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Not only is no one is coming to save us, but we’re now in the fight of our lives. America has become an even more inhospitable place to conceive, have, and raise a child. Access to health care and related rights are shrinking, while efforts to advance gender equity, including infrastructure for child care, stall out. Every Thursday, veteran reporter Gloria Riviera talks to people on the front lines who are pushing society forward — from reproductive justice to child care — and shows you how to be a part of the movement to make change happen. No one is coming to save us, so let’s save ourselves. Presented by Neighborhood Villages.

Not only is no one is coming to save us, but we’re now in the fight of our lives. America has become an even more inhospitable place to conceive, have, and raise a child. Access to health care and related rights are shrinking, while efforts to advance gender equity, including infrastructure for child care, stall out. Every Thursday, veteran reporter Gloria Riviera talks to people on the front lines who are pushing society forward — from reproductive justice to child care — and shows you how to be a part of the movement to make change happen. No one is coming to save us, so let’s save ourselves. Presented by Neighborhood Villages.

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United States

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Not only is no one is coming to save us, but we’re now in the fight of our lives. America has become an even more inhospitable place to conceive, have, and raise a child. Access to health care and related rights are shrinking, while efforts to advance gender equity, including infrastructure for child care, stall out. Every Thursday, veteran reporter Gloria Riviera talks to people on the front lines who are pushing society forward — from reproductive justice to child care — and shows you how to be a part of the movement to make change happen. No one is coming to save us, so let’s save ourselves. Presented by Neighborhood Villages.

Language:

English


Episodes

How to Help in States Where Abortion Is Illegal (with Camille Bennett)

8/11/2022
Gloria takes a look at what it’s like on the ground in a state with some of the country’s most restrictive anti-abortion laws alongside Project Say Something founder Camille Bennett, whose organization confronts anti-Black racism in Alabama. They discuss how Camille is still able to help women in her state, what else conservative politicians want to enact to make life difficult for women in Alabama, and what made her hire security to accompany her at all Project Say Something events. Plus,...

Duration:00:48:08

Mothers Are Essential Workers Too (with Angela Garbes)

8/4/2022
We rightly celebrated people like health care workers, teachers, and grocery store employees during the heart of the pandemic as the essential workers who kept our country going. But Angela Garbes, author of “Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change,” tells Gloria that we need to think of parents, and especially mothers, as essential workers, too. They get into why we devalue the labor of mothers and caregivers, how we are in a pivotal moment right now with regards to care in America, and...

Overturning Roe Didn’t Happen Overnight (with Jessica Arons)

7/28/2022
Gloria is joined by Jessica Arons, senior policy counsel at the ACLU, to talk about the decades-long legal battle by abortion rights opponents to overturn Roe. They discuss how we got here, what’s being done to get our rights back, and what the Dobbs decision will mean for our already inadequate child care system. Plus, Jessica tells the personal story of what made her devote her life’s work to fighting for reproductive rights. Check out these resources that Jessica mentioned on today’s...

Duration:00:50:56

The Fight for Reproductive Justice (with Marcela Howell)

7/21/2022
Gloria unpacks the decades-long struggle for reproductive justice in America with Marcela Howell, president and CEO of In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda. They discuss the barriers to reproductive freedom for Black people, how the Hyde Amendment makes abortion access even harder for low-income individuals, and why we need to focus on state legislative elections to ensure that even more reproductive rights aren’t taken away. Plus, Gloria talks with Daisy Han,...

Duration:00:57:50

Inside an Abortion Clinic the Day Roe Was Overturned

7/14/2022
As we continue to investigate what life looks like for pregnant people and parents in a post-Roe America, Gloria sits down with an abortion clinic nurse who was in the middle of a procedure when the news broke about the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. They talk about what it was like in the clinic that day, what this decision will mean for the country’s remaining abortion providers, and how it will impact those who already have difficulty accessing reproductive care. Plus,...

Duration:00:49:08

Revisiting How We Save Ourselves

7/7/2022
Listen back as Gloria chats with Elizabeth Warren about how we transform our country’s broken childcare system into one that’s accessible for all. “This is the moment to raise your voice. We have this opportunity to do it, but it's going to take all of us to push until it gets done.” Then, we meet a ragtag group of activists in Portland, Oregon fighting for a free, high-quality, universal preschool program in their community. And “Call It Like It Is” correspondent Kristen Bell joins once...

Duration:01:02:33

What to Do Now That Roe Is Gone (with Lauren Rankin)

6/30/2022
Gloria is joined by author and activist Lauren Rankin to outline everything you need to know in the wake of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Gloria and Lauren talk about what’s happening right now as a result of this ruling, how and why this decision will disproportionately hurt Black and brown people, and what you can do to support those who need help accessing abortion care. Come for the rage, stay for the actionable steps, and leave with some hope. Follow Lauren on...

Duration:00:54:00

Special Episode: The Impact of the End of Roe v. Wade

6/25/2022
The producers of this series wanted to share another Lemonada Media series with you as a resource in the wake of the recent Supreme Court verdict. In this special breaking-news edition of In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt, Andy helps you understand the impact of yesterday's Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade. As health clinics in several states halt abortion procedures due to the decision, Andy gets reaction and action items from Caitlin Cruz, a reporter from Jezebel who covers reproductive...

Duration:00:44:29

Even Superstar Athletes Need Child Care (with Allyson Felix and Olga Harvey)

6/23/2022
It’s not easy for anyone to return to work after becoming a mother, and child care is often the hardest aspect for families to figure out. Track and field star Allyson Felix experienced that firsthand and is determined to make things easier for her fellow athlete moms. And when Allyson sets a goal for herself — whether it’s becoming the most decorated U.S. track and field athlete in history or changing the child care landscape for athlete moms — she accomplishes it. Allyson and Olga Harvey...

