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The Impact
The Impact

In Washington, DC, the story often ends when Congress passes a law. For us, that’s where the story begins. We examine the... more

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40 Acres: Reaching reconciliation

What good are piecemeal reparations? From Georgetown University, where school leadership once sold enslaved people, to Evanston, Illinois, where redlining... more

03 Oct 2022 · 28 minutes
40 Acres: The old Jim Crow

Why slavery? Marxist scholar Adolph Reed argues that Jim Crow — not enslavement — is the defining experience for Black... more

03 Oct 2022 · 42 minutes
40 Acres: $14 trillion and no mules

Paying the price. One of the typical questions asked during conversations about reparations is how to pay for them. Fabiola... more

03 Oct 2022 · 44 minutes
40 Acres: The original promise

Fabiola Cineas talks with Nkechi Taifa, the founder and director of the Reparation Education Project, about the history of the... more

03 Oct 2022 · 49 minutes
The Toll

In this bonus, chat episode of The Impact, Jillian is joined by Vox's Matt Yglesias and Course Correction's Nelufar Hedayat... more

10 Jun 2020 · 25 minutes
Where the US already has a border wall

Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, are known as “Ambos Nogales” — “both Nogaleses.” The city straddles the border of Arizona... more

19 Feb 2020 · 32 minutes
Free tuition is not enough

Free college tuition seems like a solution to so many problems. After all, the price of tuition is the No.... more

12 Feb 2020 · 26 minutes
Family Dollar(s)

Natasha Razouk wants to give her 7-year-old the best possible life. She buys big boxes of fresh tomatoes at Costco,... more

05 Feb 2020 · 20 minutes
Saving Private Health Care

Janet Feldman has been paying for private insurance for years. She does so even though Australia has a robust public... more

31 Jan 2020 · 29 minutes
How Taiwan got Medicare-for-All

In the early 1990s, the government of Taiwan decided to try an experiment. In just nine months, they completely revolutionized... more

29 Jan 2020 · 31 minutes
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40 Acres: Reaching reconciliation
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