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Monday Morning QB

By WPFW News
A weekly news program with a point of view, from the studios of WPFW 89.3 in Washington, DC. Hosted by Askia Muhammad. Produced by Chris Bangert-Drowns, Sue Goodwin, and Amara Evering.
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Monday Morning QB - September 20
Today on the show: A virtual, rather than a celebratory Congressional Black Caucus anniversary last week. Disabled voters in Texas sue to block new voting restrictions. D.C. residents react to police violence. Grassroots efforts to restore unemployment benefits. And the pleasant intersection of baseball and poetry. All that, and more!
59:15
September 20, 2021
Monday Morning QB - September 13
Today on the show: The largest Confederate statue in the country has come down. Federal unemployment benefits have come down. Disasters caused by those supposed to be delivering aid? And a huge, worldwide anti-racism conference which 9/11 made us all but forget. All that, and more!
59:58
September 13, 2021
Monday Morning QB - August 30
Today on the show: Afghan evacuations continue as the deadline approaches with more attacks and deaths outside the Kabul airport safe perimeter. The suffering in Haiti, a massive earthquake, a deadly tropical storm: will relief efforts be effective? The Blood of Emmett Till, recalling yesterday’s 66th anniversary of that gruesome murder. All that, and more!
01:00:01
August 30, 2021
Monday Morning QB - August 23
Today on the show: The Supreme Court reinstates the Trump-era policy expelling asylum seekers on the Southern border. How to react to the new refugee crisis caused by the fall of the Afghan government. A record number, more than 93,00 drug overdoses last year and Black people are suffering disproportionately. Climate warming means “code red for humanity.” And 58 years after the great March on Washington, why are civil rights groups planning to march again this weekend? All that, and more!
59:56
August 23, 2021
Monday Morning QB - August 16
Today on the show: Civil rights marches for voting rights and black colleges. One West Virginia community blames drug manufacturers for the opioid crisis. The work of  prisoners is abused during the pandemic... But the work of our very own young broadcasters is something to take notice of and appreciate. All that, and more!
55:34
August 16, 2021
Monday Morning QB - August 9
Today on the show: If you thought Republican voter suppression and gerrymandering was bad, sit down, it’s worse than that. The U.S. and China discuss climate diplomacy. A select committee meets to hear about income disparities. All that, and more!
53:16
August 10, 2021
Monday Morning QB - August 2
Today on the show: The expiration of the pandemic eviction ban means many, many more people will be made homeless. Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, the “Axis of Decolonization” in the West. Terrible losses of life in Indian boarding schools. Balancing our hours on the job. All that, and more!
52:41
August 2, 2021
Monday Morning QB - July 26
Today on the show: A Congressional Select Committee will look at the January 6th attack starting tomorrow. Despite a COVID surge, the Olympic Games are underway in Tokyo. Don’t get giddy about talk of a global tax to catch wealthy tax cheaters. Workers are being exposed to greater and greater extreme heat on the job. And rich guys are cooling their heels out in space. All that, and more!
56:33
July 26, 2021
Monday Morning QB - July 19
Today on the show: Democrats from the Texas state legislature vow to camp in Washington to defeat voter suppression legislation back home. A look at the blood spilling in South Africa from an inside perspective. And we look at the political crisis in Haiti. All that, and more!
59:43
July 19, 2021
Monday Morning QB - July 12
Today on the show: It’s Moral Monday, and non-violent direct action from the Poor People’s Campaign begins today. The evidence mounts -- children are being mistreated in border detention facilities. Should its racial impact be known, before a law is enacted? The Supreme Court does damage to voting rights. And after “an act of Congress” to provide COVID relief for struggling Black farmers, White farmers have blocked them in court. All that, and more!
59:54
July 12, 2021
Monday Morning QB - June 28
Today on the show: The U.S. Cuban embargo condemned in the United Nations, 184-2. The Child Tax Credit may lift millions of children out of poverty. Voting rights groups urge corporations to cut their ties with ALEC--the American Legislative Exchange Council. All that, and more!
