Nerding Out
Dec
16
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In-depth: 2015’s year in fear & power

Criminologist Attorney Brian Levin says it’s time for leaders to “respond to our legitimate fears” when recapping power shifts in the year 2015. Alexander Heffner and Christina Greer agree that both foreign and domestic attacks on America should be labeled terrorism.

How 2015’s power in the people got results
What worked in 2015? Power in the people proved accountable

Fight for 15, Black Lives Matter.. “These mainstream trends are here to stay” says CNBC Features Editor Heesun Wee. Color of Change Exec. Dir. Rashad Robinson dives into the difference between presence and power, preaching momentum that holds governments & corporations accountable.

Nice to meet you, 2016. Here’s our wish list..

MSNBC’s Dorian Warren highlights 2015 milestones before introducing his team’s wishes for the new year.

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Nerding Out
Dec
2
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Poor, tired black seamstress? Not Rosa Parks.

Sixty years later and we’re still discussing a woman who refused to give up her bus seat. How much do you know about Rosa Parks and the precedent-setting activism that followed?

Mayor re-election & year-late footage. Timing?

Too coincidental that the long-delayed release of a damning dashcam video comes during Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s re-election bid? Chicago native and Boston Globe Reporter Astead Herndon questions it along with “who’s next” to lose public trust inside Chicago PD.

America’s progressive activism, then & now

Micah White, Co-creator of Occupy Wall Street, says the main difference between grassroots social movements of the early 1950’s and today is the lack of leaders like Rosa Parks and MLK paving the way. “Means and ideas have become today’s leaders.”

Weight of the words “conservative activism”

“Political battles are culture battles, says William F. Buckley, Jr. back in the 60’s.” Ann Scheidler, VP of Pro-Life Action League and Alexandra Petri of The Washington Post tackle the word “conservative” when talking American activism then and now.

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Nerding Out
Nov
18
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Paris Attacks: How the world’s responding

MSNBC’s Dorian Warren surfaces both world unity and backlash during the few days post-terrorist attack in Paris, France.

World’s climate of fear “not a new problem”

Akshaya Kumar, Human Rights Watch Deputy UN Dir., says Paris is an idealized city - hence taking the spotlight from Beirut attacks. Gabor Rona, Int’l Legal Director for Human Rights First, calls Isis “weak”, saying they’re resorting to terrorism because they have no options.

Study: Link between climate change & violence

Is Bernie Sanders onto something? Solomon Hsiang, Assoc. Prof. of Public Policy at Univ. of California, Berkeley goes in-depth on “key ingredients” between climate change and violence, specifically in Syria.

Comedian Amer Zahr “provocative is not funny”

Arab-American comedian/commentator Amer Zahr considers the most recent Charlie Hebdo/Paris Attacks cover provocative- not funny. Zahr talks importance of comedy as a counter to terror saying, “We point out the absurdity of what’s happening to us; our first job is to make people laugh.”

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Nerding Out
Nov
6
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“I’m excited to be a part of South Carolina’s change”

College senior Adarrell Gadsden sat on-stage during the Democratic Forum in South Carolina because he’s an undecided voter. What would sway his opinion? A candidate truly interested in what’s affecting African Americans.

“I don’t get to vote, but I still have a voice”

Sara De Oliveira, Winthrop University junior on a French horn scholarship, advocates for immigration reform as she works toward one day becoming Secretary of State. “The face of immigration is millennials.”

Student "South not aggressive republicanism"

Hillary Clinton is the “practical” vote, says Winthrop University senior Caroline Lankford post-Democratic Presidential Forum. The Political Science Honor Society VP says “It’s not a 100-percent sweep for Republicans” in South Carolina.

College RA on dorm atmosphere & ‘16 Election

Corrina Brown, Winthrop University junior, was most surprised by Bernie Sanders’ civil rights record at the Democratic Forum saying “I connect to him in some way.” The Resident Assistant describes, firsthand, how the political landscape of freshmen change over 4 years in college.

“I didn’t expect to relate” to Dem. Forum

First semester freshman Jacob Smith says being exposed to the various political views of college students has been “a culture rush” coming from a very conservative family. Smith, a volunteer usher, said O’Malley’s forum charisma had the crowd in agreement with his points.

