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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.

    Indulge a Little (with Terrance Woodbury & Joyce Elliott)

    Indulge a Little (with Terrance Woodbury & Joyce Elliott)

    DeRay, Kaya, Sam, and De'Ara dive into recent overlooked news including jail deaths, public school enrollment, Upper West Side NIMBYs, and pandemic poverty. DeRay sits down with pollster Terrance Woodbury to discuss representation in research, and why Trump is winning over Black men. Then, a quick check-in with Joyce Elliott, who is the House Democratic nominee for Arkansas' 2nd Congressional District.
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Do the Work and the Rest Will Follow (with Rodney Carmichael and Sidney Madden)

    Do the Work and the Rest Will Follow (with Rodney Carmichael and Sidney Madden)

    DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara, and Sam dive into recent overlooked news including wrongful incarceration, California's prison factories, Rhode Island's school reopening plan, and penitentiary demographic predictions. Then, DeRay chats with Rodney Carmichael and Sidney Madden from the new NPR show "Louder Than a Riot", to look at the links between hip-hop and mass incarceration.

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Cleaning Up (with Brian Stelter)

    Cleaning Up (with Brian Stelter)

    DeRay, Kaya, Sam, and De'Ara dive into recent overlooked news including Sag Harbor, Colorado's sweeping marijuana pardon, job markets, and Tanqueray from Humans of New York. Then, DeRay chats with CNN's Brian Stelter about his new book "Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth" which examines how a media empire is responsible for our current commander-in-chief.

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    • 56 min
    Get It Together (with Julie Gunnigle)

    Get It Together (with Julie Gunnigle)

    DeRay, Sam, De'Ara, and Kaya dive into recent overlooked news including state funding for coronavirus relief, Supreme Court appointments, NYC's school reopenings, and a real-life Killmonger. Netta Elzie gives updates on what's happening with the nationwide protests. Then, DeRay chats with Julie Gunnigle, the Democratic nominee for top prosecutor in Maricopa County, to discuss the future of police reform in Arizona and her campaign.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Write It Down (with Baynard Woods and Brandon Soderberg)

    Write It Down (with Baynard Woods and Brandon Soderberg)

    DeRay, De'Ara, Sam and Kaya dive into recent overlooked news including child care, income inequality, dental service, and who Biden would appoint to the Supreme Court. Johnetta Elzie joins again to update us about developments around the current protests. Then, DeRay chats with Baynard Woods and Brandon Soderberg about their new book "I Got a Monster: The Rise and Fall of America's Most Corrupt Police Squad" and what it uncovered about Baltimore's Gun Trace Task Force.

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    DeRay: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/14/us/school-closings-children-dental-care.html
    De'Ara: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/09/20/attention-bidens-earlier-pledge-nominate-black-woman-supreme-court-increases/
    Kaya: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/22/coronavirus-child-care-racial-disparities-377058
    Sam: https://time.com/5888024/50-trillion-income-inequality-america/
    I Got a Monster: The Rise and Fall of America's Most Corrupt Police Squad: https://www.amazon.com/Got-Monster-Americas-Corrupt-Police-ebook/dp/B0818PNP93
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Showing Up To Fight Fires (with Gregory Washington)

    Showing Up To Fight Fires (with Gregory Washington)

    DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara, and Sam dive into recent overlooked news including Black veganism, California's inmate firefighters, a Georgia co-op town, and self-care. Then, DeRay chats with Gregory Washington, President of George Mason University, to discuss the new reality of re-opening schools and the launch of new anti-racism policies.

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    • 55 min

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