Ana Goñi-Lessan is a member of the Houston Chronicle’s editorial board. She recently visited the neighborhood of Third Ward there in Houston where George Floyd grew up and spoke with some of his childhood friends. She tells us about that and the reaction of the neighborhood and the city more generally to Floyd’s murder and the resulting protests and police violence.
Also, Charles Hinshaw and J. McVay discuss the new movie, ‘Da 5 Bloods,’ directed by Spike Lee and starring Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, and Isiah Whitlock Jr. — out now on Netflix.
We’ll also revisit songs by Courtney Barnett and Shilpa Ray, from past sessions of BTR Live Studio, as Maia Macdonald says goodbye after hosting that podcast for 14 years.
Andre Green joins us to discuss the current inflection point we’re going through as a nation. He also shares his personal reaction and describes the reactions he’s witnessed locally in Massachusetts. | listen
George Floyd was murdered on Monday, May 25th. Protests followed, with police riots in response. | listen
Unite The Right 2 & Covering White Supremacists w/ Rena Karefa-Johnson, Matt Ruby, & J. McVay. Winston Cook Wilson & J. on ‘We The Animals.’ Charles Hinshaw and J. on ‘BlacKkKlansman.’ A performance from Benjamin Jaffe’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session. | listen
Based on recent interviews, there’s no reason to think the president would perform even competently. | read