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You rarely hear about a Bengali Texan running for office but guess what? There is one! Meet Donna Imam, who is running for Congress in TX31! TX31 encompasses parts of Austin, Roundrock, Leander, and other northern suburbs. Tune in to hear more about her political platform and if elected, how she intends to improve healthcare, education, and real pay for all.

Judge KP George, representing the Fort Bend county area, was one of the first South Asian judges elected in Texas. Tune in to hear more about what a county judge does, what prompted him to run for office, the hurdles he overcame, and how he hopes to move a fractured South Asian community forward after the visit of Prime Minister Modi. **Interview was done at TribFest on September 27, 2019.**

Check out our latest interview with, Asma Uddin, the founder of altMuslimah and the author of the book, “When Islam is not a Religion”. The book takes a look at religious freedom in the United States through the prism of attacks on the constitutional rights of American Muslims. We discuss what motivated her to write on this topic and the reason why she chose the title for her book.

A majority of the 2020 Presidential candidates are placing environmental policy at the top of their platforms. We hear so many terms such as, climate change, global warming, the Green New Deal, etc, etc…. But, what do all these terms mean? Thankfully, the founders of Our Daily Planet (Monica and Miro) are here to unpack the meaning of these terms and talk about where Texas and National politics are heading in terms of the environment....

Early voting has begun for local elections and will continue till April 28th. Election Day is May 4th, May the Vote Be With You! Check out this interview with Aisha Ojha, who is running for HEB ISD Trustee. The interview was conducted by incoming board member, Ava Damri.

When you are at a South Asian establishment, do you wonder how the other South Asian workers are treated? Unfortunately, many South Asian American business owners mistreat their own South Asian employees by threatening to call ICE on undocumented workers, human trafficking, wage theft, harsh working conditions, and taking advantage that their employees don’t speak/understand English. It’s easy for us to complain about the current political situation on social media, but how many of us...

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