Welcome back to "The Stakes," the podcast where we collectively try to untangle the colossal clusterfuck that is politics, news, and social justice in the year 2016. Coming up on the show today:
Part 1: MTV News podcast producer James T. Green talks to Al Buford, who calls himself the spark of the 1966 and 1968 Chicago riots and who once shared some history with Green during a chance encounter in an Uber.
Part 2: MTV music writer Hazel Cills asks Jillian C. York of the Electronic Frontier Foundation how we can protect our data and digital spaces from surveillance.
Part 3: James T. Green is back with Maria Yuan, the founder of Issue Voter, a website that allows users to learn about legislation before it passes on Capitol Hill, tell federal reps what they think, and track how they vote — all from a smartphone.
Part 4: Friend of “The Stakes” and host of The Memory Palace, Nate DiMeo, talks with 24-year-old Jose Barboza, a volunteer for Promise Arizona, an organization that works to harness the power of the Latino community in the state. DiMeo and Barboza spoke five days before the election ... and then again afterward.
Part 5: Our poet-in-residence Marcus Ellsworth shares an essay about how people have been reacting to President-elect Trump and suggesting how and why we need to continue to push forward.
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