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Board of Advisors

Board of Advisers

Bill Moyers

Bill Moyers is the winner of 30 Emmys, two prestigious Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia University Awards, nine Peabodys, and three George Polk Awards. Moyers’ books include such bestsellers as Listening to America, The Power of MythHealing and the MindThe Language of Life and most recently Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues.

Doug Yee

Douglas Yee

Douglas Yee manages multiple teams for a trading firm and cofounded a non-profit focused on partnering professionals with humanitarian agencies in Afghanistan. In his spare time he is an avid sailor, rock climber, cook, and co-owner of a bar, Lemon, in Chicago.

Helaine Olen

Helaine Olen

Helaine Olen is an expert on money and society and writes a column for the Washington Post that takes a critical look at finance. She is the author of Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry (Portfolio).

Katha Pollitt

Katha Pollitt

Katha Pollitt is a poet, essayist, and long-time columnist for The Nation. Her most recent book is Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights. She lives in New York City with her husband and cat.

Katherine Boo

Katherine Boo

Katherine Boo, a staff writer at The New Yorker, is the winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and the National Book Award for nonfiction.

Matthew Desmond

Matthew Desmond

Matthew Desmond is John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences and codirector of the Justice and Poverty Project at Harvard University. He is the author of several critically acclaimed books, including Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (Crown).

Board of Advisers

Phillip Martin

Phillip Martin is senior investigative reporter for WGBH News and a contributing reporter to Public Radio International’s The World, a co-production of WGBH, the BBC and PRI. His awards include an Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Investigative Reporting.

Soledad O'Brien

Soledad O'Brien

Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning documentarian, journalist, speaker, author, philanthropist, and founder of Soledad O’Brien Productions. She anchors and produces “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien” and is a correspondent for HBO Real Sports.

Yoruba Richen

Yoruba Richen

Yoruba Richen is a documentary filmmaker whose work explores race and power. Her most recent film, The New Black, won Audience Awards at AFI Docs, Philly Q Fest, and the Frameline LGBT Film Festival.

Zachary Karabell

Zachary Karabell is the founder of the Progress Network at New America, president of River Twice Research and River Twice Capital, and a commentator on MSNBC. He is the author of twelve books, including The Leading Indicators: A Short History of the Numbers That Rule Our World, and a contributor to The New York Times and The Atlantic, among other publications.

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