Episode for October 7, 2021
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David Daley is a senior fellow for FairVote and the author of Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy, which helped spark the recent drive to reform gerrymandering. Dave’s second book, Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy, chronicles the victories and defeats in state efforts to reform elections and uphold voting rights. A frequent lecturer and media source about gerrymandering, he is the former editor-in-chief of Salon.com, and the former CEO and publisher of the Connecticut News Project. He is a digital media fellow at the Wilson Center for the Humanities and the Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Guardian, New York magazine, the Atlantic, the Boston Globe, Rolling Stone, Details, and he’s been on CNN and NPR. When writing for the Hartford Courant, he helped identify Mark Felt as the “Deep Throat” source for Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.
Kambri Crews once lived with her deaf parents in a tin shed with no electricity, plumbing or running water. She has since become a successful business leader with experience in commercial banking, law, publicity, marketing, event planning and publishing.
Kambri is also a renowned storyteller and the author of the critically acclaimed and New York Times best selling memoir Burn Down the Ground (Penguin Random House) which was adapted into a LifeTime documentary “Family Secrets” and was recently optioned by an Academy Award winner. Kambri is also a public speaker, focusing on areas such as Deaf culture, domestic violence and criminal justice.
Currently Kambri is the sole owner and operator of a successful comedy club Q.E.D. and serves as a volunteer with the Fortune Society. She is also Membership Director of the NY chapter of the National Independent Venue Association and serves on the Small Business Advisory Council led by State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris.