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The Quest for a More Perfect Democracy With Baratunde Thurston

Thurston tells Bakari about growing up in Washington D.C. during the 1980s, why D.C. needs statehood, and more

Mathieu Young

Bakari is joined by comedian and commentator Baratunde Thurston to talk about how growing up in Washington D.C. in the ’80s shaped him, why D.C. needs statehood (2:28), the ideas behind his How to Citizen podcast that reimagines “citizen” as a verb (22:59), and what is needed to make a more perfect democracy (27:23).

Host: Bakari Sellers
Guest: Baratunde Thurston

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