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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

Luke Brussel & Suzanne Berger

7/17/2019
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Kelly speaks with Luke Brussel, an attorney, Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law, and former Senior Executive Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Constitutional Law Journal, and with Suzanne Berger, and attorney and Chair of the Greenburgh Democratic Committee in Westchester County, New York, about the judiciary: how Trump and conservatives have packed the courts with activist conservative judges; what a Progressive Judiciary would look like; and how we can achieve it.

Duration:00:43:54

Cory Booker, United (Book Club, Episode 6)

7/15/2019
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Kelly and Sophy are joined by freelance journalist Kaz Weida and writer and actress Elizabeth Thorp to discuss Cory Booker's book, *United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good.* We discuss our impressions of the book, favorite moments, what we learned about Cory, and what kind of President we think he would be based on this book. This is the sixth in a series of episodes we will do reading the books of the Democratic Presidential candidates.

Duration:00:25:35

Sheila Bynum-Coleman

7/12/2019
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Kelly speak with Sheila Bynum-Coleman, who is running for the Virginia House of Delegates in HD66, against the Republican Speaker who refused to bring the ERA up for a vote. They discuss the reasons Sheila is running for the Virginia House and the needs of her community.

Duration:00:20:19

Erica Smith

7/10/2019
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Kelly speaks with NC State Senator Erica Smith, who is running for US Senate from North Carolina. They discuss Erica's record of public service and her inspiration to run, the effects of climate change on North Carolina, Erica's faith and its relationship to her politics, and the importance of representation in the Senate.

Duration:00:23:25

Teri Yuan

7/8/2019
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Sophy and Kelly speak with victim advocate Teri Yuan, the producer and host of the en(gender)ed podcast. They discuss intersectional feminism, Trump as abuser, and raising better boys and girls.

Duration:00:33:46

Amy Klobuchar (Vote Her In, Episode 11)

7/5/2019
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In the 11th episode in the #VoteHerIn series, Kelly & Rebecca Sive talk to Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, who is running for the Democratic nomination for President. They discuss reproductive justice, winning in red and rural districts, and how Amy's plans for the first 100 days in office would help moms, families, and women.

Duration:00:18:15

Teresa Tomlinson

7/3/2019
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Sophy and Kelly speaks with Teresa Tomlinson, the former mayor of Columbus, Georgia, who is running for US Senate from Georgia. They discuss the competitiveness of this seat, the energy among Georgia progressives, how to bring civility back to the Senate, and the issues that concern the citizens of Georgia.

Duration:00:33:01

Kara Eastman

7/1/2019
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Kelly chats with Kara Eastman, who is running again for Congress from the Nebraska 2nd District in 2020, after a surprise win in the Democratic primary for the district in 2018 and then falling just short of winning the general. They discuss climate change, parenthood, and how runnig for office once prepares you to do it better the second time around.

Duration:00:21:05

Joshua Mahony

6/28/2019
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Kelly speaks with Joshua Mahony, who is running for US Senate from Arkansas, about why he's running and why Democrats should pay attention to states like Arkansas.

Duration:00:19:42

Adam Cohen with Lawyers for Good Government

6/27/2019
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Sophy and Kelly speak with Adam Cohen, who is on the Board of Directors of Lawyers for Good Government, about what it going on at the border, what Project Corazon of Lawyers for Good Government is doing, and how people can help.

Duration:00:27:46

Dr. Christine Mann & Jennie Lou Leeder

6/26/2019
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Kelly talks with two women running for Congress in 2020 from Texas: Dr. Christine Mann in the Texas 31st District and Jennie Lou Leeder in the Texas 21st District.

Duration:00:47:21

Kirsten Gillibrand, Off the Sidelines (Book Club, Episode 5)

6/24/2019
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Kelly and Sophy are joined by freelance journalist Kaz Weida and writer and actress Elizabeth Thorp to discuss Kirsten Gillibrand's book, *Off the Sidelines: Speak Up, Be Fearless, and Change Your World.*We discuss our impressions of the book, favorite moments, what we learned about Kirsten, and what kind of President we think she would be based on this book. This is the fifth in a series of episodes we will do reading the books of the Democratic Presidential candidates.

Duration:00:20:04

Jan Schakowsky (Vote Her In, Episode 10)

6/21/2019
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In the 10th episode in the #VoteHerIn series, Kelly & Rebecca Sive talk to Representative Jan Schakowsky of the Illinois 9th District, about the growing number of women legislators and activists, about the continuing challenges to women's rights, and about how every woman can get involved.

Duration:00:20:02

Kina Collins

6/19/2019
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Sophy and Kelly talk with Kina Collins, who is running for US House in the Illinois 7th. They discuss Kina's experiece with writing legislation and advocacy, and her vision for a the Illinois 7th district as being a leader in pushing bold progressive policies.

Duration:00:25:06

Sean Frame

6/17/2019
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Kelly talks with Sean Frame, who is running for US House in the California 4th District, the District that includes Lake Tahoe and Yosemite. They discuss Sean's entry into politics after a shooting in his son's school, how he can win in a rural, conservative district by matching the discussion to the concerns of the district, and how having children has affected his worldview.

Duration:00:19:12

Kimberly Graham

6/14/2019
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Sophy and Kelly speak with Kimberly Graham, who is running for US Senate from Iowa, about the needs of rural farmers, green energy production in Iowa, running for office while working full-time, and campaigning in Iowa during a presidential cycle.

Duration:00:18:28

RUN, with Genevieve Thiers & Bushra Amiwala

6/12/2019
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Kelly speaks first with Genevieve Thiers, one of the producers of RUN, a new reality show that helps women run for office, and then with Bushra Amiwala, the candidate the Boss Squad helped in the pilot episode of RUN.

Duration:00:34:34

Nancy Harris

6/10/2019
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Kelly speaks with Nancy Harris, who is running for US Senate from Idaho, about what she's hearing from Idahoans, and why she supports the Green New Deal and single-payer healthcare.

Duration:00:17:17

Kirsten Gillibrand (Vote Her In, Episode 9)

6/7/2019
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In the 9th episode in the #VoteHerIn series, Kelly & Rebecca Sive talk to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand about her presidential campaign, her Family Bill of Rights, and the importance of women having a seat at the table.

Duration:00:19:44

Lizz Winstead & Abortion Access Front

6/5/2019
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Kelly talks to Writer/Producer/Comic Lizz Winstead, Co-Creator of *The Daily Show,* about Abortion Access Front, an organization she co-founded that uses humor to destigmatize abortion and helps raise awareness of and help to independent abortion providers around the country.

Duration:00:20:54