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All Things Midterms and How Race & Culture Shape Our Identity

All Things Midterms and How Race & Culture Shape Our Identity

This week on Our Body Politic, I interviewed Anita Kumar, longtime reporter and first-ever senior editor of Standards & Ethics at POLITICO, on the 2022 midterm elections landscape. Kumar and I delved into how issues like political violence and extremism, abortion...
Charting the Long March to Equality, Justice, and Joy

Charting the Long March to Equality, Justice, and Joy

This week on Our Body Politic, I interviewed Bryan Greene, consulting producer on the Oscar-winning documentary, “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised),” and Vice President of Public Advocacy at the National Association of REALTORS (NAR). We...
Collective Crises: Infectious Disease and Informed Democracy

Collective Crises: Infectious Disease and Informed Democracy

This week, I interviewed Steven Thrasher, LGBTQ scholar, journalist and author of “The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll When Inequality and Diseases Collide.” Thrasher offered insights from his new book on how systematic marginalization determines who is most affected...
Celebrating 100 Episodes: Past, Present and Future

Celebrating 100 Episodes: Past, Present and Future

This week, Our Body Politic celebrates its 100th episode. Host Farai Chideya reflects 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...
How We Value Black Women’s Health in the US and Abroad

How We Value Black Women’s Health in the US and Abroad

This week, I interviewed longtime TV and film producer and now co-director of the Sundance award-winning documentary Aftershock, Tonya Lewis Lee and one of the film’s featured subjects, reproductive justice advocate Shawnee Benton-Gibson. Benton-Gibson’s daughter died...
The Lessons We Learn from Lived Experiences

The Lessons We Learn from Lived Experiences

This week, Farai interviews New York Times bestselling author Julie Lythcott-Haims on what adulthood— or “adulting”— looks like for millennials and Gen Zers, and how generally we can all live with more authenticity in her new book, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult. Then...