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As we count down to the critical November 2020 election, we're proud to introduce a monthly podcast to help voters appreciate how important state level policy making is. Each month, WAWH Executive Director and Founder Sara Finger will give listeners at peek at three key policy issues impacting women's wellbeing, a closer look at an important policy with special guests, and a focus forward with quick and easy opportunities to make a difference right away.

As we count down to the critical November 2020 election, we're proud to introduce a monthly podcast to help voters appreciate how important state level policy making is. Each month, WAWH Executive Director and Founder Sara Finger will give listeners at peek at three key policy issues impacting women's wellbeing, a closer look at an important policy with special guests, and a focus forward with quick and easy opportunities to make a difference right away.

Location:

United States

Description:

As we count down to the critical November 2020 election, we're proud to introduce a monthly podcast to help voters appreciate how important state level policy making is. Each month, WAWH Executive Director and Founder Sara Finger will give listeners at peek at three key policy issues impacting women's wellbeing, a closer look at an important policy with special guests, and a focus forward with quick and easy opportunities to make a difference right away.

Language:

English

Contact:

(608) 251-0139 x1


Episodes

A Closer Look at Studying the Impact of Policies with Dr. Jenny Higgins

10/8/2020
In this final episode of Wide Awake in Wisconsin, Sara takes a closer look into the three Special Legislative Sessions Governor Evers called to address important issues and how the GOP leadership failed to take up and discuss gun violence, voting safely, and police brutality. Next, Sara talks with Jenny Higgins, PhD, Director of the new UW CORE - Collaborative for Reproductive Equity. Dr. Higgins tells listeners about the multitude of studies they are conducting to inform policies and...

Duration:00:47:51

Best of Wide Awake in Wisconsin w/ Guest Host Bria Brown

9/7/2020
This month on Wide Awake in Wisconsin, Sara takes a break and podcast producer, Bria takes over the episode to share some of her favorite moments from Wide Awake in Wisconsin so far. This episode pulls from several past episodes and shares moments from interviews with Senator Tammy Baldwin, Tia Murray, Tamara Thompson, and more! Bria also takes this time to share Sara's voting checklist once again as we all prepare for the upcoming November election. VoteRiders - voter ID...

Duration:00:46:14

A Closer Look at Voting in Wisconsin

8/7/2020
In this abbreviated episode, Sara discusses opportunities to increase voter turnout among Wisconsin women and introduces listeners to our peer-to-peer Outreach Circle app that allows you to inform and inspire your own contacts to vote this year. Sara also reminds listeners to request your absentee ballots to vote from the safety and comfort of your home this year. This episode also features helpful resources like: VoteRiders - voter ID helpVote411.orgmyvote.wi.govWisconsin Votes Wisconsin...

Duration:00:20:29

BONUS: Full Interview with Dr. Jasmine Zapata on COVID 19

7/28/2020
In our May episode, we sat down with Dr. Jasmine Zapata to discuss the new reality of COVID 19. We found her interview so poignant that we decided to share the entire thing. As a reminder, this episode aired in May. Support the show (https://supportwomenshealth.salsalabs.org/supportwideawakeinwisconsin)

Duration:00:13:36

A Closer Look at this Moment in the Movement for Black Lives

7/3/2020
In this episode, Sara sits down with 4 Black women to discuss this moment in the overall Movement for Black Lives. After the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Nina Pop, and Rayshard Brooks, we find ourselves in moment of uprising and movement yet again. We find ourselves calling for deep change in our society and with more momentum and longevity than we've seen in a long time. First, Sara sits down with podcast producer Bria Brown. Bria lost her own brother to police...

Duration:01:04:00

A Closer Look at the Missed Opportunities This Past Legislative Session

6/5/2020
In this episode, Sara walks us through a "post mortem" of this past legislative session and helps listeners understand how the GOP majority in Wisconsin has prevented positive, proactive bills that can help improve the health, safety, and economic security of Wisconsin women from being taken up and passed into law. Sara also identifies what it's going to take to ever be able to advance evidence based policies and bills in our State Captiol again. Support the show...

