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In The Thick

Dec 7, 2017

Allegations of sexual harassment have rocked public media newsrooms this week, with WNYC hosts John Hockenberry, Leonard Lopate, and Jonathan Schwartz all accused of inappropriate conduct. But the difficulty of being a woman (and specifically a woman of color) goes way deeper than just dealing with sexual...


Nov 28, 2017

When do liberal values cross over into racism? After the New York Times published a piece that some say humanizes a white nationalist, host Julio Ricardo Varela leads a conversation about these questions with Jamilah King, race and justice reporter at Mother Jones, and Terrell Starr, senior reporter at The Root. Plus a...


Nov 21, 2017

With all the reports of sexual harassment and sexual assault, why are we hearing from so few women of color in mainstream conversations? And why is it that when they do speak up, they are either ignored or attacked?
 
Hosts Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela talk about this and more with Jamilah Lemieux, Vice...


Nov 14, 2017

It's easier than we think for a black candidate to win Republican votes. According to Theodore Johnson, a fellow at New America, Republican voters can be a huge base for POC candidates—all it takes is a little change in strategy.
 
Hosts Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela talk with Theodore Johnson about this and...


Nov 8, 2017

A wave of POC candidates are swept into office in the 2017 election. One year after President Trump's victory, we ask, will this new wave last?

Hosts Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela chat about this and more with In The Thick all-star Wajahat Ali.