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This week on Our Body Politic, I spoke with Congresswoman Tlaib about The Squad’s role, how grassroots activism is shaping the future of the Democratic Party, and on how she continues to fight for her constituents despite working in a polarized Congress. Infectious disease expert Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of the Biden Covid-19 task force, offered insights into two promising vaccine, as well as the goals of President-Elect Joe Biden’s Covid Task Force. Lonnae O’Neal of ESPN’s “The Undefeated” investigated the intersection of race, sports and health in America. Scholar Robert P. Jones discussed the intersection of religion and politics, and bestselling author Yaa Gyasi told us about her new book, her Ghanaian roots, and removing the stigma around mental health.

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