Next Episode of Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien is
Veteran journalist Soledad O'Brien, whose resume includes time at NBC and CNN, hosts this weekly news magazine that focuses on political and socioeconomic issues affecting America. Matter of Fact promises to provide balanced coverage of issues that will impact the future and discuss what's really going on in the country's political scene. The program includes interviews with decision makers and people who influence policy and can help institute changes. O'Brien says her goal with the show is "to expand the conversation around the issues that truly matter with those who are most directly able to impact our everyday lives".
Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas); Ben Watson, Baltimore Ravens; American Muslim Woman Political Action Committee founder Mirriam Seddiq; female first responders on 9/11; Susan Estrich, the attorney who defended former Fox News Chief Executive Roger Ailes.
Carl Cannon discusses the presidential candidates' poll numbers; Sean Spicer talks about Donald Trump's campaign promises and problems; The Museum of African American History and Culture; opioid addiction; rethinking high school.
Stumbling blocks for Hillary Clinton; the police practice known as ``stop and frisk''; the Standing Rock Sioux's political demonstration against Dakota Access Pipeline; Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson; the first presidential debate.
The controversy surrounding the anthem protests; what running mates must do to make a difference; the Latino vote; bi-partisanship comes to Capitol Hill; Selfie Nation.
In Chicago: a proponent of community-based policing and targeted forces, turning around a troubled high school, and a pastor's social justice work and outspoken advocacy; rapper Dee-1 at the SEED school in Washington, D.C.; the Nobel Peace Prize.
Voter registration and early voting trends in Florida; millennial voters in Philadelphia; Donald Trump and the rape culture; the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti; the final presidential debate.
The labor force downturn; upward mobility; a state-by-state analysis of the likely presidential vote; the North Dakota Access pipeline project; Canadians' opinion of the U.S.
GOP operative Ed O'Brien Murray; data-driven journalism in the age of polls; U.S. Senate races in Nevada, New Hampshire and Missouri; New York City first lady Chirlane McCray discusses mental health; comic Dean Obeidallah; Halloween costumes.
Stephanie Rawlings Blake, DNC; voter fraud; a Marine veteran fighting post-traumatic stress; ballot initiatives; the science of election stress.
Political strategists Jamal Simmons and John Feehery; author Jay Newton-Small; the Latino vote; Veterans Day.
The Supreme Court; trade policies and tax policies; Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) drives for Uber; the Electoral College; student loan debt; a woman moves from refugee to representative; the presidency takes a toll on everyone who holds the office.
President Obama's accomplishments and missed opportunities; what Trump voters think about the country and their own economic future; teens living meal-to-meal because their families struggle financially; targeted charitable giving.
The North Dakota Access pipeline standoff; Constitutional requirements and conflict-of-interest laws applying to the presidency; the impact of American policies on Cuba's citizens; recounts in three states; holiday stress.
The Democratic Party in disarray; Donald Trump makes a deal with a manufacturer to keep jobs in the U.S.; fake news; the cost of putting a situation room in Air Force One; combating opioid abuse.
Russian meddling in the U.S. election; Russia's long-term efforts to undermine faith in democratic systems and the implications for national security; Middletown, Ohio, makes a comeback; author J.D. Vance (``Hillbilly Elegy''); the Bill of Rights.
President Obama's major legislative accomplishments; the divide between rural and urban America; the surging murder rate in Chicago; comic Dean Obeidallah; the power of social media to make a point.
The college readiness gap; integrating technology into young children's curricula; student loan debt; Donald Trump's student loan repayment plan; hate speech; a rapper teaches teens financial literacy; the most-shared tweets of 2016.
Republican plans to repeal and replace Obamacare; author Wil Haygood (``The Haygoods of Columbus''); the presidency and the press; singers Kim Burrell and Shirley Caesar make politically incorrect remarks; poverty; guest host Jessica Gomez.
The best path forward for Democrats working with the Trump administration; a bi-partisan group of ethics attorneys; the potential future U.S.-Russia relationship; a lighthearted look at inaugurations past; remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The state of the American dream as Donald Trump becomes the 45th president; Oren Cass, Manhattan Institute; sanctuary city Santa Ana, Calif.; millennials in North Carolina; a realism about America; the inner life of President George Washington.
President Trump and NAFTA; the Affordable Health Care Program; the Women's March on Washington; the Dakota Access pipeline protests; why facts matter and what is worth arguing about.
President Trump and the National Security Council; the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court; NATO and the worldwide refugee crisis; sex trafficking of children; Super Bowl commercials.
The woman at the center of the Emmett Till case has admitted to lying; an interview with a witness to the Till kidnapping; efforts to combat terrorism in America; the effect of refugees flooding into Europe; press coverage of the Trump presidency.
Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.); dysfunction in the Democratic Party; Donald Trump's plan to dismantle Dodd-Frank; a project preserving the legacy of Emmett Till; political drama involving the celebration of George Washington's birthday.
