Michael Arceneaux graduated from Howard University in 2007 with more than $100,000 of private student loan debt. His new essay collection, 'I Don't Want to Die Poor,' recounts how that debt has shaped his life. "I became a 'New York Times' bestselling author the same week I lost my health insurance," he says. "I do have a foot in both worlds, because I just really know how difficult it is to attain social mobility." Also, Ken Tucker reviews the new album, 'Alphabetland,' from the band X.
Today on the show we opened up the phone lines to see what percentage we should hold Donald Trump accountable for his bleach comments, after their were some cases where people actually drank bleach after his comments. Also, we had author Michael Arceneaux call in where he spoke about his new book and the difficulties he learned from after his last book and more. Moreover, Charlamagne gave "Donkey of the Day" to Aurdrey Whitlock a leader of the organization reopen NC. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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'The Miseducation of Cameron Post' is a new film about a high school girl who's sent to a Christian gay conversion therapy center after she's caught kissing another girl. We talk with filmmaker, Desiree Akhavan, and Emily Danforth who wrote the novel that the film's based on. Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Lori McKenna's album 'The Tree.'Michael Arceneaux's new book, 'I Can't Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race And Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyoncé,' is a collection of essays about growing up gay, black, and Catholic in Texas.