Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry

Host and Managing Editor

Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry appears in the following:

Corrections in Ink

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

We speak with Keri Blakinger, a reporter for the Marshall Project focused on prisons and jails, about her memoir focused on her own incarceration.

Lizz Winstead on Operation Save Abortion

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

After the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision many wondered: What can I do in the fight to protect abortion access? Enter Lizz Winstead and Operation Save Abortion.

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Carmen Wong's Journey to Find Her True Identity

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Carmen Rita Wong discusses her new book Why Didn’t You Tell Me: A Memoir which tackles family lies, deception, and the possibility of forgiveness.

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The True Power of the Supreme Court

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

The Supreme Court today seems more powerful than ever. But what if that’s not entirely true?

Navigating the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

With a temporary waiver from the Department of Education, some public service workers with federal student loans are seeing success in getting their loans forgiven through PSLF.

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Author Leila Mottley and Her New Book 'Nightcrawling'

Monday, July 18, 2022

19-year-old Leila Mottley discusses her debut novel Nightcrawling which is receiving a lot of buzz.

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Election Officials Are Being Targeted and Harassed

Monday, July 18, 2022

In a recent poll from the Brennan Center of nearly 600 local election officials across the country, one in six repor­ted that they have experienced threats because of their job.

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The Fight for Fair Maps

Monday, July 18, 2022

After each new U.S. Census every 10 years there comes a fight for redistricting.  We hear about what a fair map looks like, and the ongoing fight for truly representative districts.

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Welcome to Freedom

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Three Black women in Georgia set out to build a Black utopia. What will it take for the dream to become a reality?

Robin Thede is Making Room for More Black Women in Comedy

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Comedian Robin Thede joined The Takeaway to discuss the third season of "A Black Lady Sketch Show" and creating space for Black women in comedy. 

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Immortality and the Future of Anti-Aging

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

There's hundreds of creams and serums to help defy aging, but the immortality industry isn't stopping there. 

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Deep Dive: Water (Rebroadcast)

Friday, July 08, 2022

In this Deep Dive, Melissa and Dorian take an in-depth look at water insecurity, access and cleanliness.

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Deep Dive: The American Death Penalty (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, July 07, 2022

For this installment of our Deep Dives, our cohosts explore a divided issue among Americans — the Death Penalty.

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Deep Dive: Sex Work (Rebroadcast)

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

In this "Deep Dive," Melissa and Dorian take an in-depth look at sex work and how it's been criminalized in the United States. 

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Deep Dive: Health Insurance (Rebroadcast)

Tuesday, July 05, 2022

For this installment of the Takeaway "Deep Dives," Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren are tackling the important topic of the American Health Insurance System. 

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Deep Dive: Fair Housing (Rebroadcast)

Monday, July 04, 2022

We’re taking a Deep Dive into the history and present state of fair housing in America, 54 years after the passage of the National Fair Housing Act.

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Deep Dive: The U.S. Anti-Poverty and Labor Movement

Friday, July 01, 2022

Nearly 140 million Americans are officially poor or low wage workers living on the brink of poverty.

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Reproductive Coercion is an American Cornerstone

Thursday, June 30, 2022

What can the experiences of enslaved Black women teach us about the overturning of Roe vs. Wade?

Alok Vaid-Menon Defies Definition

Thursday, June 30, 2022

The gender non-conforming artist explores themes of gender, race, trauma and belonging in their work while advocating and bringing visibility to the trans community

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Meet the Voice Behind Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Thursday, June 30, 2022

We speak with comedian Jenny Slate about bringing back her viral character “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” for a feature length film.

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