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Two progressive Midwestern Moms talking politics, activism, feminism (and sometimes parenting) with expert guests. Wednesday episodes are longer thematic dives into a topic. Friday episodes are shorter profiles of inspiring activists and organizations.

Two progressive Midwestern Moms talking politics, activism, feminism (and sometimes parenting) with expert guests. Wednesday episodes are longer thematic dives into a topic. Friday episodes are shorter profiles of inspiring activists and organizations.
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Chicago, IL

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Two progressive Midwestern Moms talking politics, activism, feminism (and sometimes parenting) with expert guests. Wednesday episodes are longer thematic dives into a topic. Friday episodes are shorter profiles of inspiring activists and organizations.

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English

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773-683-3757


Episodes

0125: The Politics of Nebraska (9/19/2018)

9/19/2018
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In the first segment Kelly discusses the Politics of Nebraska with Jane Kleeb, Chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party. Then Kelly chats with two Democratic candidates in Maryland: Jane Raybould, who is running for U.S. Senate (14:52-31:32); and Jessica McClure, who is running for the Congress from the Nebraska 1st District (32:49-47:11).

Duration:00:42:58

0124: The Politics of Maryland (9/17/2018)

9/17/2018
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In the first segment Kelly discusses the Politics of Maryland with activist Allison Galbraith. Then Sophy and Kelly chat with two Democratic candidates in Maryland: Susie Turnbull, who is running for Lieutenant Governor (9:56-33:05); and Eve Hurwitz, who is running for the Maryland Senate in District 33 (33:54-51:34).

Duration:00:42:23

0123: Scott Nevins (9/13/2018)

9/14/2018
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Sophy and Kelly speak with Scott Nevins--host, TV/Radio personality, and comedian, who is known for his role on Bravo TV’s series “The People’s Couch” and his work on CNN International. They discuss Scott's conscious decision to become more political vocally and how it affected his career, his work helping to raise money for LGBTQ Center, and his political aspirations.

Duration:01:12:55

0122: The Politics of West Virginia (9/12/2018)

9/12/2018
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In the first segment Kelly discusses the Politics of West Virginia with Jennifer Bryant from Wood County Indivisible Indivisible. Then Sophy and Kelly chat with two Democratic candidates in West Virginia: Kendra Fershee, who is running for Congress from the 1st District (16:08-40:50); and Sammi Brown, who is running for the WV House of Delegates in District 65 (40:59-58:43).

Duration:00:41:44

0121: Spread the Vote with Kat Calvin (9/10/2018)

9/10/2018
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Sophy and Kelly speak with Kat Calvin, the founder of a 501c3 nonprofit called Spread the Vote, that helps eligible voters obtain government-issued photo IDs. They discuss the difficulties and expenses that people can face in obtaining photo IDs to vote, how Spread the Vote connects with people who need IDs in five states, and how listeners can help.

Duration:00:24:41

0120: The Women of Greene County, Ohio (9/7/2018)

9/7/2018
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Five women in Greene County, Ohio, all running for office for the first time, have joined forces to help support one another in their campaigns. Kelly speaks with Theresa Gasper, who is running for the US House in the Ohio 10th (00:29-18:14); Kim McCarthy, who is running for the Ohio House in District 73 (18:16-33:45); Anne Gorman, who is running for the Ohio House in District 74 (33:47-47:34); Susan Lopez, who is running for Greene County Commissioner (47:36-59:57); and Cyndi Pauwels, who...

Duration:01:09:29

0119: Andrew Janz, Jessica Morse & Julia Peacock (9/5/2018)

9/5/2018
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The road to taking back the House goes through California. Sophy and Kelly speak with three Democratic nominees for Congress in California: Andrew Janz in CA-22 (00:29-16:13); Jessica Morse in CA-04 (16:54-35:24); and Julia Peacock in CA-42 (36:33-1:02:39)Califor.

Duration:01:00:17

0118: Alessandra Biaggi, Caitlin Clarkson Pereira & Christina Sappey (9/3/2018)

9/3/2018
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Sophy and Kelly speak with three women running for their state legislatures: Alessandra Biaggi, who is running for New York State Senate in District 34 (00:35-25:20); Caitlin Clarkson Pereira, who is running for Connecticut State House District 132 (26:30-51:18); and Christina Sappey, who is running for Pennsylvania State House District District 158 (52:09-1:09:00).

Duration:01:08:15

0117: Lorie Burch & Linsey Fagan (8/31/2018)

8/31/2018
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Kelly speaks with two Democratic nominees for Congress from Texas: Lorie Burch in TX-03 and Linsey Fagan in TX-26. They talk grassroots campaigning with small-dollar donations, running in traditionally Republican districts, transparency and accountability, Elvis, and the less glamorous side of campaigning.

