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Sep 15, 2020

Warner Kennedy lived through the height of the Civil Right's Movement. The death of Black American leaders left an impact on his psyche. Not that the impact got in his way. Despite a few unique  learning needs, what we now call "learning disabilities," Warner was unwavering in pursuing a college degree.

He's spent decades working with deaf students in the Los Angeles area. In some ways, this is ironic given his unique ear for music. Warner has a special affinity for the movie soundtrack genre of music. He knows this stuff. Though he's not a musicologist, he could be.

Throughout the interview he shares lots of little known facts about the movie soundtrack genre and its roots in Black music.

Warner's favorite song: Goldfinger Theme song.

Warner's favorite book: The Book of Five Rings, a classic Japanese text on the way of the sword.

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About this podcast: In each episode, a Brother reflects on his life; explores the experience of being a Black man in America; shares his interactions with law enforcement; and answers the question "If America was a woman, what would you say to her?"

Every interview starts with getting-to-know-you questions about favorites, accomplishments and then goes deeper. You won't find a collection of conversations with Black men like this anywhere else. Hear their wisdom.

Host, Rahbin Shyne, is an author, educator, creative and avid half-marathon walker. Follow on Instagram @allthingshyne or on Facebook.

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