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.

  • 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.
  • Do We Need the Police at All?

    Apr 26, 2021
    The answer isn’t simple, but it’s time to ask. Listeners weigh in with stories of their own efforts to solve problems with and without cops.
  • Why Cops Don’t Change

    Apr 19, 2021
    A retired NYPD detective says the force’s stubborn, insular culture was built to last. And Elie Mystal explains a 1989 Supreme Court ruling that made killing “reasonable.”
  • Government: A Love-Hate Story

    Apr 12, 2021
    How did Americans come to think so poorly of government? And how did Joe Biden come to be the first modern president who’s even tried to change our minds?
  • Desegregation By Any Means Necessary

    Apr 5, 2021
    A gun-toting Black Power advocate was made principal of a Marin County, California school during efforts to desegregate 50 years ago. As they try again, we recount his radical legacy.
  • How to End the Dominion of Men

    Mar 29, 2021
    Andrew Cuomo’s just the latest. Why is masculinity so often conflated with domination? And how do we separate the two? Kai turns to a historian and to a novelist for answers.
  • The Missing History of Asian America

    Mar 22, 2021
    We’ve been here before: A time of national stress, Asian Americans made into scapegoats, and violence follows. The community saw it coming. So why didn’t everybody else?
  • Collective Loss, Collective Care

    Mar 15, 2021
    We’re looking back at a year with Covid-19 to reflect on our tremendous losses and the remarkable ways communities have come together to take care of themselves.