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The Deciding Decade with Pete Buttigieg


The 2020s will be America’s deciding decade, full of choices that will determine our entire future. While this decade’s first year opened with chaos and anguish, there is still reason to believe we’re on the precipice of a new chapter. Who are the thinkers and doers who are catalyzing action andRead more

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The Deciding Decade has featured a number of conversations with so many remarkable current and future leaders who have given us great hope for the decade and century ahead. For the final episode, Pete is joined by one of the most accomplished public servants this country has ever produced. Hillary Clinton talks to Pete about what it was like to cast her vote for Joe Biden ...

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Dec 11 • 20:33

In the years since the Flint water crisis began, the Michigan city is still grappling with the aftermath. Many have gotten involved and stepped up to offer support, including some of the community's youngest members. For the final episode in our series of conversations with youth leaders, Pete talks to our youngest guest yet: Mari Copeny, also known as Little Miss Flint, i...

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From the beginning, the Latino community has been a vital part of America's story and now represents the fastest growing demographic group in America. Leaders across the nation in politics, advocacy and entertainment are working to expand opportunity and build empowerment for Latinos so that everyone has a chance to benefit from and fully contribute to American life. Actre...

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Nov 18 • 41:26

As a new president prepares to take office and the country continues to reel from the effects of the pandemic, income inequality and workers' rights remain a central issues in our country. To speak more about these issues, Pete is joined by two of the most active and dynamic figures in the labor movement today: Missouri State Rep. Rasheen Aldridge and Mary Kay Henry, presi...

MINISODE: David Hogg on gun violence prevention and turning tragedy into a movement

Nov 13 • 26:50

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Rev. Dr. William Barber II on tackling systematic racism and combating poverty

Nov 11 • 40:42

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