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Dr. Jason Johnson

Host of Slate’s A Word podcast, professor and MSNBC contributor

Dr. Jason Johnson

Dr. Jason Johnson is a professor of global journalism & communication at Morgan State University; the host of Slate’s podcast A Word ... With Jason Johnson; a political contributor on MSNBC; and a public speaker.


Scheduled Appearances


Slate presents A WORD: Race and Politics

Sat May 4, 2024 | 8:00pm

Conversation about race, ones sparked by a crisis that move from shock to empty promises to forgetting are unproductive. Conversations about race that shine a light on the facts can impact how race plays out in our politics and society. On A Word with Jason Johnson, who is veteran political commentator, he brings incisive wit to thoughtful discussions with leaders, journalists and other change-makers about America’s challenges around race, and offers ideas on the way forward. He sits down with Ta-Nehisi Coates to have just this kind of conversation. 

Dr. Jason Johnson
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Featuring: Dr. Jason Johnson, Ta-Nehisi Coates

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The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival will take place May 4, 2024, at the Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 Seventh Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.

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