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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 we got here: Timeline of U.S. Papal...

How we got here: Timeline of U.S. Papal visits

09/23/15 12:46PM

Just 50 years ago at United Nations Headquarters in New York City, Pope Paul VI became the first pope in history to visit the United States. MSNBC’s Dorian Warren brings us up to speed on historic moments in previous papal visits. watch

'I’m fighting for women’s rights in a man...

'I’m fighting for women’s rights in a man’s game'

09/09/15 01:21PM

Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Queens) unveils her latest effort in wage theft lawsuits shadowing NFL cheerleaders with a signed letter to the league. Political strategist Alexis Grenell pins NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as being too ‘reactive’ to many issues this year, NFL cheerleaders’ lack of respect being one of them. watch

A tale of labor, biggest issues of 2015

A tale of labor, biggest issues of 2015

09/09/15 01:06PM

Minimum wage, unions, loosening the definition of a joint employer… what’s the biggest labor story of the year? Labor and workplace reporter Steven Greenhouse admits the ‘political system is so broken’ that big differences won’t actually be made in 2015. watch

Timeline of U.S. Labor: Work or riot!

Timeline of U.S. Labor: Work or riot!

09/09/15 12:57PM

The labor movement of the early 1900s was a violent period in American history. MSNBC’s Dorian Warren reflects on major labor events leading up to the most recent, paid sick leave becoming a right – not a privilege. watch

“Fed is more limited than we think”

“Fed is more limited than we think”

09/02/15 01:26PM

Fmr. Obama Admin. Chief Economist Jared Bernstein clears the air, stating The Federal Reserve System cannot directly create jobs but only lower the cost of borrowing. Roosevelt Institute Mike Konczal talks ‘Alphabet Soup’ of bailout programs. watch

Timeline of civil unrest: Ferguson, MO

Timeline of civil unrest: Ferguson, MO

08/26/15 11:57AM

One year later, MSNBC's Dorian Warren walks through a timeline of events following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. watch

What's going on with Puerto Rico?

What's going on with Puerto Rico?

07/30/15 02:59PM

Dorian Warren talks with Georgetown University's Stephen Lerner, as well as digital media director for NPR's Latino USA Julio Ricardo Varela and Nelson A. Denis, author of "War Against all Puerto Ricans," about the island's debt crisis and who is to blame for it. watch

What is the Future of Puerto Rico?

What is the Future of Puerto Rico?

07/30/15 11:34AM

Dorian Warren talks with Nelson Denis, Julio Ricardo Varela and Stephen Lerner about whether or not Puerto Rico should seek statehood or independence and how each of those outcomes would affect the current debt crisis. watch

America’s fraught history with Puerto Rico

America’s fraught history with Puerto Rico

07/30/15 11:15AM

Dorian Warren talks with Nelson Denis, Julio Ricardo Varela and Stephen Lerner about how America’s colonial history in Puerto Rico is reflected in its current political and economic crises. watch

Are race and class struggles separate?

Are race and class struggles separate?

07/23/15 12:11PM

Dorian Warren talks with the New Republic’s Jamil Smith, Demos’ Matt Bruenig and political scientist Joe Lowndes about Bernie Sanders, Black Lives Matter and the 2016 race. watch

Does American labor feel the Bern?

Does American labor feel the Bern?

07/09/15 11:32AM

The head of a major American labor union just asked his members not to make any presidential endorsements. Will big labor endorse Bernie Sanders? What about the growing low-wage worker movement? Dorian Warren talks to Sarah Jaffe and Caroline Fredricks watch

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