April 3, 2020

ITT Sound Off: Healing in Times of Chaos

We’re so happy and grateful that Maria is feeling better! She and Julio bring you the latest updates on COVID-19, including how state leaders, Congress and the President are responding. They also talk about historically high unemployment, the federal r…

April 1, 2020

There’s Still the Census

Julio and guest co-host Jamilah King talk about how the 2020 political landscape is being affected by the coronavirus pandemic. They also chat with NPR’s Hansi Lo Wang – resident census expert – about how to make sure communities of color aren’t underc…

March 27, 2020

ITT Sound Off: Close to Home

In this week’s ITT Sound Off, Maria and Julio continue reporting remotely, and focus on NYC — home to the headquarters of Futuro Media and the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States. They talk about the rapidly evolving scenario in …

March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Q&A

Maria and Julio are joined by power couple, husband and wife: ITT All-Star, Wajahat Ali, contributing Op-Ed writer with The New York Times and CNN commentator, and Dr. Sarah Kureshi, physician at Georgetown Family Medicine. They talk about the med…

March 20, 2020

ITT Sound Off: Life in the Time of Corona

In this week’s ITT Sound Off, Maria and Julio continue to bring you the latest political news while in isolation from their homes. On today’s show, we talk about the continuing global impact of the coronavirus pandemic, including in Latin America. We a…

March 17, 2020

COVID Coping

We’re all self-isolating, but the show goes on. Maria and Julio are joined by Laura Barrón-López, national political reporter at Politico and ITT All-Star Astead Herndon, national political reporter with The New York Times to discuss the…

March 13, 2020

ITT Sound Off: Protect Thy Neighbor

Maria and Julio bring you this week’s ITT Sound Off from a new reality: the coronavirus pandemic. They give us an update about this past Tuesday’s primary election results, by taking a look at the clear generational divide. They also get into how COVID…

March 10, 2020

Weaponizing Coronavirus

Julio and guest co-host Jamilah King are joined by ITT All-Star Jamil Smith, senior writer for Rolling Stone magazine, to talk about the latest in 2020 politics from endorsements to the “Bernie Bros”. They discuss the ongoing spread of c…

March 6, 2020

LIVE From Detroit: 2020 Turnout or Burnout

Detroit in the house! In partnership with WDET, Maria and Julio take a trip to the historic Senate Theatre in Southwest Detroit, Michigan to discuss the 2020 Election. They’re joined by Stephen Henderson, host of WDET’s Detroit Today and&nbsp…

March 4, 2020

ITT Bonus: Amanda Furdge Live From Jackson

Check out this exclusive live spoken word performance from Amanda Furdge. Born and raised in Jackson, she is a nationally and internationally known spoken word poet and author. As the opening act for our live show in Jackson, she gave an empo…

March 3, 2020

Mississippi’s Fight to Exist

Maria and Julio are joined by Arekia Bennett, executive director of Mississippi Votes, and R.L. Nave, editor-in-chief at Mississippi Today and president of the Jackson Association of Black Journalists, to talk Mississippi electoral politics. …

February 28, 2020

ITT Sound Off: Primaries and Pandemics

In this week’s Sound Off, Maria and Julio give us their takes on Tuesday’s 10th Democratic Debate in South Carolina. We hear from ITT All-Star, Terrell J. Starr, who is on the ground reporting in South Carolina for their upcoming primary that’s th…

February 26, 2020

ITT Bonus: Teneia Live From Jackson

Check out this exclusive performance from internationally-touring musician and songwriter Teneia, a Jackson native. As the opening act of our live show in Mississippi, she rocked the historic Alamo Theatre.Thanks to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation who…

February 26, 2020

LIVE From Jackson: Immigration and 2020

Futuro Media and Mississippi Today present this LIVE In The Thick show from Mississippi! Maria and Julio travel to downtown Jackson at The Alamo Theatre to discuss immigration and criminal justice reform in Mississippi. They’re joined by&nbsp…

February 21, 2020

LIVE From Las Vegas Part II: Nevada’s Labor Power

Enjoy part two of ITT’s first live show of 2020 from Las Vegas, NV! Maria and Julio travel to Horn Theater at the College of Southern Nevada to discuss the POC vote. In the second part of this conversation, Bethany Khan, Director of…

February 18, 2020

ITT Bonus: Mariachi in Las Vegas

Check out this exclusive performance by Mariachi Plata, the mariachi band at the College of Southern Nevada. As the opening act of our two-part Las Vegas Live show, they brought the house down!Thanks to the Guinn Center who made this live show possible…

February 18, 2020

LIVE From Las Vegas Part I: POC Vote in Nevada

This is ITT’s first live show of 2020 from Las Vegas, NV! Maria and Julio travel to Horn Theater at the College of Southern Nevada to discuss the POC vote. For Part 1 of this show, they’re joined by Astrid Silva, Director of Dream B…

February 14, 2020

ITT Sound Off: Frisks and Stones

In this week’s ITT Sound Off, Maria and Julio give us an update on the remaining candidates of the presidential race. Policing and criminal justice were major topics in today’s conversation which include Amy Klobuchar’s past as a prosecutor and Mike Bl…

February 10, 2020

Debating the New Hampshire Primary

In this special 2020 episode, Maria and Julio discuss the Latino vote ahead of the New Hampshire primary. They give their hot takes on last Friday’s Democratic debate and Julio shares his on-the-ground reporting from New Hampshire. ITT is travelin…

February 7, 2020

ITT Sound Off: Tearable Politics

In this week’s ITT Sound Off, Maria and Julio discuss the verdict of Trump’s impeachment trial — an acquittal. The President boasted about his victory in Washington DC on Thursday. They also address the chaos surrounding the Iowa caucus results. As of…

February 5, 2020

Caucus Chaos

Monday night’s Iowa caucus officially kicked off the 2020 presidential election, but it also had significant delays. Maria and Julio are joined by Shirley Wang, a freelance journalist based in Iowa City, to talk about the confusion that …

January 31, 2020

ITT Sound Off: American Hurt

In this week’s ITT Sound Off, Maria and Julio give us an impeachment trial update highlighting the arguments made by President Trump’s defense team. They also discuss the tragic death of Kobe Bryant who died in a helicopter crash on Sund…

January 28, 2020

A Reckoning of Black Motherhood

Maria and Julio talk with Imani Perry, Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, about her latest book Breathe: A Letter to My Sons. They discuss the complexities of raising black children in the U…

January 24, 2020

ITT Sound Off: If You Don’t Know, Now You Know

In Maria and Julio’s first ITT Sound Off together of 2020, they discuss the ongoing impeachment trial with a focus on POC voices being underrepresented in the media and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries’ historical context. They also talk about the migrant c…

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