Ep 38 Handmaid’s Tale or America Game

June 22, 2018

New today! Play along with our tragic-comic #HandmaidsTale or #America Game, and be horrified with us. The Trumpster Fire addresses the #DomesticGagrule. Our Fierce Woman Warrior this episode is Senator Dianne Feinstein, the senior Senator from #California and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee who just this month (JUne 2018) introduced Senate Bill 3036: Keeping Families Together Act in response to the Trump administration's abominable treatment of illegal immigrants' children. Our Media Minute asks you to read The Power by Naomi Alderman. And finally, our Activist Action asks you to #decolonize your mind.

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Expert Extra #17: Suzanne Samples, On Having Brain Cancer, and Living while Dying

June 7, 2018

Suzanne Samples, Ph.D., is a writer and teacher of writing. She is 36 years old, vibrant, sassy, smart, fun-loving, and active. Suzanne also has #braincancer and this is her #story. Listen. Learn from her. Share with your social media networks. Grow your knowledge. Help us amplify Suzanne's voice and perspective because it is rare to hear directly from those with this particularly deadly and fast-acting form of cancer. And thank you for listening.

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Inside 254 Presents: Essential Activist Actions for 2018

December 18, 2017

Dearest listeners, if you are like us, you are pissed off. Almost every day now since last November. So instead of wallowing in our rage, reminisce with us about a few of our favorite Activist Actions that are essential for 2018. Please listen and share this episode with your equally pissed off friends. Every one of us can take small, manageable actions in order to change ourselves, our communities, and our nation into a better place for all. All it takes is one Activist Action. You can do this. Let this episode be a good reminder that you are not alone and you are not powerless in this infuriating daily reality that we find ourselves in. Thank you for listening and for taking action with us in 2018.

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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 #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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Ep 14 Trumpcare and women’s health

June 23, 2017

Episode 14 focuses on the American Health Care Act (Trumpcare) and its potential impact on women. The Trumpster fire examines the optics of mostly white, mostly male photos coming out of this administration and why these images matter, our Media Minute reviews Hulu's series The Handmaid's Tale, and the Activist Action gives you several things you can do to protect yourself today from the coming healthcare changes.

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Ep 8 Hillary’s First 72 Days as President of the United States

March 31, 2017

Episode Eight examines Hillary Clinton's first 72 days as the first woman president...and other surprises. Come along with us on an imaginative journey and some real talk about immigration, the repeal and replace of the ACA, and Supreme Court candidate Neil Gorsuch. This longer episode also features a Trumpster fire on Trump's first Congressional address, as well as our usual Media Minute and Activist Actions.

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