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In his weekly conversations with newsmakers from across the spectrum, opinion writer Jonathan Capehart will add political and fashion to his other five senses. From elected officials to leading figures in the arts and sciences, Capehart uses his curiosity to make topics and the people who know them best come alive.

In his weekly conversations with newsmakers from across the spectrum, opinion writer Jonathan Capehart will add political and fashion to his other five senses. From elected officials to leading figures in the arts and sciences, Capehart uses his curiosity to make topics and the people who know them best come alive.
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In his weekly conversations with newsmakers from across the spectrum, opinion writer Jonathan Capehart will add political and fashion to his other five senses. From elected officials to leading figures in the arts and sciences, Capehart uses his curiosity to make topics and the people who know them best come alive.

Twitter:

@capehartj

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English

Contact:

315-576-5043


Episodes

Michael Steele on why he remains in the Republican Party: ‘I’m not leaving. This is my house’

11/13/2018
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Michael Steele, former chair of the Republican National Committee, is back on the podcast to discuss the midterm elections, Nancy Pelosi and whether or not the focus should really be on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Duration:00:44:11

Trump is trying to scare us. Here's why he's failing.

11/6/2018
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Deborah and James Fallows traveled more than one hundred thousand miles across America. In this time of division and hatred, they came away with a surprisingly optimistic vision of the country.

Duration:00:48:32

Why Stacey Abrams could break Georgia's 'Gone with the Wind' stereotype

10/30/2018
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Stacey Abrams could be the first African American governor of Georgia and the first black woman governor in the United States. With midterms in a week, we're rerunning her interview from Sept. 2017 to reacquaint you with the woman who could make history.

Duration:00:20:53

Eric Holder: ‘We have to take on this president. We have to take on this Republican Party.’

10/23/2018
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Eric Holder, former attorney general of the United States, discusses his efforts toward creating fairer districts, the controversy over his "kick 'em" comment and his views on Kanye West.

Duration:00:31:51

What Trump needs to learn about Frederick Douglass

10/16/2018
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David Blight, author of 'Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom', tells you how Douglass became a demanding voice for America to live up to its ideals.

Duration:00:54:17

We need to learn who we are before algorithms decide for us

10/9/2018
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Yuval Noah Harari, author of '21 lessons for the 21st century', discusses artificial intelligence, the algorithms that control it and the people who control our data. This conversation was originally recorded at Sixth & I in Washington D.C.

Duration:01:06:28

How Republicans like Holly Harris are fighting for criminal justice reform

10/2/2018
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Holly Harris, Executive Director of the Justice Action Network, thinks the penal system in America is broken and that mass incarceration doesn’t make us safer.

Duration:00:38:42

The 'courage, power and persistence' of Wendy Sherman

9/24/2018
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Ambassador Wendy Sherman comes back to the podcast to discuss her new book 'Not for the Faint of Heart,' President Trump, John McCain and her mother.

Duration:00:44:51

DNC Chairman Tom Perez says these midterm elections are the most important of our lifetime

9/18/2018
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When Tom Perez took over as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, he said his mission was to rebuild trust and infrastructure. Seventeen months later, with wins in several states, Perez is confident that the Democratic Party is back on track.

Duration:00:49:00

Human Rights Campaign president: 'We are going to get our country back'

9/11/2018
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As the midterm elections bear down upon us, Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, is traveling all over the country helping LGBTQ and allied candidates in their quest for higher office and being a voice for Americans who have had enough.

Duration:00:42:14

The biggest threat to democracy that nobody is talking about

9/4/2018
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Karen Hobert Flynn, president of Common Cause, is sounding an alarm over a drive to call for a constitutional convention and the lasting damage that could do.

Duration:00:35:04

Inside Andrew Gillum’s campaign to become Florida’s first black governor

8/28/2018
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Aug. 28 is primary day in Florida and a chance for Andrew Gillum to become the state's first African American democratic nominee for governor. To reacquaint you, this episode is a rerun of our June conversation with the man who could make history.

Duration:00:43:53

'We think prison is the only way to hold people accountable when they break the law'

8/20/2018
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Karol Mason, president of John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a former Obama Justice Department official, discusses what the public thinks criminal justice means, what it actually means and what it should mean.

Duration:00:41:03

How Robert Runcie helped the Parkland generation find their voice

8/14/2018
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Robert Runcie instituted radical changes when he became superintendent of Broward County schools. Those changes helped give rise to the Parkland generation after his students experienced one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history.

Duration:00:38:44

Arthur Brooks says contempt is not just bad for marriages. It kills politics and the country, too.

8/7/2018
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Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, discusses the moral mistakes of the Trump administration, populism and why he's leaving his job.

Duration:00:30:00

‘I am more forgiving’: When Alex Wagner learned the truth about her family’s history

7/31/2018
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'Futureface' is No. 1 on President Obama's summer reading list. Author Alex Wagner, who is half-white and half-Burmese, discusses how untangling her family's history gave her a new perspective on our country today.

Duration:00:50:51

‘It’s like he took a knee to Putin’: Mitch Landrieu on Helsinki, and the Democrats’ identity crisis

7/24/2018
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Former New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu joins Jonathan in front of a live audience at the Opportunity 2020 conference in Columbus Ohio. They discuss the removal of Confederate statues from New Orleans, Trump and the future of the Democratic Party.

Duration:00:45:28

How your data is used by the police and where it goes wrong

7/17/2018
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In the conversation around criminal justice reform, more attention is being paid to how the police work. Professor Andrew Ferguson, author of ‘The Rise of Big Data Policing’ walks through the tools police are using to combat crime and its downsides.

Duration:00:41:26

David Miliband on immigration crisis: “What’s going on is dehumanization”

7/10/2018
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David Miliband, president of the International Rescue Committee and former British foreign affairs minister discusses the immigration crisis at the US southern border and puts it into a global context.

Duration:00:27:52

'Stop acting as though Trump is the first,' says the Rev. William Barber

7/3/2018
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Today our moral underpinnings are being tested. So there's no better person to talk to than Rev. Barber, the man whose multiple arrests in the Moral Monday movement have galvanized the nation. This episode is one part history seminar and two parts church.

Duration:00:55:51