#490 : A racial reckoning for America.

A racial reckoning for America. Will it be different this time? Plus, a new era of toxic politics and how it started.

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An extended conversation with Peniel E. Joseph on the still unfinished journey toward racial equality and true democracy in America. Plus, Bill Press with Julian Zelizer on how Newt Gingrich broke politics.

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Peniel E. Joseph – Pt. 1

Peniel E. Joseph is an American scholar, teacher, and leading public voice on race, democracy and civil rights. He says within this moment of national crisis is a generational opportunity to transform American democracy to one that is free of racial injustice.

Peniel E. Joseph – Pt. 2

We’re speaking with Peniel E. Joseph, founding director of the LBJ School’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy and author most recently of

 The Sword and The Shield:The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Julian Zelizer

The roots of today’s partisan warfare. Bill Press talks with Julian Zelizer, author of Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party.

Jim Hightower

The virus that’s killing America

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