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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: April, 2016
Apr 27, 2016

Personality has always played a role in politics, but this year the frontrunners have two distinct character traits. Donald Trump has connected with voters through his passion while Hillary Clinton has succeeded through her pragmatism. Maria Hinojosa leads a discussion with Liz Llorente, Politics Editor/Senior Reporter for Fox News Latino; Darren Sands, Political Reporter for BuzzFeed News; and Julio Ricardo Varela, Political Editor with the Futuro Media Group.

Apr 20, 2016

The New York presidential primary resulted in lopsided victories for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. But questions remain over disenfranchised voters and rules that prevented millions from casting a ballot. Join Julio Ricardo Varela, Political Editor with the Futuro Media Group, as he dissects the election with Basil Smikle, Executive Director of the New York State Democratic Party and Hadas Gold, Media Reporter for Politico.

Apr 15, 2016

Surprise! We’ve got a special post-debate mini-episode for you. We sent our producer Noam Hassenfeld to the Democratic debate at the Brooklyn Navy Yards, and he’s here to tell us about his experience. Noam and guest host Julio Ricardo Varela recap the debate, highlighting several important moments, including Clinton’s reliance on Obama, the candidates’ foreign policies, and the lack of discussion of communities of color.

Apr 13, 2016

Bernie Sanders has won 7 of the last 8 contests. So on the eve of the New York primary, has the media been slow in changing its narrative that Hillary Clinton has the nomination all wrapped up? Maria Hinojosa leads a discussion with Adrian Carrasquillo, Political Reporter and Editor of Latino coverage for BuzzFeed News; Jane Coaston, Political Reporter for MTV News; and Julio Ricardo Varela, Political Editor with the Futuro Media Group.

Apr 6, 2016

Republican Ted Cruz is riding a wave after his resounding victory in the Wisconsin Primary. But in order to appeal to his base of supporters, has Cruz been downplaying his Latino heritage? Maria Hinojosa leads a discussion with Bettina Inclán, political strategist and former Director of Hispanic Outreach for the Republican National Committee, Tim Mak, Senior Correspondent for The Daily Beast, and Julio Ricardo Varela, Political Editor with the Futuro Media Group.

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