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. Ruben Kihuen (D-Nev.) discusses Trump's plan to end DACA; freshmen congressmen's priorities and perspectives on the issues; how the government should pay for hurricane relief; nuns who built a chapel to stop a natural gas pipeline; NOAA pilots.
Redistricting; author Kurt Anderson (``Fantasyland'') discusses the history of fake news; author Sam Quinones (``Dreamland'') talks about the opioid crisis in America; solving the learning gap in schools; heroes help disaster survivors.
Putting states in charge of designating their own health care systems; implications of the Equifax data breach beyond credit-reporting services; partisan gerrymandering; visitor logs for the White House, Mar-a-Lago and Trump Tower; Genius ideas.
The island of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria; a company supports and invests in manufacturing start-ups; CEO Steve Case.
A survivor of the mass shooting at Virginia Tech talks about his journey to activism; the conditions in Puerto Rico's hospitals; Congresswoman Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon; opioid crisis; congressional stop-payment orders on three well known programs.
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