Podcast Category: Journalism

  • Emanuel Franklin Jr. – Father of Desmond Franklin

    Emanuel Franklin Jr. – Father of Desmond Franklin

    A few weeks ago I assisted the People’s Archive of Police Violence in Cleveland in setting up and conducting an interview with Emanuel Franklin, father of Desmond Franklin.  On April 9, 2020, plain clothed Cleveland Police officer Jose Garcia, badge #2168 shot and killed Desmond. Garcia drove in an unmarked car, fired five shots into […]

  • November Coverage Catchup

    November Coverage Catchup

    Today’s guest is technically me, as I’m re-broadcasting an interview I gave with Brenton Lengel on his YouTube channel a few weeks ago about an article I published at the end of October: Euclid officer Matthew Rhodes and officials throughout Ohio facing charges of homicide, dereliction of duty due to non-compliance with state-mandated training Most…

  • Cuyahoga County Ballot Panel Discussion

    Cuyahoga County Ballot Panel Discussion

    BZ Douglas moderates a panel discussion with local activists about who they’re voting for up and down the Cuyahoga County ballot, and how they feel about their choices. Panelists: Mariah Crenshaw – Chasing Justice, LLC Kareem Henton – Black Lives Matter Cleveland Keith Wilson – Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus

  • Mariah Crenshaw – Chasing Justice, LLC

    Mariah Crenshaw – Chasing Justice, LLC

    Today’s episode contains bombshell revelations that have the potential to shake Ohio law enforcement to its core. My guest is Mariah Crenshaw of Chasing Justice LLC. According to her research, a significant portion of officers in the state (“40-60%” in her opinion), are currently operating while designated as “cease function” according to Ohio Revised Code…

  • Tim Tolka – Author, “Blue Mafia”

    Tim Tolka – Author, “Blue Mafia”

    Today my guest is Tim Tolka, author of Blue Mafia, which is best described by the closing line of the first chapter: “This is the story of two police departments, their turbulent relationship with the local community, and how a ‘crazy’ lawyer risked everything to bring in a higher authority.” Blue Mafia has many lessons…

  • A People’s Archive of Police Violence in Cleveland

    A People’s Archive of Police Violence in Cleveland

    Today I am interviewing members of the People’s Archive of Police Violence in Cleveland. I first learned of them while covering a Black Lives Matter Cleveland “Defund the Police” protest on the fourth of July, where volunteer Emily Forsee spoke about the importance of documenting police brutality. In this episode I’ll be speaking with Emily…

  • Kareem Henton – Co-founder of Black Lives Matter Cleveland

    Kareem Henton – Co-founder of Black Lives Matter Cleveland

    Kareem Henton joins me today to discuss what first roused him to activism, how BLM functions as an organization nationally and locally, and what his greatest hopes and fears are for the outcome of this national protest movement. BLMCLE: https://www.facebook.com/BLM216/ https://www.paypal.me/blmcle Other orgs that need support: The Bail Project Cuyahoga County Jail Coalition Northeast Ohio…

  • Christopher Johnston – Author / Playwright

    Christopher Johnston – Author / Playwright

    Today my guest is writer Christopher Johnston, and we’re discussing his book “Shattering Silences: Strategies to Prevent Sexual Assault, Heal Survivors, and Bring Assailants to Justice”. Chris also has a new play with Playwright’s Local, Live Bodies for Sale. The show premieres tomorrow Friday November 22, and will run until December 15th. You can find…