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Shannon Fisher explores personal, political, and societal perspectives of the human experience through in-depth interviews on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher and The Authentic Woman on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network. Her shows delve deeply into the worlds of writers, artists, celebrities, and community leaders. Shannon is also among a small team of hosts of the National Press Club’s Update-1 podcast, covering current events as they relate to the media. All of Shannon’s podcasts can be found on this channel. Twitter: twitter.com/MsShannonFisher Website: shannonfisher.com

Shannon Fisher explores personal, political, and societal perspectives of the human experience through in-depth interviews on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher and The Authentic Woman on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network. Her shows delve deeply into the worlds of writers, artists, celebrities, and community leaders. Shannon is also among a small team of hosts of the National Press Club’s Update-1 podcast, covering current events as they relate to the media. All of Shannon’s podcasts can be found on this channel. Twitter: twitter.com/MsShannonFisher Website: shannonfisher.com

Location:

United States

Description:

Shannon Fisher explores personal, political, and societal perspectives of the human experience through in-depth interviews on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher and The Authentic Woman on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network. Her shows delve deeply into the worlds of writers, artists, celebrities, and community leaders. Shannon is also among a small team of hosts of the National Press Club’s Update-1 podcast, covering current events as they relate to the media. All of Shannon’s podcasts can be found on this channel. Twitter: twitter.com/MsShannonFisher Website: shannonfisher.com

Language:

English

Contact:

804-314-3268


Episodes

Holiday Flower Power Daily: Jill Brooke on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

12/22/2020
Flower guru Jill Brooke joins Shannon to discuss the power of flowers and how incorporating flowers can add vibrancy to your holiday (or any) celebration. Brooke's site, Flower Power Daily, delivers a shot of beauty into the world with gorgeous bouquets, information about individual flowers and their significance, and tips for using flowers to beautify your home, change your mood, and stay grounded in an increasingly stressful world. Follow Flower Power Daily on Instagram;...

Duration:00:28:54

Superman's Not Coming: Erin Brockovich on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

11/19/2020
Today, Shannon spoke with revered environmental activist Erin Brockovich about our nation's water crisis. We assume our water supply is safe because it is tested and treated by municipalities, but that isn't always the case. Discovering impurities in a municipal water supply, and ultimately ensuring the situation is rectified, requires persistence, research, and commitment from community members. With the goal of educating and empowering communities in the fight for clean water, Erin...

Duration:00:27:32

The Art of Charles M. Schultz: Chip Kidd on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

11/18/2020
Shannon welcomes Chipp Kidd, a graphic artist and author of a new book, Only What's Necessary: Charles M. Schultz and the Art of Peanuts. Only What's Necessary is filled with original art from the Charles M. Schultz archives, detailing his career from sketches as a child to his retirement from Peanuts. Shannon and Chip discuss Schultz' life from the perspective of his art. Chip Kidd will be appearing at the virtual Miami Book Fair November 15-22, 2020. For more information about free...

Duration:00:19:38

Daniel Lewis: A Life in Choreography and Dance

11/12/2020
Today's guest, Daniel Lewis, was a teacher and assistant director at the Juilliard School, Dean of Dance at New World School of the Arts, a soloist with master modern dancer Jose Limon, and artistic director of the Limon Company. Today, he joins Shannon Fisher to discuss some of his most cherished memories and lessons learned throughout his career in the world of dance, Many of these stories can be found in the new biography that details his career, Daniel Lewis: A Life in Choreography and...

Duration:00:28:49

Poisoned Water: Candy J. Cooper and Marc Aronson on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

11/6/2020
Shannon welcomes Candy J. Cooper and Marc Aronson to discuss their book, Poisoned Water: How the Citizens of Flint, Michigan, Fought for Their Lives and Warned the Nation. In 2014, as part of a plan to save money, government officials decided to switch Flint, Michigan's water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Within months, many residents broke out in rashes. Soon, children stopped growing. Some people were hospitalized with mysterious illnesses; others died. Citizens of Flint...

