A Bridge to Understanding: Protests, Political Action, and Juneteenth

A Bridge to Understanding is a community building podcast featuring two friends with very different backgrounds. This podcast seeks to discuss topics that will lead to a better understanding between people who may look different, think different, or have different access to the American Dream. The show offers to bring light into the dark, and often under-discussed topics that shape the American landscape today. 

The hosts of this show, Torrey Brown (Big T) and Michael Hogoboom (Hogey), said the motivation for the show is to have conversations that will help facilitate a better understanding between people in order to build a strong community.

“I’m glad to have this opportunity to help the community grow, and bridge the gap of knowledge on what it is like to be Black in America,” Brown said.


In this episode, Big T & Hogey discuss the events that have led to protests and riots across America and around the world. Following that is a discussion about the next steps, and what political action could and should happen in response. The duo ends the episode discussing Juneteenth. 

“It seems like people are listening to other perspectives for the first time in a long time. It picked up even more after the rally downtown. It’s great. We need more of that right now,” Hogoboom said. “The podcast aims to capture and encourage that energy.”

The duo also noted they are encouraging comments, questions, and concerns. The show can be reached by messaging the hosts directly or by contacting Watershed Voice. 


Any views or opinions expressed on “A Bridge to Understanding” are those of its hosts and guests, and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Watershed Voice staff or its board of directors.

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