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BreakThru Radio Weekly is a weekly podcast that features regular contributors offering their views on major political and/or cultural topics of the day. Additionally, it features a weekly movie review and discussion, 1st Person stories from people we encounter on the streets of NYC, and a preview of a song from an upcoming episode of BTR Live Studio. Recurring segments and coverage:FILM FESTIVALS: Tribeca Film Festival 2019 (Part 1 & Part 2), New York Film Festival 2018 (Part 1 & Part 2), Tribeca Film Festival 2018 (Part 1 & Part 2) 2009 FILM RETRO: The Hurt Locker,

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Ep 174 // Best Movies of 2020 So Far + Pandemic First Watches

"J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller, and Charles Hinshaw discuss their favorite films of the year so far: Bad Boys For Life House Of Hummingbird The Invisible Man John Lewis: Good Trouble Never Rarely Sometimes Always Shirley Slay The Dragon The Wild Goose Lake And also, the things they’ve watched for the first time during the pandemic that they enjoyed most: Coin Locker Girl (2015) Get On The Bus (1996) The Karate Kid (1984) LA 92 (2017) Mystic Pizza (1988) Mother (2009) Philadelphia (1993) Watchmen (2019/HBO) Episode Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributors on Movies: Jacqueline Soller & Charles Hinshaw Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu 00:00 - Intro 01:00 - Favorite movies of 2020 so far… and thoughts on “moviegoing” during the pandemic 08:45 - Chuck’s 1st pick 12:00 - Jackie’s 1st pick 14:27 - J’s 1st pick 17:30 - Chuck’s 2nd pick 20:50 - Jackie’s 2nd pick 22:55 - J’s 2nd pick 25:00 - Chuck’s 3rd pick 27:38 - Jackie’s 3rd pick 29:15 - J’s 3rd pick 31:25 - Favorite 1st watches of things that came out before 2020 32:10 - Chuck’s 1st pick 35:22 - Jackie’s 1st pick 39:38 - J’s 1st pick 42:38 - Chuck’s 2nd pick 44:20 - Jackie’s 2nd pick 45:46 - J’s 2nd pick 47:35 - Chuck’s 3rd pick 50:48 - Jackie’s 3rd pick 54:15 - J’s 3rd pick 55:47 - Wrapping up 58:14 - Outro/credits 58:51 - Finish. "

58 MIN3 d ago
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Ep 174 // Best Movies of 2020 So Far + Pandemic First Watches

Ep 173 // Medical Professionals Call For Reset / Trump & A Disputed Election / ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’

"Life During Quarantine SHUT IT DOWN, START OVER, DO IT RIGHT: An open letter to America’s decision makers, on behalf of health professionals across the country. // U.S. PIRG ‘Ships don’t feed hungry children’: Democrats blast weapons spending in Senate GOP stimulus // Politico U.S. Republicans seek liability protections as coronavirus aid battle looms // Reuters There’s Still An Election As Trump demurs, an unimaginable question forms: Could the president reach for the military in a disputed election? // WaPo DNC platform committee votes to reject Medicare for All despite overwhelming support from voters // Salon Our Week In Media Homeland Security Was Destined to Become a Secret Police Force // New Yorker Why is Trump’s Campaign Suing a Small Wisconsin TV Station? // Trump, Inc. (podcast) [youtube]https://youtu.be/CW_z6EBG4uI[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/z_oEkOdIXdo[/youtube] Episode Credits Producer/Host: J. McVay Associate Producer/Contributor: Joe Virgilliito Compo...

62 MIN1 w ago
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Ep 173 // Medical Professionals Call For Reset / Trump & A Disputed Election / ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’

Ep 172 // Rabbi Avram Mlotek w/ Matt Ruby

"Contributor Matt Ruby interviews returning guest, Rabbi Avram Mlotek about how religious leaders are dealing with the ongoing crises in this country around the COVID-19 pandemic and racism. The Rabbi is a co-founder of Base Hillel, a home centered ministry for millennials, now in nine cities. His new book, ‘Why Jews Do That: Or 30 Questions Your Rabbi Never Answered’ is out soon. Plus live performances from Worriers and Seán Barna, recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Episode Credits Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributor on Politics and Culture: Matt Ruby Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu [youtube]https://youtu.be/uSlJ64RfbAQ[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/VbJGYrZkdwY[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/WuIn-v22KbU[/youtube] 00:00 - Intro 01:17 - START /// Matt Ruby chats w/ Rabbi Avram Mlotek / info about Base Hillel 05:09 - On being a Rabbi during the pandemic / engaging online as a Rabbi, and the further reach afforded 13:33 - Lessons from biblical plagues during the pandemic 17...

