Ep 25 Escapades of Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education

December 8, 2017

In Episode 25, we revisit Betsy DeVos and focus on the latest escapades of the Department of Education - things you probably haven't seen in the mainstream news, but should know about. In the Trumpster Fire, we define and discuss the latest changes to Title 9. Our newest segment, Fierce Woman Warrior, is a brief profile on an amazing woman who is actively working to change her community. Our Fierce Woman Warrior this episode is Dolly Parton. Our Media Minute encourages you to consider the lessons learned from watching the 1989 movie, Lean on Me, and our Activist Action asks you to provide books for kids in several different ways. Empower yourself by joining our community and feel less alone in this topsy-turvy time. Share this episode with your social media networks and ask others to listen and join this fight (we are also on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Google Play Music). We are in this together.

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Inside 254 Presents: Best Media Minutes of 2017!

November 24, 2017

In this special Thanksgiving week episode, we run down our favorite Media Minutes of 2017 - plus your Fan Favorite choice! Journey with us back in time and enjoy 20 minutes of upbeat positivity and consider buying some of our suggestions as holiday gifts for your peeps.

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Expert Extra #13: Jennifer O’Mara, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Rep District 165

November 17, 2017

This week's Expert Extra features Jennifer O'Mara, candidate for Pennsylvania State Representative (District 165). Jen was one of many women around the country who heard the activist call of the Women's March and responded by deciding to run for office. Colleen interviews Jen and Jen's husband, Brad, by phone, and they dig deep into why Jen decided to run, how Brad is helping her, and the latest updates on her campaign. Inside 254 will check in with Jen several more times as the 2018 campaign heats up. Learn how you can help women candidates in your area, and how you can help Jen's effort to Flip the 165th in Pennsylvania!

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Inside 254 Holiday Fundraiser: Donate and Get Our Hot-Off-The-Press Journal for All of Your Resistance Thoughts!

November 1, 2017

Dearest listeners, please help us be sustainable! Our current holiday fundraiser will help us pay our podcast hosting fees for the year.

Make a one-time donation of $25 or become a patron at the $8/month level and get our brand new, hot off the presses, writing journal for all of your resistance thoughts as we head into 2018. You will also receive two large logo stickers, a shout-out on our Facebook page AND the podcast, and our sincere gratitude.

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Ep 22 Inside 254 Visits the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian

October 13, 2017

In Episode 22, we share our impressions of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, DC. In the Trumpster Fire, we talk about the threat to tribal land ownership and land trusts under Trump's administration. Our Media Minute encourages you to watch the new documentary, Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, and our Activist Action asks you to GO to the NMAI in DC or NY and shares some more details on how to go and what to expect when you get there. Empower yourself by joining our community and feel less alone in this topsy-turvy time. Share this episode with your social media networks and ask others to listen and join this fight (we are also on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Google Play Music). We are in this together.

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Ep 20 Working families and new labor department changes, stochastic terrorism, and call to action for Millennials

September 15, 2017

In Episode 20, we discuss the latest changes that will impact working American families under Trump's Labor Secretary, Alexander Acosta, specifically, changes to the sharing economy, traditional manufacturing, and overtime rules. In the Trumpster Fire, we define "stochastic terrorism" and explain how Trump uses this rhetorical strategy to incite his base and avoid culpability and we review the PEN America statement about Trump's attacks on journalists. Our Media Minute encourages you to listen to our friends over at Raging Chicken Press, and our Activist Action is a specific call-to-action for our Millennial listeners. Empower yourself by joining our community and feel less alone in this topsy-turvy time. Share this episode with your social media networks and ask others to listen and join this fight. We are in this together.

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Ep 19 Inside 254 visits the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

September 1, 2017

In Episode 19, we share our impressions of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, along with details about how YOU can visit this wonderful new museum. In the Trumpster Fire, we talk about the Congressional Black Caucus and their refusal to meet with Trump. Our Activist Actions ask you watch, read, and listen to some very specific black voices. Empower yourself by joining our community. Share this episode with your social media networks and ask others to listen and join this fight. We can do better together.

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Ep 18 Charlottesville and white supremacy: Inside 254 takes a side

August 18, 2017

In Episode 18, we pick a side on the events in #Charlottesville and discuss the white supremacist structure of the United States. In the Trumpster Fire, we define and discuss false equivalency, equivocation, and how Trump's use of "on many sides" in relation to the Nazi rally and counterprotests in #Charlottesville is dangerous. Our Media Minute and Activist Actions ask you to dig deeper. This no-holds-barred episode is a bit longer than usual, and digs into some lesser-reported angles of the Charlottesville incident. Join us and #resist. Share this episode with your social media networks and ask others to listen and join this fight. We can do better together.

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Ep 17 US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley gets a grade, why the world hates America now, favorite Game of Thrones women characters, and how to take action on the global gag rule

August 4, 2017

In Ep 17, we give US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, a grade, talk about why the world hates America now in the Trumpster Fire, share Amanda's favorite Game of Thrones women characters in Media Minute, and Colleen suggests how to take action on the global gag rule in the Activist Action.

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Expert Extra #9: Teaching Tolerance senior editor Monita Bell on social justice advocacy in schools

July 28, 2017

This week's Expert Extra features Monita Bell, senior editor at Teaching Tolerance and author of Getting Hair "Fixed": Black Power, Transvaluation and Hair Politics. We discuss the definition of 'social justice', why social justice advocacy in schools is important, and what teachers, parents, and even older students can do.

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