Elizabeth Alexander, poet, educator, memoirist, scholar, and president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, looks back through American history -- both recent and not -- and asks the fundamental question "what does it mean to be Black and free in a countr
Clint Smith, staff writer at The Atlantic, award-winning poet, and author of How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America (Little, Brown and Company June 1, 2021), leads listeners through a tour of U.S. monuments and lan
Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Lewis, senior minister at Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village, and singer/songwriter Stephanie Mills, talk about Juneteenth, and how art and music are central to the struggle for Black liberation.
Elizabeth Kim, senior editor for Gothamist, and Jeffery Mays, politics reporter on the Metro Desk for The New York Times, offer a recap and analysis of the debate between the top candidates running to be the Democratic Party's nominee for NYC mayor.
Talks between President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin began today. Fred Kaplan, Slate's War Stories columnist and the author of many books, including The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War (Simon & Schuster
Ben Max, the executive editor of Gotham Gazette and host of the Max Politics podcast, talks about the primaries for district attorney, borough president and key city council seats in Manhattan. Helpful voters guides: WNYC/Gothamist Guide to the "Other Ra