By Rudy Drakeford
Here from Dr. Robert Drakeford history, politics, people and family
From BricktownMar 25, 2022
Episode 45: War or Basketball? What to watch
In this Episode Dr. Bob discusses his the war in Russia and the NCAA tournament
Mar 25, 202225:13
Episode 44: Too much News and too few good teacher’s like my son Bobby
I’m this episode Dr. Bob discusses the Russian occupation, NY real estate, & his son Bobby
Mar 09, 202234:01
Episode 43: War! What is it good for? Absolutely Nothing
In this Episode Dr. Bob discusses travel, international politics and a prayer for peace.
Feb 23, 202228:39
Episode 42: Basketball used to be rough and so was old Carrboro
In this Episode Dr Bob discusses the history of basketball from a new Yorker and Carrboro 80s improvements
Feb 16, 202223:45
Episode 41: The Empire State Bldg, How I met ur mother, & Rep. Alma Adams
In this Episode Dr. Bob discusses The Empire State Bldg, How I met ur mother, & Rep. Alma Adams
Feb 09, 202226:56
Episode 40: Food, Corretta, Dick Gregory, small biz loans & more
I’m this episode Dr. Bob talks about his New York history and life experiences
Jan 13, 202230:06
Episode 39: Christmas Memories, Vietnam, Elder Care and Kids Radio
In this Episode we hear some powerful words by Dr. Bob has he reflects on life.
Dec 22, 202132:38
Episode 38: God is good I’m 77
In this Episode Dr. Bob discusses his experiences with the late Rep. Bob Dole. He also discusses camping and the growth or Oasis of NC RV Park
Dec 15, 202122:27
Episode 37: We may fall but we get up
In this Episode Dr. Bob is back from his fall and is stronger than ever. He discusses Jan 6th trial, Barry Gordie, Colin Powell and future plans.
Dec 01, 202141:53
Episode 36: RVs camping and the Oasis Tour Nov 8th, NFL, NBA and more
In this episode Dr. Bob discusses his upcoming events and preparations.
Oct 20, 202122:42
Episode 35: John Gruden, Dave Chapelle, Benie Thompson & mayor memories
In this Episode Dr. Bob discuss current topics from a historical perspective
Oct 13, 202134:12
Episode 34: Green or Red Salsa, Arizona, politics and RV camping.
In this Episode Dr. Bob discusses his experiences and thoughts on the past and future
Oct 09, 202120:35
Episode 33: The More things Change the More they Stay the Same- Racism is Ungly for America
In the Episode Dr. Bob discusses a recent event of racial discrimination in Scotland County, North Carolina; Muhammad Ali and will they let Joe Build Back?
Oct 02, 202131:17
Episodes 32: I saw the World Trade Center when they were originally building it
In this Episode Dr. Bob discusses politics, 9/11, racism, and family history
Sep 10, 202125:11
Episode 31: The future of the Republic, Basketball and Dogs
This week Dr. Bob drops knowledge
Sep 01, 202138:30
Episode 30: Doggy Playby Play
In this Episode Dr Bob discusses Afghanistan, Politics, Basketball, RV Parks and his pets.
Aug 25, 202132:47
Episode 29: Afghanistan, Biden, & Durant
In this Episode Dr Bob discusses politics and the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan Biden’s reaction and Durant saving USA Basketball
Aug 18, 202130:41
Episode 28: Honesty in Politics, family and the future of camping
In this Episode Dr Bob discuss his views on politics in America and his mother’s advice to “do to others as you want to yourself
Aug 13, 202119:56
Episode 27: Olympics, Politics, Camping & life advice
In this show Dr. Bob rants politics, olympics and talks about the wonders of camping
Jul 30, 202133:10
Episode 26: UNC Black Faculty Leave, Phil Jackson, Larry Brown & Basketball
In this Episode Dr. Bob discusses his life interactions and his view of politics
Jul 16, 202131:05
Episode 25: Dr. Nikole Hannah-Jones UNC or Howard. Racism or Resources
In this Episode Dr. Bob discuss the recent decision of scholar Nikole Hannah-Jones and her choice to teach at Howard instead of UNC
Jul 07, 202119:44
Episode 24: Excellence
In this show Dr. Bob talks about the excellence of Carrboro in Chapel Hill he also reflects on his days in New York
Jul 01, 202123:37
Episode 23: Conclave and my glory days
In this Episode Dr. Bob discusses politics and the future of voting. He also discusses his time as mayor and his experience as a Phi Beta Sigma VP. He discusses the upcoming conclave and more
Jun 09, 202122:15
Episode 22: My daughter, My life, and the future of My Homeland
In this episode Dr. Bob talks with his daughter Heather, remembers he semi-pro football days and issues a warning for Democracy
Jun 02, 202126:54
Episode 21: Phi Beta Sigma’s Got Soul!
