In The Thick

In The Thick

In The Thick

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
Journalists of color tell you what you’re missing from the mainstream news. Co-hosted by award-winning journalists Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela, IN THE THICK has the conversations about race, identity and politics few people are discussing or want to discuss.
  1. March 05, 2021
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    ITT Sound Off: Insurrectionists and Their Mothers
    Maria and Julio get into the latest with the coronavirus pandemic, including states like Texas and Mississippi that are lifting their mask mandates and moving to reopen. They also dive into the Senate hearing o…
  2. March 02, 2021
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    The Terror of Policing
    Maria and Julio welcome two new ITT guests: Josie Duffy Rice, president of The Appeal and host of the podcast "Justice in America," and Michael Harriot, a senior writer at The Root. They talk about th…
  3. February 26, 2021
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    ITT Sound Off: Back to Normal
    Maria and Julio unpack the tough week of news from the United States surpassing a half million COVID-19 deaths to the Biden administrations' bombing of Syria. They also talk about the continued detention of mig…
  4. February 24, 2021
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    An Anthology of Puerto Rico
    Maria and Julio welcome Alana Casanova-Burgess, reporter and producer for WNYC's "On The Media", and Cristina del Mar Quiles, reporter for the Center for Investigative Journalism (Centro de Periodismo…
  5. February 19, 2021
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    ITT Sound Off: Texas Forever
    In this week's Sound Off, Maria and Julio unpack the latest in Texas as the state and its vulnerable communities have been devastated by a winter storm and freezing temperatures. They also talk about the offici…
  6. February 16, 2021
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    Black Power Manifesto
    Maria and Julio are joined by Charles Blow, columnist for The New York Times and author of the new book, "The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto." They talk about Black political power and C…
  7. February 12, 2021
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    ITT Sound Off: This Is the Moment
    Maria is back to join Julio in her first ITT Sound Off in 2021! They break down the latest with the Senate impeachment trial for former president Donald Trump and process just how horrifying the attack at the C…
  8. February 10, 2021
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    Incarceration and Redemption
    Maria and Julio reconnect with David Luis “Suave” Gonzalez, an artist and former juvenile lifer, who they talked to during a 2018 ITT Live show in Chicago. Maria reflects on meeting Suave ov…
  9. February 05, 2021
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    ITT Sound Off: A National Nightmare
    To end the week, Julio is joined by guest co-host Jamilah King, reporter and host of the Mother Jones podcast. They talk about President Biden's latest executive orders on immigration and the confirma…
  10. February 03, 2021
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    Coming Soon: Suave, the Podcast
    ITT has a sneak peek for our listeners of a new podcast that Futuro Studios is producing with PRX: Suave. This podcast follows the story of David Luis “Suave” Gonzalez, who was sentenced to life in pr…
  11. February 02, 2021
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    The Crazy Train
    Maria and Julio break down the week's news with two ITT All-Stars. They are joined by Wajahat Ali, contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, and Jenni Monet, founder of the newsletter I…
  12. January 30, 2021
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    ITT Sound Off: Vaccine Chaos
    In this week's Sound Off, Julio and guest co-host Jamilah King, reporter and host of the Mother Jones podcast, talk about the latest in impeachment news following the Capitol Hill attack. They also di…
  13. January 27, 2021
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    Gateway Racism
    Maria and Julio are joined by Akela Lacy, who is a politics reporter at The Intercept and returning ITT guest Mike German, who is a fellow with the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Se…
  14. January 23, 2021
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    ITT Sound Off: The First Days
    Julio and guest co-host Jamilah King, reporter and host of the Mother Jones podcast, break down President Joe Biden's first days. They cover some of the highlights from Inauguration Day, and unpack th…
  15. January 19, 2021
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    ITT Crossover: Anything For Selena
    We're taking a little break from the news to share something that our colleagues at Futuro Studios and WBUR have been working hard on. Listen to the first episode of "Anything For Selena," where host Maria…
  16. January 15, 2021
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    ITT Sound Off: Impeachment 2.0
    Julio and guest co-host Jamilah King, reporter and host of the Mother Jones podcast, talk about the continued threats of white supremacist violence leading up to next week's inauguration and the escalating…
  17. January 12, 2021
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    Whitelash
    Maria and Julio are back to process last week's events, including the white supremacist violence at the U.S. Capitol. They are joined by ITT All-Star and contributing opinion writer at The New York Times,&…
  18. January 08, 2021
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    ITT Sound Off: Capitol Coup
    We are back with the first Sound Off of 2021! Julio is joined by guest co-host Jamilah King, reporter at Mother Jones and host of The Mother Jones Podcast. They process this week's events, including the mo…
  19. January 06, 2021
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    Seditious Senators
    Maria and Julio ring in the new year with two ITT All-Stars! They're joined by Renée Graham, columnist for The Boston Globe, and Terrell J. Starr, senior reporter at The Root and host of the Black Dip…
  20. January 01, 2021
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    2020 Reflections
    Happy New Year fam! Maria and Julio reflect back on 2020 and how we all found joy and hope amidst the pain and intensity of the past year. They revisit some of the top ITT moments from interviewing&nb…

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