Archives: Episodes

Diverse Women in Politics: Kelly Dittmar

Kelly Dittmar is the Director of Research at the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. She explains why diversity among women serving in public office enhances our democracy, and how we can support more women to run and win elections.

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The Chicago 7: Mark L. Levine

Mark L. Levine is a lawyer and co-editor of The Trial of the Chicago 7: The Official Transcript. We discuss how the edited transcripts were published, the parallels of social injustice and use of political protests in the late 1960s with today, and the necessity for all of us to be engaged.

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Responsible Drug Use: Dr. Carl L. Hart

Dr. Carl L. Hart is a psychologist, professor, and author of Drug Use for Grown-Ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear. We unpack our deepest misconceptions around drug use, reveal prohibition as an utter policy failure, and make a case for legalization and regulation.

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The Punishment Bureaucracy: Alec Karakatsanis

Alec Karakatsanis is a lawyer, founder and executive director of Civil Rights Corps, and author of Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System. We discuss how the punishment bureaucracy works and how we can re-think our legal system.

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Better Peacebuilding: Séverine Autesserre

Séverine Autesserre is an award-winning peacebuilder and author of The Frontlines of Peace: An Insider’s Guide to Changing the World. We learn the crucial importance of bottom-up peacebuilding, the current dominance of the top-down approach, and the ideal model that effectively relies on both.

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