Pride And Joy

Pride And Joy

What A Day - June 16, 2020 - 18:59

Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled that the Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ+ employees from workplace discrimination in a 6-3 ruling. This is the first major case involving transgender rights, and it comes from a decidedly conservative court. We get into what it means, and how we got here.Plus, the latest on coronavirus, where cases are on the rise and how states and business are reacting.And in headlines: BLM protestor Oluwatoyin Salau found dead in Florida, hummingbirds see secret colors, and Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ delayed at movie theaters. Akilah & Gideon’s book recommendations: Obviously: Stories From My Timeline by Akilah HughesWow, No Thank You by Samantha IrbyGo Tell It On The Mountain by James BaldwinPatsy by Nicole Dennis-bennWhere to buy: The Lit Bar: thelitbar.comBlack-owned independent bookstores: lithub.com/you-can-order-today-from-these-black-owned-independent-bookstores/

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What A Day cuts through all the chaos and clickbait to help you understand what matters and how you can fix it—all in just 15 minutes. Comedian Akilah Hughes and reporter Gideon Resnick break down the biggest news of the day, share important stories you may have missed, and show you what “Fox & Friends” would sound like if it were hosted by two people whose parents read to them as children. New episodes Monday through Friday at 5 a.m. EST.