Leah Interview

Former First Lady Michelle Obama opens up in her new book about her years in the White House, how the "birther" controversy affected her family, and her criticism of President Trump’s campaign.

Leah Wright Rigueur joins Craig Melvin to discuss.

Watch the MSNBC interview.

Khalil

Harvard Kennedy School Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad discusses the role religion and ethics have played in his life at the "Life Matters" talk at the Smith Center hosted by Muslim Chaplain Khalil Abdur-Rashid.

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The center's research & teaching focus on domestic public policy topics: inequality and mobility, urban poverty, criminal justice, education, child welfare, health policy, immigration, history and race, American Indian economic development, and labor.
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Even among the insured, cost of illness can be devastating
The Harvard Gazette, December 10, 2018
Despite the Affordable Care Act’s much-touted expansion of health coverage in the U.S., a first-ever poll of America’s seriously ill demonstrates that insurance alone isn’t enough to protect against the high cost of care.
Quoted: Robert Blendon
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The Electoral College Conundrum
The Atlantic, November 23, 2018
Despite a close attempt nearly 50 years ago, there is no consensus on abolishing the Electoral College, a system which has countered the popular vote in two of the past five presidential elections.
Quoted: Alex Keyssar
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Michelle Obama unplugged in new book 'Becoming'
MSNBC, November 9, 2018
Former First Lady Michelle Obama opens up in her new book about her years in the White House and her criticism of President Trump’s campaign. Leah Wright Rigueur joins Craig Melvin to discuss.
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Forum: The Health And Economic Concerns Of Rural Americans
NPR, November 9, 2018
A majority of rural Americans put opioid and drug addiction on par with the local economy as serious problems in their community. The poll found rural Americans largely hold negative views of their local economy, but nearly one-third have seen economic progress in recent years.
Featured: Robert Blendon
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