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In The Thick

Jan 23, 2018

On Monday, the Senate Democrats agreed to a short-term spending bill ending the three-day government shutdown and stalling a DACA resolution. Hosts Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela check in with Suzanne Gamboa, senior writer with NBC News, to discuss the latest. Also, this past weekend marked the first...


Jan 16, 2018

The future of DACA is one of this week's top political stories, and we check in with Cristina Jiménez, executive director of United We Dream, to discuss the latest from Capitol Hill. Then, Maria and Julio speak with attorney Jameel Jaffer of the Knight First Amendment Institute about why his group is suing President...


Jan 12, 2018

After President Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and countries in Africa as “shithole countries,” we ask: Could this have legal implications for the president? Maria and Julio have a quick convo about it.


Jan 9, 2018

On Monday, The Trump administration announced the end of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador. 200,000 Salvadorans who have been living and working here legally for decades will now have to leave. What does the administration have to gain by doing this now? Plus a discussion on Michael Wolff's book, "Fire...


Jan 3, 2018

Our first show of 2018 asks: With everything that’s been going on in our government, do we still feel hopeful? Can change really happen, and if so, how? Hosts Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela talk with Eric Liu, founder of Citizen University, about power and whether in the end, Americans feel powerless under...