Very Opinionated with Soledad O’Brien

Soledad O'Brien

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August 10, 2021 00:28:36

As the Delta variant coincides with schools opening, Soledad takes a look at how COVID-19 positive college students have experienced higher rates of food insecurity. Special guest is Jup Gill, Sr Research Associate at the Hope Center for Community College and Justice.

August 5, 2021 00:38:38

Soledad sits down with retired Lt General Russel Honore, the lead in a congressional task force report that looked into how to improve security at the Capitol.

August 3, 2021 00:29:23

Sixty years ago, hundreds of Americans of different ethnic backgrounds boarded interstate buses to integrate the South, many facing brutal beatings. Soledad sits down with Catherine Burks-Brooks to talk about her own experiences facing down law enforcement.

July 30, 2021 00:36:18

As the federal moratorium on evictions is set to expire, Soledad explores how people will be impacted. Special guest is Cashauna Hill, the executive director for the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center.

July 27, 2021 00:40:44

As mask mandates expire and travel resumes, Americans are carrying forward a lot of stress and erratic behavior. Soledad sits down with Dr. Marie-Christine Nizzi, a postdoctoral researcher at Dartmouth College who studies trauma and resilience.

July 23, 2021 00:34:04

Soledad sits down with Dr. Chris Jones, a physicist and ordained minister, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor of Arkansas.

July 20, 2021 00:37:50

As the U.S. winds down its troops in Afghanistan, thousands of Afghan translators could be left behind to face the Taliban. Very Opinionated sits down with one former translator, A Jabar Amini, to hear his story and what he fears will happen next.

July 16, 2021 00:38:22

As COVID-19 hospitalizations rise in Tennessee among unvaccinated Americans, the top state immunization public health official was fired over what she says were politically-motivated reasons. Special guest is Dr Michelle Fiscus.

July 13, 2021 00:51:11

Misinformation and disinformation are driving low vaccination rates in many states, causing cases of COVID-19 to rise again. Soledad revisits the role that mass media plays with Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University.

July 9, 2021 00:40:42

A new study shows that levels of depression among teachers rose the last year during the pandemic. Very Opinionated explores some of those reasons with special guest is 2021 National Teacher of the Year Juliana Urtubey.