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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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Apr 15, 2021

Host Ryan Coonerty talks with Kansas City, MO Mayor Quinton Lucas about his journey from childhood homelessness and poverty to heading a major American city, his work to invest in his city's at-risk youth, and address financial instability with affordable housing and free public transit.

Apr 8, 2021

NewDEAL CEO Debbie Cox Bultan talks with Natalia Macker, Chair of the Teton County, WY Commissioner, about her vision for achieving a more equitable society as Wyoming builds back better from the pandemic, and her work to support women through policy and encourage them to lead for progress.

Apr 1, 2021

Host Ryan Coonerty talks to Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley about the challenges she's steered her city through, including the tragic mass shooting in 2019 that claimed 9 lives, and her work to use government as an instrument for good.

Mar 25, 2021

NewDEAL CEO Debbie Cox Bultan talks with Dan Garodnick, former NYC councilman and author of the upcoming book "Saving Stuyvesant Town", a story of a neighborhood coming together for a major victory for affordable housing.

Mar 18, 2021

NewDEAL CEO Debbie Cox Bultan talks with Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke about his experience responding to pandemic challenges, which left him often working in opposition to his state's policies, and leading his city through the 2015 terrorist attack on local military bases that left five servicemembers dead.