Best activist podcasts we could find (Updated June 2018)
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Activist Radio
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Activist Radio is a weekly program broadcast on WVKR, 91.3 in Poughkeepsie, NY. We play music and interview those interested in peace and justice issues.
 
Podcast by Vegan Activist Podcast
 
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The New Activist
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The stories behind the people changing the world. Presented by IJM and RELEVANT.
 
Dedicated to “anything we need to know to have a democracy”: Democratic Animism, Pragmatic Mysticism, Applied Divination, Renaissance of Reverent Ingenuity. Hosted by Caroline Casey. Her guests are allies contributing to a culture of reverent ingenuity. Critique and Solution.
 
A Sustainable Mind is a podcast created for the earth-conscious individual, ecopreneur, environmental activist, sustainability enthusiast, grassroots organizer, minimalist, conscious consumer and the eco-curious. If you are looking to get inspired, motivated and take ACTION to be the change you want to see in the world you are in the right place. Delivered to you each week, Marjorie Alexander brings you environmental changemakers whose campaigns, companies and projects have changed the plane ...
 
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Activist Radio
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Activist Radio is a weekly program broadcast on WVKR, 91.3 in Poughkeepsie, NY. We play music and interview those interested in peace and justice issues.
 
Confessions of an Agile Activist is a podcast about agile software development. The Agile Activist shares his experiences in managing and selling agile software development and Scrum.
 
Podcast by New Activists on the Block
 
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Activist Hub Radio
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This is Activist Hub Radio, a conversation on local news and national events, from a progressive perspective. Hosted by Adam and Kevin, you can find us on Itunes, Stlactivisthub, and feedburner among other locations.Email us: activisthubradio@gmail.com
 
A podcast dedicated to changing the lives of all Earthlings-human and nonhuman as well as the beautiful planet we call home.
 
This page is the beginning of me, Rahasya, telling it like it is, which is not meant for everyone in today’s sedated society. But if you are reading this you should bookmark this page and come back frequently because this is the “Uncensored” section of Lotus Guide where we are allowed to do that lost trait called “Thinking for Ourselves.”I’m in the process of starting an Internet Live Radio show that will be a community supported non-profit endeavor once I can get my non-profit status. To ta ...
 
“Innovation Activists: Designing Health Care’s Future” addresses some of health care’s biggest challenges while providing innovators – past, present and future – with practical advice on how to design a future that better serves our patients, colleagues, organizations and society.
 
THIS IS A TEEN ACTIVIST PODCAST CREATED BY YOUNG ACTIVISTS WHO ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT THEIR TOPICS. GROUPS WERE GIVEN CHOICE AND VOICE. ENJOY!
 
Activists on the Line features CARE’s Maria Rohani and Jeanne Faulkner who are highlighting the work grassroots organizations are doing all over the world and hosting conversations between activists about their work, missions, goals, challenges, solutions and perspectives.
 
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Activists & Airplanes
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The NEW official BTR show for tea party activist and organizer Eric Odom.
 
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Keep It!
Weekly
 
Ira Madison III, culture critic and columnist, is joined each week by comedians, journalists, actors, musicians, activists, politicians and more for a conversation at the intersection of pop culture and politics at a time when we're all obsessing over both. Movies! Music! Terrible tweets by celebrities trying to seem engaged while bragging about their latest project! This show has it all. New episodes every Wednesday.
 
This is a Podcast about our family's adventures in animal activism.
 
DaQuan is a Pan-African humanitarian and human (Afro) rights activist who seeks to serve humanity. DaQuan advocates for ideology that rejects accepted notions of social inequality, and develops human rights campaigns that inspire egalitarian (equalist) thought and principles, as well as cultural, social, economic, and political parity.
 
Your marching orders for battling the culture of death in America! Listen to Created Equal's weekly pro-life current events podcast with your host and long-time front-line activist, Mark Harrington!
 
Podcast for Program: Mass Incarceration, Racist Murders and the Attempted Murder of Environmental Activists In series: The Michael Slate ShowVersion: Young argues that Mass Incarceration + Silence = Genocide and calls for a National Day of Action against mass incarceration. An excerpt from Avakian's speech "Revolution: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About" reveals the racist terror against Black people that's the spinal column of this system. Thomson & Pickett talk abou ...
 
Nia King's trying to figure out if her dream of making a living as an art activist is beyond reach. In this podcast, she seeks advice from other political queer artists, trans artists, and artists of color who seem to have figured out how to make art and make rent without compromising their values. Find more episodes at artactivistnia.com.
 
