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  • Michael Peterson

    Beyond Debt

    Air Date: July 18, 2015

    Peterson talks about finding solutions to the long-term challenge of our national debt.

  • Carolyn Lukensmeyer

    Is Politics Destroying our Mental Health?

    Air Date: July 11, 2015

    Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer talks about how to reduce dysfunction in American government.

  • Charles Rangel

    Why I Keep Raising Hell

    Air Date: June 13, 2015

    Charles Rangel talks about his half-century-long career of passionate advocacy.

  • Ted Kaufman

    American Oligarchy

    Air Date: May 2, 2015

    Ted Kaufman considers the fate of corporate reform.

  • Neal Katyal

    How to Craft Constitutional Consensus

    Air Date: April 25, 2015

    Neal Katyal explains how the Supreme Court is forging a new era of compromise.

  • Danielle Allen

    The 1,337 Words

    Air Date: April 18, 2015

    Allen discusses her reinterpretation of our founding document as a defense of equality.

  • James Katz

    A Social Media President?

    Air Date: December 20, 2014

    James Katz assesses President Obama's use of new technology.

  • Wesley Lowery

    Congress…and its Discontents

    Air Date: November 1, 2014

    Lowery explains how a solutions-oriented Millennial press corps takes on D.C. dysfunction.

  • Annette Gordon-Reed

    History’s Double Standard

    Air Date: August 2, 2014

    Annette Gordon-Reed explores how the public view of Thomas Jefferson has changed.

  • Carrie Sheffield, Taylor Jo Isenberg

    Not Your Father’s Electorate

    Air Date: July 19, 2014

    Carrie Sheffield and Taylor Jo Isenberg discuss the gender imbalance in the 113th Congress

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