9 s2 w ago
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Ep 172 // Rabbi Avram Mlotek w/ Matt Ruby

Ep 171 // ‘House of Hummingbird’ / ‘Palm Springs’

"J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss two movies out now: ‘House of Hummingbird’ - directed by Bora Kim and starring Ji-hu Park -- out now from Well Go USA Entertainment. Palm Springs’ - directed by Max Barbakow and starring Andy Sandberg, Cristin Milioti, and J.K. Simmons -- out now from Neon and available to stream on Hulu. Plus live performances from Napoleon Da Legend and NO ICE’s Jamie Frey, recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Episode Credits Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributors on Movies: Jacqueline Soller Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu [youtube]https://youtu.be/uGoLhSSo43I[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/TTZa6FkxROE[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/9XTHHB1Xmpk[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/P1OwDXmdedQ[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/CpBLtXduh_k[/youtube] 00:00 - Intro 01:20 - Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘House of Hummingbird’ 02:52 - Movie Chat w/ Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay (Spoiler Alert) 20:02 - Greg // Earning A Living From His Hobby 24:38 -...

55 MIN3 w ago
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Ep 171 // ‘House of Hummingbird’ / ‘Palm Springs’

Ep 170 // ‘Hamilton’

"This week, we have a special full length discussion of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton’ which was just released on Disney+ last week, allowing more people to see the wildly popular Broadway production than perhaps ever before… while also re-kindling criticisms the show received early in its run about its treatment of slavery -- or the lack thereof. Mentioned in the episode: Lin-Manuel Miranda responds to 'Hamilton' slavery criticism // CNN Episode Credits Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributors on Movies: Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw Associate Producer/Contributor: Joe Virgillito Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu 00:00 - Intro 01:14 - START /// ‘Hamilton’ discussion / first thoughts 09:45 - Race, representation, criticism, historical perspective, portrayal vs. endorsement… and ‘Gone With The Wind’ 28:22 - Tracy Clayton’s critique and Miranda’s response 35:58 - Ishmael Reed’s ‘The Haunting of Lin - Manuel Miranda’ 41:18 - Favorite music and moments / the perspective o...

63 MINJUL 10
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Ep 170 // ‘Hamilton’

Ep 169 // Conservative Hypocrisy / Russian Bounties / The Roberts Court / Box Office Loophole

"Life During Quarantine: Conservative Politicians are Framing BLM as “Marxist” Remdesivir, the First Coronavirus Drug, Gets a Price Tag // NY Times There's Still An Election: Biden campaign staffs up from Obamaworld // Axios What Elese? Trump Got Written Briefing in February on Possible Russian Bounties, Officials Say // NY Times John Roberts Was Already Chief Justice. But Now It’s His Court. // NY Times Our Week In Media Chris Hayes calls for Trump to resign: 'Urgent matter of public health, public safety’ // MSNBC Want to top the box office during a pandemic? Film for free on Zoom and then rent out a theater. // Washington Post Slow Burn, Season 4: David Duke Quick Hits & Rehash Conservative Politicians and Pundits Rethinking Their Anti-Mask Positions CNN’s Van Jones Secretly Helped Craft the Weak Trump Police Reform He Praised on TV // Daily Beast Are Brands Standing Up to Facebook? // BTRtoday BTR Live Studio Revisited: Celestial Shore Episode Credits Producer/Host: J. McVa...

