This week’s featured idealist is radio host Joe Madison, who started a hunger strike (subsisting on liquids only) on November 8, 2021, to advocate for a federal voting rights bill being signed by President Joe. The Big Interview is with Kelsey Waits, whose 8-year-old nonbinary child was outed by persons opposing Kelsey when she ran for reelection to the local school board in Hastings, MN. You won’t want to miss Kelsey talking about hope and activism, notwithstanding all the pain her family has experienced! In the C-Block, I talk about speaking in Hastings this week (my “Bridging Divides” talk). I also share how there is more that I need to be doing to protect our democracy.