Segment 1: The crossroads of Super Bowl ads and social commentary.
After a year of socially-minded commercials from corporations like Nike and Gillette, this year's Super Bowl ads were comparatively tame. In this conversation, we look at how tensions around politics and identity played a role (or didn't) in the biggest marketing event of the year.
- Shaun Hammontree, motion graphics artist & advertising veteran
- Aaron Randle, enterprise reporter, The Kansas City Star
- Steve Bernstein, president, Bernstein-Rein
Segment 2, beginning at 37:40: local poet reflects on personal experience with police.
Meet a local poet who illustrates the complex relationship between the police and people of color through spoken word poetry.
- Veronica Clay, spoken word poet