This week on Our Body Politic, I dissected political news across the country, from the Senate races in Georgia to the violence in our nation’s capital – and welcomed new contributor and legal analyst Tiffany Jeffers. Impact investor Nathalie Molina Niño took on the exclusion of women of color in finance. Business reporter Ruth Umoh took stock of corporations’ promises to invest in racial equity. Former journalist Carla Murphy told me about her mission to understand why other journalists of color leave newsrooms. Plus, the leaders of the Guild of Future Architects spoke on what work will look like decades from now.
We also have a new Speak prompt this week: If this was your first day in office as president, what would be your top priority and why? According to Farai, “I think the first thing I’d do is put a blanket under the desk in the Oval Office for when I needed a nap, because I know I’d be working 24-7.” To respond, click here, or call us at 929-353-7006 and leave a voicemail. We love to use listener responses on the show, so if you are open to us airing a recording of your response please be sure to say “You have my permission to use this on air.”