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On Nerding Out, one of MSNBC's online-only shows, Professor and Roosevelt Institute fellow Dorian Warren took an academic look at current events, geeking out on angles beyond the obvious.  Catch up on past episodes here.

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How 2015’s power in the people got results

What worked in 2015? Power in the people proved accountable

12/16/15 05:03PM

Fight for 15, Black Lives Matter.. “These mainstream trends are here to stay” says CNBC Features Editor Heesun Wee. Color of Change Exec. Dir. Rashad Robinson dives into the difference between presence and power, preaching momentum that holds governments & corporations accountable. watch

In-depth: 2015’s year in fear & power

In-depth: 2015’s year in fear & power

12/16/15 04:48PM

Criminologist Attorney Brian Levin says it’s time for leaders to “respond to our legitimate fears” when recapping power shifts in the year 2015.  Alexander Heffner and Christina Greer agree that both foreign and domestic attacks on America should be labeled terrorism. watch

America’s progressive activism, then & now

America’s progressive activism, then & now

12/02/15 06:32PM

Micah White, Co-creator of Occupy Wall Street, says the main difference between grassroots social movements of the early 1950’s and today is the lack of leaders like Rosa Parks and MLK paving the way. “Means and ideas have become today’s leaders.” watch

Mayor re-election & year-late footage....

Mayor re-election & year-late footage. Timing?

12/02/15 06:10PM

Too coincidental that the long-delayed release of a damning dashcam video comes during Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s re-election bid? Chicago native and Boston Globe Reporter Astead Herndon questions it along with “who’s next” to lose public trust inside Chicago PD. watch

Study: Link between climate change & violence

Study: Link between climate change & violence

11/18/15 04:04PM

Is Bernie Sanders onto something? Solomon Hsiang, Assoc. Prof. of Public Policy at Univ. of California, Berkeley goes in-depth on “key ingredients” between climate change and violence, specifically in Syria.    watch

World’s climate of fear “not a new problem”

World’s climate of fear “not a new problem”

11/18/15 03:57PM

Akshaya Kumar, Human Rights Watch Deputy UN Dir., says Paris is an idealized city - hence taking the spotlight from Beirut attacks. Gabor Rona, Int’l Legal Director for Human Rights First, calls Isis “weak”, saying they’re resorting to terrorism because they have no options. watch

MSNBC digital behind the scenes at Dem Forum

MSNBC digital behind the scenes at Dem Forum

11/09/15 09:09AM

‘Nerding Out’ host Dorian Warren and producer Mary-Margaret Cimino give us media-only access into behind the scenes of the First In The South Democratic Presidential Forum at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. watch

Iowa and NH "racially homogeneous”

Iowa and NH "racially homogeneous”

11/09/15 08:35AM

Political Science & African American Studies Program Director Adolphus Belk says as much attention as Iowa and New Hampshire get, they’re racially homogeneous states. Belk addresses the most loyal constituency to the Democratic Party as black women voters. watch

SC black voters can "move needle" for Sanders

SC black voters can "move needle" for Sanders

11/09/15 08:32AM

'The Winthrop Poll' director Scott Huffmon says this is is “Hillary Clinton country” as poll results show 80 percent of South Carolina Democratic likely voters in favor of Hillary Clinton to just 8 percent in favor of Bernie Sanders. What can move the needle? Sanders introducing himself to black voters. watch

In depth: Consequences of modern-day...

In depth: Consequences of modern-day terrorism

11/04/15 06:01PM

Deepa Iyer, Author of ‘We Too Sing America’, shines a light on recent racial flash points of hate crimes and questions the role of U.S. government in perpetuating racism through detentions, national registration programs, police profiling, and constant surveillance. watch

Prisoners freed “Gotta get more...

Prisoners freed “Gotta get more uncomfortable”

11/04/15 06:00PM

Author Carla Shedd says in order to truly move the needle on prison reform, we must free both the non-violent AND violent offenders to make an impact on the system. Strategist Dante Barry questions school safety, specifically campus policing. watch

LAPD, Algorithms, Accountability & Evidence

LAPD, Algorithms, Accountability & Evidence

11/04/15 06:00PM

Sgt. Daniel Gomez of the Los Angeles Police Department talks breakthrough algorithms being used for ‘predictive policing. Brennan Center's Rachel Levinson-Waldman warns there’s still so much unknown with police body cameras. watch

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