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Neighborhood Villages and Lemonada Media are taking their drive for access to quality, affordable early childcare on the road for Season 3 of the hit podcast, No One is Coming to Save Us! Join host and veteran reporter Gloria Riviera as she sets out across America to find out who is working on fixing the country’s broken childcare system. Gloria hears from local leaders, policy makers, parents, providers, and more about the childcare crisis in their communities. Whether in front of a live crowd or a virtual audience, these episodes provide vital perspectives, solutions, and insights about how different communities are role models for nationwide change. Sales and Distribution by Lemonada Media https://lemonadamedia.com/

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Neighborhood Villages and Lemonada Media are taking their drive for access to quality, affordable early childcare on the road for Season 3 of the hit podcast, No One is Coming to Save Us! Join host and veteran reporter Gloria Riviera as she sets out across America to find out who is working on fixing the country’s broken childcare system. Gloria hears from local leaders, policy makers, parents, providers, and more about the childcare crisis in their communities. Whether in front of a live crowd or a virtual audience, these episodes provide vital perspectives, solutions, and insights about how different communities are role models for nationwide change. Sales and Distribution by Lemonada Media https://lemonadamedia.com/

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English


Episodes

How We Close the Nation’s Literacy Gap

9/7/2023
Literacy advocates are asking us all to face an uncomfortable reality: For decades, we’ve done a poor job of teaching children how to read in this country, and the widening gap in literacy is most apparent among our Black, Latino and Native American young people. The good news is that we now know many the sources of our problems with literacy instruction, and advocates have both the policy solutions and new curricula to tackle the issue head on. Gloria speaks with panelists Jamila Newman of TNTP (formery The New Teacher Project, and Rebecca Kockler, Executive Director of Reading Reimagined, about the pitfalls associated with the widely utilized “whole language” model and how we can boost reading skills by teaching things like systematic phonics and deep vocabulary. Thank you to Reading Reimagined and TNTP for making today’s conversation possible. Presented by Neighborhood Villages. Neighborhood Villages is a Massachusetts-based systems change non-profit. It envisions a transformed, equitable early childhood education system that lifts up educators and sets every child and family up to thrive. In pursuit of this vision, Neighborhood Villages designs, evaluates, and scales innovative solutions to the biggest challenges faced by early childhood education providers and the children and families who rely on them, and drives policy reform through advocacy, education, and research. This season was made possible with generous support from Imaginable Futures, a global philanthropic investment firm working with partners to build more healthy and equitable systems, so that everyone has the opportunity to learn and realize the future they imagine. Learn more at www.imaginablefutures.com Check out these resources from today’s episode: Visit EdReports to read free, independent analysis of the instructional materials being used at your child’s school. Visit TNTP to learn how education advocates are working to ensure that all students get equal access to effective teachers. Laugh, cry, be outraged, and hear solutions! Join our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nooneiscomingtosaveus. Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium. Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://lemonadamedia.com/sponsors/. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:54:19

Listen Now: I Need To Ask You Something

9/6/2023
We are dropping in your feed to share Lemonada Media's newest series, “I Need To Ask You Something." This unique 10-part series bridges the gap between the things we need to say and the words we’re afraid to hear. Each week, trauma therapist Dr. Monica Band sits down with a young person and their parent, friend or partner to help them create a blueprint for building stronger relationships while healing out loud. Created in partnership with The Jed Foundation. In the series premiere, you'll hear from Jessica. Her parents divorced when she was 18, but the years leading up to it were filled with “contagious unhappiness”. Now she sits down with her father to ask: why did you wait so long, and how do we heal from here? To hear more episodes of I Need To Ask You Something, head to https://link.chtbl.com/INTAYS See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:46:08

Lessons Learned From Our National Tour (With Latoya Gayle)