63 MINJUL 3
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Ep 169 // Conservative Hypocrisy / Russian Bounties / The Roberts Court / Box Office Loophole

Ep 168 // Fireworks / Rigging an Election / Progressive Wins / Police Violence Quantified / ‘Shirley’

"Life During Quarantine Did Fireworks Conspiracies Fizzle Out? // BTRtoday Trump tells aides he supports second round of stimulus checks, but White House divisions remain // Washington Post There’s Still An Election “Insurgent” Progressives Do It Again // BTRtoday Are We Headed for a Voter-Suppression Catastrophe in November? // NY Mag CNN Poll: Trump losing ground to Biden amid chaotic week Biden Takes Dominant Lead as Voters Reject Trump on Virus and Race // NY Times What Else? Above the Law: The Data Are In on Police, Killing, and Race // Public Discourse Our Week In Media This American Life: Here Again (6/12/20) Quick Hits & Rehash Bubba Wallace & NASCAR take on racism Movie Review/Chat: ‘Shirley’ Director: Josephine Decker Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Odessa Young, Michael Stuhlbarg, Logan Lerman Distributor: Neon BTR Live Studio Revisited: Vagabon + Worriers Episode Credits Producer/Host: J. McVay Associate Producer/Contributor: Joe Virgiliito Contributor on Movies: Jacqueli...

86 MINJUN 26
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Ep 168 // Fireworks / Rigging an Election / Progressive Wins / Police Violence Quantified / ‘Shirley’

Ep 167 // Ana Goñi-Lessan on Houston & George Floyd / ‘Da 5 Bloods’

"Ana Goñi-Lessan is a member of the Houston Chronicle’s editorial board. She recently visited the neighborhood of Third Ward there in Houston where George Floyd grew up and spoke with some of his childhood friends. She tells us about that and the reaction of the neighborhood and the city more generally to Floyd’s murder and the resulting protests and police violence. Also, Charles Hinshaw and J. McVay discuss the new movie, ‘Da 5 Bloods,’ directed by Spike Lee and starring Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, and Isiah Whitlock Jr. -- out now on Netflix. We’ll also revisit songs by Courtney Barnett and Shilpa Ray, from past sessions of BTR Live Studio, as Maia Macdonald says goodbye after hosting that podcast for 14 years. Houston Chronicle articles mentioned in the episode: Opinion: ‘Bigger than people know.’ Third Ward friends remember George Floyd, in their own words Editorial: As George Floyd is laid to rest in Houston, say their names ‘We are tired...

--JUN 19
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Ep 167 // Ana Goñi-Lessan on Houston & George Floyd / ‘Da 5 Bloods’

Ep 166 // Andre Green On Our Current Inflection Point

"Andre Green is involved in non-profit work and politics in Massachusetts. He joins us to discuss the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder and the protests and police violence that followed. He shares his personal reaction, as well as his observations of reactions locally where he is, and shares his thoughts on the implications of this moment and how it could continue to develop. Episode Credits Producer/Host: J. McVay Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu 00:00 - Intro 01:05 - START /// Andre Green on George Floyd, protests, police violence / Introduction 06:03 - Personal and local reaction in Massachusetts 09:36 - Local cases brought to light in aftermath 14:08 - Biggest surprises 17:02 - Specific words to use in discussions about protests (or riots, uprisings, etc.) / recognizing white privilege: “people tend to think a game they’re winning is fair” 21:32 - Recognizing the struggle of Black Americans as the “true red-pilling” white Americans need / “police” vs. “policing” and oth...

--JUN 12
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Ep 166 // Andre Green On Our Current Inflection Point

Ep 165 // George Floyd, Protests, and Police Riots

"A warning: this episode contains descriptions of police violence… Excerpt from episode: On May 25th, George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis. We discussed it on last week’s episode, which we recorded about 45 hours after the killing. We knew some of the details then -- enough to recognize the obvious similarities to other killings in the past. In video of the killing, George Floyd can be heard pleading. He can be heard calling for his mother. He begs his assailant, “don’t kill me.” “I can’t breathe.” Multiple times he says, “I can’t breathe.” There was a knee across his neck as he said this. He was pinned to the ground. “I can’t breathe.” That knee remained across his neck for nearly 9 minutes. During the last 2 minutes and 53 seconds of that time, George Floyd was unresponsive. Yet the knee remained. It’s eerily familiar to the 2014 killing of Eric Garner on Staten Island... Another man who told his assailant that he couldn’t breathe and was still held by the neck. ...

