Karen Frillmann appears in the following:
Monday, March 21, 2022
What’s in a name? A lot. A listener's voicemail inspired us to explore the sometimes complicated relationship between our names and our racial and ethnic identities.
Monday, March 14, 2022
The social fabric is torn. People nationwide are scared, some going so far as to arm themselves. What can we learn from our history as we react to this fear?
Monday, March 07, 2022
Presidencies are rarely transformational, and neither Biden nor Trump have lived up to their supporters’ dreams. So what does it take to really change our politics?
Monday, February 28, 2022
Democracy won’t work if we can’t talk to each other. So how do we do have conversations across cultural and political divides?
Monday, February 21, 2022
The U.S. Census named “some other race” as the second-largest racial group in the U.S. Mona Chalabi talks us through the data, and the stakes, of that statistic.
Monday, February 14, 2022
Afrofuturism is an old idea that’s reaching new people. We travel from Seneca Village to Wakanda, from Sun Ra to Lil Nas X as we learn this cosmic vision of Black freedom.
Thursday, February 10, 2022
The former Talking Heads frontman explores the challenges – and beauties – of human connection while breaking down his hit Broadway show, American Utopia.
Monday, February 07, 2022
Biden vowed to finally put a Black woman to the Supreme Court. President and CEO of the National Women's Law Center Fatima Goss Graves, Court scholar Elie Mystal, and listeners react.
Monday, January 31, 2022
New science finds we’ve got less than a decade to avoid catastrophe. Activist and author Bill McKibben says the only solutions that can beat that deadline are collective.
Monday, January 24, 2022
Mona Charen discusses the true meaning of conservative and the radical shift in the GOP. Then, a listener mailbag begs us to explore how "normal people" became part of the Jan 6. attack.
Thursday, January 20, 2022
A conversation with historian Dr. Carol Anderson about how Black Americans have fought for their right to participate in the democratic process safely and make their votes count.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Lewis makes a case for the radical potential of love in our MLK Weekend show. Then, meet one of the 40 students who are on a hunger strike for voting rights.
Monday, January 10, 2022
NYT columnist Thomas Edsall helps tackle that question, as callers tell us how anxious they are about the state of our democracy. Then, is the right better at the internet than the left?
Monday, January 03, 2022
Playwright Lynn Nottage breaks down her remarkable career and shares how, as an optimist at heart, she finds the light and resilience in unexpected stories.
Monday, December 27, 2021
Composer Jason Moran takes us on a musical journey back to 1918, when a group of Black soldiers reinvented American music.
Monday, December 20, 2021
Do you need a revival? On the longest night of the year, join us to celebrate Yalda, a poetic Persian tradition. Then, a conversation about those we’ve lost with artist Gregory Porter.
Monday, December 13, 2021
A.O. Scott, co-chief film critic of the New York Times, helps us review the year in culture. What can we learn about our struggling effort to live together from this year’s art?
Monday, December 06, 2021
Another year of the SCOTUS is coming to a close. But can we still trust our nine appointed justices to be the final arbiters of the law?
Monday, November 29, 2021
Anti-racist work snuck into the mainstream last year. But ever since, it’s received a huge backlash. Why, and what did right-wing media have to gain?
Monday, November 22, 2021
History shows that our country’s been divided from the start. So should we just break up already? Plus, what to do when the divide gets real at the Thanksgiving table.