Ep 112 // Candidate Profile: Kamala Harris / ‘Brightburn’

Premiere DateMay 31, 2019
00:00 Intro
01:11 START /// Candidate Profile: Kamala Harris (w/ Rena Karefa-Johnson, Matt Ruby, J. McVay)
02:02 Candidate biography
14:24 Comments on bio
16:21 Role in law enforcement in the age of Black Lives Matter
22:55 Is her past role as a prosecutor disqualifying? / Joe Biden going after the black vote?
29:26 Campaign launch and rollout
32:50 Harris didn’t list her campaign issues on her website at the time of our recording (see show notes for update*)
33:32 RENT RELIEF ACT
34:13 The LIFT (Livable Incomes for Families Today) the Middle Class Act
38:04 NOT A SOCIALIST / discussion of reaction to Trump by different voting groups, voter suppression vs. voter enthusiasm, etc.
48:36 OPEN TO DECRIMINALIZING SEX WORK
49:11 DIGITAL SERVICE ACT OF 2019
50:02 TEACHER PAY
51:18 TRUANCY LAW
52:31 HER TAXES
52:44 IMPEACHMENT
57:28 EQUAL DEFENSE ACT
59:05 MEDICARE FOR ALL
59:38 ANTI-NAFTA
59:47 GUN SAFETY
60:10 Wrapping up /// END
65:45 1st Person: Jo // Living On The Road
69:35 Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘Brightburn’
70:50 Movie Chat w/ Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay (Spoiler Alert)
89:55 “Will You Miss Me” (BTR Live Studio, 2019) Jo Schornikow
93:05 Outro / Credits
93:56 Finish.

Rena Karefa-Johnson, Matt Ruby, and J. McVay continue a recently launched project in which they examine the experience and policies of candidates in upcoming elections. This time around, they discuss Senator Kamala Harris, candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president.

Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the new movie, ‘Brightburn’ directed by David Yarovesky

And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Australian singer-songwriter Jo Schornikow, from her upcoming BTR Live Studio session.

* As mentioned in the episode, Harris’s campaign website did not present the issues or themes of her campaign at the time of our recording. In the days since then, a section called “Our America” has been added to her site that lists her campaign issues: kamalaharris.org/issues/

Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.

HOST J. McVay
J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he…

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