Zebra Sisters

Two high-profile veteran journalists, Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell and former reporter and teacher Leslie Baldacci — one black, one white — bring context and spice to the events of the day and the dilemmas of our lives. They tackle the complexities of race relations with candor and humor.

In the Season 1 finale of “Zebra Sisters,” a podcast about race relations hosted by Mary Mitchell and Leslie Baldacci, the hosts call out
MITCHELL: So can you get a presidential pardon or commutation these days without a celebrity in your corner? Maybe more celebrities should speak up.
This week’s topics include President Trump’s posthumous pardon of African American boxer Jack Johnson and the Royal Wedding of England’s Prince Harry.
In the latest episode of “Zebra Sisters,” the hosts discuss the disturbing gap between white and black home ownership.
Mary and Leslie are joined by diversity and exclusion expert Julie Heard, who explains how to break away from stereotyping and racial profiling.
The hosts discuss Kesiena Boom’s “100 Ways White People Can Make Life Less Frustrating for People of Color.”
MITCHELL: Emilio Pledger, 14, called his ejection from the Mag Mile “messed up,” but said he was used to it.
Hosts Mary Mitchell and Leslie Baldacci explore how racial bias and stereotypes can be overcome through diverse neighbors and interracial friendships.
In Episode 12 of “Zebra Sisters,” the hosts discuss the lack of diversity in hockey and the women’s movement.
Hosts discuss the arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks in episode 11 of “Zebra Sisters.”
In episode 10 of “Zebra Sisters,” the hosts reflect on the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and try to come to terms with mortality.
In episode 9 of “Zebra Sisters,” the hosts discuss an incident of racial profiling at Chicago’s Water Tower Place.
Mary and Leslie take Buzzfeed’s “What is your bitch percentage” quiz and break down their thoughts on the b-word.
The hosts applaud high school students marching against gun violence, and Leslie shares how she’s reactivating her activism.
In episode 6 of “Zebra Sisters,” the women discuss aging and “Black Panther.”
Mary Mitchell and Leslie Baldacci, who are debuting their new podcast on race, the “Zebra Sisters,” begin the conversation.
The Sun-Times is excited to announce the launch of “Zebra Sisters” a podcast hosted by Mary Mitchell and Leslie Baldacci and produced by Judi McCray.