59:40
June 28, 2021
Monday Morning QB - June 21
Today on the show: Hot enough for you? There’s new evidence that not everyone feels heat the same way. Young men and women in Southeast DC are finding a new route to prosperity--the construction trades. And racial discrimination even in temporary hiring. All that, and more!
58:39
June 21, 2021
Monday Morning QB - June 14
Joe Biden and the G-7 summit. Cops legally lie to suspects during interrogation. The Pentagon doesn’t tell the true story about the number of civilians it kills in global conflicts. Plus, reparations for past racial oppression, and a fight to teach the truth about race. All that, and more!
59:11
June 14, 2021
Friday Evening Fireside - Ep 15
Welcome to Friday Evening Fireside, a long-form version of Monday Morning QB. Today's edition features three extended interview cuts: WPFW News Director Askia Muhammad with scholar and activist Phyllis Bennis on Benjamin Netanyahu's political future; reporter Chris Bangert-Drowns with urban policy expert Yonah Freemark on Biden administration plans to shrink the racial wealth gap; and reporter Amara Evering with Shelbi Day, Chief Policy Officer at Family Equality, on LGBTQ rights and religious freedoms at the Supreme Court.
01:05:53
June 13, 2021
Monday Morning QB - June 7
Today on the show: The Supreme Court takes up LGBTQ+ rights and family equality. Closing the racial wealth gap. Israel’s prime minister Netanyahu may be following the Trump playbook on handling defeat. New COVID 19 hate crimes legislation. Plus, a local expansion among the national labor organizing revival. All that, and more!
56:22
June 7, 2021
Friday Evening Fireside - Ep 14
Welcome to Friday Evening Fireside, a long-form version of Monday Morning QB. Today's edition features two extended interview cuts: WPFW News Director Askia Muhammad with scholar and activist Phyllis Bennis on how Israel benefits from conflict in Gaza; and reporter Amara Evering with Dr. Michael Coyle on the concept of carceral logic -- in our politics and in our personal lives.
46:16
May 29, 2021
Monday Morning QB - May 24
Today on the show: Another ceasefire holds after another bloody shooting war in Gaza. Workers, once seen as expendable, now seen as essential, are still struggling for dignity. As the one year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis cop approaches police forces wrestle with the responsibility of cops to intervene to stop bad conduct. And is detention the only way to deal with migrant children at the border? All that, and more!
49:33
May 24, 2021
Friday Evening Fireside - Ep 13
Welcome to Friday Evening Fireside, a long-form version of Monday Morning QB. Today's edition features three extended interview cuts: reporter Amara Evering with Dr. Kerith Conron on a wave of anti-trans state legislation; reporter Chris Bangert-Drowns with economist Elise Gould on disappointing jobs numbers; and WPFW News Director Askia Muhammad with civil rights attorney Jim Freeman on how racism enriches America’s wealthiest.
01:04:00
May 22, 2021
Monday Morning QB - May 17
Today on the show: The Nakba, the day 73 years ago which Palestinians remember as "the catastrophe." The greatest terrorism threat in this country is now posed by white extremists. Efforts to dismantle the pandemic safety net after one disappointing jobs report. And this has been a record year for anti-transgender legislation. All that, and more!
51:19
May 17, 2021
Friday Evening Fireside - Ep 12
Welcome to Friday Evening Fireside, a long-form version of Monday Morning QB. Today's edition features three extended interview cuts: WPFW News Director Askia Muhammad with tenants rights leader Paulette Matthews on displacement from DC's Barry Farm community; reporter Chris Bangert-Drowns with reporter Alexia Fernandez Campbell on labor rights enforcement problems; and reporter Amara Evering with historian Dr. Samuel Redman on the academic abuse of remains from the 1985 MOVE bombing.
