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Nov 12, 2019

Maria and Julio are joined by L.A. based comedian, Charla Lauriston to talk about representation, the importance of comedy and the impact of political satire. Originally from Haiti, Charla has written for shows like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Comedy Central’s Why? W/ Hannibal Buress, and TBS’s The Last OG and...

Jul 26, 2019

Maria and Julio discuss this week's news about Puerto Rico. After weeks of massive protests from the people, governor Ricardo Rosselló finally announced his resignation. They also talk about Robert Mueller’s testimony and the Trump Administration’s bringing back the death penalty.

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Jul 5, 2019

Julio and guest co-host ITT fellow, Nour Saudi, talk to Chimene Suleyman, writer and co-editor of The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America. They discuss the common immigrant experience, what makes an immigrant “good,” and how literature can be a form of political activism in the age of Trump.

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May 10, 2019

Another week of the Mueller saga ended with Trump yet again refusing to cooperate with Congress’ investigations on the report. Maria and Julio discuss the congressional hearing held on Wednesday, plus Trump’s repeated lies about Puerto Rico and another tragic school shooting in Colorado.

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May 3, 2019

Protests in Venezuela have erupted after opposition leader Juan Guaidó called for the support of armed forces to overthrow Nicolás Maduro on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Attorney General William Barr testified in front of the Senate about his handling of the Mueller report, and the Trump administration’s immigration policies...