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Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart

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Opinion writer Jonathan Capehart talks with newsmakers who challenge your ideas on politics, and explore how race, religion, age, gender and cultural identity are redrawing the lines that both divide and unite America. "Cape Up" is a podcast from Washington Post Opinions.

Opinion writer Jonathan Capehart talks with newsmakers who challenge your ideas on politics, and explore how race, religion, age, gender and cultural identity are redrawing the lines that both divide and unite America. "Cape Up" is a podcast from Washington Post Opinions.

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United States

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Opinion writer Jonathan Capehart talks with newsmakers who challenge your ideas on politics, and explore how race, religion, age, gender and cultural identity are redrawing the lines that both divide and unite America. "Cape Up" is a podcast from Washington Post Opinions.

Twitter:

@capehartj

Language:

English

Contact:

315-576-5043


Episodes

Heather McGhee explains how racism keeps everyone from having nice things

4/6/2021
McGhee discusses her book, “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together," and unpacks one big example of inequality holding everyone back: the large municipal swimming pools of the 1960s.

Duration:00:46:39

Sen. Jeff Merkley has been pushing for filibuster reform since 2011. This time, he might get it done

3/30/2021
The Oregon Democrat stares down threats from Mitch McConnell to fix a rule that he says has broken the Senate. https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/jonathan-capehart/?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cape-uphttps://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cape-up

Duration:00:36:48

Rep. Andy Kim talks about the impact of anti-Asian hate: 'I wish I knew what to say to my kids'

3/23/2021
The New Jersey congressman discusses his family’s experiences as Asian Americans and the role he hopes to play in the wake of the Atlanta spa shootings.

Duration:00:42:34

Rep. Karen Bass believes now is the time for police reform: 'The stars are aligned right now'

3/16/2021
The former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus discusses the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, vaccine inequality and voter suppression. https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/jonathan-capehart/?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cape-uphttps://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cape-up

Duration:00:36:52

Mae Jemison, the first Black woman in space, is still reaching for the stars

3/9/2021
Jemison talks about the obstacles she faced, as a 16-year-old college student and then a scientist, and gives advice to today's Black Lives Matter activists.

Duration:00:32:57

Charles Blow wants Black Americans to move back to the South to gain real political power

3/2/2021
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Duration:00:49:04

Lee Daniels and Andra Day on the hidden activist life of Billie Holiday

2/23/2021
The director and singer discuss their latest movie “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” and how the FBI’s efforts to stop her from singing “Strange Fruit” turned the jazz singer into a leader in civil rights.

Duration:00:31:31

Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain on the 400-year story of Black people in America

2/16/2021
Kendi and Blain edited “Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019,” which tells the story of Black people in America from the perspectives of 90 writers who reflect the community's diversity and lived experience. https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/jonathan-capehart/?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cape-uphttps://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cape-up

Duration:00:30:25

Jonathan Metzl on what's driving polarization in a post-Trump America — and how to fix it

2/9/2021
The "Dying of Whiteness" author talks about what he’s learning from new focus groups and why the 2019 Democratic victories in the Kentucky and Louisiana governor’s races "in the middle of Trumpism" provide a roadmap for bridging the divide.

Duration:00:37:59

'The Hate U Give’ author Angie Thomas on the importance of humanizing Black men

2/2/2021
Writing in the wake of the death of George Floyd, Thomas said, “The weight and the responsibility…felt even greater.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/jonathan-capehart/?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cape-uphttps://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cape-up

Duration:00:31:17

Former white nationalist Derek Black puts the Jan. 6 insurrection into perspective

1/26/2021
Derek Black, the godson of David Duke and the son of the creator of the website Stormfront, discusses the future of white nationalism in the context of recent events. https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/jonathan-capehart/?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cape-uphttps://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cape-up Support this podcast and the work of The Washington Post by subscribing, with a special, limited-time offer...

Duration:00:35:28

A former White House social secretary shares how an inauguration should look behind the scenes

1/19/2021
Capricia Penavic Marshall knows presidential transitions — at least in years anything close to normal. This hand-off is certainly not that, but let Marshall explain how it ought to unfold in all its process and pageantry. https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/jonathan-capehart/?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cape-uphttps://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cape-up Support this podcast and the work of The Washington...

Duration:00:44:57

Laurence Tribe says Trump should be impeached again — even if a Senate conviction is unlikely

1/12/2021
Tribe, a Harvard constitutional law professor, also discusses his former student Ted Cruz and explains why the push to use Section 3 of the 14th Amendment against Trump is an inadequate response to the violent insurrection he inspired.

Duration:00:36:19

Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock on the issues that would drive them in the Senate

1/4/2021
The Democratic candidates in Georgia are hoping to unseat Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. Late last year, Ossoff and Warnock were both guests on “Cape Up.” This episode reprises highlights from those conversations.

Duration:00:26:59

Jon Ossoff and the ‘movement energy’ he’s tapping in Georgia

12/15/2020
Ossoff, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia, talks about mobilizing voters in the Peach State and the high stakes of what he calls "the most important legislative election in the history of our state.

Duration:00:26:14

Symone Sanders has something to say — and now she’ll speak for Kamala Harris

12/8/2020
Sanders, who will be Harris's senior adviser and chief spokeswoman, discusses working for the Bernie Sanders and then Biden campaigns and the incident that inspired the title of her book, “No, You Shut Up: Speaking Truth to Power and Reclaiming America.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/jonathan-capehart/?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cape-uphttps://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cape-up

Duration:00:45:41

No one gave Ritchie Torres a shot. He'll soon be the first gay, Afro-Latino member of Congress.

12/1/2020
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee didn’t support him. The local Democratic Party didn’t support him. AOC didn’t endorse him. So Ritchie Torres of the South Bronx will arrive in Washington as a free man politically.

Duration:00:34:47

Julián Castro, a 2020 presidential contender, on why Joe Biden beat him — and Trump

11/24/2020
Castro, a housing and urban development secretary under Barack Obama and former mayor of San Antonio, also discusses the Latino vote in 2020 and the silence among Republicans as President Trump tries to "steal the election.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/jonathan-capehart/?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cape-uphttps://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cape-up

Duration:00:33:17

Ilhan Omar: 'Rift' between progressive, moderate Dems 'isn't as strong as it's being made out to be'

11/17/2020
In a Washington Post Live event, Omar joined Jonathan to discuss the election, why Trump lost Minnesota and the future of the Democratic Party.

Duration:00:30:36

Raphael Warnock believes he'll win in Georgia. He tells us why.

11/10/2020
The senior pastor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s former church talks about how the rigors of being a minister have prepared him for the campaign trail, and why he thinks he'll beat Republican incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler. https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/jonathan-capehart/?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cape-uphttps://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/?utm_source=podcasts&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cape-up

Duration:00:33:14