Bearing Witness – A Guide to Capturing Effective Video

June 15, 2019

In our interview with Jackie Zammuto of WITNESS, she provided a clear and comprehensive explanation of what to do when recording video. Listen to this how-to guide to learn the best way to conduct yourself if you ever have a chance to take a video of human rights abuse. For more information, please visit the […]

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Jackie Zammuto

June 14, 2019

“Just bearing witness is important.”

Jackie Zammuto leads the programmatic work in the United States of WITNESS, an organization that makes it possible for anyone, anywhere to use video and technology to protect and defend human rights. We discuss how to use video more strategically and effectively for change, and how videos bring a human perspective to big complex challenges.

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Alan Yarborough and Bill Steverson

June 7, 2019

“The practice of civil discourse really is about unlocking a way forward.”

Alan Yarborough is the communications coordinator in the Office of Government Relations of the Episcopal Church in Washington. Bill Steverson is a parishioner of the church in Tennessee. We discuss the power of civil discourse to engage despite disagreements, and finding common value with respect and humility to allow for a sacred space for debate.

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Marí Urbina

May 31, 2019

“We have power to make the politically impossible possible.”

Marí Urbina is the National Political Director of Indivisible, an organization that cultivates a grassroots movement of thousands of local Indivisible groups to elect progressive leaders and realize bold progressive policies. We discuss the power of grassroots movements, speaking with one voice, and building an inclusive democracy.

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Brad Fitch

May 24, 2019

“There's nothing more powerful than that in-person interaction.”

Brad Fitch is the President and CEO of the Congressional Management Foundation, a non-partisan non-profit organization that educates constituents on how Congress works, giving them a stronger voice in policy outcomes. We discuss the power of in-person meetings, the necessary preparations for successful advocacy, and productive protest.

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Julianne Hoffenberg

May 17, 2019

“Find a way to let your voice be heard.”

Julianne Hoffenberg is the Director of Operations of the Gathering For
Justice, a social justice organization founded by Harry Belafonte in 2005.
We discuss the holistic, multi-pronged approach for effective advocacy, the
practice of Kingian non-violence, and the power of storytelling, art, and
culture for social change.

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Trailer: The Power of Protest?

May 6, 2019

“We made protest cool again.”

Our new season examines the power of protest and other civic action. Guests include activists who protest and advocates who don’t, from Brad Fitch of the Congressional Management Foundation and Jackie Zammuto of WITNESS to Micah White, co-founder of Occupy Wall Street, and more.

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Beto O’Rourke (Rebroadcast)

April 19, 2019

"I want to be with, and work with, and work for everyone."

This interview with former Congressman Beto O’Rourke was originally released on May 5, 2018. We are reposting this episode because he is now a candidate for the highest office of the land. He is again running a people-powered campaign, visiting as many communities as possible in order to listen to the needs and concerns of every day Americans.

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Season Round Up: Poverty

April 12, 2019

"As Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy said, the poor person accused of a crime has no lobby."

Revisit some of the highlights of this season that gave us so much insight into poverty in America, added to our discourse, and helped us revise our thinking.

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Kathryn Edin

April 5, 2019

“We eviscerated the safety net for the truly, categorically needy.”

Kathryn Edin is one of the nation’s leading poverty researchers, who works in the domains of welfare and low-wage work, family, and life, through direct, in-depth observations of the lives of low-income populations. We discuss the evisceration of welfare, the rise of destitution, and the absolute necessity of cash in an advanced capitalist society.

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Maria Foscarinis

March 8, 2019

“Without housing, nothing else is truly possible.”

Maria Foscarinis is the founder and executive director of the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, and has advocated for solutions to homelessness at the national level since 1985. We discuss why housing is a human right, how criminalization of the homeless is both perverse and ineffective, and examine the leading reasons behind the affordable housing crisis.

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Trailer: Ross Morales Rocketto

February 6, 2019

"Telling these types of stories, showing people that it's not just white dudes who are lawyers, who have a lot of money, that can do this type of work is one of the most effective ways for us to try to show folks they can do it, too."

Ross Morales Rocketto, co-founder and chief program officer of Run For Something, kicks off the new season with a conversation about diverse, young candidates for state and local office. Tune in on February 16 for Season 5 of Future Hindsight!

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Cristóbal J. Alex

October 19, 2018

“It's been pretty profound to see great Latino candidates exploding Latino turnout.”

Cristóbal Alex is the President of Latino Victory, an organization that is augmenting Latino political power by empowering the community’s voters, donors, and candidates. We discuss why it is essential to increase Latino representation in government and how a more inclusive politics benefits all Americans.

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Trailer: Brian Miller

September 14, 2018

“When more people vote, the electorate is far more representative of the general public.”

A sneak peek of the first episode of Season 4: Brian Miller makes a case for registering and voting. National Voter Registration Day is on September 25, 2018.

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James Doty

February 10, 2018

“We know for long-lasting happiness and meaning, often times it’s being of service or caring. Because it’s your true nature.”

James R. Doty, MD, is a neurosurgeon and clinical professor at Stanford University. He shows us how to shape our own lives and of those around us by reframing, practicing compassion, and living with an open heart.

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Richard Betts

February 2, 2018

"I’d say the minimum in a democracy is people need to learn enough to vote responsibly and to vote."

Richard K. Betts, Ph.D, is the Director of the Saltzmann Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. We talk about how we can be meaningful stakeholders in foreign policy by voting and supporting political movements.

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Matt Kalmans

January 27, 2018

"People still fundamentally know it’s a good thing to participate in the civic process."

Matt Kalmans is the CEO and co-founder of Applecart, a strategic political consultancy and lab. We discuss the power of voting, how social pressure can influence our actions, and the ways in which science and technology can help us understand our political behavior. 

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Trailer: Bernard Harcourt

January 18, 2018

A sneak peek of the first episode of Future Hindsight — Bernard Harcourt discusses why and how civic engagement matters.

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Introduction Episode

January 15, 2018

The Future Hindsight podcast launches on January 20, 2018. Join us for our premier episode where we interview Bernard Harcourt to speak about civic engagement and The Eric H. Holder Initiative.

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Voter Engagement