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Two Broads Talking Politics
28 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Veteran business journalist Marcus Baram, whose career includes tenures at the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, ABC News and Fast Company, joins Kelly to discuss Capital & Main's new series, “The 50-100 Pay Gap,” which will delve into the stunning finding of a recent study by the RAND Corporation -- that a full-time worker earning the median income of $50,000 today would be making $100,000 if the nation’s economic growth had been shared over the past 45 years as broadly as it was from the end of World War II until the early 1970s. The cost of living continues to rise dramatically and Americans’ wages are not keeping pace, earning half of what they deserve.
24 minutes | Jun 19, 2021
Liuba Grechen Shirley
On this episode we speak with Liuba Grechen Shirley, Founder of the Vote Mama PAC and the Vote Mama Foundation, about their push for candidates to be permitted to use campaign funds for childcare at the state level as they are now allowed to do at the federal level, and what it would mean for more legislators to be parents of young children.
27 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Pat Dowell (#VoteHerIn, Episode 68)
Why appoint, as well as elect, women to executive political office? Chicago Alderman (since first elected in 2007), Pat Dowell, a lifelong and distinguished public servant, has the answers for us. For instance, Pat has been a senior city planner and the head of several not-for-profits, as well as a social worker and university instructor. Now running in the Illinois Democratic Party primary for Illinois Secretary of State, a state-wide executive office never held by a woman, she is presently the Chair of the Chicago City Council Budget Committee, overseeing billions of dollars in municipal expenditures. As an economic development expert, Pat was a significant catalyst for the rebirth of the historic Bronzeville community on Chicago’s South Side, beginning in the 1990s. Previously, Pat was the executive director of Chicago’s Near West Side Community Development Corporation, the Mid-South Planning and Development Commission, and Public Allies, a national youth development organization, founded in Chicago by First Lady Michelle Obama (of which #VoteHerIn host, Rebecca Sive, was a founding board member). While a college basketball star, Pat earned her B.A. in developmental psychology from The University of Rochester. She then earned her M.A. in social service administration from the University of Chicago.
28 minutes | Jun 12, 2021
Brittany Ramos DeBarros
On this episode we speak with Brittany Ramos DeBarros, an Afro-Latina Staten Islander, a community organizer, and an Army combat veteran running to NY-11 in Congress in 2022.
23 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Kat Calvin from Spread the Vote
In conversation with Kat Calvin, Founder and Executive Director of Spread The Vote. Spread the Vote helps members of our communities empower themselves to be heard at the polls: with IDs, registration, education, and turnout.
33 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Anna Valencia (#VoteHerIn, Episode 67)
Chicago City Clerk, and Democratic primary candidate for Illinois Secretary of State, Anna Valencia, grew up in Granite City, IL, a small town in Southern Illinois. Her father is a union painter and her mother worked for a non-profit. After becoming the first in her family to graduate from college, Anna dedicated her career to public service. She became City Clerk of Chicago in January 2017 and has worked tirelessly to build a clerk’s office that benefits all Chicagoans. Anna is a millennial leader who uses innovative thinking and her working-class roots to guide her office and make city services more accessible and equitable.
24 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Sarah Audelo from Alliance for Youth Action
In conversation with Sarah Audelo, the Executive Director of the Alliance for Youth Action. The Alliance for Youth Action is a nationwide network of organizations building the political power of young people.
33 minutes | May 28, 2021
Anna Musky-Goldwyn & Anthony Barkett from Political Playlist
In conversation with Anna Musky-Goldwyn and Anthony Burkett, two of the three co-founders of Political Playlist, a nonpartisan news aggregator created for Millennials by Millennials in an effort to educate young voters about the next generation of political leaders through customized content based around each user's specific views and beliefs.
29 minutes | May 27, 2021
Rep. Robin Kelly (#VoteHerIn, Episode 66)
#TeamRobin is the crowd that supports Illinois member of the US House of Representatives, Robin Kelly. Elected on a platform headlined by her support for powerful new gun control laws, Kelly has been steadfast in this advocacy as well as become a leader on other issues that help families lead healthy lives and live in safe communities. Among her important recent work has been advocacy for decreasing maternal deaths; in the US particularly and tragically high among African American women. Along with sister, and neighboring, Member Lauren Underwood, Kelly is a powerful and inspirational role model for women throughout Illinois, having also served in legislative and executive office in the state and holding a Ph.D.in political science.
