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

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  • The American Story, in a Single Day

    Jan 11, 2021
    January 6, 2021, offered a hyper-condensed version of our country’s entire political history--with all of its complexity, inspiration, and terror.
  • The (Un)Making of a ‘Model Minority’

    Jan 4, 2021
    An odd racial pecking order puts Indian Americans in a curious place -- outside of whiteness, but distinct from other people of color. How’d that come to be? And is it changing?
  • Lessons From a Year in Isolation

    Dec 28, 2020
    A first draft of history for 2020, told through three very personal efforts to find -- and keep -- human connection amid a pandemic.
  • The Racist History of Georgia’s Runoff

    Dec 21, 2020
    Segregationists gamed the system 57 years ago. But this year, Black organizers may have finally slipped the knot that Jim Crow tied around democracy in the state.
  • Tell It To Me Straight, Doc

    Dec 14, 2020
    Two Black physicians describe the racist history the medical world carries into the COVID-19 vaccine rollout -- and answer listeners’ questions about why we should still get vaccinated.
  • ACT UP, Fight Covid

    Dec 7, 2020
    The HIV epidemic is nearly 40 years old. So what can we learn from that pandemic, as we approach a year of living with COVID-19?
  • One Family’s Land of Opportunity

    Nov 30, 2020
    A family’s legend about "40 acres and a mule” takes host Kai Wright on a fact checking mission to the Mississippi Delta. He finds an unexpected solution to wealth inequality in the U.S.
  • Affirmative Action: Truths and Lies

    Nov 23, 2020
    “Reverse racism” has haunted the fight for job equity for generations. How’d this bizarre idea become such a bugbear? One Supreme Court case, 50 years ago helps explain.