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This week, I spoke with with journalist Dana Coester (pictured above) about her extensive reporting on how extremists recruit rural youth online. Carol Alvarado of the Texas Senate shared what it took to stage a 15-hour filibuster of a state law that would make it harder for people to vote. New York Times editor Veronica Chambers highlighted the joy and lessons from the Black Lives Matter movement in her new children’s book “Call and Response: the Story of Black Lives Matter.” On this week’s Sippin’ the Political Tea, Eliza Anyangwe, editor at CNN’s “As Equals” series, and foreign policy expert Hagar Chemali who hosts “Oh My World” on YouTube, analyzed the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan and the Western narratives around it.