November 11, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Midterms Roller Coaster

Maria and Julio recap the 2022 midterm election results so far. They look into key wins for both Democrats and Republicans, including in Ohio, Florida, and Michigan. They also discuss young voter turnout, how abortion played a role at the ball…

November 8, 2022

Election Day 2022

Maria and Julio are joined by Pima County Recorder Gabriella Cázares-Kelly and Kaila Philo, investigative reporter for Talking Points Memo, to dive into the 2022 midterm elections. They discuss election administration and the issues around vot…

November 4, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Political Violence

Maria and Julio talk about the targeted attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, and how responses from some Republicans are normalizing this kind of political violence. They also get into the latest with voter intimidation…

November 1, 2022

Power Grab

Maria and Julio are joined by Astead Herndon, national political reporter for The New York Times and host of their politics podcast The Run-Up, to discuss the stakes of the upcoming midterm elections, the fate of our democracy and the power of…

October 28, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Legacy Media Problems

Maria and Julio get into the latest with the midterms, including the Pennsylvania Senate debate between Republican candidate Mehmet Oz and Democratic candidate John Fetterman. They also talk about the mainstream media’s coverage of the electio…

October 25, 2022

The Latino Swing Voter

Maria and Julio are joined by Jennifer Medina, a national politics reporter for The New York Times. They break down recent polling on Latino and Latina voters, including Futuro Media’s first-ever political poll. They also discuss the issues th…

October 21, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Fire in the Belly

Maria and Julio talk through the latest with the upcoming midterm elections, including the heated Senate debates in Georgia and Florida, and the record-breaking early voter turnout in Georgia this week. They also discuss the newly released bod…

October 18, 2022

Silence Is Complicity

Maria is joined by Erika D. Smith, columnist for the Los Angeles Times, and Alberto Retana, president and CEO of Community Coalition in South Los Angeles, to discuss the political scandal within the Los Angeles City Council. They get into the …

October 14, 2022

ITT Sound Off: A Disgraced City Council

Maria and Julio discuss the racist comments made by some Latino Los Angeles City Council members in a leaked audio recording. They also get into the move to subpoena former President Trump during this week’s January 6th hearing, and discuss ch…

October 11, 2022

The Viral Underclass

Maria and Julio are joined by Dr. Steven Thrasher, journalist and author of the new book, “The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll When Inequality and Disease Collide.” They discuss how viruses, from HIV/AIDS to the coronavirus, reveal inequities…

October 7, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Unresolved American Project

Maria and guest co-host Imara Jones, journalist and award-winning creator of TransLash Media, discuss President Biden’s warning of nuclear “Armageddon” from Russia and his move to pardon federal marijuana possession convictions. They also get …

October 4, 2022

The Stakes Are High

Julio is joined by Sabrina Rodríguez, national political reporter for the Washington Post, and Fernanda Santos, editorial director of Futuro Media and contributing columnist for the Washington Post, to discuss the changing political climates a…

September 30, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Living With Hurricanes

Julio and guest co-host Renée Graham, opinion columnist at The Boston Globe, discuss the impact of Hurricane Ian in Florida, and recent polling of Latino voters and how it will impact the midterms. They also get into the controversy surroundin…

September 27, 2022

Ayotzinapa Cover-Up

Maria and Julio are joined by Peniley Ramírez, award-winning journalist and executive producer of Investigates and Special Projects for Futuro Unidad Hinojosa, to discuss the aftermath of her decision to publish an unredacted report on the inv…

September 23, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Height of Hypocrisy

Maria and Julio talk about the latest in the multiple civil and criminal investigations against former President Donald Trump, including a lawsuit from New York Attorney General Letitia James. They also get into the political stunts by Republi…

September 20, 2022

Puerto Rico Five Years Later

Maria and Julio are joined by Carlos Edill Berríos Polanco, freelance journalist and a contributing writer for Latino Rebels, to discuss Hurricane Fiona’s impact on Puerto Rico and how the island is still recovering from Hurricane Maria five y…

September 16, 2022

The Wheels of Justice

Maria and Julio are joined by Jonathan Capehart, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and associate editor for The Washington Post. They get into the Justice Department’s investigation into former President Trump and what hopes there are for acco…

September 13, 2022

A Political Flashpoint

Maria and Julio are joined by Caitlin Dickerson, staff writer for The Atlantic, and Hamed Aleaziz, immigration policy reporter for the LA Times. They unpack immigration policy in the United States, including recent news of the Department of Ho…

September 9, 2022

ITT Sound Off: No Absolute Power

Maria and Julio react to the news of Queen Elizabeth II passing away, and they reflect on the British monarchy’s legacy of colonialism and imperialism. They also get into the Justice Department’s investigation of former president Donald Trump …

September 6, 2022

Birth Care for Every Body

In this rebroadcast episode from 2021, Maria welcomes Marinah Valenzuela Farrell, a Chicanx midwife and director of the Changing Woman Initiative, and Dr. Rachel Hardeman, a reproductive health equity researcher and associate professor at the …

September 2, 2022

The Achilles Heel of Democracy

In this rebroadcast episode from January, Maria and Julio ring in the new year with Jelani Cobb, staff writer at the New Yorker and dean of the Columbia Journalism School. We listen back to their reflections on the legacy of the Black Lives Ma…

August 30, 2022

LIVE From Las Vegas: Covering Latino Communities

It’s ITT’s first live show of 2022! Maria and Julio travel to the NABJ-NAHJ Convention at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada to talk about the complexity of Latino communities and the role of journalists who are reporting on them. They’re joi…

August 26, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Accomplices Not Allies

Julio and guest co-host Renée Graham, opinion columnist at The Boston Globe, discuss the release of the affidavit for the search warrant at former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. They also unpack this week’s primaries and President Biden’…

August 23, 2022

What About Electoral Power?

In this special collaboration with Latino USA, Maria and Julio are joined by Sonja Diaz, founding director of the Latino Policy & Politics Institute at UCLA, and Jazmine Ulloa, national politics reporter for the New York Times, to talk abo…

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