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Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from Sam Sinyangwe, Kaya Henderson, and De’Ara Balenger. Then he sits down for deep conversations with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders. New episodes every Tuesday.

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Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from Sam Sinyangwe, Kaya Henderson, and De’Ara Balenger. Then he sits down for deep conversations with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders. New episodes every Tuesday.

    Let Yourself Be Loved (with Desmond Meade & Channel Powe)

    Let Yourself Be Loved (with Desmond Meade & Channel Powe)

    DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara, and Sam cover the underreported news of the week, including inmates released during COVID-19, Deana Lawson, Dollar General, and a sewage crisis. DeRay interviews Desmond Meade about voting rights in Florida and Channel Powe about education reform.

    For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsavethepeople

    DeRay: https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/06/business/dollar-store-openings-retail/index.html
    Kaya: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/may/06/sewage-crisis-hits-majority-black-town-new-york-mount-vernon
    De'Ara: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/05/magazine/deana-lawson.html
    Sam: https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/politics/2021/05/05/trump-memo-says-inmates-sent-home-due-covid-must-return-prison/7194735002/
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    Get Plugged In (with The Sentencing Project)

    Get Plugged In (with The Sentencing Project)

    DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara, and Sam cover the underreported news of the week, including medical race correction, stolen art, Iowa landlords, and Black Pound Day in the UK. DeRay interviews Ashley Nellis about her work with The Sentencing Project.

    For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsavethepeople

    DeRay: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2021/04/30/gov-kim-reynolds-signs-bill-letting-landlords-reject-section-8-housing-hud-tenants/4748580001/
    Kaya: https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/25/health/race-correction-in-medicine-history-refocused/index.html
    De'Ara: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/30/business/pandemic-black-pound-day-uk.html
    Sam: https://www.jweekly.com/2021/04/30/investigation-nazi-looted-art-in-san-francisco-museums/
    DeRay's Data Volunteer Training Program: deray@deray.com
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    The 200th Episode (with Larry Krasner)

    The 200th Episode (with Larry Krasner)

    It's our 200th episode! DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara, and Sam have a roundtable about the Derek Chauvin verdict and the underreported news of the week, including PPP for female business owners, political engagement, excessive force in prisons, and skipped vaccinations. DeRay interviews Larry Krasner, the focus of a new PBS documentary "Philly D.A.", to talk about the struggles of criminal justice reform.
    DeRay: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/24/nyregion/rikers-guards-lie-nyc-jails.html
    Kaya: www.nytimes.com/2021/04/25/business/covid-vaccines-second-doses.html
    Sam: https://www.latimes.com/politics/newsletter/2021-04-23/surge-political-engagement-youth-problem-for-gop-essential-politics
    De'Ara: https://19thnews.org/2021/04/women-small-businesses-loan/
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    We Can Win (with Luvvie Ajayi Jones)

    We Can Win (with Luvvie Ajayi Jones)

    DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara, and Sam celebrate Earth Day by diving into the underreported news of the week, including environmental justice, La Gran Madre, Brooklyn police corruption, and early voting. DeRay interviews Luvvie Ajayi Jones about her new book "Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual".
    For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsavethepeople
    DeRay: https://gothamist.com/news/brooklyn-da-will-purge-90-convictions-involving-indicted-detective-100-more-expected-manhattan
    Kaya: https://commonwealthmagazine.org/opinion/climate-change-law-codifies-environmental-justice/
    Sam: https://www.mississippifreepress.org/10802/voting-should-not-be-difficult-mississippians-seek-10-days-of-early-voting-with-new-ballot-initiative/
    De'Ara: https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2021-04-16/la-gran-madre-helps-free-child-migrants-stranded-on-the-border-in-shelters-because-she-was-one
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    • 50 min
    Take Your Hand Off (with Alua Arthur)

    Take Your Hand Off (with Alua Arthur)

    DeRay, Kaya, and Sam dive into the underreported news of the week, including Maryland police oversight, California child care, college admission essays, and Derek Chauvin's trial. Netta Elzie gives an update on what's happening with the nationwide protests. DeRay interviews Alua Arthur about what it takes to be a death doula. 
    DeRay: https://cepa.stanford.edu/content/essay-content-strongly-related-household-income-and-sat-scores-evidence-60000-undergraduate-applications
    Kaya: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/04/04/california-teachers-childcare-coronavirus-478972
    Sam: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/hogan-vetoes-police-accountibility/2021/04/09/c0ac4096-9967-11eb-962b-78c1d8228819_story.html
    Teaching Study: https://hechingerreport.org/white-and-female-teachers-show-racial-bias-in-evaluating-second-grade-writing/
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Pat Yourself On The Back (with Shaka King & Dorothy A. Brown)

    Pat Yourself On The Back (with Shaka King & Dorothy A. Brown)

    Kaya Henderson sits down with Shaka King, the director and co-writer of "Judas and the Black Messiah". Netta Elzie gives an update on what's happening with the nationwide protests. DeRay interviews author/professor Dorothy A. Brown about racial discrepancies in American tax law.

    For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsavethepeople
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