Ellie 2.0 Radio – January 13, 2024

This week’s featured idealist is Zyahna Byrant who, as a 15-year-old, launched a petition to remove Robert E. Lee’s statute in Charlottesville VA in 2017. That led to a city commission recommending the statute’s removal, which in turn led to the “Unite the Right” rally with the Tiki Torch white supremacists marching through the city. Ultimately, Zyahna’s petition resulted in Lee’s statute being removed and melted down! The Big Interview is with Pastor Dean Seal of Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church in Chaska MN—he’s retiring, and this incredible idealist reflected on his accomplishments. In my C-Block I talk about the newest round of anti-transgender bills in Ohio and West Virginia that are now targeting all trans humans, not just trans kids and youth. Ugh. Double ugh!