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Today on the Matt Walsh Show, the media went wall to wall with coverage of a white woman in New York who supposedly tried to steal a bike from a group of black teens. The story was completely made up, and the woman was herself the victim. But we can learn a lot from this story, and the victim's own response to it. Also, Nebraska is the latest state to ban the mutilation of children. The reaction from trans activists has been as calm and measured as you expect. Plus, Target is celebrating gay pride by teaming up with a clothing company that makes Satanist merchandise. In our Daily Cancellation, the ACLU claims that a "trans girl" has been banned from his high school graduation ceremony. The truth is, of course, very different. Ep.1167 - - - Click here to join the member exclusive portion of my show: https://utm.io/ueSEm - - - DailyWire+: Get 30% off Jeremy's Razors products here: https://bit.ly/3xuFD43 Represent the Sweet Baby Gang by shopping my merch here: https://bit.ly/3EbNwyj - - - Today's Sponsors: Birch Gold - Text "WALSH" to 989898, or go to https://bit.ly/3LjDxuA, for your no-cost, no-obligation, FREE CarZing - Get pre-qualified and find the best deals near you: https://carzing.com/Walsh - - - Socials: Follow on Twitter: https://bit.ly/3Rv1VeF Follow on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3KZC3oA Follow on Facebook: https://bit.ly/3eBKjiA Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3RQp4rs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brad and Dan begin by analyzing the surge in vigilantism on the American Right. Brad discusses how vigilantism often rises in times when there is a question of who belongs in the community - and what it means to have a working social order. Dan discusses the ways that vigilantism rises when law and order no longer work - and the perceived need for violence beyond the law takes hold. In the second segment they argue that the bevy of far-right laws passed in Florida represent the attempt to make the vigilante's myopic vision of social order the law. From taking trans kids from their parent, to banning books, to destabilizing higher education, and investigating fifth grade teachers for showing a film with a queer character . . . Mansfield ISD: Here's a link to a petition ANYONE can sign: https://www.fightforthefirst.org/petitions/free-to-read-in-misd Invite to the school board meeting to Speak for Freedom https://fb.me/e/L1l3FFpb?mibextid=Gg3lNB Fort Worth article siting ACLU letter https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/education/article275474821.html There's some great sound bytes from LGBTQIA+ students in this video from our board meeting for some on air material. It is 17 minutes long. https://fb.watch/kDqaCoxGug/?mibextid=irwG9G Merch: BUY OUR NEW Come and Take It and Election Affirmer ! https://straight-white-american-jesus.creator-spring.com/ Linktree: https://linktr.ee/StraightWhiteJC Order Brad's new book: https://www.amazon.com/Preparing-War-Extremist-Christian-Nationalism/dp/1506482163 For access to the full Orange Wave series, click here: https://irreverent.supportingcast.fm/products/the-orange-wave-a-history-of-the-religious-right-since-1960 To Donate: venmo - @straightwhitejc https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/BradleyOnishi Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/straightwhiteamericanjesus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://swaj.supportingcast.fm
Back from LA and freezing…we really do have a west coast family…same photo shoot, different results…we do love our Paula Abdul…guest hosts are some of the most fun…Colombia, land of Shakira, Juanes & Sofia Vergara…en Barranquilla me quedo…LatAm, same but different as Miami…George Santos would probably use the ACLU drag queen fund…he really doesn't ever get ‘caught' does he…RIP MTv News…Rock the Vote was a total game changer…legit, we will MC your 15s for just some rice pilaf and chicken cordon bleu…let's go Heat…we could totally host a new Sabado Gigante…Last Soda: Colombia, Yum Yum Foodie, Alexis Borges Theme Song: Pero Let Me Freestyle, composed by Michael Angelo Lomlplex - the Official Gay Guy Pero…Let Me Tell You shop: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/pero-let-me-tell-you-podcast?ref_id=26603 Get up to 20% off our podcast sponsor NeuroGum & Mints at: tryneurogum.com/pero Use PERO20 for 20% off at The Perfect Jean: https://theperfectjean.nyc
Rebecca, Liz, and Alison discuss the state of state/church separation with Professor Caroline Corbin, constitutional law professor at the University of Miami. They review the history of Establishment Clause jurisprudence, remind listeners about what the Supreme Court did to the religion clauses in 2022, and discuss where we stand now in regards to rights under the First Amendment. TLDR: If you're a Christian, rest assured it's a “Heads I Win, Tails You Lose” court. Background Professor Caroline Corbin's bio The Remains of the Establishment Clause (Lupu & Tuttle, updated 2023) James Madison's Memorial and Remonstrance against Religious Assessments Previous We Dissent episodes on Carson v. Makin The Sleeper Case: Carson v. Makin Bonus Episode! Carson v. Makin Update American Atheists Kennedy v. Bremerton amicus brief Cases Firewalker-Fields v. Lee (2023) Town of Greece v. Galloway (2014) Sambrano v. United Airlines (2022) County of Allegheny v. American Civil Liberties Union (1989) The American Legion v. American Humanist Association (2019) Stone v. Graham (1980) Check us out on Facebook and Twitter. Our website, we-dissent.org, has more information as well as episode transcripts.