01:06:11
May 15, 2021
Monday Morning QB - May 10
Today on the show: Residents of D.C.’s Barry Farm public housing project resist an effort to write them out of the zoning commission’s plans. How to teach school children about systemic racism in the face of a conservative backlash. The shock of mistreatment of the bones of Black children from Philadelphia’s MOVE organization. And we remember a departed colleague. All that, and more!
52:07
May 10, 2021
Friday Evening Fireside - Ep 11
Welcome to Friday Evening Fireside, a long-form version of Monday Morning QB. Today's edition features three extended interview cuts: reporter Chris Bangert-Downs with activist Pauline Muchina on vaccine access at the WTO; WPFW News Director Askia Muhammad with foreign policy expert Dr. Diana Ohlbaum on President Biden's bloated military budget; and reporter Amara Evering with lawyer and scholar Rebecca Epstein on the adultification of Black girls.
57:24
May 8, 2021
Monday Morning QB - May 3
Today on the show: Bloated Pentagon spending is racist as well as wasteful. Counting prison inmates in the census where they are incarcerated. The adultification of Black girls who are yet children. And can the World Trade Organization free covid vaccines from U.S. strangulation? All that, and more!
56:28
May 3, 2021
Friday Evening Fireside - Ep 10
Welcome to Friday Evening Fireside, a long-form version of Monday Morning QB. Today's edition features three extended interview cuts: reporter Amara Evering with Columbus-based organizer Kiara Yakita on the killing of Ma'Khia Bryant; WPFW News Director Askia Muhammad with T.R.I.G.G.E.R. Project CEO Tia Bell on preventing neighborhood violence; and reporter Chris Bangert-Drowns with journalist Harold Meyerson on the historic shift by the United Mine Workers to support a transition to a green economy.
53:00
April 30, 2021
Monday Morning QB - April 26
Today on the show: Legislators declaring civilian open season on protestors. Violence interrupters call for peace in the streets. Reaction to Derek Chauvin’s conviction in the murder of George Floyd. And tension boils over again when Ma’Khia Bryant is killed by a cop. All that, and more!
59:41
April 26, 2021
Monday Morning QB - April 19
Today on the show: Ethical police and equitable policing. The showdown over a union at Amazon. A Congressional victory for supporters of reparations. Is there racial bias in facial recognition technology? And an exit from the Afghanistan quagmire? All that, and more!
56:24
April 19, 2021
Friday Evening Fireside - Ep 9
Welcome to Friday Evening Fireside, a long-form version of Monday Morning QB. Today's edition features three extended interview cuts: reporter Chris Bangert-Drowns with genocide survivor Claude Gatebuke on Rwanda’s long crisis of political repression; and WPFW News Director Askia Muhammad with two conversations: one with musician and WPFW programmer Rusty Hassan on the virtues of live jazz, and another with the Rev. Dr. William Barber on ending the Senate filibuster.
01:12:03
April 19, 2021
MMQB Bonus - Boycotts
Last week, News Director Askia Muhammad talked with Imani Countess: Director of the U.S. Africa Bridge Building Project, and a leader of the movement to boycott apartheid South Africa. Their conversation focused on the calls for boycotts against Georgia-based companies, after state Republicans passed a bill restricting the vote.
21:50
April 14, 2021
Monday Morning QB - April 12
Today on the show: Voter ID laws, the filibuster, and the illusion of democracy. We’re still haunted by genocide. A fond remembrance of a much loved educator and labor leader. And April is Jazz Appreciation Month as well as National Poetry Month, so we celebrate Jazzoetry. All that, and more!
59:29
April 12, 2021
Monday Morning QB - April 5
Today on the show: Extremism in the military ranks. Boycotts can be a tool to bring about social change. Coronavirus restrictions are easing, and mass shootings are ticking back up. The first ban on the use of solitary confinement. Strong organizing can overcome attempts at voter suppression. And far-right extremism is a problem in the military ranks. All that, and more!
