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This week, I spoke to Carmen Yulín Cruz, former mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico about what it took to guide her people through the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, as well as to create a compass for women leaders to understand their own power. In “Our Body Politic Presents…” A’shanti Gholar, founder and host of the podcast “The Brown Girls Guide to Politics” interviewed Dr. Sadaf Jaffer, the first Asian-American woman and first Muslim American woman sworn into the New Jersey General Assembly, about what it means for someone with her intersecting identities to have a voice in legislation. On our weekly segment, Sippin’ the Political Tea, I spoke with Georgetown University law professor and OBP legal contributor Tiffany Jeffers and University of Baltimore law professor and Op-Ed columnist for the Atlantic and Politico Kim Wehle about all things Supreme Court.