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Voting Rights, the environment, the Equal Rights Amendment, student debt, jobs, faith and politics. If it's progressive, we talk about it.

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Ernie's guest is Alex Lawson, ED of Social Security Works. "People Power with Ernie Powell" is about organizing to win progressive campaigns. In hosting "People Power" Ernie will speak with leaders and organizer in the progressive... more

Guest is Reverend Dr. Obery Hendricks, Jr. Obery Hendricks is one of the nation's most provocative and innovative commentators on the intersection of religion, politics and social policy in America. Dr. Obery Hendricks, Jr. is... more

Gail T. Smith is an attorney and founder of Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers, which is now a program of Cabrini Green Legal Aid. She was named a White House Champion of Change in 2013 for her advocacy on... more

Claude was born in Los Angeles Ca. in 1956. The first black child born in White Memorial Hospital. Living thru the desegregation of schools, and being one of the children in the Black Panther Party's Breakfast program, and political education... more

Sherwin Forte is on of the six original members of the Black Panther Party. He is traveling to Charlotte to introduce the documentary, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. The BPP originated in Oakland, California, by... more

Carrie Johnson Pegues is the Founder and CEO of Gladys House. Gladys House is not a place for young women who are content to maintain the status quo, but rather a place designed to offer a second chance and a safe place from which... more

Support President Obama's Clean Power Plan. Guests include: Britten Cleveland, Terry Lansdell, Nakisa Glover and Joel Segal

Frank Chapman was wrongfully convicted of murder and arm robbery in 1961 and sentenced to life and fifty years in the Missouri State Prison. His case was taken up by the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression... more

Guest are: Joel Segal, Rev. Glencie Rhedrick, and Dr. Peter Wherry of the Truth, Reconciliation, and Anti- Poverty Committee; Rev. Jason Williams of Race Matters for Juvenile Justice; Rev. Robin Tanner of the Commission on... more

Rachel Williams, Community Organizer with Black Youth Project 100 is joining us today to talk about the excellent work that this youth led organization is accomplishing to end police misconduct and build a new generation of... more