A show about the unfinished business of our history and its grip on our future.

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  • Why We Must Vote

    Jun 21, 2021
    New York City faces a consequential election. We look at the history of our local election laws. Plus, the mastermind behind new voting restrictions nationally.
  • David Dinkins vs. the NYPD

    Jun 14, 2021
    How NYC’s first Black mayor tried to balance concerns about public safety with demands for a more accountable police force -- and the violent resistance he faced from the police union.
  • The Dawn of ‘Anti-Racist’ America

    Jun 7, 2021
    Ibram X. Kendi reflects on a shifting political culture -- and the fierce backlash against it. Plus, a remembrance of the 1921 Tulsa massacre.
  • The ‘Big Bang’ in Jazz History

    May 31, 2021
    Composer Jason Moran takes Kai on a musical journey back to 1918, when a group of Black soldiers reinvented American music.
  • F*&% Robert Moses. Let’s Start Over

    May 17, 2021
    We’re finally back in the streets -- but are we ready to reimagine how we share public space? This week, a trip through the century-long fight between cars, bikes, and people.
  • Ma’Khia Bryant’s Story Is Too Familiar

    May 13, 2021
    We failed her long before the cops killed her. We’re failing thousands more children like her now. In this bonus episode, we meet one of those girls.
  • No More ‘Selfless’ Moms

    May 10, 2021
    Erased from history. Ignored in public policy. This Mother’s Day, we ask how to truly value “motherwork.” Plus: The story of one “woke birth.”
  • The Method to Tucker Carlson’s Madness

    May 3, 2021
    History suggests we shouldn’t laugh off what’s happening in right wing media right now. Plus, profiting off of racism is a business model as old as the news.