The Barber Shop Show: Looking at gay marriage through the lens of racism and this month's news

You might not think about the connection between racism and gay marriage, but our guest on last week’s Barber Shop Show, Vernita Gray, shows us the ties. As she points out, laws banning interracial marriage were only overturned in 1967 with the U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia.

“I think, ‘OK, America changed,'” said Gray. “And I know America’s going to change again.”

This week is our Mid-Month Mash Up on the show, where we gather a group of local journalists to discuss this month’s news. We put each story in one of three categories: stories we like, stories we dislike and those that made us say WTF?!.

What stories would you like to see us cover on this week’s show? Take the poll and tell us what you want to discuss:

Don’t see your favorite story here? Leave us a comment. And  don’t forget to tune into the Barber Shop Show, broadcast live on Friday from 12 to 1 p.m. on Vocalo, 89.5 FM or stream it live on If you miss this week’s show, you can always catch a rebroadcast on Saturdays at noon or download our podcast.

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