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A podcast about politics, culture, and life through the eyes of two Asian-American grassroots organizers--former members of (a lot of) political campaigns, the Obama White House, Department of Commerce, the DNC; currently in tech and Hollywood. We have stuff to say.

Model Majority Podcast Kevin Xu, Tony Nagatani, Jenn Fang

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A podcast about politics, culture, and life through the eyes of two Asian-American grassroots organizers--former members of (a lot of) political campaigns, the Obama White House, Department of Commerce, the DNC; currently in tech and Hollywood. We have stuff to say.

    173: The Nerd We Need with Ronnie Chatterji

    173: The Nerd We Need with Ronnie Chatterji

    Ronnie Chatterji (@RonnieChatterji) candidate for State Treasurer in North Carolina, Duke University professor, and former economic policy adviser to President Obama chats with Kevin about why he is “The Nerd We Need” in North Carolina to be its next State Treasurer, how he’s been adapting to campaigning during COVID-19, his thoughts on the ongoing conflict between President Trump and Governor Cooper on the future of the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, and more!







    You can learn more about Ronnie on his campaign website.







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    172: Tony Got COVID

    172: Tony Got COVID

    Tony Nagatani (@anthonynagatani), our dear podcast cohost got COVID-19. (Don’t worry, he’s recovered now.) In this bonus episode, Tony recounts his experience having symptoms, eventually getting tested, and notifying his friends to do his part to practice responsible contact tracing.







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    171: No More Bullying! with Maulik Pancholy

    171: No More Bullying! with Maulik Pancholy

    Maulik Pancholy (@MaulikPancholy) actor, author, activist, and co-founder of Act to Change, joins the podcast to talk with Kevin about his anti-bullying activism work, the origin and mission of Act to Change, and the organization’s 2nd annual United We Stand anti-bullying event.







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    170: Vote Like South Korea?

    170: Vote Like South Korea?

    Jenn Fang (@reappropriate) of Reappropriate.co joins Tony and Kevin for the monthly co-host discussion to talk about why we don’t feel very celebratory going into this year’s Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month, and whether we should reference the recent national election in South Korea as a template to conduct ours this November to make sure everyone can vote safely!







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    169: Sri Preston Kulkarni on Anti-Asian Racism, Campaign During COVID-19

    169: Sri Preston Kulkarni on Anti-Asian Racism, Campaign During COVID-19

    Sri Preston Kulkarni, who is running for Congress in Texas’s 22nd district, joins Kevin (@kevinsxu) for Part 3 of our 3-part series with congressional representatives and candidate on how their campaign is adapting to COVID-19, what they are doing to fight back against all the anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination that is happening across the country due to COVID-19.







    Sri was a previous guest on our podcast in episode 83 to talk about his background and first run for Congress in 2018. Make sure you give it a listen to learn more about him!







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    168: Rep. Gil Cisneros on Anti-Asian Racism, Campaign During COVID-19

    168: Rep. Gil Cisneros on Anti-Asian Racism, Campaign During COVID-19

    Congressman Gil Cisneros (CA-39) joins Kevin (@kevinsxu) for Part 2 of our 3-part series with congressional representatives and candidate on how their campaign is adapting to COVID-19, what they are doing to fight back against all the anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination that is happening across the country due to COVID-19.







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