8/24/2023
As we conclude our national tour, host Gloria Riviera and our partner Latoya Gayle reflect on the lessons learned from advocates and caretakers we met across the U.S. They chat about the inspiration they are taking away from this journey after meeting so many people working to make a difference in the lives of families everywhere. Later in the episode, Gloria and Latoya discuss how you take the lessons learned and get involved in your community, and walk through exactly what to say when you call your legislator to advocate for more childcare. If you’ve ever wondered how to become an advocate but aren't sure where to start, this is the episode for you. Show Notes Presented by Neighborhood Villages. Neighborhood Villages is a Massachusetts-based systems change non-profit. It envisions a transformed, equitable early childhood education system that lifts up educators and sets every child and family up to thrive. In pursuit of this vision, Neighborhood Villages designs, evaluates, and scales innovative solutions to the biggest challenges faced by early childhood education providers and the children and families who rely on them, and drives policy reform through advocacy, education, and research. This season was made possible with generous support from Imaginable Futures, a global philanthropic investment firm working with partners to build more healthy and equitable systems, so that everyone has the opportunity to learn and realize the future they imagine. Learn more at www.imaginablefutures.com Check out these resources from today’s episode: Laugh, cry, be outraged, and hear solutions! Join our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nooneiscomingtosaveus. Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium. Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://lemonadamedia.com/sponsors/. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:50:37

How Colorado Comes Together To Care for Kids

8/17/2023
The tour stops in Denver to learn how advocates are advancing universal pre-k and how they’re working to fill the rest of the child care and early childhood education puzzle so children have robust support from ages birth to five. We meet panelists Natriece Bryant, public private partnership director for the Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration; Lorena Garcia, representative for the 35th District in the Colorado House of Representatives and the executive director for Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition; and Loryn Duke, communications director for Steamboat Ski & Resort. The three panelists speak with host Gloria Riviera about collaborating with lawmakers and the private sector to expand child care options and what creating a child care center at a ski resort, of all places, can teach us about the role employers play in meeting needs of their communities. They also tackle the important role that friend and family care plays in filling in the spaces where there are no licensed child care facilities. Show Notes Presented by Neighborhood Villages. Neighborhood Villages is a Massachusetts-based systems change non-profit. It envisions a transformed, equitable early childhood education system that lifts up educators and sets every child and family up to thrive. In pursuit of this vision, Neighborhood Villages designs, evaluates, and scales innovative solutions to the biggest challenges faced by early childhood education providers and the children and families who rely on them, and drives policy reform through advocacy, education, and research. This season was made possible with generous support from Imaginable Futures, a global philanthropic investment firm working with partners to build more healthy and equitable systems, so that everyone has the opportunity to learn and realize the future they imagine. Learn more at www.imaginablefutures.com This episode is made possible through the sponsorship and support of Gary Community Ventures. Gary Community Ventures combines the power of impact investments, policy and advocacy, philanthropic grants and new solutions to increase opportunities for Colorado kids and families. We’d also like to thank our host, Rocky Mountain PBS, as well as the Colorado Children’s Campaign and EPIC for their collaboration in making this event possible. Check out these resources from today’s episode: Visit Gary Community Ventures to learn about the work of improving access to child care and preschool efforts in Colorado. Laugh, cry, be outraged, and hear solutions! Join our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nooneiscomingtosaveus. Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium. Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://lemonadamedia.com/sponsors/. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:57:58

How New Mexico Negotiated Big Childcare Wins

8/10/2023
Throughout the tour, New Mexico has been held up as the shining example of communities coming together to energize voters and pass funding for early child care. For over a decade, organizers worked tirelessly to pass a constitutional amendment which increased funding for early childhood education. This week, we meet panelists Trisha Moquino, founder of Keres Children’s Learning Center, a not-for-profit educational organization that supports Cochiti Pueblo families; Elizabeth Groginsky, cabinet secretary for early childhood education for New Mexico; and Javier Martinez, an attorney and Speaker of the House in the New Mexico Legislature. The three panelists speak with host Gloria Riviera about how advocates built a grassroots movement for 12 years, making the state a national leader in child care and early education. They also discussed the importance of creating a culturally aware curriculum and having educators who are well trained in diverse experiences. Show Notes Presented by Neighborhood Villages. Neighborhood Villages is a Massachusetts-based systems change non-profit. It envisions a transformed, equitable early childhood education system that lifts up educators and sets every child and family up to thrive. In pursuit of this vision, Neighborhood Villages designs, evaluates, and scales innovative solutions to the biggest challenges faced by early childhood education providers and the children and families who rely on them, and drives policy reform through advocacy, education, and research. This season was made possible with generous support from Imaginable Futures, a global philanthropic investment firm working with partners to build more healthy and equitable systems, so that everyone has the opportunity to learn and realize the future they imagine. Learn more at www.imaginablefutures.com This episode is made possible through the sponsorship and support of the Hilton Foundation and the Kellogg Foundation. Check out these resources from today’s episode: Learn more about the Keres Children’s Learning Center’s educational work with Cochiti Pueblo families. Laugh, cry, be outraged, and hear solutions! Join our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nooneiscomingtosaveus. Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium. Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://lemonadamedia.com/sponsors/. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:44:24

How Texas Tackled A Child Care Shortage

8/2/2023
The tour makes a virtual stop in Texas to learn how child care and early childhood education advocates are working with business leaders and elected officials across the political spectrum to expand care options for families. We meet panelists Councilmember Vanessa Fuentes, the representative for District 2 on the Austin City Council; Natalie Boyle, founder and CEO of Mommies in Need; and Sarah Baray, chief executive officer of Pre-K 4 SA, San Antonio’s award-winning early learning program. The three panelists speak with host Gloria Riviera about tailoring solutions to fill the needs of communities across such a vast and diverse state and about how creating a child care center in a hospital not only addressed a critical shortage but also facilitated access to health care. Show Notes Presented by Neighborhood Villages. Neighborhood Villages is a Massachusetts-based systems change non-profit. It envisions a transformed, equitable early childhood education system that lifts up educators and sets every child and family up to thrive. In pursuit of this vision, Neighborhood Villages designs, evaluates, and scales innovative solutions to the biggest challenges faced by early childhood education providers and the children and families who rely on them, and drives policy reform through advocacy, education, and research. This season was made possible with generous support from Imaginable Futures, a global philanthropic investment firm working with partners to build more healthy and equitable systems, so that everyone has the opportunity to learn and realize the future they imagine. Learn more at www.imaginablefutures.com This episode is made possible through the sponsorship and support of Early Matters. Learn more about the Early Matters coalition of business, civic, education, nonprofit, and philanthropic leaders who work together in their regions to solve challenges in early education and child care. Check out these resources from today’s episode: Visit Pre-K For SA to learn about the work of improving the quality and quantity of pre-kindergarten education opportunities for families. Laugh, cry, be outraged, and hear solutions! Join our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nooneiscomingtosaveus. Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium. Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://lemonadamedia.com/sponsors/. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:50:09

How Detroit Delivered Investments in Child Care

7/27/2023
The tour stops in Detroit to highlight how advocates are expanding quality child care and education options for Michigan families; and how they’re advancing historic state investments in child care by promoting early childhood education as a public good, not a private benefit. We meet panelists Denise Smith, the implementation director for Hope Starts Here, a coalition and framework to transform early childhood education and services in Detroit; Danielle Atkinson, founder of Mothering Justice, a leadership development and advocacy organization; and State Senator Mallory McMorrow, the Senate Majority Whip who is serving her second term in the Michigan Senate. The three panelists speak with host Gloria Riviera about centering the experiences of mothers of color in the work of improving early childhood education and about the importance of seeing state funding for child care expansion as an investment in Michigan’s future. Show Notes Presented by Neighborhood Villages. Neighborhood Villages is a Massachusetts-based systems change non-profit. It envisions a transformed, equitable early childhood education system that lifts up educators and sets every child and family up to thrive. In pursuit of this vision, Neighborhood Villages designs, evaluates, and scales innovative solutions to the biggest challenges faced by early childhood education providers and the children and families who rely on them, and drives policy reform through advocacy, education, and research. This season was made possible with generous support from Imaginable Futures, a global philanthropic investment firm working with partners to build more healthy and equitable systems, so that everyone has the opportunity to learn and realize the future they imagine. Learn more at www.imaginablefutures.com This episode is made possible through the sponsorship and support of the Kresge Foundation. We’d also like to thank the Marygrove Conservancy for hosting our live event in their beautiful space. Check out these resources from today’s episode: Visit Mothering Justice to learn about the work of centering the experiences of mothers of color in social change and policymaking. Learn more about Hope Starts Here's work with residents to identify priorities for the city’s early childhood development system. Laugh, cry, be outraged, and hear solutions! Join our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nooneiscomingtosaveus. Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium. Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://lemonadamedia.com/sponsors/. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:57:55

