Virginia Democratic Party Chairwoman Susan Swecker is in studio. And Aisha Braveboy, candidate for Prince George's State's Attorney, joins us.
Iconic consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader joins us for a conversation about civic engagement, the role of the media and the future of the progressive movement in the D.C. region. We’ll also speak to two young progressives about the next generation of civic leaders.
- Ralph Nader Consumer advocate, political activist, lawyer, author of most recently, "Return to Sender: Unanswered Letters to the President, 2001-2015
- Angela Angel Member, Maryland House of Delegates; attorney; activist
- Courtney Madden Programs Director, New Leaders Council
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