Very Opinionated with Soledad O’Brien

Soledad O'Brien

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March 5, 2021 00:43:42

More than two dozen state legislatures are considering a ban on trans athletes competing, even as the House of Representatives push for more reform and rights for the LGBTQI+ community. Special guest is author, swimmer and advocate Schuyler Bailar, the first trans man to compete at a D1 school.


March 2, 2021 00:30:55

Soledad takes a closer look at the alarming numbers of suicides among students. Special guests are author and psychology UNC professor Dr. Mitch Prinstein and John Bruns and Heather Wendling, parents of London Bruns.


February 26, 2021 01:04:22

Soledad reflects on her appearance before a congressional subcommittee with co-panelist and director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism Emily Bell.


February 23, 2021 00:35:25

Soledad takes a closer look at the increase in attacks against Asian Americans, particularly the elderly. Special guests are co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate Manjusha P Kulkarni and historian and author Dr Erika Lee.


February 19, 2021 00:52:23

Soledad discusses newsrooms, diversity and uncomfortable, but necessary, truth telling with special guest novelist, journalist and host of “Our Body Politic” Farai Chideya.


February 16, 2021 00:44:27

Soledad looks at how smaller businesses have fared during the pandemic, zeroing in on Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. Special guests are Talib Graves-Manns and Napoleon Wallace, managing partners at Partners in Equity.


February 12, 2021 01:08:26

How has representation changed with the election of Kamala Harris? Soledad discusses this with special guest Hari Kondabolu, comedian and podcast co-host of Politically Re-Active.


February 9, 2021 00:42:47

For years, global retail giant Amazon has come under fire for how workers are treated. This week, workers in Bessemer, Alabama, began voting by mail on whether to unionize. Special guest is Darryl Richardson, pro-union Amazon employee in Bessemer.


February 5, 2021 00:35:57

Soledad takes a deeper dive into how the NFL treats dementia claims differently among former white and Black football players. Special guest is Aitan Goelman, co-counsel for Najeh Davenport and Kevin Henry, who are suing the NFL.


February 2, 2021 00:50:01

Soledad discusses good journalism and vaccine rollout with special guest CD Davidson-Hiers, a reporter at the Tallahassee Democrat who gave her number out to senior citizens needing help getting appointments.