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The September 6 'MHP' Syllabus

Columbia senior Emma Sulkowicz is carrying the mattress upon which she alleges she was raped to make a point. We'll talk to her on Saturday. 10am ET, msnbc.

This Saturday on Melissa Harris-Perry, panelists will help us understand the “who, what and why” of the extremist group ISIS. Quartz managing editor Bobby Ghosh, Heritage Foundation national security expert James Carafano, and Phyllis Bennis, Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, will answer these important questions:

And then the mixed messages out of Ukraine – more fighting on Friday but then also – news of a ceasefire. Read the latest here before we bring you our Saturday installment of “Breaking Vlad.”

Then, what the hack! Stolen nude photos of celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Jill Scott, and Kate Upton expose security vulnerabilities in our most cherished tech devices. senior editor Dan Ackerman and University of Pennsylvania English and Africana Studies professor Salamishah Tillet will discuss public vs. private content debates. And when it comes to our privacy: who is the real threat: the government or private sector corporations finding profit in what is most personal.

Tillet will also join Harris-Perry to discuss college sexual assault, including the California bill, dubbed the "Yes Means Yes" bill, that would require “an affirmative consent standard in the determination of whether consent was given” and the implementation of “comprehensive prevention and outreach programs that address sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.”

Be sure to read what we’ve linked above, and watch Melissa Harris-Perry Sunday at 10am ET on msnbc! Also, don’t forget to join us on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #nerdland.