September 24, 2021

ITT Sound Off: Not a Humane System

In this week’s sound off, Maria and Julio dive deep into the violent border enforcement we witnessed in Del Rio, Texas where thousands of Haitian refugees were being held and turned away. They discuss the horrifying images of Border Patrol agents attac…

September 21, 2021

Feeding the Climate Monster

Maria and Julio get into the ongoing climate crisis with Kendra Pierre-Louis, producer and senior climate reporter with the Gimlet-Spotify podcast How to Save a Planet, and Dallas Goldtooth, organizer with the Keep It in the Ground Campaign for the Ind…

September 17, 2021

ITT Sound Off: Agents of White Supremacy

Maria and Julio talk about the election in California to recall Governor Gavin Newsom. They hear from Jean Guerrero, an opinion columnist for the Los Angeles Times about how this effort was rooted in white supremacy. They also get into the Senate heari…

September 14, 2021

Cross-Border Abortion Care

Maria and guest co-host Jamilah King, deputy inequality editor at BuzzFeed News, are joined by Lina-Maria Murillo, assistant professor of gender, women’s and sexuality studies, and history, at the University of Iowa, and Veronica Martinez, journalist c…

September 10, 2021

ITT Sound Off: Constant State of Whiplash

Maria and Julio dive deep into the latest news with reproductive rights, including the Texas law that came into effect earlier this month, prohibiting abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, and a recent decision from Mexico’s Supreme Court t…

September 7, 2021

The Lessons of 9/11

Maria and Julio are joined by Rose Arce, journalist and executive producer at Soledad O’Brien Productions, and a former colleague of Maria’s, for an intimate conversation about their on-the-ground reporting on 9/11. They get into what it was like to co…

September 3, 2021

14 Years in Guantánamo

Maria and Julio are joined by Mansoor Adayfi, a former Guantánamo detainee and author of the new book “Don’t Forget Us Here: Lost and Found at Guantánamo.” They talk about Mansoor’s experience being detained for 14 years, without charge or trial, at th…

August 31, 2021

Right to a Quality Education

Maria and Julio are joined by Jon Hale, professor at the University of Illinois, and author of the new book, “The Choice We Face: How Segregation, Race and Power Have Shaped America’s Most Controversial Education Reform Movement,” and Leigh Patel, prof…

August 27, 2021

Black Power Manifesto

In this rebroadcast episode from earlier this year, Maria and Julio are joined by Charles Blow, columnist for The New York Times and author of “The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto.” They talk about Black political power and Charles’ call for a …

August 24, 2021

No Census Is Perfect

Julio is joined by Rogelio Sáenz, demographer and professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio and Hansi Lo Wang, NPR national correspondent reporting on the people, power and money behind the U.S. census, to geek out over the 2020 census result…

August 20, 2021

ITT Sound Off: The Imperialist Template

Maria and Julio get into the latest breaking news from Afghanistan and discuss the role of mainstream media and multiple presidential administrations throughout the destructive war. They also hear from Ali Latifi, an Afghan journalist for Al Jazeera En…

August 17, 2021

Fighting Vaccine Misinformation

Julio is joined by Dr. Bianka Soria-Olmos, a pediatrician at Cook Children’s Pediatrics, and Dr. Darien Sutton, emergency medicine physician and medical contributor for ABC News, for a conversation about the coronavirus pandemic and vaccine access. The…

August 13, 2021

ITT Sound Off: Accountability and Action

Maria and Julio discuss New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s resignation following the state attorney general’s report which corroborated the sexual harassment allegations against him. They also get into the latest with Congress and the Senate’s passing of…

August 10, 2021

America’s Farmworkers

Maria and Julio are joined by Norma Flores López, Chief Programs Officer at Justice for Migrant Women, and Reyna Lopez, Executive Director of Oregon’s largest farmworker union: Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste or PCUN, to talk about the movemen…

August 9, 2021

The History of Reggaeton

This is the true story of the young people from Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico and beyond who beat the odds, refused to be quiet and created an irresistible musical culture that has kept the world dancing. Join Ivy Queen, one of the founders of the genre…

August 6, 2021

ITT Sound Off: Looming Exit

Julio and guest co-host Jamilah King, reporter and host of the Mother Jones podcast, get into the latest with the New York Attorney General’s investigation of sexual harassment allegations against Governor Andrew Cuomo. They also talk about the reactio…

August 3, 2021

Safeguarding Power

Julio and guest co-host Jenni Monet, independent investigative journalist and founder of the newsletter Indigenously, are joined by ITT All-Stars Ryan L. Nave, editor-in-chief of Reckon South, and Karen Attiah, opinion columnist at the Washington Post….

July 30, 2021

ITT Sound Off: Symbol of the Decade

Julio and guest co-host Jamilah King, reporter and host of the Mother Jones podcast, discuss the emotional testimonies from the first House select committee hearing investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. They also unpack the latest COVID-…

July 27, 2021

Occupational Segregation

Maria and Julio are joined by Chabeli Carrazana, economy reporter at The 19th, and Valerie Wilson, director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and Economy at the Economic Policy Institute, for a discussion on COVID-19’s impact on women in the workforce…

July 23, 2021

ITT Sound Off: A Study in Greed

Julio and guest co-host Jamilah King, reporter and host of the Mother Jones podcast, discuss the ruling of DACA as unlawful by a Texas-based federal judge. They also talk about the Tokyo Olympics and the health toll it could take on the city and Japan,…

July 20, 2021

Courts of the Conquerors

Julio and Maria are joined by ITT All-Star Jenni Monet, independent investigative journalist and founder of the newsletter Indigenously. They dive deep into the harrowing revelations about former residential schools for Indigenous children in the U.S. …

July 16, 2021

ITT Sound Off: Imperial Overlord

ITT Sound Off: Imperial OverlordJulio and guest co-host Jamilah King, reporter and host of the Mother Jones podcast, discuss the historic protests in Cuba. We hear from Cuban American journalist Sabrina Rodríguez, an immigration correspondent for Polit…

July 13, 2021

A Time to Be Bold

Maria is joined by Marcela Hernandez, organizing director with Detention Watch Network, and Mustafa Jumale, co-founder of Black Immigrant Collective, to discuss immigration policy and the intensifying situations in Haiti and Cuba. They unpack the Biden…

July 9, 2021

ITT Sound Off: The Forgotten Country

Julio and guest co-host Jamilah King, reporter and host of the Mother Jones podcast, discuss the assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse and its global implications. We hear from Dánica Coto, an Associated Press correspondent covering the Cari…

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