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View Point with Bakari Sellers

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Bakari has a commanding presence, a national following, and most importantly, a keen interest in the intersection of race, politics and social justice. “ViewPoint" adds to the national conversation by introducing listeners to emerging voices of the day on a number of hot button topics ranging from the future of Democratic politics in the South to the role of #blacklivesmatter in the Age of Trump. “ViewPoint" will be intentional about providing a platform for diverse voices and unusual suspects -- ranging from Paul Finebaum and Johnetta Elzie to Charlamagne the God and Secretary Hillary Clinton -- giving listeners a candid take on the issues of the day without the spin or the talking points.

Bakari has a commanding presence, a national following, and most importantly, a keen interest in the intersection of race, politics and social justice. “ViewPoint" adds to the national conversation by introducing listeners to emerging voices of the day on a number of hot button topics ranging from the future of Democratic politics in the South to the role of #blacklivesmatter in the Age of Trump. “ViewPoint" will be intentional about providing a platform for diverse voices and unusual suspects -- ranging from Paul Finebaum and Johnetta Elzie to Charlamagne the God and Secretary Hillary Clinton -- giving listeners a candid take on the issues of the day without the spin or the talking points.
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Bakari has a commanding presence, a national following, and most importantly, a keen interest in the intersection of race, politics and social justice. “ViewPoint" adds to the national conversation by introducing listeners to emerging voices of the day on a number of hot button topics ranging from the future of Democratic politics in the South to the role of #blacklivesmatter in the Age of Trump. “ViewPoint" will be intentional about providing a platform for diverse voices and unusual suspects -- ranging from Paul Finebaum and Johnetta Elzie to Charlamagne the God and Secretary Hillary Clinton -- giving listeners a candid take on the issues of the day without the spin or the talking points.

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English


Episodes

ViewPoint Takeover - EXCLUSIVE Run Like A Girl sneak peak

8/22/2018
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"Last year we marched. This year we run!" On today's special episode of ViewPoint, Bakari sits down with Donna Fazzari and Tracy Fraim from Run Like A Girl, an all-new female-centric political podcast launching Thursday August 23rd! A day before the show's official launch, ViewPoint features an exclusive first-listen of the Run Like A Girl season premier episode 'What's Old Is New Again'! Hear Tracy's full conversation with Deb Haalnd--Democratic candidate for New Mexico's 1st...

Duration:00:42:53

Ep 32 - Bobby Scott member of the US House Of Representatives for the 3rd district of Virginia

8/6/2018
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Bobby Scott, Ranking Member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce in the US House of Representatives calls in to talk reform in higher education, crime prevention, social service, and workforce issues. Mr. Scott discusses why he tries to be above "slogans and soundbites" and how leaving marijuana enforcement to the states should be a key issue for Democrats in order to make a difference in crime policy and mandatory minimum sentencing.

Duration:00:40:22

Ep 31 - Julián Castro

7/31/2018
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On this week's episode of ViewPoint, Bakari chats with Julián Castro, former Mayor of San Antonio and secretary of Housing and Urban Development. They discuss the path Castro took into public life, why being a mayor means getting the job done, and his potential run for the Democratic ticket in 2020.

Duration:00:37:22

Ep 30 - Jeffrey Toobin plus Stonewall Community Foundation’s Jarrett Lucas

6/20/2018
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On today's episode of ViewPoint, we chat with one of the country’s brightest legal minds: Jeffrey Toobin. “Did OJ do it?”, Trump, and the courts are all discussed. And--in honor of Pride month--Bakari picks up our on-going feature 'Voices' in a conversation with Jarrett Lucas, Executive Director of the Stonewall Community Foundation.

Duration:00:42:24

Exclusive Archives: Stacey Abrams

5/22/2018
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Back in Oct 2017, Bakari Sellers invited Stacey Abrams to #ViewPoint. He actually predicts this moment for Georgia. Give it a listen! Learn a little more about this historic leader here.

Duration:00:16:15

Ep 29 – S. Carolina Democratic Gubernatorial Special

5/17/2018
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On this week’s special episode of ViewPoint, Bakari speaks with all three candidates for South Carolina’s June 12 Democratic primary; Marguerite Willis, Phil Noble, and James Smith each discuss why they are the right choice for South Carolina Democrats. Topics include: impacting low-income communities, rural economic development, education reform along the “Corridor Of Shame”, and how they plan on engaging “infrequent voters”.