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Hempresent
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Sowing the seeds of cannabis and sounding the praise of our favorite plant. It's time to Hempresent! Our radio resident Hemposapien, Vivian McPeak will present a weekly platform for guests and listeners to Hempresent about hemp and cannabis from the legal, activist and reformist route.
 
WOMENACE to SOCIETY is a podcast series from comedian Lisa Landry featuring socially relevant interviews with artists, activists, anarchists, dreamers and doers across America. Landry chats with quirky visionaries working to reform what’s broken from coast to coast. Their tales will surprise you. Real People. Real Stories. Unreal World.
 
Spreading awareness of the Zeitgeist Movement with a focus on the Florida chapter as well as promoting the concepts of the Venus Project.
 
Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics through deep conversations with influencers and experts, and the weekly news with fellow activists Brittany Packnett and Sam Sinyangwe, and writer Clint Smith.
 
A lighthearted leap into The Resistance.
 
R. W. B. Show *Real women B. I. T. C. H.* Discussing daily topics women care about and interviewing other inspiring people. Every Mon & Thur! Keeping it real and empowering through life, beauty, fashion, comedy, relationships and everything in between. So sit back and get comfortable because it's about to get real!
 
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Pod Save America
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Four former aides to President Obama — Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor — are joined by journalists, politicians, comedians, and activists for a freewheeling conversation about politics, the press and the challenges posed by the Trump presidency.
 
Political talk without the boring parts—featuring the writers, activists and artists who shape the week in news. Hosted by Jon Wiener and presented by The Nation Magazine.
 
Digging deep into stories of food, race, radical love and creative social justice. Broadcast on WNHH 103.5fm community radio - New Haven, CT. Hosted by chef, activist, artist Tagan Engel
 
The mission of Unsheltered Arkansas is to share our neighbors' stories of homelessness with the public, and share the public's stories of combating homelessness, through a weekly radio show on KABF 88.3 FM in Little Rock, AR.
 
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Activated Podcast
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Start getting active in your community using tools learned from established activists. Join fledgling activist, Azmara Asefa, as she talks with more seasoned organizers and goes behind the scenes of activism in communities across the United States.
 
Find Meaning (On the Run) offers conversations with powerful and inspiring people in the world of sport and beyond, uncovering how they find meaning. The show demystifies what makes people tick and, as a result, how they achieve greatness. Hosted by Harlem-based sponsored athlete and activist, Alison Mariella Désir.
 
Welcome to the First Unitarian Church of Dallas Sunday Sermon Podcast! We are a community that is genuinely inclusive, rationally spiritual, and joyfully deep, and we are happy to have you here.
 
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Bad Hombre
Weekly
 
Enrique Morones returns to the air with "Bad Hombre", a weekly podcast with Voice of San Diego. Enrique is executive director and founder of Border Angels, a human rights organization founded in 1986. Join Enrique "Bad Hombre" Morones and special guests every Monday at High Noon. Show Producer, Dave Rivas, "DaveyBoy Productions"
 
Join Matt Dwyer for a little intensity and humor as he sits down with legendary artists, activists, and journalists to explore their perspective and personal stories.
 
Ana Marie Cox, political columnist and culture critic, sits down with liberals and conservatives, pastors, writers, activists, and other people you should know for an open, funny, in-depth conversation about what divides us - a show about listening instead of arguing.
 
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Honey Badger Radio
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Female Men's Rights activists are in your politics, touching your stuff.
 
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Workin 4 A Livin
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Workin 4 A Livin is about the meaning of work for men and women from all backgrounds - in the union and non union jobs - who are working for a living everyday at their job. For them to get the latest union news, to discuss and learn about the meaning of work within labor unions, how to become an activist, how activism can affect their careers, and how all of that is supposed to occur within a workers union. We welcome you to become a regular listener.
 
The Humanist Report is a progressive political podcast that analyzes political news stories through the lens of humanism. This podcast is hosted by Mike Figueredo, a Ph.D student of public policy and political activist.
 
Howler editor George Quraishi interviews soccer journalists, managers, players, and activists. Dummy is about everything except what happened on the field last week: the business, politics, history, personalities, and social issues that touch the world’s favorite game.
 
Public Interest Podcast consists of conversations with politicians, activists, advocates, and others who seek to improve the world.
 
