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Feb 26, 2019

The crisis in Venezuela escalated over the weekend after the government blocked humanitarian aid at the Colombian border, leading to violence and protests. In this episode, Julio and guest host All-Star Imara Jones talk with guests Eli Lopez, senior editor of global opinions at the Washington Post, and Phil Gunson,...

Feb 22, 2019

No matter if she was trying to find a job or get an education, Leyla Martinez kept finding the same problem: on the application forms, she would have to declare that she had a past conviction. Maria and Julio talk to Leyla about her experience, how she got to graduate from Columbia and why she founded the Beyond the Box...

Feb 19, 2019

Discrimination and housing segregation in the United States didn't happened by chance. In this episode, our guests Richard Rothstein, author of the book The Color of Law, and Emmanuel Martinez, data reporter for Reveal, explain how redlining still shapes our cities and affects people of color.
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Feb 15, 2019

While President Trump declares a national emergency, Maria and Julio talk about the truth behind this political move, as well as the situation of the rapper 21 Savage, who was detained by ICE. They also discuss the controversy we've seen around Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

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Feb 13, 2019

Two leading Democrats in Virginia have acknowledged that they did blackface in the past and a third Democrat has been accused of sexual abuses. Maria and Julio try to understand this mess (and more) with two All-Stars: journalist and Columbia professor Alexis Clark, and Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr., James S. McDonnell...