SC black voters can "move needle" for Sanders

'The Winthrop Poll' director Scott Huffmon says this is “Hillary Clinton country” as poll results show 80 percent of South Carolina Democratic likely voters in favor of Hillary Clinton to just 8 percent in favor of Bernie Sanders. What can move the needle? Sanders introducing himself to black voters.

Iowa and NH "racially homogeneous”

Political Science & African American Studies Program Director, Adolphus Belk, says as much attention as Iowa and New Hampshire get- they’re racially homogeneous states. Belk addresses the most loyal constituency to the Democratic Party as black women voters.

History of South Carolina's ‘strategic’ primary electorate

Winthrop Univ. U.S. state and local government Professor John Holder informs us of South Carolina’s Republican importance, reminding that the "Winner of South Carolina's Republican Primary went on to win the nomination in every election from 1980 to 2008."

The enthusiasm gap, “alive and well” in SC

Gilda Cobb-Hunter, DNC Southern Caucus Chairwoman, says there’s something lost in the translation with Senator Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley organizing around communities of color. “It’s not going to another candidate, it’s staying home. People will say “I’m not sure there’s anything to vote for.”

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Nerding Out
Oct
28
11:00am11:00am

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What if? Democratic Socialist edition

MSNBC’s Nerding Out team pretends they’re running a democratic socialist nation. Find out who’s happy and who’s not alongside host Dorian Warren.

Sanders’ strength? Millennials back socialism

Joseph Schwartz dissects Senator Bernie Sanders’ plan of extending democracy from its political sphere into an economic sphere. Gar Alperovitz, Fmr. U.S. House of Representatives Legislative Dir., describes the motive as “progressive liberalism, almost populism.”

Dog Whistle Politics are reinventing racism

Author Ian Haney-López explains why dog whistling in politics is reinventing racism as presidential hopefuls send messages inaudible on one level and clearly heard on another.

Dem Socialism “political puzzle” for Americans

CEO of the Roosevelt Institute Felicia Wong believes a multi-racial coalition in support of progressive politics is possible, in time. Colleague Mike Konczal says the 2016 election will be a “battleground” for U.S. government expansion or significant downscaling.

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Nerding Out
Oct
14
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“What I learned about Worker Voice”

MSNBC’s Dorian Warren tells us what he learned while attending the monumental White House Summit on Worker Voice, highlighting speeches by fast food worker Terrence Wise and U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez.

#StartTheConvo for a better bottom line

Councilmember Elissa Silverman, California factory worker Vincent Loque and Buzzfeed's Cora Lewis discuss 'who is speaking up’ and ‘who is out there listening' when it comes to the demands of American workers.

Hidden players rallying for workers' rights?

Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and Al Jazeera’s Tammy Kim cast their predictions on the future of the labor movement amid presidential hopefuls’ stated priorities.

Blueprint: Empower workers for shared growth

The Roosevelt Institute unveils a new blueprint for workers aimed at holding employers accountable for violations and promoting socially responsible business practices. Buzzfeed’s Cora Lewis, LA Black Worker Center’s Lola Smallwood Cuevas, and the Washington Post’s Lydia Depillis discuss.

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Nerding Out
Oct
1
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Want to make $24M? Here’s how via Hedge Funds

MSNBC’s Dorian Warren pretends to be a high-risk investor and shows us, hypothetically, how to make $24 million.

HUD “must give homes 48-hr head start”

Jared Bernstein, fmr. Economic Adviser to VP Joe Biden, says HUD must organize 48-hour interventions for delinquent home owners to get on track before Hedge Funds swoop in and take over.

Should overdue mortgages go to non-profits?

Senior Policy analyst Sarah Edelman emphasizes the personal relationships non-profits have with homeowners that Hedge Funds just do not, stating “non-profits are overall better equipped to make loans work out.”

Silver lining to Wall St. neighbors? Nope.

Center for Popular Democracy’s Aditi Sen admits the story we’re told is private equity firms will build white picket fences throughout troubled neighborhoods when in reality, single-family renters are left with community problems in a national quick-fix.

 

 

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Nerding Out
Sep
23
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How we got here: Timeline of U.S. Papal visits

Just 50 years ago at United Nations Headquarters in New York City, Pope Paul VI became the first pope in history to visit the United States. MSNBC’s Dorian Warren brings us up to speed on historic moments in previous papal visits.

