#118 He Still Shines, After All the Tough Stuff - Chef James Bradley, PoShines

felony inc podcast

Sep 24 2020 • 53 mins

A black-owned, contemporary soul food restaurant located in Portland, Oregon, Chef James Bradley has brought fame to the restaurant even in these lockdown times, no easy task. Growing up in rural North Carolina with a preacher father, James has retained his love for the south and all his family there. However, his father wanted the family to experience life, and so moved them rather frequently. However, moving to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania turned out to be a shock. After experiencing a culture of respect and manners in the south, James was abhorrent exposed to an angry and dirty black culture in Harrisburg. He had to learned to fight brutally at the age of 12. He began to rebel in more and more violent ways, as that was the right way to act, not reading a book or doing something relaxing. In a very bad fight, he beat a man savagely and started his felony record. Having a preacher for a father got James a break to go to college after serving a limited time. There was more drama, but James has kept his love for all people, friend or enemy. Felony Inc Podcast with your hosts Dick Hennessy and Meg Thibodeaux We record the Felony Inc Podcast inside NedSpace in the Bigfoot Podcast Studio in beautiful downtown Portland. Audio engineer, mixer and podcast editor is Allon Beausoleil Show logo was designed by Carolyn Main Website was designed by Cameron Grimes Production assistant is Chelsea Lancaster Felony Inc Podcast supports City Central Concern at centralcityconcern.org 10% of gross revenue at Startup Radio Network goes to support women entrepreneurs in developing countries thru kiva.org/lender/markgrimes Listen to the Felony Inc Podcast every Friday at 10:00am pacific time on Startup Radio Network at startupradionetwork.com