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.
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