Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry

Host and Managing Editor

Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry appears in the following:

Can the GOP be Both the Party of Lincoln and the Party of Trump?

Monday, August 01, 2022

99 days ahead of the midterm elections, we take a look at the Republican party's strategy and future.

Beyoncé's "RENAISSANCE"

Monday, August 01, 2022

Nearly a month after releasing her summer single “Break My Soul,” Beyoncé is back with her 7th studio album “Renaissance.”

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Carlton McCoy is Changing the Wine World

Friday, July 29, 2022

Just the second ever Black Master Sommelier, his new show "Nomad with Carlton McCoy" explores "his quest to find the places where food, music, art and culture collide."

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Black Freedom Farmers: Land as Sites of Resistance

Friday, July 29, 2022

We explore the ways in which Black communities use land, farming, and food justice as tools of resistance against racial inequality.

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Black Land Matters: A Week at Farm Camp

Friday, July 29, 2022

Last week a dozen Black girls and women stayed at MHP's home in North Carolina for the Black Land Use and Food Supply Summer program. We drop in to the camp. 

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Family of Slain Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh Demands Justice

Thursday, July 28, 2022

The Palestinian American journalist was killed in May in the occupied West Bank. We speak with her niece, Lina Abu Akleh, who is demanding accountability for her death.

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What's Going on With The Feud in Pro Golf?

Thursday, July 28, 2022

A new Saudi-backed startup golf tournament, LIV Golf, is making a play to steal golfers from already established tournaments like the PGA Tour. 

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The Evolution of "The Anti-Trans Hate Machine"

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Imara Jones, host of the investigative podcast, The Anti-Trans Hate Machine, explains how religious extremists have tapped into secular arguments to advance an anti-trans agenda.

A Check In On The Democrats' Strategy

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

With four months left until the midterms, we check in on the Democratic strategy for November.

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Social Media Advertising Takes a Naughty Twist

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Corporate brand accounts on social media have been taking the old idea of "sex sells" to a whole new level lately. 

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Has Houston Solved Homelessness?

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Amidst our national crises of evictions, unaffordable rents, and high costs of living, cities that put housing first are seeing results.

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Summer Reading Recommendations From Our Listeners

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Our listeners share their summer reading lists.

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What Is Your Mind Like On Plants?

Monday, July 25, 2022

Best selling author Michael Pollan talks about his book, "This is Your Mind on Plants,” challenges what we characterize as a "drug" and explores three psychoactive plants used as drugs. 

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Billy Porter on "Anything's Possible" and More

Monday, July 25, 2022

We talk to Billy Porter about his directorial debut in the new film Anything's Possible, a trans rom-com, his career, and living with truth.

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Gordon Plaza Residents' Fight for Relocation from Toxic Land Is One Step Closer

Friday, July 22, 2022

Residents of Gordon Plaza in New Orleans are one step closer in their fight for a fully-funded relocation from the toxic land that their community was built on.

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Georgia at the Intersections: Warnock vs. Walker

Friday, July 22, 2022

The Georgia Senate race is heating up between incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker.  Our guests break down the race so far.

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How Black Girls Are Redefining Leadership

Friday, July 22, 2022

A new book shows us how young black girls are redefining leadership in their own way.

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Another Broken Promise on Tribal Affairs

Thursday, July 21, 2022

A decision handed down by the Supreme Court this term upends hundreds of years of legal precedent in the relationship between the U.S. and tribal governments.

Biden's New Initiative to Combat Climate Change

Thursday, July 21, 2022

President Biden announced executive actions on climate change on Wednesday – a $2.3 billion investment in infrastructure. Environmental groups say Biden should do more.

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Rebel Speak: A Justice Movement Mixtape

Thursday, July 21, 2022

We hear from scholar and activist Bryonn Rolly Bain about his new book, Rebel Speak: A Justice Movement Mixtape, and about reframing how we think about justice.

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