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Persist

51m 4s

Author Elizabeth Warren discusses her new book, Persist, with voting rights activist Stacey Abrams. They explore giving pinky promises to encourage kids to dream big, the challenges of childcare for working parents, and the perserverance that fueled Warren's presidential ambitions and her continuing fight for change.

Episodes

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    Persist

    51m 4s

    Author Elizabeth Warren discusses her new book, Persist, with voting rights activist Stacey Abrams. They explore giving pinky promises to encourage kids to dream big, the challenges of childcare for working parents, and the perserverance that fueled Warren's presidential ambitions and her continuing fight for change.

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    Dirty Work

    52m 31s

    Author Eyal Press discusses his new book Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America with journalist Patrick Radden Keefe. They explore how morally troubling tasks are delegated to workers as a result of pursuing efficiencies, fewer war casualities, and cheaper labor costs.

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    America on Fire

    58m 4s

    Author Elizabeth Hinton discusses her new book, America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s, with journalist and 1619 Project founder Nikole-Hannah Jones. They explore the effects of the War on Poverty, the War on Crime, and white supremacy on demands for racial justice.

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    Secret Washington, DC

    54m 55s

    Author JoAnn Hill discusses her new book, Secret Washington, DC: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, with journalist and artist Andrea Peterson. They explore hidden facts about national monuments, surprising details about historical figures, and art where you'd least expect it.

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    Downeast: Five Maine Girls and the Unseen Story of Rural US

    42m 35s

    Author Gigi Georges discusses her new book, Downeast: Five Maine Girls and the Unseen Story of Rural America with with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sophia DeSchiffart, one of the girls featured in the book.

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    A Better Life for Their Children

    55m 16s

    Author Andrew Feiler discusses his new book, A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 Schools That Changed America, with architectural historian Brent Leggs.

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    The Perfect Police State

    55m 5s

    Author Geoffrey Cain discusses his new book, The Perfect Police State: An Undercover Odyssey into China's Terryifying Surveillance Dystopia of the Future, with journalist Ishaan Tharoor. They explore the systematic oppression of the Uyghur population in northwest China and the increasing use of technology to monitor and track ethnic minorities in authoritarian states.

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    Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal

    56m 28s

    Author George Packer discusses his new book, Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal, with fellow journalist Franklin Foer. They explore how to promote greater equality and self-government in a politically and culturally divided America.

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    The Engagement

    57m 57s

    Author Sasha Issenberg discusses his new book, The Engagement: America's Quarter-Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage, with political analyst Amy Walter. They explore the history and impact of key Supreme Court decisions that changed the path of same-sex marriage from unimaginable to the inevitable.

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    On Juneteenth

    54m 23s

    Author Annette Gordon-Reed discusses her new book, On Juneteenth, with historian Rebecca Hall.

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    Oct 30

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    Oct 31

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    Nov 6

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    Politics and Prose Live!

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