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‘The Stakes’: Protecting And Serving

Another week, another (sort of) political podcast

Welcome back to “The Stakes,” MTV’s relentlessly tangential political podcast. Coming up:

Part 1: Artist and activist Bree Newsome joins MTV News senior national correspondent Jamil Smith to contextualize protests in Charlotte that have sprung up in the wake of the police shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott.

Part 2: Continuing our Charlotte coverage, MTV News political writer and spoken-word artist Marcus Ellsworth talks with Ashley Williams of Charlotte Uprising.

Part 3: Comics journalist Sarah Glidden, author of the forthcoming graphic novel Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq, pairs up with MTV News style editor Haley Mlotek to discuss what her watercolors capture that traditional journalism doesn’t.

Part 4: Marcus Ellsworth dons his Resident Poet hat to bring us a meditation on shame and justice.

Thanks for being with us on this journey, internet. We’ll be back at you on Tuesday night, following the vice-presidential debate, with another installment of Stakes After Dark (SAD!). You can subscribe to our show and other fine MTV Podcasts productions on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify.


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