59:51
April 5, 2021
Friday Evening Fireside - Ep 8
Welcome to Friday Evening Fireside, a long-form version of Monday Morning QB. Today's edition features three extended interview cuts: reporter Amara Evering with Aunna Dennis, Executive Director of Common Cause Georgia, on a wave of voter suppression bills; reporter Chris Bangert-Drowns with economist Sarah Anderson on inequality and policy tools to fix it; and WPFW News Director Askia Muhammad with civil rights activist Becky Monroe on hate crimes.
01:07:43
April 2, 2021
Monday Morning QB - March 29
Today on the show: In-your-face voter suppression in Georgia. Fighting back against hate crimes. Wealth tax and pay inequality. And the successful fight to eliminate the death penalty in Virginia. All that, and more!
59:17
March 29, 2021
Friday Evening Fireside - Ep 7
Welcome to Friday Evening Fireside, a long-form version of Monday Morning QB. Today's edition features three extended interview cuts. Reporter Amara Evering talks with Navajo Nation Poet Laureate Dr. Laura Tohe on the significance of confirming the US’s first Native cabinet secretary. WPFW News Director and Monday Morning QB Host Askia Muhammad discusses decades of discrimination against Black farmers with former USDA employee and labor leader Lawrence Lucas; and a novel reparations plan with Evanston Alderman Robin Rue Simmons.
01:03:38
March 27, 2021
Monday Morning QB - March 22
Today on the show: Trump’s Supreme Court could rewrite our legal future. A small town takes a big step toward reparative justice for Black residents. Black farmers will get paid in the Biden pandemic relief package, but don’t celebrate too soon. A campaign urges a national moratorium on utility shut-offs during the pandemic. And the first Native American Interior Secretary will now oversee this country’s trail of broken treaties. All that, and more!
59:53
March 22, 2021
Friday Evening Fireside - Ep 6
Welcome to Friday Evening Fireside, a long-form version of Monday Morning QB. Today's edition features two extended interview cuts: reporter Amara Evering with activist, writer, and media strategist Raquel Willis about the exclusion of trans women from mainstream feminist discourse; and reporter Chris Bangert-Drowns with Africa expert Temi Ibirogba about the economics of kidnappings in Nigeria and the broader question of closing civic space on the continent.
01:01:15
March 20, 2021
Monday Morning QB - March 15
Today on the show: Women’s History Month features! Kidnapping and education in Nigeria. Women command in the military and police forces. Legislation affecting trans-gender women. And women cheerleaders, working hard for little pay. All that, and more!
59:55
March 15, 2021
Friday Evening Fireside - Ep 5
Welcome to Friday Evening Fireside, a long-form version of Monday Morning QB. Today's edition features two extended interview cuts: reporter Amara Evering with immigration lawyer Linda Brandmiller on Biden's child migrant policy; and reporter Chris Bangert-Drowns with former Solidcore fitness trainers and labor organizers Rachel Hornstein and Emily Collinson on building a union during the pandemic.
54:06
March 8, 2021
Monday Morning QB - March 1
Today on the show: QAnon conspiracists are awaiting yet another Trump reach for the presidency, on March 4th. The detention of migrant children continues. COVID-19 is spreading rapidly among prisons in this country. Fitness trainers are organizing in the District. And happy birthday, WPFW. All that, and more!
46:14
March 1, 2021
Monday Morning QB - February 22
Today on the show: Deep in the heart of Texas. Anti-Asian violence in the wake of COVID. Holding Donald J. Trump liable for his many misdeeds. Eliminating immunity for bad cops. And reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans is one step closer. All that, and more!
51:31
February 22, 2021
Friday Evening Fireside - Ep 4
Welcome to Friday Evening Fireside, a long-form version of Monday Morning QB. Today's edition features three extended interview cuts: reporter Amara Evering with Haitian Bridge Alliance Executive Director Guerline Jozef on Biden immigration policy; News Director Askia Muhammad with journalist John Nichols on last week's historic Senate impeachment trial; and reporter Chris Bangert-Drowns with writer and activist Phyllis Bennis on developments in diplomacy with Iran.
