Otherhood
Otherhood

Otherhood

What would the news sound like if media were diverse? Listen to what you're missing -- with Otherhood, a PRI podcast created and hosted by Rupa Shenoy.

Woman in front of tropical set, "On Air" sign, with flower in her hair

The fight to belong in Hollywood

Hollywood’s gotten a lot of flack for its practice of white-washing. Now, the voice acting world, is also facing questions.

The fight to belong in Hollywood
A 1923 Ku Klux Klan parade in Albany is pictured

In the shadow of a racist past, Portland still struggles to be welcoming to all its residents

In the shadow of a racist past, Portland still struggles to be welcoming to all its residents
Members of the former Tucson Pantsuit Nation group has created a new organization called Project Nexis.

How a convert balances her white privilege and Muslim identity in the Trump era

How a convert balances her white privilege and Muslim identity in the Trump era
Reporter Rupa Shenoy with Luis Valdez, a former Mexican American Studies studies student who says the program put him on a path that led his recent completion of a phD in public health.

After a 10-year saga, Tucson teachers are validated when a judge calls state law racist

After a 10-year saga, Tucson teachers are validated when a judge calls state law racist
YouTube "Bawse" Lilly Singh.

Look out Hollywood. YouTube 'bawse' Lilly Singh is going mainstream.

Look out Hollywood. YouTube 'bawse' Lilly Singh is going mainstream.
A man and a woman pose with Donald Trump in an office

How some Indian Americans made Trump look good

Race and money — are those the two things that matter most in American politics?

How some Indian Americans made Trump look good
The Obama administration prepares to leave office, leaving a legacy of diversity behind.

Saying goodbye to the most diverse White House ever

As the White House changes hands this week, the demographics of the people who work there will also likely change drastically.

Saying goodbye to the most diverse White House ever
Chicago Congressman Luis Gutierrez and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal from Washington state at the 2016 National Immigrant Integration Conference in Nashville.

Has a new civil rights movement already begun?

To create a new civil rights movement, immigration activists are scrambling to overcome divisions and prepare for the unknown.

Has a new civil rights movement already begun?
Donald Trump refuses to answer a question from Univision's Jorge Ramos at a 2015 press conference in Iowa

How journalists of color walk the line in newsrooms

Can "diverse" journalists be unbiased when the issue of diversity itself has become politicized?

How journalists of color walk the line in newsrooms
The view from Mexico to the US at the Nogales point of entry.

Border Patrol agent: 'We enforce the laws, but we're not the ones that create them.'

Activists say US border policies have resulted in the deaths of migrants trying to cross the desert on the southern border. But it has also created jobs in a region where teenagers are recruited as smugglers by cartels.

Border Patrol agent: 'We enforce the laws, but we're not the ones that create them.'
Statue of a young boy looking out over school yard

For the last eight years, a 'third culture kid' has been in charge of America

In the latest from Otherhood, Rupa Shenoy talks to TCKs about the good and the bad of being a "global nomad."

For the last eight years, a 'third culture kid' has been in charge of America
At one point one-third of Laos had a US bomb on it.

How a secret US war created a new generation of Americans who changed foreign policy

How did the US go from being a country that denied secretly bombing Laos to finally taking responsibility, 40 years later?

How a secret US war created a new generation of Americans who changed foreign policy
The band Thousand Days

The 'secret society' of extremely successful first gens

A Jewish ski and tennis pro who survived Nazi and Russian occupations came to America penniless, built a fortune and used it to pay for the graduate school educations of hundreds of immigrants and kids of immigrants. In this episode of Otherhood we talk to one of them — Pardis Sabeti, a badass geneticist and super-cool rockstar who's also humble, genuine and driven to help others, even after going through a devastating accident that kept her in bed, staring at a wall, for months.

The 'secret society' of extremely successful first gens
An aerial view of freeway, with rows of police and protesters in front of an off-ramp

Leaders of this protest against police violence gave unusual instructions: Form a circle around people of color.

Otherhood explores the emotions of people in the Black Lives Matter movement’s orbit: a refugee worried America is becoming more like the place he had to flee, a group determined to teach kids how to articulate their feelings; and an ally, neither black nor white, who finds her place in the protests.

Leaders of this protest against police violence gave unusual instructions: Form a circle around people of color.
People light candles on the ground

Born with two strikes? These Somali Muslims in Minnesota find a home with Black Lives Matter

It isn't easy being Muslim and black in Minnesota, where there have been two police killings of black men in less than a year. But Somali immigrants are finding power in joining with their African American neighbors.

Born with two strikes? These Somali Muslims in Minnesota find a home with Black Lives Matter