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POZ I AM Radio
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POZ I AM Radio is a live-to-air podcast sharing positive stories of those living with HIV. The show covers a range of topics related to living with HIV/AIDS in the world today. Host Robert Breining is joined by a different guest each week who shares their personal story with the listening audience. Listeners are encouraged to call the hosts at (929) 477-3572 during the live hour broadcast to voice their opinions and share their experiences. The podcast airs live on Sundays at 2pm EST.
 
Interviews with anarchist activists, trouble makers, musicians and film directors.
 
Chris Hayes delivers the biggest news and political stories of the day with a commitment to in-depth reporting that consistently seeks to hold our leaders accountable for their actions. Join him as he has brings the nation’s officials, legislators, policymakers, and local activists to the table to address key issues affecting communities across America.
 
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SJW
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the audio storytelling arm of Critical Point Theatre
 
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Pirate Atheists
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Podcast of the Pirate Atheists sydneyatheistspodcast@gmail.com
 
The Freedom Train is a community resource radio show linking the resources available to the community that needs them. We go out of our way to find and honor the movers and shakers in the Black Community giving them a platform to share their voices and services. You can catch us every Wednesday where ever you get your podcast or on the Freedom Train Website at www.freedomtrainradio.com
 
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On today’s program, Joel interviews Laura Mack, arts activist and educator. Also, Joel interviews Cindy Etherton and Sue Luthra with Salem Keizer Schools.
 
Dr. Michael Bevacqua is a professor at the University of Guam, a cultural activist, and one of the main figures in the movement for the Independence of Guam.
 
Multi-hyphenate Olivia Wilde is a producer, actor, director, and activist, who believes we need to empower more women to tell their stories—and take a closer look at the stories that we’ve all told ourselves. In this episode, she tells us a few of her own that have changed her perspective. She talks about what it was like being raised by two wo ...…
 
Today’s show : Economics expert, public policy analyst,Writer for Townhall .com, NewsMax, & Lifezette a professor of finance at Stockton University in New Jersey, Dr. Michael Busler Ph.D calls in, Businessman, Investor, Legislator, Political advisor, Presidential Elector for Donald Trump and Mike Pence, President of the Arizona Republican Assem ...…
 
This Week on The Earth Wants YOU!Glen Cantave joins us. Glen is the founder of Movers and Shakers a coalition that executes direct action and advocacy campaigns for marginalized communities using virtual reality, augmented reality and the creative arts. He talks about being in Charlottesville confronting white nationalists, hope in the age of T ...…
 
Thursday, June 21st, in the year of our Lord 2018 By Jonathan Clark Asia Bibi Still Awaiting Court Hearing After Nine Years It has now been nine years since the Christian Pakistani woman, Asia Bibi, was arrested in 2009 over false blasphemy charges against Islam. In 2010, Bibi was sentenced to death, and still awaits the hearing of her case by ...…
 
In episode #27 we're excited to welcome Dena Patton to the show! Dena is an award-winning speaker, activist, philanthropist, best selling author and business and greatness coach who works with leaders, women entrepreneurs and world changers. Her passion is to ignite greatness worldwide through her greatness training programs and book, The Great ...…
 
Kamala Devi McClure is a artist, activist and author of a handful of books on sex and spirituality. Her family stars in Showtime’s hit docu-series, Polyamory: Married and Dating. She also appeared on Dr. Drew, Ricki Lake, Tyra Banks and the award-winning documentary Sex Magic. KamalaDevi travels the world as faculty for the International School ...…
 
‘Looking Into the Abyss: Trump, Australia & Beyond’ is a collection of insightful articles, essays and speeches on timely and timeless issues from writer, activist and former politician Barry Jones.
 
Tom Shakespeare, is an English sociologist and broadcaster. He is Professor of Disability Research in the medical faculty at the University of East Anglia (UEA)and a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. He is also known for his work and activism around disability rights in the UK.In this episode, he talks about the role of religion in h ...…
 
We opened this podcast with congratulating Tamika Gasden with the Charleston activist network on her live podcast on the book Denmark Veseys Garde. We speak about what an apology for slavery means to us and is it a step in the right direction towards reparations. We also speak on the detainment camps in the U.S. for Mexican refugee children. Th ...…
 
The suicides by fashion designer Kate Spade and TV host Anthony Bourdain have sparked a national conversation about mental illness. We’ll talk about Mental Health and the Black Community.Our Policy Watch segment will feature independent media analysis of the June 12 Singapore summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jon ...…
 
Love is in the air (Rakkautta ilmassa, Det ligger kärlek i luften) is a podcast where Johannes Romppanen sits down with people and talks about love. What is love and how does it appear in our lives? In the second of a series of 10 New York based lovepodcasts, Johannes talks with Sally Rumble.Love is in the air #35 - Lovepodcast New York 2/10 - ...…
 
