Episode #44


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World Stop! Beyonce did it again, dropping her second visual album, Lemonade, during a widely anticipated HBO special last week. The album/film hybrid, seemingly inspired by the singer’s personal life, has been described as “a lyrical and visual dissertation on the soul of a black woman.” Lemonade almost exclusively showcases black women, incorporates visual and musical representations of the African diaspora, and touches directly on two of the largest tragedies for black Americans in the 21st century: Hurricane Katrina and the unjust killings of black men and boys. To discuss these themes, and some of the controversy surrounding the singer, Tracey is joined by her friends and colleagues here at CAP. In addition, four years ago this week, student loan debt in America topped $1 trillion. To discuss this widespread issue, Rebecca is joined by Kayla Wingbermuehle-Brown of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.

Follow this week’s guests on Twitter!

  • Maryam Adamu, Research Associate for Early Childhood Policy at the Center for American Progress: @maroadamu
  • Angela Hanks, Associate Director for Workforce Development Policy at the Center for American Progress: @AngelaHanks
  • Constance Torian, Special Events Coordinator at the Center for American Progress: @Ceee_Teee
  • Kayla Wingbermuehle-Brown, Debt Free College Campaign Director for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee: @Kayla_Winger