Duration:00:26:00

Victory for the Vote: Doris Weatherford on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

10/30/2020
Historian Doris Weatherford joins Shannon to discuss her book, Victory for the Vote: The Fight for Women's Suffrage and the Century that Followed, a detailed history of the women's suffrage movement that also describes the progress and setbacks in the fight for women's equality in the century since suffrage was won. The book highlights the revolutionary women whose activism changed the world, puts historical events into modern context, and contains a foreword by Speaker of the House Nancy...

Duration:00:29:03

Michael Graczyk on Witnessing More Than 400 Executions

10/29/2020
This podcast re-posted with permission from the National Press Club. To see the original podcast page for this episode, please go to the NPC website: https://www.press.org/newsroom/retired-ap-reporter-discusses-covering-more-400-executions Retired Associated Press reporter Michael Graczyk may have witnessed more executions than any journalist in American history. Working at the AP’s Houston bureau, one of Graczyk’s assignments was to cover the Texas Department of Corrections. As part of his...

Duration:00:16:35

Find the Helpers: Fred Guttenberg on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

10/29/2020
Jaime Guttenberg was one of the 17 people killed during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Valentine's Day 2018 in Parkland, Florida in. Her father, Fred Guttenberg, speaks with Shannon Fisher about his experiences in the days and weeks following the shooting. The title of Guttenberg's new book, Find the Helpers, was inspired by the famous Fred Rogers quote, "Always look for the helpers...There’s always someone who is trying to help.” Guttenberg details many of the helpers...

Duration:00:22:05

CNN’s John King Breaks Down 2020 Election Coverage

5/15/2020
This podcast re-posted with permission from the National Press Club. To see the original podcast page for this episode, please go to the NPC website: https://www.press.org/newsroom/cnns-john-king-breaks-down-2020-election-coverage With a field of primary candidates as large as the Democrats’ in 2020, keeping up-to-date with election news is challenging. The process is even more daunting for political journalists who gather ever-changing data from candidates, pollsters, strategists, and...

Duration:00:12:49

The Right to Language Assistance in Healthcare: Kelly Grzech on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

4/2/2020
Certified Medical Interpreter Kelly Grzech talks to Shannon about the right of all non-English speaking patients to a medical interpreter. A misunderstanding between doctor and patient can have dire, even fatal, consequences, which can be avoided by using a medical interpreter. It doesn't matter if a patient is a citizen, undocumented immigrant, or traveler from abroad; all non-English speaking patients have a right to medical interpretation. Sadly, many undocumented people avoid seeking...

Duration:00:22:40

Start by Believing: Larry Nassar's Crimes, the Institutions that Enabled Him, and the Brave Women Who Stopped a Monster. ESPN's John Barr and Dan Murphy on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

3/2/2020
Start by Believing reveals the win-at-all-costs culture in elite athletics and higher education that enabled a quarter century of heinous crimes. For decades, osteopathic physician Larry Nassar was the go-to doctor for America's Olympians. Within this high-pressure world of competitive gymnastics, Nassar sexually assaulted and exploited hundreds of young girls under the guise of medical treatment. In Start by Believing, John Barr and Dan Murphy investigate the largest sex abuse scandal to...

Duration:00:30:08

Stolen Justice: The Struggle for African American Voting Rights - Historian Lawrence Goldstone on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

2/12/2020
Shannon welcomes Historian Lawrence Goldstone to discuss his vivid portrait of the systematic suppression of the African American vote. The book traces the injustices of the post-Reconstruction era and examines the legal cases that made the Supreme Court a partner of white supremacists in the rise of Jim Crow. Goldstone brilliantly draws direct links to today's creeping threats to suffrage in this important and timely book. Our Lives with Shannon Fisher explores personal, political, and...

