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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: September, 2016
Sep 27, 2016

It was THE most anticipated political event of the election season: the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. For this special early week release show, we ask: what were the debate’s best moments? What were the worst? Did facts even matter? And after so much talk about building a wall, where was a conversation on immigration? Host Maria Hinojosa leads a discussion with Fusion’s Political Correspondent Terrell Starr, Radio Menea co-host Verónica Bayetti Flores and the Futuro Media Group’s Political Editor Julio Ricardo Varela.

Sep 21, 2016

After last weekend's attack in New York City, the country is once again intensely focused on immigration. Much of this debate stems from fear, but for such an emotional issue, how much can facts really do to change people’s minds? And with Donald Trump facing so much criticism on his immigration policy, do Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the Democrats really deserve a pass?

Julio Ricardo Varela leads a conversation with Liz Llorente, Politics Editor for Fox News Latino, and Kai Wright, Features Editor of The Nation and host of the upcoming podcast, The United States of Anxiety.

Sep 14, 2016

Hillary Clinton faced a storm of criticism about her health this week, but how much of this is due to sexism? And Donald Trump continues to push the limits of what he can say, but are people even noticing?

Julio Ricardo Varela leads a conversation with Daniella Leger, Senior Vice President for Communications and Strategy at the Center for American Progress, and Jessica Byrd, founder of Three Point Strategies, a consulting firm focused on electing people of color.

Sep 7, 2016

Last week, Donald Trump visited Mexico and an African-American church in Detroit, but was he really addressing people of color, or were these speeches simply dog whistles designed to show white voters that he that he connects with communities of color? Also, quarterback Colin Kaepernick continues to silently protest the National Anthem. We ask: “What does the American flag really mean?”

Maria Hinojosa leads a discussion with Jamil Smith, Senior National Correspondent at MTV News, Jamilah King, Senior Staff Writer at Mic, and Julio Ricardo Varela, Political Editor at the Futuro Media Group.

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