DeRay, Clint, Brittany, and Sam talk about applying a racial equity lens to gun control, what guns do to bodies, the latest on immigration and energy efficiency in low-income communities. NAACP Legal Defense Fund President Sherrilyn Ifill joins to DeRay to talk about judicial nominations and criminal justice through the courts.
Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson takes you inside conversations about culture, social justice, and politics by exploring the history, language, and people who are shaping the struggle for progress — and talking about the steps that each of us can take to make a difference. 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. Check out more Pod Save the People episodes!
The full crew is together for the news, including a discussion of new evidence in the Alton Sterling case. Derek Thomson, author of Hit Makers, joins DeRay to help us understand how certain things become a hit, while others don’t. Beyoncé, social movements, Parkland and Billboard’s Top 100 are all discussed.
The Parkland students enrage right-wing pundits, Trump’s legal problems get worse, the Department of Veterans Affairs gets a new boss, and the Census gets a new question. Then Jennifer Palmieri, communications director for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, joins Jon and Dan to talk about her new book “Dear Madam President: An Open Letter To The Women Who Will Run The World.”
Trump becomes even more unhinged, and makes warmonger John Bolton his national security advisor. Then Jon, Jon and Tommy attend the March for Our Lives in D.C. and meet students, teachers, and families from around the country who want to stop gun violence.
At some point, the students of Stoneman Douglas will have to direct their considerable abilities toward the cause of filibuster reform, or their campaign for gun control will run aground.