Episodes
This week DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss facial recognition technology, the link between guns and racism, Johns Hopkins ending legacy admissions, and the public perception of Martin Luther King, Jr. Then, DeRay sits down with Brittany Young, who uses the Baltimore dirt bike community to inspire interest in STEM.  SHOW NOTES More about Brittany and her program The New York TImes - The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It The Guardian - 'Dying of whiteness': why...
Published 01/21/20
This week we've got DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam covering The Royal Family, racism in textbooks, poverty replacing the draft, restitution centers, and the marketing of drugs to jails. Then, DeRay sits down with 2019 MacArthur Fellow Saidiya Hartman to examine the complications in archiving black...
Published 01/14/20
We're back! This week DeRay, Brittany, and Clint discuss IRS cheats, drug price increases, and the heartbreaking legacy of January 1 for enslaved people in the US. Then, DeRay sits down with three CEOs from various countrywide organizations within the Teach For All Organization. DeRay is joined by James Kassaga Arinaitwe from Teach for Uganda, Daniel Dotse, from Lead for Ghana, and Folawe Omikunle from Teach for...
Published 01/07/20
This week we've got two interviews: The first is with DA Rachael Rollins, who is the first woman to hold the office of Suffolk County D.A. and the first woman of color to serve as a Massachusetts D.A. Then, DeRay chats with the creative team (and one of the subjects) from the Ken Burns produced PBS docuseries College Behind Bars. 
Published 12/24/19
DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss how an IRS notice saved 700 lives, death penalty repeal, Kentucky's voter rolls, and UNC's Silent Sam problem. DeRay talks to Mondaire Jones, who is running to be the first black and openly gay...
Published 12/17/19
DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss California's police policies, high interest loans, food safety risks, and how McKinsey helped the Trump administration. DeRay talks to DeNora Getachew from Generation...
Published 12/10/19
DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss the hidden history of slavery in the North, alien encouragement provisions, misguigded magistrates, and Iraqi protests. DeRay talks to author Nic Stone about her book "Dear Martin" and her flurry of new releases that aim to influence a younger generation's understanding of racism and fantastical visions of processing the...
Published 12/03/19
DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss WeWork's collapse, refugee resettlement, real estate investigations, and ballot organization lawsuits. DeRay talks to author and historian Ibram X. Kendi about what it means to be an...
Published 11/26/19
DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss Brooklyn's attempt to integrate middle schools, the psychology of inequality, partisan District Attorney problems, and Trump's EPA lighting the planet on fire. Then, DeRay chats with Randi Weingarten, the leader of the American Federation of Teachers, regarding union fights facing the...
Published 11/19/19
DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss Twitter banning political ads, Harvard's reparations, Native peoples' adoption opportunities, and the oppressive National Vetting Center just created by the Trump administration. DeRay talks to Ambassador Susan Rice about her new book "Tough Love" and her work in both the Clinton and Obama...
Published 11/12/19
DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss college admissions, standardized testing, NCAA student athletes, and diversity in the suburbs. DeRay talks to actress Kerry Washington about her work on Netflix's "American Son". Then, DeRay and presidential candidate Julián Castro chat by phone briefly to discuss Castro's police reform...
Published 11/05/19
Deray, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss how Facebook bought a police force, cell phones driving the fall of crime rates in the 90s, the destruction of Central Park communities, and Historically Black Colleges. DeRay talks to Ramesh Srinivasan about his new book Beyond The Valley and the intersection between technology and political...
Published 10/29/19
Deray, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss Puerto Rico's indefinitely delayed financial relief, environmental effects of urban living, genetic mutations worth testing for, and the LAPD's use of undue force against the homeless. DeRay talks to Alphonso David, who is the first person of color to lead the Human Rights...
Published 10/22/19
Deray, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss the effect of incarcerated family members on children, the transgender Supreme Court battle, Baltimore's mass sweep of illegal convictions, and the trap-release-trap process of avoiding medical bills for inmates. DeRay talks to Ashlee Marie Preston about Trans-representation and what the media is doing wrong across the board....
