Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry

Host and Managing Editor

Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry appears in the following:

Mega Methane in Bovine Belches but Kelp is On the Way

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

We discuss the benefits of seaweed for humans and cows with Jaclyn Robidoux at the University of Maine’s Sea Grant program.

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Becoming Afropunk

Monday, June 20, 2022

We speak with James Spooner, director of the 2003 documentary Afro-Punk, about his new graphic novel memoir: The High Desert. Black. Punk. Nowhere.

The Poor People's March

Friday, June 17, 2022

Ahead of this year's Poor People’s March this weekend, we spoke with Bishop William Barber and Deep Dive cohost Dorian Warren.

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Queer Families: Identical Twins Talk About Pride

Friday, June 17, 2022

We’re speaking with opera singer Brenda and her identical twin brother Drew for our series on Queer Families this Pride Month.

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The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Thursday, June 16, 2022

The new documentary, The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, delves into the nuanced life of the civil rights icon, who did far more in her lifetime than simply sit on the bus.

What Does Queer Mean?

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

We untangle the powerful and painful politics of the word "queer."

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Is Pride Too Commercialized?

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Have corporate sponsorships diluted Pride’s political legacy?

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Animating Real Stories of Immigration

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The co-director and narrator of Home is Somewhere Else discuss the animated film's emotional stories of detention and deportation. 

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Queer As Folk is Back

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

 Jasha Klebe talks about composing music for the newly rebooted “Queer as Folk,” finding unique sounds, and what queer music sounds like.

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Debunking Gender Roles in the Animal Kingdom

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

A conversation with zoologist Lucy Cooke about her new book, “Bitch: On the Female of the Species.”

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"Red Flag" Gun Laws

Monday, June 13, 2022

"Red flag" gun laws typically prevent the possession or purchase of guns from individuals who are deemed a threat to themselves or to others.

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Redistricting and Primaries in California

Monday, June 13, 2022

We're headed to the nation's most populous state to see what happened in the primaries.

January 6th Hearings Go Prime Time

Friday, June 10, 2022

On Thursday evening, the U.S. Congress went prime time–gathering their colleagues, the press, and the American people in a rare televised evening session.

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The Highs and Lows of the Latest Broadway Season

Friday, June 10, 2022

A look at some of the theater highlights of the past year. 

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Understanding An Intersectional Framework of Economic Justice for People Living With Disabilities

Thursday, June 09, 2022

While people with disabilities are more likely overall to experience financial difficulties, that is particularly true for people of color with disabilities.

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Raising the Barre for Ballet Workers

Thursday, June 09, 2022

A conversation about the conditions ballet dancers face with Chloe Angyal, author of “Turning Pointe: How a New Generation of Dancers is Saving Ballet From Itself.” 

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A Real-Life Top Gun Maverick

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

We talk to the first female pilot to graduate from the United States Navy's Strike Fighter Weapons School, the elite program seen in the Top Gun movie franchise.

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The Impact of Tennessee's 51 Year Mandatory Minimum Law

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

In Tennessee, teenagers convicted of murder face mandatory minimums of 51 years. A new documentary from Al Jazeera English examines the impact of this sentence on one man and his family.

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Make Way for the MCU's Ms. Marvel

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

A conversation with Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, one of the directors of Disney Plus' "Ms. Marvel," which centers on Kamala Khan, a teenage Muslim superhero.

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The Land Back Movement to Reclaim Indigenous Lands

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

The Land Back movement is fighting to restore stolen land back into Indigenous hands.  We hear from two Indigenous leaders doing the work.

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