Monday, October 20, 2014

Today On The Michelangelo Signorile Show!

4:05pm ET - Over two years ago, a series published in The Washington Post by ProPublica reporters Dafna Linzer and Jennifer LaFleur showed that applicants for pardons who were white were far more likely to receive clemency than those who were black. Since the publication of that investigation, the government has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a study, but despite the vast amounts tax payer money spent on the project the pardons system remains unchanged.  Joining us today to discuss our broken and racially biased pardon system is Stephen Engelberg, the Editor in Chief for ProPublica. You can also follow Stephen on twitter.

4:35pm ET - Over the past 30 years the Hispanic population in the US has jumped from 15 million to almost 54 million, accounting for 17 percent of the total population; and according to a report by the Pew Research Center, the number of states where Hispanic children make up 20 percent or more of the kindergarten class has increased from 8 percent in 2000, to 17 percent in 2012. Joining us today to discuss what this growing population means to our political future is Gary M. Segura, the co-founder of Latino Decisions, a political polling research firm that deals with Latino issues, whose new book Latino America: How America’s MostDynamic Population is Poised to Transform the Politics of the Nation which he co-wrote with Matt Barreto, demonstrates the extent to which Latinos have already transformed the US both politically and socially and shows how they will re-shape all our upcoming elections. You can also follow Gary on twitter.

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