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Eradicating Cash Bail: Robin Steinberg

August 9, 2019

“The cash bail system is a humanitarian crisis that unfolds in real time.”

Robing Steinberg is the founder and CEO of The Bail Project, an unprecedented national effort to combat mass incarceration by transforming the pretrial system in the US. We discuss how cash bail has been used to incarcerate millions of innocent people, what the collateral cost of this system is to our society, and how we should reconceive it.

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The Human Rights of Women: Lynn Paltrow

August 2, 2019

“What are the human rights and civil rights of pregnant women?”

Lynn Paltrow is the Founder and Executive Director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women. We take a deep dive into the consequences of recognizing fetal personhood for the human rights of women and how reproductive health is at the center of the fight for equal rights.

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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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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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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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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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