Expert Extra #14: Attorney Bridget Brave on sexual assault in the news

December 1, 2017

This week's Expert Extra features attorney Bridget Brave discussing sexual assault and what seems to be a potential cultural shift toward believing women as well as less tolerance for male abuse of power. As we see more high profile male public figures and officials experience consequences for their past predatory behaviors, how will this moment impact the behavior, expectations, and responses of non-high-profile men and women as we move forward? Bridget practiced law in Wisconsin for seven years as a juvenile public defender, a felony-level prosecutor, and an advocate for children of violent crime, and uses her legal expertise to contextualize this conversation.

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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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Expert Extra #12: DACA Student discusses

November 3, 2017

This week's Expert Extra features a university student who is a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipient. We sit down with this Dreamer to get a firsthand perspective on how this important immigration policy affects her life in order to humanize this issue for you. Real individuals are affected by changes to this policy and we hope you listen with an open heart.

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Expert Extra #11: Dr. Stephanie Andrea Allen on the difference between Black and POC, black lesbian writers, and why we need to work harder at finding these voices

September 8, 2017

This week's Expert Extra features Dr. Stephanie Andrea Allen, a native Southerner and out Black lesbian writer, scholar, editor of Lez Talk: A Collection of Black Lesbian Short Fiction and Solace: Writing Refuge, and LGBTQ Women of Color, and the founder of BLF Press, an independent Black feminist press dedicated to amplifying the work of women of color. She helps us understand the difference between "Black" and "Person of Color" and how being Black in America is different from being any other POC, the importance of Black lesbian voices, and why we all need to work harder to locate and listen to these voices, along with some reading recommendations.

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Expert Extra #10: Chuck Wendig on resistance and writing

August 11, 2017

This week's Expert Extra features New York Times best-selling author Chuck Wendig, who is also known for his blog terribleminds.com. We discuss how writing is an act of resistance, the problem with silencing writers' voices, the value of community for writers, and "ways to stay motivated in this shit-shellacked era of epic stupid."

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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 #8: Melissa Reed, CEO of Planned Parenthood Keystone

July 14, 2017

This week's Expert Extra features Melissa Reed, the CEO of Planned Parenthood Keystone. We discuss the challenges to women if the GOP repeals the #ACA, what Planned Parenthood does and what defunding actually means, plus how Planned Parenthood Keystone is fighting back on a regional level and what you can do to help.

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Expert Extra #7: Dr. Jenni Levy, MD, on current health insurance, the GOP’s plans, and how things might change for you

June 30, 2017

This week's Expert Extra features Dr. Jenni Levy, a board-certified physician with specialties in internal medicine, hospice, and palliative medicine, who provides a medical doctor's perspective on how health insurance works now and how it might change if the GOP gets its way. We talk about caps and pre-existing conditions, what it means that the American Medical Association has come out against the Republican healthcare plan, and who should be worried.

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Expert Extra #6: Heather Lopes discusses the therapist on Big Little Lies

June 14, 2017

This week's Expert Extra features Heather Lopes, a licensed professional counselor and psychotherapist in New Jersey with 15 years of experience, especially with women's trauma. Our discussion focuses on some of the problems and potential misinformation related to the therapist character in HBO's Limited Series, Big Little Lies.

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Expert Extra #5: Christopher Ayala and Organizing 101

June 2, 2017

This week's Expert Extra features Christopher Ayala, state organizer for our faculty union, the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF). Our discussion focuses on how you can take some easy, practical, and methodical steps to change something in your neighborhood - Chris makes organizing principles accessible to everyone! Listen and learn how you can begin.

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