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FEATURING ONNESHA ROYCHOUDHURI – As we hurtle toward the midterms elections this November, many Americans who despair of the future of our nation under Donald Trump’s presidency are hoping Democrats will win majorities in both houses of Congress and save the day. But Trump and his party have already done so much damage, rolling back rights and regulations.

As Trump attempts to usher in an era of white-minority rule over an increasingly diverse nation, it is easy to give in to the despair and hope we survive the next couple of years. But a new book urges Americans – at least those of us who reject the notion of ‘alternative facts’ – that we have far more power than we think we do.

Onnesha Roychoudhuri, writer, editor and educator. Her work has been published in Rolling Stone, Boston Review, The Nation, American Prospect, Salon, and Mother Jones. She is the co-founder of Speech/Act, an organization working at the intersection of storytelling and social justice. Her new book is called The Marginalized Majority: Claiming Our Power in a Post-Truth America.

** This interview was originally broadcast on August 29, 2018.

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