--JUN 5
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Ep 165 // George Floyd, Protests, and Police Riots

Latest Episodes

Ep 174 // Best Movies of 2020 So Far + Pandemic First Watches

"J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller, and Charles Hinshaw discuss their favorite films of the year so far: Bad Boys For Life House Of Hummingbird The Invisible Man John Lewis: Good Trouble Never Rarely Sometimes Always Shirley Slay The Dragon The Wild Goose Lake And also, the things they’ve watched for the first time during the pandemic that they enjoyed most: Coin Locker Girl (2015) Get On The Bus (1996) The Karate Kid (1984) LA 92 (2017) Mystic Pizza (1988) Mother (2009) Philadelphia (1993) Watchmen (2019/HBO) Episode Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributors on Movies: Jacqueline Soller & Charles Hinshaw Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu 00:00 - Intro 01:00 - Favorite movies of 2020 so far… and thoughts on “moviegoing” during the pandemic 08:45 - Chuck’s 1st pick 12:00 - Jackie’s 1st pick 14:27 - J’s 1st pick 17:30 - Chuck’s 2nd pick 20:50 - Jackie’s 2nd pick 22:55 - J’s 2nd pick 25:00 - Chuck’s 3rd pick 27:38 - Jackie’s 3rd pick 29:15 - J’s 3rd pick 31:25 - Favorite 1st watches of things that came out before 2020 32:10 - Chuck’s 1st pick 35:22 - Jackie’s 1st pick 39:38 - J’s 1st pick 42:38 - Chuck’s 2nd pick 44:20 - Jackie’s 2nd pick 45:46 - J’s 2nd pick 47:35 - Chuck’s 3rd pick 50:48 - Jackie’s 3rd pick 54:15 - J’s 3rd pick 55:47 - Wrapping up 58:14 - Outro/credits 58:51 - Finish. "

58 MIN3 d ago
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Ep 174 // Best Movies of 2020 So Far + Pandemic First Watches

Ep 173 // Medical Professionals Call For Reset / Trump & A Disputed Election / ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’

"Life During Quarantine SHUT IT DOWN, START OVER, DO IT RIGHT: An open letter to America’s decision makers, on behalf of health professionals across the country. // U.S. PIRG ‘Ships don’t feed hungry children’: Democrats blast weapons spending in Senate GOP stimulus // Politico U.S. Republicans seek liability protections as coronavirus aid battle looms // Reuters There’s Still An Election As Trump demurs, an unimaginable question forms: Could the president reach for the military in a disputed election? // WaPo DNC platform committee votes to reject Medicare for All despite overwhelming support from voters // Salon Our Week In Media Homeland Security Was Destined to Become a Secret Police Force // New Yorker Why is Trump’s Campaign Suing a Small Wisconsin TV Station? // Trump, Inc. (podcast) [youtube]https://youtu.be/CW_z6EBG4uI[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/z_oEkOdIXdo[/youtube] Episode Credits Producer/Host: J. McVay Associate Producer/Contributor: Joe Virgilliito Compo...

62 MIN1 w ago
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Ep 173 // Medical Professionals Call For Reset / Trump & A Disputed Election / ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’

Ep 172 // Rabbi Avram Mlotek w/ Matt Ruby

"Contributor Matt Ruby interviews returning guest, Rabbi Avram Mlotek about how religious leaders are dealing with the ongoing crises in this country around the COVID-19 pandemic and racism. The Rabbi is a co-founder of Base Hillel, a home centered ministry for millennials, now in nine cities. His new book, ‘Why Jews Do That: Or 30 Questions Your Rabbi Never Answered’ is out soon. Plus live performances from Worriers and Seán Barna, recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Episode Credits Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributor on Politics and Culture: Matt Ruby Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu [youtube]https://youtu.be/uSlJ64RfbAQ[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/VbJGYrZkdwY[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/WuIn-v22KbU[/youtube] 00:00 - Intro 01:17 - START /// Matt Ruby chats w/ Rabbi Avram Mlotek / info about Base Hillel 05:09 - On being a Rabbi during the pandemic / engaging online as a Rabbi, and the further reach afforded 13:33 - Lessons from biblical plagues during the pandemic 17...

