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Dr. Seuss Books Discontinued; Next Generation Of Politics
Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced that it will no longer publish six books because of their racist and insensitive imagery. Author Juanita Giles discusses diversifying children's literature. Also, University of Arkansas students Anna Cook and Elizabeth Kimbrell are in different political parties but they're best friends. They talk about what kind of politics they envision for the future.
'The Little Things' Star Jared Leto; Cost Of Counterterrorism
Jared Leto talks about "The Little Things." Leto plays an appliance delivery man who becomes the prime suspect in a series of murders in 1990's California. And, data from the Cost of War Project shows the U.S. conducted counterterrorism operations in more than 80 countries between 2018 and 2020. The co-director of the Cost of War Project joins us.
50 Years Of Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On'; Cold Death Lawsuits In Texas
Cultural critic Nelson George discusses how themes from Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" still reflect some challenges and divisions we face as a society. Also, after the winter storm in Texas, the true number of those who died is still being counted. Attorney Larry Taylor, representing the families of Gilbert Rivera and Doyle Austin in wrongful death lawsuits, joins us.
Black Is Magic Card Set; Forest Sounds Help Climate Change Research
Magic: The Gathering is exploring Black life through a new set of cards called Black Is Magic. Lead designer Sydney Adams joins us. And, in New Hampshire, scientists are remotely recording the sounds of the forest to track how warmer weather is affecting the behavior of migratory birds during the pandemic. Annie Ropeik of New Hampshire Public Radio reports.
Combatting Anti-Asian Violence In Oakland; Recovery In Rural Texas
Anti-Asian violence remains on the rise across the country. Jess Owyoung talks about her group Compassion in Oakland, which is combatting anti-Asian violence in the city's Chinatown with volunteer patrols. And the deadly winter storm in Texas left Francoise Wilson, 70, with busted water pipes. Wilson shares her perspective on the recovery from the storm.
Black Fashion Maker's Historical Impact; Golden Globes Controversy
A curated editorial project by EDGE acknowledges the significant contribution Black fashion makers and influencers made to fashion's history. Publishing editor Rhonda Hill talks about the inspiration behind the project. Also, the Golden Globes and the organization that operates them have been under increased scrutiny after a Los Angeles Times investigation alleged corruption, self-dealing and conflicts of interest.