Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry

Host and Managing Editor

Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry appears in the following:

Getting Existential with a Physicist

Thursday, August 11, 2022

We speak with Dr. Sabine Hossenfelder about her new book, Existential Physics: A Scientist's Guide to Life's Biggest Questions.

The Science of the Hijacked Brain

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Our brains are faster than a supercomputer, with enough electricity to power a lightbulb, but the vast intricacies of our minds also render them vulnerable.

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Abortion is on the Ballot

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Voters will decide on ballot measures related to abortion rights in a record number of states in November: Vermont, California, Kentucky, Montana, and likely Michigan.

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The Radical History of Abortion Rights in Kansas

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

When voters in Kansas rejected a proposal to amend the state’s constitution to say there is no right to abortion, many were surprised. But the outcome is deeply rooted in state history. 

Understanding Underground Fungi May Help Mitigate Climate Change

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Understanding unknown territory of underground fungi networks could be critical for climate change mitigation efforts.

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Spreading the Research on Monkeypox

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

International leaders are calling for research on monkeypox to be shared openly across borders as countries work to curb the virus.

Can Dimming the Sun Prevent Climate Catastrophe?

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

We’re taking a look at a proposal to fix climate change that sounds like something right out of a sci-fi movie.

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Political Roundup: The Midterms are Three Months Away

Monday, August 08, 2022

We hear from two political analysts on what the Dems big climate bill win means for the Midterms, what we've learned from the primaries, and more.

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Is Artificial Intelligence Alive?

Monday, August 08, 2022

Is artificial intelligence alive, or will it ever be? We discuss AI sentience with Dr. Karina Vold.

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Brittney Griner's Sentence

Friday, August 05, 2022

WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced to serve nine years in Russian prison this week. Is this the end of her fight for her freedom?

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The Truth About Your Food's Expiration Date

Friday, August 05, 2022

The U.S. produces about 67 million tons of food waste every year. In a country where millions don't have enough food to eat, why are we throwing so much of it away?

Two Comics on Finding Laughter in the Golden Years

Friday, August 05, 2022

Natalie Levant, 90, and George Saltz, 88, are stand up comics featured in the new documentary "Still Standing." We discuss laughter as healing and finding the funny later in life.

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Asian American Histories of the United States

Thursday, August 04, 2022

A new book highlights overlooked identities within the "Asian American" label and catalogs stories of resistance in these communities.

The Creator Behind Internet Mini-Musicals

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Our “Play” series continues with Brandon Ethridge, a composer playing with the rhythms of our voices to make his internet 'Mini-Musicals.'

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Time to Play

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

How can we make time for play as adults? 

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See You in the Ropes!

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

We’re jumping in to our week of play — starting with a group of ladies who are bringing back double dutch in their 40s, 50s and even 70s!

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Steven Thrasher on "The Viral Underclass"

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Thrasher's new book upturns simple biological notions of vulnerability to viruses, exploring the underlying social determinants that impact transmission and health.

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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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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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