Julián Castro

Julián Castro is an American politician from San Antonio. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the youngest member of President Obama’s Cabinet, serving as the 16th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 2014 to 2017.

Guest Appearances

September 24, 2020

Julián Castro and Lou Gonzalez join Negin to shed light on why some Latinx voters are undecided and what issues are important to them. They also discuss Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy and why switching to a 4-day work week would benefit everyone.

September 15, 2020

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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August 31, 2020

Samantha Bee talks to former HUD Secretary Julián Castro about his friendship with Elizabeth Warren, turning Texas blue, and the future of the Democratic Party–and get this–he is…hopeful?

November 4, 2019

This week the SAP crew interview secretary Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) about his presidential campaign, the First Chance Plan, managing stress while being on the campaign trail, his thoughts on brunch, and what his drag name would be. Then, Raiza’s niece and Spanish Aqui Presents live show social media correspondent Amanda Lopez (@amandalopez) stops by to share a political perspective of younger voters. Plus, the SAP crew does improv based off Amanda’s interview!

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