For the first time in over a decade. Today, Congress held a hearing on reparations for slavery. We talk to Professor Daina Ramey Berry about the history of reparations. Professor Berry is the Oliver H. Radkey Regents Professor of History and associate dean of the Graduate School at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of several books, her latest is The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation, which has been awarded three book awards including the Book Prize from the Society for the History of the Early American Republic (SHEAR).
Then, we speak to Zahra Noorbakhsh about her latest comedy ON BEHALF OF ALL MUSLIMS: A Comedy Special. Zahra Noorbakhsh is a feminist Muslim, Iranian-American comedian, writer, actor and co-host of the #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast.