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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Ep 17 Outtake “Strump”

August 8, 2017

Enjoy this outtake from our recording of Episode 17 as we inadvertently have fun with Trump's name.

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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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Ep 16 Native American tribal sovereignty and Bureau of Indian Affairs in the era of Trump

July 21, 2017

Episode 16 focus on Native American tribal sovereignty (what it is, why it matters, how it is now in danger) and changes to the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the era of Trump. The Trumpster fire asks whether Trump's promise to bring coal jobs back to America includes indigenous nations, our Media Minute reviews the film The Cherokee Word for Water, and the Activist Action provides information and what you can do to help with the ongoing Bears Ears' Monument battle.

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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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Ep 15 Sexual harassment at work

July 7, 2017

Episode 15 tackles sexual harassment in the workplace and our own personal stories of experience. The Trumpster fire asks whether Trump's defense of Bill O'Reilly and Roger Ailes is moral, ethical, and defensible, our Media Minute reviews Susan Bordo's book, The Destruction of Hillary Clinton, and the Activist Actions provide three specific things you can do right now to recognize sexual harassment.

(Note: This episode was recorded prior to Roger Ailes's death on May 18, 2017.)

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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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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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