The Current, Episode 42: Gretchen Young & Kabir Sehgal




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Episode Information:

Air Date: August 5, 2021 / Length: 30:08

Summary: This week on The Current, editor Gretchen Young and bestselling author Kabir Sehgal discuss their relationship to the late Congressman John Lewis, how his book CARRY ON came together, #BLM protests, his connection to President Joe Biden and more.

Video Timestamps:

00:00 Intro to guests and the book CARRY ON by John Lewis

00:45 How Gretchen put this book together

2:54 Kabir growing up with John as a child

5:13 John’s commitment to change as a teenager

8:55 John’s thoughts on Black Lives Matter protests

10:35 March on Washington speech

11:25 What would John think about Georgia now

17:50 Controversial positions in Congress

20:18 Newt Gingrich’s 6th congressional district

22:12 John forgiving the man who attacked him in 1961

23:51 John’s relationship with President Joe Biden

26:12 What can everyone do to CARRY ON John Lewis’s legacy?