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OFF-KILTER with Rebecca Vallas

Sep 8, 2017

It’s not just U.S. politicians considering major cuts to programs that serve struggling families. Rebecca speaks with Mary O’Hara, a columnist with The Guardian, about how austerity is playing out in the United Kingdom. Next, Rebecca's conversation with Tressie McMillan Cottom about her book, Lower-Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy. Then, Sarah McBride of the Human Rights Campaign, and the first openly transgender speaker at a major party convention, on the fight ahead for the LGBTQ community under Trump — and why she’s managed to remain optimistic. Lastly, Rebecca's conversation with Greg Berman, the Director of the Center for Court Innovation, on the closure of New York City's Rikers Island jail and its significance for criminal justice reform.