Duration:00:39:34

A Closer Look at COVID-19 in Wisconsin w/ Healthcare Workers

5/4/2020
In this episode of Wide Awake in Wisconsin, Sara sits down with multiple healthcare providers on the front lines of COVID19 to give us a glimpse on what life and work has been like as the pandemic unfolds in Wisconsin and worldwide. Sara sits down with healthcare providers Dr. Amanda Schmehil, Dr. Emily Buttigieg, Kathy Rozema, Dr. Jasmine Zapata, and Michelle Watkins to discuss how the pandemic has affected their work in clinics and hospitals and their advice for the public. Next, Sara...

Duration:00:33:38

A Closer Look at Maternal & Child Health w/ Tia Murray

4/3/2020
In this episode of Wide Awake in Wisconsin, we are faced with a very different reality than we’ve previously known and Sara takes this time to discuss Governor Evers’ response to the coronavirus outbreak. In the Peek at Policy, Sara takes a look at policies that the State Legislature could take up and pass in a special session to provide some much needed help at this time. Policies like Medicaid Expansion and approval of some important Medicaid waivers. Next, Sara sits down with Tia Murray...

Duration:00:49:50

A Closer Look at Paid Family Medical Leave w/ State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski

3/6/2020
In this episode of Wide Awake in Wisconsin, Sara Finger sits down with Wisconsin State Treasurer Sarah Godlweski to discuss Paid Family Medical Leave. Sara also gives a peak at 3 important policies impacting women in Wisconsin: a new policy regarding Rape Kit testing, Universal Changing Stations, and finally an executive order on Redistricting. The episode wraps up with a Focus Forward on the 2020 Census. There is still time to register for the 2020 Women's Health Advocacy Summit. Special...

Duration:00:45:59

A Closer Look at the Public Charge Rule

2/7/2020
In this episode of Wide Awake in Wisconsin, Sara sits down with Megan Sprecher from End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin to discuss the Public Charge Rule. Sara also gives a peek at 3 important policies impacting women in Wisconsin: "Personhood" Laws, the Tampon Tax, and Automatic Voter Registration. This episode wraps up with a Focus Forward that encourages listening to attend the 2020 Wisconsin Women's Health Advocacy Summit in Madison, WI on Monday March 9th, 2020. Support the show...

Duration:00:34:12

A Closer Look at the 'Respect Women Act' w/ Representative Chris Taylor

1/3/2020
In the third episode of Wide Awake in Wisconsin, Sara Finger sits down with State Representative Chis Taylor to discuss her powerful legislation, the Respect Women Act. Sara also gives a peek at three important policies impacting women in Wisconsin: Pelvic Consent Legislation or the Patient Privacy Protection Act, pharmacists prescribing contraception, and testing of sexual assault kits. This episode wraps up with a Focus Forward that encourages listening to pledge to vote in all of this...

Duration:00:40:35

A Closer Look at the Affordable Care Act w/ Senator Tammy Baldwin

12/6/2019
In the second episode of Wide Awake in Wisconsin, Sara Finger sits down with Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin to discuss the the impact of the Affordable Care Act. Sara also gives a peek at 3 important policies impacting women in Wisconsin: Expanding Postpartum Medicaid Coverage in Wisconsin, Breastfeeding Workers Rights legislation, and and the "Choose Life" bill to invest funds in fake health centers. Lastly, Sara will let you know how to give back to the Wisconsin Alliance for Women's...

Duration:00:43:47

A Closer Look at Shackling Pregnant Women in Wisconsin Prisons (ft. Tamara Thompson)

11/8/2019
In the first episode of Wide Awake in Wisconsin, Sara Finger sits down with doula and maternal & child health advocate,Tamara Thompson to discuss the issue of and legislation regarding shackling pregnant and laboring women in Wisconsin jails and prisons. Sara also gives a peek at 3 important policies impacting women in Wisconsin: the Wisconsin Family Medical Leave Insurance Act (FMLI), Wisconsin's 1870 abortion law, and Red Flag Laws. Lastly, Sara will let you know how to learn who...

Duration:00:38:13

Welcome to Wide Awake in Wisconsin

10/31/2019
Support the show (https://supportwomenshealth.salsalabs.org/supportwideawakeinwisconsin)

Duration:00:01:46