My pal K. Tyler Christensen interviewed Ted Conover for Café Americain:

Many people’s voices go unheard and I think it’s important to attend to them. The advantages I had growing up, from supportive family to a good education, empowered me to serve as a witness to some of these lives, and I think it’s a worthy calling. Apart from that, I’m just curious. Class and privilege create blinders, and I like to see if I can take them off.

Go check it out.  Conover’s Newjack is one of the best books I’ve read in the past 5 years.