In the final chapter (for now) of the story behind the historical collaboration that gave birth to the musical arm of the gun violence prevention movement, Parkland students Sawyer Garrity and Andrea Pena draft lyrics to their March for Our Lives anthem: “Shine.” Together with record producer Kevin Salem, three other seniors put to music “Valentine’s Day,” a haunting ballad that chronicles the day of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. And in “We Need,” Jorgie and the Parkland singers tell us, “We need prayers to turn into policy. We need action more than an apology…” Sheehy and Peter Yarrow discuss how the music -- and this story -- becomes even more important with news of a wave of suicides among Parkland survivors and a Newtown parent.
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