Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club on The ABCs of Book Banning

The MSNBC host and Citizen board member interviews 101-year-old book activist Grace Linn and George M. Johnson, author of All Boys Aren't Blue

By Ali Velshi

Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club on North Dakota’s Anti-Library Crusade

The MSNBC host and Citizen board member interviews Taylor Brorby, author of Boys and Oil, who found safe haven in books and libraries growing up. Unfortunately today's kids may not have that luxury.

By Ali Velshi

Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club on how LGBTQ+ Books Literally Save Lives

The MSNBC host talks with PFLAG CEO Brian Bond on the role LGBTQ+ books play in the community and the harm book bans are doing

By Ali Velshi

Art for Change: The Composer’s Composer

Composer Bree Lowdermilk is bucking the norms of musical theater by writing shows with gender-expansive casts, taking feedback from 4-year-olds, and maybe even mounting a children’s musical on an abandoned pier.

By RJ Rushmore

Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club on … Florida

The MSNBC host speaks with bestselling authors Michael Connelly and David Baldacci about why they're standing up against book banning in Florida

By Ali Velshi

Josh Kruger, Big-Hearted Philadelphian

The Citizen journalist who was tragically killed Monday morning was a passionate advocate for those who most needed it

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Guest Commentary: Now’s Our Time to be Liberated from HIV

A local queer Black podcaster and life coach on why he’s speaking up about PrEP and Philadelphia’s new HIV prevention campaign

By Eric Cole

Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club with Jonathan Evison

The MSNBC host welcomes best-selling author Jonathan Evison to talk about his semi-autobiographical examination of identity versus the American Dream, Lawn Boy

By Ali Velshi