Hidden Truths

Hidden Truths


Latest Episodes

Episode 32: Bringing Black Women to the Policy Table with Cassandra Welchlin and Shannon Williams
February 16, 2021

Listen to Cassandra Welchlin and Shannon Williams discuss equal pay and the role of Black women in the push for progressive change in Mississippi and the U.S. South. How can Black women bring their chairs to the policy table in Mississippi,

Episode 31: Resisting COVID Capitalism with Ursula Price and LaToya Johnson
August 28, 2020

Listen to Ursula Price and LaToya Johnson of the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice discuss advocacy, organizing, and community-led policy change for Black and Brown workers bearing the brunt of COVID-19 impacts in the Deep South.

Episode 30: We Keep Us Safe with Zach Norris
February 26, 2020

Listen to Zach Norris and Jhumpa Bhattacharya discuss systems reform and new visions of public safety as they explore takeaways from Zach’s new book, We Keep Us Safe: Building Secure, Just, and Inclusive Communities. Who “deserves” to be safe?

Episode 29: Centering Women – It’s More Than Lip Service
January 30, 2020

Listen to Anne Price and Jhumpa Bhattacharya discuss the work of lifting up women and centering Blackness as they reflect on recent trends and ponder new frontiers in racial and gender justice. “We still have a long way to go in terms of understanding ...

Episode 28: Crushing Rural Stereotypes with Kendra Bozarth
December 11, 2019

Listen to Kendra Bozarth and Jhumpa Bhattacharya discuss how disrupting false and reductive narratives about rural America can support more inclusive and responsive policy change.  “We have all these big ideas happening right now…but policy change cann...

Episode 27: Dr. Lisa D. Cook and Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman
November 01, 2019

Listen to Dr. Lisa D. Cook, Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman, and Jhumpa Bhattacharya discuss the extreme underrepresentation of Black women in economics and why that matters for the field – and for public policy.  “If you don’t see yourself in the text,

Episode 26: Angela Hanks and Janelle Jones
September 30, 2019

Listen to Angela Hanks, Janelle Jones, Anne Price, and Jhumpa Bhattacharya break down dominant economic myths and narratives while discussing pathways to a more equitable, inclusive economy. “We’ve been living through this lie and seeing how it has not...

Episode 25: Darris Young
August 15, 2019

Listen to Aisa Villarosa and Darris Young discuss the roots of mass incarceration, pathways for systems change, and Darris’s life and work in becoming a strong advocate for Black and Brown boys, men, and communities.

Episode 24: Thomas W. Mitchell
July 08, 2019

Listen to Professor Thomas W. Mitchell and Anne Price discuss the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act (UPHPA) and how it helps struggling families hold on to and build wealth through land ownership. Professor Thomas W.

Episode 23: Indivar “Indi” Dutta-Gupta
June 03, 2019

Listen to Indivar “Indi” Dutta-Gupta and Anne Price discuss the current administration’s latest proposal to redefine poverty, how race neutral policies impact people of color, and some big ideas to address poverty and income inequality.