Kirsten Powers worked for Bill Clinton and Fox News. She has some thoughts on sexual harassment.

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How does an appointee in the Bill Clinton administration end up as a regular face of Fox News? It’s complicated. And what does a woman who has worked for decades in both politics and the media have to say about today’s sexual assault and harassment reckoning? A lot.

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This week we talk with Kirsten Powers, who you may recognize as a frequent on-air political analyst for CNN and an opinion writer for USA Today. We ask Kirsten whether she thinks we’ve reached a turning point in how we handle sexual misconduct in the workplace and beyond.

Kirsten has also had a fascinating spiritual journey—from growing up in an Episcopal church in Alaska to straddling atheism and agnosticism in New York to becoming an evangelical Christian and, finally, entering the Catholic Church. We ask her how her faith has changed her approach to politics and if she still feels at home in the Democratic Party.

Like last week, we’re taking a break from Signs of the Times and Consolations and Desolations this week, but we are giving away another book by Father James Martin, Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life. It’s the perfect Christmas gift for the funny Catholics in your life (or Catholics who could learn to take a joke...).

Enter to win by leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, then email us at jesuitical@americamedia.org with your iTunes account name in the subject line, and we’ll enter you in the raffle!

Even if you don’t want the book (what you don’t like laughing?), please leave us a review, follow us on Twitter @jesuiticalshow and send us an email with your questions, feedback and holiday cocktail recipes.

Finally, we asked you on Twitter about your favorite Advent songs and got some great recommendations. Check out these meditative tunes and save Mariah for the big day.

Happy Advent!

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Eileen Malloy
2 years 1 month ago

Why highlight FoxNews? The majority of the abuse was from Leftist companies, individuals, and organizations. Try and be more honest in the future. You are building up a flawed and very biased CV. Bad for a journalist.

Adrian Shaw
2 years 1 month ago

Are you referring to NBC News, NY Times, ABC News and Washington Post who suppressed the well known and documented crimes of powerful Hollywood leaders exploiting women?

Or are you referring to the main stream media protecting the Clinton machinery when Bill Clinton raped and sexually harassed multiple women?

Then again perhaps you are referring to the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s when Ted Kennedy was responsible for the death of 28-year-old, Mary Jo Kopechne, when Kennedy received a 2 month suspended jail sentence? guess who sang Ted Kennedy's praises: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who now demands that Trump resign as President for his own peccadillos. Pity that Gillibrand didn't speak for Mary Jo and her family before Kennedy could go on to violate even more women but none to the point of being drowned in a body of water by his driving the car....that we know of

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