Duration:00:40:36

0116: The Politics of Mississippi (8/29/2018)

8/29/2018
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Kelly talks the Politics of Mississippi with Jake McGraw, Policy Director at the William Winter Institute and Editor of Rethink Mississippi. They discuss the partisan politics of the state, the importance of race in the state's politics, the two US Senate races in the state this year, the state's lottery proposal, and the state flag. Then, starting at 37:24, Kelly speaks with David Baria, the minority caucus leader in the State House and candidate for US Senate.

Duration:00:34:57

0115: Kate Trudell, Jennifer Vannoy & Dennis Potvin (8/27/2018)

8/27/2018
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Sophy and Kelly speak with three Democratic nominees for the Tennessee House of Representatives: Kate Trudell in House District 16 (00:28-23:18); Jennifer Vannoy in House District 34 (24:34-42:45); and Dennis Potvin in House District 68 (43:02-1:08:11). All three are first-time candidates, facing Republican incumbents.

Duration:01:24:09

0114: Aftab Pureval & Dr. Vanessa Enoch (8/24/2018)

8/24/2018
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Kelly speaks with two Democratic nominees for Congress in Southwestern Ohio: Aftab Pureval in the 1st Congressional District (00:27-17:22); and Dr. Vanessa Enoch in the 8th Congressional District (18:38-41:14). They discuss the concerns of the districts and the state of the races.

Duration:00:50:17

0113: Jenny Wilson (8/22/2018)

8/22/2018
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Kelly speaks with Jenny Wilson, Salt Lake County Councilwoman and candidate for US Senate from Utah. They discuss Jenny's deep connection to Utah, the changing politics of the state, how big money has a corrupting influence on federal politics, women in Utah politics, and raising children in this political environment.

Duration:00:41:14

0112: Liv Coleman, Allison Berkowitz & Christy Inskip (8/20/2018)

8/20/2018
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Kelly and Sophy speak with three first-time women candidates running for their state legislatures: Liv Coleman in the Florida House District 73 (00:42-19:47); Allison Berkowitz in the Maryland House of Delegates District 7 (19:59-39:57); and Christy Inskip in the Oregon House District 7 (40:30-58:26).

Duration:01:04:36

0111: Mayor Ted Terry & Maureen Shaw (8/17/2018)

8/17/2018
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Kelly talks to Ted Terry, Mayor of Clarkston, Georgia (00:27-30:04), and Maureen Shaw, candidate for Borough Council in Allendale, New Jersey (30:56-50:30). They discuss the challenges and rewards of small town politics and increased progressive energy they see.

Duration:00:37:49

0110: Brian McClendon & Jena Griswold (8/15/2018)

8/15/2018
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In this episode, Kelly speaks with two Democratic nominees for Secretary of State: Brian McClendon in Kansas (00:28-19:39) and Jena Griswold in Colorado (19:53-39:53). Both are first-time candidates. They discuss voter registration, election security, and getting dark money out of politics.

Duration:00:55:50

0109: The Constitution Demands It with John Bonifaz (8/14/2018)

8/14/2018
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Kelly and Sophy talk to John Bonifaz, Co-Founder and President of Free Speech For People, and Co-Author of The Constitution Demands It: The Case for the Impeachment of Donald Trump. In the book, Bonifaz, and co-authors, Ron Fein and Ben Clements, lay out the grounds for impeaching Trump now, and explain why we should not wait for the results of the investigation being conducted by Robert Mueller.

Duration:00:37:54

0108: Christine Porter Marsh, Carri Hicks & Craig Hoxie (8/13/2018)

8/13/2018
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Sophy and Kelly speak with three teachers running for their state legislatures. First Sophy talks to Christine Porter Marsh, who is running for State Senate in Arizona LD 28 (00:30-19:41); then Kelly chats with Carri Hicks, who is running for State Senate in Oklahoma Senate District 40 (20:17-41:49); finally Sophy speaks with Craig Hoxie, who is running for State House in Oklahoma House District 23 (42:27-1:04:30).

Duration:01:04:08

0107: Cassimir Svigelj, Jeff Richards, & Brett Pransky (8/10/2018)

8/10/2018
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Sophy and Kelly speak three Democratic nominees for the Ohio House: Cassimir Svigelj, who is running for the 16th District (00:28-19:38); Jeff Richards, who is running for the 66th District (20:17-45:47); and returning guest Brett Pransky, who is running for the 77th District (46:39-56:51).

Duration:01:12:21

0106: The Politics of Louisiana (8/8/2018)

8/8/2018
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Kelly and Sophy talk the politics of Louisiana with Lamar White, Jr., founder and publisher of The Bayou Brief. Then they chat with Justin DeWitt, Democratic candidate for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District (23:04), and Mimi Methvin, Democratic candidate for Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District (41:51).

Duration:01:03:12