Guest List: August 14, 2015

The Interview: 

Sister Helen Prejean is a criminal justice activist and death penalty abolitionist. She is the author of The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions, and the founder of the Ministry Against the Death Penalty. For updates and more information about her work, visit her website,

Twitter: @helenprejean

The Panel:

Jennifer Granholm is the former Governor of Michigan and the Director of the American Jobs Project at UC Berkeley.  She also serves as co-chair of Priorities USA Action, a super PAC that is supporting Hillary Clinton for President in 2016.

Twitter: @JenGranholm


Doug Heye was the Deputy Chief of Staff to former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and previously served as RNC Communications Director. He was recently selected as a Fall 2015 fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics.

Twitter: @dougheye


Lawrence Wilkerson is the former Chief of Staff to General Colin Powell. He is currently a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy at the College of William & Mary. He served 31 years in the U.S. Army and retired from active service in 1997 as a colonel.

 Mid-Show Interview:  

Talib Kweli is an activist and musician whose latest albums are “Fuck the Money,” available on August 17, and “Train of Thought: Lost Lyrics, Rare Releases + Beautiful B-Sides.” His organization, The Action Support Committee, commemorated the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death and the riots in Ferguson with a benefit concert in St. Louis, Missouri.

Twitter: @talibkweli


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