Break It Down

Break It Down

From politics to pop culture, from long-standing problems to news that’s grabbing headlines right now, “Break It Down” is the place to have coffee-shop conversations on topics that you and your friends, family and co-workers can’t stop talking about. We take deep dives into the issues that most impact your life, and break down the topics that matter to you.

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Caress Russell

Caress Russell
@_ladycaress
Writer and performance poet. Russell manages arts and inclusion education for the Be Kind People Project.

Eleanor Seaton, Ph.D.

Eleanor Seaton
@SeatonEleanor
Psychologist and associate professor at ASU’s Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics.

Swapna Reddy, Ph.D.

Swapna Reddy
@swapnareddy01
Clinical assistant professor at ASU’s College of Health Solutions and adjunct professor at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine.

Manu Avilés-Santiago

Manu Avilés-Santiago
@drmanuaviles
Associate professor of communication and culture and director of ASU’s Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement.

Kenneth Shropshire

Kenneth Shropshire
@kenshropshire
CEO of ASU’s Global Sport Institute and the longest-serving African American professor at the Wharton School of Business.

Aliyah Chavez

Aliyah Chavez
@aliyahjchavez
Reporter and producer at Indian Country Today, where she specializes in stories about Indigenous communities.

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