In The Thick

A NewsPolitics and Society podcast featuring Julio Ricardo Varela
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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.

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While President Trump declares a national emergency, Maria and Julio talk about the truth behind this political move, as well as the situation of the rapper 21 Savage, who was detained by ICE. They also discuss the controversy we've seen around Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.   ITT Staff Picks: Vox explains the winners and the losers of Trump's emergency declaration. From The Nation: Israeli lobbyist…
Two leading Democrats in Virginia have acknowledged that they did blackface in the past and a third Democrat has been accused of sexual abuses. Maria and Julio try to understand this mess (and more) with two All-Stars: journalist and Columbia professor Alexis Clark, and Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr., James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Princeton University.     ITT Staff Picks: Vo…
Maria and Julio talk about Jeff Bezos’ allegations that David Pecker, the owner of the National Enquirer’s parent company, extorted and blackmailed him. They also talk about why the State of the Union address was hard to watch and the City of Nogales vote against the concertina wire on the border fence. ITT Staff Picks: The City of Nogales unanimously votes to condemn concertina wire on border …

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Feb 11th, 2016
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Feb 15th, 2019
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