Pope to combat “loss of human dignity” in U.S.

Rev. James T. Bretzke says “no one loses their human dignity even after the most heinous crime” in referencing Pope Francis’ motives for visiting U.S. prisons. Rev. Matt Malone, Rev. Monsignor Kevin W. Irwin and Paul Elie discuss American criminal justice reform.

Keeping pope safe ‘a bit of a nightmare’

Fmr. British Officer Michael Kay says it’s incredibly difficult to apprehend a person or group intending to harm Pope Francis that authorities don’t know about. Fmr. NYPD Officer Marq Claxton discusses specific NYC security measures.

NYC glamour through Ladies Who Lunch & Love

Debut Author Nathan Hale Williams discusses four down-to-earth, relatable women who remind us that love exists when finding an imperfect person perfectly.

 

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Nerding Out
Sep
9
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Timeline of U.S. Labor: Work or riot!

The labor movement of the early 1900s was a violent period in American history. MSNBC’s Dorian Warren reflects on major labor events leading up to the most recent, paid sick leave becoming a right – not a privilege.

A tale of labor, biggest issues of 2015

Minimum wage, unions, loosening the definition of a joint employer… what’s the biggest labor story of the year? Labor and workplace reporter Steven Greenhouse admits the ‘political system is so broken’ that big differences won’t actually be made in 2015.

“I’m fighting for women’s rights in a man’s game”

Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Queens) unveils her latest effort in wage theft lawsuits shadowing NFL cheerleaders with a signed letter to the league. Political strategist Alexis Grenell pins NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as being too ‘reactive’ to many issues this year, NFL cheerleaders’ lack of respect being one of them.

Labor vs. Silicon Valley, David vs. Goliath?

Unions are spreading like wildfire through tech’s low-wage workforce and Derecka Mehrens, Executive Director of Working Partnerships USA says, ‘we’re winning’. Temple Law Professor Brishen Rogers and MSNBC’s Zack Roth discuss what’s next for innovative labor campaigns.

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Nerding Out
Sep
3
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Timeline of Federal Reserve: 2008 – today

Amid global market shakiness, MSNBC’s Dorian Warren first looks back at where the U.S. economy has been within the last 10 years.

To raise or not to raise? Interest rates edition

Interest rate hikes seem preemptive, says fmr. Obama Admin. Chief Economist Jared Bernstein. What the Fed’s thinking? Keep rates high so there’s slack to fall back on.

“Fed is more limited than we think”

Fmr. Obama Admin. Chief Economist Jared Bernstein clears the air, stating The Federal Reserve System cannot directly create jobs but only lower the cost of borrowing. Roosevelt Institute Mike Konczal talks ‘Alphabet Soup’ of bailout programs.

Whose Recovery? We’re ‘Fed Up’ 

The Fed Up campaign made their presence known in Jackson Hole, Wyoming hoping to convince the Republican Party that the Federal Reserve is ruining the economy. CNBC’s Heesun Wee and campaigner Connie Razza discuss.

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Nerding Out
Aug
26
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Timeline of civil unrest: Ferguson, MO

One year later, MSNBC's Dorian Warren walks through a timeline of events following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

Former NYPD Officer on right/wrong policing

Former NYPD Officer Eugene O'Donnell emphasizes education inside street-by-street policing of black communities. NYC Black Lives Matter activist Terrell J. Starr talks public disbelief of racial profiling prior to body cameras.

“The problem is profound”, 1 year later

Berkeley Professor john a. powell calls for structural and societal changes to make amends within black communities and longtime activist of the Black Freedom Movement Jamala Rogers say we still have a long way to go.

The “ripple effect” of reporting Ferguson

Wesley Lowry of The Washington Post and Chris King of The St. Louis American reflect on first-hand reporting that led nationwide activism in the wake of civil unrest.

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Nerding Out
Jul
30
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What's going on with Puerto Rico?

Dorian Warren talks with Georgetown University's Stephen Lerner, as well as digital media director for NPR's Latino USA Julio Ricardo Varela and Nelson A. Denis, author of "War Against all Puerto Ricans," about the island's debt crisis and who is to blame for it.

