Each week brings a news analysis, followed by deep conversations about social, political and cultural issues with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders.
DeRay Mckesson & Jessica Cordova Kramer
DeRay, Sam, Clint, and Brittany discuss the overlooked news, including how to decide who to root for in The World Cup and how the Trump Administration is separating children from their parents at the border. Dr. Nadine Burke joins DeRay and discusses how our bodies can be imprinted for life by “Adverse Childhood Experiences”—like abuse, neglect, parental addiction or mental illness.
DeRay, Brittany, and Sam are together for the news, including a discussion of unsolved murders, the politics of health care and the economic cost of sexual harassment. Candidates for State’s Attorney Ivan Bates and Thiru Vignarajah each join DeRay to talk about their bid to serve as Baltimore’s lead prosecutor.
DeRay, Clint, Sam and Brittany talk Drake and Pusha T, Black women voters, and the many deaths following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. US Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (NY-9) joins DeRay to talk about the future of the Party, immigration issues under Trump, and being one of only the eleven House members total who didn’t vote for the Blue Lives Matter bill.
DeRay, Clint, Brittany and Sam talk about the latest NFL controversy and a spike in overdoses in libraries, a wide array of criminal justice updates, and the weak response to Paige Patterson’s controversial Southern Baptist Leadership. Cleo Wade joins DeRay to talk about art, activism and her new book, Heart Talk.
DeRay, Sam, Brittany and Clint talk about the new blue lives matter law in the House and Senate, a steep rise in suicide rates among teens, the Royal Wedding, and more. Ari Melber joins DeRay to talk about Michael Cohen, Giuliani and #muteRKelly, and we have a short update on the SNAP bill from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.