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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Vann Newkirk. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Vann Newkirk, often where they are interviewed.

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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Vann Newkirk. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Vann Newkirk, often where they are interviewed.

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Fifteen years after Hurricane Katrina, Vann Newkirk shares lessons still being learned about an American disaster

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Vann Newkirk is the host of "Floodlines," The Atlantic's documentary podcast examining "mythmaking" and misinformation during and after Hurricane Katrina. Brian Stelter asks Newkirk about parallels between the U.S. response to the hurricane and the coronavirus pandemic; the role of the press; and the lessons that should be learned from both crises. He describes "the lag between the reality, the disaster dawning on us, and people actually moving to confront it," saying "we had that same kind of lag from every level of government" in response to the pandemic "that really cost us a whole lot in the long run."

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Aug 21 2020 · 33mins
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Interview: Vann Newkirk On How Black Farmers Were Robbed Of Their Land

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In a new cover story for The Atlantic, Vann R. Newkirk II tells the story of how the government systematically stripped black farmers of their land via illegal pressures levied through its loan programs, which created massive transfers of wealth from black to white farmers, especially in the period just after the 1950s. Follow Vann on Twitter @fivefifths. Email the show at samsanders@npr.org.
Aug 20 2019 · 30mins
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Paranoia Is Just Having All The Facts with Vann Newkirk

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This week Vann Newkirk (@fivefifths) joins Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) to discuss conspiracy and its complex relationship with marginalized groups. Why does conspiratorial thinking appeal to those who feel “othered” within their society? Vann walks us through how the historic mistreatment of people of color has created a baseline of skepticism that can grow into full-on conspiracy. As Vann says: “Black Americans’ belief in conspiracy theories is like the Farmers’ Almanac: accurate enough to keep using.”

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Jun 21 2019 · 57mins
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21: Charlotte Hornets (ft. Vann Newkirk II)

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This is The Decision: The podcast where people try to convince me to finally abandon The Knicks, and become a fan of their favorite team.

This is Episode 21: The Charlotte Hornets, featuring Vann Newkirk II, staff writer at The Atlantic where he covers politics and policy. You can follow him at twitter.com/fivefifths

The Decision is produced by Alex Kapelman. Original music from Louis Stein, Alessio Romano, and Scott Kapelman. There will be five new episodes of the show every weekday until Tuesday, October 17, when the final episode will be released. Until then, follow Alex on Twitter at twitter.com/alexkapelman.
Oct 13 2017 · 13mins
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“Health Care Is a Civil Right” with Anita Cameron and Vann Newkirk

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We talk to ADAPT activist Anita Cameron (@adaptanita) [2:53] about the history of the disability rights movement and its recent success raising awareness about what TrumpCare would do to Medicaid. (She also has a few pointers for reporters covering the protests on how to not infantilize the activists.) Vann Newark (@fivefifths) [23:40] joins to talk about the intersection of health policy and civil rights, both philosophically and historically. Easter egg [46:15]: A mini-op-ed on how to correctly insult Donald Trump, Jr.

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Jul 14 2017 · 48mins
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On this episode Ray talks with Vann Newkirk of the Atlantic to discuss President Trump's plans for overhauling healthcare with the American Health Care Act.
Jun 12 2017 · 28mins
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#DRDS 74 Best Of Podcast w/ Keith Nelson Jr., Jamie Broadnax, Sekou Smith, Vann Newkirk II, Wizdom Powell, and KC and Chris Lehman

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Has it been that long? With the 74 episode over the course of 4 years, I had some high points and very quiet low points. Maybe this your first one. Maybe you heard some and I made you mad because there was no pod for 6 months. Whatever the case this podcast was made to show you what we are capable of and highlight some of the bright spots on the internet. I also want to shout out the TrueHoop TV podcast that is in hiatus. I miss that thing so much, I started to post on Reddit. We are in the process of making some big changes and trying some new things out. So in the meantime here is something hefty to chew on. Check below for a complete list of chapters in the podcast. 6:30 Keith Nelson Jr. of Digital Trends on Drake "More Life" #DRDS Ep. 71 18:00 Jamie Broadnax Of Black Girl Nerds on Shonda Rhimes #DRDS 49 25:48 Sekou Smith of NBA Hangtime Blog and Podcast #DRDS Ep. 33 33:58 Vann Newkirk II of The Atlantic On Donald Trump and J.Cole #DRDS Ep. 47 49:42 Keith Nelson Jr talking Houston/Atlanta (Freelance Strippers) #DRDS Ep. 69 55:15 Dr. Wizdom Powell of UNC on Rachel Dolezal #DRDS Ep. 42 1:02:36 KC and Chris Lehman of BlackisOnline on comedy and the entertainment industry #DRDS Ep. 40
May 03 2017 · 1hr 17mins
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FCN Live W/ Ashley Ford & Vann Newkirk II

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This episode is jam-packed as B & E play Six Degrees of Black Separation, talk with special guests Ashley Ford & Vann Newkirk II about Serena, Afrofuturism, butterflies, relationships and more! Recorded at the sold out "For Colored Nerds Live" show in NYC at WNYC's Jerome L Greene performance space. For the full experience, you can watch the show on YouTube: https://youtu.be/9vFWCsw00vk

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Jul 21 2016 · 1hr 21mins