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What's CODE SWITCH? It's the fearless conversations about race that you've been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story.
 
Go behind the numbers of mass incarceration in America, in this 4-part series hosted by CNN's Van Jones. Hear from a range of voices, as Van and his guests explore what's behind the staggering number of individuals locked in the criminal justice system, and discuss solutions to what has become a national epidemic. And for more on the criminal justice system, check out "The Redemption Project with Van Jones," on CNN and CNN.com/go, or visit www.cnn.com/redemption.
 
From Boston, Massachusetts, this is Mass Exoneration, a new podcast about people convicted of crimes - crimes they never committed - and what happened next, for them, and for the people they had to leave behind. At first, no one believed they were innocent. Now, they're free to tell their stories - and so are their children, their parents, their lawyers: Everyone who lived through it, from arrest to exoneration. The podcast is created in collaboration with the New England Innocence Project a ...
 
Rightnowish digs into life in the Bay Area right now… ish. Journalist Pendarvis Harshaw takes us to galleries painted on the sides of liquor stores in West Oakland. We'll dance in warehouses in the Bayview, make smoothies with kids in South Berkeley, and listen to classical music in a 1984 Cutlass Supreme in Richmond. Every week, Pen talks to movers and shakers about how the Bay Area shapes what they create, and how they shape the place we call home.
 
Let us introduce you to some of the fascinating people we work with to help you make sense of the world’s most complex challenges. In this podcast we share our research, explore alternatives to the status quo and give a platform to scholars and activists who are at the forefront of the fight against the current neoliberal order. We believe there are alternatives to this world and hope you do too.
 
“Life of A Lifer” podcast hosted by Designed Conviction founder, Taylor Tom, in conjunction with guest interviewers like Leonna Brandao, who is the host of "Shedding Light" on Blog Talk Radio, and other guest interviewers. Taylor Tom Conley is serving a life without the possibility of parole sentence and opens his life up to give a unique perspective, one you may not hear about in the media. The human perspective, not only from him, but he invites others to share their stories and experience ...
 
Illegal Tender is a podcast by Yahoo Finance that goes inside mysteries of the business and financial world. A new, binge-able season will come out every month, ranging from the Oklahoma City oil tycoon Aubrey McClendon, to the New York socialite turned scam artist Anna Delvey.
 
Justice in America, hosted by Josie Duffy Rice and Clint Smith, is a podcast for everyone interested in criminal justice reform— from those new to the system to experts who want to know more. Each episode we cover a new criminal justice issue. We explain how it works and look at its impact on people, particularly poor people and people of color. We’ll also interview activists, practitioners, experts, journalists, organizers, and others, to learn. By the end of the episode, you’ll walk away w ...
 
Atlanta WRFG 89.3 - Beyond Borders show incorporates content relevant to Native American, Latino, Caribbean and African perspectives. Beyond Borders' mission is to take a critical analysis of US Foreign Policy and its effects on the people of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as how to address how US Foreign Policy affects people of color in the United States. BB airs every Saturday from 5-7pm EST on 89.3FM in Atlanta and streams online www.wrfg.org.
 
We amplify the voices of women change makers who are building a more equitable, sustainable and inclusive world one episode at a time. In our show, we take you on a journey across the globe to understand the solutions women are creating to impact the world. We also look at gender equality in media and how to support women social entrepreneurs.
 
The Roxboro House Roundtables are interdisciplinary discussions on any topic from health and science, to fashion, economics, and politics. These talks take place at Jefferson University East Falls and provide an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to explore and consider a variety of themes in the cozy, historical Roxboro House living room. Roxboro House Roundtables are presented by the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service at Jefferson University East Falls, which facilitates and ...
 
Welcome to NACDL's podcast series, "The Criminal Docket," hosted by Ivan J. Dominguez, NACDL's senior director of public affairs & communications. NACDL is the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is well-known to many as "Liberty's Last Champion." Each episode of "The Criminal Docket" explores important items on the criminal justice agenda, in-depth, with top leaders in the legal practice, public policy, journalism, academia, and others whose lives intersect with the crimina ...
 
30,000 Leagues explores the depths of some of the most vexing policy questions of our time. Hosted by David Yokum, cognitive neuroscientist and Director of The Policy Lab at Brown University, 30,000 Leagues features researchers and policymakers who use rigorous scientific methods in pursuit of a better understanding of what actually works in the world, leading to more effective policies and the future of evidence-based government. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Founded in August 2015, the mission of the UofL Center for Free Enterprise is to engage in research and teaching that explores the role of enterprise and entrepreneurship in advancing the well-being of society.Hear exciting presenters speak about topics related to economics and opinions about how it works around the world and how it affects all of us.
 
