This week, Matt Ruby joins us for another edition of Twitter Moments, in which we talk about these topics that were trending on Twitter as we recorded:
We’re also joined by Jacqueline Soller to discuss the recently released movie, The Florida Project, directed by Sean Baker and starring Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, and Bria Vinaite. Along the way, we’ll also hear from Radio Dispatch’s John Knefel with his thoughts on the reality behind President Trump’s self-proclaimed prowess as a dealmaker; we’ll hear from a woman named Jialu about her experience of leaving her home country to pursue her education; and we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by indie pop group Zuli, from an episode of BTR Live Studio set to be released next week.
Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.
This week, we return to a topic from a previous episode: Lafayette, Louisiana. Lafayette is a large town or a small city, not quite urban and not quite rural, right in the heart of the Southwest… | listen
Molly Knefel gives her take on the intended rollback of the Birth Control Mandate, introduced by President Obama, which provides birth control coverage at no cost to approximately 55 million women. While it is important that birth control helps to do more than only prevent unwanted pregnancies,… | watch
Ryan Camenzuli, aka Zuli, is already ahead of the game at just 22 years old. Beyond being a skilled musician and songwriter, the NYC-based artist had a bit of luck early on, benefiting from a relationship with a member of his favorite band, Akron/Family. Zuli admittedly wears his influences on his… | watch