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An Honorable Profession: a podcast that features rising Democratic leaders. They share their personal stories, and discuss ways to restore trust in government, as well as sanity in politics, in an insane era.

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Jul 1, 2020

Host Ryan Coonerty talks with Bakari Sellers, political commentator and author of the new book, My Vanishing Country, in a conversation about race in America, his family's history of activism & public service, and protesting systemic racism.

Jun 17, 2020

Host Ryan Coonerty talks with Tennessee Senator Raumesh Akbari in a conversation about race, policing, and generational changes in politics amid the coronavirus pandemic & the protest movement.

Jun 5, 2020

Host Ryan Coonerty talked with North Carolina Representative Ashton Wheeler Clemmons about her life as a legislator during the pandemic, her work on education in the classroom and in the state house, and her work to mobilize young women and minority candidates to run for office.

May 21, 2020

Host Ryan Coonerty talked with Josh Fryday, California's Chief Service Officer, about how he's mobilizing Californians to serve one another during the pandemic and meet needs in their neighborhoods.

May 8, 2020

Host Ryan Coonerty talks with Georgia State Senator Jen Jordan about work and home life during the pandemic as she fights to keep Georgia residents protected by not reopening the state too quickly while coronavirus still presents a threat.