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Jul 17, 2018

Julio catches up with all-star guests Raquel Cepeda, filmmaker and author, and Wajahat Ali, TV host and contributor to The New York Times, about all the latest threats to U.S. democracy. They talk about the meeting between Trump and Putin in Helsinki, the rise of the Abolish ICE movement and what might happen with the...

Jul 13, 2018

We've seen the crying and suffering of children being torn apart from their parents at the U.S. border, but what is happening in these kids' brains and what is the neurological long-term impact of trauma? Maria calls up a badass neuroscientist from UCLA, Dr. Gina Poe, to understand the science behind the trauma of...

Jul 10, 2018

Donald Trump has nominated Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court and many are fearing that this will lead to an overturn of Roe v. Wade. Maria and Julio talk to Tannia Esparza, executive director of the organization Young Women United, and Regina Mahone, VP/managing editor of 

Jul 6, 2018

Pati Navalta Poblete went from being a columnist and journalist to being in the news when her son died due to gun violence in 2014. Maria and Julio speak with Pati about how she has turned her grief into activism and her memoir A Better Place
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Jul 3, 2018

Maria and Julio meet up at Aspen Ideas Festival with Dr. Brittney Cooper (aka Professor Crunk), associate professor at Rutgers University and co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective blog and Dr. Michael Kimmel, founder and director of the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University. They...