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Nose Go See Tarzan Movie

Jul 8, 2016

There's a new entry in the long, long canon of Tarzan stories and adaptations and shows and movies and musicals and Happy Meals toys or whatever. This time around, True Blood's Alexander Skarsgård stars as the bare-chested, animal-whispering titular character. The Nose went to see "The Legend of Tarzan," and we can't help but recognize its troubles of race and unending violence in this week's news.

And with that in mind, we had planned to cover Gretchen Carlson's sexual harassment suit against Roger Ailes with our second segment. But the week's series of police-involved shootings has rendered that sort of silly seeming. So, in our Nose way, we try to parse Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas instead.

GUESTS:

  • James Hanley - Co-founder of Cinestudio at Trinity College
  • Vivian Martin - Chair of the Department of Journalism at Central Connecticut State University
  • Carolyn Paine - Actress, comedian, and dancer; founder, director, and choreographer of CONNetic Dance

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Colin McEnroe, Greg Hill, Betsy Kaplan, and Lee Newton contributed to this show.