In this podcast, I will be bringing you news and interviews with the people, projects, and the world of the criminal justice reform movement. I will be interviewing people, most of whom will be formerly incarcerated, who are seeking to end mass incarceration. It is their advocacy efforts, their organizations and their strategies that will lead us to our final outcomes. I hope that this program helps you understand better what mass incarceration is, how anti-racist work is at the root of this ...
 
Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson is a weekly 30-minute talk-radio program focused on culture, politics and relationships, hosted by dynamic and popular radio personality, Stephanie Robinson. Each week, Stephanie takes on a hot and timely topic to engage her listeners in provocative and action-focused conversations. Robinson’s Roundtable with featured contributors, town hall-style exchanges, Fresh Copy News segments, and piercing analysis all make for lively discussion and debate. Roundtabl ...
 
New Abolitionists Radio is an award-winning weekly radio broadcast and podcast that started in 2012 to bring awareness to legalized slavery and human trafficking in the United States preserved by the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution. This issue is often inadequately referred to as “mass incarceration”. Legalized slavery through prisons, jails and detention facilities and the mistreatment of those incarcerated in them constitute severe Human Rights violations per The Universal Declaratio ...
 
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Deanna Van Buren is an architect, but she goes far beyond just designing buildings. She uses her craft to demonstrate new structures for justice in our society. Van Buren is the co-founder and Executive Director of Designing Justice, an organization that she says focuses on "ending mass incarceration through innovations in the built environment, us…
 
At 16, Reginald Dwayne Betts was sent to prison for nine years after pleading guilty to a carjacking, to having a gun, and to an attempted robbery. “Because Senator Kamala Harris is a prosecutor and I am a felon, I have been following her political rise, with the same focus that my younger son tracks Steph Curry threes,” Mr. Betts said in an essay …
 
Taylor speaks with Brian Dolinar, Ph.D. an independent, experienced journalist who specializes in mass incarceration, prison, jails, and police brutality. Similar to Taylor, his goal is to give a voice to those currently and formerly incarcerated as well as their families. This is a very informative and enlightening discussion that touches base on …
 
Odyssey Impact and Ending Mass Incarceration convened a town hall conversation on the challenges of life post-incarceration, the importance of communal support for the formerly incarcerated, and the power of second chances. The town hall was led by Melissa C. Potter, Head of Social Impact and Communications at Odyssey Impact and Rev. John Vaughn, E…
 
Adam brings on author and academic psychologist Rob Brotherton to discuss why our brains are wired for conspiracy. They how classism and elitism shape our opinions about conspiracy theorists, how the word “fact,” and how humility is the key to meaningful conversations about truth.By Earwolf & Adam Conover
 
Air Date 11/23/2019 Today we take a look at just a few forms the decolonization movement is taking from finance to cartography to the internet and beyond. Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com MEMBERSHIP ON PATREON (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: Decolonizing Wealth Through Indi…
 
Pressure and litigation appear to have been the pillars of President Trump’s response to his general election loss. His team filed a litany of court cases in battleground states. In some, such as Georgia and Michigan, the president and his allies took an even more bullish approach, attempting to use their influence to bear down on election official…
 
This week New York City’s public schools will close their doors and students will once again undertake online instruction. The shutdown was triggered when 3 percent of coronavirus tests in the city came back positive over seven days. There are questions, however, around this number being used as a trigger — some health officials maintain that schoo…
 
For years, Wil S. Hylton had been drawn to his cousin’s strength and violence. He was pulled in by the archetype that he embodied and was envious of the power he seemed to command. Wil describes his relative’s violence as “ambient” and “endemic,” but he was sure it wouldn’t turn on him. Until a few years ago, when his cousin tried to kill him. “My …
 
Air Date 11/20/2020 Today we take a look at the results of the elections beyond the presidency and find that progressive policies did well which should be a lesson to Democrats currently looking to find their bearings and choose a direction. Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Transcript BECOME A M…
 
Abdulalim A’Omer grew up in a tight-knit Muslim Eritrean community in South Berkeley. He says that experience exposed him to a little bit of everything-- fashion, basketball, family, politics, religion, technology and more. It all proved to be a foundational part of Abdulalim's multifaceted Everything brand, which wants to ask its users, what's you…
 
