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”Wake up Everybody”: President Drake on Speaking Up, Medicine and Music
Episode 96th September 2023 • SpeechMatters • UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement
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As the academic year begins and students return to campuses, we look forward to another year of expression and engagement. This month we are honored to have UC President Michael V. Drake join the podcast to discuss a time when he spoke up in the face of racism, how UC uses its voice to further its motto of Fiat Lux as well as to share some song picks with us.

Episode Resources:

President Drake's Song Picks:

  • “Wake up Everybody” by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes:
  • “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke:
  • “Kind of Blue” by Miles Davis:




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