Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart
Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart
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Opinion writer Jonathan Capehart talks with newsmakers who challenge your ideas on politics, and explore how race, religion, age, gender and cultural identity are redrawing the lines that both divide and unite America. "Cape Up" is a podcast from Washington Post Opinions.
Caroline Rose Giuliani, daughter of Rudy, says Trump 'has this echo chamber of lies around him'
Giuliani, an LA filmmaker, discusses her recent article encouraging people to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket. She says her relationship with her father "goes through ups and downs," but "I do think he's proud of me for speaking my mind."
Oct 27
12 min
Brittney Cooper explains why Trump is polling historically well with Black men
Cooper, who teaches women's and gender studies and Africana studies at Rutgers, expands on her tweet that Ice Cube could be to 2020 what white female Trump voters were to 2016. "Both parties," she says, "have taken Black people for granted."
Oct 20
35 min
MJ Hegar wants to bring Texas values to the Senate. She says John Cornyn lacks backbone and courage.
"The minute that John Cornyn went from being Texas to D.C., that's when his approval ratings plummeted," says Hegar, who considers health-care access and economic recovery top issues for Texans.
Oct 13
30 min
Sen. Chris Coons believes John McCain and John Lewis each left us an urgent message
The senator from Delaware weighs in on the first presidential debate, the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett and the worries of U.S. allies.
Oct 6
43 min
The Rev. Al Sharpton discusses why it is imperative to 'Rise Up' in this moment
The activist and minister talks about the themes in his latest book, "Rise Up: Confronting a Country at the Crossroads," including latte liberals and toxic masculinity.
Sep 29
29 min
Stuart Stevens was an uncompromising Republican — until Donald Trump
The author of "It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump" talks about the evolution of his party and what that means going forward.
Sep 22
36 min
Derek Black was groomed to be the new face of white nationalism. Now he's working against it.
Black grew up in a family of white nationalists, with David Duke as his godfather. But he renounced those views in college and recently has been involved in Black Lives Matter protests. "Everyone has a moral choice to decide," he says.
Jul 28
40 min
Michelle Lujan Grisham on U.S. covid-19 response: 'Most outrageous environment I’ve ever worked in'
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) talks about using her past government experience to battle the coronavirus today, her views on the statues debate and what it means to be in the conversation to be Joe Biden's running mate.
Jul 22
34 min
Tammy Duckworth: Trump ‘cares more about dead traitors than he does about our troops’
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), a military veteran who was recently in the news when Tucker Carlson said she "hated America," discusses Trump's failures on the military, coronavirus and race — and what she would do if asked to be Joe Biden's running mate.
Jul 21
20 min
What Susan Rice thinks she could bring to a Biden administration
Susan Rice, a former U.N. ambassador and national security adviser, is being considered as a potential running mate for Joe Biden. She discusses not only foreign policy but also the global pandemic and the racial reckoning facing America today.
Jul 15
36 min
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