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Basic Black Online Exclusive: Political Speech and The Tragedy in Arizona

(Originally streamed January 14, 2011)  After the broadcast, our panel discussed whether political speech and rhetoric had any connection to the horrific shooting rampage in Tuscon, Arizona, leaving 6 dead and U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords fighting for her life.

Our panel: Callie Crossley, host of The Callie Crossley Show, 89.7 WGBH Radio; Kim McLarin, assistant professor, writing, literature, and publishing, Emerson College; Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter, 89.7 WGBH Radio; Manolia Charlotin, editor, Boston Haitian Reporter; and Patrick Sylvain, poet and instructor, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.