America’s fraught history with Puerto Rico

Dorian Warren talks with Nelson Denis, Julio Ricardo Varela and Stephen Lerner about how America’s colonial history in Puerto Rico is reflected in its current political and economic crises.

What is the Future of Puerto Rico?

Dorian Warren talks with Nelson Denis, Julio Ricardo Varela and Stephen Lerner about whether or not Puerto Rico should seek statehood or independence and how each of those outcomes would affect the current debt crisis.

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Nerding Out
Jul
23
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Is there room for movements in mainstream politics?

Dorian Warren talks with activist Ashley Yates about the “Say Her Name” protest that she took part in at this year’s Netroots Nation conference, and with the New Republic’s Jamil Smith and political scientist Joe Lowndes about the role of movements in American electoral politics.

Are race and class struggles separate?

Dorian Warren talks with the New Republic’s Jamil Smith, Demos’ Matt Bruenig and political scientist Joe Lowndes about Bernie Sanders, Black Lives Matter and the 2016 race.

How should politicians address racial justice?

Dorian Warren, Jamil Smith, Joe Lowndes and Matt Bruenig discuss and debate the best way for politicians to address structural racism in America.

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Nerding Out
Jul
9
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The big week in labor news you probably missed

Dorian Warren talks to Sarah Jaffe and Caroline Fredrickson about the some big developments in the labor movement that got buried in a very busy news cycle.

Who gets left out of the labor movement?

Dorian Warren, Caroline Fredrickson and Sarah Jaffe talk about the ways women and people of color have historically been left out of laws that protect American workers and how to make sure that it does not happen in the future.

Does American labor feel the Bern?

The head of a major American labor union just asked his members not to make any presidential endorsements.  Will big labor endorse Bernie Sanders?  What about the growing low-wage worker movement?  Dorian Warren talks to Sarah Jaffe and Caroline Fredrickson about “Berniementum” in the labor movement

Is Zara discriminating against people of color?

Dorian Warren talks with researcher Chaya Crowder about her new report on discrimination at major “fast fashion” outlet Zara.\

 

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Nerding Out
Jul
2
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What's the next big LGBTQ fight?

Is employment discrimination the next big LGBTQ fight?

After the Supreme Court’s historic marriage ruling what is next for the LGBTQ rights movement? Dorian Warren talks with Bloomberg Businessweek’s Josh Eidelson, attorney Raul Reyes and the Nation’s Kai Wright about the fight to make sure you can’t get fired for your sexual orientation or gender identity.

Fighting for transgender equality

Dorian Warren talks with human rights advocate Cherno Biko, attorney Raul Reyes and the Nation’s Kai Wright about the role transgender rights and recognition will play in the broader LGBTQ rights movement.

Fighting LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

Dorian Warren talks with the Nation's Kai Wright and attorney Raul Reyes about how the LGBTQ movement can channel resources to fight the growing problem of LGBTQ homelessness in the wake of the Supreme Court's marriage equality decision.

The future of the LGBTQ Movement

Dorian Warren talks with Kai Wright, Raul Reyes and Cherno Biko about the future of the LGBTQ as a cohesive movement.

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The Book Report
Jun
30
9:30am 9:30am

The Book Report

Unearthing America's radical underground

Bryan Burrough, author of "Days of Rage" joins Dorian Warren to talk about America's forgotten age of revolutionary violence.

Increasing diversity in NYC's fire department

Ginger Adams Otis, author of "Fire-fight" joins to discuss the long battle to increase diversity in New York's fire department.

Working in fashion in the digital age

Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza, co-authors of "The Knockoff" join to discuss how the fashion industry has adapted to the digital age and ageism in the business.

 

 

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Nerding Out
Jun
25
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What it means to call the SC shooting 'terror'

Dorian Warren talks with Vince Warren, Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights and Obery Hendricks, Professor at Union Theological Seminary about why the South Carolina Shooting should be called an act of terror and what the word terror means in the post-9/11 era.

Religion, white supremacy and social justice

MSNBC’s Dorian Warren talks with Vince Warren, Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights and Obery Hendricks, Professor at Union Theological Seminary about the role black churches played in the South Carolina mass shooting and in social justice movements more broadly.

Behind the SC shooter’s 'rape' comments

Dorian Warren talks with Feministing’s Chloe Angyal and Wayne State University’s Danielle McGuire about the history of using rape allegations in oppressing black men, and what role that history played in the recent Charleston mass shooting.

