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42 minutes | Mar 25, 2020
Why The Electoral College Matters!
Every four years, here in the US, voters go to the polls to select who they want to be president. But what if we told you that when you voted, you were not voting for the presidential candidate but an often unknown elector who will vote for you.On this week's episode, we will answer: Who are these electors? Why did the founding fathers choose this system? And does my vote count? (Spoiler...It does!) Resources:To check your voter registration or find out how to register, go to https://www.vote.org/You can also find out who your elected officials are at the federal, state, and local levels at https://www.commoncause.org/find-your-representative/Contact Us! We would love to hear from you! Social Media: Instagram: @why__matters Twitter: @why__matters Facebook: @whyblankmatters You can also reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave us a voicemail at (404) 913-1931
35 minutes | Mar 11, 2020
Why Girl Scouts Matter!
The Girl Scouts were founded on March 12, 1912. Join Amber and Kendra as they explore how this group is still impacting and empowering girls nationwide 98 years later.
31 minutes | Mar 4, 2020
Why Daylight Saving Time Matters!
Ever wonder why we fall back and spring forward each year? This week Amber and Kendra explore how everything you've been taught about Daylight Saving Time is probably wrong and how such a seemingly innocent thing might be bad for your health.Facebook: @whyblankmattersInstagram: @why__matters
38 minutes | Feb 26, 2020
Why Guano Matters!
Bird poop! Yup. That's what Kendra and Amber are getting into for this week's episode! It's more than just a pile of BS - U.S. President Millard Fillmore even mentioned in his 1850 State of the Union address. Join us this week as we explore why guano matters! For more information connect with WBM at: Facebook: Why Blank Matters Instagram: @Why__Matters Twitter: @Why__Matters
35 minutes | Feb 5, 2020
Why Helium Matters!
Helium has more uses than just blowing up party balloons and making our voices sound funny! In fact, helium can take research to new heights! Everything from medical purposes such as MRI machines, helping scuba divers, aeronautics, and even welding! While Helium is quite abundant in the universe; it's quite rare on Earth. Helium is unique in that it is the ONLY element on the periodic table that is ENTIRELY NONRENEWABLE! It is also the only element that can just float away into space! Join Amber and Kendra in this episode as we explore Why Helium Matters! For more information connect with WBM at: Facebook: Why Blank Matters Instagram: @Why__Matters Twitter: @Why__Matters
35 minutes | Jan 29, 2020
Why Leap Year Matters!
2020 is a leap year which means that we get one extra day. But why does that extra day exist and does an extra day really make that much of a difference? Join Amber and Kendra this week as they explore these questions and more.
38 minutes | Jan 23, 2020
Why the SPACE FORCE Matters!
Camouflage in space!? That's just one of the many questions that are in the mix for the new creation of the Space Force! Why do we need a Space Force? Are we going to war with illegal aliens? Join Amber and Kendra in this episode as we explore why the Space Force matters! Everything from weapons in space, treaties for the moon, and even how this might impact self-driving cars! Let's connect:Facebook: Why Blank MattersInstagram: Why__MattersTwitter: why__matters
38 minutes | Jan 15, 2020
Why National Parks Matter!
What is the difference between a state park and a national park? What value do national parks bring to society? Are national parks accessible to everyone? Join Amber and Kendra to answer those questions and more! For more info be sure to connect with us at: Facebook: Why Blank MattersInstagram: Why__Matters
40 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
Why Manatees Matter!
It's a dolphin! It's a shark! It's a mermaid? Join Kendra, Amber, and our guest, Kat Montgomery, this week as we explore the creature that was once confused with mermaids.... the Manatee!
34 minutes | Jan 1, 2020
Why the Census Matters!
This week we are exploring the census. For the United States in particular, the census was written into the U.S. Constitution even before your right to free speech! Join Kendra and Amber are we explore how the census is used, how its been used in the past and more! To connect with Why (blank) Matters be sure to find us at: Facebook: Why Blank MattersInstagram: Why__MattersTwitter: Why__Matters
37 minutes | Dec 18, 2019
Why The Draft Matters!
