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Pod Save the People

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Rank #67 in Politics category

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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.

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6494 Ratings
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By carolynindurm - Mar 08 2020
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Just thank you. There is not enough of this kind of reporting and commentary.

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By Kourt17* - Feb 12 2020
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Always one of the most informative hours of my week.

iTunes Ratings

6494 Ratings
Average Ratings
5922
261
71
59
181

Thank you

By carolynindurm - Mar 08 2020
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Just thank you. There is not enough of this kind of reporting and commentary.

Best

By Kourt17* - Feb 12 2020
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Always one of the most informative hours of my week.
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Pod Save the People

Latest release on Apr 07, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: BONUS POD with Edward Snowden

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DeRay speaks with Edward Snowden about his perspective on Trump's decision to fire FBI Director Comey, the intersection of race and surveillance, the relationship between the police and the government, and his thoughts about his own status returning to America.

May 12 2017

1hr 32mins

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Rank #2: We’re Not Going Anywhere

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In the Season 2 premiere, DeRay, Brittany, Sam and Clint are back together for the weekly news. Brené Brown and DeRay are together in Houston to talk about trauma, activism, addiction, and Beyoncé.

May 01 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #3: BONUS Pod: Charlottesville

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DeRay talks with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe about the deadly white supremacy violence in Charlottesville, VA’s police and state response, and the leadership needed to move forward locally and nationally. Wes Gobar and Devin Willis from UVA’s Black Student Alliance join DeRay, as does Danyelle, the NAACP’s UVA chapter leader to talk about their experiences on the ground and what’s next.

Aug 14 2017

52mins

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Rank #4: Get Creative

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DeRay, Brittany, Clint and Sam talk about using creativity to combat white supremacy, confronting housing segregation, Cyntoia Brown's prison sentence, and the rise of dollar stores. Nicholas Turner of the Vera Institute of Justice joins DeRay to discuss prison systems globally.

Dec 11 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #5: Students Deserve Better (Kerry Washington and Julián Castro)

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DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss college admissions, standardized testing, NCAA student athletes, and diversity in the suburbs. DeRay talks to actress Kerry Washington about her work on Netflix's "American Son". Then, DeRay and presidential candidate Julián Castro chat by phone briefly to discuss Castro's police reform plan.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/25/us/democrats-republicans-suburbs.html?smid=tw-nytnational&smtyp=cur

https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/a-civil-rights-challenge-to-testing-joins-the-college-admissions-battle

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-08-27/what-if-everyone-applied-to-college

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/10/ncaa-had-cut-student-athletes-better-deal/601036/


https://www.upstart.com/People

Nov 05 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #6: “Product, Not the Producer”

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DeRay, Brittany Packnett and Sam Sinyangwe are together again to talk about the most important news of the past week. Then, Grammy-award winning artist and activist John Legend joins DeRay to talk about parenting, women’s reproductive rights, mass incarceration and using his celebrity for good. And NYU professor and federal "numbers geek" David Kamin looks at Trump's proposed tax code changes through a historical lens.

May 09 2017

1hr 33mins

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Rank #7: The Facts

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DeRay, Brittany, Sam and Clint talk about Jussie Smollet and Howard Schultz, plus colonialism and climate change, a mother’s fatal fall on NYC subway steps, a growing number of urban prosecutors refusing to pursue marijuana convictions, and how opioid overdoses increase when prisoners are forced off prescribed relapse medication. African American Studies Chair at UCLA, Dr. Marcus Hunter, joins DeRay to talk about everything from inclusion to reparations. #BHM

Feb 05 2019

58mins

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Rank #8: Courage

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DeRay gets together with Chelsea Handler to talk about the world, allyship, and being both funny and angry (swearing abounds). Political pollster Cornell Belcher joins DeRay to discuss the synergies between Obama’s win and Doug Jones’. Sam, Brittany and Clint join for this week’s news.

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Dec 19 2017

1hr 32mins

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Rank #9: Curiosity

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Brittany, Sam and Clint are back with DeRay for the overlooked news, including a discussion of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s tax proposal, the millions of children who have experienced a lockdown this year alone, formerly incarcerated voter re-enfranchisement, and racial sentencing disparities. Tomi Adeyemi joins DeRay to talk about her book, Children of Blood and Bone.

Jan 08 2019

58mins

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Rank #11: The House We Live In

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DeRay talks to Common about The 13th’s Emmy nomination, Charlottesville, and art + activism, criminal justice and the NFL. DeRay chats with Nathanial Pearlman about the Resistance Dashboard. Clint, Brittany and Sam join to talk about the history of white supremacy in relation to this past week’s news.

