2020 Reflections

Happy New Year fam! Maria and Julio reflect back on 2020 and how we all found joy and hope amidst the pain and intensity of the past year. They revisit some of the top ITT moments from interviewing power couple Wajahat Ali and Dr. Sarah Kureshi about COVID-19 to talking about the history of Black women in America and their legacy of resistance with Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross to reminiscing about our live shows like our last one in Detroit before quarantine set in...and much more! 


Some of the ITT Team's Favorite Shows of 2020:

  • ITT Bonus: Teneia Live From Jackson - Aired Feb. 26, 2020. Teneia opened our live Jackson show back in February and you get to hear a part of her performance in today's episode, too!
  • LIVE From Jackson: Immigration and 2020 - Aired Feb. 26, 2020. Maria and Julio travel to downtown Jackson at The Alamo Theatre to discuss immigration and criminal justice reform in Mississippi.
  • Mississippi’s Fight to Exist - Aired Mar. 3, 2020. A conversation about the BIPOC vote, the legacy of Jim Crow and voting rights in the state, and what progressive organizing looks like in such a red state.
  • Black Trans Resistance - Aired. Jun. 23, 2020. An episode about the history of struggle and leadership from Black transgender women, and the importance of centering Black trans lives in the movement for justice, and in the media.
  • America the Buzzkill - Aired Jul. 14, 2020. An episode about the stories behind the COVID-19 data, and the disproportionate impact the disease continues to have on people of color, particularly the Latino community.
  • Symbols of White Supremacy - Aired Jul. 28, 2020. Maria and Julio take on the national conversation about racist Confederate monuments and the push to take them down.
  • Maria’s Big Book - Aired Sept. 18, 2020. Julio is joined by guest co-host and ITT All-Star Terrell Jermaine Starr to talk with our very own Maria Hinojosa about her newly released book, Once I was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America.
  • Catch Mohanad's full standup comedy set (heard in this episode) by rewatching our election night live virtual show!


This episode was mixed by Rosana Cabán.


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