June 15, 2018 at 3:11 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Heather Mizeur remembers Pulse with Melissa Etheridge, survivors in podcast finale
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Maryland state Del. Heather Mizeur (D-Takoma Park) (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Maryland state Del. Heather Mizeur honored the victims of Pulse in “The Pulse Legacy: Love Always Wins,” the finale episode of the first season of her podcast “#SoulForcePolitics.”

The two-part episode explores the aftermath of the 2016 Pulse massacre which claimed the lives of 49 victims and was the largest mass shooting at the time.

Mizeur traveled to Orlando to interview Barbara Poma, Pulse Nightclub owner and founder of the One Pulse Foundation; Víco Baéz Febo, one of the survivors, Mayra Benabe-Alvear, the mother of victim Amanda Alvear; and Robin Maynard-Harris, a community activist and a founding board member at the One Orlando Alliance.

Melissa Etheridge, who penned the tribute song “Pulse” for the victims, also gives a brief interview.

“In a time when so much of the news and focus is on the negativity and the poisoned relationships around us, this podcast can be your refuge for how to defeat it with a connection to all that is beautiful and positive in this world,” Mizeur writes of the podcast on her blog.

Listen to part one and part two. 

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