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October 8, 2022 “Why Can’t We Have Nice Things” (John 5:1-9)


As president of a national think tank, Heather McGhee thought that the most important change came out of Washington. But as the years passed and she saw the limitations of the law to make real change, she started wondering: Why can’t we all have nice things in this country? Like good schools, jobs and healthcare? In the first episode of the season, we’ll meet Heather as she takes to the road to try and find answers. And she finds her first clue in an unlikely place: a drained public pool.
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Thursday, 10/27 episode 1 “Why Can’t We Have Nice Things” (John 5:1-9)

Thursday 11/3 episode 2 “Memphis, TN: The Sweetest Water in the World” (John 4:4-15)

Thursday 11/10 episode 3 “Orlando, FL: The Land of Second Chances” (Luke 19:1-10)

Thursday 11/17 episode 5 “Lewiston, ME: A New Crop” (Matthew 20:1-16)

 
 
Heather McGhee designs and advances policy solutions to inequality. The former president of the think tank Demos, McGhee drafted legislation, testified before Congress, and became a regular contributor on news shows including NBC’s Meet the Press. Now the chair of Color of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, McGhee holds a BA in American Studies from Yale University and a JD from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, her twenty year-old cat and their chatty toddler.