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Being American with Deval Patrick
60 minutes | 7 hours ago
Deval Patrick talks with LaTosha Brown, founder of Black Voters Matter on this Episode of Being American
Deval Patrick talks with LaTosha Brown, founder of Black Voters Matter. They talk about why the path to a progressive agenda begins in the South; how she found her way to civil rights leadership; and why she is hopeful about what it means to be American.
46 minutes | 15 days ago
Deval sits down with author, activist, and television host Padma Lakshmi on Being American
Deval sits down with author, activist, and television host Padma Lakshmi to talk about her immigrant journey, how food brings us together, and what it means to find reconciliation and unity in America after a Trump presidency.
54 minutes | 19 days ago
A Conversation with Jazz Legend Herbie Hancock on Being American with Deval Patrick
A conversation with jazz legend Herbie Hancock on Being American with Deval Patrick. Deval and Herbie talk about their shared Chicago roots; when Herbie crossed paths with Deval’s jazz musician father; and what makes the Grammy- and Oscar-winning-musician hopeful about America’s future. The conversation touches on music, business, and politics as Deval asks Herbie Hancock how he thinks about being American.
67 minutes | a month ago
Rising Star in Democratic Politics Deidre DeJear, on This Episode of Being American with Deval Patrick
In 2018, Deidre DeJear became the first African American to be nominated for statewide office in Iowa. A first-time candidate, she won an upset victory in the Democratic primary on her way to making history in the general election. The 34-year-old small business owner went on to serve as the statewide chair for Kamala Harris’s presidential campaign in Iowa and is a rising star in Democratic politics. In her conversation with Deval, she explains how she made her way to Iowa, why she stayed, and what lessons she learned running in a rural state that voted for President Trump, and what she thinks about when she thinks about being American.
74 minutes | 2 months ago
Kentucky State Representative Charles Booker on This Episode of Being American with Deval Patrick
Deval sat down with Louisville native Charles Booker, current State Representative and former candidate for Senate, to talk about what it means to be American. They talk about Charles’s journey to the Kentucky State House, and how a job that took him to Appalachia showed him how much he had in common with people there (25:30) and how he learned to talk about the Green New Deal in coal country (32:00). Then, they talk about the murder of Breonna Taylor (38:30) and how it impacted Charles and his community, including getting tear gassed while accompanying a group of high school students (50:00). Finally, they talk about the race to unseat Mitch McConnell (1:02:45) and why Charles remains hopeful about the future in Kentucky and beyond.
56 minutes | 2 months ago
Adair Ford Boroughs on This Episode of Being American with Deval Patrick
Deval Patrick reacts to an eventful weekend in politics, including the foiled plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the confirmation hearings of SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett and the failure to pass an economic relief package. Then at 8:40, he interviews Adair Ford Boroughs, a South Carolina native running to unseat Republican Joe “You Lie!” Wilson in Congress, about her perspective on what it means to be American. Adair was raised in a double-wide trailer in a rural town, went on to graduate from Stanford Law and serve in both the Bush and Obama Administrations as a DOJ lawyer. Her experience has given her an unusual perspective on the American Dream, and how best to extend it to communities that don’t usually vote for Democrats.
62 minutes | 2 months ago
Being American with Deval Patrick and Special Guest, Writer & Author Anand Giridharadas
Anand Giridharadas is the author of, “Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World,” Other books are “The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas,” about a Muslim immigrant’s campaign to spare from Death Row the white supremacist who tried to kill him and “India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation’s Remaking,” about returning to the India his parents left.Anand is also an on-air political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, and a visiting scholar at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. He is a former columnist and correspondent for The New York Times, having written, most recently, the biweekly “Letter from America.” He has also written for The Times’s arts, business, and travel pages, and its Book Review, Sunday Review, and magazine—and for The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and elsewhere.
3 minutes | 3 months ago
Being American with Deval Patrick, Coming Soon
Deval Patrick is leading a national conversation this year, built around a simple question: What does it mean to be American in 2020?
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