COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — NBC4 anchors Matt Barnes and Jennifer Bullock hosted episode 12 of “The Conversation,” an award-winning series providing an in-depth discussion about racial inequality in central Ohio, on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. 

The Conversation
Thursday, April 14, 2022
7:30 p.m.

Thursday’s episode of “The Conversation” included an interview with the professor, activist and author, Dr. Shawn Ginwright, on his new book, “The Four Pivots: Reimagining Justice, Reimagining Ourselves.”

The special also brought viewers up-to-date on continuing stories such as protests against racist incidents at Ohio University, the murder trials of former deputy Jason Meade and former Columbus police officer Adam Coy in the deaths of Casey Goodson Jr. and André Hill, changes to body cameras for Columbus Police and House Bill 616, which seeks to prevent critical race theory from being taught at Ohio’s public schools.

In addition, we shared the latest on NBC4 meteorologist Bob Nunnally’s cancer fight and the support he’s receiving from the community.

Plus, viewers learned how a Columbus Urban League program is helping potential homebuyers overcome hurdles like financial and credit barriers.

Then, several refugees calling central Ohio home shared their incredible stories of survival.

Also, we featured a local organization focusing on future community leaders through mentoring young men with a program called ICE Mentors and young women with its sister program, Eryn PiNK.

Viewers heard from the owner of the Onyx Gun Club who is teaching a growing number of Black women how to handle firearms.

Additionally, we introduced a local mother who is the author of a children’s book series and shared the message she has for readers.

Finally, viewers heard the powerful words of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, after the historic Senate vote.