Westley "Wes" Watende Omari Moore is an American author, social entrepreneur, television producer, and decorated US Army combat veteran.
Today on the show we had author, social entrepreneur, television producer, and veteran Wes Moore call in where they spoke about fighting poverty, budget priority, systemic change and his new book. Also, Charlamagne gave "Donkey of the Day" to an Arizona Church who believed they had a cure to killing the Corona Virus and Angela helped some listeners out during "Ask Yee". Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
In his book 'Five Days,' author Wes Moore chronicles the uprising that occurred in 2015 in Baltimore following Freddie Gray's death. "We're basically reliving history right now," he says of George Floyd's death at the hands of police. Moore talks about the systemic injustices that have converged to create the crisis we're in right now.
On this week’s special episode of Stay Tuned, Preet is joined by two guests. Wes Moore is the CEO of Robin Hood NYC, a New York City-based antipoverty philanthropic organization. Moore is also a Rhodes Scholar, combat veteran, social entrepreneur, and bestselling author. In the midst of coronavirus, Robin Hood is at the forefront of relief efforts focused on aiding society’s most vulnerable. David Lat is a Managing Director at the recruiting firm Lateral Link and the founder of the iconic legal blog Above the Law. Last month, Lat spent almost a week on a ventilator after falling extremely sick with COVID-19. Thankfully, Lat is now on the road to recovery and has been sharing his story and his larger reflections on the pandemic on social media, television, and in powerful opinion pieces in major newspapers. Lat--a healthy and energetic 44-year-old--has used his harrowing journey with coronavirus to remind us of our collective risk and to highlight the selfless work of frontline healthcare professionals. To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider. Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet.And if you haven’t already, listen to this week’s full episode of the CAFE Insider podcast for free in the Stay Tuned feed. As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at staytuned@cafe.com, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALSWES MOORERobin Hood NYC COVID-19 Relief FundRobin Hood & Columbia University’s Poverty Tracker: The State of Poverty and Disadvantage in New York City (February 2020)The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, Spiegel & Grau (2011) Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City, One World (2020) Poverty in America: “How the Census Bureau Measures Poverty,” US Census Bureau, last revised: 8/27/19“How is Poverty Measured?,” Institute for Research on Poverty “The official U.S. poverty rate is based on a hopelessly out-of-date metric,” Washington Post, 9/16/19Rourke L. O’Brien & David S. Pedulla, “Beyond the Poverty Line,” Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2010Annie Nova, “Many Americans who can’t afford a $400 emergency blame debt,” CNBC, 7/21/29Tracy Jan, “Redlining was banned 50 years ago. It’s still hurting minorities today,” Washington Post, 3/28/18Pam Fessler, “One Family’s Story Shows How The Cycle Of Poverty is Hard to Break,” National Public Radio, 5/7/14Covid-19 Impact on Vulnerable:Reis Thebault, Andrew Ba Tran, and Vanessa Williams, “The coronavirus is infecting and killing black Americans at an alarmingly high rate,” Washington Post, 4/7/20“What the Racial Data Show,” The Atlantic, 4/6/20Anthony Fisher, “Trump and the government are failing the nonprofits that help the homeless, elderly, and other vulnerable Americans,” Business Insider, 3/18/20Matt Apuzzo and Monika Pronczuk, “Covid-19’s Economic Pain is Universal. But Relief? Depends on Where You Live,” New York Times, 3/23/20DAVID LATDavid Lat Biography, Lateral Link Lat’s Column, Above the Law David Lat, Supreme Ambitions: A Novel, American Bar Association, 2014Coronavirus Journey David Lat, “I spent six days on a ventilator with covid-19. It saved me, but my life is not the same,” Washington Post, 4/9/20David Lat, thread on recovery, Twitter, 4/8/20David Lat, thread on being a good patient, Twitter, 3/31/20David Lat, thread on text messaging, Twitter, 4/8/20David Lat, thread on obituaries, Twitter, 4/1/20Caroline Lewis, “‘I Have A Greater Appreciation For Life’: David Lat On His Coronavirus Hospitalization & Recovery,” Gothamist, 4/13/20Lat with Jim Sciutto, CNN, 4/10/20Lat and his husband, Zachary Baron Shemtob, with Rachel Maddow, MSNBC, 4/6/20Lat and Shemtob with Savannah Guthrie, Today Show, 4/6/20COVID and SocietyKaren Heller, “The recovered: How it feels to be alive on the other side of the pandemic,” Washington Post, 4/15/20Jennifer Senior, “The One Kind of Distancing We Can’t Afford,” New York Times, 4/12/20Sinéad Baker, “80% of NYC's coronavirus patients who are put on ventilators ultimately die, and some doctors are trying to stop using them,” Business Insider, 4/9/20Alana Wise, “Trump Falsely Claimed 'Total' Authority Over States — Now He's Backpedaling,” NPR, 4/14/20Elyse Samuels and Meg Kelly, “How false hope spread about hydroxychloroquine to treat covid-19 — and the consequences that followed,” Washington Post, 4/13/20Elizabeth Cohn, “Prominent scientists have bad news for the White House about coronavirus antibody tests,” CNN International, 4/15/20Lat and the LawGeorge Conway and David Lat, “Don’t like the Wisconsin election mess? Don’t blame the courts,” Washington Post, 4/11/20Jonathan Miller, “He Fought the Law. They Both Won,” New York Times, 1/22/06David Lat, “A Departure Memo, from David Lat,” Above the Law, 5/6/19
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, New York Times best-selling author, Rhodes scholar and decorated U.S. Army veteran Wes Moore asks a powerful question: “After years working at the same job, have you ever realized you've just been going through the motions for as long as you can remember?” Wes shares how he believes we can all discover and pursue our true life’s purpose. As a combat officer in Afghanistan, a White House Fellow and a Wall Street banker, Wes discusses his journey of self-discovery, which led him to walk away from financial success to create a more meaningful life.
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Oct 15th, 1978
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