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A weekly half-hour program featuring interviews with significant men and women from a variety of fields: officeholders and activists, economists, labor leaders, writers and artists. Herbert, a longtime journalist and former columnist for The New York Times, takes a close look each week at a compelling contemporary issue. He elicits personal stories and insights into the character of each guest, revealing not just what they believe about a particular issue, but why they believe it.

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A weekly half-hour program featuring interviews with significant men and women from a variety of fields: officeholders and activists, economists, labor leaders, writers and artists. Herbert, a longtime journalist and former columnist for The New York Times, takes a close look each week at a compelling contemporary issue. He elicits personal stories and insights into the character of each guest, revealing not just what they believe about a particular issue, but why they believe it.

    Dr. Michael Sweeney on the Psychological Impact of COVID-19

    Dr. Michael Sweeney on the Psychological Impact of COVID-19

    These are traumatic times we are living through, and virtually all of us are paying a price physically, economically, and maybe above all, psychologically. Bob talks about the powerful psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with his guest, Dr. Michael Sweeney, a psychologist who is the director of the Metropolitan Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, located in New York City.

    • 25 min
    Chancellor Félix Matos Rodriguez on the Future of CUNY

    Chancellor Félix Matos Rodriguez on the Future of CUNY

    The City University of New York's Chancellor, Felix V. Matos Rodriguez, talks with Bob Herbert about how the nation's largest urban public university system is coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, the affects the pandemic has had on the students and faculty, budget concerns, as well as the lessons CUNY can learn from the racial justice protests as it looks to the future.

    • 25 min
    David Daley on Unrigging the System

    David Daley on Unrigging the System

    Guest David Daley talks with Bob about the issues surrounding the 2020 Presidential Election due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as his new book "UNRIGGED: How Americans are Battling Back to Save Democracy."

    • 24 min
    Jeff Madrick on Child Poverty in America

    Jeff Madrick on Child Poverty in America

    Bob welcomes Jeff Madrick, economist, journalist, and author of the new book Invisible Americans: The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty, to discuss why among large wealthy nations, the United States has the highest child poverty rate in the world. This issue is made even more consequential currently, with the high unemployment rate due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • 25 min
    Thomas McDonnell on the Criminalization of Asylum Seekers

    Thomas McDonnell on the Criminalization of Asylum Seekers

    Thomas McDonnell, Professor of Law at Pace University, discusses how the Trump administration has taken steps to criminalize the act of seeking asylum in the United States. Professor McDonnell is the co-author of a recent study in the Columbia Human Rights Law Review, entitled “Enter at Your Own Risk: Criminalizing Asylum Seekers,” and tells Bob Herbert how these latest policies go against the 1951 Geneva Refugee Convention, and put asylum seekers directly in harms way.

    • 25 min
    Dr. Julie Suk on the Future of the Equal Rights Amendment

    Dr. Julie Suk on the Future of the Equal Rights Amendment

    We thought the long effort to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment had effectively been defeated back in 1982. Well, not so fast. The issue has re-emerged and the fight goes on. Bob’s guest, Dr. Julie Suk, an expert on the ERA, and a professor of sociology and political science at The CUNY Graduate Center, thinks we need to adjust the way we look at the ERA. She’d like us to adopt a perspective that focuses more on the real-world needs of women in the 21st century.

    • 25 min

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