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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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Oct 21, 2021

Host Ryan Coonerty talks with Shelby County, TN School Board Member Sheleah Harris about dealing with one of the most challenging times in the history of our education system, navigating the response to COVID-19. Harris also discusses her work on helping youth experiencing homelessness, creating equitable pathways to...

Oct 14, 2021

Host and NewDEAL CEO Debbie Cox Bultan talks with Connecticut State Senator Will Haskell about his new book 100,000 First Bosses: My Unlikely Path As a 22-Year-Old Lawmaker, highlighting his journey from college graduate to being elected as the youngest state senator in Connecticut history. He also discusses his work...

Oct 6, 2021

Host and NewDEAL Leader Ryan Coonerty talks with St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman about the future of Florida politics, dealing with the heavy impacts of climate change on his coastal city, and what the influx of remote workers means for St. Petersburg.

Sep 30, 2021

NewDEAL Honorary Co-Chair Senator Chris Coons joins the 100th episode of An Honorable Profession to talk about the importance of the American Rescue Plan, and the need for more investments in Americans' futures. Hosts Debbie and Ryan also share their highlights from 100 episodes of An Honorable Profession!

Sep 23, 2021

NewDEAL CEO and Host Debbie Cox Bultan talks with Robert Garcia, Mayor of Long Beach, about his nationally-recognized work to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, his upbringing as an immigrant, and how he's working to modernize his city for a post-pandemic world.