The Authentic Audio Podcast With Special Guest Van Jones

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This episode of the Authentic Audio podcast with Aaron Calafato features a conversation with CNN’s Van Jones.

Jones and Calafato sat down recently and had a fascinating talk about politics, Trump, the 2016 election, the American Rustbelt and his latest New York Times bestselling book Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart. How We Come Together.



No matter where you stand politically, Van’s new book and this conversation is something most everybody will find common ground with.

Van Jones is a social entrepreneur, CNN political contributor and host of The Messy Truth with Van Jones. Famous for his heart-felt election night coverage, Jones showed up as “the voice of reason” for people in red states and blue throughout the volatile 2016 political season. In response to much civil unrest and energy post-election, Jones launched the #Love Army - a values based movement that is working for an America where everyone counts.



In 2009, Jones worked as the green jobs advisor to President Barack Obama. In this role, Jones helped to lead the inter-agency process that oversaw the multi-billion dollar investment in skills training and jobs development within the environmental and green energy sectors.

Van is also a Yale-educated attorney and is the author two other New York Times best-selling books, The Green Collar Economy (2008) and Rebuild the Dream (2012). The second book chronicles his journey as an environmental and human rights activist to becoming a White House policy advisor.

Listen on iTunes, Soundcloud, or below.


This episode brought to you by:

Cleveland Scene Magazine, Fresh Brewed Tees & Disowned Customs

*Special Thanks to the Cuyahoga County Public Library (Parma-Snow Branch) for providing the space for this interview.

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