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SouthBound: Issac Bailey On Embracing Hard Conversations And Finding His Own Voice

Issac Bailey has had to jump a lot of hurdles.

He grew up in a family marked by violence -- including the arrest of his brother for murder.

He developed a stutter that he has dealt with ever since.

But still, he has been determined to speak out – as a columnist for the Myrtle Beach Sun News, as an instructor at Davidson College, and as the author of a new book called “Why Didn’t We Riot? A Black Man in Trumpland.”

Bailey has spent years as a writer and speaker, but now, he says, he may have found the voice that was inside him all along.

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Show notes:

Other music in this episode:

  • Dave Keifer, "Wait Riot"
  • Steve Combs, "Learn To Live With What You're Not"

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SouthBound is a production of WFAE. Our host is Tommy Tomlinson. Our audience engagement manager is Joni Deutsch, and our main theme comes from Josh Turner.

Tommy Tomlinson has hosted the podcast SouthBound for WFAE since 2017. He also does a commentary, On My Mind, which airs every Monday.