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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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Dem Socialism “political puzzle” for...

Dem Socialism “political puzzle” for Americans

10/28/15 04:27PM

CEO of the Roosevelt Institute Felicia Wong believes a multi-racial coalition in support of progressive politics is possible, in time. Colleague Mike Konczal says the 2016 election will be a “battleground” for U.S. government expansion or significant downscaling. watch

Sanders’ strength? Millennials back socialism

Sanders’ strength? Millennials back socialism

10/28/15 02:50PM

Joseph Schwartz dissects Senator Bernie Sanders’ plan of extending democracy from its political sphere into an economic sphere. Gar Alperovitz, Fmr. U.S. House of Representatives Legislative Dir., describes the motive as “progressive liberalism, almost populism.” watch

Blueprint: Empower workers for shared growth

Blueprint: Empower workers for shared growth

10/14/15 02:30PM

The Roosevelt Institute unveils a new blueprint for workers aimed at holding employers accountable for violations and promoting socially responsible business practices. Buzzfeed’s Cora Lewis, LA Black Worker Center’s Lola Smallwood Cuevas, and the Washington Post’s Lydia Depillis discuss. watch

Hidden players rallying for workers' rights?

Hidden players rallying for workers' rights?

10/14/15 02:23PM

Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and Al Jazeera’s Tammy Kim cast their predictions on the future of the labor movement amid presidential hopefuls’ stated priorities. watch

#StartTheConvo for a better bottom line  

#StartTheConvo for a better bottom line  

10/14/15 02:04PM

Councilmember Elissa Silverman, California factory worker Vincent Loque and Buzzfeed's Cora Lewis discuss 'who is speaking up’ and ‘who is out there listening' when it comes to the demands of American workers. watch

“What I learned about Worker Voice”

“What I learned about Worker Voice”

10/14/15 01:54PM

MSNBC’s Dorian Warren tells us what he learned while attending the monumental White House Summit on Worker Voice, highlighting speeches by fast food worker Terrence Wise and U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez. watch

Silver lining to Wall St. neighbors? Nope. 

Silver lining to Wall St. neighbors? Nope. 

09/29/15 05:55PM

Center for Popular Democracy’s Aditi Sen admits the story we’re told is private equity firms will build white picket fences throughout troubled neighborhoods when in reality, single-family renters are left with community problems in a national quick-fix. watch

Should overdue mortgages go to non-profits?

Should overdue mortgages go to non-profits?

09/29/15 05:49PM

Senior Policy analyst Sarah Edelman emphasizes the personal relationships non-profits have with homeowners that Hedge Funds just do not, stating “non-profits are overall better equipped to make loans work out.” watch

HUD “must give homes 48-hr head start”

HUD “must give homes 48-hr head start”

09/29/15 05:42PM

Jared Bernstein, fmr. Economic Adviser to VP Joe Biden, says HUD must organize 48-hour interventions for delinquent home owners to get on track before Hedge Funds swoop in and take over. watch

Keeping pope safe ‘a bit of a nightmare’

Keeping pope safe ‘a bit of a nightmare’

09/23/15 01:04PM

Fmr. British Officer Michael Kay says it’s incredibly difficult to apprehend a person or group intending to harm Pope Francis that authorities don’t know about. Fmr. NYPD Officer Marq Claxton discusses specific NYC security measures. watch

Pope to combat “loss of human dignity” in...

Pope to combat “loss of human dignity” in U.S.

09/23/15 12:55PM

Rev. James T. Bretzke says “no one loses their human dignity even after the most heinous crime” in referencing Pope Francis’ motives for visiting U.S. prisons. Rev. Matt Malone, Rev. Monsignor Kevin W. Irwin and Paul Elie discuss American criminal justice reform. watch

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