​#1167 The kids are alright and they are leading the way again (Parkland Shooting)

Air Date: 2–27-2018

Today we take a look at the youth-lead response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as well as some history of youth-protest movements

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 

Ch. 2: Act 1: “The Time to Act Is Now” Florida School Shooting Survivors Confront Trump, Rubio on Gun Control - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 02-22-18

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Quaver - Codebreaker

Ch. 4: Act 2: The impressive response from students of Stoneman Douglas High School - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 2-22-18

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Lahaina - Cloud Harbor

Ch. 6: Act 3: The Last School Shooting - On the Media - Air Date 2-23-18

Ch. 7: Song 3:  The Envelope - Aeronaut

Ch. 8: Act 4: The history and present of youth leadership in protest - #SundayCivics - Air Date 2-25-18

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Minutes - Pacha Faro

Ch. 10: Act 5: Mary Beth Tinker on the power of youth protest - Trumpcast - Air Date 2-23-18

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Gullwing Sailor - Migration

Ch. 12: Act 6: Stand with the Students to Demand Real Gun Regulation: Call. March. Boycott. Vote. via @AMarch4OurLives #NeverAgain

Ch. 13: Song 6:  When in the West - Landsman Duets

Ch. 14: Act 7: The next crop of leaders standing up to injustice - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 2-22-18


Ch. 15: There was a lack of nuance in the Israel and Palestine episodes - Jeff T from New York

Ch. 16: Sharing some insights from a fearful, gun-owning couple - Steve from Tampa, FL

Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent

Ch. 17: Final comments on what news I remember from high school and some critical thinking homework in response to the voicemails

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Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions)



#NeverAgain: Take part in the March for Our Lives in DC, or find one near you, on Saturday, March 24th

Donate to support the organizing efforts for the marches nationwide

Encourage young people to pre-registerregister to vote before the midterm elections. #VoteforOurLives

Call and write your members of congress about gun control and VOTE!

Boycott and pressure bankscompanies with ties to the NRA and gun and ammunition producers.

Other ways you can help: Donate to the Parkland Victims Fund, the MSD Benefit Concert, and/or the Journalism Program at MSD


The Parkland Students Aren't Going Away (The Atlantic)

How the Survivors of Parkland Began the Never Again Movement (The New Yorker)

Students Who Lived Through Florida Shooting Turn Rage Into Activism (NPR)

Key Gun Violence Statistics (The Brady Campaign)

Florida shooting leads some Republicans to say it's time for Congress to do more than talk (USA Today)

The NRA is being supported by these companies (Think Progress)

Companies are cutting ties with the NRA after the Parkland mass shooting (Vox)

These are the banks financing the assault weapons industry (Think Progress)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman 

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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