversation talking about... baking cakes. Take a listen and you'll understand why. I invite to follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, or check out my website at BrianWilliamsMD.com--- Send in a voi…
 
Second-year medical student, and graduate of the elite Hockaday school in Dallas, TX, Lilly Lerer shares her journey from Buddhist monastery to student-activist. Listen to learn what she means by knowing that her "privilege was at play" as she worked to promote healthcare equity on Chicago's South Side. I invite to follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, o…
 
On this episode, my last before moving from Dallas to Chicago, I met Suja John and Steven Vela for happy hour. We shared food, drinks, and heartfelt goodbyes while discussing their proud immigrant heritage and passion for serving the underserved. I invite to follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, or check out my website at BrianWilliamsMD.com--- Send in a…
 
How does a blogger end up alongside major media covering a presidential debate? Shawn Williams, Vice President at Allyn Media, is a published author (Blogging While Black) and community leader improving the lives of African-Americans in Dallas. Hear him break down his life as a blogger, podcaster, and community advocate on the Season 2 closer for R…
 
What is it like to read President Obama's mail? Areesa Somani describes her experience doing just that as a White House intern to now working in the One America Movement where she facilitates bridge-building conversations in communities across the country.Follow me at brianwilliamsmd.com or sign up for my newsletter here.--- Send in a voice message…
 
For Men's Health Month we visit with Dallas Cowboys veteran Timmy Newsome. One of six kids who grew up on a farm he tells how he had zero aspirations to play in the NFL when he went to college, but an unexpected storied collegiate career landed him with the Dallas Cowboys. I had the opportunity to hear him share words of wisdom with a group of men …
 
What do the right to bear arms, judicial abdication, and the Cato Institute have in common? Clark M. Neily III - author of "Terms of Engagement: How Our Courts Should Enforce The Constitution's Promise Of Limited Government." He explains why protecting your rights is not the same as restricting governmental overreach. Hear why he would grade the Ju…
 
Do you know how 'structural' violence combined with 'cultural' violence results in 'direct' violence? We visit with trauma surgeon and public health expert Dr. Tanya Zakrison who shares her expertise. During our interview, she deconstructs these topics and more while taking us on a fascinating journey of social justice in America - one that include…
 
On Episode #3 of our gun violence series we visit with trauma surgeon Dr. Joseph Sakran. He shares how a life-threatening gunshot wound to the neck at age 17 propelled him on a journey to where he is now a national figure advocating to reduce firearm related injuries and death in America. Tune in to learn what Dr. Sakran means when he says his life…
 
Documentary photographer Kathy Shorr shares her journey from experiencing a home invasion at gunpoint to photographing 101 survivors of gunshots, most of whom were filmed at the location of their shootings. Join us as we discuss her book "Shot: 101 Survivors of Gun Violence in America." This is Episode #2 in our weeklong series examining gun violen…
 
"Let's talk about the root causes of gun violence, not just the guns themselves." The words of trauma surgeon Dr. Rob Winfield who kicks off our week-long series covering firearm violence. Dr. Winfield describes a unique approach to combatting urban gun violence - actually collaborate with the victims to determine sustainable solutions. Learn how h…
 
What challenges do women of color face in the profession of marketing? Veleisa Burrell, President of Narrative Evolution, shares her journey from corporate America to founding her own communications company, and her passion for amplifying the voices of women of color. To learn about your host, check out brianwilliamsmd.com.--- Send in a voice messa…
 
Dr. Seema Yasmin is an Emmy-award winning journalist, author, medical doctor and professor. In this episode she discusses her book, "The Impatient Dr. Lange: One Man's Fight to End the Global HIV Epidemic." It chronicles the story of her mentor who was killed on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, and charts the course of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the l…
 
Dr. Simon Fitzgerald is a trauma surgeon in New York City, and hosts of one of my favorite podcasts - "Knife at the Gunfight." Join us as Dr Fitzgerald shares his thoughts about the intersection of the surgery, violence, and culture. You can follow Dr. Fitzgerald on Twitter @SlyFitz. And don't forget to check out the latest at brianwilliamsmd.com.-…
 
Michael W. Waters is founding pastor of Joy Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in Dallas, Texas. As pastor, professor, award-winning author, activist, and social commentator, Waters’ words of hope and empowerment inspire national and international audiences.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/brianwilliamsmd/message…
 
Almas Muscatwalla believes that "worshiping God and serving humanity" are the only two purposes of life. She is the Executive Director of Faith Forward Dallas, an active member of the Ismaili Muslim Community, and serves on the board for the Dallas-Fort Worth Muslim Jewish Advisory Council (MJAC). In the middle of a cafe after the lunch rush, Almas…
 
David Henderson is a trial lawyer and world champion public speaker. Before his current role as a civil rights attorney, Dave served in the Special Crimes Division of the district attorney’s office. He has tried over 70 jury cases to a verdict, ranging from civil cases to human trafficking to capital murder. In 2010 David won the Toastmasters World…
 
Rome Madison epitomizes the entrepreneurial spirit. He has scaled the mountain of adversity to become a genomic industry expert, author, public speaker, and more. Listen as he shares his story of tenacity, and breaks down the role precision medicine has in the future of cancer therapy.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/brianwilliamsmd/m…
 
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