Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry

Host and Managing Editor

Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry appears in the following:

Replay: What Will Justice Look Like in Buffalo?

Monday, May 15, 2023

We hear from a family member of a victim killed at the TOPS shooting, and hear about the importance of culturally competent mental healthcare following tragedies.

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Replay: What Motherhood Means to Transgender Advocate Octavia Lewis

Friday, May 12, 2023

We hear how Octavia Lewis has navigated the foster and adoption systems in New York and her evolving relationship with motherhood.

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Replay: Reuniting Families on Mama's Day Bail Out

Friday, May 12, 2023

The National Bail Out Collective coordinates Mama’s Day Bailouts to bail out Black mothers and caregivers on Mother’s Day

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Replay: What Does It Mean to Mother Across Borders?

Friday, May 12, 2023

What does motherhood look like when mothers and children are separated by borders?

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Replay: Policing the Womb

Friday, May 12, 2023

We speak with professor and author Michele Goodwin about the sometimes complicated nature of Mother’s Day and interrogate our relationships with motherhood and the people who birth us.

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Music In Their Own Words: Harpist Ashley Jackson

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Harpist Ashley Jackson previews her upcoming album, "Ennanga," which explores the intersections between West African folk music, Black American spirituals and contemporary jazz.

Governor Jay Inslee on Washington's Assault Weapons Ban

Thursday, May 11, 2023

The Washington governor signed a series of bills to combat gun violence in late April. Plus, Governor Inslee shares how Washington is also leading on progressive climate policy.

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America's Compassion Deficit and the Killing of Jordan Neely

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Rashad Robinson, the president of Color of Change, discusses Jordan Neely's yearslong search for help that never came.

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Woof! The Takeaway's 147th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Recap

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Buddy Holly, a Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen (aka PBGV) won Best in Show. The Takeaway's longtime Westminster Dog Show reporter, Sarah Montague, recaps the event.

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Nebraska Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh On Her 11-Week Filibuster

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Sen. Cavanaugh is employing an old strategy to prevent her colleagues from stripping healthcare from trans kids — running out the clock.

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Montana House Rep. Zooey Zephyr Stands Up For Others

Tuesday, May 09, 2023

Montana House Representative, Zooey Zephyr joins us to discuss her censure, trans representation and hopes for the future.

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UK Regulators Pour Cold Water on Microsoft and Activision Merger

Tuesday, May 09, 2023

Is the gaming industry still in for a shake-up?

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Ethiopian NGOs Say Facebook Ignored Warnings About Hate Speech

Tuesday, May 09, 2023

A recent Insider investigation reveals failures in Facebook’s "Trusted Partner" program in Ethiopia.

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A Resolution for Gordon Plaza Residents’ Fight Could Be in Sight

Monday, May 08, 2023

An update on the Gordon Plaza residents' fight to be relocated from the toxic land their homes were built on.

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'Head Down' to North Carolina: The H2A Visa Program and Abortion Rights

Monday, May 08, 2023

Editor-at-large of Prism and cohost of "Head Down," Tina Vasquez, joins The Takeaway to talk about an illuminating investigation into the H2A visa program.

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Exploring Consumer Protection: The Kroger-Albertsons Merger

Friday, May 05, 2023

On October 14, 2022, a proposed $24.6 billion dollar megamerger between Kroger and Albertsons was announced. Grocery workers, farmers, consumers, and communities could all be impacted.

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Another Bank Goes Bust

Friday, May 05, 2023

What does the collapse of a third major bank this year mean for the U.S. economy?

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23 MAYORS IN 2023: Jim Kenney, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Thursday, May 04, 2023

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is in his second term as mayor, and being term-limited, he is in his final months leading the city. We hear him reflect on his time as mayor.

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Downtown Crime: Perception Versus Reality

Thursday, May 04, 2023

Americans in four major cities believe crime is out of control in their downtowns. But the reality is more complicated.

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Replay: Billy Porter on "Anything's Possible" and More

Thursday, May 04, 2023

We talked to Billy Porter about his career, living with truth, and his directorial debut in the new film Anything's Possible, a queer rom-com on Prime Video.

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