9 s2 w ago
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Ep 172 // Rabbi Avram Mlotek w/ Matt Ruby

Ep 171 // ‘House of Hummingbird’ / ‘Palm Springs’

"J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss two movies out now: ‘House of Hummingbird’ - directed by Bora Kim and starring Ji-hu Park -- out now from Well Go USA Entertainment. Palm Springs’ - directed by Max Barbakow and starring Andy Sandberg, Cristin Milioti, and J.K. Simmons -- out now from Neon and available to stream on Hulu. Plus live performances from Napoleon Da Legend and NO ICE’s Jamie Frey, recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Episode Credits Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributors on Movies: Jacqueline Soller Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu [youtube]https://youtu.be/uGoLhSSo43I[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/TTZa6FkxROE[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/9XTHHB1Xmpk[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/P1OwDXmdedQ[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/CpBLtXduh_k[/youtube] 00:00 - Intro 01:20 - Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘House of Hummingbird’ 02:52 - Movie Chat w/ Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay (Spoiler Alert) 20:02 - Greg // Earning A Living From His Hobby 24:38 -...

55 MIN3 w ago
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Ep 171 // ‘House of Hummingbird’ / ‘Palm Springs’

Ep 170 // ‘Hamilton’

"This week, we have a special full length discussion of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton’ which was just released on Disney+ last week, allowing more people to see the wildly popular Broadway production than perhaps ever before… while also re-kindling criticisms the show received early in its run about its treatment of slavery -- or the lack thereof. Mentioned in the episode: Lin-Manuel Miranda responds to 'Hamilton' slavery criticism // CNN Episode Credits Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributors on Movies: Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw Associate Producer/Contributor: Joe Virgillito Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu 00:00 - Intro 01:14 - START /// ‘Hamilton’ discussion / first thoughts 09:45 - Race, representation, criticism, historical perspective, portrayal vs. endorsement… and ‘Gone With The Wind’ 28:22 - Tracy Clayton’s critique and Miranda’s response 35:58 - Ishmael Reed’s ‘The Haunting of Lin - Manuel Miranda’ 41:18 - Favorite music and moments / the perspective o...

63 MINJUL 10
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Ep 170 // ‘Hamilton’

Ep 169 // Conservative Hypocrisy / Russian Bounties / The Roberts Court / Box Office Loophole

"Life During Quarantine: Conservative Politicians are Framing BLM as “Marxist” Remdesivir, the First Coronavirus Drug, Gets a Price Tag // NY Times There's Still An Election: Biden campaign staffs up from Obamaworld // Axios What Elese? Trump Got Written Briefing in February on Possible Russian Bounties, Officials Say // NY Times John Roberts Was Already Chief Justice. But Now It’s His Court. // NY Times Our Week In Media Chris Hayes calls for Trump to resign: 'Urgent matter of public health, public safety’ // MSNBC Want to top the box office during a pandemic? Film for free on Zoom and then rent out a theater. // Washington Post Slow Burn, Season 4: David Duke Quick Hits & Rehash Conservative Politicians and Pundits Rethinking Their Anti-Mask Positions CNN’s Van Jones Secretly Helped Craft the Weak Trump Police Reform He Praised on TV // Daily Beast Are Brands Standing Up to Facebook? // BTRtoday BTR Live Studio Revisited: Celestial Shore Episode Credits Producer/Host: J. McVa...

