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Brian Cannon and Andrea Douglas

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ABC16 Broadcast on Sunday, March 27, 2016
WVPT-PBS Broadcast on Thursday, March 31, 2016.


Award-winning journalist Coy Barefoot talks with Brian Cannon, the Executive Director of OneVirginia2021 about one of the most enduring, insidious forms of political corruption that is alive and well in Virginia: gerrymandering. Brian’s statewide organization is pushing to finally bring an end to gerrymandering in the Commonwealth. To what extent does gerrymandering cripple the possibility of competitive elections and prevent us from having an open, free market of ideas in our political process? And worse, how does gerrymandering corrupt the very ideals on which America defines itself? Don’t miss this very important conversation. Coy also talks with Dr. Andrea Douglas, the Executive Director of the African-American Heritage Center at Charlottesville’s historic Jefferson School. They explore how the story of slavery and civil rights is tied to ideas of education and public spaces in the broader history of the American South.

CoyBarefootShowThe Center for Media and Citizenship, in cooperation with Gray Television’s Newsplex of Charlottesville, proudly produces The Coy Barefoot Program. The show is broadcast each Sunday morning at 10am on ABC16 in Charlottesville and on Thursday evenings at 9pm on WVPT-PBS.  Hosted by award-winning journalist and best-selling author Coy Barefoot, the program offers exclusive, extended conversations exploring the news, issues and ideas in Charlottesville and beyond. The show’s Executive Producers are Coy Barefoot and Siva Vaidhyanathan. You can watch the Sunday morning premiere each week live online at this link.