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Pushback — Episode 9: Black and Blue With Rochelle Bilal

In the Pushback season finale, former Philadelphia police officer and whistleblower Rochelle Bilal shares her views on the Thin Blue Line, the legacy of Frank […]

Pushback — Episode 8: Former VP Candidate Cheri Honkala

Anti-poverty advocate Cheri Honkala has been fighting more than just hunger and homelessness in North Philadelphia. She’s been battling the Democratic party machine. After being […]

Pushback — Episode 7: Larry Krasner’s Revelations

Larry Krasner, the Democratic nominee for district attorney of Philadelphia, has a higher profile today than he’s ever had. The New York Times, The Atlantic, […]

Pushback — Episode 6: Message Music

In recognition of Black Music Month, we bring you a conversation about message music — protest music, socially conscious music, whatever you want to call […]

Pushback — Episode 5: The Politics of Pot, Part II

George Soros tried but failed to get Keir Bradford-Grey to run for district attorney in Philadelphia earlier this year. It turns out she had unfinished […]

Pushback — Episode 4: The Politics of Pot, Part I

Co-facilitators of the Temple University class “Marijuana in the News,” Chris Goldstein and Linn Washington discuss the ways in which the media fails to cover […]

Pushback — Episode 3: The Burdens and Privileges of Being the Face of a Movement

On any given day in Philadelphia, you’re likely to hear Black Lives Matter activist Asa Khalif — whose 26-year-old cousin, Brandon Tate-Brown, was shot and […]

Pushback — Episode 2: Defining Black Intellectualism

The 2017 movie “I Am Not Your Negro,” about the life and times of James Baldwin, received nationwide acclaim. But it was hardly an anomaly […]

Pushback — Episode 1: Sightings of Solidarity: A Movement or Moment?

From safety pins to protests, acts of solidarity have been all over the news in the early days of Donald Trump’s presidency. But how exactly […]

Pushback — Pilot: What Does It Mean to Be a White Ally?

“From Birmingham to Blacks Lives Matter: What Does It Mean to Be a White Ally?” is inspired by the lengthy letter Martin Luther King wrote while locked away in a Birmingham jail, in which he expressed disappointment in the white church and white moderates. The episode features local and national guests exploring the topic of effective white allyship.