Podcast: A wake-up call from Dallas

radioDallas needs to be a wake-up call for all of us. AFP editor Chris Graham talks in today’s podcast about how the answer isn’t going to come from Washington, D.C.

“We need to stop looking to Washington, D.C., for answers, because those folks aren’t interested in answers, but rather self-preservation,” Graham said. “I’m reminded of how the civil rights movement of the ’50s and ’60s achieved the dissolution of Jim Crow. That movement was a political movement, but its leaders weren’t elected officials. It took people coming together to get Washington to act.

“Fifty years later, we need to come together again as we did then to spur action.”

 

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About Chris Graham

chris newsChris Graham will mark his 21st year in the media industry in 2016. An award-winning journalist and editor, Chris has also hosted local TV news programs, a syndicated sports talk show and served as the play-by-play announcer for a two-time championship winning summer college baseball team.

A 1994 graduate of the University of Virginia, Chris is the editor of AugustaFreePress.com, a daily news source based in Waynesboro, Va., that provides readers with in-depth coverage of news, sports, politics and culture in Virginia.

An author of five books, Chris also co-wrote a book on the history of UVA basketball, Mad About U: Four Decades of Basketball at University Hall, which was published in 2006.

 
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