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First Amendment Protections and Press Attacks

First Amendment Protections and Press Attacks

September 14, 2020

What does the right to free press protect? What’s the difference between illegal and unethical attacking of the press? Suzanne Nossel, Chief Executive Officer of the leading human rights and free expression organization, PEN America joins us to discuss the threats to free press and the importance of defending speech rights.

 

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David Cay Johnston on Donald Trump: Unfit for Leadership

David Cay Johnston on Donald Trump: Unfit for Leadership

August 31, 2020

Why is this president different from past presidents, and how is democracy under threat due to this presidency? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and investigative journalist, David Cay Johnston, joins us to discuss the issues of the Trump presidency. 

 

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Seriously Trump Series Trailer

Seriously Trump Series Trailer

August 17, 2020

Join us every week leading up to November 3rd for a deep dive into all of the seriously political moments from the past four years. Scholars and organizations from across the country share what they've been tracking about the current administration and what you need know about the upcoming election.

 

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Capital Punishment: Flawed and Discriminatory

Capital Punishment: Flawed and Discriminatory

August 3, 2020

What role does race play in capital punishment in the United States? Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center, Robert Dunham, joins us to sort through the facts of the death penalty in the U.S. Robert has served as a leading capital appellate lawyer in Pennsylvania, and shared how race, innocence, and geography are all culprits in a flawed criminal punishment system. 

 

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Who Profits from Police Violence?

Who Profits from Police Violence?

July 20, 2020

How is Wall Street involved in police brutality settlements? Maurice B.P. Weeks, Co-Executive Director of the Action Center on Race and Economy, joins us to explain how taxpayers foot the bill for police misconduct and how big banks accumulate millions of dollars in interest for issuing police brutality bonds. 

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Monuments to White Supremacy, Not Southern Pride

Monuments to White Supremacy, Not Southern Pride

July 6, 2020

Why do we have monuments celebrating the people who rebelled against their own country? It’s been estimated that over half of the confederate statues erected in courthouse squares were erected between 1902 and 1912, well after the Civil  War. Dr. Eric Foner, a notable professor, and historian joins us this week as we explain how, why, and when confederate statues and symbols have come to populate the American landscape.

 

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Personality Wins with Merrick Rosenberg

Personality Wins with Merrick Rosenberg

June 29, 2020

Merrick Rosenberg has discovered a pattern that demonstrates the power of personality in presidential campaigns. This pattern is so consistent, it has held strong for 22 consecutive elections going all the way back to 1932. Using this original model, Merrick can predict how the Democratic candidate will perform against Donald Trump in November. Merrick and Quay talk through our most recent Presidential elections to uncover what we can expect in the fall. 

 

His book, Personality Wins: Who Will Take the White House and How We Know will be available everywhere on July 7th. 

 

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More Arrests, Fewer Owners. POCs & Cannabis

More Arrests, Fewer Owners. POCs & Cannabis

June 22, 2020

How are black Americans targeted in drug sentencing? How has American policing and sentencing excluded Black people from the cannabis industry? Chris Miller, Global Activism Manager at Ben and Jerry’s joins us this week to explain why new cannabis legislation is essential not only to answer those questions but for creating a more just and equitable cannabis world in the future.

 

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#PodcastersForJustice How to Vote

#PodcastersForJustice How to Vote

June 8, 2020

In this Seriously America MiniCast, we join our fellow #PodcastersForJustice. These abbreviated episodes provide you with information to create immediate, actionable change in our society. Host Quay Garrett Emmons walks you through casting a timely, informed, and necessary vote. 

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#PodcastersForJustice How to Review a Budget

#PodcastersForJustice How to Review a Budget

June 8, 2020

In this Seriously America MiniCast, we join our fellow #PodcastersForJustice. These abbreviated episodes provide you with information to create immediate, actionable change. In this episode, host Taylor Carnes offers tangible action items to locate, examine, and contest important city budgets.

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