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Picking Easter eggs out of the news cycle

04/08/12 05:43PM

Near the end of our show today, Melissa donned her Easter Sunday "crown" and had her guests go hunting for some tidbits to talk about -- inside Easter eggs.They covered topics ranging from the National Review firing John Derbyshire for his (latest) racist column, to Minnesota putting voter ID on the ballot, to Coke and Pepsi parting ways with ALEC, Ann Romney campaigning for her husband, to even Kim Kardashian and Kanye West!And this segment is worth it just to see the Reverend Al Sharpton opening a plastic Easter egg and being forced to buck his tradition, and actually call Willard Mitt Romne read more

Melissa is great, gives us a big ol' cake

Melissa is great, gives us a big ol' cake

04/08/12 12:21PM

The MHP family is currently enjoying perhaps the most beautiful cake I've ever seen, courtesy of our host, to celebrate the Easter and Passover (it's kosher) season! We hope that you all are spending the holiday with your families and others you love. Thanks for spending part of that holiday weekend with us.Video from today's show will be up here on the blog any moment now. As usual, we'll have breaking news, updates, and commentary here on the MHP Blog throughout the week, and Melissa will be back for another weekend in #nerdland next Saturday at 10am ET. See you then! read more

Tugging on the lion's tail, in our April 8 preview

04/08/12 09:16AM

Part of the reason I start this preview with this Gregory Porter video is that it evokes the very spirit of the Easter season -- the playfulness, the invigoration, the observance of renewal, and resurrection of spirit -- in ways that it may not even have intended. This holiday contains so many emotions, so deep-seated within many of us have trouble even tracing them back to the source. This time of renewal and hopefulness is not only a cornerstone for an entire faith, but a metaphor and reminder of its permanence in our lives. read more

Friday shootings in Tulsa may be hate crimes

04/07/12 09:34PM

Three people were killed and two others critically wounded by shootings in Tulsa, Oklahoma early on Good Friday. The shootings appear to be random, but all of the victims -- Dannaer Fields, 49; Bobby Clark, 54; and William Allen, 31 -- are all black, and there is suspicion that the shooter, described as white, may have targeted them for that reason:When asked if people in the community felt that the shooter or shooters were deliberately targeting black people, he replied "yes, absolutely ... read more

Finding 'food desert' oasis

Finding 'food desert' oasis

04/07/12 08:00PM

Go Figure: Melissa Harris-Perry connects fast-food consumption to the number of Americans living in "food deserts" without close access to supermarkets. watch

'Food justice' for thought

'Food justice' for thought

04/07/12 08:00PM

Emery Whalen of the John Besh Foundation, French Culinary Institute student Syrena Johnson, and Jacquie Berger of Just Food, offer their thoughts on fast... watch

' I am much more tired of the continuing injustices of young black men dying'

04/07/12 01:47PM

You may have missed the Pew poll released last week which revealed that a majority of Republicans feel there has been too much coverage of the Trayvon Martin case. Melissa offered a fierce retort today, citing the recent sentencing of five New Orleans cops for a bridge shooting shortly after Hurricane Katrina as an example of how the arc of justice can be very long, indeed:It took several years to get any semblance of  justice done in the Katrina shooting case; how long might this go on? Well, as Dr. read more

What now, Mr. President? The April 7 preview

04/07/12 08:14AM

Given that the nature of the job Barack Obama holds, he is going to be looked to for answers. In today's show, we'll ask some questions not only about the answers he's provided thus far on the economy, but also about the race it appears he's about to run against Mitt Romney and the rhetorical battle he's waging to save his signature achievement, health care reform.In light of the recent pepper-spraying of student protesters at Santa Monica College, we'll also address the increasing(ly ridiculous) cost of higher education. read more

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