OBSERVATIONS EPISODE 47

OBSERVATIONS Episode # 47
Sunday, August 20, 2017

(L-R) Bob Fisher and Marcus Lavergne

Marcus is a recent graduate from the University of Nevada, Reno. He is a four year recipient of the Nevada Broadcasters Foundation Bonnici Scholarship. And he recently was hired to do sports reporting at Lotus Radio, Las Vegas.

Not Pictured:

Rabbi Brad Tecktiel and Jolie Brislin

Rabbi Tecktiel is the spiritual leader of Midbar Kodesh Temple in Henderson, Nevada. Jolie Brislin is the Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League — Nevada Chapter.


Today on OBSERVATIONS we addressed the violent white racist / anti-Semitic rally held earlier this week in Charlottesville, Virginia. This was an event that Time Magazine labeled their front page cover story, “HATE IN AMERICA”. The story discussed “the igniting a battle for America’s soul”.

At the age of 23, Marcus established the outline for episode # 132.

1. The event itself: “I was not shocked!”
2. The American culture of hatred: Defined as “an atmosphere of fear”.
3. Setting the stage: the language of the Trump Campaign.
4. Responses from the Black Community.
5. Facebook conversations: Defined as “Disturbing”.

During the first half-hour Rabbi Tecktiel joined us by telephone. During the second half-hour ADL’s Jolie Brislin joined us by telephone.

6. How do we lessen the radical and militant divide?
— Stop labeling.
— Lessen the anger.
— Become accountable with our words.
— Educate.
— Change the culture.

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