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First Name Basis Podcast

Sep 27, 2022

My dear friends, we have been on this anti-racism journey together for 3 years, and it’s AMAZING to think about the growth we’ve gone through together. 

Over the course of more than 100 episodes, we’ve gone from talking about the basic building blocks to more in-depth conversations. And just like we as adults have...

Sep 20, 2022

I’ve heard from so many parents who have been listening to the First Name Basis Podcast and other anti-racist educators, have tried to implement the suggestions they learn as they try to teach their children … only to feel like it’s all completely backfired.

Perhaps you’ve been there, where you’ve talked to...

Sep 15, 2022

The fact that there is a need for student loan forgiveness really paints a picture of just how complicated education funding has become.

So how did we get to this point, and why is the already huge cost of attending college continuing to increase? 

To answer this, I interviewed my dad, Ken Clarke, who spent more than 35...

Sep 13, 2022

It’s been a few weeks since the White House announced a plan for student loan forgiveness, and in that time, you’ve likely seen all sorts of articles and social media posts pushing back against it.

Watching these arguments unfold has been frustrating, and it can be hard to know what to say.

To help all of us know...

Sep 6, 2022

Immigration is about so much more than debates, laws and policies — it’s about people.

Every person who has interacted with the immigration system has their own story that goes far beyond their status, and if we really want to make productive and lasting changes to policy, we need to start by focusing on...