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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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The rise of 'grand-families'

The rise of 'grand-families'

06/04/15 11:18AM

The percentage of children living in grandparent-maintained households nearly doubled over the past 40 years. MSNBC takes a look at the life of Margaret Flores, a grandmother who is part of America's growing trend of 'grand-families.' watch

The coming retirement crisis

The coming retirement crisis

06/04/15 11:01AM

Dorian Warren talks with Nancy Altman, Sam Seder and Darrick Hamilton about the 2016 politics of expanding Social Security and the coming retirement crisis. watch

Nerding Out: The coming retirement crisis

Social Security and the coming retirement crisis

06/04/15 08:12AM

Dorian Warren talks with Nancy Altman, Sam Seder, and Darrick Hamilton about the politics of expanding Social Security and the coming retirement crisis. Plus, an interview with MacArthur ‘genius grant’ recipient Ai-Jen Poo, and the rise of ‘grand... watch

Nerding Out: Interview with Joseph Stiglitz

An interview with Joseph Stiglitz

05/28/15 09:56AM

Dorian Warren interviews Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz about his new book “The Great Divide.” They also talk about the causes of inequality in America and what can be done to fix it. watch

The case against Harriet Tubman on the $20

The case against Harriet Tubman on the $20

05/21/15 11:41AM

An online push to put a woman on the $20 bill has gained some recent momentum and many are now calling for the US Treasury to replace Andrew Jackson's image with that of Harriet Tubman. But some argue that American currency is the wrong place to honor th watch

Why do doctors oppose the President's...

Why do doctors oppose the President's trade deal?

05/21/15 11:29AM

We know where Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama stand on TPP, but what about Time Magazine's person of the year? Dorian Warren talks to Jesse Myerson and Zach Carter about why the doctors' groups fighting Ebola in West Africa are fighting against the... watch

The future of neoliberalism in America

The future of neoliberalism in America

05/21/15 11:13AM

In the wake of a major political battle over the Trans-Pacific Partnership Dorian Warren talks with Rolling Stone contributor Jesse Myerson and Huffington Post senior political economy reporter Zach Carter about the future of American trade policy and the watch

What would the TPP actually do?

What would the TPP actually do?

05/21/15 11:00AM

Everyone in Washington has an opinion on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, but few people know or can say what is definitively in it. Dorian Warren talks with the Huffington Post's senior political economy reporter Zach Carter and breaks down exactly what we do and don't know about the TPP. watch

Nerding Out: What is TPP and what will it do?

What is TPP and what will it actually do?

05/21/15 08:05AM

Dorian Warren talks with the Huffington Post’s Zach Carter and Rolling Stone’s Jesse Myerson about what we know and don’t know about what the Trans-Pacific Partnership actually does. Plus, what do trade deals like this do in the developing world and... watch

Is your boss influencing your political...

Is your boss influencing your political views?

05/14/15 11:37AM

A new study shows that millions of Americans may be experiencing coercive political influence at work. Dorian Warren talks with Harvard researcher Alex Hertel-Fernandez and his panel about what this means for worker's rights and the political will of Amer watch

Minimum wage victory in New York

Minimum wage victory in New York

05/14/15 11:26AM

The fight for a higher wage in low-wage service industries had a big victory in New York this week using a unique new strategy. Dorian Warren talks with the Roosevelt Institute’s Mike Konczal, the National Employment Law Project’s Tsedeye Gebreselassie a watch

Action on New York's nail salon abuses

Action on New York's nail salon abuses

05/14/15 11:15AM

Big new policy action was announced this week to address the harrowing labor conditions in New York City's nail salon's recently uncovered by the New York Times. Dorian Warren talks with Dissent magazine's Sarah Jaffe and the National Employment Law... watch

The progressive plan for America

The progressive plan for America

05/14/15 11:00AM

This week senate Democrats block President Obama’s push for fast-track authority on the TPP just as NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio releases his new ‘Contract with America’ for the left, and Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz publishes a new economic agenda for fighting inequality. Dorian Warren talks with the Roosevelt Institute’s Mike... watch

Nerding Out: The progressive plan for America

Economic populism and the progressive plan for America

05/14/15 10:01AM

This week, Senate Democrats block President Obama’s push for fast-track authority on the TPP just as NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio releases his new ‘Contract with America’ for the left, and Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz publishes a new... watch

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