New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand talks policy and her bid for the U.S. presidency.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has served as the junior U.S. senator from New York since 2009. A magna cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College in 1988, Gillibrand went on to receive her law degree from the UCLA School of Law in 1991 and served as a law clerk on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. After working as an attorney in New York City for more than a decade, Senator Gillibrand served as Special Counsel to United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Andrew Cuomo during the Clinton Administration. She then worked as an attorney in Upstate New York before serving as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 to 2009.
On March 17, 2019, Senator Gillibrand declared her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.
Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas discusses immigration and his memoir, “Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen.”
Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and a leading voice for the human rights of immigrants. He is the founder of Define American, the nation’s leading non-profit media and culture organization that fights injustice and anti-immigrant hate through the power of storytelling. His memoir, “Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen,” was published by HarperCollins in 2018.
Attorney Michael Avenatti talks about the high-profile cases he has been involved with and his feelings towards President Donald Trump.
Michael Avenatti is an attorney and entrepreneur who routinely appears on broadcast and print media as a commentator on a range of legal issues. He has represented parties in a number of lawsuits that have gained international media attention, including cases brought against Donald Trump, the National Football League, various celebrity defendants, high-ranking business executives and Fortune 100 companies. He is also a professional race car driver, having participated in races across the United States and Europe.
New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker discusses his book, “Obama: The Call of History.” Baker also talks about his experience covering the Trump presidency.
Peter Baker is the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times and a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine. He has covered the presidencies of Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump. Before joining The Times in 2008, he spent twenty years writing for The Washington Post. Baker has written several books.
Activist DeRay Mckesson talks about the 2016 presidential election, the origin and mission of the Black Lives Matter movement and issues America faces today.
DeRay Mckesson is a civil rights activist and educator. He is a predominant member of the Black Lives Matter movement and was named one of Fortune Magazine’s Top 50 World’s Greatest Leaders in 2015. Mckesson is a co-founder of Campaign Zero, a platform to end police violence.
Actor Diane Guerrero talks about her book, “In the Country We Love: My Family Divided.” The book chronicles her childhood experience — the deportation of her undocumented parents at the age of 14.
Diane Guerrero appeared in the hit shows “Orange is the New Black” and “Jane the Virgin.” She volunteers with the nonprofit Immigrant Legal Resource Center, as well as with Mi Familia Vota, an organization that promotes civic involvement. She has been named an Ambassador for Citizenship and Naturalization by the White House. Her first book, “In the Country We Love,” was released in 2016.
Gloria Steinem discusses the issues our country faces today — race relations, gender inequalities and the current political climate.
Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, political activist and feminist organizer. She is particularly interested in the shared origins of sex and race caste systems, gender roles and child abuse as roots of violence. She now lives in New York City and published a book detailing her more than thirty years on the road as a feminist organizer in 2015.
Kasim Reed was the 59th Mayor of Atlanta and served as a key surrogate for President Obama during the 2012 presidential election. He’s seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party.
Andrew Card served at the highest levels of government in three Republican administrations, most recently as George W. Bush’s Chief of Staff. He was the acting Dean of Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government and Public Service until 2013.