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A new presidential administration begins today. In pivotal moments like this, it’s hard to know what to say. But eight years ago, Richard Blanco was called upon to say something anyway—in front of a million people at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. And eight years later, he has some thoughts about the crossroads we’re at now.
Guest: Richard Blanco, author of How to Love a Country and the poet for Barack Obama’s 2012 inauguration.
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