In This Episode, Aaron and Brad sit down with Dr. Michael Parker to discuss the aftermath of Roe v. Wade and how organizations like ACLU and Planned parenthood and trying to threaten the freedom of doctors and the choice of life. Dr. Parker is the Former CMA President and has worked for several years in Natural Family Planning. As the Previous host of The Catholic Doctor Show, Dr. Parker gives us the needed information on the upcoming bills that threaten our freedom of choice. Show Notes: Dr. Parker urges you to get out and vote, do what you can to hinder the signatures by asking questions, getting the facts and evangelizing like Christ. Make sure you vote this year! Bring all your friends as well! Beyond Damascus: The show where encounter meets mission. On this podcast, Dan, Brad, and Aaron will give you practical tips on how to live out your faith every day. We'll get into actionable steps of what it means to have an abundant Christian life and share things that we've learned through our personal journey's about overcoming obstacles, pursuing joy, and living a meaningful life. Tune in each week! Check out Beyond Damascus on Spotify and Apple Podcasts at: https://open.spotify.com/show/3MMe7sJcCTSZwyYu4D8EF3?si=1e9fe39919bb43e9 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beyond-damascus/id1587181752 Learn more about Damascus Catholic Mission Campus at https://damascus.net Special thanks to St. Gabriel Catholic Radio for their support in the production of Beyond Damascus. Learn more about St. Gabriel at https://stgabrielradio.com
On this episode of "The Federalist Radio Hour," "Montana Talks" host Aaron Flint joins Federalist Western Correspondent Tristan Justice to discuss Montana Republicans' fight against radical transgender ideology, explain the legislative processes that led to the censure and ban of transurrectionist Democrat Rep. Zooey Zephyr, and analyze the corporate media's coverage of the events. You can find Flint's radio show here: https://montanatalks.com/
The social media platform TikTok has had a meteoric rise. The app has become a hub for educators, activists, and creatives to influence all aspects of culture. From launching dance trends, catapulting decades old books onto best sellers lists, to educating voters and organizing changemakers, TikTok has become key to how over 150 million users across the United States create, engage, and learn. But a new movement has risen to ban the app, which is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance. Lawmakers at the state and federal level are growing concerned over the prospect of American users' data becoming accessible to the Chinese government. While data privacy is a concern across all social media apps, the singling out of TikTok out points to an anti-Asian sentiment that is racist. What's more: The banning of a social media app would be a dangerous act of censorship on the free speech of so many Americans. Today, we will hear from three TikTok creators about what brought them to TikTok and why the platform has become a nexus of organizing, education, and entertainment for young Americans. Then Ashley Gorski, Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU's National Security Project will help us unpack the bans.
A jury finds Trump a rap... "sexual abuser". Sure, we'll take it I guess. Comedian Jenny Yang joins to talk about E Jean Carroll's defamation and rape lawsuit against the former president coming to a close, and why she as a writer is on strike with the WGA. Also in the room is Rotimi Adeoye, communications director of the ACLU to talk about Justice Clarence Thomas' no good very bad week of bald-faced corruption scandals and how the GOP is trying to disenfranchise young voters. Because why would they want the youth to vote? Finally, there's a new King of England but in everyday life, what is real "King Shit"? Is it just being a good tipper and doing the bare minimum as a partner? We discuss. Featuring: Jenny Yang, https://twitter.com/jennyyangtv Rotimi Adeoye, https://twitter.com/_rotimia Read Rotimi's latest piece on youth voter suppression here: Donate to writers here: https://entertainmentcommunity.org/The Bitchuation Room Streams LIVE every TUESDAY and FRIDAY at 1/4pmEST on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/franifio and Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/franifioSupport The Bitchuation Room by becoming a Patron: www.patreon.com/bitchationroom to get special perks and listen/watchback privileges of the Friday *BONUS BISH*Tip the show via Venmo:@TBR-LIVE Cash-App:@TBRLIVEMusic by Nick StarguFollow The Bitchuation Room on Twitter @BitchuationPodGet your TBR merch: www.bitchuationroom.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week Jazmin looked into the ACLU's lawsuit taking on this year's SB 150, which is a law that prevents trans kids from receiving gender affirming care.