In this Episode Dr. Bob discusses designing the Carrboro bus system on his kitchen table and lengths he went to get it funded for the people of Carrboro. Then Dr. Bod discusses how his Position as National VP of Phi Beta Sigma prepared him to become a transformational small town mayor.
May 30, 202128:18
Episode 20: Glamping, Politics and Purpose University
In this Episode Dr Bod discusses glamping, politics and more
May 22, 202129:03
Episode 19: Reflections and the Future. Joe Biden and the Republican identity struggle
In this Episode Dr. Bob reflects climbing a tree in his backyard as a kid. Also politics and politics.
May 17, 202131:11
Episode 18: The power of Grandkids
In this Episode Dr. Bob talks about his love for spending time with his family and especially his grandkids. Also in this episode politics, Carrboro history and words of encouragement
May 06, 202125:54
Episode 17: Family in town, the value of parks and Biden is the best President in history
In this episode Dr. Bob discusses family, politics, and the future
May 01, 202130:41
Episode 16: Black Lives Do Matter
In this Episode Dr. Bob discusses the trial of George Flyod’s murderer. Politics, Dogs, Grandkids, loss and hope
Apr 21, 202133:11
Episode 15: Celebrating my sister Dorothy
In this Episode Dr Bob mourns and discusses the future of politics
Apr 15, 202120:30
Episode 14:The Highs and Lows of Life, Dogs, Campsites, and Politics
In this Episode Dr. Bob discusses his life experiences and unique opinions and reflections.
Apr 08, 202126:17
Episode 13: The future of camping
In this Episode Dr. Bob discusses politics, business, and camping. He encourages new business to stay in the game during those first tough years.
Apr 04, 202129:39
Episode 12: From Camden, SC to New York
In this Episode Dr. Bob discusses politics, his fathers roots in Camden, SC the dilemma of gun violence in the US and words of hope
Mar 24, 202132:16
Episode 11: The Democrats will Never Win another election without HR 1
In this Episode Dr. Bob discusses politics, Bear Island, NY Basketball at the Rucker Park and the impact of the COVID-19 Relief Bill on poverty, Black farmers, and his sister.
Mar 17, 202135:45
Episode 10: Voting Rights, Biden, and George Floyd’s Killer
In this Episode Dr. Bob discuss politics, voting rights, Biden, and the future
Mar 10, 202127:52
Episode 9: Voter disenfranchisement and my Parents
In this Episode Dr. Bob discusses politics, parents, and the people.
Mar 03, 202123:15
Episode 8: Celebrating my son Chris
In this show Dr. Bob celebrates the good work of his son Chris. In this show he also discusses the climate, Minnesota, farming, nature conservation, sustainable farming and construction
Feb 24, 202127:14
Episode 6: Politics, Puppies, and Panthers
In this Episode Dr. Bob discusses the decline of the Republican Party, the Super Bowl, and yes puppies and Black Panthers, Njoy!
Feb 13, 202129:13
Episode 5: Black History
In this Episode Dr. Bob discuss Black history from a political perspective. He delves into his own story as a history makers and challenges the listener to learn more about the contributions of people of color.
Feb 03, 202127:03
Episode 4: Special Thanks to Great Teachers who lead with love
In this Episode Dr. Bob discusses Hank Aaron’s legacy and dispels myths about the shot. Then Dr. Bobs thanks his formative teachers for pushing reading as the solution to low academic performance
Jan 27, 202129:37
Episode 3: A New Administration
In this Episode Dr Bod discusses getting the coronavirus vaccine, race, and politics.
