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Episode 80

Taking Trump to School

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With Black History Month in full swing, Dr. Blair LM Kelley—an historian who focuses on African-American social movements—gives President Trump a much-needed history lesson, and explains what today’s activists can learn from resistance movements of years past. Next, Catherine Brown of the Center for American Progress breaks down what Betsy DeVos, freshly confirmed as Secretary of Education, means for the future of U.S. education policy. Lastly, Mike Konczal of the Roosevelt Institute joins to unpack Trump’s war on consumer financial protections. But first, Jeremy Slevin returns with the best and worst news of the week—and Rebecca unveils a big announcement from the TalkPoverty Radio team.

Follow this week’s guests on Twitter:

Blair LM Kelley: @profblmkelley
Catherine Brown: @Catbrown66
Mike Konczal: @rortybomb
Jeremy Slevin: @jeremyslevin

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Rebecca Vallas

Managing Director of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at American Progress. Previously, Rebecca worked directly with low-income individuals and communities as a legal aid attorney in Philadelphia

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