Published 10/15/19
DeRay talks to Krista Tippett about the On Being Project that explores spiritual equity and the art of living. The News Crew will be back together next week.SimpliSafe.com/PEOPLEGETQUIP.com/SAVETHEPEOPLECasper.com/DERAY100 and use DERAY100 at checkoutBuffy.co. with code PSTThe 57 Bus by Dashka Slater is available wherever books are sold.
Published 10/08/19
DeRay, Brittany, Clint and Sam discuss the racial disparity in student debt, remaking the charity system, mandatory minimums hiding police misconduct, and Trump cutting 500,000 student lunches for cruelty's sake. DeRay talks to residents and corrections officers at the Young Men Emerging unit in the D.C. Department of Corrections about...
Published 10/01/19
DeRay, Brittany, Clint and Sam discuss D.C. statehood, Baltimore's refusal to internally review their police department, a recently unearthed secret plan to circumvent Brown vs. Board of Education in Texas, and why South Dakota (of all places) leads the nation in jail admissions. Stephanie Wittels Wachs, host of the new podcast, "Last Day," and co-founder of Lemonada Media, and Ithaca's Mayor Svante Myrick, join DeRay to talk about America's opioid...
Published 09/24/19
DeRay, Brittany, Clint and Sam discuss Felicity Huffman, LA's draconian proposal for anti-homeless measures, California's public prison ban, the complicated history of sugar in America, and post-incarceration finances. Paul Tough, author of "The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us" joins DeRay to discuss the broken collegiate...
Published 09/17/19
DeRay, Brittany, Clint and Sam discuss the man behind modern Republican gerrymandering, the connection between the firing of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo and a decrease in arrests, how one Trump-Appointed prosecutor is  interfering in local reform, and the perpetuation of whiteness in classical sculpture. Anthony Graves, death row exoneree, and Cassandra Stubbs, join DeRay to talk about capital punishment and their work at the...
Published 09/10/19
DeRay, Brittany, Sam and Clint discuss Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio's attempt to reclaim his post, what will happen during the upcoming partial shut down of the Federal Election Commission, one woman's experience giving birth in prison, and how the Phoenix police purge officer discipline records. Grammy-award winning musician PJ Morton joins DeRay to talk about his new album,...
Published 09/03/19
DeRay, Sam, Brittany and Clint discuss a new rule that enables the Trump administration to change the asylum law, global wildfires, a new way the Fair Housing Act may be crippled, and some unexpected results from legalizing hemp. Chef Roy Choi joins DeRay to discuss his career in the food industry and his new TV show, "Broken...
Published 08/27/19
DeRay, Clint, Brittany and Sam discuss The 1619 Project from The New York Times, prison gerrymandering, how Google plans to tackle disaster relief, and bias in hate speech detection algorithms. Missouri Democratic Congressional Candidate Cori Bush joins DeRay to talk about protesting in Ferguson, her campaign and how she navigates activism and...
Published 08/20/19
DeRay, Clint and Sam discuss how the PATRIOT Act targets drug use more than terrorism, unequal access to opportunities for students, and the lasting effects of the bombing of Nagasaki. Physician Jonathan Metzl joins DeRay to discuss his book, "Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's...
Published 08/13/19
DeRay, Clint, Brittany and Sam discuss detention centers for immigrant children, ways Black WWII veterans were denied benefits from the GI Bill, how a school in DC founded by nuns gained profits from selling enslaved people, and a lawsuit to change how governors are elected in Mississippi. Comedian Gastor Almonte joins DeRay to talk about his album, ‘Immigrant Made.”’
Published 08/06/19
DeRay, Brittany, Sam and Clint discuss the history of the motto "In God We Trust," low-wage health care jobs, a proposal to ban facial recognition in public housing, and ensuring that formerly incarcerated Floridians maintain the right to vote. David Treuer joins DeRay to talk about his book, "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present."
Published 07/30/19