The latest episode of Mokah Speaks- It's Time For a Real Conversation. Mokah discusses the intersection between racism and the American food system and benefits of veganism with special guest Jalen Boutte' and Nathan-lifestyle vegans and activist.If interested in transitioning to a vegan lifestyle feel free to contact: Jalen BouttéTwitter/Insta ...…
 
This week's episode is being deferred to those whose voices must not be forgotten to remind us of our place and our history. Clip 1: Sylvia Rivera - Y'all Better Quiet Down (New York Pride 1973) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QiigzZCEtQClip 2: Miss Major speaking about her experience at Stonewall - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8gKdAOQyy ...…
 
Mike Holt is a Man who is a stanch activist in defending Australia, he has been very active of late protecting the legal rights of Australians, and how we can do the same in our respective countries. This is a fascinating discussion regarding the Fabians, Islam, and Constitutions. Mike is also an accomplished Artist and Musician, please visit a ...…
 
Just like that old Jimmy Stewart movie. Except it was us, our kids, and a bunch of community activists talking to our congressman about the humanitarian crisis on the border. And we didn't save the day. We also discuss boring middle of the road democrats vs. the bold, uncorrupt, idealistic badasses primarying some of these old farts. Especially ...…
 
Shea Gunther is a long time activist, having founded the first chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy back in 1998, and is currently leads up MJToday Media, a publishing company focusing on creating content for legal marijuana business nerds. He’s the host of “Marijuana Today Daily” and produces the weekly show “Marijuana Today“, in addit ...…
 
On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Dr. Gerald Horne, Moores Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston to talk about the history and celebration of 'Juneteenth', the significance of the holiday in the 21st Century, efforts to maintain racial segregation ...…
 
There is concern the Government's probe into controversial private investigation firm Thompson & Clark doesn't go far enough.An initial investigation was launched earlier this year after it was revealed government-owned insurer Southern Response hired the firm to spy on earthquake claimants.But it has now been expanded after revelations the com ...…
 
This week, we’re talking with Lucién Demaris & Cedar Landsman of Relational Uprising about individualism as a system of oppression; “heroic” cultures of organizing; indigenous traditions of healing in Ecuador; repairing rupture, suspicion, and judgment; and bridging as a form of increasing our ability to hold complexity in our movements. Recomm ...…
 
In this episode we hear from the fantastic Robert Egger the nonprofit leader, speaker, activist and author of the brilliant book “Begging for Change”. Robert discusses his charitable work, proving what it means to have good at the centre of both a business plan and life.
 
Romans 13:1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for there is no authority except from God, and those authorities that exist have been instituted by God. I wish I had a cute story to introduce this message. I just don’t. There is nothing cute about what’s happening in our country right now. I really do try to remain neutral ...…
 
Description: An interplanetary tale about those who take flight, and those whodo not. Recorded on the LeVar Burton Reads LIVE! tour. This story appears in LeGuin's collection THE UNREAL AND THE REAL: SELECTED STORIES, VOLUME TWO: OUTERSPACE, INNER LANDS. With musical accompaniment by Marisa Anderson, andfeaturing a conversation with writer and ...…
 
Amid the controversy of the Trump administration’s policy on separating immigrant minors from their families, our guest this week reflects on being an unaccompanied minor himself and the reasons why he believes people migrate. José Luis Zelaya is a DACA recipient from Honduras, but he is also an activist, educator, and PHD candidate at the Univ ...…
 
Iconic queer historian Lillian Faderman "milks" the unknown Harvey; Poland’s top court rejects a printer’s refusal to make LGBT banners, another U.S. federal court continues to block Trump’s military trans ban, St. Croix activists ignore death threats to celebrate their first Pride, Rome, Warsaw, Bucharest and Shanghai take Pride in stride, an ...…
 
Gay & Lesbian / Bi-Sexual and Transgender Issues. Queeer Voices taps the pulse of both the local and national GLBT community, providing insightful interviews and thought provoking commentary. Queer Voices also includes a monthly Queer Music Heritage (QMH) segment, and weekly news and views from the nationally syndicated "This Way Out program". ...…
 
Boots Riley is a musician, writer, filmmaker, and activist. He's fronted the political hip hop group The Coup since 1991 (a favorite of Rachel's in her 20s), is the vocalist for Street Sweeper Social Club with Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, and just wrote/directed his first feature film "Sorry to Bother You" which has been rece ...…
 