01:16:30
February 21, 2021
Monday Morning QB - February 15
Today on the show: A look back at the impeachment acquittal of Donald Trump. Can the U.S. restore the fractured relationship with Iran? Haitians are being deported, despite a promise to end all deportations. And remembering giants of the labor movement. All that, and more!
49:34
February 16, 2021
Friday Evening Fireside - Ep 3
Welcome to Friday Evening Fireside, a long-form version of Monday Morning QB. Today's edition features three extended interview cuts: reporter Amara Evering with Genocide Watch President Gregory Stanton on the QAnon conspiracy theory; News Director Askia Muhammad with columnist Kali Holloway on an abolitionist perspective to the Capitol riot; and reporter Chris Bangert-Drowns with Rohingya human rights activist Raiss Tinmaung on the coup in Myanmar.
01:03:06
February 12, 2021
Monday Morning QB - February 8
Today on the show: A prison abolitionist faces the question of jail for Capitol insurrectionists. A QAnon Congressmember boasts that stripping her committee assignments “frees” her. Shaping the coronavirus stimulus bill as it makes its way through Congress. Is a White House bust of farmworker leader Cesar Chavez mere window dressing? The resilient Rohingya people of Myanmar. And “banging” on the floor of Congress. All that, and more!
59:17
February 8, 2021
Friday Evening Fireside - Ep 2
Welcome to Friday Evening Fireside, a long-form version of Monday Morning QB. Today's edition features four extended interview cuts: reporter Chris Bangert-Drowns with economist John Cavanagh on the power of the federal government; News Director Askia Muhammad with psychologist Dr. Ray Winbush and historical expert Anthony Jones on psychiatry and racism; and reporter Amara Evering with Navajo activists Monica Harvey and Ryan Lee on preserving Native life and culture.
01:33:53
February 6, 2021
Monday Morning QB - February 1
Today on the show: A South African take on the South African coronavirus variant. The pandemic, Native American elders, and cultural loss. Biden wants to “Buy American” again. Psychiatrists apologize for racism. And a Black History Month remembrance of U Street, D.C.’s Black Broadway. All that, and more!
59:60
February 1, 2021
Friday Evening Fireside - Ep 1
Welcome to Friday Evening Fireside, a long-form version of Monday Morning QB. Every week, we'll bring you extended interviews from reporting originally aired Monday morning. Today's edition (released belatedly -- future editions WILL drop Friday evening) features two long conversations: one between reporter Amara Evering and criminal legal scholar Kate Levine on police prosecutions; and another between reporter Chris Bangert-Drowns and Gulf States scholar Hussein Ibish on the war in Yemen.
01:28:31
January 31, 2021
Monday Morning QB - January 25
Today on the show: Why do cops always seem to get away with crimes against Black civilians? With Trump gone, where do Republicans go from here? Will President Biden finally close the Guantanamo military prison? And we’ve got poems and memories of one of major league baseball’s greatest ever. All that, and more!
59:10
January 25, 2021
Monday Morning QB - January 18
Today on the show: Preparing for the possibility of more right-wing violence. Left-wing protestors receive harsher treatment than conservatives. The GOP is divided about loyalty to Trumpism. We remember the radical vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And a talk with one of Joe Biden’s high level appointments. All that, and more!
01:00:22
January 18, 2021
Monday Morning QB - January 11
Today on the show: Michael Steele on the future of the GOP and the nation. Trump faces increasing calls to resign or be kicked out. A retired Capitol Police officer explains the political bureaucracy tying the hands of cops trying to defend the Capitol. The disproportionate response the treasonous white mob received, compared to peaceful Black demonstrators. And the time is now right for statehood for the District. All that, and more!
