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Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from fellow activists Brittany Packnett and Sam Sinyangwe and writer Clint Smith III. DeRay also dives in deep with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders to better understand the issues. New episodes every Tuesday.

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Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from fellow activists Brittany Packnett and Sam Sinyangwe and writer Clint Smith III. DeRay also dives in deep with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders to better understand the issues. New episodes every Tuesday.

    Go Where the People Are (with Brittany Young)

    Go Where the People Are (with Brittany Young)

    This week DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss facial recognition technology, the link between guns and racism, Johns Hopkins ending legacy admissions, and the public perception of Martin Luther King, Jr. Then, DeRay sits down with Brittany Young, who uses the Baltimore dirt bike community to inspire interest in STEM. 
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    More about Brittany and her program
    The New York TImes - The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It
    The Guardian - 'Dying of whiteness': why racism is at the heart of America's gun inaction
    Smithsonian - Even Though He Is Revered Today, MLK Was Widely Disliked by the American Public When He Was Killed
    The Atlantic - Why We Ended Legacy Admissions at Johns Hopkins

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Imagine More Radically (with Saidiya Hartman)

    Imagine More Radically (with Saidiya Hartman)

    This week we've got DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam covering The Royal Family, racism in textbooks, poverty replacing the draft, restitution centers, and the marketing of drugs to jails. Then, DeRay sits down with 2019 MacArthur Fellow Saidiya Hartman to examine the complications in archiving black history. 
    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/12/pharmaceutical-companies-are-marketing-drugs-jailers/604264/
    https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2019/09/17/student-loan-crisis-not-mideast-wars-helped-army-leaders-exceed-recruiting-goals-this-year/
    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/01/12/us/texas-vs-california-history-textbooks.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share
    https://www.clarionledger.com/in-depth/news/local/2020/01/09/debtors-prison-miss-still-sends-people-jail-unpaid-debt/2742853001/

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Do The List (with Teach For All CEOs)

    Do The List (with Teach For All CEOs)

    We're back! This week DeRay, Brittany, and Clint discuss IRS cheats, drug price increases, and the heartbreaking legacy of January 1 for enslaved people in the US. Then, DeRay sits down with three CEOs from various countrywide organizations within the Teach For All Organization. DeRay is joined by James Kassaga Arinaitwe from Teach for Uganda, Daniel Dotse, from Lead for Ghana, and Folawe Omikunle from Teach for Nigeria.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/01/03/irs-reforms-free-file-program-can-now-compete-turbotax-h-r-block/2802945001/
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/joshuacohen/2020/01/04/annual-ritual-of-drug-price-increases-to-get-more-political-scrutiny-in-2020/#6b0e30121852
    https://time.com/5750833/new-years-day-slavery-history/

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    What's Good For Me Is Good For Society (DA Rachael Rollins and College Behind Bars documentary)

    What's Good For Me Is Good For Society (DA Rachael Rollins and College Behind Bars documentary)

    This week we've got two interviews: The first is with DA Rachael Rollins, who is the first woman to hold the office of Suffolk County D.A. and the first woman of color to serve as a Massachusetts D.A. Then, DeRay chats with the creative team (and one of the subjects) from the Ken Burns produced PBS docuseries College Behind Bars.

    Lynn Novick, director
    Sarah Botstein, producer
    Jule Hall, BPI alum

    Now streaming at www.pbs.org/collegebehindbars

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Every Little Bit Counts (Mondaire Jones)

    Every Little Bit Counts (Mondaire Jones)

    DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss how an IRS notice saved 700 lives, death penalty repeal, Kentucky's voter rolls, and UNC's Silent Sam problem. DeRay talks to Mondaire Jones, who is running to be the first black and openly gay Congressman.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/10/upshot/irs-letter-health-insurance-fine-study.html#click=https://t.co/JFuWkzTTaY
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/07/opinions/unc-sons-of-confederate-veterans-silent-sam-cox/index.html
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/dec/12/kentucky-ex-felons-vote-democratic-governor-andy-beshear
    https://theintercept.com/2019/12/03/death-penalty-abolition/

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    • 1 hr
    Democracy Is A Full-Contact Sport (DeNora Getachew)

    Democracy Is A Full-Contact Sport (DeNora Getachew)

    DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss California's police policies, high interest loans, food safety risks, and how McKinsey helped the Trump administration. DeRay talks to DeNora Getachew from Generation Citizen.
    https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/461774-risking-food-safety-usda-plans-to-let-slaughterhouses-self-police
    https://www.propublica.org/article/they-loan-you-money-then-they-get-a-warrant-for-your-arrest
    https://twitter.com/samswey/status/1202723007942340609?s=21
    https://www.propublica.org/article/how-mckinsey-helped-the-trump-administration-implement-its-immigration-policies

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Congrats to you all

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