25 minutes | May 25, 2021
In conversation with Janelle Wong, Board Member for AAPI Victory Alliance and Professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland, on the rise of violence against the AAPI population in the US and in the voting patterns of the AAPI community.
27 minutes | May 22, 2021
Rep. Gwen Moore
In conversation with Rep Gwen Moore from the 4th Congressional District of Wisconsin about the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act, the Mamas First Act, the Universal School Meals Program, and about knitting in public!
22 minutes | May 18, 2021
Nicole Lynn Lewis
In conversation with Nicole Lynn Lewis, Founder and CEO of Generation Hope and author of the new book Pregnant Girl: A Story of Teen Motherhood, College, and Creating a Better Future for Young Families.
34 minutes | May 15, 2021
The 500th Episode
On the 500TH EPISODE of Two Broads Talking Politics, Kelly & Sophy look back at what's changed in the past three and a half years and look ahead to what comes next.
42 minutes | May 13, 2021
Kelly talks to Jason Kander about talking to our friends and neighbors, supporting veterans, and putting in the work to reclaim mental health. Jason Kander is an Army veteran, the former Secretary of State of Missouri, President of the Veterans Community Project, and the host of Majority 54, a podcast that helps Americans who voted for progress convince those who didn’t to join our majority.
26 minutes | May 12, 2021
Rhonda Briggins from Vote Run Lead
In conversation with Rhonda Briggins, Co-Founder and Board Member of Vote Run Lead, discussing the RUN 51 program that aims to achieve gender representation in the state legislatures in Georgia, Minnesota, and New York.
44 minutes | May 6, 2021
Kate Malone MBE (#VoteHerIn, Episode 65)
#VoteHer In co-producer and co-host, Rebecca Sive, first met Kate in the mid-1990s when she purchased her work at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. They subsequently met and became friends, along the way learning they share a birthday and a deep commitment to helping women artists achieve both their artistic goals and leadership positions in arts and civic life. Throughout her career, Kate has been generous with her time and organizing talents, developing community programs in both Great Britain and India. As you’ll see when you join the videocast, Kate is also a terrific role model for other women artists building their own businesses. For this #VoteHerIn videocast, Kate will share her thoughts about being an independent woman artists as well as about her philanthropic work.
25 minutes | May 3, 2021
Sarah Brafman from A Better Balance
In conversation with Sarah Brafman, Director of the D.C. Office and Senior Policy Counsel for A Better Balance. A Better Balance, a national nonprofit advocacy organization, uses the power of the law to advance justice for workers, so they can care for themselves and their loved ones without jeopardizing their economic security. A Better Balance is hosting a Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Week of Action May 3-7.
23 minutes | May 2, 2021
Layla Zaidane from Millennial Action Project
In conversation with Layla Zaidane, the new President and CEO of the Millennial Action Project. Dedicated to transcending bipartisan divides through the empowerment of young leaders, MAP is ready to enter this new chapter of leadership with Layla at the helm and take on the challenges to our democracy.
23 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
In conversation with Desmond Meade, President and Executive Director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition and author of Let My People Vote: My Battle to Restore the Civil Rights of Returning Citizens. As President and Executive Director of FRRC, which is recognized for its work on voting and criminal justice reform issues, Desmond led the FRRC to a historic victory in 2018 with the successful passage of Amendment 4, a grassroots citizen’s initiative which restored voting rights to over 1.4 million Floridians with past felony convictions. Amendment 4 represented the single largest expansion of voting rights in the United States in half a century and brought an end to 150 years of a Jim Crow-era law in Florida.
28 minutes | Apr 24, 2021
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed
In conversation with Epidemiologist and Former Detroit Health Director Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, about the new book *Medicare for All: A Citizen's Guide,* that he co-authored with Dr. Micah Johnson.
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