National Politics

March 6, 2018

Sen. Fred Harris: The Last Surviving Member of the 1968 Kerner Commission

March 6, 2018 - The Kerner Commission  - On July 28, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson created the Kerner Commission to investigate the causes of race-related uprisings that had taken place in Detroit and dozens of other cities, and to provide recommendations for the future. We talk with former Oklahoma Senator Fred Harris, the last surviving member of the Kerner Commission.
February 27, 2018

Different Takes: Russia and the Election – The Long History of Election Interference

February 26, 2018 -  The Long History of Election Interference - In the second conversation of our "Different Takes: Russia and the New Election" series, we talk with New York Times National Security Reporter Scott Shane, who wrote an article in the Times' Sunday Review, titled "Russia isn't the only one meddling in elections. We do it too."
February 14, 2018

Rebecca Kobrin and the American Capitalism Series at Johns Hopkins

February 14, 2018 - American Capitalism - As part of our continuing series of conversations with the John Hopkins Seminar on American Capitalism, we talked with Columbia University's Dr.Rebecca Kobrin and Hopkins History Professor Dr. Nathan Connolly, one of the Seminar's conveners, to explore Dr. Kobrin's work on Jewish immigrant bankers, immigration, and world capitalism. 
February 13, 2018

Reverend William Barber & Rev. Liz Theoharis: The New Poor People’s Campaign

February 13, 2017 - The Poor People's Campaign in its 21st Century form is surging back as a national movement founded by Rev. Dr. William Barber, who created the Moral Mondays Movement and is chair of the chair of the NAACP's Legislative Political Action Committee, and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, founder and co-director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice, and coordinator of the Poverty Initiative at Union Theological Seminary.
December 19, 2017

Dr. Caley Horan: Insurance and Neoliberalism in the Post WWII United States

December 19, 2017 - Insurance and Neoliberalism in America - As part of our ongoing conversation series with the Johns Hopkins Seminar in American Capitalism, we talk with MIT History Professor Dr. Caley Horan about her book project, Actuarial Age: Insurance and the Emergence of Neoliberalism in the Post WWII United States.
October 24, 2017

Forward Magazine: Jewish Identity In A Changing World

October 23, 2017 - Forward Magazine - The Forward started out 120 years ago as a Socialist daily paper written in Yiddish that appealed to the Jewish immigrant workers for decades. Now it has morphed into a monthly magazine and daily news site with a 21st century twist appealing to young and old, from all corners of the Jewish world. Its CEO and Publisher Rachel Fishman Feddersen stopped by our studios for a conversation last week when she was in town.
October 16, 2017

The Fight For Representation: The Cherokee Freedman

October 16, 2017 - The Cherokee Freedman - One of the little explored parts of our history is the enslavement of African-descended people by the Native American nations known as the Five Civilized Tribes. In August 2017, after years of legal battles, a lawsuit was won by the descendants of some of these slaves, called the Cherokee Freedman, which allows them full citizenship in the Cherokee nation. We talk with Jenni Monet, Marilynn Vann, Jon Velie, and Perline Boyattia.
October 6, 2017

American Capitalism, Black Banking, and Political Power

October 6, 2017 - Black Banking in the United States - Listen in to this engaging and illuminating conversation on Black banks and the nature of wealth and political power, inspired by a year-long seminar on American Capitalism currently taking place at Johns Hopkins University. October 6, 2017 - Black Banking in the United States. You will hear from: Dr. Nathan Connolly, Dr. Jared Ball,
September 19, 2017

DACA’s Effect on Baltimore and its Citizens

September 19, 2017 - DACA's Effect on Community - While the plight of the young people registered through DACA  has left the headlines, we share with you a panel discussion that looks at the depth of the issue. We hear from a DACA registrant about loving this country while living under threat of being deported from the only country she knows.
September 7, 2017
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Aviva Chomsky: Fighting For DACA

September 7, 2017 - Avi Chomsky - For our latest podcast we interviewed Avivia Chomsky, Professor of History and Coordinator of Latin American Studies at Salem State University. We discussed the history of DACA and the effect that rescinding this policy will have on 800,000 DACA holders, and 10 million undocumented immigrants.
August 22, 2017
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Dr. Nathan Connolly: Charlottesville & The Removal of Confederate Monuments

August 22, 2017 -  Charlottesville & The Removal of Confederate Monuments - Johns Hopkins scholar and activist Dr. Nathan Connolly wrote a reflection and analysis in the Washington Post about Charlottesville and the removal of Confederate monuments. He joined us for an illuminating and interesting conversation
August 15, 2017
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Jelani Cobb – The Battle of Charlottesville

August 15, 2017 - The Battle For Charlottesville - We talk with scholar, activist and writer Jelani Cobb about his New Yorker article "Battle of Charlottesville." Cobb offers his analysis and observations on the movement of neo-nazis and racists confronted in Charlottesville.