Unfinished Live

Democracy & Voice

November 10, 2020

7:00pm ET

Where do we go from here? What is the democracy of the future?

A week after the U.S. presidential election, we are unsure of what the headlines will say, but we know we’ll be living in a country in need of healing.

We want the artists and the preachers, the innovators and the academics to remind us: Who is the “we” in ‘we the people?’  What do we owe each other?  When can the healing start?

With Unfinished partner, Aspen Ideas, we stitch together live segments, dynamic films and provoking performances to showcase lived experience, creative expression, and real-world candor. Through conversations, exchanges and roundtable discussions, experts join everyday voices on a nuanced exploration of possibility and discovery.

Baratunde Thurston, Host

Writer, Artist, Activist

Krista Tippett

Krista Tippett

Host and Creator, On Being

Yo-Yo Ma by Jason Bell

Yo-Yo Ma


Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

Co-Chair, Poor People's Campaign; Architect, Forward Together Moral Monday Movement

Carrie Mae Weems


Kristen Soltis Anderson

Author, Speaker, Commentator & Co-Founder, Echelon Insights

Eric Liu

CEO & Co-Founder, Citizen University

Arthur Brooks

Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School & Arthur C. Patterson Faculty Fellow at the Harvard Business School

Hank Willis Thomas

Artist & Co-Founder of For Freedoms

David Bornstein

Journalist, Author & Co-Founder, Solutions Journalism Network

Versha Sharma

Versha Sharma

Managing Editor and Senior Correspondent, NowThis

Alfredo Jaar

Artist, Architect, Photographer & Filmmaker

*photo credits: Hank Willis Thomas headshot by Andrea Blanch; Alfredo Jaar headshot by Jee Eun Esther Jang


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Unfinished Live is produced by Empire.

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