In Episode 68 of The Leftscape, Arretta Cuff relays some remarkable stories of incidents in her life from the 1940s through present times. Mrs. Cuff grew up in Bridgeton, New Jersey and graduated from Bridgeton High School in 1954. She has owned a cleaning business, worked in sales, and has gathered abundant life experience along the way. Listen as she shares her personal account of being black and navigating a world imbued with racism in the early-mid 20th century, thoughts on how people of color may fare differently today, and her hopes for the future. Please share the link, tag a friend, and help others hear these memories of the past and perceptions of today.
Earlier in the show, Robin Renée, Wendy Sheridan, and Mary McGinley tackle all the news they can handle including the Supreme Court hearing its first major gun case since 2010, some crazy abortion bills, and Billy Dee Williams’ thoughts of the moment on gender identity and expression. Mary, Wendy, and Robin also chat happily about a wonderful wedding they attended and had a hand in putting together. Congratulations to Mr. & Mr. Kevin and Jonathan King! After the interview, the co-hosts discuss the winter holidays that are upon us and some of the ways we can navigate the thornier issues that may arise with family.
Noted celebrations in this episode include National App Day, National Day of the Horse, National Violin Day, Pick a Pathologist Pal Day, Monkey Day, Cat Herders Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Barbie and Barney Backlash Day. Birthday shout outs and acknowledgments go to Jermaine Jackson, Mos Def, Bob Barker, Dionne Warwick, Jamie Foxx, Taylor Swift, Dick Van Dyke, Don Johnson, Jane Austen, Beethoven, and The Pope.
Listen to The Leftscape – the shape of progressive conversation: “History and Hope (Episode 68)”