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Jul 19, 2019

Maria and Julio discuss the latest about the ongoing manifestations in Puerto Rico, where the people are demanding that Governor Ricardo Rosselló resigns after the leaked text messages scandal. They also talk about Trump’s racist tweets urging “The Squad” to go back to their countries, and the tourist deaths...


Jul 16, 2019

To catch up on the latest in immigration, Julio and guest co-host Maggie Freleng of Futuro Media chat with immigration attorney Amy Maldonado, and the Professor of Law and Migration Studies at the University of San Francisco, Bill Ong Hing. They talk about the threat of ICE raids, the complicity of big...


Jul 12, 2019

This week’s sound-off is packed with all the madness going on in Washington. Futuro Media’s very own Erika Dilday guest co-hosts with Julio to breakdown the latest on: Alex Acosta’s resignation after facing backlash for Jeffrey Epstein’s secret plea deal, the administration’s insufficient reasoning behind the...


Jul 9, 2019

While gun violence has decreased in the city of Chicago over the past two years, the rates of violence are still high and disproportionately so in certain neighborhoods. In the United States as a whole, 2018 marked the deadliest year for gun violence in the past 50 years. But violence is not limited to guns, it takes...


Jul 5, 2019

Julio and guest co-host ITT fellow, Nour Saudi, talk to Chimene Suleyman, writer and co-editor of The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America. They discuss the common immigrant experience, what makes an immigrant “good,” and how literature can be a form of political activism in the age of Trump.

ITT Staff...