Episodes
This week, DeRay, Clint, and Sam discuss stimulus checks for the rich, coronavirus' impact on the environment, and Trump's new commission on policing. Then, DeRay sits down with the newly minted Dr. Clint Smith III to discuss his dissertation, “What If They Open That Door One Day? What Education Means to People Sentenced to Juvenile Life Without Parole.“ SHOW NOTES Forbes - How some wealthy Americans are cashing in on the stimulus Business Insider - The coronavirus is actually helping the...
Published 04/21/20
This week, DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss how the US Postal Service is critical to November elections, stimulus oversights for Black-owned businesses, pandemic jail quarantines, and coronavirus in Africa. Then, DeRay sits down with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to examine the response of America's third largest city to the current...
Published 04/14/20
This week, DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss Florida's unemployment blowback, COVID-19's impact on the disabled, and the disease's spread across race and class lines. Then, DeRay sits down with David Cole from the ACLU to examine justice issues under coronavirus, including digital trials and discriminatory rationing.  SHOW NOTES Politico - Florida becomes a nightmare for Trump ProPublica - African Americans Have Contracted and Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate The New York Times -...
Published 04/07/20
This week, DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss Joseph Lowery's legacy, class divides in medical care, grocery store supply chains, and Rhode Island's quarantine enforcement. Then, DeRay sits down with Keri Blakinger from The Marshall Project, to examine the impacts of coronavirus on incarcerated...
Published 03/31/20
This week, DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss the coronavirus and its influence on food stamp recipients, abortion clinic closures, thermometer technology, and victims of domestic violence. Then, DeRay sits down with Rep. Maxine Waters to talk about the battles she's facing in D.C. and her hopes for our national...
Published 03/24/20
This week DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss the spread of coronavirus and America's responses regarding law enforcement, prison populations, border enforcement, and the elevated risked to the African-American population. Then, DeRay sits down to discuss COVID-19 with Andy Slavitt, former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under President Obama. Story Links KENS5 - BCSO limiting deputy contact with public in efforts to stall coronavirus spread The...
Published 03/17/20
This week, DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss the remaining Democratic nominees, coronavirus fears, new protest laws, and car repair vouchers distributed by police. Then, Deray sits down with Jessica Pishko, who investigates sheriff abuse of power, and how the system is...
Published 03/10/20
This week DeRay, Clint, and Sam discuss San Francisco's sentencing enhancements, Virginia's child parole, and the voter suppression of Pleasant Grove. Then, DeRay sits down with George Gascón, who is running to be LA's progressive new D.A. in the March 3rd election. Show Notes The Appeal - San Francisco D.A. To Announce Sweeping Changes On Sentencing Policy And Police Stops The Appeal - Virginia Makes All Children Eligible For Parole, A Major Shift For This Punitive State The Guardian - The...
Published 03/03/20
This week DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss the entire list of Democratic candidates ahead of Super Tuesday.  https://burrow.com/PEOPLE https://www.betterhelp.com/start/?go=true&transaction_id=102011f543b6db7cfc943c926e757d&utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=281&utm_medium=Desktop&utm_content=&utm_term=people&not_found=1&gor=start
Published 02/25/20
This week DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss Google's boundary redraws, college loans, the Party of Lincoln, and the Kentucky Derby. Then, DeRay sits down with community Michigan Lt. Gov. Lance Gilchrist to discuss criminal justice reform, tech feedback, and how there is a path forward for...
Published 02/18/20
This week DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss solitary confinement, New York's free college program, prison torture, and the end of Confederate holidays. Then, DeRay sits down with the NFL's Michael Bennett and his wife Pele Bennett to discuss their new podcast, Mouthpeace, which explores sports culture and activism, issues of equity, relationships, and more. Show Notes The Cornell Chronicle - Solitary confinement heightens post-incarceration death risk Apple News - Why New York’s free...
Published 02/11/20
This week DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss Trump's extended travel ban, civil rights statues, birth tourism, and surgical gown shortages. Then, DeRay sits down with community leader Zach Norris to examine our broken mythologies surrounding crime and...
Published 02/04/20
This week DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss Seattle's smartphone voting, Florida's felon fines, Houston's cancer clusters, and criticism of the 1619 Project. Then, DeRay sits down with election specialist Richard L. Hasen to examine frightening gaps in our voting security, regional pockets of governmental incompetence, and why he thinks we're in the midst of democracy's meltdown. Also, please watch Matthew A. Cherry's Oscar-nominated animated short film Hair Love. Show Links The Verge:...
Published 01/28/20
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