Jan 22, 202130:24
Season 2: Episode 2
Reflecting in the coronavirus vaccine and its inability to get into arms. Politics and the fallout from the attempted insurrection, and more great advice
Jan 13, 202124:46
Season 2: Episode 1- I cried yesterday during the insurrection in DC
Dr. Bob recounts the sad tragedy of the insurrection DC
Jan 08, 202123:12
Episode 31: My 8 Children
In this Episode Dr. Bob gets personal and discusses his 8 children and their accomplishments. Here you get to peak inside the heart of giant. Enjoy
Dec 30, 202028:11
Episode 30: Concrete Jungle College Years
In this Episode Dr. Bob discusses his schooling experiences in New York. He concludes his narrative with a call for equity in education
Dec 23, 202028:24
Episode 29: Tokenism or Fairness
In this Episode Dr. Bob discuss racial inequalities in higher education, banking, and entrepreneurship. He ends with a message to choose fairness
Dec 20, 202031:39
Episode 28: I’ve been Blessed
In this Episode Dr. Bob discusses the Corona Virus Vaccine, Politics, Education and family history. The show ends with call for people to make it through these finals months of the pandemic
Dec 09, 202033:54
Episode 27: We pray for America
In this Episode Dr. Bob discusses current politics and his definition of a New Yorker. Then he discusses his educational experiences at Quinnipiac University, UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University, and UNC Greensboro
Nov 18, 202032:16
Episode 26: Overcome Double Standards with Faith
In this show Dr. Bob discusses some of his challenges with multiple business ventures due to lack of capital and structural racism.
Nov 12, 202030:06
Episode 25: It’s going to be a nail biter
In this Episode we hear Dr. Bob’s response after the first night of national elections. We also hear from his wife Sharon who add insightful commentary on rural communities.
Nov 04, 202025:55
Episode 24: Racism will die and people forget about political losers
In this Episode my Dr. Bob calls Jerod Kusher a trust fund baby. He discusses Ronald Reagan, Gary Hart, and Mitch McConnell. He ends with a message about voting “where ever you are in the world....vote in your local elections”
Oct 28, 202039:54
Episode 23: Keep Pushing. Don’t give up
In this show Dr. Bob sends out a message of racial unity. He discusses his early voting experience and his history running for elected office. He concludes with a message to “don’t give up on your dreams no matter what”. You will have detractors but keep pushing don’t quit
Oct 21, 202028:31
Episode 22: Nothing to fear but fear itself
In this Episode Dr. Bob discusses the recent Vice Presidential debate, the glory days of Queens, NY basketball and the real fear some people feel when they encounter different people. We conclude that we have all experienced fear and only perfect love can can out fear.
Oct 15, 202032:28
Episode 21: The impact of a teacher who believes in you
In this Episode Dr. Bob discusses Brooklyn Academy and his early learning experiences. He also discusses family and of course the politics of the day
Oct 07, 202033:12
Episode 20: The worst presidential debate in history
In this Episode Dr. Bob talks about the presidential debate, politics, and racism in America
Oct 02, 202035:43
Episode 19: RBG rest in power
Historically discusses on politics, governmental structure, and race
Sep 23, 202030:05
Episode 18: The future of politics in America
In this Episode Dr. Bob discusses the future politics of America. He also expounds on race and opportunity in America. Also some book suggestions from Dr. Bob
Sep 16, 202039:13
Episode 17: “Landslide for Joe Biden”, “the time I met Malcolm X”, and “Rev. Barber’s Moral Mondays
In this Episode Dr. Bob talks about Joe Biden’s future for America and the God-given gift for leadership he has seen. God has given us all gifts. Learn more at learnpurpose.teachable.com
Sep 09, 202037:47
Episode 16: I got overwhelmed when I introduced Corretta Scott King.
In this Episode Dr. Bob talks about testifying before Congress, UNC Chapel Hill’s struggles with race and the history of the town of Carrboro
Sep 02, 202034:28
Episode 15: How many more?