In recent years, there's been a dramatic increase in the number of anti-LGBTQ bills introduced in state legislatures across the country. The ACLU is currently tracking 474 such bills, the majority of which target transgender rights. Meanwhile, trans people are over four times more likely than cisgender people to be the victims of violent crime. And according to a 2022 report from the Trevor Project, 45 percent of LGBTQ youth seriously considered suicide in the past year, including more than half of transgender and nonbinary youth. In this live taping of The Weeds, host Jonquilyn Hill sits down with Danni Askini, co-executive director of national programs for the Gender Justice League. The two examine the history of gender-affirming care, discuss how changes in health policy and advancements in marriage equality have led to this backlash, and explore how advocates are responding. Credits: Jonquilyn Hill, host Sofi LaLonde, producer Cristian Ayala, engineer A.M. Hall, editorial director of talk podcasts Want to support The Weeds? Please consider making a donation to Vox: bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
UC Berkeley School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky discusses the judicial system problems revealed by the abortion pill litigation & Supreme Court ethics reform. University of Pittsburgh Professor of Law David Harris updates us on the trial of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter. ACLU of Illinois Director Of The Women's and Reproductive Rights Project Ameri Klafeta […]
New Hampshire will now mandate that all schools in the state must teach cursive and multiplication tables. We asked our listeners if they agree with the mandate and believe cursive is important. Trenni Casey, anchor/reporter for NBC Sports Boston, discussed the 7 horses dead at Churchill Downs leading up to the Kentucky Derby, a matchmaking experience, and the latest with the Celtics. Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Mass., discussed their involvement in North Brookfield to support the rights of the LGBTQ community there seeking to put a drag performance on during their Pride celebration, and the latest with silenced Montana lawmaker Zooey Zephyr. Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart discusses their 2023 spring season, starting May 12. Also, we get answers on how he keeps his luscious hair. We opened up the lines to ask listeners about how they feel about the beloved Christmas Tree Shops closing down their store locations. Chaos ensued. CNN's John King joins remotely for the latest political headlines including the CNN Townhall tomorrow and how CNN came to the decision to have Trump on stage.
Check out today's FF Friday with David Walls as we talk about the Primary Election here in KY and an interesting, but not surprising, development with a lawsuit against Senate Bill 150 brought by the ACLU. Listen and share to help others understand and take a solid stand.
Mason and Zach catch up and giggle as they discuss Drag Race queens, no-fault divorce, and Zach's trip to Cambodia!Support the show
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This week we talk about Donna Ongsiako, a mother living on a flower farm in the middle of nowhere. Late one night she is face to face with a stranger at her door with a 10 inch knife. She gets stabbed several times and is losing blood fast. We also talk about Dana Reinhardt. She takes her grandmother to a garden party for the ACLU of Southern California. Her grandmother falls and she begins to bleed all over the place. Luckily a kind celebrity comes to the rescue. Listen to how they survived now! Drink of the Week: Lemon Margarita
The Pro America Report with Ed Martin Podcast
What You Need to Know is Drain the Swamp is the most powerful political sentiment. From inflation to shutdowns to foreign war spending to insider trading — more and more Americans are sick of the swamp. Even more now than the last handful of election cycles! Now, who's positioned himself as the most hated by The Swamp? Donald Trump! Who's family is more scrutinized than ever for profiting off their influence? Joe Biden. Glenn Beaton, author and columnist, shares about his book High Attitude: How Woke Liberals Ruined Aspen. Glenn tells his own fascinating story, and reveals to us the truth of the celebrity cesspool of elitism Aspen has become. Find all of Glenn's work at TheAspenBeat.com. John Schlafly, co-author of the Schlafly Report column, delivers this week's Schlafly Report - On the Debt Ceiling, GOP Should Unplug DOJ. It seems like the GOP always caves on this issue in the end, but Republicans were elected to cut spending and they must do it, John says. Also, an update on immigration. Read all of John and Andy Schlafly's columns at PhyllisSchlafly.com. Wrap Up: Preview of the ACLU's shift from fighting for civil liberties to being proudly against parents. The Rhode Island ACLU is fighting against parental notification of transgender training on our kids. Make no mistake this rift between parents and kids is being done intentionally!