Billy Bean Leads MLB to Choose Kindness

January 24, 2019

Jackie Powell, 21, grew up in Irvington, NY. She currently studies international relations and journalism at the University of Rochester. Jackie hosts her own radio talk show and serves as a columnist at her school newspaper, The Campus Times. Her talk show and columns focus on the intersection of feminism, social justice and sports. She also is working on an investigative report on mishandled campus sexual assault cases. Jackie’s other interests include the Boston Red Sox and anything British.

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As one of two former Major League Baseball players to come out as gay, Billy Bean never expected to return to baseball. Years later he has made it his mission, as a Vice President and special assistant to the league’s commissioner, to make baseball a more compassionate and accepting space. In this episode, Billy sits down with Channel Kindness Radio to discuss MLB’s bullying prevention program Shred Hate and how he believes we can all make a difference in our communities.

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