Poet Cynthia Marie Hoffman, How Hubert Humphrey challenged his party on civil rights

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Author and poet Cynthia Marie Hoffman discusses her new poetry book, “Exploding Head.” Then, we examine the early years of Hubert Humphrey with roots in South Dakota and efforts to fight racism at the state and national level.

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  • Hubert Humphrey’s equality platform

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Samuel Freedman Guest
  • Cynthia Marie Hoffman Guest
  • Keegan Kyle Executive Producer
  • Avery Lea Rogers Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • A. Emily Ralph Technical Director

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