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bill Donohue was Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Air Force in 1970, and began his teaching career in 1973 working at St. Lucy's School in Spanish Harlem. In 1977, he took a position as a college professor teaching at La Roche College in Pittsburgh. In 1980, Bill was awarded his Ph.D. in sociology from New York University. In 2022, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Ave Maria School of Law. Bill is the author of ten books and thousands of articles. His first book, The Politics of the American Civil Liberties Union, was published in 1985. His next book, The New Freedom: Individualism and Collectivism in the Social Lives of Americans, was written while Bill was a Bradley Resident Scholar at The Heritage Foundation; it appeared in 1990. Bill's third book, Twilight of Liberty: The Legacy of the ACLU, was published in 1994; a new afterword to this book was published in 2001. His next book, Secular Sabotage: How Liberals are Destroying Religion and Culture in America, was published in 2009. Why Catholicism Matters: How Catholic Virtues Can Reshape Society in the 21st Century was published in 2012. This was followed by The Catholic Advantage: Why Health, Happiness, and Heaven Await the Faithful; it was published in 2015. In 2016, Unmasking Mother Teresa's Critics was published. Common Sense Catholicism: How to Resolve Our Cultural Crisis, was published in 2019. The Truth About Clergy Sexual Abuse: Clarifying the Facts and Causes was published in 2021. His latest book, War on Virtue: How the Ruling Class is Killing the American Dream was published in 2023 (Sophia Institute Press) .https://www.amazon.com/War-Virtue-Rul... In this monumental book by one of the Church's greatest contemporary defenders, Bill Donohue explains how the ruling class is systematically undermining the virtues that have built Western civilization and producing a “moral holocaust” that the traditional family cannot withstand. These radical elites have rejected the idea of personal sin and replaced it with social injustice. They've rejected traditional values and replaced them with a dangerously misguided individualism that is misusing our liberties to destroy freedom as we've known it. In his incomparable, no-holds-barred style, Donohue offers a commonsense solution to restoring the virtues in the workplace and defending universal morality. You will learn the hard-hitting truth about the dangers of multiculturalism, the “blame America” campaign, the Black Lives Matter movement, and Critical Race Theory. In 2023, Bill starred in, and was co-executive producer of, a documentary on Disney, titled, Walt's Disenchanted Kingdom. Bill is the president and CEO of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, the nation's largest Catholic civil rights organization. The publisher of the Catholic League journal, Catalyst, he served for two decades on the board of directors of the National Association of Scholars. He writes regular columns for CNSNews.com and Newsmax.com. Bill also serves on the advisory boards of many organizations, including the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, and the Christian Film & Television Commission. Winner of several teaching awards, and many awards from the Catholic community, Bill has appeared on thousands of television and radio shows speaking on civil liberties, social issues, and religion. In 2022, he was named by the U.K.'s Catholic Herald as one of the top 250 Catholic leaders in the U.S. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/john-aidan-byrne0/support
Show DescriptionWelcome to Dreaming in Color, a show hosted by Darren Isom, a partner with The Bridgespan Group, that provides a space for social change leaders of color to reflect on how their life experiences, personal and professional, have prepared them to lead and drive the impact we all seek. In this episode, we welcome Bridgit Antoinette Evans, a decorated artist, philanthropic executive, and thought leader in the field of narrative change. Through her ingenious use of pop culture techniques and narrative systems methodology, Bridgit has been at the forefront of promoting social justice. Since 2017, Bridgit has served as CEO of the Pop Culture Collaborative, the philanthropic resource and funder learning community working to transform the narrative landscape around people of color, immigrants, refugees, Muslims, and Indigenous peoples in America, especially those who are women, queer, trans, and disabled.She has dedicated her career to the relentless investigation of the potential of artists and stories to drive change in society through Fuel We Power Change, the creative and strategic consultancy she founded in 2008, Bridgit's design and tested long-term culture change strategies in partnership with many of the nation's leading movement organizations, including the Save Darfur Coalition, