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An Honorable Profession: a podcast that features rising Democratic leaders, brought to you by the NewDEAL and featuring host Ryan Coonerty. Leaders share their personal stories, and discuss ways to restore trust in government, as well as sanity in politics, in an insane era. Follow us on Twitter @newdealleaders, Instagram @anhonorableprofession, and facebook.com/NewDEALLeaders/
 
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Recorded during a October 13 virtual event, Joel Benenson talks with NewDEAL CEO Debbie Cox Bultan about what polling is telling us about the 2020 race and why this moment is different than 2016. NewDEAL Leaders from Arizona, Colorado, and Georgia finish the discussion with a recap of what they're seeing on the ground in these key states.…
 
Host Ryan Coonerty talks with Michigan Representative Mari Manoogian, the first Armenian-American in the state house, about her path to public office, how her culture and her early career in international affairs influence her work, and her recent opportunity to address the Democratic National Convention as a rising star in political office.…
 
Guest host Debbie Cox Bultan, NewDEAL CEO, talks with Tolleson, AZ Mayor Anna Tovar about her work to protect her community's essential workers, her career as a public servant from council to legislature to mayor, and how Arizona's "sister mayors" are collaborating to slow the spread of coronavirus and address the pandemic's effects.…
 
Host Ryan Coonerty talks with Mayor Steven Reed about his historic campaign to become the first African-American leader of Montgomery Alabama. They talk about how to run a successful modern campaign at the local level, combining traiditional retail politics and analytics, as well as how to inspire people in an era when so many people are cynical ab…
 
Host Ryan Coonerty talks with Alabama House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels about his path from teaching elementary school to becoming Alabama's first African-American minority leader, his work across the aisle to deliver the progress his constituents need, and his focus on finding the candidates that can help bring Alabama into the future.…
 
Host Ryan Coonerty talks with historian Douglas Brinkley, author of "American Moonshot", in a special episode on the space race, one of the great moments of American ingenuity and ambition, and how public leaders can find inspiration from this initiative as we face major challenges like climate change.…
 
Host Ryan Coonerty talks with Florida Representative Margaret Good, who ran for office for the first time in a 2018 special election and flipped a House seat in a district that voted for Trump. Hear about her decision to run, her work to inspire others to run, and her work to listen to constituents and ensure important policy conversations continue…
 
Host Ryan Coonerty talked with Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes about his path to politics after college, the importance of an authentic connection with a wide variety of communities and individuals, and his work advocating for equity in environmental policy, education, criminal justice, and other policy areas.…
 
Host Ryan Coonerty talks with Laura Capps, who is a school board member in Santa Barbara, CA and also the co-founder of Working Hero Action, a nonprofit dedicated to ending poverty. They talk about Laura's decision to build a career in public service, why she left DC to return home and serve Santa Barbara, and her work to advocate for children's ne…
 
Host Ryan Coonerty talks with Lincoln, NE Councilmember Leirion Gaylor Baird about the example she seeks to set as a public servant, whether to inspire her children with a picture of female leadership or to encourage the next generation of elected leaders to continue serving Lincoln. They also talked about her run for mayor this year, the support s…
 
Host Ryan Coonerty talks with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer about the importance of compassion for a city's success, as well as the strength required to have compassion. Mayor Fischer also discussed how his background as an entrepreneur and inventor influences his work as a mayor, and his belief that mayors must have the head of a CEO and the heart…
 
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