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

  • Zoned for Resistance

    Jul 10, 2020
    Chicago’s Little Village has been hit hard by COVID-19, but after a botched demolition left it coated in dust, one lifelong activist and her community are standing together while apart.
  • Juneteenth, an Unfinished Business

    Jun 26, 2020
    As the nation grapples with a reckoning, we pause to celebrate Juneteenth. Our holiday special, for Black liberation and the ongoing birth of the United States.
  • Rage, Grief, Joy

    Jun 18, 2020
    Something has been pushed to the surface that can no longer be repressed. And it’s transforming everything— from what we tolerate politically to how we mourn those we’ve lost.
  • 'Community' Is a Verb. And It’s Hard

    Jun 12, 2020
    People all over the country are stepping up to make change. But as they do, they face challenges that go beyond Covid-19 and police violence. Two stories, from Chicago and New York City.
  • Keeping Released Prisoners Safe and Sane

    Jun 4, 2020
    What if we release prisoners with no one to help them? We follow a psychiatrist and social worker as they try to find and support mentally ill inmates being released during a pandemic.
  • 'I Did Not Watch the Video'

    May 21, 2020
    In the aftermath of Ahmaud Arbery’s killing, Kai calls up "Friday Black" author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah to reflect on love, loss... and American zombies.
  • The Life and Work of Ida B. Wells

    May 8, 2020
    Here's the story of investigative journalist and activist Ida B. Wells, who's courageous anti-lynching work just received a Pulitzer Prize.
  • Inside the Prison Pandemic

    May 1, 2020
    There are roughly 2.3 million people in jails and prisons. They can’t socially distance. They can barely wash their hands. So now what?
  • Why Covid-19 Is Killing Black People

    Apr 24, 2020
    The pandemic has hit black communities uniquely hard. To understand why, we explore how racism shows up in black bodies — all the way down to the cellular level.