How Birmingham Built Bipartisan Support for Child Care

7/20/2023
The tour makes a virtual stop in Birmingham, where host Gloria Riviera learns how local advocates successfully lobbied lawmakers to make a historic investment in funding for both voluntary pre-k as well as initiatives that bolster the quality of early childhood education. This week we meet Catrice Pruitt, the director of programs at Childcare Resources, and Allison Muhlendorf, the executive director of the Alabama School Readiness Alliance, both of whom are leaders in movements to increase access to high-quality early childhood education in Alabama. Catrice and Allison speak with Gloria about the importance of working across the aisle to get buy-in from fiscally conservative governors and legislatures in order to improve childcare across the country. They also talk about how care is a multigenerational occupation, the importance of early brain development in children, and how advocates demonstrated that investing in child care would expand the state’s economy. Show Notes Presented by Neighborhood Villages. Neighborhood Villages is a Massachusetts-based systems change non-profit. It envisions a transformed, equitable early childhood education system that lifts up educators and sets every child and family up to thrive. In pursuit of this vision, Neighborhood Villages designs, evaluates, and scales innovative solutions to the biggest challenges faced by early childhood education providers and the children and families who rely on them, and drives policy reform through advocacy, education, and research. This season was made possible with generous support from Imaginable Futures, a global philanthropic investment firm working with partners to build more healthy and equitable systems, so that everyone has the opportunity to learn and realize the future they imagine. Learn more at www.imaginablefutures.com We also thank the Women’s Foundation of Alabama and the Prosper Foundation for their partnership and sponsorship of this event. Check out these resources from today’s episode: Visit Childcare Resources to find education resources for Alabama families and to learn about efforts to expand early childhood education. Learn about the Alabama School Readiness Alliance’s statewide work to expand access to high-quality pre-k education. Learn more about the Women’s Foundation of Alabama’s effort to support women and expand opportunities for their families. Visit the Prosper Foundation to learn more about their work in Alabama. Laugh, cry, be outraged, and hear solutions! Join our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nooneiscomingtosaveus. Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium. Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://lemonadamedia.com/sponsors/. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:48:14

How D.C. Drove Support For Universal Child Care (Live at DCTV)

7/12/2023
The tour stops in our nation's capital to speak with local advocates about lessons learned from their successful, years-long campaign to pass universal pre-k in D.C.; how cities can better retain early childhood educators; and how to garner lawmaker support for improving child care. We meet panelists Marica Cox Mitchell, vice president of early childhood at the Bainum Family Foundation; Beatriz “BB” Otero, senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy; and LaShada Ham-Campbell, founder and director of Petit Schools, a network of child care centers in D.C. The three panelists speak with Gloria about the tough work of implementing solutions and about framing our understanding of current challenges in child care in the context of how society has historically devalued caregivers, and how they are working to change that. Show Notes: Presented by Neighborhood Villages. Neighborhood Villages is a Massachusetts-based systems change non-profit. It envisions a transformed, equitable early childhood education system that lifts up educators and sets every child and family up to thrive. In pursuit of this vision, Neighborhood Villages designs, evaluates, and scales innovative solutions to the biggest challenges faced by early childhood education providers and the children and families who rely on them, and drives policy reform through advocacy, education, and research. This season was made possible with generous support from Imaginable Futures, a global philanthropic investment firm working with partners to build more healthy and equitable systems, so that everyone has the opportunity to learn and realize the future they imagine. Learn more at www.imaginablefutures.com This episode is made possible through the sponsorship and support of DCTV, the Bainum Family Foundation, and The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation. Visit dctv.org/strongerstart to learn about an in-depth community conversation on child care quality, accessibility and affordability taking place in Washington, DC. Check out these resources from today’s episode: Visit the Center for the Study of Social Policy to learn about the work of changing public policy to better serve young people in ways that allow them to thrive. Learn about the work of the Bainum Family Foundation. Laugh, cry, be outraged, and hear solutions! Join our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nooneiscomingtosaveus. Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium. Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://lemonadamedia.com/sponsors/. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:53:06