Duration:00:55:32

Women Are Barely Holding On (with Fatima Goss Graves)

6/16/2022
Gloria digs into a devastating report on how the pandemic has affected women and their families with Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center. The numbers in this NWLC report, “Resilient But Not Recovered,” are sobering. There are 1.1 million fewer women in the labor force today than there were in February 2020. More than 2/3 of the net jobs lost since the pandemic began were women’s jobs. Only 41% of mothers who left the workforce during the pandemic have...

Duration:00:55:07

Introducing V Interesting

6/10/2022
The producers of this series wanted to share with you another Lemonada Media series that they know you’ll love. V Interesting is hosted by V Spehar - who is out from under the desk and into your ears! They're starting off by sharing some of the headlines you may have missed this week, including exactly who’s rewriting the national reading curriculum, how Biden may have actually started the U.S. student debt crisis, and how people feel about returning to the office after working remotely...

Duration:00:46:32

Reframing and Alleviating Your “Mom Guilt” (with Dr. Becky)

6/9/2022
Mom guilt is no joke. You feel it when you drop your kids off at child care, when you check your email during their softball game, when you ask your partner to wake up early with the little ones so you can get a little more sleep on Saturday. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Gloria digs deep into mom guilt, timeouts, separation anxiety, and so much more with Dr. Becky, clinical psychologist and host of the Good Inside podcast. Pop in your earbuds and relax on the couch because this...

Duration:01:01:03

The Hidden Life Skills in Simon Says

6/2/2022
There are so many skills young kids need to learn, but what can parents and caregivers do to teach them? First, Gloria learns about the seven essential life skills every child needs with the researcher who developed them: Ellen Galinsky, Chief Science Officer at the Bezos Family Foundation. Ellen tells Gloria that even though games like Simon Says may not have been conceived as a way to teach young kids executive functioning skills, they're actually an incredible way to do just that. Then,...

Duration:01:00:35

No Parent Should Have to Worry About Their Kid Going Hungry (with Caron Gremont)

5/26/2022
Gloria begins the show with her reaction to the unimaginable tragedy in Uvalde, Texas. Then, as America’s infant formula crisis continues, Gloria is joined by Caron Gremont, Director of Early Childhood at the No Kid Hungry Campaign. They discuss the toll that hunger takes on kids, how many childcare workers also face food insecurity, and what you can do to make “no kid hungry” a reality. Follow Caron Gremont on Twitter @carongremont. Keep up with the work of No Kid Hungry at @nokidhungry...

Duration:01:00:12

Listen To This: Burnout

5/21/2022
The producers of this show wanted to share another Lemonada series with you, called Burnout. Burnout. It’s all over the news, it’s all over your social feeds. You’re probably living some version of it, but aren’t sure what it is and how to change it. Let’s take a closer look at the culture of burnout together. We’ll look at the history of how we talk about burnout, and learn about how it can show up differently in different people. Subscribe to Burnout so that you never miss an episode...

Duration:01:09:01

What’s Next for Child Care After Build Back Better? (with Julie Kashen)

5/19/2022
Gloria breaks down everything you need to know about the future of child care policy alongside Julie Kashen, senior fellow and director for women’s economic justice at The Century Foundation. They get into the who/what/when/how/and why of child care reform: who is going to pay for it, what will this package include, when can we expect action, how do we get legislators across the aisle on board, why is it taking so long?!? And Julie tells the heart-wrenching story of a father who had to turn...

Duration:00:50:12

How to Acknowledge You Need Help (with Liz Tenety)

5/12/2022
Gloria calls up Liz Tenety, co-founder of Motherly and host of the Motherly podcast, to compare notes on balancing work and child care with a COVID outbreak in the home. The two of them talk about prioritizing self-care, acknowledging when you need help, and giving yourself permission to not do all the things. Plus, Liz tells a rage-inducing story about how her husband had to battle his own HR department over who, exactly, was the “primary parent” in their household. Keep up with Motherly...

Duration:00:51:10

BEING Trans: Introducing Audio Reality

5/7/2022
The producers of this series would like to share with you another show they know you’ll love. BEING is reality TV for your ears, an innovative new audio format like no other podcast you've ever heard. This season, it’s BEING Trans. This week, we meet Sy, a nonbinary transgender legal assistant in Los Angeles. They transitioned after marrying their husband, Robert, and having a baby. While things seem great on the surface, Sy confesses they've been putting off having a tough conversation with...

Duration:01:00:16

A Day Without Child Care (with Wendoly Marte)

5/5/2022
Gloria starts with an emotional reaction to the leaked Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Then, she calls up Wendoly Marte, the economic justice director at Community Change, to talk about the organization’s upcoming event, A Day Without Child Care. Wendoly tells us what they’re fighting for, what will be going down on May 9th, and how you can get involved in this national day of action. Plus, Gloria gives us an exciting update on the fight for child care reform in...

Duration:00:57:36

Fighting for Change in a Child Care Desert (with Camille Bennett)

4/28/2022
Gloria calls up Camille Bennett, an activist, child care center owner, minister, and the founder of Project Say Something, an organization confronting anti-Black racism in her home state of Alabama. Camille paints a picture of child care in the Deep South – one that includes staffing shortages, a broken subsidy system, structural racism, child care deserts, tears, stress, and teachers and parents at their wits’ end. But Camille tells Gloria what’s giving her hope in spite of these...

Duration:00:56:07