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"Today, the Supreme Court is dominated by so-called originalists who ardently view the Constitution as frozen in a time in which women, Indigenous people and Black people were subordinate to the framers," writes columnist Michael Paul Williams.
The six to three ruling ends the constitutional right to abortion in the U.S.
Commentary: Young people need a circle of support to help them deepen their understanding of their place in the world.
🎧 With alcohol-related deaths more than double that of guns, why isn't social media filled with debates about how to solve this problem?
The author of "Under the Skin: Racism, Inequality, and the Health of a Nation" discusses inequalities in medical treatment.
Days after Richmond launched a new branding campaign, the Virginia Department of Historical Resources unveiled a marker for an invisible cemetery believed to be the largest burial ground for free people of color and the enslaved in the nation.
In this episode, Kelli Lemon and Michael Paul Williams talk with The New York Times Magazine and 1619 Project contributor Linda Villarosa about her new book "Under the Skin: Racism, Inequality, and the Health of a Nation." In the conversation and book, Villarosa shares troubling statistics that college-educated Black mothers are more likely to die, almost die, or lose their babies than white mothers who haven’t finished high school.
I’m not a “shut up and dribble” guy when it comes to athletes. Nor am I a “shut up and coach” guy.
Photos from the press conference for the launch of the "Richmond Real" campaign and branding assets from the city.
Commentary: There is often a deep irrationality to the public debate about guns that leaves reasonable voices on the sidelines.
As a reporter from the former capital of the Confederacy prepared to depart for the former hub of German Nazism, insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol.
On the two year anniversary of George Floyd's murder, Kelli and Michael Paul catch up to talk about the civil unrest that took place in Richmond and across the country but also how so much of the world changed from that point. Since 2020, Confederate monuments have come down, conservatives h…
Imagine if you will, a new amendment to the U.S. Constitution that protected such liberties as the right to travel and move about. Technically, the Constitution doesn’t spell out these freedoms. So let’s codify them.
🎧 The Great Resignation has meant a record number of people are changing jobs, but not all of them are happy at their new employer.
"Someday in a more enlightened future, we will have a memorial day commemorating school children lost to mass shootings," writes columnist Michael Paul Williams.
Marked by the memories of 19 students and 2 teachers killed at Robb Elementary, this Memorial Day in Uvalde, Texas hits a different tone. People from across the state some with a connection to the victims, some with a connection to the town, some simply with Uvalde in their heart gather to …
Commentary: Older people and younger people need each other, and the more we acknowledge that, the better off all of us will be.
🎧 Episode 39: Scott Rada and Rick Kyte discus why people seem to focus on social issues rather than on solutions that could fix the problems they care about the most.
A week after the murder of George Floyd, Richmond police tear-gassed peaceful protesters at the Robert E. Lee monument.
Richard Alley, a professor of geosciences at Penn State University, joins host Lawrence Eppard to help us understand the collapse of the Conger Ice Shelf in East Antarctica and its implications. Plus: Climate Investing with Zach Stein from the Carbon Collective!
Episode 38: Richard Kyte and Scott Rada also discuss the similarities between Florida's so-called Don't-Say-Gay law and a high school football coach who wants to pray with his players.
Commentary: The biggest decisions we make in life are whether to say “yes” or “no” to new opportunities.
"If the court is stripping away rights, why would it stop at a woman's body autonomy?"
"If Black lives truly matter, we need to look askance at cigarettes, which disproportionately kill Black people."
Hundreds gathered on Tuesday in protest of the Supreme Court's leaked draft opinion which would overturn Roe v. Wade.
"After the Monuments" - co-hosted by Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Michael Paul Williams and Kelli Lemon - captures the zeitgeist of a nation struggling to move from symbolic to substantive change on racial issues.
The U.S. government on Thursday released its long-awaited plan to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, citing the toll on Black smokers and young people.The proposed rules would help prevent children from becoming the next generation of smokers and help adult smokers quit, said Health…
On this episode of the Utterly Moderate Podcast, host Lawrence Eppard is joined by University of Baltimore law professor Kimberly Wehle to discuss her new book, "How to Think Like a Lawyer and Why: A Common-Sense Guide to Everyday Dilemmas."