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Honest conversations about the issues dividing America. Hosted by Amna Nawaz, we’re tackling the tough stuff: race, gender, economics, religion. You may not agree with everything you hear, but we can’t move beyond our problems until we talk about them. Each episode features an in-depth interview with an influential voice in America to unpack not just what we believe, but why we believe what we do.

Honest conversations about the issues dividing America. Hosted by Amna Nawaz, we’re tackling the tough stuff: race, gender, economics, religion. You may not agree with everything you hear, but we can’t move beyond our problems until we talk about them. Each episode features an in-depth interview with an influential voice in America to unpack not just what we believe, but why we believe what we do.
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Honest conversations about the issues dividing America. Hosted by Amna Nawaz, we’re tackling the tough stuff: race, gender, economics, religion. You may not agree with everything you hear, but we can’t move beyond our problems until we talk about them. Each episode features an in-depth interview with an influential voice in America to unpack not just what we believe, but why we believe what we do.

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Episodes

"We Can’t Talk About Diversity as a Concept"

3/13/2018
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As chief marketing and communications officer at HP Inc., Antonio Lucio has made a name as one of the loudest voices calling for diversity in corporate America -- from the inside. Lucio shares why that diversity is sometimes hard to reach, how he managed to beat the odds at HP, and what business leaders need to hear to lead a culture of change from the top. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an...

Duration:00:43:50

"It's One of the Tragedies of Our Moment"

3/6/2018
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As evangelical leaders stand by President Trump, Collin Hansen of the Gospel Coalition worries that the future of the church is at stake. Hansen sits down with Amna to share what some faith leaders privately confide but won’t say publicly, and calls out those figures for setting aside moral clarity for political calculations. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy Award-winning journalist who...

Duration:00:52:40

"It's Hard These Days to be Unaware"

2/27/2018
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With Hollywood's award season in full swing and the Academy Awards around the corner, Amna sits down with political and pop culture expert Mike Muse about representation, diversity and inequality in the entertainment industry. We break down the numbers of just how bad the landscape is, walk through the changes inspired by the #OscarsSoWhite and #MeToo movements, and look ahead to the work that Muse says still needs to be done. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ---->...

Duration:00:34:55

Preview: Mike Muse, Political and Pop Culture Expert

2/20/2018
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Amna and Tennille answer your questions from last week's interview with the Villacis sisters, DACA recipients whose parents were recently deported. Plus, we preview next week's interview with Mike Muse, tackling diversity in Hollywood and whether the #MeToo and #OscarsSoWhite conversations will lead to lasting change. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy Award-winning journalist who has...

Duration:00:11:25

“Why Can’t the Country Continue to Invest in Us?”

2/13/2018
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Twins Liany and Dani Villacis moved to the U.S. with their parents at the age of 5 and have lived here for 17 years. Over the last three months, their mother and father were suddenly deported. The sisters, who remain in the country under DACA protection, are now worried about their own futures. This week, a look at what exactly happens when a family member is deported, and how these two sisters are fighting to stay in America. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ---->...

Duration:00:55:05

Preview: Liany and Dani Villacis

2/6/2018
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Amna and Tennille recap last week's episode with Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia, Stacey Abrams, and address your thoughts about her "unapologetically progressive" campaign. Plus, a preview of next week's timely conversation with the Villacis sisters, whose family is facing deportation after seeking asylum in the U.S. 17 years ago. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy...

Duration:00:08:01

"That's Dangerous for Democracy"

1/30/2018
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Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia, Stacey Abrams, talks about the dramatic demographic shifts in her state and why so many potential voters are being excluded from the process. Abrams says she's running as an unapologetic progressive in the South and stands to make history if she wins -- as the first African-American female governor in the country. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an...

Duration:00:59:26

Stacey Abrams, Georgia gubernatorial candidate

1/23/2018
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Amna and Tennille look back at last week's episode with Christina Bennett, share some of your comments about Christina's view of abortion and gives a look ahead to next week's conversation with Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. Abrams talks about how she plans to run a progressive campaign in the South -- and win. If Abrams wins, she will be the first African-American female governor of Georgia and the United States. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ---->...

Duration:00:07:56

"Abortion Hurts Women"

1/16/2018
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Anti-abortion activist Christina Bennett shares why she believes God saved her life to speak out against abortion. Bennett, who wants to make abortions illegal, explains what it means to be a “pro-life feminist" in America today, and why she believes women are actually disempowered by having the right to choose. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy Award-winning journalist who has reported...

Duration:01:14:09

Preview: Christina Bennett, Self-Described "Pro-Life Feminist"

1/9/2018
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Amna, Alyssa and Tennille look back at last week's episode with Deepak Chopra, address your thoughts about the spiritual leader's decision to speak on politics, and a look ahead to next week's conversation with self-described "pro-life feminist" Christina Bennett. Christina talks about how her personal story fuels her views on women's rights. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy...

