Interviews


Interview: Former U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke

Born in Seattle, Washington, Gary Locke, a third-generation Chinese American, served as the first governor of Asian descent in the continental United States, as the 21st governor of Washington from 1997 to 2005. Following that experience, he served in the Obama administration as United States Secretary of Commerce from 2009 to 2011, and later as U.S. […]


On Criminal Justice Reform and LGBT Rights: Interview with MA Attorney General Maura Healey

“Discrimination is discrimination. Discrimination isn’t justified in the name of religious freedom.”


Interview: Congressman Brendan Boyle

“…a constructive, healthy debate needs to take place in the Democratic Party.”


On Immigration and Education: Interview with Congressman Joaquín Castro

“Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and the other Republican candidates have turned the discussion over immigration into a nasty one. They have made it harder for the parties to come together and for Americans to come together on a solution.”


On Counterterrorism and Communications: Interview with Richard Stengel

“If you look at all the media and content that’s created by America, that’s what I look at as our messaging…. Our messaging and content dwarfs everybody else’s.”


Interview with Meredith Viera: On Alzheimer’s Advocacy and Journalism

“…Ultimately, you are a conduit to others to give voice to people who wouldn’t have it otherwise. I always understood my mission, and I believed in myself.”