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The Futuro Media Group presents a new political podcast where journalists of color tell you what you’re missing from the mainstream news.

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Maria and Julio unpack the tough week of news from the United States surpassing a half million COVID-19 deaths to the Biden administrations’ bombing of Syria. They also talk about the continued detention of migrant children, and Maria and Julio call fo…

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Maria and Julio welcome Alana Casanova-Burgess, reporter and producer for WNYC’s “On The Media”, and Cristina del Mar Quiles, reporter for the Center for Investigative Journalism (Centro de Periodismo Investigativo) to talk about about Puerto…

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October 26, 2020

Yes, that’s right, In The Thick has won a major podcast award! Awarded by Ad Week, a weekly American advertising trade publication, this award cements In The Thick in the politics podcast world, and sets it apart from the homogenous voices in mainstream media, one that fails to reflect the voices of a changing America….

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October 23, 2020

When it rains, it pours! Accolades continue to pile up and this time they come from Vanity Fair! “Hosted by Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela, In The Thick invites journalists of color to discuss stories and perspectives that are often missing from mainstream news sources. Alongside guests like Black Lives matter co-creator Alicia Garza and New York Congressional nominee Jamaal…

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October 22, 2020

Our hard work is being recognized by mainstream media—and this time we got recognition by Teen Vogue! “Entertaining and insightful, The Futuro Media Group’s In The Thick podcast is a necessary addition to everyone’s weekly queue. Bolstered by hosts Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela’s candor and conversational vibe, In The Thick is a bi-weekly conversation on politics, race,…

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