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This is the first solo episode I’ve done in a while. I discuss various things about the Charleston, SC Black church shooting by Dylann Roof and the Pittsburgh, PA Jewish synagogue shooting by Robert Bowers.
Discussed in this episode:
- Synagogue families refuse to meet with Trump https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/413825-family-of-synagogue-shooting-victim-declines-meeting-with-trump
- “Pittsburgh Rabbi Hailed a Hero for Saving Congregants Amid Gunfire” https://www.insideedition.com/pittsburgh-rabbi-hailed-hero-saving-congregants-amid-gunfire-47990
- “Anguished by ‘Spiral of Hate,’ Charleston Pastor and Pittsburgh Rabbi Grieve as One” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/03/us/pittsburgh-synagogue-charleston-emanuel.html
- “Jewish Staffers Among First to Treat Accused Synagogue Gunman” https://www.kaaltv.com/national/synagogue-massacre-suspect-robert-bowers-court-latest/5126658/
- “Safety in churches: faith community responds to shooting” https://www.lagrandeobserver.com/news/local/6643535-151/safety-in-churches-faith-community-responds-to-shooting
- Story behind Amazing Grace: https://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200149085/
- Transcript of Obama speech: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/06/26/transcript-obama-delivers-eulogy-for-charleston-pastor-the-rev-clementa-pinckney/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.051aedc1a604
- Video of Obama’s Charleston Eulogy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9IGyidtfGI
Intro music is “Sun Scope” by Maricopa. All songs that have been or eventually will be used on this show can be found in our monster Champagne Sharks Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5emXF3iqhZLU6IuszSRvun