In the wake of the tragic killing of George Floyd and renewed calls for meaningful change and racial equality in America, Hubbard Radio all-news WTOP-FM Washington (103.5) has released a new podcast called Colors: A Dialogue on Race in America. The podcast – which is hosted by WTOP National Security Correspondent JJ Green and former WTOP contributor and veteran Washington market talk radio host Chris Core – will feature what the station says will be a “frank discussion” around race relations in the U.S.
The podcast is a “revival” of a similar radio show the two men piloted in 1993 called “Black and White.” At the time, Green and Core were colleagues at the former talk station WMAL. That show debuted in the aftermath of the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.
“This is a pivotal moment in America’s history. We’ve had them before but failed to fully address the festering problem of racism,” said Green. “From my perspective, meaningful, respectful dialogue that leads to decisive, positive changes for all is the only way to do that. I’m hopeful ‘Colors’ will spur others to do that.”
Core added, “If JJ and I can light even a little candle of better understanding it will be worth the effort.”