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This week, Our Body Politic re-aired a timely episode from November 2021. I spoke with author and China expert Leta Hong Fincher about how feminists face up to the country’s authoritarian regime and the similarities with gender-equality struggles in the U.S. Sixto Cancel, CEO of the non-profit Think of Us, shared his experience in the foster care system and what their organization is doing to reform it. Chef Kia Damon explained why she prefers the term “food apartheid.” On Sippin’ the Political Tea, I dove into the details of saving for retirement as Black women with Michelle Singletary of the Washington Post and Gwen McKinney of the media platform Unerased: Black Women Speak.