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I'm Still Here

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Katrina. Ferguson. Oak Creek. In America, a local tragedy can spark a national conversation. But what happens after the national news cycle moves on? On this podcast, we’ll visit communities whose tales of adversity have put them on the map and we’ll explore what “survival” in America really looks like. What does it mean to survive when your classmate has been gunned down by a cop? When you’re surrounded by an opioid epidemic? When your child is told she can’t use the bathroom that corresponds with her gender identity? Because when the controversies of our time become politicized, we can’t forget about the people affected by them every day.

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Katrina. Ferguson. Oak Creek. In America, a local tragedy can spark a national conversation. But what happens after the national news cycle moves on? On this podcast, we’ll visit communities whose tales of adversity have put them on the map and we’ll explore what “survival” in America really looks like. What does it mean to survive when your classmate has been gunned down by a cop? When you’re surrounded by an opioid epidemic? When your child is told she can’t use the bathroom that corresponds with her gender identity? Because when the controversies of our time become politicized, we can’t forget about the people affected by them every day.

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Too Liberal for Liberals

By Everyone Matters - Sep 19 2018
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I’m considered by nearly everyone I know to be too liberal, and I couldn’t listen to any of the episodes all the way to the end. These are stories of self defined disenfranchised people who don’t understand systems only work when everyone puts in their best effort. They are [of color/female/chronically ill/an immigrant/etc] who expect their lives to be made easy. I stopped each episode at the point I could no longer stand listening to how miserable they were and how unable they were to find their own strength.

Worth the listen

By amwahlstrom - Nov 06 2017
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Interesting and informative- perfect listening during my crochet binges.

iTunes Ratings

141 Ratings
Average Ratings
68
23
19
14
17

Too Liberal for Liberals

By Everyone Matters - Sep 19 2018
Read more
I’m considered by nearly everyone I know to be too liberal, and I couldn’t listen to any of the episodes all the way to the end. These are stories of self defined disenfranchised people who don’t understand systems only work when everyone puts in their best effort. They are [of color/female/chronically ill/an immigrant/etc] who expect their lives to be made easy. I stopped each episode at the point I could no longer stand listening to how miserable they were and how unable they were to find their own strength.

Worth the listen

By amwahlstrom - Nov 06 2017
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Interesting and informative- perfect listening during my crochet binges.
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I'm Still Here

Latest release on Nov 24, 2017

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 8 days ago

Warning: This podcast has few episodes.

This means there isn't enough episodes to provide the most popular episodes. Here's the rankings of the current episodes anyway, we recommend you to revisit when there's more episodes!

Rank #1: The Next Generation

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Twelve years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans’ iconic music scene seems to be thriving again. But at a time when the city’s tourism industry is booming, the changing face of New Orleans presents new challenges that threaten to push out the very people who make it such an appealing place to visit – the locals who make this culture so special.

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Nov 24 2017

58mins

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Rank #2: The Lessons of The Oak Creek Massacre

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Five years after a neo-Nazi killed six people at a Sikh temple, the town of Oak Creek, Wisconsin came together to find forgiveness. Best friends Arno Michaelis, a former white supremacist, and Pardeep Kaleka, and a Sikh man whose father was among the victims, now work together to conquer hate and ignorance in today’s political climate.

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Nov 16 2017

44mins

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Rank #3: Bonus: How One Senator Found His Calling In The Wake Of Tragedy

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Instead of a new episode of I’m Still Here, we’re running an episode from another HuffPost podcast called Candidate Confessional. It’s a show about tough defeats, and on this episode, hosts Sam Stein and Jason Cherkis spoke to Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut.


Shortly after he won election to the senate in 2012, 20 first graders were shot dead at Sandy Hook Elementary school. The tragedy, which took place in Murphy’s old district, fundamentally changed him and his career, but it didn’t change gun laws.

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Nov 08 2017

45mins

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Rank #4: An Epidemic of Epidemics

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Two men fight to beat addiction in West Virginia, the state that’s been hit hardest by the opioid epidemic. Greg and Archie have tried everything, and now they’re in a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program, which is proven effective but is highly controversial. How did we get here? Where the hell are politicians who’ve promised to help? And will it work this time for Archie and Greg?

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Nov 01 2017

30mins

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Rank #5: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

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Mike Brown’s murder sparked a massive movement, but three years later, has anything actually changed for black people in Ferguson? Local activists grapple with the conundrum of their work: It’s deeply necessary but the consequences are harsh, sometimes deadly. Pushed out of jobs, arrested, dehumanized: this is what fighting a police state looks like.

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Oct 25 2017

50mins

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