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Journalists of color tell you what you’re missing from the mainstream news. Co-hosted by award-winning journalists Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela, IN THE THICK has the conversations about race, identity and politics few people are discussing or want to discuss.

Journalists of color tell you what you’re missing from the mainstream news. Co-hosted by award-winning journalists Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela, IN THE THICK has the conversations about race, identity and politics few people are discussing or want to discuss.

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United States

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Journalists of color tell you what you’re missing from the mainstream news. Co-hosted by award-winning journalists Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela, IN THE THICK has the conversations about race, identity and politics few people are discussing or want to discuss.

Language:

English


Episodes

ITT Crossover: Anything For Selena

1/19/2021
We're taking a little break from the news to share something that our colleagues at Futuro Studios and WBUR have been working hard on. Listen to the first episode of "Anything For Selena," where host Maria Garcia takes us on an intimate journey to understand the cultural significance of Mexican American pop singer Selena Quintanilla's legacy. In episode one, Maria Garcia talks about growing up along the U.S.-Mexico border and how Selena helped her navigate the feeling of being torn between...

Duration:00:33:31

ITT Sound Off: Impeachment 2.0

1/15/2021
Julio and guest co-host Jamilah King, reporter and host of the Mother Jones podcast, talk about the continued threats of white supremacist violence leading up to next week's inauguration and the escalating COVID-19 crisis. They also hear from New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez about Trump's second impeachment and the urgent need for COVID-19 relief — especially for communities of color. ITT Staff Picks: Michael Harriot writes for The Rootwrites Soraya Nadia McDonald in this piece for The...

Duration:00:20:20

Whitelash

1/13/2021
Maria and Julio are back to process last week's events, including the white supremacist violence at the U.S. Capitol. They are joined by ITT All-Star and contributing opinion writer at The New York Times, Wajahat Ali, and national politics reporter for The Boston Globe, Jazmine Ulloa, who was reporting from the Capitol building at the time of the attack. They also hear from Azadeh Shahshahani who is the legal and advocacy director at Project South and co-counsel on a class action lawsuit...

Duration:00:37:02

ITT Sound Off: Capitol Coup

1/8/2021
We are back with the first Sound Off of 2021! Julio is joined by guest co-host Jamilah King, reporter at Mother Jones and host of The Mother Jones Podcast. They process this week's events, including the mob attack by Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol and the Georgia runoff elections. ITT Staff Picks: In his latest for The Atlanticin this piece for The Guardian.in this piece for The New York Times. Photo credit: AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...

Duration:00:19:59

Seditious Senators

1/6/2021
Maria and Julio ring in the new year with two ITT All-Stars! They're joined by Renée Graham, columnist for The Boston Globe, and Terrell J. Starr, senior reporter at The Root and host of the Black Diplomats podcast, to talk about the latest in politics. They get into Donald Trump's ongoing attempts to interfere with the election ahead of the Georgia Senate runoffs, along with the GOP senators aiding his efforts. They also dig into the latest with the coronavirus pandemic and the recent waves...

Duration:00:37:43

2020 Reflections

1/1/2021
Happy New Year fam! Maria and Julio reflect back on 2020 and how we all found joy and hope amidst the pain and intensity of the past year. They revisit some of the top ITT moments from interviewing power couple Wajahat Ali and Dr. Sarah Kureshi about COVID-19 to talking about the history of Black women in America and their legacy of resistance with Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross to reminiscing about our live shows like our last one in Detroit before quarantine set in...and much...

Duration:00:32:22

Protecting Each Other

12/29/2020
To end 2020, Maria and Julio talk with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, epidemiologist and author of "Healing Politics: A Doctor's Journey Into the Heart of our Political Epidemic." They reflect on a year with the coronavirus, how politics and politicians failed us, and how the 2020 election played out in Detroit, Michigan. They also dive into the current healthcare system and what is needed to turn a vaccine into vaccinations. This episode was mixed by Rosana Cabán. ITT Staff Picks: ABC Newsvia...

Duration:00:33:05

Happy Holidays From ITT!

12/25/2020
While Futuro Media is off for winter break, Maria and Julio check in to wish our dearest ITT listeners a safe, loving and peaceful holiday. And remember to stay tuned to your feeds, because fresh episodes will still be dropping in the next week! We'll see you next year, familia. Until then: ¡Nos vemos! Shout out to Jungle Fire whose Jingle Fire song is featured in this message! The same band you hear each week on ITT with their song Comencemos! Music courtesy of Nacional Records. Photo...

Duration:00:03:06

Can’t Deport a Movement

12/22/2020
Maria and Julio are joined by Alina Das, professor at the New York University School of Law, co-director of the NYU Immigrant Rights Clinic, and author of the new book, No Justice In The Shadows: How America Criminalizes Immigrants. They unpack the history of criminalization of Black and Brown immigrant communities and discuss what immigration policies to expect from the Biden-Harris administration. They also talk about the clear intersection between the criminal and immigration systems, and...

