Podcast Roundup: A Personal and Poetic Look at the Chapel Hill Shooting

Jun 30, 2016

Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu Salha and Razan Abu Salha
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On February 10th, 2015, Deah Barakat, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, and her sister Razan Abu-Salha were shot and killed execution-style in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Their neighbor, Craig Hicks, was quickly arrested and charged with the crime. But what happened that night? Why? And what does it mean for us now?

Stories with a Heartbeat is a new podcast about the human condition in conflict. Host Will McInerney is an award-winning poet who travels the globe exploring conflict and what it says about us as people. This podcast taps into the power of poetry, stories and conversation to help us decipher conflict and find meaning.  

In the first five episodes, McInerney explored the tragic murders of Deah, Yusor, and Razan. Stories with a Heartbeat brings you an intimate perspective of the night of the crime from family members, a global story of their legacy from the Syrian border, a heartfelt moment where the police chief admits mistakes and makes it personal, and a powerful poetic performance from one of the victims friends. 

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You can listen to the 5-part series on the Chapel Hill Shooting below.

  Episode 1: Listening

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  Episode 2: Searching for Light 

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  Episode 3: Sidra's Smile

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  Episode 4: Breakfast Conversations

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  Episode 5: Shattered Glass

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