The Sunday Magazine

The Sunday Magazine for October 25, 2020

Piya Chattopadhyay speaks with Maria Hinojosa, Yuval Noah Harari and Katie Stockdale, and takes a closer look at the power and perils of hope.

This week on The Sunday Magazine with host Piya Chattopadhyay:

The nuances that inform the Latino vote: In the wake of news that hundreds of immigrant children are still separated from their parents years after attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, Maria Hinojosa — host of Latino USA — speaks with Chattopadhyay about the long-simmering anti-immigrant sentiment on both sides of the political aisle that's led to this moment, how her own story intersects with that history, and how Latino voters are being engaged in the current U.S. election.

READ: To understand Latino voters, journalist recommends exploring group's checkered history with both Dems and GOP

Superheroes, detectives and humanity's biggest challenges today: Historian Yuval Noah Harari has adapted his international bestseller Sapiens into a graphic novel, complete with superheroes, detectives and nods to reality TV. He joins Chattopadhyay to discuss what it took to adapt the book into comic form, the biggest threats facing humans today — and how to counter them — and what we are learning about humankind during the pandemic.

The power and peril of hope: In dark times, hope can be a life raft. But hope can also set us up to be let down. In this hour, we explore both the benefits and the risks of hope, and how we can all "hope well" in the face of uncertainty and despair. Chattopadhyay's guide is Katie Stockdale, a philosophy assistant professor at the University of Victoria. We also hear from people exploring how the search for hope plays out in their day-to-day lives: in the emergency room, in the climate change movement, in the face of injustice, and beyond.

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