How Oakland Overcomes Racial Disparities in Child Care (Live at KDOL-TV)

7/6/2023
This week Gloria Riviera is live at KDOL-TV with a trio of women who are fighting against racial inequities facing families in Oakland. They shine a light on how the struggle for racial justice and access to early childhood development go hand-in-hand. We meet panelists Clarissa Doutherd, executive director of Parent Voices Oakland; LaWanda Wesley, director of government relations of early learning at the Child Care Resource Center; and Myeisha Jones, a parent of two beautiful children and a pre-school educator. Myeisha is also a parent leader with Parent Voices Oakland. All three speak about the multiple crises families face when obtaining child care and the work of making care more affordable while also making educator wages more equitable across the Golden State. Show Notes Presented by Neighborhood Villages. Neighborhood Villages is a Massachusetts-based systems change non-profit. It envisions a transformed, equitable early childhood education system that lifts up educators and sets every child and family up to thrive. In pursuit of this vision, Neighborhood Villages designs, evaluates, and scales innovative solutions to the biggest challenges faced by early childhood education providers and the children and families who rely on them, and drives policy reform through advocacy, education, and research. This season was made possible with generous support from Imaginable Futures, a global philanthropic investment firm working with partners to build more healthy and equitable systems, so that everyone has the opportunity to learn and realize the future they imagine. Learn more at www.imaginablefutures.com Thanks to Oakland Starting Smart and Strong for making this show possible. Oakland Starting Smart and Strong is a citywide early childhood collaborative that advances racial justice, develops and amplifies community-driven solutions, and advocates for changes in policy and resources. Our work proves that restorative, healing, and racially just work can take place when systems center the priorities of the most impacted early educators and families. Visit oaklandsmartandstrong.org to learn more. We also ant to thank the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and KDOL-TV for their partnership and sponsorship of this event. Check out these resources from today’s episode: Visit Parent Voices Oakland to learn how families are advocating for themselves in the struggle for high quality, affordable early childhood education. Learn about the Child Care Resource Center’s work to support families and early childhood educators in Southern California and beyond. Laugh, cry, be outraged, and hear solutions! Join our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nooneiscomingtosaveus. Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium. Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://lemonadamedia.com/sponsors/. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:58:35

How Tulsa’s Tackling Child Care Deserts (Live From the Woody Guthrie Center)

6/29/2023
On the first stop of the national tour, host Gloria Riviera is live in Tulsa to speak with members of a coalition that is supporting both families and childhood educators while working to stamp out Oklahoma’s expansive child care desert. We meet panelists Cindy Decker, executive director of Tulsa Educare, an early childcare provider in Tulsa; Jackie Evans, owner of Aunt Jackie’s Family Childcare Home, one of six family child care programs in Tulsa Educare’s Partnerships program; and Jennifer Kirby who is the Cherokee Nation Human Services executive director. All three speak with Gloria about their experience in what it takes to train and retain educators and make child care accessible for families across Oklahoma, including within the Cherokee Nation. Show Notes Presented by Neighborhood Villages. Neighborhood Villages is a Massachusetts-based systems change non-profit. It envisions a transformed, equitable early childhood education system that lifts up educators and sets every child and family up to thrive. In pursuit of this vision, Neighborhood Villages designs, evaluates, and scales innovative solutions to the biggest challenges faced by early childhood education providers and the children and families who rely on them, and drives policy reform through advocacy, education, and research. This season was made possible with generous support from Imaginable Futures, a global philanthropic investment firm working with partners to build more healthy and equitable systems, so that everyone has the opportunity to learn and realize the future they imagine. Learn more at www.imaginablefutures.com We also thank the George Kaiser Family Foundation for their partnership and sponsorship of this live event. To learn more about GKFF and its work in Tulsa, visit gkff.org. We also thank our hosts the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa. Check out these resources from today’s episode: Visit Tulsa Educare’s website to learn about efforts to expand families' access to high quality early childhood education. Laugh, cry, be outraged, and hear solutions! Join our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nooneiscomingtosaveus. Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium. Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://lemonadamedia.com/sponsors/. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:52:29

