Open Source RVA presents:
A MONUMENTAL SOURCE! On Friday’s epic edition of Open Source RVA, heard at noon on WRIR 97.3 FM, we look back at a historic week of upheaval and change with Princess Blanding, the sister of Marcus David Peters, who was shot by a Richmond policeman in 2018. She talks about the similarities between her brother’s killing and that of George Floyd’s, the just-announced plans to remove the confederate statues on Monument Avenue, and her call for police reforms. We also welcome Richmond City Councilperson Stephanie Lynch. In the wake of this past week’s protests (and local police abuses), she is proposing a citizen-led review board that would oversee the Richmond Police Department — a proposal that Mayor Levar Stoney is now endorsing. All of that PLUS Jerry Williams, Susie Hirsch Haubenstock, Julinda D. Lewis, David Hintz Timberline and Jill Bari Steinberg gather for a nostalgic look-back at the local theatre awards, the Artsies, on a new Curtain Call, courtesy of the Richmond Theatre Critics Circle. Also: Krysti and Don receive an unsettling letter from the governor about a used monument we once joked that we would buy. Uh-oh. A CITY LIKE THIS DESERVES THIS SOURCE! Listen at noon on WRIR 97.3 fFM and http://wrir.org
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Krysti Albus 275 June 5th, 2020
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