Illumine America: Episode 1

Addressing Economic Inequality: Russell Krumnow and Sharona Shuster

Illumine America is a podcast created by the U.S. Baha’i Office of Public Affairs. It explores some of the major issues facing American society, such as economic inequality, racial justice and race unity, the sustainable development of our planet, and more. Just as much as we’re troubled by the challenges inherent to these issues, we’re also inspired by constructive approaches to them that we see being piloted everyday. Our podcast highlights, or illumines, the work of some of the individuals, communities, and institutions that are bringing fresh insight to these urgent conversations.

Russell Krumnow and Sharona Shuster: Convergence

In our inaugural episode of Illumine America, we speak with Russell Krumnow and Sharona Shuster from Convergence. Convergence is a non-profit organization that convenes individuals and organizations with divergent views to build trust, identify solutions, and form alliances for action on critical national issues. It just celebrated its 10th anniversary and has worked on projects related to reimagining education, health reform, improving reentry, and developing a better federal budget process, among other issues.


Note: this transcript has been edited for clarity and brevity.

How can we learn from those pioneering constructive solutions to America’s most pressing social issues? Hosted by U.S. Baha’i Office of Public Affairs.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store