When the pandemic struck, Patty Schachtner, in her capacity as both a member of the Wisconsin State Senate and chief medical officer for St. Croix County, tried to remain one step ahead. It was an approach criticized by many in her conservative community. She was preparing for the worst-case scenario. And now it has arrived — cases and deaths are o…
 
There are several figures that tell the story of the American economy right now. Some are surprisingly positive — the housing market is booming — while others paint a more dire picture. Using seven key numbers, we look at the sectors that have been affected most profoundly and consider what the path to recovery might look like. Guest: Ben Casselman…
 
One of the biggest storylines from the 2020 presidential race has ... well, race at the center of it. If you paid attention to the stories about exit polling, you heard a lot of talk about how Latinx and Black voters showed up in bigger numbers this year than back in 2016. But on this week's episode, we also focus on a conversation that's not happe…
 
This week, Liz is joined the Founder of A-series Investments & Management and Co-Founder of DesiHits, Anjula Acharia to discuss her origins from growing up in a small suburb of London to becoming the epitome of the “American Dream” in Silicon Valley. Anjula explains how she first met record executive Jimmy Iovine and landed investments from venture…
 
President Trump is pushing the military to accelerate the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, all but guaranteeing a major place for the Taliban in the country’s future. As a child, Mujib Mashal lived through the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. Now a senior correspondent there for The New York Times, he has for …
 
The COVID-19 pandemic is worsening across the country, so past guest Dr. Ashish Jha is returning with more answers to Adam’s questions. They discuss what the scientific community has learned about Covid-19 since March, what we now understand to be safe and unsafe, the government’s failures, why certain activities are safer than you may think, and t…
 
Air Date 11/17/2020 Today we take a look at the Republican Party and that which is hath wrought. The deeply racist and conspiratorial constituency has been part of the party for decades but it wasn't always the dominant strain. Today it clearly is and in an age of hyper-polarization and with enthusiastic stoking from Trump, that branch of the party…
 
As it became clear that Europe was heading into another deadly wave of the coronavirus, most of the continent returned to lockdown. European leaders pushed largely similar messages, asking citizens to take measures to protect one another again, and governments offered broad financial support. Weeks later, the effort seems to be working and infectio…
 
When I was invited to speak on behalf of Mumia, one of the first things that came to mind was how long he's been in prison. How many years of his life had been stolen away from him, his community, and his loved ones. He's been incarcerated for 38 years. Mumia has been in prison longer than I've been alive.When I first spoke with Mumia on the phone,…
 
For four years, Democrats had been united behind the mission of defeating President Trump. But after the election of Joe Biden, the party’s disappointing showing in congressional races — losing seats in the House and facing a struggle for even narrow control of the Senate — has exposed the rifts between progressives and moderates. In interviews wit…
 
For the folk duo Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, pandemic isolation brought about a creative boon. In a year that has been defined by uncertainty, they have returned to what they know: songs about the slow, challenging, beautiful heat of living. This story was written by Hanif Abdurraqib and recorded by Audm. To hear more audio stories from publi…
 
Today we have Jose Lugo, who is thirty-three years old. He would join a L.A. street gang when he was sixteen and would be convicted and sentenced to five years in prison at the age of eighteen. When he paroled from prison, he vowed to himself that he would never go back and dreamed of one day telling the stories of his peers. Jose Lugo currently tr…
 
Air Date: 11–13-2020 Direct Download Transcript Today we take a look at the slow-motion coup that we've known was coming since 2016. The baseless lawsuits, the absurd claims and the perpetual grift. Always the grift. BECOME A MEMBER! (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) EPISODE SPONSORS: GROUND.NEWS/BEST IF YOU’RE GOING TO SHOP AMAZON: Amazon USA | …
 
Climate change, pollution and over demand are just a few of the challenges that are forcing us to rethink how we use and conserve water. Both globally and in the water-rich Great Lakes region, there's also a need to train the next generation of scientists and technicians to work in the water industry. On this edition of UWM Today, we talk about an …
 
The Constitution is like America's secular bible, our sacred founding document. In her play, What the Constitution Means to Me, Heidi Schreck goes through a process of discovering what the document is really about – who wrote it, who it was for, who it protected and who it didn't. Through Heidi's personal story, we learn how the Constitution and ho…
 
This week, Liz is joined by the CEO of Kodiak Cakes, Joel Clark. When Joel Clark was just eight-years-old, he set out with his red wagon to sell his mother's pancake mix to their neighbors in Salt Lake City. By the mid-'1990s, Joel's brother, Jon, decided to reinvigorate the brand, stocking their mix in stores throughout the American West. Today, w…
 
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