April 9, 2021

ITT Sound Off: People Powered

Maria and Julio discuss the latest in federal and state legislation, including President Biden’s executive orders on gun control and the anti-trans bills that have been introduced in states across the country. They also talk about the COVID-19 relief f…

April 6, 2021

It Was Always White Supremacy

Maria and Julio talk with ITT All-Stars Renée Graham, a columnist for The Boston Globe, and Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr., James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Princeton University, about the murder trial for former Minneapoli…

April 2, 2021

ITT Sound Off: Life Sentence of Trauma

Maria is joined by guest co-host, Jamilah King, reporter and host of the Mother Jones podcast. They unpack the latest on the Derek Chauvin trial, which began this week, and talk about the powerful and heartbreaking testimonies of those who were wi…

March 30, 2021

The Other Public Health Crisis

Given the recent mass shootings in Atlanta, Colorado and throughout the nation, Maria and Julio unpack the layers of gun violence in this country, from the impact it has on communities of color to its roots causes, including toxic masculinity and …

March 26, 2021

ITT Sound Off: We Have to Do Better

Maria and Julio talk about the latest incident of gun violence after a mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado left 10 people dead. They also unpack the latest in immigration news, including President Biden’s first ever news conference of his presidency. Fi…

March 23, 2021

A History of Hate

In light of the targeted violence against the Asian community last week in Georgia, Maria and Julio unpack the root causes that led to this tragedy, including a history of racism toward AAPI communities and racialized misogyny against Asian women. They…

March 19, 2021

ITT Sound Off: Words Matter

Maria and Julio discuss the aftermath of the tragic violence in Georgia this week which left 8 people dead, the majority of whom were Asian women. They get into the need for mainstream media and authorities to call this casualty what it is: a hate crim…

March 16, 2021

Pandemic-Proofing

Maria and Julio get into the science of the coronavirus pandemic with infectious disease epidemiologists Dr. Syra Madad, senior director of NYC Health & Hospitals’ Special Pathogens Program, and Jessica Malaty Rivera, science co…

March 12, 2021

ITT Sound Off: Colonial Undertones

Maria and Julio discuss President Biden’s first address to the nation, including his promise that every adult American will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine come May 1. They also unpack the latest on immigration and the need for media coverage to i…

March 9, 2021

Full Spectrum of Grief

As the one-year mark of quarantine approaches, Maria and Julio hold space for grief and reflection. They talk with Alua Arthur, a death doula and founder of Going With Grace, and Sarah Chavez, a death positive activist and executive director of The Ord…

March 5, 2021

ITT Sound Off: Insurrectionists and Their Mothers

Maria and Julio get into the latest with the coronavirus pandemic, including states like Texas and Mississippi that are lifting their mask mandates and moving to reopen. They also dive into the Senate hearing on the Capitol attack, and reflect on how m…

March 2, 2021

The Terror of Policing

Maria and Julio welcome two new ITT guests: Josie Duffy Rice, president of The Appeal and host of the podcast “Justice in America,” and Michael Harriot, a senior writer at The Root. They talk about the latest in criminal justice, including th…

February 26, 2021

ITT Sound Off: Back to Normal

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…

February 23, 2021

An Anthology of Puerto Rico

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…

February 19, 2021

ITT Sound Off: Texas Forever

In this week’s Sound Off, Maria and Julio unpack the latest in Texas as the state and its vulnerable communities have been devastated by a winter storm and freezing temperatures. They also talk about the official announcement of Biden’s immigratio…

February 16, 2021

Black Power Manifesto

Maria and Julio are joined by Charles Blow, columnist for The New York Times and author of the new book, “The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto.” They talk about Black political power and Charles’ call for a reversal of the Great M…

February 12, 2021

ITT Sound Off: This Is the Moment

Maria is back to join Julio in her first ITT Sound Off in 2021! They break down the latest with the Senate impeachment trial for former president Donald Trump and process just how horrifying the attack at the Capitol on Jan. 6th was. Maria and Julio al…

February 9, 2021

Incarceration and Redemption

Maria and Julio reconnect with David Luis “Suave” Gonzalez, an artist and former juvenile lifer, who they talked to during a 2018 ITT Live show in Chicago. Maria reflects on meeting Suave over 20 years ago, and how their journalist-…

February 5, 2021

ITT Sound Off: A National Nightmare

To end the week, Julio is joined by guest co-host Jamilah King, reporter and host of the Mother Jones podcast. They talk about President Biden’s latest executive orders on immigration and the confirmation of Alejandro Mayorkas as the Secretar…

February 3, 2021

Coming Soon: Suave, the Podcast

ITT has a sneak peek for our listeners of a new podcast that Futuro Studios is producing with PRX: Suave. This podcast follows the story of David Luis “Suave” Gonzalez, who was sentenced to life in prison without parole as a teenager. This po…

February 2, 2021

The Crazy Train

Maria and Julio break down the week’s news with two ITT All-Stars. They are joined by Wajahat Ali, contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, and Jenni Monet, founder of the newsletter Indigenously. They talk about how white sup…

January 29, 2021

ITT Sound Off: Vaccine Chaos

In this week’s Sound Off, Julio and guest co-host Jamilah King, reporter and host of the Mother Jones podcast, talk about the latest in impeachment news following the Capitol Hill attack. They also dig into the complications of vaccine rollou…

January 26, 2021

Gateway Racism

Maria and Julio are joined by Akela Lacy, who is a politics reporter at The Intercept and returning ITT guest Mike German, who is a fellow with the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program and author of the book,&nbs…

January 22, 2021

ITT Sound Off: The First Days

Julio and guest co-host Jamilah King, reporter and host of the Mother Jones podcast, break down President Joe Biden’s first days. They cover some of the highlights from Inauguration Day, and unpack the slew of executive orders he introduced.I…

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