OBP Extended Edition: Black Financial Planning
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by Farai Chideya, Jonathan Blakely, Nina Spensley, Emily J. Daly, Bridget McAllister, Steve Lack, Anoa Changa, Natyna Bean, Emily Ho, Kelsey Kudak, Lauren Schild, Cheryl Corley, Michelle Singletary
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Want more 'Our Body Politic'? Here's the full conversation between guest host and NPR Correspondent Cheryl Corley and Washington Post personal finance expert Michelle Singletary. They talk through the importance of choosing the right financial planner, what Black families need to know about wealth, and why it's never too late to learn financial literacy ..read more
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Building Black Wealth through Reparations, Restoration and Information
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by Farai Chideya, Cheryl Corley, Jonathan Blakely, Nina Spensley, Emily J. Daly, Bridget McAllister, Steve Lack, Anoa Changa, Natyna Bean, Emily Ho, Kelsey Kudak, Lauren Schild, Shelley Halstead, Michelle Singletary, Robin Rue Simmons
2d ago
NPR Correspondent Cheryl Corley guest-hosts this week’s episode on the racial wealth gap and how Black Americans are working to narrow it. First, Corley speaks with former Alderwoman of Evanston, Illinois’s 5th Ward Robin Rue Simmons about how her organization, First Repair, is helping people across the nation in the fight for reparations. Corley also interviews the founder and executive director of Black Women Build Baltimore, Shelley Halstead, about how homeownership helps build wealth and community. Then, Corley and Washington Post personal finance expert Michelle Singletary discuss the imp ..read more
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The Tech Industry’s Influence Online and In Person
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by Dr. Safiya U. Noble, Monica Martin, Jon Cohn, Tony Federico, Rebecca Stumme, Kristen Payne, Kristin Ranger, Caitlin Biljan, Alexis Gero, Emily J. Daly, Emily Ho, Bridget McAllister, Julie Lythcott-Haims, Steve Lack, Lauren Schild, Archie Moore, Nina Spensley, Jonathan Blakley, Kelsey Kudak, Anoa Changa, Farai Chideya, Natyna Bean
1w ago
Our Body Politic joined KPCC’s Public Radio Palooza for a special live taping featuring Farai in discussion with Dr. Safiya U. Noble, Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at UCLA, board member of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, and author of Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism, about how to address inequities caused by the tech industry. Farai also interviews Julie Lythcott-Haims, New York Times best-selling author of How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success and Palo Alto councilmember about he ..read more
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How to Spot – and Stop – the Makings of a Civil War
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by Dr. Barbara F. Walter, Dr. Erroll G. Southers, Natyna Bean, Jonathan Blakley, Emily J. Daly, Nina Spensley, Kelsey Kudak, Archie Moore, Anoa Changa, Farai Chideya, Bridget McAllister, Lauren Schild, Emily Ho, Steve Lack, Traci Caldwell
3w ago
Two years after the attack on the U.S. Capitol, Farai interviews Dr. Barbara F. Walter, Rohr Professor of Pacific International Relations at the University of California, San Diego, and author of the New York Times bestseller, How Civil Wars Start, on the serious threat factionalism poses to American democracy. Then, Farai talks to former FBI agent, counterterrorism expert, and Associate Senior Vice President of Homeland Security, Dr. Erroll G. Southers, who details how and why homegrown violent extremism is widening the distance between Americans and a solid democratic process, and what is be ..read more
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OBP Rewind: Celebrating 100 Episodes: Past, Present and Future
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by Archie Moore, Nina Spensley, Anoa Changa, Emily J. Daly, Farai Chideya, Steve Lack, Traci Caldwell, Mike Goehler, Lauren Schild, Teresa Carey, Bridget McAllister, Jonathan Blakley, Natyna Bean, Karen Attiah, Emily Ho, Tiffany Jeffers, Kelsey Kudak, Bianca Martin, Adam Rooner
1M ago
Our Body Politic celebrates the new year by re-airing our 100th episode. Farai reflects on some of the show’s most impactful moments of news and political coverage over the past two years with OBP regular contributors Karen Attiah, columnist for the Washington Post and Tiffany Jeffers, associate professor at Georgetown University Law Center. The trio examines the current political atmosphere, its origins, and reflect on how issues like reproductive rights, the COVID-19 crisis, and the aftermath of the Jan. 6 Insurrection could impact this year’s midterms elections and why cultivating hope and ..read more
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OBP Rewind: Remembering Urvashi Vaid and Creating Liberation
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by Emily Ho, Archie Moore, Nina Spensley, Anoa Changa, Tonya Mosley, Natyna Bean, Enrico Benjamin, Lauren Schild, Kelsey Kudak, BA Parker, Urvashi Vaid, Jonathan Blakley, Steve Lack, Phyllis Fletcher, Juan Battle, Emily J. Daly, Dante Stewart, Traci Caldwell, Ishea Brown, Bridget McAllister, Bianca Martin, Farai Chideya