Wallace campaign manager on Confederate Flag

Dorian Warren talks to former George Wallace campaign manager and current civil rights activist Tom Turnipseed about his feelings on the Confederate flag.

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/watch/wallace-campaign-manager-on-confederate-flag-471350851836

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Nerding Out
Jun
18
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Rachel Dolezal and Race as a Social Construct

Dorian Warren talks with professors Allyson Hobbs, Christina Greer and Joseph Lowndes about what the social construction of race does and does not mean in the case of Rachel Dolezal.

Rachel Dolezal and cultural appropriation

Dorian Warren talks with his panel about whether or not Rachel Dolezal's behavior qualifies either as appropriation or as blackface.

Why Rachel Dolezal is not like transgender people

Dorian Warren talks with writer and advocate Parker Molloy about why the transgender experience should not be compared to the story of Rachel Dolezal.

Occupy the Faculty Lounge

Dorian Warren asks his professorial panel what things they've encountered in the world of academia that they think you should know about.

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Nerding Out
Jun
11
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Reforms that might have helped Kalief Browder

Dorian Warren talks with Maya Shenwar, Editor-in-Chief of Truth-Out.org and author of "Locked Down, Locked Out," and MSNBC's Seema Iyer, about the prison reforms that might have spared the late Kalief Browder from his traumatic three years in prison.

Mobilizing over the death of Kalief Browder

Dorian Warren talks with Truth-Out.org's Maya Schenwar, MSNBC's Seema Iyer, Color of Change's Rashad Robinson and Million Hoodies' Dante Barry about what Kalief Browder's death means for the 'Black Lives Matter' movement.

Criminalizing black joy in McKinney, Texas

Dorian Warren discusses what the police incident in McKinney, Texas says about the criminalization of Joy in America.  He's joined by the Huffington Post's Zeba Blay, Color of Change's Rashad Robinson and Million Hoodies' Dante Barry.

 

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Nerding Out
May
21
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Nerding Out

What would the TPP actually do?

Everyone in Washington has an opinion on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, but few people know or can say what is definitively in it.  DorianWarren talks with the Huffington Post's senior political economy reporter Zach Carter and breaks down exactly what we do and don't know about the TPP.

The future of neoliberalism in America

In the wake of a major political battle over the Trans-Pacific Partnership Dorian Warren talks with Rolling Stone contributor Jesse Myerson and Huffington Post senior political economy reporter Zach Carter about the future of American trade policy and the project of neoliberalism more broadly.

Why do doctors oppose the President's trade deal?

We know where Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama stand on TPP, but what about Time Magazine's person of the year? Dorian Warren talks to Jesse Myerson and Zach Carter about why the doctors’ groups fighting Ebola in West Africa are fighting against the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

The case against Harriet Tubman on the $20

An online push to put a woman on the $20 bill has gained some recent momentum and many are now calling for the US Treasury to replace Andrew Jackson's image with that of Harriet Tubman.  But some argue that American currency is the wrong place to honor the anti-slavery crusader.  DorianWarren talks with hip-hop DJ and cultural commentator Jay Smooth and Rolling Stone contributor Jesse Myerson about the arguments for and against a Tubman twenty.

 

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Nerding Out
May
14
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The progressive plan for America

This week senate Democrats block President Obama’s push for fast-track authority on the TPP just as NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio releases his new ‘Contract with America’ for the left, and Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz publishes a new economic agenda for fighting inequality. Dorian Warren talks with the Roosevelt Institute’s Mike Konczal, the National Employment Law Project’s Tsedeye Gebreselassie and independent journalist Sarah Jaffe about the left’s insurgent economic populism.

Action on New York's nail salon abuses

Big new policy action was announced this week to address the harrowing labor conditions in New York City's nail salon's recently uncovered by the New York Times.  Dorian Warren talks with Dissent magazine's Sarah Jaffe and the National Employment Law Project's Tsedeye Gebreselassie about what has been going on behind the scenes to help these communities and about how to organize undocumented workers.

