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

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