Being American with Deval Patrick

Kentucky State Representative Charles Booker on This Episode of Being American with Deval Patrick

October 16, 2020 Deval Patrick, Charles Booker Season 1 Episode 3
Being American with Deval Patrick
Kentucky State Representative Charles Booker on This Episode of Being American with Deval Patrick
Show Notes

Deval sat down with Louisville native Charles Booker, current State Representative and former candidate for Senate, to talk about what it means to be American. They talk about Charles’s journey to the Kentucky State House, and how a job that took him to Appalachia showed him how much he had in common with people there (25:30) and how he learned to talk about the Green New Deal in coal country (32:00). Then, they talk about the murder of Breonna Taylor (38:30) and how it impacted Charles and his community, including getting tear gassed while accompanying a group of high school students (50:00). Finally, they talk about the race to unseat Mitch McConnell (1:02:45) and why Charles remains hopeful about the future in Kentucky and beyond.