Duration:00:07:25

"We Are Dictating Our Insanity"

1/2/2018
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Deepak Chopra is wading into the political waters with his latest book, "Home: Where Everyone is Welcome," a collection of poems and songs inspired by American immigrants to provide "a stronger sense of welcome and belonging for everyone." The author, spiritual leader and businessman opens up in this conversation about his decision to engage in the national dialogue on politics in less strident, but more creative ways going forward. He says, "If you don't understand the context in which...

Duration:00:39:42

Preview: Deepak Chopra Gets Political

12/22/2017
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Amna and Alyssa recap last week's episode featuring Abdul El-Sayed who is running for governor in Michigan. Plus, a preview of next week's conversation with Deepak Chopra, who is out with a new book called, "Home: Where Everyone is Welcome." Chopra gets candid about why he doesn't apologize for his success and why he believes that violence in our communities is a public health issue. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC...

Duration:00:07:34

“We are so polarized right now”

12/15/2017
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Abdul El-Sayed says America is ready for its first Muslim governor. So he's thrown his hat in the ring in his home state of Michigan. This first-generation American, former star athlete, Rhodes Scholar and university professor cut his teeth in public service as director of Detroit's public health system, a job he took on at just 30 years old. Now, he says, he's fighting to lead the state that won Donald Trump the presidency -- by campaigning on unity, hope and faith in a new generation of...

Duration:00:54:55

“I don’t want this tax cut”

12/8/2017
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Todd Carmichael is one of the few CEOs in America to condemn Republicans' plans to slash the corporate tax rate and rewrite the tax code. Why bash a plan that would be a boon for his shareholders? Carmichael says he's willing to declare what other executives won't: The bill may be good for his business, but it's bad for the country. He shares why he's breaking his silence now. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News'...

Duration:00:37:18

"The population of North Korea is captive"

11/24/2017
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Author Blaine Harden has studied the history of U.S. relations with North Korea extensively. In this episode, he shares why he's more concerned than ever before about the possibility of war. When asked how the U.S. can avoid further conflict, he says there are "no good, clear, swift solutions," and the U.S. is currently implementing the "least bad solution," which is to keep open lines of communication with North Korean diplomats. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ---->...

Duration:00:42:18

"Our elected leaders should also look, act and sound like us."

11/10/2017
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If elected in 2018, Fayrouz Saad would be the first Muslim-American woman to serve in Congress. The district she wants to represent, Michigan's 11th, looks like a puzzle piece on paper but Saad believes she can unite the community through her progressive values. Saad joins Amna to open up about how her identity is shaping her campaign and her plans to impact real change in government. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC...

Duration:00:38:35

Preview: Fayrouz Saad, Michigan congressional candidate

11/3/2017
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Amna and Alyssa recap the conversations with Zak Ebrahim and Lena Arkawi with comments from listeners. Plus, a preview of next week's episode with Fayrouz Saad, who is running for congress in Michigan's 11th district. If Saad wins, she will be the first female Muslim-American elected to congress. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an Emmy Award-winning journalist who has reported from across the...

Duration:00:12:02

"It's not just another child in Syria"

10/27/2017
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Lena Arkawi wakes up every day to photos of dead children on her phone. She's part of a larger network of activists working to help the people of Syria. But this job comes with the hardships of witnessing many people suffer who you cannot help. Arkawi's proud to be an American, part of a country that gave her father the opportunity to build a better life, but she knows "we have no control over where we're going to be born," so she wants to help others build a better life, too. Like what...

Duration:00:46:48

"It takes so much energy to hate"

10/20/2017
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Zak Ebrahim's father is notorious for all the wrong reasons - a convicted terrorist, serving a life sentence for conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Ebrahim went on to reject his father's ideology, changed his name, and became an advocate for peace, often working with the same people he was once taught to hate. In this conversation, Amna digs into what made him question his upbringing, and whether or not he'll ever see his father again. Like what we're doing? Leave a review!...

Duration:00:58:34

Preview: Zak Ebrahim, "The Terrorist's Son"

10/13/2017
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Amna and Alyssa break down last week's chat with Obama speechwriter David Litt, tackling your feedback on privilege in America, and share a preview of next week's interview with Zak Ebrahim, the son of imprisoned convicted terrorist El Sayyid Nosair. Ebrahim talks about how he rejected the hate in which he was raised, and is now paving a path towards peace. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2nkax9i * ABOUT AMNA NAWAZ: Amna Nawaz is ABC News' digital anchor and an...

Duration:00:08:03