Shad: Can art create common ground in times of conflict?

Shad opens today's show with a nod to the people of Baltimore as protests against police violence spread beyond the Maryland city.
Protesters marched against police violence in cities from New York to Washington, D.C., this week, as troops stood by in Baltimore to enforce a curfew imposed after civil unrest over the death of a 25-year-old black man. (Jim Bourg/Reuters)

Shad opens today's show with a nod to the people of Baltimore as protests against police violence spread beyond the Maryland city. He pauses to consider the ripple effects of inequality and reminds Canadians that the problem exists here, too. Perhaps q, he notes, can help create some common ground.

"At its best, this show becomes a meeting ground for people on all sides of these growing divides." 


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