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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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Feb 19, 2020

Host Ryan Coonerty talks with Emily Cain, Executive Director of EMILY's List, about the organization's efforts and successes at electing women to all levels of government, her experience as a state legislator in Maine, and her advice to women considering running for office at a critical time for our country. 

Jan 27, 2020

  • Host Ryan Coonerty talks with recently elected NewDEAL mayors Brandon Whipple (Wichita, KS), Leirion Gaylor Baird (Lincoln, NE), and Steven Reed (Montgomery, AL) about election strategies and adjusting to their roles as mayors, including how their families are adapting and what issues are on the forefront of their...

Jan 22, 2020

  • Host Ryan Coonerty talks with Vice Chair of the Exeter, New Hampshire Select Board, Molly Cowan, about issues facing her New England city, including "brain drain," an aging population, and their impact on the state economy in New Hampshire
  • Cowan provides solutions, including around promoting immigration, and focuses on...

Jan 8, 2020

  • Host Ryan Coonerty talks with Iowa Senator Liz Mathis, New Hampshire Senator Jon Morgan, and Nevada Assemblyperson Daniele Monroe-Moreno about their states' upcoming primary elections
  • Mathis, Morgan, and Monroe-Moreno discuss the benefits and drawbacks to early primaries, such as allowing candidates ample time to meet...

Dec 19, 2019

Host Ryan Coonerty talks with Mayor Steven Reed about his historic campaign to become the first African-American leader of Montgomery Alabama. They talk about how to run a successful modern campaign at the local level, combining traiditional retail politics and analytics, as well as how to inspire people in an era when...