Rethinking the News

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The constant news cycle can leave anyone feeling unsure of what is accurate or who to believe. In this podcast, we create space for constructive conversations across a range of perspectives and give our listeners the information they need to come to their own conclusions.

Hosted by staff members of The Christian Science Monitor, a nonpartisan news organization with bureaus around the globe.

Black Wall Street: ‘Everything is Us’

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Tulsa’s efforts to commemorate the centennial of the 1921 race massacre seem to be moving the city toward racial reconciliation. But reconciliation means different things to different people, including within the Black community. This episode looks at how a new generation of Tulsans is finding ways to process, and to own, the story of the massacre and Black Wall Street. What can we, as a country, learn from their efforts? Hosted by Jessica Mendoza.

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Black Wall Street: ‘The Illusion of Inclusion’

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The idea that “the Black vote” is a monolith suggests that Black Americans are politically unified. But in Tulsa – and across the country – the reality is much more complicated. Though both Democrats and Republicans promise benefits to Black voters, both parties have also systematically failed them for generations. What gives Black voters in Tulsa hope in our political system? Hosted by Jessica Mendoza.

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Black Wall Street: ‘Their Blood Still Speaks’

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The legacy of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre – its horrific violence and the subsequent silence – is still front of mind for many of its Black residents. How has this history shaped the politics of the city? This episode shows listeners Tulsa as it is and as it was – and paints a picture of a city reckoning with racism both past and present. Hosted by Jessica Mendoza.

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Introducing: Rethinking the News

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Today’s news cycle can leave us feeling uncertain – about what’s true, about whom to believe, and about what’s really important to us. We want to bring you something different. Welcome to “Rethinking the News,” a new podcast by The Christian Science Monitor.