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State of Resistance with Sally Kohn

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Each week, State of Resistance features a frank conversation with a leader in the resistance. Whether it’s a national activist or someone toiling away at the grassroots out of the spotlight, we’ll talk about the issues — from DACA to climate change to labor issues to criminal justice reform — with a focus on what real people can do to get more involved and help make change at their own level, in their own communities. We’ll talk about the emotional toll of activism, especially as so many folks are seeing the things they worked their whole lives for swiftly rolled back. Let us know how you’re resisting in your community and connecting to the larger movement. Call us at 929.265-7087 and let your voice be heard!

Each week, State of Resistance features a frank conversation with a leader in the resistance. Whether it’s a national activist or someone toiling away at the grassroots out of the spotlight, we’ll talk about the issues — from DACA to climate change to labor issues to criminal justice reform — with a focus on what real people can do to get more involved and help make change at their own level, in their own communities. We’ll talk about the emotional toll of activism, especially as so many folks are seeing the things they worked their whole lives for swiftly rolled back. Let us know how you’re resisting in your community and connecting to the larger movement. Call us at 929.265-7087 and let your voice be heard!
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Each week, State of Resistance features a frank conversation with a leader in the resistance. Whether it’s a national activist or someone toiling away at the grassroots out of the spotlight, we’ll talk about the issues — from DACA to climate change to labor issues to criminal justice reform — with a focus on what real people can do to get more involved and help make change at their own level, in their own communities. We’ll talk about the emotional toll of activism, especially as so many folks are seeing the things they worked their whole lives for swiftly rolled back. Let us know how you’re resisting in your community and connecting to the larger movement. Call us at 929.265-7087 and let your voice be heard!

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Episodes

Hiatus and a special gift

3/22/2018
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While Sally tours the country for her new book THE OPPOSITE OF HATE, the podcast will be on a short hiatus. In the meantime, Sally recorded a song for you. And then go listen to the great back episodes.

Duration:00:07:09

Live from #SXSW on activism in Texas and how to turn red states blue

3/15/2018
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Recorded at the TuneIn stage at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, Sally talks with Jolt’s Cristina Tzintzun and NARAL Pro-Choice Texas’s Heather Busby about their work fighting for justice and equality in the Texas climate — and how they, and others, are changing the state for the better

Duration:00:56:52

Vanita Gupta on the legacy of the Obama Administration -- and how Trump is ruining it

3/8/2018
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Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division in Obama's Department of Justice and now head of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, talks about where we are and where we're going

Duration:00:34:05

“Like the beginning of Hunger Games… You ran for your life” — students from Stoneman Douglas talk about gun reform

3/1/2018
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Stoneman Douglas students Adam Alhanti and Dylan Baierlein talk about the school shooting and the activism its awakened since, including how they both became engaged in the gun control debate and their message for politicians standing in the way of change. “Everyone who lived through that shooting will soon be able to vote.”

Duration:00:49:20

How communities can impede ICE raids

2/8/2018
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Immigrant rights activist Gabe Gonzalez is helping organize citizens and businesses in his Chicago neighborhood in the event of mass raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents — raids that are already starting to happen in 7-11s and schools and workplaces across the country. Sally hears Gabe’s tips on how you can organize your own community to resist raids. Plus a special, adorable guest.

Duration:00:35:54

How many people make a revolution? Erica Chenoweth on getting the resistance to scale

2/1/2018
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Political scientist Erica Chenoweth has studied political resistance movements worldwide over the last century. She tells Sally that non-violent resistance movements are more effective. And she shares the magic percent of a nation’s population that, when engaged, leads to a peaceful revolution.

Duration:00:37:16

Don’t like the Democrats we have? Elect new ones! Jonathan Matthew Smucker on organizing in red, rural America

1/25/2018
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After getting his PhD in social movement studies, Jonathan Matthew Smucker returned home to rural Pennsylvania to help organize the resistance. And now the grassroots organization he helped create is fielding a candidate for Congress. Learn how!

Duration:00:50:59

Sally interviews Patrisse Khan-Cullors about her new Black Lives Memoir and addresses Trump’s shithole comments

1/18/2018
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Can we treat people who are different than us with humanity and respect? That’s the simple core takeaway from Patrisse Kahn-Cullors’ memoir “When They Call You a Terrorist” — the opposite of what Trump has said and stands for.

