July 1, 2022

A Pivotal Moment in American Labor

Maria and Julio are joined by Kim Kelly, author and labor journalist, to talk about her new book, “Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor”. They get into the history of labor organizing in the United States and how women of colo…

June 28, 2022

A Post-Roe Reality

Maria and Julio are joined by Kimberly Atkins Stohr, senior opinion writer for The Boston Globe and The Emancipator, and Jessica Mason Pieklo, senior vice president of Rewire News Group and co-host of the podcast Boom! Lawyered. They unpack th…

June 24, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Havoc on Our Democracy

Maria and guest co-host Christina Greer, political scientist, professor at Fordham University and co-host of the FAQ NYC podcast, talk about the latest on the House Committee’s January 6 hearings. They also discuss new details on the law enfor…

June 21, 2022

Raising Antiracist Leaders

Maria and Julio are joined by Ibram X. Kendi, founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research, for a conversation about his new book “How to Raise an Antiracist.” They discuss the evolution of his antiracist scholarsh…

June 17, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Obvious Criminality

Maria and Julio discuss the latest House committee hearing on the January 6 attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol. They also get into a commemorative coin that’s been circulating, which shows Border Patrol agents chasing Haitian migrants on horse…

June 14, 2022

The American Myth

Maria and Julio are joined by Josiah Neville Bates, staff writer at TIME, and Gisela Pérez de Acha, an investigative reporter with UC Berkeley who focuses on extremism, to unpack the epidemic of gun violence in the United States. They talk abo…

June 10, 2022

ITT Sound Off: A Failure of American Democracy

Julio and guest co-host Jamilah King, deputy inequality editor at BuzzFeed News, talk about the first public hearing on the January 6 attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol. They also get into the Congressional hearing in response to gun violence …

June 7, 2022

An Immigration Midterms Check

In this special collaboration with Latino USA, Maria and Julio are joined by Camilo Montoya-Galvez, immigration reporter at CBS News. They dive deep into immigration policy in the United States and where the Biden administration stands on fulf…

June 3, 2022

ITT Sound Off: America’s Gun Fallacy

Maria and Julio talk about the law enforcement’s mishandling of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. They get into the efforts to advance gun laws in this country. And, they talk about how the Department of Homeland Security’…

May 31, 2022

The Culture War on Education

Maria and Julio are joined by Reema Amin, reporter for Chalkbeat New York, and Antonia Hylton, correspondent for NBC News and co-host of the Southlake podcast, for a conversation about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted students. They also…

May 26, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Uvalde

Maria and Julio process the tragic mass shooting that occurred in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday, when an 18-year-old man opened fire at an elementary school, killing two teachers and 19 children. They get into the systemic issues of gun control, bo…

May 24, 2022

The Warfare of Messaging

Maria and Julio are joined by Danielle Moodie and Wajahat Ali, co-hosts of the Democracy-ish podcast. They talk about the latest in immigration news, including the continued enforcement of Title 42. They also unpack the mainstream media’s cove…

May 20, 2022

ITT Sound Off: When Will We Wake Up?

Maria and Julio react to the deadly white supremacist attack at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. They talk about the rise in mass shootings rooted in racist and anti-Black ideologies, and the culpability of right-wing media and politicians….

May 17, 2022

The Rise of Anti-Asian Hate

Julio is joined by Jason Wu, public defender at the Legal Aid Society’s Harlem Community Law Office, and Tiffany Diane Tso, freelance writer, editor, and co-founder of the Asian American Feminist Collective. They reflect on the rise in hate cr…

May 13, 2022

The End of Roe

In this rebroadcast episode from 2020, Maria and Julio are joined by Dr. Michele Goodwin, law professor at the University of California, Irvine, host of Ms. Magazine’s On The Issues podcast and author of the book, Policing the Womb: Invisible …

May 10, 2022

Disinformation and Misinformation

In this special collaboration with Latino USA, Maria and Julio are joined by Maria Teresa Kumar, founding president and CEO of Voto Latino, and Jaime Longoria, manager of research and training for the Disinfo Defense League at Media Democracy …

May 6, 2022

ITT Sound Off: A Right to Privacy

Maria and Julio share their responses to the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade case. They talk about the vulnerable communities who will be impacted if abortion bans go into place across the country. They …

May 3, 2022

A Lack of Urgency

Maria and Julio are joined by Tanya Ballard Brown, executive editor at Government Executive, and Vann Newkirk II, senior editor at The Atlantic and host of the podcast Floodlines. They reflect on 30 years since the police officers who brutally…

April 29, 2022

ITT Sound Off: How Power Works

Julio and guest co-host Jamilah King, deputy inequality editor at BuzzFeed News, talk about Elon Musk’s deal to buy Twitter. They also get into the Supreme Court’s decision to continue excluding Puerto Rico from federal benefits, and the futur…

April 26, 2022

The Perpetual Loop of Injustice

Maria and Julio are joined by Jullian Harris-Calvin, director of the Greater Justice New York program at the Vera Institute of Justice, and David Luis “Suave” Gonzalez, artist and a former juvenile lifer. They discuss systemic issues within th…

April 22, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Deeply Broken Systems

Maria and guest co-host Jamilah King, deputy inequality editor at BuzzFeed News, discuss a federal judge’s decision to strike down the federal mask mandate on airplanes and public transportation. They also get into the pushback from some Democ…

April 19, 2022

Oppressive States

Julio and guest co-host Terrell Jermaine Starr, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and host of the Black Diplomats podcast, are joined by Renée Graham, associate editor and columnist for The Boston Globe, and Shefali Luthra, health reporter…

April 15, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Dystopian Adventure

Julio and guest co-host Jamilah King, deputy inequality editor at BuzzFeed News, discuss the Brooklyn subway shooting and the calls for more policing in response. They also get into the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation’s purchase o…

April 12, 2022

The Great Labor Injustice

Maria and Julio are joined by Ai-jen Poo, co-founder and executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and Pablo Alvarado, co-executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, to discuss labor organizing for es…

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