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In The Thick

Journalists of color tell you what you’re missing from the mainstream news. Co-hosted by award-winning journalists Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela, IN THE THICK has the conversations about race, identity and politics few people are discussing or want to discuss.
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Now displaying: March, 2016
Mar 30, 2016

Bernie Sanders is riding a wave of momentum after sweeping three contests. Is there an unspoken swing vote —young people of color— behind Sanders' success? Futuro Media Group’s Julio Ricardo Varela leads a lively discussion with Boston Globe editorial writer Marcela García and Basil Smikle, Executive Director of the New York State Democratic Party.

Mar 23, 2016

The Presidential campaigns compete with big world events: the terrorist attacks in Brussels and President Obama’s historic visit to Cuba. 

Futuro Media Group’s Julio Ricardo Varela leads a lively discussion with NBC Latino’s Suzanne Gamboa and independent journalist Wajahat Ali.

Mar 16, 2016

At what point is the political media's coverage of the Donald Trump campaign unbiased? Should Cokie Roberts' stance about objectivity be taken into consideration during this political season, where anti-Mexican and anti-Muslim rhetoric has reached levels no one expected? Host Maria Hinojosa leads the discussion with political writer and columnist Wajahat Ali, Hadas Gold of POLITICO and Julio Ricardo Varela of the Futuro Media Group.

Mar 2, 2016
The Super Tuesday results are in and the clear winners are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. What else came out of Super Tuesday? Trump's position on Planned Parenthood, Marco Rubio wins a participation trophy and Bernie Sanders may not actually be that far behind. Listen to host Maria Hinojosa talk Super Tuesday with Amanda Terkel, senior political reporter for Huffington Post, Darren Sands, political reporter for BuzzFeed News, and Julio Ricardo Varela, political editor at the Futuro Media Group.
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