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This week I spoke with former Ohio state Senator Nina Turner (pictured above) about the pros and cons of being a progressive within the Democratic Party. Doctors Uché and Oni Blackstock shared their family’s history with healthcare, and what we know and don’t know about the new Covid-19 variant. Dana Coester of 100 Days in Appalachia explained why she was not surprised by the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict after years studying rising, armed extremism among white youth. On Sippin’ the Political Tea, I and two fellow journalists and media trailblazers—S. Mitra Kalita of URL Media and Jenni Monet of Indigenously—examined what it really means to consider ourselves women of color.