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Seg. 1: Gerrymandering Controls Missouri Politics. Seg. 2: Gold Star Father Khizr Khan (R)

Segment 1: How Voting Districts Have Shaped Representation in Missouri

The term "gerrymandering" has flooded headlines recently. But how does it influence Missouri's legislature? We discussed the history of partisan districting, how it impacts state and national government differently, and what might be done to improve the redistricting process.

Segment 2, beginning at 22:43: Military parent and immigrant reflects on Islamophobia and American identity

During the 2016 Democratic National Convention, one speech stole the spotlight: Khizr Khan's denunciation of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. We revisited our conversation with the Gold Star father about politics and prejudice in America.

  • Khizr Khan, lawyer and activist

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