It’s election day!; Plus how a software firm created a cartel to raise rents

A vote-by-mail ballot | Photo by Chris Lee

On today’s show:

0:08 – It’s election day! LaTosha Brown (@MsLaToshaBrown), co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund joins us from Georgia.

0:15 – John Nichols (@NicholsUprising), national affairs correspondent for The Nation magazine rounds up the key House and Senate races across the country as well as a few state initiatives and gubernatorial elections.

0:35 – Heather Vogell (@hvogell), who is currently investigating the rental housing market for ProPublica discusses her recent investigation of YieldStar, the algorithmic software developed by RealPage to help landlords set rental prices on apartments.


Artist Song Album Label
Herbie HancockBring Down the Birds (Outtake)Blow-Up (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)WMG - WaterTower Music
The Hit CrewWar (Instrumental)Drew's Entertainment
Karega BaileyNo Indictment (feat. King Keon)No Indictment (feat. King Keon)SOL DVLPMNT
Denmark PeoplesBlacktivistBlactivistGuerilla Audio Media
Fort Knox Five,AsheruInsightRadio Free DCORCHARD - Fort Knox Recordings
Calvin KeysCindyCalvinesque'Silverado Records
FyütchComputer GamesForeplay: The MixtapeClean Cut Music
Average White BandStop the RainStop the RainWMG - Atlantic Records