Last week we lost one of the most influential and celebrated novelists in American literary history , Toni Morrison encouraged graduates to seek a meaningful life -- something she herself had certainly achieved.
The Threat of White Nationalist Terrorism
Is the federal government doing enough to fight domestic terrorism? This week we talk to one former senior law enforcement official who says no. For nearly two decades, Daryl Johnson was senior domestic terrorism analyst at the Department of Homeland Security and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Back in 2009 he wrote a DHS Report on “Rightwing Extremism” that was widely circulated in the law enforcement community and was leaked to the press. Instead of taking action, Republicans on Capitol Hill attacked his findings. Johnson explains how and why Donald Trump's election changed the pattern of extreme white nationalists and what can be done about it.
ICYMI: Shannon Watts "Fight Like a Mother"
Shannon Watts is the author of , one of the leading organizations for recruiting and training women to run for office.
Can Racism Win in 2020?
Over the last few weeks, Donald Trump has left no doubt that he is a racist. He has also made it clear -- race will be perhaps THE biggest issue in 2020. The question is: Can racism win? This week Katie and Joe talk to .
Words Matter Library: The Ginsburg Tapes
This week we sit down with allows the listener to be a fly on the wall for some of the most important cases in American jurisprudence as future Justice Ginsburg challenged laws treating men and women differently. In between the actually Supreme Court recordings, Lauren puts the cases, the law and even the Justices themselves in historical context and explains how as a lawyer, RBG really did change the World.