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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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Sep 30, 2020

Host Ryan Coonerty talks with Michigan Representative Mari Manoogian, the first Armenian-American in the state house, about her path to public office, how her culture and her early career in international affairs influence her work, and her recent opportunity to address the Democratic National Convention as a rising...

Sep 22, 2020

In an online Bookshop Santa Cruz event, host Ryan Coonerty talks with Jesse Wegman about his new book "Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College", a thoroughly researched call for major electoral reform.

Sep 10, 2020

Host Ryan Coonerty talks with Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II about the importance of ending dehumanizing police interactions with black Americans and his work with the Governor to create "pathways to possibility", and his decision to leave a career as a software developer for public service.