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Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from Sam Sinyangwe, Kaya Henderson, and De’Ara Balenger. Then he sits down for deep conversations with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders. New episodes every Tuesday.

Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from Sam Sinyangwe, Kaya Henderson, and De’Ara Balenger. Then he sits down for deep conversations with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders. New episodes every Tuesday.

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Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from Sam Sinyangwe, Kaya Henderson, and De’Ara Balenger. Then he sits down for deep conversations with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders. New episodes every Tuesday.

Language:

English


Episodes

Write It Down (with Baynard Woods and Brandon Soderberg)

9/22/2020
DeRay, De'Ara, Sam and Kaya dive into recent overlooked news including child care, income inequality, dental service, and who Biden would appoint to the Supreme Court. Johnetta Elzie joins again to update us about developments around the current protests. Then, DeRay chats with Baynard Woods and Brandon Soderberg about their new book "I Got a Monster: The Rise and Fall of America's Most Corrupt Police Squad" and what it uncovered about Baltimore's Gun Trace Task Force. Links: DeRay:...

Duration:01:18:24

Showing Up To Fight Fires (with Gregory Washington)

9/15/2020
DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara, and Sam dive into recent overlooked news including Black veganism, California's inmate firefighters, a Georgia co-op town, and self-care. Then, DeRay chats with Gregory Washington, President of George Mason University, to discuss the new reality of re-opening schools and the launch of new anti-racism policies. Links: DeRay De'Ara Kaya Sam Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:55:06

The Odds Are Stacked (with Julián Castro)

9/8/2020
DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara, and Sam dive into recent overlooked news including coronavirus test delays, Trump cancelling racial sensitivity training, Miami-Dade's cyberattacks, and Pasco County's pre-crime program. Johnetta Elzie joins again to update us about developments around the current protests. Then, DeRay chats with Julián Castro about his new podcast "Our America" and where he thinks the country is headed. Links: DeRay De'Ara Kaya Sam Banter "Our America" podcast Learn more about your ad...

Duration:01:00:21

Get a Change of Scenery (with Kimberley Motley)

9/1/2020
DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara, and Sam dive into recent overlooked news including Iowa's voter suppression, national standards for police training, curfew laws, and Chadwick Boseman's thoughts on the pain of being young, gifted, and Black. Johnetta Elzie joins again to update us about developments around the current protests. Then, DeRay chats with human rights attorney and activist Kimberley Motley about police violence and the latest tragedy in Wisconsin. Links: DeRay De'Ara Kaya Sam Learn more...

Duration:01:23:27

Everybody, Get A Therapist

8/25/2020
DeRay, Sam, Kaya, and De'Ara dive into recent overlooked news including H.P. Lovecraft's racism, Tennessee law, mortality rates, and hospital lawsuits. Johnetta Elzie joins again to discuss the national protests. Then, DeRay is joined by Dr. Nzinga Harrison of the "In Recovery" podcast about how companies can become anti-racist without re-traumatizing Black employees. Links: DeRay De'Ara Kaya Sam Nzinga In Recovery podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:58:33

[Check This Out] The Untold Story: Policing

8/21/2020
Take a listen to the first two episodes of DeRay's, Sam and Netta’s new project. The Untold Story: Policing is a four-part podcast series from Campaign Zero and Lemonada Media. Join host and actor Jay Ellis (Insecure, Top Gun: Maverick, Mrs. America) on his mission: to demystify police union contracts, separate truth from fiction, and deliver some concrete steps that can end violent police misconduct across the United States. You can binge the entire season wherever you get your podcasts....

Duration:00:55:18

Swing State Stress (with Ben Wikler)

8/18/2020
DeRay, Sam, Kaya, and De'Ara dive into recent overlooked news including HBCUs joining Esports, streaming DNC, mental health in a pandemic, and Burundi's reparations. Johnetta Elzie joins again to update us about developments around the current protests. Then, DeRay chats with Ben Wikler, chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, to discuss the fight over one of 2020's most important swing states. Links: DeRay:...

Duration:01:15:18

Scams, Unraveling and Advice (with Jaime Primak Sullivan)

8/11/2020
DeRay, Sam, Kaya, and De'Ara dive into recent overlooked news including ad scams, Iowa voting rights, Joe Arpaio, and the unraveling of America. Johnetta Elzie joins again to update us about developments around the current protests. Then, DeRay is joined by Jaime Primak Sullivan host of the "Tell Me What to Do" answer listener questions together. Links: Deray De'Ara Kaya Sam Tell Me What to Do with Jaime Primak Sullivan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:06:30

Go Where The Love Is (with Zo Orchingwa and Emma Gray)

8/4/2020
DeRay, De'Ara, Kaya, and Sam dive into recent overlooked news including teachers' unions, police discipline records, election delays, and facial recognition. Johnetta Elzie joins again to update us about developments around the current protests. Then, DeRay sits down with representatives from Ameelio; the nonprofit that allows families to communicate with incarcerated populations. Deray De'Ara Kaya Sam Ameelio Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:06:05