Dr. Mohammed Zuhdi Jasser discusses Muslims and America; policing based on immigration status; immigration judges' case loads, priorities and decisions; the history of leaks to the press; copies of Frederick Douglass' autobiography given away.
David Satter, the only U.S. journalist expelled by the Kremlin since the Cold War; the first national television interview with child survivor of Auschwitz Michael Bornstein; safety concerns raised by ongoing political protests; Lego.
The Democratic strategy of resistance; the conditions in immigrant detention centers and legislation to guarantee detainees legal counsel; tolerance and free speech on college campuses; rolled-back regulations; paying for a border wall; fake news.
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch prepares for tough questioning; 28 million self-employed Americans struggle to pay for health care; veteran suicide; gerrymandering cases in seven states; two House members broadcast their road trip online.
Tracking hate crimes; 2012 Sikh temple shooting; Tony McAleer talks about his new organization, Life After Hate; Dr. David Shulkin discusses post-traumatic stress disorder; a Muslim Marine on a cross country quest.
A former Army photographer, an Army medic and a motivational speaker discuss struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder.
The Trump administration faces challenges from North Korea, China and Syria; conservatives who do not back Trump's agenda; the investigation into Trump campaign ties to the Kremlin; Syria's civil war; an impromptu viral musical performance.
The mayor of sanctuary city Newark; former Rep. Patrick Kennedy discusses mental illness and addiction; a school for refugee children; New York's new free-tuition program for college students; student essays about Jackie Robinson.
Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.); restaurant workers join the emoluments case against Donald Trump; the presidential order targeting Planned Parenthood; a new gun law in Iowa; reforming visa programs; observing Earth Day with a NASA program.
Capitol Hill politics, bipartisanship and finding solutions to America's problems; a solar energy farm in Kentucky; why Hillary Clinton lost the election; the Democrats' first 100 days resisting the Trump administration; ``Challenge SWAP.''
College campuses become ground zero in the fight over free speech; why truth is decaying in the political sphere; the mayor of Gary, Ind., discusses poverty and unemployment; the Continuing Resolution; kids sue the government, fossil-fuel companies.
The Democratic resistance movement and ``resistance fatigue''; maintaining the independence and integrity of the FBI; what happens when an illness becomes a pre-existing condition; a young man who helped make policy; the importance of human life.
Senators take on drug companies over skyrocketing costs; an alternative to seeking the most serious charges available for any offense; the skills gap and manufacturing jobs; professional self vs. political activity; Flint residents charged for water.
The impact of federal budget cuts on students; racial and partisan gerrymandering; the skills gap in manufacturing; remembering President John F. Kennedy; the history of Memorial Day.
Jill Wine-Banks, the only woman on the Watergate trial team, discusses the Russia probe; pulling out of the Paris Accord; removing the symbols of the Confederacy; an update on the Dakota Access Pipeline; women-only screenings of ``Wonder Woman.''
Three major story lines of the Trump administration come together this week in Washington; two U.S. senators discuss governing in the age of Trump; Trump's long-promised plan to pour as much as $1 trillion into rebuilding the nation's infrastructure.
Refugees in America; a school for refugee children; professional football player and author Ben Watson shares his own refugee story; providing electricity to refugee camps; advice on fatherhood.
U.S. senators discuss The Better Care Reconciliation Act; dangers of the Affordable Care Act to middle America and rural health care; ground-level governing in America's cities; local law enforcement in sanctuary cities; politically correct emojis.
The Congressional Black Caucus' policy differences with the White House; Millennials and access to health care; the dynamics of being a Democrat in the Heartland; sanctuary cities and immigration laws; free speech on campus; preserving grizzly bears.
Active-duty military and veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder; new research on causes and treatments; organ donation.
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel talks about the Affordable Care Act; professor Kathleen Clark looks at the legal implications of Donald Trump Jr.'s emails; Mayor Michael Signer on the controversy over confederate statues; baseball historian John Thorn.
Racism in the criminal justice system; 1967 uprisings on the streets of America's major cities; the coal industry's effort to co-exist with renewable energy; teaching about police stops in driver education; nuns protesting a pipeline.
Those who lived through the 1967 civil unrest in Detroit; the last surviving member of the Kerner Commission; a panel of Detroit journalists discuss the city; the Detroit Historical Society; eyewitnesses to the civil disturbance, in their own words.
Congressional moderates rebel against party leadership; America's affordable-housing crisis; citizens who want to buy health insurance but have no providers; the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity; Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
Confederate history and symbols, and what to do about them; why the NAACP issued a travel warning for the state of Missouri; the upcoming solar eclipse.
The travel ban on refugees; the lives of refugees in the United States; NFL player Ben Watson tells of visiting a refugee camp in Lebanon.
Why August 28 is one of the most important dates in the history of the civil rights movement; the women whose vision created the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washihgton, D.C.
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