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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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Who gets left out of the labor movement?

Who gets left out of the labor movement?

07/09/15 11:17AM

Dorian Warren, Caroline Fredrickson and Sarah Jaffe talk about the ways women and people of color have historically been left out of laws that protect American workers and how to make sure that it does not happen in the future. watch

Religion, white supremacy and social justice

Religion, white supremacy and social justice

06/25/15 04:18PM

MSNBC’s Dorian Warren talks with Vince Warren, Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights and Obery Hendricks, Professor at Union Theological Seminary about the role black churches played in the South Carolina mass shooting and in social justice... watch

Behind the SC shooter’s 'rape' comments

The history behind the SC shooter’s 'rape' comments

06/25/15 04:16PM

Dorian Warren talks with Feministing’s Chloe Angyal and Wayne State University’s Danielle McGuire about the history of using rape allegations in oppressing black men, and what role that history played in the recent Charleston mass shooting. watch

Occupy the Faculty Lounge

Occupy the Faculty Lounge

06/17/15 02:10PM

Dorian Warren asks his professorial panel what things they've encountered in the world of academia that they think you should know about. watch

Criminalizing black joy in McKinney, Texas

Criminalizing black joy in McKinney, Texas

06/11/15 11:32AM

Dorian Warren discusses what the police incident in McKinney, Texas says about the criminalization of joy in America. He's joined by the Huffington Post's Zeba Blay, Color of Change's Rashad Robinson and Million Hoodies' Dante Barry. watch

Mobilizing over the death of Kalief Browder

Mobilizing over the death of Kalief Browder

06/11/15 11:16AM

Dorian Warren talks with Truth-Out.org's Maya Schenwar, MSNBC's Seema Iyer, Color of Change's Rashad Robinson and Million Hoodies' Dante Barry about what Kalief Browder's death means for the 'Black Lives Matter' movement. watch

Nerding Out: Policing black lives & black joy

Policing black lives, black bodies, and black joy

06/11/15 09:04AM

Host Dorian Warren talks with Truth-Out.org’s Maya Schenwar and attorney Seema Iyer about the prison reforms that could have helped the late Kalief Brown. Plus, the panel discusses what the police incident in McKinney, Texas says about the policing of... watch

The Age of Dignity

Living in 'The Age of Dignity'

06/04/15 11:38AM

The number of elderly people in poverty is set to double over the next 40 years. And the number of geriatric health care professionals is not keeping up with our aging population. Dorian Warren talks to MacArthur 'genius grant' recipient and director of the National Domestic Worker's alliance Ai-jen Poo about her new book, "... watch

How to Expand Social Security

How to Expand Social Security

06/04/15 11:25AM

Expanding Social Security has become a popular among progressives. But what would that actually look like and how do we do it? Dorian Warren talks with Nancy Altman, Sam Seder and Darrick Hamilton about specific plans to expand Social Security and other social insurance policies. watch

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