Reviving U.S. Democracy: Innovative Solutions

Aired on September 21, 2020

In her new book, You Call THIS Democracy? author Elizabeth Rusch illuminates undemocratic elements plaguing American democracy.  She also offers international comparisons and provides insights into how American democracy is viewed from abroad.


You Call THIS Democracy? gives us a clear look at the problems we face in our politics today…and it is an important read for anyone interested in our politics.”

–Hillary Rodham Clinton

“You Call THIS Democracy? is vital to understanding how our democracy really works. This book will enable readers to fully appreciate the challenges we face in preserving the integrity of future elections.”

–Donna Brazile, FOX News contributor and political strategist


Travel Inspirations and American Democracy

As a prolific writer Elizabeth finds her greatest inspirations when she’s traveling.  She uses the Home Exchange program, a house-swapping network, when she travels because of the cultural immersive opportunities it offers. Most of her 20+ books have been inspired by her Home Exchange travel experiences.

Explore the current state of American democracy and hear why home exchanges have inspired many of the books Elizabeth has written.


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All Books are available on Amazon:

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The Music of Life: Bartolomeo Cristofori & the Invention of the Piano

Impact!: Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World

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  • Ian and Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esqs., are the dynamic founders of World Footprints, an award-winning publisher of socially impactful travel content that explores the profound human connections made through travel. As hosts of the multi-award-winning World Footprints podcast, they have engaged with luminaries such as Maya Angelou, Ernest Green, Ken Burns, Cat Cora and Rick Steves. In addition to World Footprints, Ian and Tonya have written for prominent publications including AAA World, DETOUR, Miami Herald, The Lens, and Island Soul. Globetrotting as travel ambassadors and public speakers, the Fitzpatricks have been recognized as Black Travel Journalists of the Year by the Black Travel Summit.