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Inspiring Journeys

I am Paul, a Rhode Islander who is going to run a 5k and raise money for a charity in all 50 states. Come join me on my journey. I will talk about races and charities, as well as talk about life in Rhode Island. There will also be interviews with race directors, charities, other people in the health and fitness community, as well as local Rhode Island businesses.

Jun 11, 2020

Hey everybody, I just want to let you know that this is a very important episode. With the climate the way it is, there is no way Adriana and I would want to talk about anything else right now. There is a struggle that has been going on for over four hundred years in this country, and is really brought to the forefront right now. We don't have to agree politically to agree that human rights matter. On the show today, we have Rhodes Pierre. He has been good friends with Adriana for 20 years. And I have known him from parties that Adriana has thrown over the years, as well as her wedding, which Rhodes officiated. Among many things he does, as you will hear, Rhodes is a stand-up comic. So, I had originally wanted to have him on to talk about the comedy world during this Coronavirus. Then everything literally blew up with the murder of George Floyd. We do touch on the comedy a bit here. But, the main focus is Rhodes' experiences as a Black man. The best thing we can do right now is listen. So, leave your opinions and judgments at the door, and listen to what Rhodes has to say. And don't worry, it's not all serious..cuz you know... Adriana...and if you know Rhodes...well, Rhodes.
And one last thing...I will donate $2 for every download of this episode from now until next Friday, June 19 to Showing Up For Racial Justice and to the Providence NAACP. It will be a $200 max. So please download and share.

Just one more note, about midway through, there are some audio difficulties for a very short time that I could not edit out. It may be around 20 minutes in, and doesn't last very long. Alright, now, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

Interesting books mentioned in the podcast

Rhodes and his comedy can be found on Facebook and
the Facebook group MiCADELiC FB LIVE Stream - Open Mic Night: Saturdays & Wednesdays

Adriana can be found on:

Instagram at @ajoylifestyle


You can find The Rhode Runner in the following places:

Twitter: @TheRhodeRunner

Instagram: @TheRhodeRunner


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