Aug 15 2017

1hr 17mins

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Rank #12: Season 3 Premiere With Trevor Noah

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For the season 3 premiere of Pod Save the People, DeRay, Brittany, Clint and Sam discuss the overlooked news, including a review of the Facebook accounts of thousands of police officers, murders of Black transgender women, houselessness in Los Angeles, and the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. Trevor Noah joins DeRay to talk what he has learned as host of The Daily Show, the 2020 president election, and making his book into a film.

Jun 11 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #13: Do The List (with Teach For All CEOs)

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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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Jan 07 2020

1hr 9mins

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Rank #14: Play the Long Game

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DeRay, Sam, Brittany and Clint talk about how the government shutdown is affecting federal prisons, hunger on college campuses, the DOJ's implication that immigration is linked to terrorism, and Bennett College's financial vulnerability. Law Professor Lara Bazelon joins DeRay to discuss restorative justice for those who have been wrongfully convicted. 

Jan 15 2019

58mins

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Rank #15: Keep the Same Energy

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DeRay, Sam, Clint and Brittany discuss the overlooked news, including how Georgia is attempting to consolidate voting locations in ways that would disenfranchise black voters and the relationship between homelessness and incarceration. Actress Regina King joins to discuss her most recent project Seven Seconds, a series on Netflix that focuses on police violence. 

Aug 21 2018

1hr 17mins

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Rank #16: Politics of Fear

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DeRay, Sam, Clint and Brittany discuss the overlooked news, including how white Americans support welfare programs — but only for themselves, says new research, and how federal court rules in favor of NAACP’s case and restores DACA. Beto O'Rourke, the 2018 Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, joins DeRay and discusses immigration, challenging Ted Cruz, and the future of Texas.

Aug 07 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #17: Didn’t Get Here Alone

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DeRay, Clint, Sam and Brittany talk about Puerto Rico, NFL protests, North Korea and police union contracts. The New Yorker writer Evan Osnos joins to help us understand North Korea past and present having just returned himself from a visit. Phil Weiser, former Obama staffer and current candidate for CO’s Attorney General, helps us understand antitrust issues and why he’s running.

Sep 26 2017

1hr 16mins

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Rank #18: Talking About the Debates

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DeRay, Brittany, Clint and Sam share overlooked news to help inform your perspective as you watch this week's presidential debates. Then, DeRay is joined by presidential candidate Julián Castro to discuss his People First Policing policy proposal and how he is preparing for Wednesday's debate.

Jun 25 2019

44mins

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Rank #19: It’s Such BS

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DeRay sits down for a deep conversation with U.S. Senator (NY) Kirsten Gillibrand at the Senate studio to talk about leading in a time of Trump, sexual assault in the military and on the Hill, the 2018 elections, the new tax bill, being a working mom in the Senate and much more. Clint, Sam and Brittany talk about the tax bill, the census, and seeing Coco.

Dec 05 2017

1hr 16mins

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Rank #20: Year Gone By

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In between seasons, DeRay, Sam, Brittany and Clint all have their own special messages for listeners (and yes, Clint has poems). Hear some of DeRay’s and your favorite episodes and behind-the-scenes reflections on each. Season 2 debuts on May 1 with an extra special guest!

Apr 24 2018

49mins

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Exploitation of a Crisis (with David Cole)

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This week, DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss Florida's unemployment blowback, COVID-19's impact on the disabled, and the disease's spread across race and class lines. Then, DeRay sits down with David Cole from the ACLU to examine justice issues under coronavirus, including digital trials and discriminatory rationing. 

SHOW NOTES

Politico - Florida becomes a nightmare for Trump

ProPublica - African Americans Have Contracted and Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate

The New York Times - Staying at home not an option for everyone

The Atlantic - Coronavirus and Americans with disabilities

Apr 07 2020

1hr 9mins

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Take This Seriously (with Andy Slavitt)

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This week DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss the spread of coronavirus and America's responses regarding law enforcement, prison populations, border enforcement, and the elevated risked to the African-American population. Then, DeRay sits down to discuss COVID-19 with Andy Slavitt, former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under President Obama.

Story Links

KENS5 - BCSO limiting deputy contact with public in efforts to stall coronavirus spread

The Undefeated - Public health expert says African Americans are at greater risk of death from coronavirus

The Guardian - Calls mount to free low-risk US inmates to curb coronavirus impact on prisons

Reuters - Mexico frets about U.S. coronavirus spread, could tighten border

Mar 17 2020

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Even The Best Players Have Coaches (with George Gascón)

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This week DeRay, Clint, and Sam discuss San Francisco's sentencing enhancements, Virginia's child parole, and the voter suppression of Pleasant Grove. Then, DeRay sits down with George Gascón, who is running to be LA's progressive new D.A. in the March 3rd election.

