Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

If you’ve been paying attention to politics over the past two years or listening to the Republican presidential candidates, then you’ve probably heard that premiums for some Affordable Care Act plans went way up last year.  However, according to the Obama administration, the vast majority of people buying coverage through, their premiums only went up 4 percent.  Which can leave you scratching your head wondering how can it be possible for both things be true? Well, according to Jonathan Cohn, Senior National Correspondent for The Huffington Post it is.  Jonathan joins me today on the show to talk all about what’s really going on with Obamacare premiums and what Trump and other Republicans are failing to mention. 

Following the election of President Barack Obama, many people argued that we were now living in a post-racial society, and as a result they felt that the best approach toward eradicating racism was to feign ignorance of it.  However according to teacher and education activist Pamela Lewis in her new book Teaching While Black: A New Voice on Race and Education in New York City that when it comes to education this is precisely the thing we should not do.  She argues that not only should teachers consider race when educating student, they should use it as the very basis of their teaching. Pamela joins me today on the show to talk about the many problems affecting our nation’s teachers and students of color and what can be done to fix the way we educate our youth in this country and particular in the inner-cities.  

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