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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.

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@capehartj

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English

Contact:

315-576-5043


Episodes

How Robert Runcie enabled the Parkland generation

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 are 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

Alex Wagner on identity and belonging in America

7/31/2018
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'Futureface' is number one on President Obama's summer reading list. The author, Alex Wagner, who is half-white and half-burmese discusses how untangling her family's history gave her revelations for 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

Rev. Barber says America still has a "heart problem"

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

Jeh Johnson speaks out on separating immigrant families: ‘It’s just something I couldn’t do’

6/26/2018
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As the Trump Administration grapples with a crisis of its own making Jeh Johnson, former Secretary of Homeland Security tells us about what happened when he faced separating children from their parents.

Duration:00:50:31

Will lightning strike twice in the South? Andrew Gillum campaigns in Trump country

6/19/2018
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Andrew Gillum is the mayor of Tallahassee and he's attempting to do something never attempted by a black person in Florida: Be elected governor. But he's got to get through the primary first.

Duration:00:44:56

Tim Kaine calls out the 'glass jaws' and 'crybabies' of the Trump administration

6/12/2018
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Senator Tim Kaine, member of the armed services committee and foreign relations committee weighs in on North Korea, the drama in Canada and the demons unleashed by President Trump.

Duration:00:42:57

Steve Phillips on why Democrats need to stop focusing on the white working class

6/5/2018
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Steve Phillips, author of "Brown is the New White", discusses how the inability of the largely white democratic leadership to inspire people of color is a problem staring them right in the face.

Duration:00:49:37

Starbucks is closed to talk race. We're open to do the same.

5/29/2018
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Today, Starbucks is closing its stores nationwide for racial bias training. So we're bringing you a collection of past interviews that explore the history of African Americans in this country and how that informs what Starbucks employees will be hearing.

Duration:00:33:37

Jazz artist Wynton Marsalis says rap and hip-hop are 'more damaging than a statue of Robert E. Lee'

5/22/2018
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning musician talks about how his new work "the ever-funky lowdown" fits in the current conversation around race and how rap and hip-hop is damaging to that conversation. This interview includes strong language, including the n-word.

Duration:00:54:39

How Jordan Klepper does satire in the age of Trump

5/15/2018
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Jordan Klepper, the host of Comedy Central's, "The Opposition," talks about how he does the show in an age when the comedy of real life tops about what comedians can come up with.

Duration:00:47:02

Kevin de León: Meet the "unicorn" taking on Dianne Feinstein

5/8/2018
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California state Sen. Kevin de León is taking on Sen. Dianne Feinstein in the primaries. So who is he? He discusses his immigrant roots, his unplanned foray into politics and his disdain for Trump, and what all of that has to do with unicorns.

Duration:01:01:19

‘I’m not convinced I’m dead’: Mark Hamill on Luke’s fate, Trump vs. Vader and more

5/4/2018
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To celebrate May The Fourth, we brought Mark Hamill on the show. He talks about his career, why Star Wars still resonates so strongly, and Mark shares some stories from Star Wars history that you might not have heard before.

Duration:01:37:08

Laugh it up fuzzball!

5/1/2018
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Search your feelings, you know it to be true ... that you want to listen to Mark Hamill.

Duration:00:02:05

Bryan Stevenson TL;DR

4/26/2018
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We've taken Jonathan's hour long sit down with Bryan Stevenson on the lynching memorial and legacy museum opening in Montgomery, Alabama and cut it down to give you some highlights.

Duration:00:14:38

Bryan Stevenson wants us to confront racial terrorism and then say, ‘Never again.’

4/24/2018
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Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, discusses the opening of the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice (aka, the lynching memorial). He talks about confronting racial terrorism and how to end it.

Duration:01:01:36

Robert Kagan on why Americans don't want the U.S. to be the leader of the free world

4/17/2018
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Foreign policy expert Robert Kagan discusses our nation's retreat from its international responsibilities under President Trump and why it could mean the end of the world order America created after WWII.

Duration:00:32:26