Setting Out To Meet the People Coming to Save Us (With Latoya Gayle)

6/22/2023
We’re back for Season 3, and this year, host Gloria Riviera is setting out across the U.S. to meet the people who are fixing the child care crisis. A lot has happened since Season 2, and in this episode, Latoya Gayle from Neighborhood Villages updates us about what we’ve been missing, including President Biden’s recent executive order on child care and what it means for you. Plus, Gloria and Latoya preview some state-level legislative reforms on child care we’ll learn more about throughout the season. Show Notes Presented by Neighborhood Villages. Neighborhood Villages is a Massachusetts-based systems change non-profit. It envisions a transformed, equitable early childhood education system that lifts up educators and sets every child and family up to thrive. In pursuit of this vision, Neighborhood Villages designs, evaluates, and scales innovative solutions to the biggest challenges faced by early childhood education providers and the children and families who rely on them, and drives policy reform through advocacy, education, and research. This season was made possible with generous support from Imaginable Futures, a global philanthropic investment firm working with partners to build more healthy and equitable systems, so that everyone has the opportunity to learn and realize the future they imagine. Learn more at www.imaginablefutures.com Check out these resources from today’s episode: President Biden’s April 2023 executive orderThe 19th’s analysis on how Biden’s orderChild Care VoterNew Mexico became the first state to make child care freenew Oklahoma law expanding access Laugh, cry, be outraged, and hear solutions! Join our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nooneiscomingtosaveus. Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium. Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://lemonadamedia.com/sponsors/. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:27

No One Is Coming To Save Us Season 3 (Official Trailer)

6/8/2023
America’s child care system is broken and still, more than three years after the pandemic began, No One Is Coming To Save Us. That’s why Gloria Riviera is setting out this season to tour the country and meet the people who are doing the work to fix things themselves. With live and virtual events recorded in cities across America, find out how we’re going to come together and make things better. Season 3 of No One Is Coming To Save Us: coming June 22 wherever you get your podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:01:15

Listen Now: Choice Words with Samantha Bee

6/1/2023
The producers of this series are excited to let you know about another Lemonada Media podcast, Choice Words with Samantha Bee. Each week on Choice Words, Samantha Bee sits down with people she admires to examine the biggest choices they’ve made in their lives and the ripple effects those decisions have had. When Rosie O’Donnell chose to step away from her talk show after six successful seasons, her actor friends thought she was out of her mind. Sam asks Rosie what went into that professional choice as well as a personal one: celebrating her 50th by adopting a baby. Rosie relives moments like drunk-dialing Oprah, fighting with Eileen Fisher, and uttering a sentence that’s never been said in Hollywood. To hear more of Choice Words with Samantha Bee, head to https://link.chtbl.com/ChoiceWordswithSamanthaBee See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:38

Listen Now: Blind Plea

5/17/2023
We’re dropping in your feed today to let you know about a gripping new series from Lemonada Media, BLIND PLEA. In 2017, Deven Grey, a young mother, shot and killed her abusive partner in a remote trailer in rural Shelby County, Alabama. She claimed self-defense and filed a Stand Your Ground claim. Instead of freedom, she was handed a “blind plea” – an option to take an unknown sentence in exchange for pleading guilty. As a Black woman who shot and killed a white man in Alabama, she did the only thing she could: She took the plea. Hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist Liz Flock, BLIND PLEA asks: Who do we believe, and why? And in America, who has the right to self defense and a fair trial? In this episode, you’ll be introduced to Deven’s story. When John Henry Vance brought his girlfriend, Deven Grey, to his family property in Calera, Alabama, Deven became the latest in a decades-long line of women to be beaten and broken down on that same land. In December 2017, after a violent evening and years of abuse, Deven shot and killed John. Then, she called 911 to turn herself in. The second episode of BLIND PLEA is available right now. To listen, head to https://link.chtbl.com/BlindPleaPodcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:41:04

