174 episodes

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.

    Go Where The Love Is (with Zo Orchingwa and Emma Gray)

    Go Where The Love Is (with Zo Orchingwa and Emma Gray)

    DeRay, De'Ara, Kaya, and Sam dive into recent overlooked news including teachers' unions, police discipline records, election delays, and facial recognition. Johnetta Elzie joins again to update us about developments around the current protests. Then, DeRay sits down with representatives from Ameelio; the nonprofit that allows families to communicate with incarcerated populations.
    Deray
    De'Ara
    Kaya
    Sam
    Ameelio

    • 1 hr 7 min
    On the Ground in Portland (with Sarah Iannarone)

    On the Ground in Portland (with Sarah Iannarone)

    DeRay, De'Ara, Kaya, and Sam dive into recent overlooked news including food insecurity, voting rights for ex-felons, election polling, and pandemic learning pods. Johnetta Elzie joins again to update us about developments around the current protests. Then, DeRay sits down with Sarah Iannarone, who is running for mayor in Portland, to discuss the police-state response in that city.
    News links:
    DeRay
    Kaya
    Sam
    De'Ara

    • 1 hr 17 min
    A National Reckoning (with Elise Buik)

    A National Reckoning (with Elise Buik)

    DeRay, Sam, De'Ara, and Kaya dive into recent overlooked news including anti-vaxxers, reparations, CDC pandemic data, and Candace Valenzuela's run for Congress. Johnetta Elzie joins again to update us about developments around the current protests. Then, DeRay sits down with Elise Buik to discover what the United Way is doing to fight new heights in homelessness amid a pandemic. 

    News links:
    DeRay
    Kaya
    Sam
    De'Ara

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Will Schools Reopen? (with Sonja Santelises)

    Will Schools Reopen? (with Sonja Santelises)

    DeRay, De'Ara, Kaya, and Sam dive into recent overlooked news including 'no knock' warrants, coroner elections, Oklahoma's Supreme Court decision, and foreign coronavirus responses. Johnetta Elzie joins again to update us about developments around the current protests. Then, Kaya sits down with Baltimore public schools' CEO Sonja Santelises to discuss the issues facing schools as reopening looms on the horizon.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    We've Been Here Before (with Mary Kay Henry)

    We've Been Here Before (with Mary Kay Henry)

    DeRay, Sam, De'Ara, and Kaya dive into recent overlooked news, including judicial misconduct, cultural quilting, the blockades of homeschooling, and racism in property tax assessments. Johnetta Elzie joins again to update us about developments around the current protests. Then, DeRay connects with Mary Kay Henry to discuss the work the Service Employees International Union is doing to protect workers and inspire new voters.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Blackest State (with Soledad O'Brien)

    The Blackest State (with Soledad O'Brien)

    DeRay, Sam, De'Ara, and Kaya tackle this week’s overlooked news, including poisoned baby powder, DC statehood, major strides in police reform, and school reopening issues. DeRay chats again with Johnetta Elzie about the current protest climate. Then, DeRay connects with journalist Soledad O'Brien, to discuss her new podcast and how race shapes our reception of media.
    DeRay: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/23/health/baby-powder-cancer.html?referringSource=articleShare
    De'Ara: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/dc-statehood-vote/2020/06/25/c2ac1670-b6ee-11ea-a8da-693df3d7674a_story.html
    Kaya: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/teachers-in-fairfax-revolt-against-fall-plans-refusing-to-teach-in-person/2020/06/26/84f52012-b7aa-11ea-a8da-693df3d7674a_story.html
    Sam: https://www.vox.com/2020/6/25/21303005/police-reform-bill-house-democrats-senate-republicans

    • 1 hr 20 min

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