Very Opinionated with Soledad O’Brien

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June 11, 2021 00:34:08

Centuries after Native American tribes lost their land through broken treaties, war, and force, many are starting to reclaim some of those acres. Soledad speaks with special guest Corey Hinton, an attorney and Passamaquoddy tribe citizen, who recently negotiated back 143 acres in Maine.


June 8, 2021 00:37:03

After national and judicial pressure, the NFL has announced it will no longer conduct “race-norming” analyses to determine levels of dementia in Black and white former players. Soledad revisits an interview with attorney Aitan Goelman, about how prevalent the discrimination has been.


June 4, 2021 00:44:47

Soledad sits down with two parents whose six-year-old was reported to police, after a wave of schools have announced re-examining their relationships with police departments. Special guests are Flavia Perea and Sean Roberson.


June 1, 2021 00:49:33

Soledad talks about educating a new generation of Americans about the 1921 massacre with special guests Portia Hurtt and Anneliese Bruner, descendants of author and Tulsa Massacre survivor Mary Parrish.


May 28, 2021 00:34:52

The pandemic has put more mothers than fathers out of work, as online schooling and child care shifted disproportionately to women. Special guest is Cory Charles, a job-seeking single mother and media executive.


May 25, 2021 00:37:04

Soledad talks with special guest Nicole Pyles, a high school athlete who had to cut beads from her hair or be disqualified in a final softball varsity game.


May 21, 2021 00:38:21

Soledad follows up on her 2019 “Hungry to Learn” documentary with special guest Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, author and founder of the Hope Center.


May 18, 2021 00:37:47

Many states rolled back telemedicine restrictions for veterinarians during the pandemic and are debating whether to keep them post-pandemic. Soledad talks to special guest Brandy Kuentzel, general counsel for SF SPCA, about why they’re suing to keep them permanent.


May 14, 2021 00:47:51

Soledad speaks with special guest Dr Brian C Castrucci, epidemiologist and president and CEO of the de Beaumont Foundation, about why vaccination rates are so low among certain groups


May 11, 2021 00:41:16

Despite an increase in awareness on social media and from celebrities, journalists and lawmakers, the number of self-reported hate crimes against Asian Americans is rising. Soledad speaks with special guest ABC 7 reporter CeFaan Kim, who has spent much of the last year covering this.