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“The Starr Report” offers intimate interviews with some of America’s biggest influencers. From politicians, to journalists, to titans of industry, Michael Starr Hopkins strips away the facade and allows his guests to open up and talk about the journey that led them to the limelight. If you’re looking for an honest conversation about the career paths of some of America's biggest up and comers, “The Starr Report” is the podcast for you.

"The Starr Report‪"‬ Michael Starr Hopkins

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“The Starr Report” offers intimate interviews with some of America’s biggest influencers. From politicians, to journalists, to titans of industry, Michael Starr Hopkins strips away the facade and allows his guests to open up and talk about the journey that led them to the limelight. If you’re looking for an honest conversation about the career paths of some of America's biggest up and comers, “The Starr Report” is the podcast for you.

    2020 Presidential Candidate Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick

    2020 Presidential Candidate Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick

    Gov Patrick’s biography is a classic rags-to-riches story that makes for a compelling stump speech. Raised by a single mother on Chicago’s South Side, he frequently slept on the floor because there were not enough beds. With some lucky breaks — including a scholarship to a prestigious boarding school — he eventually graduated from Harvard Law School. Gov Patrick served as the 71st governor of Massachusetts, from 2007 to 2015. He was the first African American Governor of Massachusetts. A Democrat, Patrick served from 1994 to 1997 as the United States Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division under President Bill Clinton. He was a candidate for President of the United States in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

    • 36 min
    "Help!!! We need a Doctor": Dr. Abdul El-Sayed

    "Help!!! We need a Doctor": Dr. Abdul El-Sayed

    Dr. El-Sayed was executive director of the Detroit Health Department and Health Officer for the City of Detroit from 2015 to 2017. He was also formerly an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia University. He is a political contributor at CNN, the author of Healing Politics: A Doctor's Journey into the Heart of Our Political Epidemic. He is also the host of American Dissected with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, a podcast about politics and public health.

    • 31 min
    Is History Repeating Itself: Lori Bettinger

    Is History Repeating Itself: Lori Bettinger

    Lori is Co-President of Alliance Partners and is President of BancAlliance. Prior to joining Alliance Partners, Lori served as the Director of the TARP Capital Purchase Program at the Department of the Treasury, focusing on the implementation, investing, and restructuring cycles of the $205 billion portfolio. From 2004-2008, she was a financial economist with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Trading and Markets. Lori received her M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and her B.A. from Yale University.

    • 57 min
    Is George Floyd A Tipping Point: Sean Shaw

    Is George Floyd A Tipping Point: Sean Shaw

    In his historic 2018 campaign for Attorney General, Sean fought fearlessly for bold policies that put regular Floridians first. Now, as an attorney and civic leader, he’s continuing to stand up for working people.
    Sean Shaw made history in 2018 as the Florida Democratic Party’s first African-American nominee for Attorney General. Sean’s progressive platform sought to expand rights for consumers and hold fraudsters, corrupt politicians, and special interests accountable. The election results proved the momentum for his candidacy: over 3,000,000 Floridians voted for his bold agenda, more than any other candidate for attorney general in state history.
    Earlier in his career, Sean was an independent watchdog for the public as the state’s Insurance Consumer Advocate — working to protect consumers from price gouging and insurance fraud. Every decision Sean made was centered on what was best for consumers, not wealthy special interests.
    Elected to the State Legislature in 2016, Sean continued to fight for consumers, and championed equal rights and equal opportunity for all.  As an attorney in private practice, Sean fought for victims of the BP Oil Spill, ensuring families and businesses — whose only fault was having an unlucky address — get what they are owed.
    Today, Sean continues advocating for working people and is respected nationwide as a leader in the fight for economic and social justice. In 2019, he founded People Over Profits, a non-profit organization dedicated to standing against corporate influence and fighting for the rights of everyday people.
    Sean is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Florida’s law school. An attorney at the law firm Vangard Law, Sean lives in Tampa.

    • 44 min
    Our Emmett Till Moment: Fmr Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson

    Our Emmett Till Moment: Fmr Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson

    Jeh Johnson is the former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security. He served in that position from December 2013 to January 2017. Johnson now practices law again in New York City at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP. Johnson has been affiliated with Paul, Weiss off and on since 1984, and he was elected the firm’s first African American partner in 1993. Johnson now serves on the Management and Partnership Committees of the firm. In private life Johnson is also a regular commentator on NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, FOX, FOX Business and Bloomberg News.

    Prior to becoming Secretary of Homeland Security, Johnson was appointed by President Obama to be General Counsel of the Department of Defense (2009-2012) and appointed by President Clinton to be General Counsel of the Department of the Air Force (1998-2001). Earlier in his career, Johnson was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York (1989-1991).
    Johnson is a graduate of Morehouse College (1979) and Columbia Law School (1982), and the recipient of ten honorary degrees. He has debated at both the Oxford and Cambridge Unions in England and is an honorary life member of the Cambridge Union.

    • 46 min
    The Country on Fire: Dr. Seema Yasmin

    The Country on Fire: Dr. Seema Yasmin

    Seema Yasmin is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, poet, medical doctor and author. Yasmin served as an officer in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where she investigated disease outbreaks and was principal investigator on a number of CDC studies. Yasmin trained in journalism at the University of Toronto and in medicine at the University of Cambridge.

    Yasmin was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news in 2017 with a team from The Dallas Morning News and recipient of an Emmy for her reporting on neglected diseases. She received two grants from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. In 2017, Yasmin was a John S. Knight Fellow in Journalism at Stanford University investigating the spread of health misinformation and disinformation during epidemics. Previously she was a science correspondent at The Dallas Morning News, medical analyst for CNN, and professor of public health at the University of Texas at Dallas.

    Her writing has earned awards and residencies from the Mid Atlantic Arts Council, Hedgebrook, the Millay Colony for the Arts and others. Her first book, The Impatient Dr. Lange (Johns Hopkins University Press, July 2018) is the biography of an AIDS doctor killed on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Her second book, Debunked! Pseudoscience, Medical Myths and Why They Persist, is forthcoming in November 2019. A major title about women is forthcoming from HarperCollins in 2020.

    Yasmin’s unique expertise in medicine, epidemics and journalism has been called upon by The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, the Aspen Institute, Skoll Foundation and others.

    • 31 min

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