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Every weekend on AM Joy, award-winning journalist and author Joy Reid passionately tackles the most important political and news topics of the week, exploring how policy decisions are shaping the country, while also bringing viewers in-depth interviews with leading newsmakers.
 
Every week Chris Hayes asks the big questions that keep him up at night. How do we make sense of this unprecedented moment in world history? Why is this (all) happening? This podcast starts to answer these questions. Writers, experts, and thinkers who are also trying to get to the bottom of them join Chris to break it all down and help him get a better night’s rest. “Why is this Happening?” is presented by MSNBC and NBCNews Think.
 
Joy Reid conducts one-on-one conversations with politicians and newsmakers while addressing provocative political issues both inside and outside of the beltway. Reid, who is also a best-selling author and public speaker, joined MSNBC in 2011 as a contributor. Drawing from her decades-long experience in politics, passion for addressing the intersection of race, justice and culture, as well as her signature tenacious interviewing style, Reid kicks off MSNBC’s primetime lineup by delving into A ...
 
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Barbara Smith has been doing The Work for decades. Born into the era of Jim Crow, Smith joined the civil rights movement as a teenager in the 60s, volunteered at the Congress of Racial Equality in Cleveland right out of high school, canvassed for housing rights, became part of the women’s movement after graduating college, and then co-founded a bla…
 
Sen. Lindsey Graham has changed course on comments he made in 2016 about the nomination of a Supreme Court justice in any president’s final year of their term. He now supports the filling of the vacancy during a presidential election year. Joy asks, "Who among us was actually surprised that Lindsey Graham would actually be the hypocrite in chief in…
 
THIS EPISODE: Former RNC Chairman, Michael Steele, joins AMJoy to discuss the Democrat’s strategy for next 45 days, and then through to the inauguration, as an “exercise of war gaming.” He tells the panel to stop treating Donald Trump as if he is a “legitimate” president and adds, “he is not.” AND: Senate Republicans seeking the late Supreme Court …
 
THIS EPISODE: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death and the Senate GOP wanting to fill her Supreme Court seat with a Donald Trump nominee--despite a precedent set against this during President Obama’s final term by Republicans--are discussed by Sen. Amy Klobuchar. She tells Joy Reid that, ‘in her own words, [Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s] fervent wish is that the ne…
 
On Attorney General Bill Barr calling the coronavirus lockdowns the greatest intrusion of civil liberties since slavery, Joy responds “Let's just be clear: 245 years of forced labor, rape, and the breeding, selling, and violent subjugation of human beings is slavery. And nothing, certainly not being asked to cover sneezes in Walmart, comes anywhere…
 
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