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‘MHP’ Syllabus: 1.3.15


It’s the first weekend of 2015, and host Melissa Harris-Perry is back in #nerdland! And the first thing our host wants to do is talk, mainly about the power of talk.

PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton, 12/31/14, 6:32 PM ET

The Revvies: Most Talkable Award

Rev. Sharpton talks to his distinguished panel about the top stories outside of politics that had us talking and tweeting. From Ebola to the NFL’s domestic violence scandal, the panel runs down the list!
Talking is not just the foundation of our individual learning and growth; it is also the foundation of our democracy. Last year’s events got the nation talking about race, policing, immigration, and so much more. Are there limits to what talk can accomplish? What are the dangers of talk? Will all this talk lead to real change? Our panel will dive into these questions. Panelists include:

Harris-Perry will also give her take on the Steve Scalise controversy and pose this question: Is there value in talking to ALL of your constituents?

Morning Joe , 12/30/14, 7:34 AM ET

Debunking the New Year's resolution

Rev. Tullian Tchividjian joins Morning Joe to discuss his new book “It Is Finished: 365 Days of Good News,” and debunking the idea of New Year’s resolutions.
Then: a new year; a new you? Probably not, but we’ll take a look at New Year’s resolutions and our annual promise to be better. Lisa Lahey, author of “Right Weight Right Mind” will join us from Boston. And in the wake of the tragic death of Leelah Alcorn, a transgender teen who committed suicide, our first Foot Soldier of 2015 is a trans businesswoman helping trans tech workers.

All that, plus Julie Brown, the Miami Herald investigative reporter who brought us the story about suspicious deaths at Florida prisons, returns with updates.

Be sure to read what we’ve linked above, and watch Melissa Harris-Perry Saturday at 10am ET on msnbc. Join the conversation—share your thoughts about these issues on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #nerdland. Your tweets and comments might even appear on the show!

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'MHP' Syllabus: 1.3.15