0:08 Mondays with Mitch
Mitch Jeserich, host of Letters & Politics, jumps into the studio with Cat and Brian to discuss the weekend’s headlines. Hear about the murder of 50 Muslims at prayer in Christchurch, New Zealand, the Senate’s vote against Trump’s emergency declaration, and more.
0:34 – After the Massacre
After 50 Muslims were murdered by a white supremacist/nationalist while at weekly prayer, Muslims around the world have been grieving together. With us to discuss the communal mourning, and what we do next, is Zahra Billoo (@ZahraBilloo), attorney and the Executive Director of the Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
1:08 – College Admissions Scandal
The complicated and often nebulous college admissions process has been under increased scrutiny lately, after dozens of wealthy parents were revealed to have bribed and conned college officials to get their children into elite colleges. However, the playing field has always been uneven when it comes to the college admissions process, especially for working-class, first-generation, and students of color. With us to discuss the deep structural inequality in America’s education system are: James Burch, the policy director of the Anti-Police Terror Project, a former SAT/ACT tutor, and a graduate of Georgetown Law and Yale; Scott Jaschik (@ScottJaschik), the editor of Inside Higher Ed; and Natasha Warikoo (@nkwarikoo), Associate Professor of Education at Harvard University and author of “The Diversity Bargain: And Other Dilemmas of Race, Admissions, and Meritocracy at Elite Universities.”