Pod Save the People

Pod Save the People

Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from Sam Sinyangwe, Kaya Henderson, and De’Ara Balenger. Then he sits down for deep conversations with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders. New episodes every Tuesday.... Show More

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July 28, 2020 77 min
DeRay, De'Ara, Kaya, and Sam dive into recent overlooked news including food insecurity, voting rights for ex-felons, election polling, and pandemic learning pods. Johnetta Elzie joins again to update us about developments around the current protests. Then, DeRay sits down with Sarah Iannarone, who is running for mayor in Portland, to discuss the police-state response in that city. News links: DeRay Kaya Sam De'Ara
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DeRay, Sam, De'Ara, and Kaya dive into recent overlooked news including anti-vaxxers, reparations, CDC pandemic data, and Candace Valenzuela's run for Congress. Johnetta Elzie joins again to update us about developments around the current protests. Then, DeRay sits down with Elise Buik to discover what the United Way is doing to fight new heights in homelessness amid a pandemic.  News links: DeRay Kaya Sam De'Ara
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DeRay, De'Ara, Kaya, and Sam dive into recent overlooked news including 'no knock' warrants, coroner elections, Oklahoma's Supreme Court decision, and foreign coronavirus responses. Johnetta Elzie joins again to update us about developments around the current protests. Then, Kaya sits down with Baltimore public schools' CEO Sonja Santelises to discuss the issues facing schools as reopening looms on the horizon.
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DeRay, Sam, De'Ara, and Kaya dive into recent overlooked news, including judicial misconduct, cultural quilting, the blockades of homeschooling, and racism in property tax assessments. Johnetta Elzie joins again to update us about developments around the current protests. Then, DeRay connects with Mary Kay Henry to discuss the work the Service Employees International Union is doing to protect workers and inspire new voters.
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DeRay, Sam, De'Ara, and Kaya tackle this week’s overlooked news, including poisoned baby powder, DC statehood, major strides in police reform, and school reopening issues. DeRay chats again with Johnetta Elzie about the current protest climate. Then, DeRay connects with journalist Soledad O'Brien, to discuss her new podcast and how race shapes our reception of media. DeRay: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/23/health/baby-pow...
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DeRay and Sam are joined by Kaya Henderson and De'Ara Balenger, new Pod Save the People news crew members. They discuss LA evictions, climate change impact on pregnancy, immigration policy, and defunding police foundations. DeRay chats with Johnetta Elzie about the current protest climate. Finally, DeRay speaks with Joanna Schwartz, about police data and what the future of fixing our country looks like. Links: DeRay: https://ww...
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This week DeRay sits down with Black farmers Angie & June Provost to talk about their unique experiences and challenges, including racist limitations, Then, DeRay connects to Amy Kennedy, who is running for Congress in NJ, about widening the historical tent.
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This week DeRay sits down with John Rappaport, a law professor and research scholar examining criminal procedures in the justice system. They discuss Rappaport's findings regarding police misconduct and the effects of police behavior on communities. 
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This week DeRay, Brittany, Sam, and Clint discuss the murder of George Floyd and the protests around the nation. Then, DeRay sits down with Justine Barron and Amelia McDonell-Parry, who have been researching the death and cover-up of Freddie Gray, which just hit a five-year anniversary.  To take further action, visit Campaign Zero’s curated resources here: bit.ly/CZImmediateAction Bombas.com/PEOPLE http://votesaveamerica.com/adopt
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This week DeRay, Brittany, Sam, and Clint discuss police accountability, city funding, the data on social distancing, and the history of marijuana. Then, DeRay sits down with Dr. Nzinga Harrison of the new podcast "In Recovery" from Lemonada Media. Harrison examines the effects of coronavirus on addiction and recovery.  http://michiganlawreview.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/117MichLRev635_Woods.pdf https://www.washingtonp...
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This week DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss Ohio's hacker protest, prisoner connectivity apps, Africa's coronavirus response, and the stats on how Black Democratic voters are changing. Then, DeRay sits down with Mehrsa Baradaran to evaluate all of the ethnic groups that were ignored in the first round of stimulus promotion, and what we need to make sure we include in the second round. Show Notes  Ohio and their effort...
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Content Warning: Violence. This week, DeRay, Brittany, Sam, and Clint discuss social distancing arrests, Ahmaud Arbery's murder, pandemic-influenced police violence, and a Sioux tribe's fight with South Dakota's governor. Then, DeRay sits down with Maryland State Senator Bill Ferguson to explore what it means to be a legislator facing 2020's unexpected problems. Show links ProPublica - Early Data Shows Black People ...
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This week, DeRay, Sam, Brittany, and Clint discuss food stamp limitations, racial disparities in coronavirus deaths, Missouri prosecutors, and the imprisonment of housing insecure people in St. Louis. Then, DeRay sits down with Mike Schmidt, who is currently running to become the next district attorney of Portland. http://www.stlamerican.com/news/columnists/guest_columnists/senate-bill-would-disempower-elected-prosecutor-disenfranc...
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This week, DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss college courses for inmates, the story of Onesimus, Fox News misinformation, and the Japanese island that ended quarantine too early. Then, DeRay sits down with President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Vanita Gupta, to examine the need for mail-in ballots around upcoming elections.  http://boston1775.blogspot.com/2020/04/first-instructed-in-it-by-gu...
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This week, DeRay, Clint, and Sam discuss stimulus checks for the rich, coronavirus' impact on the environment, and Trump's new commission on policing. Then, DeRay sits down with the newly minted Dr. Clint Smith III to discuss his dissertation, “What If They Open That Door One Day? What Education Means to People Sentenced to Juvenile Life Without Parole.“ SHOW NOTES Forbes - How some wealthy Americans are cashing in on the ...
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This week, DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss how the US Postal Service is critical to November elections, stimulus oversights for Black-owned businesses, pandemic jail quarantines, and coronavirus in Africa. Then, DeRay sits down with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to examine the response of America's third largest city to the current crisis. https://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/chesapeake-jail-annex-to-open-as-housing-fo...
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This week, DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss Florida's unemployment blowback, COVID-19's impact on the disabled, and the disease's spread across race and class lines. Then, DeRay sits down with David Cole from the ACLU to examine justice issues under coronavirus, including digital trials and discriminatory rationing.  SHOW NOTES Politico - Florida becomes a nightmare for Trump ProPublica - African Americans Have C...
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This week, DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss Joseph Lowery's legacy, class divides in medical care, grocery store supply chains, and Rhode Island's quarantine enforcement. Then, DeRay sits down with Keri Blakinger from The Marshall Project, to examine the impacts of coronavirus on incarcerated people.  https://www.texasmonthly.com/food/heb-prepared-coronavirus-pandemic/ https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/business/econ...
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This week, DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss the coronavirus and its influence on food stamp recipients, abortion clinic closures, thermometer technology, and victims of domestic violence. Then, DeRay sits down with Rep. Maxine Waters to talk about the battles she's facing in D.C. and her hopes for our national recovery. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/health/coronavirus-fever-thermometers.html?referringSource=art...
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This week DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss the spread of coronavirus and America's responses regarding law enforcement, prison populations, border enforcement, and the elevated risked to the African-American population. Then, DeRay sits down to discuss COVID-19 with Andy Slavitt, former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under President Obama. Story Links KENS5 - BCSO limiting ...
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