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OBP LIVE! The Tech Industry’s Influence Online and In Person

OBP LIVE! The Tech Industry’s Influence Online and In Person

This week, we’re sharing our live show! I joined KPCC’s Public Radio Palooza for a special live taping featuring Dr. Safiya U. Noble, Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at UCLA, board member of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, and author...
Embracing Creative Action in Culture and Society

Embracing Creative Action in Culture and Society

I interviewed transmedia conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas and art curator, Rujeko Hockley about building an artistic legacy as life partners, and the role public and collaborative art plays in shaping our society. Then on our roundtable, Sippin’ the Political Tea,...
How to Spot – and Stop – the Makings of a Civil War

How to Spot – and Stop – the Makings of a Civil War

Two years after the attack on the U.S. Capitol, I interviewed Dr. Barbara F. Walter, Rohr Professor of Pacific International Relations at the University of California, San Diego, and author of the New York Times bestseller, How Civil Wars Start, on the serious threat...
OBP Rewind: Celebrating 100 Episodes: Past, Present and Future

OBP Rewind: Celebrating 100 Episodes: Past, Present and Future

Our Body Politic celebrates the new year by re-airing our 100th episode. I reflected on some of the show’s most impactful moments of news and political coverage over the past two years with OBP regular contributors Karen Attiah, columnist for the Washington Post and...
OBP Rewind: Remembering Urvashi Vaid and Creating Liberation

OBP Rewind: Remembering Urvashi Vaid and Creating Liberation

This week we re-aired an episode from June 2022, featuring a past interview between me and the late intersectional activist, lawyer, educator, and author Urvashi Vaid who led movements for a range of progressive issues, including AIDS advocacy, LGBT rights, and prison...
Black Women on the Future of Twitter and Building Generational Wealth

Black Women on the Future of Twitter and Building Generational Wealth

This week, I was joined by Karen Attiah, Our Body Politic contributor and columnist for the Washington Post, and Dr. Sarah J. Jackson, Presidential Associate Professor of communications at the University of Pennsylvania and coauthor of Hashtag Activism: Networks of...
Our Political Remix 3: Gun Violence and Policing in America

Our Political Remix 3: Gun Violence and Policing in America

This week in our Political Remix series, we’re bringing back some of my key interviews with three women of color exploring the impact of gun violence and policing in the U.S. First, I spoke to activist, therapist, and mother, Nelba Márquez-Greene on the aftermath of...
Refining How We View U.S. History, Politics, and Community

Refining How We View U.S. History, Politics, and Community

I interviewed Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry, award-winning journalist, author, and host of WNYC’s “The Takeaway”, on reimagining how we view U.S. history and politics, specifically regarding how Black women in media and academia shape our nation’s progress. Then, I spoke...
Going Uphill and Unpacking the 2022 Midterm Results

Going Uphill and Unpacking the 2022 Midterm Results

This week, I interviewed Jemele Hill, contributing writer for the Atlantic and author of the new book, Uphill: A Memoir on how her upbringing informs her impassioned writing and reporting. Then we received insights on the 2022 midterm election results from political...