Reaction to the Orlando Mass Shooting

Listen 00:48:39

Guests: Noah Michelson, Charlie Winter, Asawin Suebsaeng

We continue our conversation on the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando that killed 50 people. We’ll hear how the LGBT community is responding to this tragedy from NOAH MICHELSON, Editorial Director of The Huffington Post’s Voices Department and Executive Editor of the Queer Voices Vertical. Then, we talk with CHARLIE WINTER, senior research associate at Georgia State University’s Transcultural Conflict & Violence Initiative, about the difference between those who pledge allegiance to IS and those who are directly carrying out their initiatives. And finally, in this presidential election year, even a terrible tragedy quickly becomes politicized. Marty talks with ASAWIN SUEBSAENG, deputy social media editor for the Daily Beast about how and why this happens, and about his interview with the DJ who was performing the night of the massacre.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Help us get to 100% of our membership goal to support the reporters covering our region, the producers bringing you great local programs and the educators who teach all our children.