Minimum wage victory in New York

The fight for a higher wage in low-wage service industries had a big victory in New York this week using a unique new strategy.  Dorian Warren talks with the Roosevelt Institute’s Mike Konczal, the National Employment Law Project’s Tsedeye Gebreselassie and independent journalist Sarah Jaffe about how this new strategy works and the momentum in the broader national fight for higher wages.

Is your boss influencing your political views?

A new study shows that millions of Americans may be experiencing coercive political influence at work. Dorian Warren talks with Harvard researcher Alex Hertel-Fernandez and his panel about what this means for worker's rights and the political will of America's poor and working classes.

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Nerding Out
May
7
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Black political power and representation in Baltimore

Dorian Warren talks with Fordham University’s Christina Greer, Mychal Denzel Smith of the Nation Magazine, Lester Spence of Johns Hopkins and Williams College’s Neil Roberts about what justice would look like Baltimore and what role political representation plays in achieving it.

Should we abolish the police?

Dorian Warren talks to Mychal Denzel Smith about whether or not the solution to our nation's policing problems is simply to abolish the police.  Panelists Christina Greer, Lester Spence and Neil Roberts also weigh in on police reform and political institutions.

Defining freedom

Dorian Warren talks with Williams College professor Neil Roberts about his new book 'Marronage as Freedom' in which he explores the concept of freedom from slavery to today.  The panel also discusses black freedom in the context of the 'Black Lives Matter' movement.

Occupy the Faculty Lounge

Dorian Warren asks his professorial panel to recommend something new from the world of academia that might help us understand the week in news.

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Nerding Out
Apr
30
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A union of social and protest movements

Sarah Jaffe, co-host of the "Belabored" podcast at Dissent Magazine, joins to discuss whether or not labor movements in America can benefit from social justice movements such as "Black Lives Matter," and vice versa.

Racial and economic justice: Perfect pairing?

Are racial and economic justice movements mutually beneficial to one another? Charlene Carruthers, national director of Black Youth Project 100, and Sarah Jaffe join Dorian Warren to discuss.

Building a broad and inclusive social movement

MSNBC's Aine Penello speaks with various members of the Black Lives Matter movement about the importance of inclusiveness and unity in social movements, particularly with regards to LGBTQ women of color.

Fostering diversity in social movements

Sarah Jaffe and Charlene Carruthers discuss the importance of fostering diversity and inclusiveness in social and labor movements in modern America.

The state of black workers in America

Marc D. Bayard, Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, and Sean Thomas-Breitfeld, Co-Director of the Building Movement Project, joinDorian Warren to discuss the state of black workers in America.

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Apr
28
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Michael Eric Dyson vs. Cornel West

New Republic Senior Editor Jamil Smith and Johns Hopkins Professor Lester Spence debate the merits of the New Republic’s recent controversial Cornel West story and whether or not it distracts from the broader ‘black lives matter’ movement.

The Role of the Black Public Intellectual

Dorian is joined by New Republic Senior Editor Jamil Smith and Johns Hopkins Professor Lester Spence to discuss the changing role of the black intellectual in the wake of Michael Eric Dyson’s critique of Cornel West.

Is the Public Intellectual a thing of past?

Dorian is joined by Corey Robin of Brooklyn College,  New Republic Senior Editor Jamil Smith and Johns Hopkins Professor Lester Spence to talk about where the notion of ’public intellectual’ is still a relevant concept to our social and political discourse and how the concept has changed over time.

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Nerding Out
Apr
16
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Hillary Clinton and the role of primaries

Dorian Warren talks with Fordham's Zephyr Teachout and The New School's Jeff Smith about the social science of primary elections.

Big Money in 2016

Most of the 2016 candidates have yet to enter the race, but the out-sized role that big donors will play in the cycle is already clear. Dorian Warren talks with Zephyr Teachout and Jeff Smith about what to expect from the donor class in 2016.

Occupy the Faculty Lounge

Host Dorian Warren asks his professorial panel what you need to know from this week in academia.

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The Book Report
Apr
14
11:00am11:00am

The Book Report

Can anything be done about Beijing's 'airpocalypse?'

Mark Clifford joins Dorian Warren to discuss his new book, "The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia's Environmental Emergency," and what innovative strategies Asian countries and companies are employing to solve their pollution crisis.

Telling Lincoln's story, through his step-mother

On the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's assassination, author Jeff Oppenheimer stops by to discuss his new book, "That Nation Might Live – One Afternoon with Lincoln’s Stepmother."

