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In this episode: 
Why do so many of us choose to remain in a state of "sedentary agitation" about America's problems when there are so many things we could do to help? This is the core question of UNITED, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker's powerful new political biography. 

And it surfaces again and again on this week's THINK AGAIN as Senator Booker and host Jason Gots talk race, poverty, hope, and apathy in America, 2016.

Surprise discussion clips in this episode: Jane McGonigal and poet Clint Smith

 

Cory Booker Quote: Hope confronts. It sees the wretchedness of the world but still hopes anyway."

 

EXTRA BONUS THING! 

Our funky, funky theme song by Breakmaster Cylinder

 

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