‘Signal Boost’ is the only daily feminist morning show in America hosted by political commentators Zerlina Maxwell and Jess McIntosh. These partners in feminism explore politics and culture with a race and gender lens. They also create a space to have those uncomfortable conversations that lead to transformational change--with a few cameos from newsmakers like presidential candidates, activists and A-list celebs. Signal Boost is designed to keep progressives up to speed on today’s realities and gives out marching orders on how to help.
Senator Tina Smith of Minnesota + President and CEO of Democracy Forward Skye Perryman join Zerlina on the show to reflect on the state of abortion access post-Dobbs during this week of the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.
Wisconsin OB/GYN and member of the Committee to Protect Health Care's Reproductive Freedom Taskforce Dr. Kristin Lyrely joins Zerlina on the show to discuss the state of reproductive health in Wisconsin, as well as the state's 1849 abortion law.
Psychiatrist, writer and professor Dr. Jessi Gold joins Zerlina on the show as part of our ongoing Mental Health Week!Jessica (“Jessi”) Gold, MD, MS, is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Wellness, Engagement, and Outreach in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine. She is a widely read and referenced expert on mental health among physicians and other health care workers, especially during the pandemic, as well as college students. She may be best known for her general audience original publications, in the Washington Post, New York Times, Forbes, SELF, and InStyle, and her research and academic publications in JAMA, the American Journal of Psychiatry, and elsewhere. She is also working on a book about healthcare worker mental health with Simon Element. She works clinically as an outpatient psychiatrist and primarily sees faculty, college and graduate students, as well as staff, and hospital employees. She has spoken at major national and international meetings and at grand rounds around the United States. She teaches and mentors faculty, both in and outside of psychiatry, students, and trainees. Dr. Gold is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a B.A. and M.S. in Anthropology, in addition to being a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and Phi Beta Kappa. She also completed her medical degree at the Yale School of Medicine and her residency training in Adult Psychiatry at Stanford University, where she served as chief resident from 2017-2018. She has received numerous awards and accolades for her contributions in the areas of mental health and psychiatry.
Clinical Child Psychologist and SiriusXM Mental Health Radio host Dr. Yamalis Diaz joins Zerlina on the show as part of our Mental Health Week!Dr. Diaz is a Clinical Child Psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU Child Study Center at NYU Langone Health. . She joined NYU in 2011, after receiving her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland - College Park (2009) and completing a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Diaz specializes in behavioral and parenting interventions for children with ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders. In addition to this area of specialty, Dr. Diaz developed and teaches an undergraduate course as part of the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Studies minor at NYU, entitled twentysomething, though which she has developed additional expertise in the development of young adults. Dr. Diaz regularly shares her expertise through various media channels, including on-air interviews with Diane Sawyer as part of a 20/20 primetime special entitled Screentime and the Emmy-award winning special Protect Our Children: Coping, Stress, & Moving Forward on ABC. She appeared on the CBS Morning Show with Gayle King to help launch the award-winning documentary about ADHD, The Disruptors, in which she was featured as an ADHD expert.
The Healing Chicago co-founders Tristan Lewis and Andrew Smith join Zerlina on the show for Mental Health Week!In the wake of the 2020 global pandemic, Black and Brown men across the country were processing this international event through a unique lens. The beginning of the year was marked by grieving the loss of sports legend and icon Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. Several weeks later, our day to day normalcy came to an immediate halt with a mandatory quarantine across the nation. As we were stuck indoors, stripped of many of our social and professional routines, we witnessed the killings of Ahmaud Aubrey, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd and the resulting global awakening to systemic racism directed towards Black Americans.Andrew Smith and Tristan Lewis noticed the effects of these events on their peers and wanted to do something. The action resulted in creating a space for Black and Brown men in Chicago to work through the traumas of 2020 and beyond while exploring traumas that might be hindering their personal growth and development. Fueled by an undeniable moment in history, The Healing was born. What started as a weekly session for yoga and fellowship that has evolved into a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and community of men who are striving for personal greatness to impact their communities.
Verywell Mind Editor-in-Chief and host of the Verywell Mind podcast Amy Morin joins Zerlina on the show to help kick off our Mental Health Week!Amy Morin is editor-in-chief at Verywell Mind, a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and psychology lecturer at Northeastern University. She's also an international bestselling author. Her books, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do, and 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don't Do have been translated into 40 languages.The Guardian dubbed her “the self-help guru of the moment” and Forbes calls her a “thought leadership star.”Her TEDx talk, The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong, is one of the most popular talks of all time with more than 15 million views. She's a regular contributor to Forbes, Business Insider, and Psychology Today where her articles on mental strength reach more than 2 million readers each month.Her advice for building mental strength has been featured by major media outlets, including Fox News, CNN, Oprah.com, Today, Good Morning America, Success, Business Insider, Time, and the Hallmark Channel.
Founder and Director of United for Iran, Firuzeh Mahmoudi, joins Zerlina on the show to discuss the ongoing situation in Iran.United for Iran is a U.S.-based Iranian human rights NGO. Listen as founder and director Firuzeh Mahmoudi joins Zerlina to discuss the Iranian regime's violent crackdown on Kurdish regions, and the resilience of young Iranians continuing to lead protests.
Host of The Mary Trump Show, psychologist and author Mary Trump joins Zerlina on the show to discuss all things Trump legal and her upcoming live show in LA!Get tickets to The Mary Trump Show LIVE in LA on December 19th: https://www.dynastytypewriter.com/events-calendar?loxi_pathname=/the-mary-trump-show-live-3234
Bestselling author, political analyst, and host of the podcast 'Spilling Chai' Anushay Hossain joins Zerlina on the show to discuss maternal mortality for women of color following the story of Emory nurses revealing their 'icks' about expecting mothers on TikTok.
Representative for Michigan's 11th district and Co-chair of the Congressional Task Force on American Hostages and Americans Wrongfully Detained Abroad Haley Stevens joins Zerlina on the show to discuss the return of Britney Griner and bringing Paul Whelan home next.
Legendary actress and activist Jane Fonda joins Zerlina on the show to talk about the return of Fire Drill Fridays and the rally happening on Friday, December 2nd!On December 2nd Jane Fonda will be returning to the streets with Fire Drill Fridays for an in-person rally in Washington, DC! She will be gathering her army of “firefighters,” activists and celebrity friends together in the heart of America's halls of power to sound the alarm that we're facing a crisis and politicians better start acting like it. We need President Biden to declare a climate emergency, and we need our elected officials from across the country to open their eyes and see our house is on fire. This will be the first in-person Fire Drill Fridays event since COVID-19 hit in early 2020. Since the show went online, it has had more than 11 million viewers, reaching people across the country and all over the world.It will take place at Freedom Plaza. Call to action: Make your voice heard and demand a cleaner, greener, healthier world. And of course, wear your red! Get involved. If you can't make it in-person, it will be livestreamed on firedrillfridays.com, Twitter and Facebook. - https://www.mobilize.us/greenpeace/event/530379/https://firedrillfridays.org/
VICE Correspondent + Telemundo & MSNBC contributor Paola Ramos joins Zerlina on the show to discuss Latinx voter turnout in midterms and the current fight to protect DACA!Read Paola's VOGUE piece here: https://www.vogue.com/article/the-fight-for-latino-voters-2022-midterms
Three candidates from all over the country join Zerlina for an election-eve mega pod. Ohio State Representative Emilia Sykes, running for OH-13, Cheri Beasley running for US Senate in North Carolina, and Senator Jon Tester of Montana put out their final messages before midterm election day.