Politics Interviews

Running Against an Anti-Immigrant Congressman
My mother, Leann Jacobsen, is challenging Iowa representative Steve King.
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Health Care Is a Human-Rights Issue
Dr. Joycelyn Elders, former surgeon general of the United States, on her life-long support for women's health.
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Standing Alone for Women's Health Care in Virginia
Virginia Delegate Kaye Kory on what it's like to support women's rights when no one else will.
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Making the Web a Safer Space for Pakistani Women
Lawyer and activist Nighat Dad is taking back the Internet.
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The Woman Who Fiercely Challenged Brexit
Gina Miller reveals what it takes to stand up for a cause in the face of death threats.
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Auntie Maxine Waters Is Reading All Your Tweets
Janet Mock sits down with the congresswoman to talk about Maxine's journey to Washington, running for office the first time, and her advice...
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The True Story of the Nun Who Became an Attorney General
An interview with Arlene Violet, the crime-fighting nun of Rhode Island.
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What It's Like to be a Spanish-English Interpreter in Immigration Court
An interview with writer and immigration-court translator Valeria Luiselli.
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Anna Deavere Smith Is Bringing Black Lives Matter to the Stage
An interview with the actress and mass-incarceration activist.
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Coretta Scott King Kept Her Husband's Spirit Alive
A historic letter sent to Coretta Scott King after the assassination of her husband reveals the courage of a new widow who knew that the...
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The Fight is Female
The women leading the charge against Trump.
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The Law Professor Fighting for Rape Victims at Stanford and Beyond
An interview with Michele Dauber, who is trying to get the judge behind the Brock Turner case recalled.
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Big Data, Big Problems
An interview with Cathy O'Neil, the author of Weapons of Math Destruction.
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"Lifeline, bloodline, cut off. For what?"
An interview with Adrienne Hood about her son, Henry "Bub" Green V, who was killed by police in Columbus, Ohio.
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"I Have Faith This Country Will Keep Their Doors Open"
An interview with Cincinnati, Ohio-based Syrian refugee Ibtisam Masto
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What the Human Spirit Can Endure
An interview with Melissa Fleming, chief spokesperson of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, about Trump's "Muslim ban."
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Period Policy
An interview with "menstrual equity" activist Jennifer Weiss-Wolf
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Is Shunning Ever Useful?
An interview with the writer, theorist, and activist Sarah Schulman.
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The Utopia and Reality of the Women's March
Janet Mock interviews Bob Bland and Carmen Perez, two leaders of the Women's March on Washington.
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Cheryl Turpin Wants to Help Make Virginia Blue Again
The high school teacher was inspired to run for office after Trump won in her district by less than 1 percent.
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