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Nerding Out
Apr
2
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Election battle plays out in Chicago

Former Missouri politician Jeff Smith and assistant professor of political science at Northwestern University Tom Orgorzalek sit with Dorian Warren to discuss the mayoral election in Chicago. Orgorzalek breaks down what the race means for Chuy Garcia and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Nerding Out on Ferguson, Chicago elections

Ferguson and Chicago have both dealt with recent social moments and now have elections coming up around the same time. Wesley Lowery focuses on the question of who will turn out to vote in both cities and who will be mobilized by the recent social unrest.

An African-American councilman in Ferguson? Will Ferguson elect an African-American councilman?

Dorian Warren breaks down the descriptive and substantive representation of Ferguson, Missouri. Wesley Lowery, Jeff Smith, and Tom Ogorzalek discuss whether or not it is a symbolic victory that a new councilman in Ferguson, Missouri will be African-American.

Occupy the faculty lounge

Dorian Warren asks our guests Tom Ogorzale and Jeff Smith what their top reads are. Ogorzale breaks down the social construction of a gentrifying neighborhood, and redefining identities and boundaries in inequality. Smith talks about upcoming books about social research and his love for the book “What Unions No Longer Do,” which connects income inequality to the demise of labor unions.

 

 

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Nerding Out
Mar
19
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What class do you think you are?

Seth Wessler and NBCNews.com’s ‘In Plain Sight’ team tackle class systems in America and what’s recently changed to make us see ourselves in a specific class pyramid versus where we might actually be.

A homeowner-less middle class: the future?

As Americans drown in a sea of debt, MSNBC national correspondent Joy Reid, NBC News’ Seth Wessler and The New School professor Darrick Hamilton discuss what’s next in a country of renters and debtors if homeownership is no longer a viable option?

Inheritance – it’s black and white

MSNBC national correspondent Joy Reid states inheritance is the key factor to why black Americans with college degrees have less in savings and other assets than white Americans who dropped out of high school.

All that’s wrong with Asian American wealth stereotypes

Though Asian Americans as a whole are doing better than any other single racial group, income inequality vastly separates the top 20 percent. MSNBC national correspondent Joy Reid, NBC News’ Seth Wessler and The New School professor Darrick Hamilton discuss.

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Mar
12
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Ferguson and displayed ‘patterns of behavior’

Phillip Goff, Executive Director of the Center for Policing Equity, reflects on the recent shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri stating ‘laws are not up to speed on the way racism occurs in America’.

ABC’s ‘Scandal’ mirrors recent race-based shootings

Attorney and legal analyst Seema Iyer disagrees with ‘Color of Change’ Executive Director Rashad Robinson on the tactfully (or offensive) way ABC’s ‘Scandal’ dealt with a race-based shooting.

Code of conduct: what’s missing from OU and police departments?

Rashad Robinson clarifies freedom of speech is not freedom from consequences of speech when discussing SAE brothers at the University of Oklahoma. Phillip Goff states if police departments had the same code of conduct as fraternities- there would be less problems.

Why Edmund Pettus Bridge name shouldn’t change

Julian Zilizer, author of ‘The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress and the Battle for the Great Society, states there’s powerful symbolism in the bridge name with how civil rights has transformed. Nerding Out panelists discuss President Obama's re

LBJ brought ‘grassroots and White House’ together

Julian Zilizer, author of ‘The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress and the Battle for the Great Society’, reflects on President Lyndon B. Johnson and the 1965 national cause for voting rights made a colorless, American issue.

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Nerding Out
Feb
26
11:00am11:00am

Nerding Out

Who are the 'bad immigrants?'

Dorian Warren speaks with Nova Bajamonti, Rishi Singh, Monica Reyes, and Melany Chavez about President Obama’s Town Hall and the criminalization of immigrants.

‘Executive action on immigration is temporary’

NBC News-Latino editory Sandra Lilley joins Dorian Warren to discuss the history of undocumented immigrants and immigration reform in the U.S. and how Obama's executive action may help change the course of history.

DREAMers share their stories

DREAMers Nova Bajamonti, Rishi Singh, Monica Reyes, and Melany Chavez share their stories about being undocumented immigrants and their fight to become legal.

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