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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Ep 23 The Death of Compassion and Introducing a New Segment: Fierce Woman Warrior

October 27, 2017

In Episode 23, we share a specific recent incident that led us to today's topic: the death of compassion in our social and economic structures. We also talk about how our community of individuals acted compassionately, and we ask how much we can bear when structural solutions either fail or are rejected. In the Trumpster Fire, we criticize Trump's handling of Puerto Rico, specifically, his insult to the San Juan mayor, his paper towel toss, and his paternalistic comment about the disaster relief budget. Our newest segment, Fierce Woman Warrior, begins TODAY, which is a brief profile on an amazing woman who is actively working to change her community. Our first Fierce Woman Warrior is Pema Chodron. Our Media Minute encourages you to read Kristin Neff's book, Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself  and Michael Stone's Yoga for a World Out of Balance, and our Activist Action asks you to consider lending money to a woman in another country via Kiva Loans. 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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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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Expert Extra #4: Amy Kozel and gender studies in high school

May 5, 2017

This week's Expert Extra features Amy Kozel, a high school teacher who stood up publicly to a critical school board member over her gender studies class, a discussion about gender studies as a field and the challenges of teaching gender studies to high school students.

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Expert Extra #1: Dr. Tabetha Bernstein-Danis on Betsy DeVos, IDEA, and students with disabilities

February 11, 2017

Introducing a new feature: Expert Extra. We will occasionally interview an expert in a field for additional perspective and in-depth information about a particular issue addressed in a podcast episode. If you have additional questions or want more information about something we've covered in an episode, please let us know so that we can arrange an Expert Extra!

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