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The radical magic of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: "She embodies that willingness to just risk it"

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Radicals are people who make waves in their time. They crash against the status quo again and again, eroding resistance until those radical waves ripple through time to become the new mainstream.

In some ways, the word "radical" — like the word "feminist" — has been turned against anyone who is trying to change the status quo.

So . . . why are people threatened by radicals?

In the first episode of the new season of "Inflection Point: RADICALS," we’re defining what it really means to be a radical, and some of the radical change radicals have made throughout our history.

I invited Kate Schatz, an author and activist organizer, and Miriam Klein Stahl, a visual artist and educator/co-founder at the Arts and Humanities Academy at Berkeley High School, to talk about how to spot a radical. If anyone knows what a radical looks like and what it takes to be one, it’s them: they’ve been profiling radicals for years in their........

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