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Voter Suppression: How Can We Fight Efforts to Reduce Voter Turnout (with Jonathan Diaz)

Renato and Patti discussed recent Republican efforts to place restrictions on voting and make it more difficult to vote. They were joined by Jonathan Diaz, legal counsel at the Campaign Legal Center, who litigates voting right cases in federal courts across the country, challenging state laws that deny or burden the right to vote.


March 2, 2021

Tax Probe in High Gear: Is Trump Finally Going to be Charged? (with Daniel Alonso)

Renato and Patti discuss the Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation of Trump’s taxes. They were joined by Daniel Alonso, who was previously the Chief Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan DA’s office.

February 23, 2021

Post-Vaccine Epidemic: What do the next six months hold? (with Roby Bhattacharyya)

Renato discussed whether and how the COVID-19 pandemic would be curtailed and controlled as vaccine distribution becomes more widespread. He was joined by infectious disease doctor Roby Bhattacharyya, who practices at Massachusetts General Hospital and teaches at Harvard Medical School.

February 12, 2021

Second Impeachment Trial Unfolds: Will It Matter? (with Norm Eisen)

Renato discussed developments in the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump. He was joined by Norm Eisen, who was part of the trial team for the House managers in Trump's first impeachment trial.

February 1, 2021

GameStop Frenzy: Do the Traders or Companies Have Any Liability? (with Jerome Tomas)

Renato and Patti discussed the legal implications of the massive trading interest in GameStop stock. They were joined by former SEC Attorney Jerome Tomas.

January 27, 2021

Second Impeachment Trial: How Will It Unfold (with Daniel Goldman)

Renato and Patti discuss the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump after the presentation of the article of impeachment to the U.S. Senate. They were joined by Daniel Goldman, who was lead counsel for House Democrats during the first impeachment of Donald Trump.

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Stay “On Topic” Each Week!

“On Topic” is a podcast that provides a weekly in-depth look at a topic that helps us understand the week’s news.  Our topics can’t be covered properly in a five-minute television segment or a 280-character tweet, so we bring in experts to explain the topic in a dialogue with hosts Renato Mariotti & Patti Vasquez.