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Wild and Wonderful Women
29 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
Higher Education in WV: An Interview with Dr. Sarah Armstrong Tucker
In this episode, we discuss Dr. Armstrong Tucker's journey into her current role as the chancellor of West Virginia's Community and Technology College System and the Higher Education Policy Commission. Armstrong Tucker explains the initiatives to make higher education more accessible to West Virginians and her dreams for the future of postsecondary education in our state.
34 minutes | Mar 10, 2022
Religious Faith and Social Justice Work in WV: An Interview with Jenny Williams
In this episode, we discuss Jenny Williams' role as a church leader, her thoughts on the value of religious communities in our state, and the connection between religious faith and issues of social justice. Williams describes the need for churches to provide not just acts of charity but acts of compassion, addressing more systemic issues in our society.
33 minutes | Feb 24, 2022
Pollen8 Helping Women Seek Recovery: An Interview with Cheryl Laws
In this episode, we discuss Cheryl Laws' journey into creating Pollen8, an organization that provides prevention, treatment, and reintegration programs for women in West Virginia. Listen to learn more about the evidence-based practices that can help someone sustain their recovery, and the programs that Laws has created to help women do just that.
38 minutes | Jan 20, 2022
The CROWN Act in WV: An Interview with Charkera Ervin
In this episode, we discuss Charkera Ervin's advocacy work for the CROWN Act, working towards legislation that prohibits discrimination based on hair. Listen to learn more about the social, economic, and health implications of hair discrimination and why West Virginia should take action.
40 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
New South Media Changing Perceptions of West Virginia: An Interview with Nikki Bowman Mill
In this episode, we discuss Nikki Bowman Mill's decision to start New South Media in 2008 and the ways it has grown since then to include multiple publications and podcasts, and now a physical location with stores and an event space. Her mission to celebrate the good in West Virginia, while working with communities to try to address challenges, is clear in her words and in her work.
44 minutes | Dec 3, 2021
Out MOV Promoting Legislative, Educational, and Social Change for the LGBTQ+ Community in WV: An Interview with Jeanne Peters and Kim Williams
In this episode, we'll discuss Jeanne Peters and Kim Williams' entry into local politics with their advocacy work on the ultimately unsuccessful nondiscrimination ordinance in Parkersburg in 2017. Though it was a challenging situation, they built from the community of folks they met at that time to develop Out MOV. In this episode, listen to their goals for the organization, including state-level legislation, community events and education, and a pledge to identify local organizations and businesses that support diversity.
29 minutes | Nov 11, 2021
Young People in WV: An Interview with Alex Weld
In this episode, we'll discuss what brought Alex Weld to her new position as the executive director for Generation WV and the goals of the organization to attract and retain young people in the state, including developing training for new career areas, expanding broadband, and providing networking opportunities.For information on Generation WV, you can check out their website here: https://generationwv.org/
36 minutes | Oct 28, 2021
Listening to WV's Women and Girls: An Interview with Karen Haring
In this episode, we'll discuss Karen Haring's own journey of self-discovery that led her to connect with other women and build an organization called Libera that helps provide support for West Virginia's women and teens through listening and connecting them with needed, relevant resources.
41 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Poverty in WV: An Interview with Amy Hutchison
In this episode, we'll discuss Amy Hutchison's work as an economic justice advocate, including her own experiences living in poverty and her new organization Rattle the Windows. We discuss the challenges of living in poverty and the policies that could help individuals and families in our state and nation.
33 minutes | May 13, 2021
The Children of WV: An Interview with Kelli Caseman
In this episode, we'll discuss Kelli Caseman's work with Think Kids, whose data-driven advocacy elevates the narratives of children in our state. We discuss school-based health centers, the impact of the opioid epidemic on youth in our state, and how we can help the children of West Virginia thrive, even in the midst of adversity.
36 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Rivers, Environment, and Climate in WV: An Interview with Angie Rosser
In this episode, we'll discuss Angie's work as the executive director of the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, including how environmental changes have impacted West Virginia and what we can do to ensure a flourishing future for our state.
34 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
LGBTQ+ Rights in WV: An Interview with Rosemary Ketchum
In this episode, we'll discuss Rosemary's experiences of moving to the state and being elected to public office, as well as her thoughts on what we can do to help support the LGBTQ+ community in West Virginia moving forward.
38 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
The Substance Use Recovery Movement in WV: An Interview with Susie Mullens
In this episode, we'll discuss the substance use recovery movement in West Virginia, including how Susie Mullens has seen the movement change over the last thirty years, her experiences in collegiate recovery, and her project to develop an organization for women in recovery.
35 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
The Black Lives Matter Movement in WV: An Interview with Delegate Danielle Walker
In this episode, we'll discuss the Black Lives Matter movement in West Virginia, including the injustices Delegate Walker has experienced, the way that race intersects with other issues, and her vision for the future of our state.
33 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
The COVID-19 Pandemic in WV: An Interview with Dr. Kathy Moffett
In this episode, we'll discuss the COVID-19 pandemic in West Virginia, including the ways our state has been uniquely impacted as well as what to expect over the holidays and in the coming year.
34 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
The History of Women's Voting Rights in WV: An Interview with Dr. Renate Pore
In the episode, we'll talk about the role West Virginia played in ratifying the nineteenth amendment, Renate's opportunity to hear RBG speak in 1978, and her advice for women interested in running for office.
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