July 18, 2020

July 19, 2020

This week on Matter of Fact, as the United States struggles to get a handle on the coronavirus pandemic, an eviction crisis could be on the horizon. Soledad O’Brien speaks with Darlene Turner, who stands to lose her apartment of two decades, and Matt Desmond, from Princeton University’s Eviction Lab and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.” Then, millions of families are facing a difficult decision as the school year approaches: to keep their children at home or send them back to the classroom. Merrie Najimy, president of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, talks about the tough choices ahead of the new school year. Then, “A Most Beautiful Thing.” A documentary on the first all-Black high school rowing team is ready to be released at the end of the month. Soledad O’Brien talks with filmmaker Mary Mazzio, Arshay Cooper, the film’s inspiration, and executive producer Grant Hill.

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