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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 30, 2020

Host Ryan Coonerty talks with Amanda Nguyen, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and founder of Rise, about her work to advocate for sexual assault survivors, her personal story that led to her civil rights work, and how she's working to fix the criminal justice system through legislation at the federal, state, and local level.

Jul 16, 2020

Host Ryan Coonerty talks with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, recently named president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, about how leaders are responding in real time to historic challenges in the pandemic and the work to address systemic discrimination, and his hope that this moment of transition will be different.

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.