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This week, I spoke with Dr. Leana Wen about how public health can save lives, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, and about her book “Lifelines.” Lydia X.Z. Brown explained how important it is to have a safe learning environment, especially with the return to in-person teaching. The new chief curator at the National Gallery of Art, E. Carmen Ramos, talked about elevating Latino and Latin American art in mainstream museums. On our roundtable, Sippin’ the Political Tea, Errin Haines of The 19th and political scientist Christina Greer of Fordham University joined me to discuss the real-life ramifications of the abortion ban in Texas, and the Biden-Harris administration’s handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan.