What’s the deal??? Steve Discourse and Jay Calli are back to give you the scoop on the week’s biggest stories. In our first episode of 2019, we keep it simple, the 2 stories dominating headlines so far this year: the expose of “Surviving R. Kelly” and the federal government shutdown. First we pivot from R Kelly to explore the bigger picture of sexual violence and rape culture. We also dig into the real effects of the shutdown on regular people, many who don’t even work for the government. Finally we tackle the issue of 8 homicides in DC in the first 8 days of 2019. how can we address this surge and stop crime and violence before it starts?