Ep 18 // Anti-Choice Democrats / DOJ vs. Affirmative Action / ‘Good Time’

Premiere DateAug 11, 2017
00:00 Intro
01:22 Democratic support for anti-choice candidates
20:57 US Dept of Justice targets affirmative action in schools
38:34 1st Person: Eòghan // Teaching Gaelic In Scotland
42:08 Movie Review: ‘Good Time’ w/ Jacqueline Soller
43:37 Movie Chat: ‘Good Time’ (spoiler alert)
60:28 John Knefel // White Resentment In The White House
63:30 “Pigs In The River” (BTR Live Studio, 2017) Re-TROS
70:40 Outro / Credits
71:21 Finish.

This week, we welcome new contributor Rena Karefa-Johnson to discuss the Democratic Party establishment’s potential willingness to support anti-choice candidates in upcoming election cycles and moves by the Department of Justice under Attorney General Jeff Sessions to undo affirmative action in college and university admissions. Also, Jacqueline Soller returns to discuss the new movie, Good Time, directed by Ben and Joshua Safdie and starring Robert Pattinson. And along the way, Radio Dispatch’s John Knefel explains recent policies from the White House that indicate the administration is promoting politics of white resentment in an effort to appeal to President Trump’s base; a man named Eòghan tells us about his experience teaching Gaelic in Scotland; and we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Re-TROS from an episode of BTR Live Studio set to be released next week.

Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.

Mentioned in the episode:

  • “Dem campaign chief vows no litmus test on abortion” // The Hill
  • “Dear Democrats, Equality Is Impossible Without Reproductive Rights” // Teen Vogue
  • “Justice Dept. to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions” // NY Times
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…