The Bait and Switch: Dr. Megan Ming Francis

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What’s In It For Us, theGrio’s weekly political podcast hosted by Christina Greer, PhD., welcomes special guest, Political Scientist and University of Washington Professor, Megan M. Francis. PhD.

In today’s episode, Dr. Greer and Dr. Francis unpack President Biden’s first congressional speech since taking office in January. The speech also marked the first time in history that two women, Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, sat behind the podium during a joint address. However, Dr. Francis says while the Biden Administration’s outlook is promising, true progress is made in the streets.

Plus, GOP Senator Tim Scott delivered the rebuttal from the right, but it’s not the clapback Republicans hoped it would be. We break down what was missing and why the response fell short.

And…Oscars who? Twitter was ablaze after beloved actor Chadwick Boseman was posthumously snubbed for his final performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, but should we even be checking for recognition from the institution?

With so much going on, we have to stop and take a moment to ask, “What’s In It For Us?”

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