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Amna Nawaz

Co-anchor, PBS NewsHour

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Amna Nawaz co-anchors PBS NewsHour. For NewsHour, Nawaz has reported from the White House, across the country, and around the world on a range of topics including politics, immigration, foreign affairs, education, gun violence, criminal justice reform, the climate, culture and sports. She also serves as an NBC News and MSNBC political contributor.

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Scheduled Appearances

Spiritual Rx for Mental Health

Crosscut Festival 2023
Fri May 5, 2023 | 11:00am

In Chopra's new book, Living in the Light, he says that yoga is more than just physical exercise; it's a holistic approach to well-being that includes the body, mind, and spirit. He argues that we are all connected to the universe and that we have the power to create our own reality through our thoughts and beliefs. He joins us to explore how his approach fits in the modern world.


Photo of Deepak Chopra, photo credit Michael Allen
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Featuring: Deepak Chopra, Amna Nawaz

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The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival will take place May 4, 2024, at the Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 Seventh Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.

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