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Politics Interviews

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 a Crime-Fighting Nun
An interview with Arlene Violet, the crime-fighting nun of Rhode Island.
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Life as an Interpreter in Immigration Court
An interview with writer and immigration-court translator Valeria Luiselli.
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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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Water Is Life: Four Months at Standing Rock
Eryn Wise, the communications director for the International Indigenous Youth Council, describes her experience.
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Walking Against the Wind
An interview with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.
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Transforming Pain Into Power
How activist Marisa Franco helped unseat anti-immigrant Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio.
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Hillary Clinton for President
Unpublished excerpts from Lena Dunham's 2015 interview with HRC.
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The Lenny Interview: MarĂ­a Teresa Kumar, President of Voto Latino
On getting Latinos to vote, and why not voting equals surrender.
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