63 MINJUL 3
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Ep 169 // Conservative Hypocrisy / Russian Bounties / The Roberts Court / Box Office Loophole

Ep 168 // Fireworks / Rigging an Election / Progressive Wins / Police Violence Quantified / ‘Shirley’

"Life During Quarantine Did Fireworks Conspiracies Fizzle Out? // BTRtoday Trump tells aides he supports second round of stimulus checks, but White House divisions remain // Washington Post There’s Still An Election “Insurgent” Progressives Do It Again // BTRtoday Are We Headed for a Voter-Suppression Catastrophe in November? // NY Mag CNN Poll: Trump losing ground to Biden amid chaotic week Biden Takes Dominant Lead as Voters Reject Trump on Virus and Race // NY Times What Else? Above the Law: The Data Are In on Police, Killing, and Race // Public Discourse Our Week In Media This American Life: Here Again (6/12/20) Quick Hits & Rehash Bubba Wallace & NASCAR take on racism Movie Review/Chat: ‘Shirley’ Director: Josephine Decker Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Odessa Young, Michael Stuhlbarg, Logan Lerman Distributor: Neon BTR Live Studio Revisited: Vagabon + Worriers Episode Credits Producer/Host: J. McVay Associate Producer/Contributor: Joe Virgiliito Contributor on Movies: Jacqueli...

86 MINJUN 26
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Ep 168 // Fireworks / Rigging an Election / Progressive Wins / Police Violence Quantified / ‘Shirley’

Ep 167 // Ana Goñi-Lessan on Houston & George Floyd / ‘Da 5 Bloods’

"Ana Goñi-Lessan is a member of the Houston Chronicle’s editorial board. She recently visited the neighborhood of Third Ward there in Houston where George Floyd grew up and spoke with some of his childhood friends. She tells us about that and the reaction of the neighborhood and the city more generally to Floyd’s murder and the resulting protests and police violence. Also, Charles Hinshaw and J. McVay discuss the new movie, ‘Da 5 Bloods,’ directed by Spike Lee and starring Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, and Isiah Whitlock Jr. -- out now on Netflix. We’ll also revisit songs by Courtney Barnett and Shilpa Ray, from past sessions of BTR Live Studio, as Maia Macdonald says goodbye after hosting that podcast for 14 years. Houston Chronicle articles mentioned in the episode: Opinion: ‘Bigger than people know.’ Third Ward friends remember George Floyd, in their own words Editorial: As George Floyd is laid to rest in Houston, say their names ‘We are tired...

--JUN 19
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Ep 167 // Ana Goñi-Lessan on Houston & George Floyd / ‘Da 5 Bloods’

Ep 166 // Andre Green On Our Current Inflection Point

"Andre Green is involved in non-profit work and politics in Massachusetts. He joins us to discuss the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder and the protests and police violence that followed. He shares his personal reaction, as well as his observations of reactions locally where he is, and shares his thoughts on the implications of this moment and how it could continue to develop. Episode Credits Producer/Host: J. McVay Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu 00:00 - Intro 01:05 - START /// Andre Green on George Floyd, protests, police violence / Introduction 06:03 - Personal and local reaction in Massachusetts 09:36 - Local cases brought to light in aftermath 14:08 - Biggest surprises 17:02 - Specific words to use in discussions about protests (or riots, uprisings, etc.) / recognizing white privilege: “people tend to think a game they’re winning is fair” 21:32 - Recognizing the struggle of Black Americans as the “true red-pilling” white Americans need / “police” vs. “policing” and oth...

--JUN 12
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Ep 166 // Andre Green On Our Current Inflection Point

Ep 165 // George Floyd, Protests, and Police Riots

"A warning: this episode contains descriptions of police violence… Excerpt from episode: On May 25th, George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis. We discussed it on last week’s episode, which we recorded about 45 hours after the killing. We knew some of the details then -- enough to recognize the obvious similarities to other killings in the past. In video of the killing, George Floyd can be heard pleading. He can be heard calling for his mother. He begs his assailant, “don’t kill me.” “I can’t breathe.” Multiple times he says, “I can’t breathe.” There was a knee across his neck as he said this. He was pinned to the ground. “I can’t breathe.” That knee remained across his neck for nearly 9 minutes. During the last 2 minutes and 53 seconds of that time, George Floyd was unresponsive. Yet the knee remained. It’s eerily familiar to the 2014 killing of Eric Garner on Staten Island... Another man who told his assailant that he couldn’t breathe and was still held by the neck. ...

--JUN 5
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Ep 165 // George Floyd, Protests, and Police Riots
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