Caitlyn Jenner Interview

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The Secrets of My Life: A Conversation with Caitlyn Jenner

By Matt Geffen, Student Editor

Caitlyn Jenner has nothing left to hide. Two years ago, 17 million people watched as she revealed her true self in an exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer. Today, she finds herself out front in center, on a book tour in support of her new memoir, The Secrets of My Life. Since the book’s release, Caitlyn, who is commonly cited as the most famous openly transgender person in the world, has received both praise and criticism, but has remained steadfast in her intentions: she seeks to use her journey as a tool to inspire more people to become their “authentic” selves. 

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Chelsea Clinton Interview

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It’s Your World: A Conversation with Chelsea Clinton

By Matt Geffen, Student Editor

Chelsea Clinton has lived her whole life in the public eye. Not only has she embraced this platform, but she has focused her energy and influence on expanding the opportunities available to youth and elevating their voices and stories. In her book It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!, which was originally released in 2015 and is newly released on paperback, Chelsea emphasizes the limitless possibilities for youth to create positive change by sharing the stories of young activists and entrepreneurs across the globe as they tackle issues such as access to education, gender equality, poverty and climate change. “It’s Your World” is as optimistic and confident as Chelsea herself — and with a recent cover on Variety’s “Power of Women” issue and a children’s book inspired by Senator Elizabeth Warren in the works, she is showing no signs of slowing down.

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An Afternoon With Ira Glass

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The NPR host of This American Life admits he had ‘no love of radio’ when his career began

REPORTERS: Bri-Alphonso-Gibbs, Jordan Allums, Isabel Angel, Ilise Angel, Aiden Ament, Sabrina Chaffee, Dante Cokinos, C.C. Clark, Lilly Durante, Matt Geffen, Sabrina Hao, Katrina Horsey, Will Ogden, Campbell Slavin, and Mary Winnick (from Convent of the Sacred Heart, Drew, Marin Academy, Marin School of the Arts, Sir Francis Drake High, Terra Linda High, and University High Schools)

After listening to just one episode of Ira Glass’s This American Life, you’ll realize that the popular radio show and traditional journalism have little in common. Started in 1995, the NPR series has grown over the years, thanks to its unconventional approach to storytelling and reporting. Rather than coldly regurgitating headlines about international politics and economics, This American Life hones in on intimate stories of everyday people, each revealing something funny, heartbreaking, extraordinary, or a combination of all three.

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