Race relations are huge topic on the minds of everyone in the US during these two volatile weeks in Ferguson, MO after the shooting death of a young man by a police officer. But that's where all the other media outlets stop and The Q starts.
After watching hours of Town Hall meetings and Black/White race relations programming on news channels throughout the country trying to capitalize on the popularity of a sad story....Mark Bland has decided that ENOUGH WEAK DISCUSSIONS IS ENOUGH. The world is not going to get anywhere until the people can be blatantly honest with each other when discussing the topic of black/white relations in the US since Civil Rights. So he put a call into two of his friends to come on the show and discuss not only race relations, but to also take up the flag of defense for 2 hours and defend the black culture. First Mark is joined by Corey "Slo-Down" Edwards a former member famed music group The St. Lunatics. Coming from the rough streets of Wellston,MO to touring the world and eating the best foods available, Corey has done it all and seen what its like to be pushed around and then have those same people want your autograph.
Next Mark is joined by Darryl Frierson, the host of Straight Outta Lo Cash and a civil activist. When it comes to discussing Black and White opinions, Mark and Darryl have gone round and round on both his show and The Q discussing these things. Darryl is extremely opinionated and has spent a majority of the time, as well as Slo-Down, down in the Ferguson area during the protests of the past few weeks.
This show is NOT AN EASY LISTEN. Parental Discretion is advised. There are very adult oriented subjects on this show and no punches are pulled. These men are here to discuss on behalf their cultures the true crux of the issue between the two races. Prejudices are on the surface and the discussion is very deep and pointed. Please do not go into this show lightly.
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Potentially the greatest night in The Q show history was made. Mark debuted a new co-host named Lucy Mendez and the guys from BaconFest in St. Louis stopped by with their HOG LOG!
First up, Mark welcomes Matt & Matt from Baconfest to come in and discuss, with their partner Chef John Johnson, the formulation of this young event. This leads through a weird world of BRORGIES™, kickball leagues and reacreations of epic mealtime stunts that lead to BACONFEST. Plus Chef Johnson brings in the amazing HOG LOG (bacon, Sweet Baby Rays BBQ wrapped in Sausage and re-wrapped in more BACON....YUM!). This sweet meat of the gods is delicious and will be one of the centerpieces for the upcoming event in STL!
The guys then switch gears. Lucy goes on a verbal tirade that lasts throughout the show. Constantly pushing the FCC boundaries with her dirty foul mouth. Also we discuss about the general that was killed with others in Iraq. We also talk about food shows and which ones are worth their weight in gold and which ones suck according to Chef Johnson.
Finally I need to get to some letters from the listeners and I'm super excited to have the double Matt's on to discuss. And per the request of Matt #2, we touched on the story of a high school teacher that showed up the first day a little intoxicated. This leads to a rant by Mark discussing the time period for school to start and stop in the US cause he feels it starts entirely to early. They all discuss their growing up respectively and when they started school.
And don't forget, OVERTIME is attached to this bad boy! It's the Q!.