59:12
January 11, 2021
Monday Morning QB - January 4
Today on the show: Georgia, the Electoral College, and the nation’s courts. The future of U.S. foreign policy. And a Black summit with a decided Black Liberation-oriented philosophy. All that, and more!
59:27
January 4, 2021
Monday Morning QB - December 28
Today on the show, some of our most compelling pieces of the year: Breonna Taylor’s law. The government push to ignore mushrooming white race hate, which was just fine with President Donald Trump. An angry black snap-back. The evolution of science itself in the face of COVID-19. And remembering some of the Souls who crossed over in this most tumultuous year of the 21st Century. All that, and more!
01:00:13
December 28, 2020
Monday Morning QB - December 21
Today on the show: The largest cyberattack in US history becomes part of Trump’s disinformation campaign. That campaign still might include a fascist-type military coup. Supporters of political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal are celebrating a chance to prove his innocence in court. Prisoners are low priority for getting the new coronavirus vaccine. And some interesting items on the wish lists of young adults who still believe or don’t believe in Santa Claus. All that, and more!
01:00:25
December 21, 2020
Monday Morning QB - December 14
Today on the show: We talk to Baltimore’s youngest mayor ever. Like it was 160 years ago, the conservative, overt white peoples’ party is pushing a “lost cause” demanding that Trump remain in the White House. Will the federal government make the economic recovery more equitable during this pandemic? Remote learning isn't setting all students back equally. And could the cash bail system be replaced with something worse? All that, and more!
56:52
December 14, 2020
Monday Morning QB - December 7
Today on the show: Even with a covid vaccine just days from formal approval, suspicions abound in this country. And nearly everyone, especially retail workers, are at the edge of an economic cliff unless Congress approves relief. Ethiopia manages its largest civil conflict in decades. And indigenous sovereignty goes beyond just reclaiming land. All that, and more!
59:04
December 7, 2020
Monday Morning QB - November 30
Today on the show: Coronavirus vaccines are moving close to being delivered in this country. Healthcare workers, who are themselves in danger, are speaking out about the pandemic. Prison laborers are increasingly being used to fill labor shortages. The Congressional Black Caucus has grown to an all-time high of 59 members; does that mean Black Power has been achieved? Not as long as Neo-Nazi groups like The Base are recruiting for what they see as a coming race war. All that, and more!
59:50
November 30, 2020
Monday Morning QB - November 23
Today on the show: D.C. teachers are not ready to return to their classrooms. Can Joe Biden correct the Trump Iran policy and return to diplomacy? Facebook executives face the Senate. And as Nero fiddled while Rome burned, Trump plays golf as the pandemic rages. All that, and more!
59:50
November 23, 2020
Monday Morning QB - November 16
Today on the show: beyond the Beltway into state legislatures. Beyond the beltway into the new administration’s Middle East thrust. Did pre-election polling almost lull us to sleep concerning the real outcome? Did we snooze when it came to the importance of the Native American vote? As the make-up of elected members of Congress becomes more diverse, are the numbers of their support staff following suit? And a setback to gig workers in California. All that and more!
01:00:53
November 16, 2020
Monday Morning QB - November 9
Today on the show: we go live to Georgia for the latest  in that battleground state. Businesses in Washington looked like a hurricane was coming. Taking it to the streets, activists celebrated the apparent defeat of Donald Trump, and at the same time are prepared for action to keep the Biden administration accountable. In San Francisco, voters approved an “Overpaid Executives Tax.” And pandemic politics continues to rage over reopening the D.C. Public Schools. All that, and more!
57:56
November 16, 2020
Pre-Election Special
Today on the show: voting, voting, and did we say voting? We’ve got reports on disenfranchisement and mass incarceration. The resurgent idea of ranked choice voting. And profiles of those working to predict -- and protect -- election results. All that, and more!
