105. Wes Moore. Robin Hood’s CEO on One Year of The Pandemic Coming 2 America, Harry & Meghan & The Expanse How the COVID Child Tax Credit Will Transform America Is Wes Running for Governor? The Murder of 2LT Richard Collins, Extremism & Mountains

As spring finally nears, Independent Americans blooms as your fresh, trusted, independent source for news, politics, culture and inspiration. It’s a smart, dynamic perspective you won’t find anywhere else in the media. And one that’s always grounded in a focus on national security, leadership and social impact. 

The weather is getting warmer. The vaccine is coming. Spring is coming. And Wes Moore is back! After a brutal winter, the hope of spring is blooming across the country. And it’s the perfect time to bring back one of our most popular guests ever. 

Wes Moore (@iamWesMoore) returns for an extended, candid conversation about the most pressing issues in America. An inspiring force for good and one of the most exciting thought-leaders in America, Wes is a best-selling author, father, activist, combat veteran and the CEO of poverty-fighting juggernaut Robin Hood. He joined us back in Episode 6–and he’s back now to give you hope. He talks about his decision to leave Robin Hood, his work to demand justice for murdered Army 2LT Richard Collins, changes at his alma matter, Johns Hopkins, the painful loss of a friend to suicide, and his recent announcement that he’s considering a run for Governor of Maryland

His best-selling book, The Other Wes Moore describes his rise from inner city Baltimore to a Rhodes Scholarship, and is a phenomenon that will soon be a movie produced by Oprah. The combat veteran and regular on Morning Joe joins Independent Americans and his old buddy, fellow activist and veteran Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff), for an insightful conversation about the pandemic after year one, how poverty, education and health needs have skyrocketed, and what the expansion of the child tax credit in the new COVID relief bill could mean for you. Wes and Paul also dig into Coming 2 America, and the Meghan and Harry interview, and what they both reveal about race and change in America. 

It’s a fun and fast-moving conversation between Rieckhoff and another iconic, important and inspiring American. The kind of conversation between two renowned thought-leaders that has defined Independent Americans for almost two years. It’s the perfect episode to help you through the final days of winter-and launch you into an exciting spring we’ve all been working for. 

America is more divided than ever before. But Independent Americans adds light to contrast all the heat of other political shows. Every episode brings the Righteous Media 5 I’s: independence, integrity, information, inspiration and impact–and explores the most pressing issues of the day with leaders who are determining what America will be. 

If you’re among the 40% of Americans who are independent, this is your show. If you’re a Republican or Democrat , but you’re not a die-hard partisan, this is your show. If you’re a concerned citizen who cares about the future of your country, this is your show. All are welcome. We invite you to be a part of the solution. 

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You can also see video of this conversation with Wes Moore and over 100 episodes with leaders from Chuck D to Chuck Hagel; Sarah Jessica Parker to Meghan McCain; Stephen Colbert to Mayor Pete Buttigieg on the Righteous YouTube page.

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