On December 20, 1957, Elvis was drafted into the Army, so to celebrate Amber and Kendra are exploring the impacts of the military draft. They explore its history, as well as its future. Is the draft still needed and if so, should women be a part of it? Listen and find out.
36 minutes | Dec 11, 2019
Why Storytelling Matters!
Did you know there is potential that storytelling is why humans survived evolution and why the Neanderthals did not!? Learn more in this episode about storytelling! In this episode we will explore storytelling in personal narratives, business, economics and more! Find us on:Facebook: Why Blank MattersInstagram: Why__MattersTwitter: Why__Matters
41 minutes | Dec 4, 2019
Why Judicial Immunity Matters!
John Thompson spent 18 years in prison, 14 of those years on death row. He was scheduled for his 8th execution date, all his appeals had been exhausted when new evidence was found. Join Amber and Kendra as they tell Thompson's story and the role judicial immunity plays in it. Find us on:Facebook: Why Blank MattersInstagram: Why__MattersTwitter: Why__Matters
37 minutes | Nov 20, 2019
Why Maps Matter!
Did you know maps shape our entire understanding of the world? Maps are some of the most trusted pieces of information we have and every map (on a flat surface) is inherently flawed! Join Amber and Kendra as they explore maps and how they can cause conflict around the world even as recently as a move that is still in theaters! Find us on:Facebook: Why Blank MattersInstagram: Why__MattersTwitter: Why__Matters
35 minutes | Nov 13, 2019
Why Sesame Street Matters!
This week Sesame Street is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Join Amber and Kendra as they discuss the impact that Sesame Street has had during those 50 years and how the show was often ahead of its time. Find us on:Facebook: Why Blank MattersInstagram: Why__MattersTwitter: Why__Matters
35 minutes | Nov 6, 2019
Why Water Privatization Matters!
This week were celebrating Amber's birthday by exploring WATER! -- Specifically water privatization! Join Amber and Kendra as we explore why privatization might be a good thing - but also may not be! In honor of Amber's birthday she is asking for donations in support of the Water Rescue Foundation where their mission is to, help those in need due to geography or disaster. We provide clean and safe drinking water using advanced atmospheric water generation technology. We extract moisture from the atmosphere, the same air we breathe every day, producing #CLEANWATERFORALL.Link: https://waterrescuefoundation.org/Find us on:Facebook: Why Blank MattersInstagram: Why__MattersTwitter: Why__Matters
40 minutes | Oct 30, 2019
Why Naloxone Matters!
This week we explore the opioid epidemic and one of the tools used to fight it, Naloxone. Listen as Amber and Kendra discuss how opioids affect the brain, how to save lives, and how to help end the stigma around opioid addiction. You can also find us online at:Facebook - whyblankmattersInstagram - why__mattersTwitter - why__matters
46 minutes | Oct 24, 2019
Why Asylum Matters!
Join Kendra and Amber this week as we explore why asylum matters! Asylum has been around for centuries, and has a heavy presence in religions around the world and throughout time. Learn about famous asylum seekers and their impact on society! Find us on:Facebook: Why Blank MattersInstagram: Why__MattersTwitter: Why__Matters
34 minutes | Oct 16, 2019
Why Teacher Pay Matters!
This week join Kendra and Amber as we explore why teacher pay matters! In this episode we are looking into how teachers get paid internationally and between state to state. What does teacher pay look like and how does that play into the overall education system? Find us on:Facebook: Why Blank MattersInstagram: Why__MattersTwitter: Why__Matters
34 minutes | Oct 2, 2019
Why the O.J. Simpson Trial Matters!
In this episode, join Kendra and Amber exploring how the OJ Simpson trial changed the future of DNA evidence and so much more! Find us on:Facebook: Why Blank MattersInstagram: Why__MattersTwitter: Why__Matters
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