Ep 46 // Parkland Students Take On Guns / ‘Black Panther’

Premiere DateFeb 23, 2018
00:00 Intro
01:18 START /// Parkland Students (w/ Rena and Matt)
03:00 Thoughts on the kids’ activism and response by media, politicians, etc.
09:46 Combo of growing up after 9/11 & Columbine with innate social media skills
12:23 Influence of Black Lives Matter and Me Too movements + Trump
16:15 Conspiracy theories: crisis actors? Co-opted by liberals?
22:44 School security and arming teachers
30:02 Is the Never Again movement sustainable?
38:58 Knowing someone affected by an issue changes opinions /// END
41:30 1st Person: Allan // Overcoming Parkinson's Disease
44:19 Movie Review: ‘Black Panther’ w/ Jacqueline Soller
45:59 Movie Chat: ‘Black Panther’ (spoiler alert)
70:50 John Knefel // Trump’s Bans Are Working
72:38 “Salvation” (BTR Live Studio, 2018) QTY
77:03 Outro / Credits
77:53 Finish.

This week, contributors Rena Karefa-Johnson and Matt Ruby return to discuss the activism of the kids from Parkland, Florida, after the shooting at their high school last week. We’re also joined by Jacqueline Soller to discuss the recently released movie, Black Panther, directed by Ryan Coogler. Along the way, we’ll also hear from a man named Allan, who told us about the ways in which his experience of the NYC Marathon has changed since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease; Radio Dispatch’s John Knefel shares his take on Donald Trump’s campaign promises to ban Muslims from the United States and the status of his efforts to do so after a year in office; and we take an exclusive early listen to a performance by QTY from their upcoming session for BTR Live Studio.

Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.

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…