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Grand Jury Convened: Will the Manhattan DA Charge Trump or His Company? (with Daniel Alonso)

Renato and Patti discussed the recent news that the Manhattan District Attorney convened a special grand jury in its investigation of the Trump Organization. They were joined by former Chief Assistant Manhattan District Attorney Daniel Alonso.


May 18, 2021

Greenberg Cooperates: What Does This Mean for Gaetz? (with Barb McQuade)

Renato and Patti discussed the guilty plea and cooperation deal for Joel Greenberg, the close confidant of Matt Gaetz. They were joined by MSNBC Legal Analyst Barb McQuade, former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.

April 17, 2021

Gaetz Probe: What Legal Liability Does Matt Gaetz Have? (with Asha Rangappa)

Renato and Patti discuss the federal criminal investigation of Matt Gaetz. They are joined by former FBI agent and CNN Legal and National Security Analyst Asha Rangappa.

March 18, 2021

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.

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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.