1M ago
This week we re-air an episode from June 2022, featuring a past interview between Farai and the late intersectional activist, lawyer, educator, and author Urvashi Vaid who led movements for a range of progressive issues, including AIDS advocacy, LGBT rights, and prison reform. The pair discuss Vaid’s legacy as a leading figure in social change and what it truly takes to change the lived experience of everyone— to achieve lived equality. Then in our series, “Our Body Politics Presents…” we feature the podcast Truth Be Told with host Tonya Mosley who interviews minister and writer Danté Stewart ..read more
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Black Women on the Future of Twitter and Building Generational Wealth
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by Dr. Sarah J. Jackson, Mellody Hobson, Devin Robins, Kelsey Kudak, Jonathan Blakley, Nina Spensley, Lauren Schild, Emily J. Daly, Natyna Bean, Farai Chideya, Karen Attiah, Emily Ho, Archie Moore, Bridget McAllister, Traci Caldwell, Steve Lack, Anoa Changa
1M ago
Farai is joined by Karen Attiah, Our Body Politic contributor and columnist for the Washington Post, and Dr. Sarah J. Jackson, Presidential Associate Professor of communications at the University of Pennsylvania and coauthor of Hashtag Activism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice, to discuss what Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover could mean for women of color users. Then, we reach into the archives for a past conversation between Farai and Mellody Hobson, co-CEO of Ariel Investments about how race relations inform financial security and the vitality of providing financial literacy for people of co ..read more
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Our Political Remix 3: Gun Violence and Policing in America
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by Nelba Marquéz-Greene, Samaria Rice, Reneé Hall, Jen Chien, Traci Caldwell, Steve Lack, Bianca Martin, Natyna Bean, Juleyka Lantigua, Emily Daly, Lauren Schild, Paulina Velasco, Archie Moore, Farai Chideya, Mark Betancourt, Sarah McClure, Priscilla Alabi, Julie Zann, Kelsey Kudak, Emily Ho, Kojin Tashiro, Bridget McAllister, Nina Spensley, Anoa Changa, Cedric Wilson
1M ago
This week in our Political Remix series, we’re bringing back some of Farai’s key interviews with three women of color exploring the impact of gun violence and policing in the U.S. First, Farai speaks to activist, therapist, and mother, Nelba Marquéz-Greene on the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting. Then, we get reflections from Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, on policing and justice right after the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Plus, Farai speaks to former Dallas Police Chief Reneé Hall on bridging the divide between Black communities and the police ..read more
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OBP Archives: Aging with Purpose and Redefining Strength for Black Women
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by Farai Chideya, Jonathan Blakely, Bridget McAllister, Emily J. Daly, Natyna Bean, Bianca Martin, Lauren Schild, Archie Moore, Betty Reid Soskin, Tonya Mosley, Ayanna Brown, Dr. Mercedes Carnethon, Elizabeth White, BA Parker, Ishea Brown, Phyllis Fletcher, Enrico Benjamin
2M ago
This week we revisit an episode from our archives. First, a past conversation between Farai and author of Sign My Name to Freedom, Betty Reid Soskin, who retired at age 100 from her work as a National Park Ranger and community historian. Then in “Our Body Politics Presents,” we hear from Tonya Mosley’s podcast “Truth Be Told” where she speaks to Ayanna Brown, a mother who graciously details her cycle of loving, losing, grieving, and persevering. And on “Sippin’ the Political Tea” Farai speaks with professor and Vice Chair of preventive medicine at Northwestern University, Dr. Mercedes Carnetho ..read more
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Going Uphill and Unpacking the 2022 Midterm Results
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by Farai Chidya, Jonathan Blakely, Nina Spensley, Emily J. Daly, Bridget McAllister, Traci Caldwell, Steve Lack, Anoa Changa, Natyna Bean, Emily Ho, Kelsey Kudak, Lauren Schild, Archie Moore, Mike Gohler, Jemele Hill, Alex Nguyen, Hibah Ansari, Lauren Gibbons, Sabrina Rodriguez, Kimberly Atkins Stohr
2M ago
This week, Farai interviews Jemele Hill, contributing writer for the Atlantic and author of the new book, Uphill: A Memoir on how her upbringing informs her impassioned writing and reporting. Then we receive insights on the 2022 midterm election results from political reporters across the nation such as Alex Nguyen with the Texas Tribune, Hibah Ansari with Minnesota’s Sahan Journal, and Lauren Gibbons of Bridge Michigan. And on our weekly political roundtable, Sippin’ the Political Tea, Farai is joined by Kimberly Atkins Stohr, senior columnist for the Boston Globe and inaugural columnist for ..read more
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