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Opinion writer Jonathan Capehart talks with newsmakers who challenge your ideas on politics, and explore how race, religion, age, gender and cultural identity are redrawing the lines that both divide and unite America. "Cape Up" is a podcast from Washington Post Opinions.

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Opinion writer Jonathan Capehart talks with newsmakers who challenge your ideas on politics, and explore how race, religion, age, gender and cultural identity are redrawing the lines that both divide and unite America. "Cape Up" is a podcast from Washington Post Opinions.

    PwC's chair talks about the role U.S. business leaders should play in America's racial reckoning

    PwC's chair talks about the role U.S. business leaders should play in America's racial reckoning

    Tim Ryan says leaders shouldn't be afraid to speak up against systemic issues: "One of the things that business leaders need is, we need certainty. We need a strong democracy."

    • 31 min
    Rebecca Carroll talks about her experience as a Black woman being raised by White parents

    Rebecca Carroll talks about her experience as a Black woman being raised by White parents

    The author of "Surviving the White Gaze: A Memoir" discusses her Opinions piece on transracial adoption: "Trying to navigate this existence and this identity, it was just exhausting."

    • 43 min
    Heather McGhee explains how racism keeps everyone from having nice things

    Heather McGhee explains how racism keeps everyone from having nice things

    McGhee discusses her book, “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together," and unpacks one big example of inequality holding everyone back: the large municipal swimming pools of the 1960s.

    • 46 min
    Sen. Jeff Merkley has been pushing for filibuster reform since 2011. This time, he might get it done

    Sen. Jeff Merkley has been pushing for filibuster reform since 2011. This time, he might get it done

    The Oregon Democrat stares down threats from Mitch McConnell to fix a rule that he says has broken the Senate.

    • 35 min
    Rep. Andy Kim talks about the impact of anti-Asian hate: 'I wish I knew what to say to my kids'

    Rep. Andy Kim talks about the impact of anti-Asian hate: 'I wish I knew what to say to my kids'

    The New Jersey congressman discusses his family’s experiences as Asian Americans and the role he hopes to play in the wake of the Atlanta spa shootings.

    • 42 min
    Rep. Karen Bass believes now is the time for police reform: 'The stars are aligned right now'

    Rep. Karen Bass believes now is the time for police reform: 'The stars are aligned right now'

    The former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus discusses the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, vaccine inequality and voter suppression.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

athirkell ,

Really Good Interview with Andy Kim

I just listened to Jonathan’s interview with Representative Andy Kim of New Jersey. The discussion was wide-ranging and thoughtful. Very much worth your time.

Ok, now I listened to the fantastic interview with Rebecca Carroll, author of Surviving the White Gaze. I have to take this opportunity to promote the podcast done by Angela Tucker, The Adoptee Next Door. Angela is also a Black woman raised by a white family, in her case in Bellingham, WA, a very white community. Worth a listen!

irenomis ,

The BEST interview

This interview with Heather McGhee is by far the most intelligent, informative, and enlightening interview of many brilliant ones I have listened to.

Juniperfect ,

Cape Up is one of the best

Mr Capehart is a great interviewer. I think he knows his subject, pays attention, and listens to his guests when they talk.

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