Renee Montgomery on Sports and Community Organizing

Listening Tour

Heat Waves Put Strain on American Power Grids

Climate Change

Heat Waves Put Strain on American Power Grids

America’s power grids are facing a stress test. As reports of heat waves and planned blackouts pick up, Matter of Fact takes a closer look at what changes need to be made in order to handle hotter weather and greater demands for electricity. Soledad O’Brien speaks with Jim Robb, CEO of North American Electric Reliability Corporation.

Bringing Rural Broadband to Their Own Community


Bringing Rural Broadband to Their Own Community

Tens of millions of Americans currently lack affordable, reliable broadband access, impacting their ability to work and study. In the rural South, the percentage of people without an Internet connection is among the highest in the country. Correspondent Dina Demetrius met up with a group of rural Arkansans taking matters into their own hands and working to change this.

JUNE 25, 2022

Digital deserts. This week Matter of Fact meets with a group of rural Arkansans working to get what millions of Americans already have: an affordable, reliable Internet connection. Plus, a closer look at how equipped the current power grids are to handle heat waves and an interview with WNBA player-turned-owner Renee Montgomery on the importance of Title IX.

JUNE 18, 2022

This week on Matter of Fact, Soledad speaks with civil rights leaders Dolores Huerta and Ibram X. Kendi. Plus, a sit-down with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and a closer look at Rednecks for Black Lives and Hope Chicago.

JUNE 11, 2011

This week, Matter of Fact revisits the Listening Tour, “To Be An American.

Listening Tour Extra: Parkland school shooting survivor on gun violence prevention, making change

Listening Tour Extra: Billy Porter, ‘Just being myself is radical’