Show Notes

The Appeal - San Francisco D.A. To Announce Sweeping Changes On Sentencing Policy And Police Stops

The Appeal - Virginia Makes All Children Eligible For Parole, A Major Shift For This Punitive State

The Guardian - The majority-black city blocked from electing black officials

Mar 03 2020

1hr 5mins

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Our Presidential Roundtable

Feb 25 2020

58mins

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Hold Them Lovingly Accountable (with Michael & Pele Bennett)

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This week DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss solitary confinement, New York's free college program, prison torture, and the end of Confederate holidays.

Then, DeRay sits down with the NFL's Michael Bennett and his wife Pele Bennett to discuss their new podcast, Mouthpeace, which explores sports culture and activism, issues of equity, relationships, and more.

Show Notes

The Cornell Chronicle - Solitary confinement heightens post-incarceration death risk

Apple News - Why New York’s free college program is still costing its students

CNN - Virginia will eliminate a state holiday honoring Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.

The Marshall Project - They Went to Jail. Then They Say They Were Strapped to a Chair for Days.

Guest links

The Mouthpeace Podcast

Feb 11 2020

1hr 19mins

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Demand More (with Zach Norris)

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This week DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss Trump's extended travel ban, civil rights statues, birth tourism, and surgical gown shortages. Then, DeRay sits down with community leader Zach Norris to examine our broken mythologies surrounding crime and safety.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/22/health/surgical-gown-recall-cardinal-health-trnd/index.html

https://www.vox.com/2020/1/24/21077138/trump-birth-tourism-immigration-pregnant-women-saipan

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-ban/trumps-expanded-travel-ban-targets-nigeria-five-other-countries-idUSKBN1ZU2WD

Feb 04 2020

1hr 3mins

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Know Your Limit (with Professor Richard L. Hasen)

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This week DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss Seattle's smartphone voting, Florida's felon fines, Houston's cancer clusters, and criticism of the 1619 Project. Then, DeRay sits down with election specialist Richard L. Hasen to examine frightening gaps in our voting security, regional pockets of governmental incompetence, and why he thinks we're in the midst of democracy's meltdown. Also, please watch Matthew A. Cherry's Oscar-nominated animated short film Hair Love.

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The Verge: Seattle is the first area in the US where residents can vote via smartphones

NPR: Florida Supreme Court Rules Convicted Felons Must Pay Fines To Vote

The Boston Review: The fight over the 1619 Project

The Houston Chronicle: Map shows racist government policies that contributed to conditions for Houston cancer clusters

Jan 28 2020

1hr 16mins

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Go Where the People Are (with Brittany Young)

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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. 

SHOW NOTES

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

Jan 21 2020

1hr 7mins

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Do The List (with Teach For All CEOs)

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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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Jan 07 2020

1hr 9mins

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

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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

Dec 24 2019

1hr 2mins

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Every Little Bit Counts (Mondaire Jones)

Dec 17 2019

1hr

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Democracy Is A Full-Contact Sport (DeNora Getachew)

Dec 10 2019

1hr

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In Your Skin (Nic Stone)

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DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss the hidden history of slavery in the North, alien encouragement provisions, misguigded magistrates, and Iraqi protests. DeRay talks to author Nic Stone about her book "Dear Martin" and her flurry of new releases that aim to influence a younger generation's understanding of racism and fantastical visions of processing the past. 

https://www.propublica.org/article/these-judges-can-have-less-training-than-barbers-but-still-decide-thousands-of-cases-each-year

https://www.vox.com/2019/10/9/20903541/trump-proclamation-legal-immigration-health-insurance

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/iraqi-prime-minister-says-he-will-resign-statement

https://www.nytimes.com/1991/10/09/nyregion/dig-unearths-early-black-burial-ground.html


https://www.upstart.com/personal-loans?podcast=PEOPLE&utm_campaign=PEOPLE&utm_source=podcast

https://bombas.com/pages/people?utm_source=people&utm_medium=podcast

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Dec 03 2019

57mins

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No In Between (Ibram X. Kendi)

Nov 26 2019

1hr 5mins

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Let's Push Together (Randi Weingarten)

Nov 19 2019

1hr 3mins

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iTunes Ratings

6494 Ratings
Average Ratings
5922
261
71
59
181

Thank you

By carolynindurm - Mar 08 2020
Read more
Just thank you. There is not enough of this kind of reporting and commentary.

Best

By Kourt17* - Feb 12 2020
Read more
Always one of the most informative hours of my week.