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In The Thick

Feb 21, 2018

This week, we take a look at two stories that were overlooked. What is going on with the Russia investigation? Then, should White House Chief of Staff John Kelly resign? Maria and Julio are joined by Terrell Jermaine Starr, senior reporter at The Root, and Indira Lakshmanan, the Newmark Foundation Chair for Journalism...


Feb 16, 2018

Wednesday's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, shook the core of many, including all of us here at In The Thick. In this latest ITT FYI, host Julio Ricardo Varela tries to make sense out of America's latest mass shooting with Terrell Jermaine Starr, a reporter for The Root and an In...


Feb 13, 2018

Could media across the political spectrum be doing a better job of reporting on politics, immigration and the President? Hosts Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela lead a discussion with MRC Latino's Ken Oliver-Mendez and nationally syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette to discuss the complexities of being a...


Feb 9, 2018

After a brief government shutdown in the early hours Friday morning, President Trump signed a bipartisan budget bill passed by both the Senate and the House of Representatives. The one thing not included in the bill was DACA, which Congress now has until March 5th to legalize. Maria catches up with Julio, who spent the...


Feb 6, 2018

After what a federal judge called an "unnecessarily cruel" detainment, immigration activist Ravi Ragbir is scheduled for deportation this Saturday, February 10th. This is following the recent detention and deportation of several other nationally prominent immigration activists. Are they being targeted by ICE? Maria and...