Author Anand Giridharadas on Creating On-Ramps for the Highway to Progress

On Today’s A Public Affair, KGNU News Director Shannon Young speaks with award-winning author Anand Giridharadas about his new book, The Persuaders; At the Front Lines of the Fight for Hearts, Minds, and Democracy.

Giridharadas is on-air political analyst for MSNBC, a former foreign correspondent for the New York Times, and a recipient of Harvard University’s Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award for Humanism in Culture. He is also the author of the international bestseller, Winners Take All.

“The Persuaders,” investigates how to build what he calls, a “bigger we” in an age of social and political division.

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Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon is an experienced radio reporter with more than 15 years of experience creating compelling, sound-rich radio stories for news outlets across the country. Kenyon has master's degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism in radio broadcast and photojournalism. She has worked in KGNU's news department since 2021 as a reporter, editor, and daily news producer. In all her work, she strives to produce thought-provoking, trustworthy journalism that makes other people's stories feel personal. In addition to audio production, Kenyon runs KGNU's news internship program and oversees the department's digital engagement.
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