Very Opinionated with Soledad O’Brien

Soledad O'Brien

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December 15, 2020 00:47:06

As restaurants in NYC close indoor seating (again), Soledad O'Brien takes a look at the terrible year restaurants across the U.S. have had. Special guests are National Restaurant Association Executive Vice President Sean Kennedy and co-owners of Frenchette Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson.

December 11, 2020 00:38:02

As newly elected officials are sworn in around the country, Soledad takes a look at the impact that the Black Lives Movement had on this year's elections. Special guest is Missouri Representative Cori Bush.

December 8, 2020 00:43:43

As more Americans are expected to need food assistance, the federal government is about to cut off a major food supply source. Special guests are Houston Food Bank CEO Brian Greene and Feeding America's Chief Government Relations Officer Kate Leone.

December 4, 2020 00:45:17

The Trump administration is pushing through an unprecedented number of federal executions, despite waning national support for the death penalty. Special guest is Sr. Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking and anti-death penalty advocate.

December 1, 2020 00:40:42

For months, religious leaders and state and federal government agencies have been debating about how to take care of Americans. Last week, the US Supreme Court and Pope Francis weighed in. Special guest is Reverend Dr Jamesetta Ferguson, senior pastor at St Peter's United Church of Christ in Louisville, Kentucky and CEO and President of the MOLO Village Community Development Corporation.

November 27, 2020 00:42:16

In light of President-elect Joe Biden's new Cabinet nominations, Soledad takes a deeper dive on white supremacy, the number one security threat in the U.S. Special guests are author and ageism activist Ashton Applewhite, and Free Radicals Project founder, author and former white supremacist Christian Picciolini.

November 24, 2020 00:45:17

Health care is expensive in the U.S., and the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed how vulnerable all Americans are. Special guest is Dr. Juliet Widoff, internist and co-founder of Healthcare for the People.

November 20, 2020 00:39:19

Schools across the country are grappling with how to deliver quality education during a pandemic, but disabled students are falling behind the most. Soledad gets personal about her son with special guest Shanice Lyons-Linares, mother of a disabled child.

November 17, 2020 00:34:08

Positive cases and deaths from COVID-19 are spiking across the United States, meaning more stress on essential workers. Special guests are Brian Castrucci, president and CEO of the De Beaumont Foundation, and Mark Anthony Espinoza, a cleaner at a Long Island City, Queens public school and shop steward for 32BJ SEIU.

November 12, 2020 00:34:57

President Trump continues to refuse election results, and many GOP leaders are following along. Special guest is Republican Strategist Bruce Mehlman.