05/05/2012

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Tonight’s guests:

John Reynolds, 8:06pm to 9:00pm

John Reynolds was born in Troy, Alabama, and grew up on a plantation during segregation.  In 1965 he volunteered to assist civil rights workers sent to Troy by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference as part of a campaign to register black people to vote in Alabama.  Later that year he was hired by Martin Luther King, Jr. as a member of SCLC’s field staff.  He worked for SCLC for the next seven years, primarily in the South, in places like Selma, Birmingham, Mississippi and South Carolina.  After leaving SCLC, he settled in Rhode Island where, after receiving a Master of Divinity degree, he served as Pastor of a Baptist church until his retirement five years ago.  He now lives in South Carolina where he has written a book about his experiences in the Civil Rights Movement.  His book, The Fight for Freedom; A Memoir of My Years in the Civil Rights Movement, was published in 2012.

Talking Points:

  • •             How did you get involved in the Civil Rights Movement?
  • What motivated you to do this?
  • How old were you?
  • Did you know Martin Luther King?
  • What was he like?
  • Tell us about the first time you met him?
  • Where did you work in the Movement?  What kinds of things did you do?
  • What sacrifices did you make when you joined the Movement?
  • Do you think young people today would be willing to endure such sacrifices?
  • Where were you when Dr. King was killed?  What were you doing?
  • How did you deal with his death?
  • Why did you write the book?
  • What issues do you see today that compare to the issues you dealt with in the Movement?
  • Do you think people work together today as they did then?
  • How can communities and people today come together and work for change?
  • If people are interested in the book, where can they purchase it?

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Dr Curtis Barrett, 9:06pm to 10:00pm

Dr Barrett is a psychologist and professor emeritus at the university of Louisville. He has worked with both the Kentucky and Indiana Councils on Problem Gambling as a founding member and a professional adviser, working to raise awareness of the issue among the citizenry, with governments, and even inside the gambling industry itself.

Talking Points:

  • what triggers compulsive gambling?
  • what makes it worse?
  • it’s easy to see how people can develop chemical dependencies and addictions to things like alcohol and drugs, but what’s the biological basis for a behavioral addiction like gambling?
  • how can we tell if someone we care about has a real gambling problem, versus them just gambling more than we think is wise?
  • is it possible to have a gambling problem even if you don’t’ gamble frequently?
  • Is gambling really a problem if the gambler can afford it?
  • There are obvious health risks associated with other types of addiction, but what about gambling?
  • What sorts of treatments and recovery programs are available for those who wish to overcome their gambling addiction?
  • how can we help a gambler in recovery?

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