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Otherhood

PRI

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In an era of “us” and “them,” be an “other” — someone trying to understand how we all live together. Journalism about the multicultural nation America will become — hosted by Rupa Shenoy.
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31:28 | May 21st, 2018

"...We just never wanted to make white people uncomfortable."
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14:56 | Apr 24th, 2018

Will Lilly Chin's Jeopardy! win define the rest of her life?

09:59 | Apr 4th, 2018

The next census results may show whether MLK's last dream will be fulfilled.

22:42 | Mar 12th, 2018

Comedian Jimmy O. Yang wrote a book about all the embarrassing things he did while trying to find his identity — including drug use and strip club visits. His parents read it. Let's just say ... there was fallout.

22:04 | Feb 26th, 2018

In an era of Trump-fueled identity politics, some brown adopted kids of white parents are reconsidering where they stand.

24:22 | Feb 12th, 2018

Does the release of the first mainstream movie about a black superhero mean Hollywood's gotten past its identity issues?

25:32 | Jan 29th, 2018

Nothing’s supposed to happen on the train. But when Portlanders learned that safety was an illusion, some of them decided they couldn’t risk believing in illusions anymore.

25:03 | Jan 15th, 2018

Portland, Oregon is beautiful. And very liberal, according to the TV show Portlandia. But last year it was also home to one of the country's most shocking hate crimes. So, in dozens of in-depth interviews, Otherhood's Rupa Shenoy digs into Portland's...Show More

16:01 | Jun 9th, 2017

The author of viral essay "White Women Drive Me Crazy" joins Rupa to talk about it.

18:44 | May 26th, 2017

The same week as the Manchester bombing, Trump proposes cutting the controversial program that aims to identify similar bombers in the US.

26:30 | May 12th, 2017

Lilly Singh got famous by being herself ... but will Hollywood let her be someone else?

20:12 | May 4th, 2017

Buzzfeed writer Scaachi Koul discusses how white privilege affects her family and how racism is institutionalized in Canada.

19:51 | Apr 22nd, 2017

People who organized the March for Science in DC didn’t come out and blame President Donald Trump for science being under attack. Does that mean they're not inclusive, and don't respect the experiences of people who are marginalized by Trump's polici...Show More

38:44 | Apr 14th, 2017

The Kominas get a lot of press for being Muslim and Hindu in a genre dominated by white artists. But they kinda just want to rock.

20:22 | Apr 6th, 2017

A veteran asked Otherhood host Rupa Shenoy to look into how "others" within military communities feel about veterans' overwhelming support for President Donald Trump.

15:01 | Mar 23rd, 2017

In the US, any citizen, of any culture, is American. In Denmark, that’s not necessarily the case.

30:52 | Mar 17th, 2017

She was ICE director for a president immigration activists angrily called “the deporter in chief.” Now she’s back home in Texas, unpacking boxes and watching her former employees try to carry out President Trump’s orders to deport millions of people,...Show More

10:24 | Mar 2nd, 2017

Caught between wanting to service, and frustration. Rumana Ahmed shares her story with Rupa.

21:27 | Feb 24th, 2017

Canada has replaced the US as the North American haven that welcomes people fleeing danger and seeking new lives.

40:10 | Feb 10th, 2017

Here's the story of how Hindu Indian Americans became the largest group of people of color in the new administration.

08:24 | Jan 31st, 2017

Rupa talks to college senior, small business owner, and Yemeni American Summer Nasser in an Otherhood Short.

0:00 | Jan 18th, 2017

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

0:00 | Jan 13th, 2017

The lawyers, advocates and officials who work with immigrants had one chance before Inauguration Day to get together and make a plan to protect people threatened by Donald Trump's proposals. Otherhood was there.

0:00 | Dec 15th, 2016

PBS Newshour's Hari Sreenivasan and Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa help answer the question: What's the role of a reporter of color in an age when diversity, inclusion and facts themselves are politicized?

0:00 | Nov 21st, 2016

Otherhood captures a national moment of post-election, pre-holiday dread with a collection of voicemail from people across the country. Many of them feel like others within their own families.

0:00 | Nov 14th, 2016

The US drew a line in the sand, and Americans chose where to stand. Now people are examining strangers out of the corner of their eye, wondering just how much they don't know about who lives around them.

0:00 | Oct 28th, 2016

Has Donald Trump helped fuel racism? Has he helped us confront it? Or, is former MSNBC Host Melissa Harris Perry right — is Trump just the current scapegoat for a country that avoids confronting its past?

0:00 | Oct 14th, 2016

In the burning heat of Arizona's vast, mostly empty Wild West desert, young Mexican American teenagers decide between working for the border guard or for the cartels smuggling drugs and people north. The kids that choose to be border agents face ange...Show More

0:00 | Sep 29th, 2016

TCKs — or third culture kids — often lie when asked when they're from.

0:00 | Sep 15th, 2016

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

0:00 | Sep 1st, 2016

Many of the most successful immigrants and kids of immigrants in the country know each other and hang out.

0:00 | Aug 18th, 2016

If every action starts with emotion, then current feelings about police violence may predict the possible future.

0:00 | Aug 4th, 2016

“Technically we have it double as bad — because we’re Muslim and black.”

0:00 | Apr 21st, 2016

Juliette Kayyem says the best way to prevent terrorism is to integrate Others.

0:00 | Feb 3rd, 2016

Art can imitate life, but can it represent an identity?

0:00 | Feb 2nd, 2016

A college professor is out to defy stereotypes.

0:00 | Jan 20th, 2016

How a Harvard Law student learned to tell her own story

0:00 | Jan 5th, 2016

For immigrants and their children, a question with meaning

0:00 | Dec 16th, 2015

The long road from 'different' to being a role model

0:00 | Dec 8th, 2015

Rupa Shenoy and Arun Rath talk about how Aziz Ansari's "Master of None" became a window into their own lives as first-generation Americans.