3 2020

How Rock & Roll Has Contributed To Improved Race Relations In the U.S.

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

Contact Nancy Maurice Rogers
413-442-4360 x15

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Join us with "Radio Dave" Milberg, a disc jockey-at-law, broadcasting since 1965, lawyering since 1979 as he discusses how Rock & Roll is more than a soundtrack of our society since the mid-1950s. It also has been … and continues to be … a strong force for improved race relations in the U.S.  Highlights include spotlighting the first integrated rock group to have a hit record, a legendary Chicago soul group with a string of hits that promoted racial pride, and how the Beatles and Rolling Stones helped make Rock & Roll a force for racial understanding in the United States.

Radio Dave's career "call letters" include WBBM-AM, WLS-AM/FM, WGN-AM, and WYCC-TV in Chicago; WLW-AM in Cincinnati; WSLR-FM in Sarasota, WXYZ-AM/WRIF-FM in Detroit; and WPAG-AM/FM in Ann Arbor, among many others, plus leading the radio play-by-play broadcasts for the Chicago Bears and Chicago White Sox. He has received more than 20 national awards for broadcast station management, journalism, sports, and community service. As "Lawyer Dave," he retired from Schiff Hardin in 2014 and taught Media Law Adjunct Professor at the John Marshall Law School. He continues to be a licensed attorney in Illinois and Florida. Radio Dave currently hosts and produces the "Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll" podcast that is regularly downloaded by nearly 100,000 listeners in more than 135 countries worldwide. As a musicologist, he was among a group of scholars who were 2019 Finalists in the “Documentary Record” category for the Grammy Awards, and he is a published authority on popular music history. Radio Dave also is a volunteer consultant to medical professionals, in connection with the creation of customized music mixes that are used in the therapy for their patients suffering cognitive impairment.

This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series.