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

Live Sundays at 6PM on 93.9 FM and AM 820.

  • The Secret Tapes of a Suburban Drug War

    Mar 1, 2021
    A cop in Westchester, NY, was disturbed by what he saw as corruption. He started recording his colleagues -- and revealed how we’re all still living with the excess of the war on drugs.
  • Blackness (Un)interrupted

    Feb 22, 2021
    Our Future of Black History series concludes with conversations about self-expression. Because when you carry a collective history in your identity, it can be hard to find yourself.
  • The Case Against Those ‘Tubman $20s’

    Feb 18, 2021
    People are excited to replace Andrew Jackson’s face with an abolitionist hero. But Dr. Brittney Cooper argues not all honorifics are the same.
  • Impeachment: Catharsis and Impunity

    Feb 15, 2021
    The Senate’s trial and acquittal of Donald Trump left many with mixed emotions. But did it move us any closer to a reckoning with the worst of America’s political culture?
  • The Origin Story of Black History Month

    Feb 1, 2021
    We’ve got complicated relationships with this annual celebration -- from joy to frustration. So to launch our Future of Black History series, we ask how it began and what it can be.
  • New Hopes, Old Fears

    Jan 25, 2021
    Kai checks in with poet Jericho Brown, historian Kidada Williams, and listeners as we all try to transition out of the Trump presidency.
  • Life After Fascism: A Brief History

    Jan 21, 2021
    Historian Timothy Snyder offers lessons on what could happen if those who enabled the attack on our democracy don’t face consequences.