Mikaela Simms and Maresa Nielson interview local parents, educators, and activists Angela Berkfield, Lana Dever, and Bessie Jones about talking to children about difficult topics. They confront the adage, "developmentally appropriate" and discuss teaching whiteness, bringing up issues when they don't arise naturally, and what they wish they had ...…
 
In the last six weeks, nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their parents after crossing the southern border without proper documentation. While their parents are sent to immigration detention centers or to jail, the children are sent to government facilities or foster care. The move is part of the Trump administration’s “zero-toleran ...…
 
National Anthem protests have defined the NFL more than touchdowns of late. So has the NFL solved the issue? Will the protests continue forever? Those are just two of the questions we put to one of the world's foremost experts on race, Dr. Cornel West, in the latest edition of "X's & Mo."
 
Sue Katz talks about her lesbian journey in the Boston area during her lifetime, her books and how things have changed over the decades with Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™. Katz’s first political involvement was as a working-class teenager in the civil rights movement in Pittsburgh in the early 1960s. She arrived in Bost ...…
 
The Old Mole’s Bill Resnick talks with Joel Jordan, a long time high school teacher in Los Angeles who is also a writer, activist, organizer, and a leader in the radical caucus that managed to gain power in the Los Angeles Teachers Union. They discuss the recent rising of t...
 
‘Open Your Palm, Feel the Dust Settling There’ - a new three-part audio work by artist and Savage Messiah author Laura Grace Ford, generated by psychogeographic walks – drifts – through the Latimer Road, Hammersmith and White City areas of West London. The series reconnects Ford with the counter-narratives of Latimer Road by walking with a pers ...…
 
War On Women is a co-ed, feminist hardcore punk band based out of Baltimore, MD. Their lead vocalist is Shawna Potter and she is of course, so much more than just your average singer.Beyond handling vocals for the band she is also the founder of Hollaback! Baltimore, co-founder of & trainer for Safer Space Program, writer, activist, public spea ...…
 
Any fertility journey can be complex, but for same-sex couples there are additional legal and political challenges that vary state by state. We hear from Trystan Reese, a transgender activist who works to ensure that every LGBTQ person has the right and ability to start their own family at Family Equality Council, and Theresa Witherspoon who, w ...…
 
On this very special LIVE episode of Mic'd Up, host Mika Gadsden sits down with authors, Ethan J. Kytle and Blain Roerts for a Q & A discussion about their groundbreaking book, Denmark Vesey's Garden. This discussion, coordinated by the owners of Itinerant Literate Books, is titled "Food for Thought" and was hosted at Charleston's own, Harold's ...…
 
BECAUSE BLACK WOMEN ARE FOR GROWN UPS #BWAFGU “Black women make the world go round. If a place is successful, there is a black woman putting in that work and time...so you will let me wear my damn hair how i wanna wear it because this place will fall apart without me and you know it.” — Stevona Elem-Rogers Lowlight | Candles | Incense - check! ...…
 
Trixie (Smith College '17), an organic farmer, political activist, and proud Vermonter, swings by to share her experiences growing up in rural New England, her time at Smith, being proud of one's background, and more.My social media accounts:Instagram: instagram.com/thativyleagueguy Twitter: twitter.com/ivyleagueguy Facebook: www.facebook.com/N ...…
 
In this episode, Paco confesses to a coveted location where she'd like to make love. Milky is excited about the World Cup, but disappointed that Paco and Pouch are not. Milky is impressed by Pouch's fajitas. Pouch here. I didn't even intentionally plan to have fajitas this time around, but Paco asked for assistance and I delivered... maybe a li ...…
 
In this episode, Jason talks with James P. McNamara. James is a poet, collage artist, and political activist living and working in Kansas City. James is on Instagram @poetjamesp. His website is outhereincarcountry.com.Music: "The Lollygaggers," by IsYouIsOrIsYouAin'tContact: litkcpod@gmail.com Fight schmucks wherever you may encounter them.…
 
“What I remember about my dad is that he had this penetrating smile.”We recall the life of Tony Acevedo; from child of unauthorised immigrants from Mexico, to US soldier in WWII, to concentration camp survivor, to inspirational father. Also: the daughter of an American spy reveals secrets about her childhood; a father remembers telling his chil ...…
 
Grassroots activists and state officials are making another push to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, and a leading figure in the effort believes there is a 50-50 chance it can get passed before the midterm elections. “Health reform is not dead,” said Galen Institute President Grace-Marie Turner, who has been working with other activists to reviv ...…
 
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