September 15, 2020

EP. 179 — Can A House Divided Stand? with Sec. Julián Castro

There are fewer than 50 days until the 2020 United States elections, and over at Getting Curious, we’re feeling a little… shaky. To lay the foundation for this final stretch of election season, Jonathan’s calling on an expert in strong leadership, intersectional policies, and enduring hope: Sec. Julián Castro.

Sec. Castro has served as Mayor of San Antonio, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Obama, and a 2020 Presidential candidate. He just launched his new podcast Our America with Julián Castro on Lemonada Media.

You can find Sec. Castro on Twitter @JulianCastro and Instagram @juliancastrotx. Learn more about his podcast Our America with Julián Castro on Twitter and Instagram @LemonadaMedia.

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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness & Secretary Julián Castro JVN [00:00:00] Welcome to Getting Curious. I’m Jonathan Van Ness and every week I sit down for a 40 minute conversation with a brilliant expert to learn all about something that makes me curious. On today’s episode, I’m joined by the former mayor of San Antonio, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary, 2020 Presidential candidate, and host of the podcast Our America, Julián Castro, where I ask him: Can A House Divided Stand? Welcome to “Getting Curious.” This is Jonathan Van Ness. We have an iconic, very major guest who I’m so excited to welcome, Secretary Julián Castro. How are you today? JULIÁN CASTRO [00:00:38] I’m doing great. Happy to be here with you. Thanks for the invitation. JVN [00:00:42] Oh, my God. My pleasure. So here’s the thing. I, you know, our general question for today, I was kind of thinking is, how are we going to win this thing? Slash, you know, ca

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