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-19 news, including the CDC’s new guidelines for fully vaccinated people, and the looming eviction crisis. And, they talk about Simone Biles’ withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics and the importance of mental health for athletes.   You can listen to and download our engineer Leah Shaw Dameron’s new album, “Play Beautifully,” on Bandcamp or Apple Music. ITT Staff Picks: - For Mother Jones, Inae Oh reports on the first congressional hearing to investigate the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6 and the continued efforts by Republicans to downplay the attack.  - The approaching expiration of the eviction moratorium threatens tens of thousands of folks who are behind on rent, Sema K. Sgaier and Aaron Dibner-Dunlap report for The New York Times. - “Black women are apparently still expected to sacrifice themselves for a country that refuses to see them as fully human,” writes Karen Attiah for The Washington Post on Simone Biles’ decision to pull out of the Olympics. Photo credit: AP Photo/Paolo Santalucia  

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