Duration:01:09:27

Ep 28 - Deval Patrick

5/10/2018
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Bakari sits down with the 71st Governor of Massachusetts. Thanks to our sponsor: https://thrivemarket.com/landing/tmhome/

Duration:00:43:34

Ep 27 - Jordan Klepper (Live from NYC Podfest 2018)

4/19/2018
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Bakari sits down with host of The Opposition (Comedy Central), Jordan Klepper... for a "live" NYC Podfest event! https://twitter.com/jordanklepper Thanks to our new sponsor: https://www.simplecontacts.com/viewpoint

Duration:00:41:05

Ep 26 - Jason Kander

4/10/2018
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Bakari invites Jason Kander on to share his ViewPoint! Jason David Kander is an American attorney and politician. A Democrat, he was elected Secretary of State of Missouri in 2012, serving from 2013–17. He had previously served as a state representative in the Missouri House of Representatives. https://twitter.com/JasonKander Thanks to our sponsors! https://thrivemarket.com/landing/home8/ https://sunbasket.com

Duration:00:40:54

Ep 25 - Vi Lyles

3/28/2018
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Bakari invites the Mayor of Charlotte, NC to ViewPoint! Viola Alexander Lyles is an American politician serving as the 59th and current mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, since 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Lyles was a member of the Charlotte City Council before taking office as mayor. https://twitter.com/CLTMayor Thanks to our sponsor: https://thrivemarket.com

Duration:00:29:49

Ep 24 - Symone Sanders

3/20/2018
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Bakari talks with political strategist and CNN regular, Symone Sanders. Symone D. Sanders is an American who served as national press secretary for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, during the Bernie Sanders Presidential campaign, 2016. She is a Democratic strategist and political commentator on CNN We thank our sponsor! https://sunbasket.com

Duration:00:34:22

Ep 23 - Nia-Malika Henderson

3/12/2018
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Bakari invites Nia-Malika Henderson to Episode 23! Nia is a senior political reporter for CNN. She reports broadly on the 2016 campaign for CNN's digital and television platforms, with a special focus on identity politics — exploring the dynamics of demographics, race and religion, and reporting on the groups of people who help shape national elections. Thanks to our sponsors! https://try.sunbasket.com/organic/?offer=A-PODCAST35&utm_source=sellers https://thrivemarket.com/partner/bakari

Duration:00:41:44

Ep 22 - Marva Smalls

3/5/2018
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As we move from Black History Month to Women's History Month, Bakari has a very special guest who is well worth listening to! Marva Smalls is Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, and Chief of Staff for the Nickelodeon Group and Executive Vice President of Global Inclusion Strategy for Viacom. Smalls has more than three decades of leadership experience in the public and private sectors. Sponsor: https://try.sunbasket.com/organic/?offer=A-PODCAST35&utm_source=sellers

Duration:00:44:51

2018 NYC Podfest / ViewPoint 'Live" with Bakari Sellers (Radio Promo)

2/21/2018
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See ViewPoint "Live" with Bakari Sellers in NYC! Sunday, April 8 at 10:30AM Abrons Arts Center, Playhouse Theater 466 Grand Street New York, NY 10002 F/M to Delancey/Essex; B/D to Grand St.; M14A to Pitt St. Tickets online: 2018 nyc podfest ticektes

Duration:00:01:00

Ep 21 - Reverend Jesse Jackson

2/13/2018
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Sponsor: Sunbasket https://try.sunbasket.com/organic/?offer=A-PODCAST35&utm_source=sellers Bakari has an insighful conversation with the one and only, Jesse Jackson. Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. (born Jesse Louis Burns; October 8, 1941) is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. He is the founder of the...

Duration:00:30:27

Ep 20 - Cleveland Sellers

2/5/2018
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On his 20th episode, Bakari sits down in-studio with his father, Cleveland Sellers. Their bond is obvious and powerful. This intimate conversation not only offers a first-hand account of the civil rights movement from an amazingly brave activist who was there, but also serves as the passing of the torch from a father to his son. Cleveland Sellers, Jr. is an American educator and veteran civil rights activist. During the Civil Rights Movement, Sellers helped lead the Student Nonviolent...

Duration:01:02:21

Ep 19 - Van Jones

1/30/2018
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Sponsor: https://sunbasket.com Bakari has an in-depth conversation with one of his great friends, Van Jones. Van Jones is an American news commentator, author, and non-practicing attorney. He is a co-founder of several nonprofit organizations, including the Dream Corps, a "social justice accelerator" that operates three advocacy initiatives. He is the author of The Green Collar Economy, Rebuild the Dream, and Beyond The Messy Truth... ranking as New York Times bestselling books. He is a...

Duration:00:38:27

Ep 18 - Nina Turner

1/23/2018
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Bakari invites Nina Turner on #ViewPoint to talk about life and politics. A must listen! https://twitter.com/ninaturner Nina Turner is an American politician from the State of Ohio. Turner, a Democrat, served as a member of the Ohio State Senate from 2008 to 2014, and was elected to be the chamber’s Minority Whip in the 129th General Assembly.

Duration:00:47:01

Ep 17 - Eric Holder

1/16/2018
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In this episode, Bakari sits down with former Attorney General, Eric Holder. Eric Himpton Holder Jr. (born January 21, 1951) is an American attorney who served as the 82nd Attorney General of the United States from 2009 to 2015. Holder, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama, was the first African American to hold the position of U.S. Attorney General (in both a confirmed and acting position) Sponsor: https://sunbasket.com

Duration:00:42:19

Next Episode / 60 Promo - Eric Holder

1/11/2018
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Bakari sits down with former Attorney General, Eric Holder.

Duration:00:00:59