May 14, 2021

ITT Sound Off: Crimes of Apartheid

Maria is joined by guest co-host and ITT All-star Jamilah King to discuss the continued violence and attacks against Palestinians by Israeli settlers and forces in Gaza. We hear from Gaza-based journalist Hana Salah about what she is seeing on the grou…

May 11, 2021

Birth Care for Every Body

Maria is joined by Marinah Valenzuela Farrell, a Chicanx midwife and director of the Changing Woman Initiative, and Dr. Rachel Hardeman, a reproductive health equity researcher and a Tenured Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota, School of…

May 7, 2021

ITT Sound Off: Exporters of Violence

Maria and Julio discuss recent updates on immigration and COVID-19 vaccine equity. They also dive into current global protests in Colombia and East Jerusalem, where civilians have been met with extreme police violence. SAVE THE DATE: Our next virt…

May 4, 2021

A Civil Rights History Lesson

Maria and Julio are joined by Jeanne Theoharis, distinguished professor of political science at Brooklyn College, historian and author of “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks” and co-editor of the new book “Julian Bond’s Time To Teach: A History of …

April 30, 2021

ITT Sound Off: The First 100 Days

Maria and Julio discuss President Biden’s first address to Congress, marking the first 100 days of his presidency. They also get into U.S. foreign policy in Central America, and give a COVID update, including the ongoing crisis in India. We also hear f…

April 27, 2021

Pandemic Immunoprivilege

As COVID-19 vaccines open up for all adults in the United States, Maria and Julio unpack the next phase of the pandemic and its global impact, including vaccination equity and immunoprivilege. For this discussion, they’re joined by Dr. Keisha Ray, bioe…

April 23, 2021

ITT Sound Off: The Fight Continues

Maria and Julio discuss the verdict of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was found guilty on all charges for the murder of George Floyd. They unpack the ongoing police violence and the collective work needed to protect Black communit…

April 20, 2021

Occupiers Of Our Community

As we continue to see police violence throughout the country, Maria and Julio reimagine community safety with guests Victoria Law, freelance journalist and author of the new book, “Prisons Make Us Safe: and 20 Other Myths About Mass Incarceration,” and…

April 16, 2021

ITT Sound Off: State Violence

Maria and Julio discuss the heaviness of this week with the latest in acts of racist police violence includingthe police murder of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, which happened this past Sunday. We hear from Kandace Montgomery of Black Vi…

April 13, 2021

All About Power

Maria is joined by guest co-host Dr. Christina Greer, associate professor at Fordham University and co-host of the FAQ NYC and What’s In It For Us podcasts, to discuss the #MeToo Movement in light of the sexual harassment allegations against New York G…

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…

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