Duration:00:36:24

Activist Ai-Jen Poo, who attended the Globes Globes with Meryl Streep, talks #TimesUp and the spread of the #MeToo moment

1/11/2018
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How did Hollywood stars like Emma Watson and Amy Poehler end up bringing gender and racial justice activists as their “dates” to the Golden Globes? What was it like to be there? And where does #TimesUp, #MeToo and intersectional feminism go from here? National Domestic Workers Alliance leader Ai-Jen Poo shares her insights from the evening.

Duration:00:41:05

Having Donald Trump on your side is generally not a plus in Iranian politics

1/4/2018
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Talking Iran protests, and the American response, with Iranian-American activists Holly Dagres and Trita Parsi

Duration:00:40:02

How to become an activist: Sarah Herron from Indivisible East Tennessee

12/28/2017
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When Donald Trump was elected, Sarah Herron couldn’t take it any more. Although she voted Republican for most of her life, Sarah became an activist in her East Tennessee community fighting Trump’s agenda. Even though her husband still supports him. Sarah offers a lesson on how networks like Indivisible are helping ordinary Americans make an extraordinary difference in politics.

Duration:00:34:06

Don’t you think Jesus would have supported the DREAM Act? Sally talks with United We Dream's Adrian Reyna.

12/21/2017
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Activist Adrian Reyna shares his moving story of immigrating to the United States as a child and talks with Sally about how the Republican position on immigration reform has shifted so dramatically to the right in recent years. Plus Adrian shares ways for allies to get involved in the immigration fight.

Duration:00:31:13

Alabama is awesome. The tax bill is not. Breaking down both with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

12/14/2017
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What lessons should Democrats and progressive activists take away from Doug Jones’ victory in Alabama? Just how bad is that heinous Republican tax bill? And what does this all mean for 2018 and beyond? Sally also talks with progressive rockstar Rep. Pramila Jayapal about recruiting Susan Collins to switch parties.

Duration:00:34:50

#MeToo too? We’re not talking about sexual assault against women in low wage jobs, says Saru Jayaraman

12/7/2017
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Can we get a #MeToo too? Saru Jayaraman of the Restaurant Opportunities Center talks with Sally about the crisis of sexual assault and harassment against women in low wage industries, and the Trump policy that would make it worse.

Duration:00:38:26

What is Net Neutrality and why is it a civil rights issue that affects all of us, with Malkia Cyril from the Center for Media Justice

11/30/2017
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Activist Malkia Cyril from the Center for Media Justice breaks down why Net Neutrality is vital to a free and democratic modern society AND how media policy past and present is inexorably linked with racism and sexism, which is why the internet is so important — as a space of just resistance.

Duration:00:36:49

Why the hell are we still fighting about contraception in 2017, with NARAL Pro Choice America’s Ilyse Hogue

11/23/2017
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What’s beneath the right wing attacks on abortion and birth control access for women? Is this all one big anti-woman agenda? And what can history teach us about how we win going forward? This episode, Sally talks to reproductive justice activist Ilyse Hogue.

Duration:00:45:28

Just the future of the planet at stake, NBD, with Rhea Suh of NRDC

11/16/2017
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As world leaders meet in Bonn, Germany, discussing the climate crisis at COP23 — the Trump Administration seems more determined than ever to make our planet as toxic and polluted as ever. What can we do? Sally sits down with Rhea Suh, head of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Duration:00:46:16

Reasons to be optimistic about gun control with Shannon Watts of Moms Demand

11/9/2017
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Pessimistic about gun control? Shannon Watts of Moms Demand joins Sally to spread the word that there’s reason for optimism.

Duration:00:28:25

Leading a JUST recovery for Puerto Rico, with Climate Justice Alliance’s Angela Adrar

11/2/2017
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Angela Adrar, Executive Director of the Climate Justice Alliance, joins Sally to talk about what environmental justice is, and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.

Duration:00:38:44

Linda Sarsour Joins Sally

10/26/2017
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On this debut episode, Sally is joined by Linda Sarsour, National Co-Chair of the Women's March 2017.

Duration:00:51:32