WNYC's Jami Floyd Discusses Race, Love, and Identity

Steve Adubato goes one-on-one with WNYC’s Jami Floyd, host of All Things Considered, about the importance of conversations around race, love and identity.

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"Hi, I'm Steve Adubato, here at the Tisch WNET Studio, here in the heart of New York City in Lincoln Center... will you stop, looking at you, see, you... Look at all my buddies! There you go, now look how great she looks! All my buddies! Jami Floyd's in the house. She's the host of WNYC's All Things Considered. What a great show it is. By the way, 4 p.m.? Every day? 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Live, every day, so much information packed into our show. You've had all my friends on. I feel like I'm in such good company. That's why you were looking at the intro? I was so excited to see all those... Now you're gonna be in the intro! ...those people! [laughter] Well I hope so. I might be lucky! Describe the show for those who may not know it. It's All Things Considered. So it's a little bit of sports, a little bit of policy, because we do all the headlines at the top. The major headlines, everything from Washington D.C. to our local metropolitan area, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and sometimes Pennsylvania. And then, of course, we hit all the other things you might care about. Culture, religion, sports, entertainment, so everything that you... it's all things considered, Steve, that's what it is. Let's consider this Jami. Let's get right into it. Trump and the media and your show? Yeah? Talk about it. Yeah well, look, you know... I should say President Trump, excuse me. President... Yes. We say President Trump. He is President. The President. He is the President. He's our President. We started saying that... January 20th of last year. Look, he has a bit of a Nixonian relationship with the press. Nixonian? Nixonian, you know it's... Is it not worse? It's a... well we'll find out, won't we? Go ahead. Depending on what happens with the Special Counsel. By the way, we're taping toward the end of February. We don't know right now. Right, we don't know. We'll find out. We may still find out, or we may have found out by the time this airs, but the question is, you know, is it worse? Is it better? The fact is it's contentious, right? It's a contentious relationship. But we're respectful and objective when we cover President Trump on our show. And you've interviewed him? I have interviewed him. But long ago, I interviewed... This is the older Donald Trump? New York City, Manhattan Donald Trump? New York City, Manhattan, Trump Tower, Trump... Did not believe the same things he says he...? I'm just asking. Well I interviewed him about business, I interviewed him about the Olympics, the IOC scandal. Remember back then when that started breaking? Yes. I mean it's just an ongoing thing..."