(00:00) Intro and T-shirts. News segment:
(05:42) Covid madness. The Herman Cain Award. ICU vigilantes.
(15:04) The GOP Arizona “Fraudit” shows an even bigger win for Biden.
(26:25) China’s crypto ban, and the horror of Chinese authoritarianism.
(35:29) David Simon threatens to pull his next series from Texas over the state’s abortion law.
(41:13) The tragic heroin overdose of Michael K. Williams.
A discussion of David Simon’s “Show Me A Hero” episodes 3 and 4:
(49:41) Spoiler alert! Plot discussion follows.
(53:59) A discussion of the characters, the NIMBYism, violent demonstrations and attacks on the Yonkers city council and the Mayor was an early example of 1980’s Trumpism. Same arguments, same tactics, same rhetoric. Willingness of the City of Yonkers to shut itself down and harm its white residents, to avoid building low income public housing.
(01:03:30) The battle between Mayor Wasicsko and Councilman Spallone mirrors the modern battles with Trumpism. Pandering to white rage. The lack of collegiality between Democrats and Republicans.
(01:09:24) The Billie Rowan character. Black people’s need to walk on eggshells around white people.
(01:19:39) The Mary Dorman character. Her evolution from rabid Trumper-Karen type, to her acceptance of the housing plan and the new residents.
(01:27:00) There’s some difficult portrayals of the struggles and behavior of the black residents of the projects. Discussion of whether there was any truth to the white Yonkers residents concerns?
(01:34:20) Discussion of the ending music montage.
(01:38:41) Wrapup and Outro.