On the Ground in Portland (with Sarah Iannarone)

7/28/2020
DeRay, De'Ara, Kaya, and Sam dive into recent overlooked news including food insecurity, voting rights for ex-felons, election polling, and pandemic learning pods. Johnetta Elzie joins again to update us about developments around the current protests. Then, DeRay sits down with Sarah Iannarone, who is running for mayor in Portland, to discuss the police-state response in that city. News links: DeRay Kaya Sam De'Ara Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:16:42

A National Reckoning (with Elise Buik)

7/21/2020
DeRay, Sam, De'Ara, and Kaya dive into recent overlooked news including anti-vaxxers, reparations, CDC pandemic data, and Candace Valenzuela's run for Congress. Johnetta Elzie joins again to update us about developments around the current protests. Then, DeRay sits down with Elise Buik to discover what the United Way is doing to fight new heights in homelessness amid a pandemic. News links: DeRay Kaya Sam De'Ara Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:14:41

Will Schools Reopen? (with Sonja Santelises)

7/14/2020
DeRay, De'Ara, Kaya, and Sam dive into recent overlooked news including 'no knock' warrants, coroner elections, Oklahoma's Supreme Court decision, and foreign coronavirus responses. Johnetta Elzie joins again to update us about developments around the current protests. Then, Kaya sits down with Baltimore public schools' CEO Sonja Santelises to discuss the issues facing schools as reopening looms on the horizon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:17:38

We've Been Here Before (with Mary Kay Henry)

7/7/2020
DeRay, Sam, De'Ara, and Kaya dive into recent overlooked news, including judicial misconduct, cultural quilting, the blockades of homeschooling, and racism in property tax assessments. Johnetta Elzie joins again to update us about developments around the current protests. Then, DeRay connects with Mary Kay Henry to discuss the work the Service Employees International Union is doing to protect workers and inspire new voters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:09:51

The Blackest State (with Soledad O'Brien)

6/30/2020
DeRay, Sam, De'Ara, and Kaya tackle this week’s overlooked news, including poisoned baby powder, DC statehood, major strides in police reform, and school reopening issues. DeRay chats again with Johnetta Elzie about the current protest climate. Then, DeRay connects with journalist Soledad O'Brien, to discuss her new podcast and how race shapes our reception of media. DeRay: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/23/health/baby-powder-cancer.html?referringSource=articleShare De'Ara:...

Duration:01:19:07

What Comes Next (with Joanna Schwartz)

6/23/2020
DeRay and Sam are joined by Kaya Henderson and De'Ara Balenger, new Pod Save the People news crew members. They discuss LA evictions, climate change impact on pregnancy, immigration policy, and defunding police foundations. DeRay chats with Johnetta Elzie about the current protest climate. Finally, DeRay speaks with Joanna Schwartz, about police data and what the future of fixing our country looks like. Links: DeRay:...

Duration:01:13:23

We Deserve Better (with Angie & June Provost)

6/16/2020
This week DeRay sits down with Black farmers Angie & June Provost to talk about their unique experiences and challenges, including racist limitations, Then, DeRay connects to Amy Kennedy, who is running for Congress in NJ, about widening the historical tent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:05:00

What Science Says About Police (with John Rappaport)

6/9/2020
This week DeRay sits down with John Rappaport, a law professor and research scholar examining criminal procedures in the justice system. They discuss Rappaport's findings regarding police misconduct and the effects of police behavior on communities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:48:26

Keep the Fight (with Justine Barron and Amelia McDonell-Parry)

6/2/2020
This week DeRay, Brittany, Sam, and Clint discuss the murder of George Floyd and the protests around the nation. Then, DeRay sits down with Justine Barron and Amelia McDonell-Parry, who have been researching the death and cover-up of Freddie Gray, which just hit a five-year anniversary. To take further action, visit Campaign Zero’s curated resources here: bit.ly/CZImmediateAction Bombas.com/PEOPLE http://votesaveamerica.com/adopt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:07:32

Engage In Joy (with Dr. Nzinga Harrison)

5/26/2020
This week DeRay, Brittany, Sam, and Clint discuss police accountability, city funding, the data on social distancing, and the history of marijuana. Then, DeRay sits down with Dr. Nzinga Harrison of the new podcast "In Recovery" from Lemonada Media. Harrison examines the effects of coronavirus on addiction and recovery. http://michiganlawreview.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/117MichLRev635_Woods.pdf...

Duration:01:14:36

Common Language of Emotions (with Mehrsa Baradaran)

5/19/2020
This week DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss Ohio's hacker protest, prisoner connectivity apps, Africa's coronavirus response, and the stats on how Black Democratic voters are changing. Then, DeRay sits down with Mehrsa Baradaran to evaluate all of the ethnic groups that were ignored in the first round of stimulus promotion, and what we need to make sure we include in the second round. Show Notes Ohio and their efforts to eliminate workers receiving unemployment thwarted by a hacker...

Duration:01:11:11