the good road
Charleston, S.C.: Voice As Freedom

The local free and independent press has become marginalized by national news sources conglomerated along political and ideological lines, and many have been under attack for asking hard questions. Earl Bridges and Craig Martin meet up with Adam Parker, a journalist at the Charleston Post and Courier, the oldest daily news source in the South. They explore Charleston?s race relations, religion and government, and discuss the fate of journalism and the role of journalists to make positive societal change. In 2018, the New York Times reported on the Charleston Rifle Club and their refusal to admit Dr. Melvin Brown, who would have been the first black member, after Adam broke the story locally. Conversations with Dr. Brown and Toby Smith of the Mcleod Plantation?s African American Experience of plantations provide further insight into racial inequities and the negative impact of revisionist histories. Earl and Craig also sit down with Ricky Dennis, one of a handful of black journalists at the Post and Courier. Ricky and his mentor Adam Parker address past issues but also provide a way forward. The hope for progressive and positive change lies not only in stories told by independent news outlets, but also in a new, diverse mix of reporters telling those stories.

Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 0 seconds

Episode Number: 202

About The Good Road:

THE GOOD ROAD is an innovative, inspiring documentary series about two best friends who travel the world meeting philanthropists and change-makers, who have dedicated their lives to addressing global humanitarian issues.

From depressed inner-city neighborhoods, to border camps for refugees, to rural health clinics, hosts Earl Bridges and Craig Martin explore efforts to help Rohingya refugees, stop elephant poaching, end human trafficking, alleviate poverty, and more.


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Sun, Sep 4 11:30 A.M. San Juan, Puerto Rico: The Art of Community     NHPBS
Tue, Sep 6 9:00 P.M. The Good Road     NH WORLD
Tue, Sep 6 9:30 P.M. Bangkok, Thailand: River of Change     NH WORLD
Wed, Sep 7 2:00 A.M. The Good Road     NH WORLD
Wed, Sep 7 2:30 A.M. Bangkok, Thailand: River of Change     NH WORLD
Wed, Sep 7 10:00 A.M. The Good Road     NH WORLD
Wed, Sep 7 10:30 A.M. Bangkok, Thailand: River of Change     NH WORLD
Sat, Sep 10 5:00 A.M. The Good Road     NH WORLD
Sat, Sep 10 5:30 A.M. Bangkok, Thailand: River of Change     NH WORLD
Sun, Sep 11 11:30 A.M. Virginia: Balance     NHPBS
Sun, Sep 11 4:30 P.M. San Juan, Puerto Rico: The Art of Community     NH EXPLORE
Tue, Sep 13 9:00 P.M. The Good Road     NH WORLD
Tue, Sep 13 9:30 P.M. Chyulu Hills, Kenya: Big Life in the Wild     NH WORLD
Wed, Sep 14 2:00 A.M. The Good Road     NH WORLD
Wed, Sep 14 2:30 A.M. Chyulu Hills, Kenya: Big Life in the Wild     NH WORLD
Wed, Sep 14 10:00 A.M. The Good Road     NH WORLD

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