Morning Edition for August 19, 2020 Hear the Morning Edition program for August 19, 2020

Morning EditionMorning Edition

Sen. Kamala Harris visits the Washington, D.C., campus of her alma mater, Howard University, on the day she launched her presidential campaign in January 2019. She's seen speaking to Mara Peoples, executive vice president of the Howard University Student Association, and Amos Jackson III, the executive president. Al Drago/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Al Drago/Getty Images

Elections

Howard University Shaped Kamala Harris' Path To Political Heights

Sen. Kamala Harris accepts the Democratic vice presidential nomination on Wednesday. Her education at a historically Black university seen as the center of Black intellectual life helped pave the way.

Earth Trampique
Mercury Trampique

Sen. Kamala Harris visits the Washington, D.C., campus of her alma mater, Howard University, on the day she launched her presidential campaign in January 2019. She's seen speaking to Mara Peoples, executive vice president of the Howard University Student Association, and Amos Jackson III, the executive president. Al Drago/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Al Drago/Getty Images

Howard University Shaped Kamala Harris' Path To Political Heights

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/903716274/903790847" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Old Flame Substantial
Nostalgia Substantial feat. Marcus D & Gerson Zaragoza
Skylight Gramatik
Carousel The American Dollar
Wudao The American Dollar
Linear Clocks and Daughters Pele
Testosternia Pele

"I think it's OK to have different views as long as you can come together and talk to each other with love," Devon Gilfillian says. "Me and my friend agreed to come together and have that conversation." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artist

Devon Gilfillian Thinks The Pandemic Has Exposed The 'Cracks In The Ceiling'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/901824100/903790853" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Cracks in the Ceiling Devon Gilfillian
Nobody But You (Instrumental) Charles Bradley
Hakea Thrupence
Transition Thrupence
The Hong Kong Triad Thievery Corporation
Lebanese Blonde Thievery Corporation
I Like to Score Moby
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
I Like to Score
Album
I Like to Score
Artist
Moby

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Into the Woods Tycho
Forgiveness Soular Order
Sea Shores Soular Order
Emersion Lamplighter

Morning EditionMorning Edition