Duration:00:23:04

Nonprofit News And The Vital Role It Plays

1/13/2020
This podcast re-posted with permission from the National Press Club. To see the original podcast page for this episode, please go to the NPC website: https://www.press.org/newsroom/nonprofit-news-and-vital-role-it-plays. Nonprofit newsrooms provide necessary services to communities across the country, and they are the focus of this edition of Update-1. NewsMatch Project Director Jason Alcorn talks to NPC Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Shannon Fisher about the role of nonprofit news and...

Duration:00:16:49

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: Damon Young on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

11/23/2019
Shannon welcomes journalist Damon Young to discuss his memoir, What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays, a collection of personal essays about his experiences as a black man in America and his journey of self discovery. The two discuss race in America on a macro and micro level, and Damon shares his personal perspective on the societal expectations that have been placed upon him throughout his life. Our Lives with Shannon Fisher explores personal, political, and societal...

Duration:00:26:59

Inside the World of Classic American Moviemaking: Rocky Lang on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

11/22/2019
Shannon welcomes writer, film director and producer Rocky Lang to talk about his new collaboration with historian Barbara Hall, "Letters from Hollywood: Inside the World of Classic American Moviemaking." This book contains letters written by filmmakers on nearly every aspect of the creation of the classic Hollywood films we all know and love. From direction to costume design to acting to interpersonal drama, this book offers the reader a glimpse into behind-the-scenes action during the...

Duration:00:27:02

The White Devil’s Daughters: Julia Flynn Siler on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

11/22/2019
Shannon Welcomes New York Times Bestselling Author and longtime Wall Street Journal contributor, Julia Flynn Siler, whose work has been honored as a finalist for both the James Beard Award and the Gerald Loeb Award. Julia's book, The White Devil’s Daughters: The Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco’s Chinatown, examines the trafficking of women from China to America in the last part of the 19th Century and the first part of the 20th Century and profiles several of the people who took...

Duration:00:21:38

Becoming a Dangerous Woman: Pat Mitchell on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

11/12/2019
Shannon welcomes media superstar Pat Mitchell to the show today. Pat was the first female President of both PBS and CNN Productions, and she has been a champion for women in media for decades. In her recent memoir, Becoming a Dangerous Woman: Embracing Risk to Change the World, Pat offers excellent career advice and opens up about her unexpected career trajectory – and the importance of taking risks in work and in life. Our Lives with Shannon Fisher explores personal, political, and...

Duration:00:25:37

Black Site: Philip Mudd on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

11/7/2019
Shannon welcomes Philip Mudd, former Deputy Director of the CIA Counterterrorism Center and the FBI National Security Branch. He is also often seen as a commentator on CNN. His book, BLACK SITE: The CIA in the Post-9/11 World, explores the creation and management of the secret CIA detention centers and "The Program" of enhanced interrogation techniques used following the September 11 attacks. Mudd interviewed dozens of officials for the book, and he offers a deep understanding of how the...

Duration:00:19:45

Real Queer America: Samantha Allen on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

10/21/2019
Shannon welcomes journalist Samantha Allen to discuss her book, Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States. Allen takes us on a cross-country road trip with frequent stops at hubs of queer life across America's heartland, in areas known (or assumed) to be unfriendly to the LGBT community. She highlights cultural shifts for the LGBTQ+ community in unexpected places, as well as strides yet to be made. It's a very interesting look at life for this community away from well-known, thriving...

Duration:00:20:10

Women Who Rock: Evelyn McDonnell on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

10/16/2019
Shannon welcomes Entertainment Journalist Evelyn McDonnell to discuss her recent book, Women Who Rock: Bessie to Beyonce. Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl. The book profiles almost 100 years of female musicians, describing how the music industry historically progressed and the contributions each of the 104 women made to pop music. Entertainers from all music genres are represented, and the profiles - also all written by women and compiled by McDonnell into this fantastic book - are...

Duration:00:20:46