No One is Coming To... A City Near You

4/24/2023
Join veteran reporter Gloria Riviera as she sets out across America to find out who’s working on fixing the country’s broken child care system. See the show live in Detroit, Washington, D.C., Tulsa, and more. Find all the details and learn how to get free tickets HERE. And if you can’t make it, No One Is Coming to Save Us returns with new episodes in June. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:01:15

Listen Now: Wiser Than Me with Julia Louis-Dreyfus!

4/11/2023
Hey listeners! We’re dropping in your feed today to give you the first full episode of Lemonada Media’s brand-new show, Wiser Than Me with Julia Louis-Dreyfus. On the premiere episode of Wiser Than Me, Julia sits down with the one and only Jane Fonda. With a career spanning over six decades, Jane – now 85 years old – hits all the highlights: staying fit at any age, fantasizing about funerals, getting heckled on set by Katharine Hepburn…and something about a fake thumb. The first two episodes of Wiser Than Me are out now, with new episodes each week. To hear more, head to https://lemonadamedia.com/show/wiser-than-me-with-julia-louis-dreyfus/. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:48:00

Listen Now: Last Day is back!

3/29/2023
We’re dropping in your feed today to let you know that Last Day is back! But we’re doing things a little differently this time around, and we want to give you a sneak peek of what’s to come. Last Day is and has always been a show about the moments that change us, fundamentally and forever. So, each week, we’ll be bringing you a new story about someone’s “last day” — who they were before, and how they’ve found a way to exist in the after. We’ll laugh. We’ll cry. We’ll share real conversations...

Duration:00:06:02

What Will the Fight for Child Care Look Like in 2023? (with Lauren Kennedy & Sarah Muncey)

12/29/2022
“The state of child care in America right now is hopeful.” While affordable, accessible, high-quality child care remains out of reach for millions of families across the country, Lauren Kennedy and Sarah Muncey, founders and co-presidents of Neighborhood Villages, see sparks of positive change in the year ahead. They talk Gloria through some of the big child care wins from the past year, explain why the Child Tax Credit was a total game-changer, and lay out why the next phase of this movement will focus on local action. Plus, Gloria shares some exciting news about No One Is Coming to Save Us Season 3! This podcast is presented by Neighborhood Villages, and is brought to you with generous support from Imaginable Futures, Care For All Children by the David and Laura Merage Foundation, and Spring Point Partners. Follow Neighborhood Villages on Twitter @nvsboston and on Instagram @neighborhoodvillages. Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium. Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://lemonadamedia.com/sponsors/. Laugh, cry, be outraged, and hear solutions! Join our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nooneiscomingtosaveus. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:48:59

Creating Community Through Child Care (with Jamal Berry)

12/22/2022
What happens when a child care center supports not only its children, but its staff, its families, and its community, too? Gloria finds out from Jamal Berry, the newly-appointed President and CEO of Educare DC, an early learning program that provides free, high-quality child care to low-income families. Jamal tells Gloria how they’re closing the achievement gap using a holistic, two-generation approach, and what is possible with good funding, passionate people at the helm, and devoted folks at all levels. Plus, Jamal gets emotional talking about the person who inspired him to pursue a career in education. No One Is Coming to Save Us has been nominated for a Signal Award, which recognizes the work of standout podcasts. But we need YOUR help to win! Cast your vote for No One Is Coming to Save Us here. This podcast is presented by Neighborhood Villages, and is brought to you with generous support from Imaginable Futures, Care For All Children by the David and Laura Merage Foundation, and Spring Point Partners. Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium. Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://lemonadamedia.com/sponsors/. Laugh, cry, be outraged, and hear solutions! Join our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nooneiscomingtosaveus. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:56:13