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March 11, 2021

Bonus Episode: The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg: How to Fight for Equality

On September 18, 2020, America lost one of the greatest advocates for equality in the history of our country, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, Justice Ginsburg’s remarkable story is an important reminder of the barriers she faced that her male counterparts not only weren’t subjected to, but often didn’t even consider. She didn’t just overcome those barriers; she tore many of them down, and used her own experiences to inform her decades of work on behalf of others whose voices weren’t being heard.

In this special presentation from the original version of “Why Am I Telling You This?,” NPR’s legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, joins Justice Ginsburg for a candid, rollicking conversation with stories from her quarter century on the nation’s highest court, her distinguished career fighting gender discrimination, what it’s like to serve among her fellow “sisters in law,” and her pop culture ascendance.

This conversation was recorded live in 2019 in Little Rock, Arkansas as a part of the Clinton Presidential Center’s Frank and Kula Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture Series.

Read more from President Clinton in his statement on the passing of Justice Ginsburg here: https://www.clintonfoundation.org/press-releases/statement-president-clinton-passing-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg

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