Journalists of color tell you what you’re missing from the mainstream news. Co-hosted by award-winning journalists Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela, IN THE THICK has the conversations about race, identity and politics few people are discussing or want to discuss.
United States
177 episodes
since Feb, 2016


A year ago, Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico. The past 12 months have brought disorganized recovery efforts, an estimated thousands of deaths and an island that refuses to let go of its resiliency. In The Thick is dedicating a two-part special series to honor this tragic anniversary. In Part 1, Maria and Julio talk to two Puerto Rican journalists: Arelis Hernández, from The Washington Post, and Bianca Padró Ocasio, from The Orlando Sentinel, who've both been covering the impact of Hurricane Maria. They discuss the aftermath of both climate change and the federal and local politics.  ITT Staff Picks: The recent poll from The Washington Post and the Kaiser Foundation about the impact of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Julio’s latest think piece about Trump's lies around Hurricane Maria's death toll, in NBC News.  Bianca's personal essay of her experience watching the hurricane destroy her home from afar, in The Orlando Sentinel. Arelis' latest report on the seaside town of Naguabo, Puerto Rico, via The Washington Post. 
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