Podcast: Shaka Senghor ran away from home seeking acceptance. Instead, he found drug culture

Ep. 489 — Shaka Senghor – The Axe Files with David Axelrod – Podcast on CNN Audio

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David Axelrod, the founder and director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, brings you The Axe Files, a series of revealing interviews with key figures in the political world. Go beyond the soundbites and get to know some of the most interesting players in politics.

Ep. 489 — Shaka Senghor

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

Growing up, Shaka Senghor wanted to be a doctor. But at age 14, he ran away from his unstable home. By 19, he was in prison. While in prison, he began unravelling his past, seeking to understand how he went from a bright young boy to solitary confinement. Shaka joined David to talk about the overwhelming challenges facing young people in neighborhoods like the one he grew up in, the seduction of drug culture, the injustices of the criminal justice system, being a father, and his new book, “Letters to the Sons of Society.”

May 12, 2022

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