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Invasion of Ukraine: What More Can Be Done? (with Olga Lautman)

Renato and Patti discussed Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. They were joined by Olga Lautman, Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis.


February 18, 2022

How Objective Is the Law? (with Elie Mystal)

Renato and Patti discussed hot legal topics, including U.S. Supreme Court, voting rights, and a potential prosecution of Donald Trump and his allies. They were joined by Elie Mystal, Justice Correspondent for The Nation.

February 10, 2022

Supreme Inequity: What Progress Can the Law Make For Women? (with Fatima Goss-Graves)

Renato and Patti discussed President Biden’s anticipated pick of the first black woman to serve as a Supreme Justice, as well as racial and gender equity in the law. They were joined by Fatima Goss-Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center.

January 16, 2022

Seditious Conspiracy: Who Will Be Charged Next? (with Frank Figliuzzi)

Renato and Patti discussed the recent indictment of the Oath Keeper leader and others for seditious conspiracy in connection with the January 6th insurrection. They were joined by MSNBC National Security Analyst Frank Figliuzzi, former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence.

January 6, 2022

Attack on the Capitol: Can We Preserve Democracy? (with Congressman Mike Quigley)

Renato and Patti discussed the January 6th attack, the Congressional investigation, and potential DOJ criminal charges. They were joined by Congressman Mike Quigley, a member of the House Intel Committee.

December 22, 2021

Omicron Outbreak: How Concerned Should We Be, And What Can We Do About It? (with Dr. Roby Bhattacharya)

Renato and Patti discuss the Omicron variant and what it means for our efforts to curb the spread of the pandemic. They were joined by Dr. Roby Bhattacharya, an infectious disease doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School.

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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.