The Uptick: Maleek Jackson

(Recorded in Spring 2024) In this episode of The Uptick, hosts Rachel Williams, Jake Leonard, Meg Doyle, and Lauren Morris cover and discuss many hot-button issues in Philadelphia. Lauren and Meg sit down with featured guest Maleek Jackson, a South Philly native, boxing coach, and personal trainer. Together, they discuss his inspirational story of how he turned his life around after spending ten years in prison by creating a successful career in coaching and mentoring the city’s youth. Other stories in this episode include a family’s struggle to find justice after Chuckie Maude III lost his life to gun violence and an interview with members of the Philly Falcons, the city’s first LGBTQ+ soccer team.