Episodes

Civic Engagement is Learned Behavior

The exceptional Nell Merlino, creator of Take Our Daughters to Work Day, organizer, advocate and author joins us for our civics lesson on engaging young people in the political process.

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The Political Church

Churches are political. Religious institutions have led or been at the center of numerous political movements in this country. While most believe there is a separation of church and state, churches have not only served as the meeting space for communities to learn and strategize but they have also historically been the leaders of various struggles for social justice.  Read More

The REAL State of our Union

It seems like the state of the union address was ages ago but on this episode we discuss a few takeaways from the President’s address and then discuss the REAL state of our union features failing infrastructure, income inequality, threats to our education system and more.

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Declining Black Incarceration, Immigration and Trusting the Government

Alexa can help keep you get civically engaged, labeling the formerly incarcerated and why Black folks should care and participate in the immigration debate.

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The Case for Automatic Voter Registration

Making the case for automatic voter registration and other ways we can make voting easier. Guest interviews with Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause New York and Stacey Abrams, a candidate for Governor in Georgia.

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Taking Civic Action in 2018

L. Joy, June and Lurie give you the preview on 2018 elections including the latest threats and civic action opportunities in voting rights, education and the upcoming census.

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#BlackWomenLead and Grading Your Legislators

The growing political power of Black women, China ain’t taking our…trash and L. Joy gives a civics lesson on how to grade your legislators.

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On the Couch and Uncensored

June and Lurie join L. Joy on her living room couch to talk about everything from net neutrality, the GOP tax bill, federal judicial nominees and more.

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Economic Equity: Struggling Toward a Better Future

For this post Thanksgiving episode, L. Joy highlights those advocating for economic equity.

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Census 2020: Why Be Counted?

The 2020 seems far away but in this episode we discuss the many changes and issues complicating our preparedness for the upcoming census. Prof. John Flateau, PhD of the DuBois Bunche Center For Public Policy at Medgar Evers College, CUNY joins us to discuss the importance and long term political and economic effects of the census count.

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