This week, contributor Oriana Leckert joins us to discuss the return of Gothamist, the long running hyperlocal news site based in New York that was suddenly shuttered in November of 2017. We’re also joined by Jacqueline Soller to discuss the recently released movie, Annihilation, directed by Alex Garland ad starring Natalie Portman. Along the way, we’ll hear from a woman named Ramya, who told us about how the prospect of winning medals motivates her to compete in different races; Radio Dispatch’s Molly Knefel shares her take on the progress made by the students in Parkland, Florida, with their efforts to bring about gun reform and where responsibility for change really lies; and we take an exclusive early listen to a performance by producer and songwriter Bell’s Roar from their upcoming session for BTR Live Studio.
Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.
Rena and Matt on the kids from Parkland, Florida. Jacqueline Soller on 'Black Panther.’ John Knefel on how Trump’s bans are working. A preview of QTY’s BTR Live Studio session. | listen
Looking ahead to some of the notable movies being released in theaters in March. | read
A short film featuring NYC artist and musician Joanna Sternberg. | watch