Very Opinionated with Soledad O’Brien

Soledad O'Brien

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April 13, 2021 00:43:17

Not everyone is interested in ending hate, especially those who make a livelihood from promoting it. Soledad sits down with special guest Dr. Megan Squire, computer science professor and senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center.


April 9, 2021 00:45:08

Soledad sits down with special guests Peter Mercurio and Danny Stewart to talk about their kid, Kevin, and Peter's new book "Our Subway Baby."


April 6, 2021 00:39:21

Soledad talks with former mayor Michael Tubbs about how his UBI program in Stockton, California, is inspiring other cities to follow suit.


April 2, 2021 00:47:31

Soledad gets the perspective of what it’s like to attend high school during a pandemic from special guests essayist Hank Drucker and Aracelie Colo'n, filmmaker from HBO’s Covid Diaries NYC.


March 30, 2021 00:51:00

While the nominees and winners in the big awards shows may not be as white as they were in 2015, a lot more needs to be done to showcase a wider variety of talent and storytelling. Special guest is Academy Award nominee Sophia Nahli Allison, director of 'A Love Song For Latasha.'


March 26, 2021 00:35:50

Soledad digs through the misinformation and misframing around the large number of unaccompanied minors and families currently crossing the Mexican-American border. Special guest is Neha Desai, director of immigration at the National Center for Youth Law.


March 23, 2021 00:55:12

Soledad speaks with special guest Reverend Aldana Allen, pastor at Providence United Methodist church, about what it's like to be a Black pastor to a white, conservative congregation.


March 19, 2021 00:50:08

Many Americans have said they aren’t planning to take the vaccine, some due to rampant misinformation. Soledad also revisits the spike in violence against Asian Americans, after a white man killed six Asian women outside Atlanta. Special guest is Dr. Giselle Corbie-Smith, host of "A Different Kind of Leader" podcast, professor of internal medicine at the University of North Carolina.


March 16, 2021 00:46:34

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that non-unanimous juries are unconstitutional, forcing courts in Oregon and Louisiana to change. Yet almost one year on, many people are still awaiting retrials. Soledad checks in with special guests Terrence Hayes and Aliza Kaplan, director of the Criminal Justice Reform Clinic.


March 12, 2021 00:38:27

Many Southern communities are still recovering from last month’s winter storm. Special guest is Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, mayor of Jackson, MS.