Duration:00:34:15

ITT Sound Off: Bah Humbug

12/19/2020
In the last Sound Off of 2020, Maria and Julio get real about the media. They talk about mainstream coverage of Donald Trump and where the news will go from here. They also dig into the latest news on the COVID-19 vaccine and the inequities incarcerated individuals face when it comes to vaccine rollouts. ITT Staff Picks: her interview with Imara Jones on the TransLash podcastvia The 19th.This piece from The Root Photo credit: Rod Lamkey/Pool via AP See acast.com/privacy for privacy...

Duration:00:16:58

The Glass House of Immigration

12/16/2020
This week we're talking about what immigration policy could look like under the incoming Biden-Harris administration. Maria and Julio are joined by immigrant rights activist Erika Andiola, chief advocacy officer for RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) and host of their podcast Homeland Insecurity, and Nana Gyamfi, attorney and executive director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration. They break down the misconception that representational politics...

Duration:00:45:16

ITT Sound Off: Selena

12/12/2020
Maria and Julio dive into some of the biggest stories of the week! They give an update on the latest with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. and talk about how President-elect Joe Biden's latest nominations will impact the current health crisis. They also discuss the latest with the case of Army specialist Vanessa Guillén and give their thoughts on the new Netflix biopic "Selena: The Series." ITT Staff Picks: Julio's latest opinion piece for The Washington PostTina Vasquez's latest piece...

Duration:00:21:57

Georgia Spirit

12/9/2020
With a January special election for two senate seats approaching, this show is all about Georgia. Maria and Julio welcome Aimée Castenell, southeast region communications director for the Working Families Party, and Anjali Enjeti, co-founder of the Georgia chapter of They See Blue, an organization for South Asian Democrats. They talk about who is on the ballot, voter suppression efforts by the GOP, and the multiracial people-powered movements that are turning Georgia blue. ITT Staff...

Duration:00:47:54

ITT Sound Off: Reimagining Our Country

12/4/2020
Maria and Julio dive into the latest in White House political chaos, including Attorney General William Barr's statement that there was no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the election. They also talk about President-elect Biden's transition and the coronavirus surge, especially how COVID-19 is unfolding in Mexico. ITT Staff Picks: Watch the full interview here.for The Atlantic.in this piece for Animal Político. Photo credit: AP Photo/John Minchillo, File See acast.com/privacy for...

Duration:00:20:39

The Fight After

12/2/2020
Maria and Julio welcome Zerlina Maxwell, host of "Zerlina" on Peacock, and Nathalie Baptiste, a reporter with Mother Jones. They talk about the latest on the coronavirus, President-elect Joe Biden's cabinet picks, and the havoc Trump is wreaking in his last days in office. ITT Staff Picks: latest for Mother Jones.in this piece for Latino RebelsProPublica is tracking Photo credit: AP Photo/John Minchillo, File See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:34:33

Revolutionary Love

11/27/2020
Maria and Julio are joined by Valarie Kaur, renowned Sikh activist, civil rights lawyer, and author of the new book See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love. They reflect on Valarie’s activist roots and her experience writing her book. They also discuss America’s history of state-sanctioned violence against communities of color and explore how revolutionary love is a force for justice and a feminist intervention. ITT Staff Picks: for The AtlanticThe Purpose of Power:...

Duration:00:32:28

Normal Sucked Too

11/25/2020
Maria and Julio are joined by co-hosts of ITT's cousin podcast, Politically Re-Active: W. Kamau Bell, stand-up comedian and host and executive producer of the CNN docu-series United Shades of America, and comedian and writer Hari Kondabolu. They unpack the mainstream media’s post-election narrative and COVID-19 inequities. They also dive into the FBI’s 2019 Hate Crime Data and talk about comedy as a tool for social change. This episode was mixed by Rosana Cabán. ITT Staff Picks: in an...

Duration:00:38:58

ITT Sound Off: Political Crises

11/20/2020
Maria and Julio give an update on America’s political crisis and discuss Republican efforts to stall the transition. They also talk about the political crisis in Peru and hear from special guest Ana Lucía Mosquera Rosado about what organizing in Peru looks like. Plus, they look at the latest with the COVID-19 pandemic. ITT Staff Picks: writes David E. Sanger for The New York TimesIn the latest podcast for Latino Rebelsshares five takeaways Photo credit: AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd See...

Duration:00:20:38

Change Will Come

11/18/2020
Julio is joined by guest co-host Jamilah King. They talk with ITT All-Stars Andrea González-Ramírez, senior writer at GEN by Medium, and Dr. Christina Greer, associate professor of political science at Fordham University and co-host of the podcast FAQ NYC, on the Biden-Harris transition, their upcoming administration's policies, and Puerto Rico’s election results. They also discuss the latest on the coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement. ITT Staff Picks: In his latest...

Duration:00:46:55

ITT Sound Off: America Showed Up

11/13/2020
Maria and Julio discuss the Republican Party's efforts to undermine the election results. They also give updates on the Biden-Harris transition process and the country’s COVID-19 surge. ITT Staff Picks writes Ibram X. Kendi for The AtlanticIn an op-ed for The Washington Postvia NPR Photo credit: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:18:45