Very Opinionated with Soledad O’Brien

Soledad O'Brien

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January 22, 2021 00:44:38

Soledad invites special guest Representative Ritchie Torres (D-NY) onto Very Opinionated to discuss the idea of unity, when many Americans are openly hostile toward a multiracial democracy.

January 19, 2021 00:46:54

As the country prepares for Joe Biden's inauguration, Soledad looks at the long lasting effects that Trump's lies and actions will have on the U.S. Special guest is Andrea Bernstein, co-host of the WNYC-ProPublica "Trump, Inc." podcast.

January 15, 2021 00:36:20

Even as the Trump administration prepares to leave office, several Native American tribes are still suing Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to get Congressionally-earmarked CARES Act funding. Special guests are water and energy rights attorney Pilar Thomas and Shawnee Chief Ben Barnes.

January 12, 2021 00:53:37

As Americans prepare to file taxes, Soledad takes a look at how the gutting of the IRS has led to lower-income workers being audited more. Special guests are ProPublica reporter Paul Kiel and Mississippian upholsterer William Ayers.

January 8, 2021 01:01:32

Wednesday's pro-Trump mob attack on the Capitol was horrifying, but not a surprise. Soledad reflects on American racism and politics with special guest Pete Souza, former chief White House photographer to Presidents Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan.

January 5, 2021 00:28:03

The Senate is unlikely to follow up on the House's MORE Act, unless Democrats win in today's Georgia runoffs. Special guests are Last Prisoner Project Executive Director Sarah Gersten and recently-released inmate Richard DeLisi.

January 1, 2021 00:51:57

After a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year, Soledad sits down with two funny people who got us through 2020. Special guests are “Washington Post TikTok Guy” Dave Jorgenson and comedian Jenny Yang.

December 29, 2020 00:26:33

Soledad sits down with the Chicago-based activist and poet who inspired billionaire MacKenzie Scott’s recent $4.2 billion donations. Special guest is Alycia Kamil of GoodKids

December 22, 2020 00:36:12

Concerns over teachers dying and students falling behind have led to delays, pivoting, remote learning, pods and a widening gap among the haves and have nots. Special guest is Pablo Ortega, the ELL director at Des Moines Public Schools.

December 18, 2020 00:57:42

In early December, Dr Timnit Gebru was fired from Google, sparking a global conversation on the company's hiring and firing practices and the field of A.I. and ethics. Special guest is Dr Timnit Gebru, pioneer in the field of A.I. and ethics.