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Historical Look At U.S. Adoptions; Biden's Climate Agenda
For decades in the mid-20th century, adoptions in the U.S. were shrouded in secrecy. We talk to "American Baby" author Gabrielle Glaser, who takes a deep dive into the story of one mother and her child. Also, climate change is high on President Biden's agenda. Varshini Prakash of the Sunrise Movement discusses some of the executive orders Biden has already signed.
Lessons From Charlottesville; What SNAP Expansion Means For Families
During his campaign, President Biden said the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, served as a wake-up call and inspired him to run. Two local faith leaders share their lessons for President Biden. And, Biden signed an executive order to address increased food insecurity during the pandemic. Lisa Davis, senior vice president the No Kid Hungry campaign, about what the measure means for families and children facing hunger.
'Genocide' Against Uighurs In China; Report On Police Shootings
The U.S. has declared the Chinese government is committing genocide against the Uighurs, a Muslim ethnic minority, in northwest China. Activist Rushan Abbas talks about China's human rights abuses against the Uighurs. And, an NPR investigation found police officers have fatally shot at least 135 unarmed Black men and women in the U.S. since 2015. Cheryl W. Thompson discusses her team's findings.
Béla Fleck's 'Throw Down Your Heart'; Biden's Unemployment Agenda
Banjo great Béla Fleck joins us to discuss the reissue of his album "Throw Down Your Heart: The Complete Africa Sessions." We also talk to Bassekou Kouyate, a Malian musician of the Ngoni, who plays on the album. Also, Biden's $1.9 trillion plan includes strategies to help unemployed Americans. Andrew Stettner of The Century Foundation explains how the new administration wants to address unemployment issues.
DACA Recipient On Biden's Immigration Push; Acknowledging Trauma
Greisa Martinez Rosas, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipient and executive director of United We Dream, talks about President Biden's executive order on immigration. And, writer Kiese Laymon has been thinking about how Americans can carry joy and faith as they begin a new chapter, while also acknowledging trauma. We speak with him about how to move forward in the post-Trump era.
Transitional Justice In The U.S.; Biden's Coronavirus Response
Transitional justice serves to help people contend with historic and ongoing abuses and inequities. We what transitional justice would look like in the United States and why it may be exactly what's needed to heal the country's deep divides. And, on his first full day in office, President Biden is using executive action to reboot the federal government's response to the pandemic. Dr. Michael Osterholm, a member of Biden's coronavirus advisory board, joins us.
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Singletary was too much!
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