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Melissa Harris-Perry on Politics, Maya Angelou, And The Role of TV News

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Melissa Harris-Perry.

Amid growing national calls for healing and unity, Melissa Harris-Perry says it’s time to disrupt the institutions that divide us. One of those, she says, is cable TV news.

This hour, Harris-Perry talks about her career as a TV news host, and as a politics professor. We’ll also hear about why it’s so important to tell diverse stories and hear how she’s making sense of this political moment.

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Melissa Harris-Perry – the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake University and founder of the Anna Julia Cooper Center

Catie Talarski is Senior Director of Storytelling and Radio Programming at Connecticut Public.
Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean is an award-winning scholar at Quinnipiac University, author, and host of Disrupted on WNPR.