Majority Minority-logo

Majority Minority

News & Politics Podcasts >

From McClatchy's Washington bureau, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez and Congressional correspondent Bill Douglas sit down each week with lawmakers, administration officials, and others inside the halls of power to discuss the rising and evolving influence of people of color in Washington, and what that means for everyone else. Season 1 debuts April 6.

From McClatchy's Washington bureau, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez and Congressional correspondent Bill Douglas sit down each week with lawmakers, administration officials, and others inside the halls of power to discuss the rising and evolving influence of people of color in Washington, and what that means for everyone else. Season 1 debuts April 6.
More Information

Location:

Washington, DC

Description:

From McClatchy's Washington bureau, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez and Congressional correspondent Bill Douglas sit down each week with lawmakers, administration officials, and others inside the halls of power to discuss the rising and evolving influence of people of color in Washington, and what that means for everyone else. Season 1 debuts April 6.

Language:

English


Episodes

Stacey Abrams on black president

4/26/2018
More
With Eric Holder and Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris possibly joining the 2020 race for president, the question remains: Can Democrats win without a person of color on the ticket. We reach out to Stacey Abrams, Georgia's primary gubernatorial candidate for a look at what works for Americans today.

Duration:00:38:05

Pot boom leaves people of color behind

4/20/2018
More
The legal pot boom doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon with $9 billion in profits in 2017 alone. Hosts Franco Ordonez and Bill Douglas talk to D.C. ganjapreneur Lisa Scott about the obstacles people of color face in the legal pot industry. Then, Florida House Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith talks about the state's long journey to medical marijuana and beyond. Stay tuned on Majority Minority.

Duration:00:28:37

Unpacking the unlikely Syrian-American support for President Trump

4/13/2018
More
A chemical attack in Douma, Syria has left many dead, including children. On this week's episode of Majority Minority, Neda Kadri from Humans 4 Humanity and Mohamad Al Bardan of the American Relief Coalition for Syria talk about President Donald Trump's surprising tweet about missile strikes in response and warnings that Russia should not interfere. But what policy is needed to save Syria and will the U.S. help? Stay tuned on Majority Minority.

Duration:00:23:33

Sacramento's top cop on police bias and Stephon Clark

4/5/2018
More
Stephon Clark was on the phone in his grandmother's backyard when he was shot eight times by Sacramento police. The city's police chief, Daniel Hahn, speaks to Franco Ordoñez and Bill Douglas about the challenges his community is facing after weeks of protests and calls for justice.

Duration:00:29:20

Census controversy and civil rights

3/30/2018
More
The Trump administration announced it will add a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census. Hosts Bill Douglas and Franco Ordonez examine how the question is tied to civil rights and immigration with West Sacramento Mayor Chris Cabaldon, NALEO's Arturo Vargas, the Heritage Foundation's Mike Gonzalez, and the Miami Herald's Leonard Pitts Jr.

Duration:00:35:19

What happens after the March for Our Lives?

3/23/2018
More
The March for Our Lives kicks off Saturday in Washington, D.C., alongside hundreds of sibling marches worldwide this weekend. In our third season debut, Majority Minority welcomes 16-year-old Alfonso Calderon, survivor of the Parkland shooting, and Rie’Onna Holman, a 15-year-old student from Chicago's south side to discuss the impact of gun violence on their lives. Then, Dr. Rudy Crew, president of Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, discusses how teens (and adults) can move #NeverAgain...

Duration:00:31:20

Season 2: Rep. John Lewis

11/1/2017
More
Rep. John Lewis, the last living speaker from the 1963 March on Washington, talks to White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez and Congressional correspondent Bill Douglas about the state of the civil rights movement, what to do with Confederate monuments, and why he believes Donald Trump isn’t a “legitimate” president.

Duration:00:26:27

Season 2: Symone Sanders

11/1/2017
More
Symone Sanders, former Bernie Sanders presidential campaign press secretary, talks to White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez and Congressional correspondent Bill Douglas about being a black woman in a mostly white political progressive world, and her regular on-air dust-ups with conservatives on CNN.

Duration:00:29:51

Season 2: Malika Bilal

11/1/2017
More
Malika Bilal, co-host of Al Jazeera English's “The Stream,” talks to White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez and Congressional correspondent Bill Douglas about being one of the first American news anchors to wear a hijab, and the challenges of being a cultural ambassador for the Muslim community.

Duration:00:29:10

Season 2: W. Kamau Bell

11/1/2017
More
Comedian W. Kamau Bell, host of CNN’s “United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell” and co-host of the podcast Politically Re-Active, tells White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez and Congressional correspondent Bill Douglas about using comedy as a tool for activism, hanging with the Klan, and the need for whites to “cape up” against racial injustice.

Duration:00:28:07

Season 2: Larry Wilmore

11/1/2017
More
Larry Wilmore, former host of Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” joins White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez and Congressional correspondent Bill Douglas to talk about his new podcast Black on the Air, his journey into political comedy and the challenge of writing jokes about President Donald Trump.

Duration:00:25:49

Season 2: Rep. Nanette Barragán

11/1/2017
More
Rep. Nanette Barragán, D-Ca., the youngest of 11 children born to Mexican immigrants, opens up to White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez and Congressional correspondent Bill Douglas about her large extended family, and the expectation some members have that she can fix our broken immigration system.

Duration:00:26:24

Season 2: Leon Fresco

11/1/2017
More
Leon Fresco, a former senior Justice Department official under President Obama, joins White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez and Congressional correspondent Bill Douglas to talk about being a real-life “Michael Clayton,” working as fixer for companies who need someone to navigate the Washington bureaucracy behind closed doors.

Duration:00:30:01

Welcome to Season 2

10/29/2017
More
Sit down with us as we talk to the people of color changing the face of Washington. Guests this season include Rep. John Lewis, the last living speaker from the 1963 March on Washington; Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson; Symone Sanders, former Bernie Sanders presidential campaign press secretary; Emmy Award-winning comedian W. Kamau Bell; Larry Wilmore, the former host of “The Nightly Show;” and many more. Season 2 debuts Nov. 2 with McClatchy co-hosts White House correspondent...

Duration:00:01:15

Episode 4: Rep. Luis Gutiérrez

4/27/2017
More
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), now in his 25th year in Congress, joins White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez and Congressional correspondent Bill Douglas to discuss his path from Chicago to Puerto Rico to the Capitol, his reflections on identifying as “American,” and how he came to call then-President Obama the “Deporter in Chief.”

Duration:00:19:30