In the first half of the show, we discuss the actual heroism seen from the body cam footage from the responding officers at this week’s school shooting in Nashville. We contrast this behavior with what we have come to know as ‘normal’ behavior based in fear and cowardice so as to highlight what we expect from the officers tasked with protecting our communities.
In the second half of the show, we delve into the questions surrounding the Nashville shooting and dissect the conservative attempts at rebranding the incident as an act of terrorism against Christianity. Our Way Black History Fact details the first arrest of a sitting U.S. President by an ex-slave.
Listen to Civic Cipher every Sunday morning at 7am on Hot 98.3!
About Civic Cipher
Civic Cipher is a weekly radio show hosted by Ramses Ja and Q. Ward. This show is dedicated to empowering Black and Brown voices, allowing them to engage directly with their communities as well as the general population. Self-determination is critical to securing a future free of oppressive systems, and Civic Cipher exists to facilitate discussions toward this end. Furthermore, Civic Cipher seeks to inform non-POC allies who may not be privy to these types of discussions and optics. Finally, Civic Cipher seeks to provide long-form conversations in spaces where there is often a lack of significant resources, potent dialogue, or the necessary engagement for facilitating a healthy and productive civil discourse.