In this Episode Dr. Bob talks about racist violence against black bodies. The long history of racism against Black businesses and a glimmer of hope in form of VP Candidate Kamala Harris
Aug 26, 202041:33
Episode 14; Democratic National Convention, Election, the informal job market and Mentors
In this Episode Dr. Bob gives his opinion on politics, race, and the future of America’s pending election. You will also hear some jokes, stories, and nuggets of wisdom like “study long study wrong” from Dr. Bob’s mother. Enjoy
Aug 19, 202038:42
Episode 13: Live your life and go to the March on Washington
In this show Dr. Bob discusses Kamala Harris, Jesse Jackson, Gary Hart and Bob Dole. You will hear about revolution summer and why we need to live life in the now
Aug 12, 202034:09
Episode 12: Shout out to our Ireland and Germany Listeners from Dr. Bob
In this weeks episode Dr. Bob Drakeford recounts his time in 40 projects getting beat in basketball because the court was 20 feet longer. He also discusses the answer to concentrated poverty through mixed income housing. Politics, Race, Family and more you will enjoy this on your next adventure in nature.
Aug 05, 202036:31
Episode 11: In this episode Dr. Bob Drakeford discuss owning one of the three Black owned RV Parks
Episode 11: In this episode Dr. Bob Drakeford discuss owning one of the three Black owned RV Parks in the Nation. Carrboro, trips to DC, His roots in Hector McMillan and Washington Drakeford
Jul 29, 202032:12
Episode 10: Meeting with my Mentor
In this Episode Dr. Bob Drakeford talks with his mentor Dr. Ed Bell. The two discuss the challenges and triumphs Black graduate students and Black Faculty at predominantly white institutions
Jul 22, 202031:50
Episode 9: Nothing Finer than Carolina
In this Episode Dr. Bob discusses basketball and life in New York vs. North Carolina. He also discusses expansions to the Oasis RV Park and Conference Center in Marston, NC
Jul 15, 202027:51
Episode 8: Basketball is my favorite sport, I like the way they dribble up and down the court
In this Episode we learn about the Plantation on the Plains, political organizing in South Orange County, and how basketball provided opportunities for college and beyond.
Jul 01, 202036:14
Episode 7: Bricktown, Brotherhood, and Bobby
In this Episode Dr. Bob Drakeford discusses his origin story and hometown Bricktown, a crime-free Black neighborhood. He also discusses his friendship with Neal Satterwhite and the value of brotherhood. We get a surprise visit by Dr. Bob’s son Bobby and learn about his work as a teacher. This show is smooth and easy so get active and enjoy it on a nature walk or a Sunday jog on a weekday:-) enjoy
Jun 24, 202035:59
Episode 6: A New Dawn Rising in America
In this Episode we are joined by Marrel Foushee who discusses his background and how he met Bob Drakeford. The episode is full of reflection, knowledge, and laughter. Enjoy on your next walk or drive.
Jun 17, 202044:14
Episode 5: Become a Public Servant
In this episode former Mayor Robert Drakeford discusses policing policy, race relations, and the current outcomes of the George Flyod killing. Drakeford discusses his time as a military police officer encountering drunken rioters and the horrors of war. Drakeford closes with a message to youth to get politically active. You will enjoy this candid conversation.
Jun 10, 202046:39
Episode 4: Keep Protesting and Vote!
In this Episode Dr. Robert Drakeford discusses his history of becoming the “protest candidate” and Mayor of Carrboro North Carolina. He then juxtaposes his political protest with the current world-wide protest in response to the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, and the systemic cultural of violence towards black and brown humans.
Jun 03, 202029:10
Episode 3: Presidents, Personalities, & Public Service
This week Dr. Robert Drakeford discusses some of the pivotal political personalities he has met in life and begins his story of becoming the first African American mayor of Carrboro North Carolina.
May 27, 202018:55
Episode 2: Perseverance “they can’t take what is in your head”
In this Episode Dr. Drakeford discusses being a 1st generation college student, overcoming racist faculty, & how SARS is transmitted sexually... yeah that too..:-)
May 20, 202045:34
Episode 1: Reading, Reading, Reading
Dr. Robert Drakeford discusses his childhood in New York, the ARMY, working for the telephone company and a number of pivotal life lessons.
May 13, 202041:26