58:22
November 2, 2020
Monday Morning QB - October 26
Today on the show: voters respond to voter suppression tactics. Far-right extremists on the ballot? The latest human rights struggle in Nigeria. And we look back at the role of women in the historic Million Man March. All that, and more!
51:39
October 26, 2020
Monday Morning QB - October 19
Today on the show: a new justice soon to be confirmed on the Supreme Court. They're reading a new Riot Act in the District of Columbia. Fires are blazing out of control out West. And contingency plans are being developed in case President Trump loses the election and doesn’t accept the outcome. All that, and more!
49:04
October 19, 2020
Defunding Police - A Special Program
Defunding the police has become a rallying cry of the rekindled Black Lives Matter movement. MMQB reporter Chris Bangert-Drowns spends an hour discussing the past and present of defunding, its impact on local budgets and politics, and how communities can fundamentally reimagine public safety. Featuring the voices of Nicole Lewis, staff writer at The Marshall Project, and Max Rameau, author and organizer with Pan-African Community Action. Originally aired September 16.
53:26
October 7, 2020
Monday Morning QB - October 5
Today on the show: grand jury manipulation and the shooting of Breonna Taylor. The Electoral College, another form of racial voter suppression? A Moral Monday march protesting the “sins” of the Senate. And supporters of Donald Trump are all-in when it comes to his racism. All that, and more!
57:59
October 5, 2020
Monday Morning QB - September 28
Today on the show: what’s next in the case of the shooting of Breonna Taylor. The father of Jacob Blake receives death threats for coming to the aid of his son. Imagining a future with a defunded police. Trump's politicizing of public health. And a look back at this generation’s jazz poets. All that, and more!
59:10
September 28, 2020
Monday Morning QB - September 21
Today on the show: the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. As early voting has begun, voter suppression efforts are already under way. FBI Director Christopher Wray defied the president in testimony before Congress. Sexual violence against women at ICE detention centers. Making polluters pay for the damage they cause to the environment. And combatting ever-present white supremacy in this country. All that, and more!
01:01:57
September 21, 2020
Monday Morning QB - September 14
Today on the show: a whistleblower says the Trump administration is interfering with the Department of Homeland Security. Cops and their too-cozy relationship with white supremacists. The complex issues regarding guns in the District. Moral Monday and the Poor People’s Campaign is working to energize low income voters. And we remember the shock of four little girls murdered in Birmingham. All that, and more!
59:58
September 14, 2020
Monday Morning QB - August 31
Today on the show: a sobering look at the presidential campaign by a former Republican National Committee Chair. The barriers to homeless voting during this pandemic. The battle against mining injustice in Guatemala. And our young staff members reflect on the times in which we live. All that and more!
57:34
August 31, 2020
Monday Morning QB - August 24
Today on the show: a COVID-19 “die-in” at Georgia Tech. The Biden campaign condemned Women’s March founder Linda Sarsour, angering Muslim Democrats. Not all critiques of Senator Kamala Harris are made equal. An anniversary March on Washington is coming, and we hear the voice of original March architect, A. Philip Randolph. All that and more!
53:16
August 24, 2020
Monday Morning QB - August 17
Today on the show: Pan Africanism, and Black August, the new Black History Month. Fair Housing and the presidential campaign. Getting it right for our school children this fall. And the voices of Monday Morning QB’s youth contingent. All that and more!
01:00:22
August 17, 2020
Monday Morning QB - August 10
Today on the show: The history and implications of children in detention. Is a “people’s vaccine” for coronavirus near? Paradigm shifts in science with Sonia Shah. And making the case for reparations payments to the descendants of slaves. All that and more!
01:00:13
August 10, 2020
Monday Morning QB - August 3
Today on the show: Will there be quick relief for workers in the next coronavirus bill? And what about help preventing evictions? Teachers continue to make their voices heard on school reopening. And four former presidents of the D.C. Bar Association say that Attorney General William Barr should have his license to practice law revoked. All that and more!
59:48
August 5, 2020