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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.
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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.

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Season 2: Rep. John Lewis

10/31/2017
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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: Deray Mckesson

10/31/2017
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DeRay Mckesson, a leading Black Lives Matter activist and host of Pod Save the People, joins White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez and Congressional correspondent Bill Douglas to discuss the future of BLM, working as political insider vs. outside, and criticism that he’s more of an “actorvist” than activist.

Duration: 00:28:14


Season 2: Larry Wilmore

10/31/2017
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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: W. Kamau Bell

10/31/2017
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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: Symone Sanders

10/31/2017
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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: Rep. Nanette Barragán

10/31/2017
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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: Malika Bilal

10/31/2017
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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: Leon Fresco

10/31/2017
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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
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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 6: April Ryan

5/10/2017
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On this week’s episode, April Ryan, Washington Bureau Chief for American Urban Radio Networks — and the National Association of Black Journalists 2017 Journalist of the Year — joins White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez and Congressional correspondent Bill Douglas to discuss diversity in the White House press corps, her “off the record” dinner with then-President Bill Clinton, and “‘black’ questions” that make the Donald Trump administration uncomfortable.

Duration: 00:30:05


Episode 4: Rep. Luis Gutiérrez

4/27/2017
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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


Welcome to Majority Minority

4/2/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:00:57