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(Un)fractured: Black Joy, Rage, Grief And Healing — A Conversation About Homegoings

Two people -- Connor Cyrus and Myra Flynn -- sit in a radio studio, with headphones on and microphones in front of them.
Emily Aiken
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VPR
Host Connor Cyrus sits down with Myra Flynn to talk about her series 'Homegoings' on this installment of (Un)fractured.

Joy, rage, grief and healing — those four pillars are all present every day for Black people, in Myra Flynn's eyes.

But they're also the pillars of Homegoings, a way the Black community pays respects to those who have died.

On this installment of (Un)fractured, we dive into Brave Little State's series 'Homegoings' with creator Myra Flynn. We get the backstory and hear the fourth episode of Homegoings, featuring the artist DonnCherie.

Our guest is:

  • Myra Flynn, VPR producer and creator of 'Homegoings'

Broadcast on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at noon.

This episode is the fourth community conversation in the (Un)fractured series. You can listen back to the first three community conversations, titled: (Un)fractured: Covering Race And Racial Injustice In Our Communities, (Un)fractured: Experiencing Intersectionality In Vermont and (Un)fractured: What Does Allyship Look Like In Vermont?

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Connor Cyrus joined VPR as host and senior producer in March 2021. He was a morning reporter at WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island. A graduate of Lyndon State College (now Northern Vermont University), he started his reporting career as an intern at WPTZ, later working for WAGM in Presque Isle, Maine, and WCAX Channel 3, where he covered a broad range of stories from Vermont’s dairy industry to the nurses’ strikes at UVM Medical Center. He’s passionate about journalism’s ability to shed light on complex or difficult topics, as well as giving voice to underrepresented communities.
Emily is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri. She graduated with a Bachelors of Journalism, and spent her time at Mizzou working at Columbia's NPR affiliate, KBIA, and interned at the Kansas City NPR affiliate KCUR. Emily was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and loves to find new music, movies and support the local arts.