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Since 1980, City Arts & Lectures has presented onstage conversations with outstanding figures in literature, politics, criticism, science, and the performing arts, offering the most diverse perspectives about ideas and values. City Arts & Lectures programs can be heard on more than 130 public radio stations across the country and wherever you get your podcasts. The broadcasts are co-produced with KQED 88.5 FM in San Francisco. Visit CITYARTS.NET for more info.
 
Best friends and super-nerds, Debra Messing and Mandana Dayani meet 20 of their heroes. Each episode, they learn about the journeys each of these Dissenters took to find their purpose and how they found the courage to dissent. Guests include: Hillary Clinton, Jane Fonda, Patrisse Cullors, Eva Longoria, Adam Schiff, Jameela Jamil and Sophia Bush.
 
The 2020s will be America’s deciding decade, full of choices that will determine our entire future. While this decade’s first year opened with chaos and anguish, there is still reason to believe we’re on the precipice of a new chapter. Who are the thinkers and doers who are catalyzing action and paving the way for enduring change? What are the big ideas worth wrestling with and placing bets on? Join Pete Buttigieg as he engages leaders who are confronting our greatest challenges and whose wo ...
 
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In this sample of the Cyber Space podcast, Sue Gordon, the former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, speaks with John Carlin about her experience delivering intelligence briefings to five of the last six U.S. presidents, and why she felt she had to resign under President Trump. In the full episode, Gordon also discusses her pathbre…
 
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Ignorance and Power,” Preet answers listener questions about whether President Trump can legally destroy records during the transition period and whether he can issue pardons in secret. Then, Preet is joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham to talk through this historical moment in presidential …
 
In this Bonus from Stay Tuned, historian Jon Meacham tells the story behind Robert F. Kennedy’s remarkable speech delivered in the immediate aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.’s killing. Thank you for being a member of the CAFE Insider community. For references and show notes, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned-bonus/stay-tuned-bonus-10-22-jon-m…
 
Debra and Mandana sit down with Hillary Clinton for the season finale of The Dissenters to discuss the importance of dissent, the critical role it plays in democracy, the challenge our country is facing today as dissent is being silenced, and what this means against a backdrop of the rise of fascism and nationalism in this country and around the wo…
 
Professor Darrick Hamilton is one of the country’s leading economists examining racial disparities. He joins Pete to discuss his impactful work in the emerging field of stratification economics, his ideas on how to close our wealth gap, how to make our economy more equitable, and what his proposal for "baby bonds" can do for our future of society.…
 
In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne break down the multitude of questions raised by the controversial New York Post article that sought to implicate Vice President Joe Biden in corruption related to a Ukrainian energy firm linked to Hunter Biden. In the full episode, Preet and Anne discuss Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court …
 
In this episode of CAFE Insider, “October Surprise(s)?” Preet and Anne break down the multitude of questions raised by the controversial New York Post article that sought to implicate Vice President Joe Biden in corruption related to a Ukrainian energy firm linked to Hunter Biden; Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings; the terrori…
 
Chanel Miller was just twenty-seven years old when she published her memoir, Know My Name, the book recounts her experience as the victim of sexual assault. It’s a keen examination of gender, power, and the failures of our criminal justice system. It’s also exquisitely written. Among the book’s many fans is her interviewer for this program, Jia Tol…
 
First, Jake presses senior Trump campaign adviser Lara Trump on President Trump's rallies amid the coronavirus pandemic and the 2020 presidential election. Next, Jake talks with Delaware Sen. Chris Coons about the Biden campaign and confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Then, Jake asks Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker about rising coronavir…
 
In this sample from the United Security podcast, Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein break down the extradition of two ISIS militants to face trial in the United States. In the full episode, Lisa and Ken offer an update on ongoing threats to election security, including a recent DHS assessment calling Russia the “primary covert influence actor.” They als…
 
On this episode of the United Security podcast, Lisa Monaco and Ken Wainstein offer an update on the ongoing threats to election security, including a recent DHS assessment calling Russia the “primary covert influence actor.” They also discuss the national security implications of the White House COVID-19 cluster and break down the extradition of t…
 
Many of the most powerful voices for change aren't candidates for office. In fact, many are not yet even old enough to vote. As we prepare for the decade ahead, it's important to think about what you might call the next, next generation. Helping launch our special series with youth leaders is 15-year-old climate activist and founder of Earth Uprisi…
 
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “The Post-Trump Clean-Up,” Preet answers listener questions about the hypothetical pardoning of President Trump, the presidential native-born citizen requirement, and the process for impeaching a Supreme Court Justice. Then, Preet is joined by legal scholars Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith, authors of After Trump:…
 
In this Bonus from Stay Tuned, Bob Bauer (who reportedly played President Trump on Biden’s debate prep team) shares his observations of the first presidential debate, and Jack Goldsmith offers his concerns about the line of presidential succession. Thank you for being a member of the CAFE Insider community. For references and show notes, head to: h…
 
Debra and Mandana sit down with the incredible Dr. Edith Eva Eger, a clinical psychologist, author and lecturer. A native of Hungary, Eger is a 93 year old survivor of the Holocaust. In this episode, they will cover Eger’s life, experiences in Auschwitz, healing from the trauma, and important lessons she would like to share. Debra and Mandana also …
 
Artists bring meaning to our lives that we simply couldn’t find elsewhere. What can we learn from those who are shaping our time through their creativity and courage? Billy Porter is an actor, singer, fashion icon, and activist who has devoted his life to art, as best seen in the groundbreaking hit series Pose. He joins Pete to discuss how fashion …
 
In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet and Anne break down former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s involvement in the Trump administration’s child separation policy at the US-Mexico border. In the full episode, Preet and Anne discuss the vice presidential debate, Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing, the foile…
 
In this episode of CAFE Insider, “Don't Spare the Rod,” Preet and Anne break down former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s involvement in the Trump administration’s child separation policy at the US-Mexico border, the vice presidential debate, Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing, the foiled plot to kidnap Michigan Governor…
 
In this new limited series, award-winning journalist Katie Couric explores America's voting wars, from the founding of this "more perfect union" to today. What unfolds is a struggle for power — both the fight to keep it and the fight to reclaim it through the ballot. Turnout: It's about so much more than this election.…
 
First, Jake presses White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on President Trump's constantly shifting position on a potential stimulus deal with Congress. Next, Jake asks Biden deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield why Biden won't say if he supports expanding the Supreme Court. Then, Jake talks to Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono about Democrats' strat…
 
In this episode of Cyber Space, Shawn Henry, president of CrowdStrike, one of the world’s top cybersecurity firms, joins John Carlin to discuss election security, the threat of disinformation campaigns, and how cyber attacks have evolved over the last decade. Henry, who joined Crowdstrike in 2012 after a 24 year career in the FBI also discusses how…
 
On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Can Trump Steal The Election?” Preet is joined by Marc Elias, the Democrat’s top election lawyer and the person responsible for overseeing the Biden campaign’s state-by-state legal war room. Elias gives Preet the full rundown on voting: the facts on mail-in ballots, the current legal battles over voting rights…
 
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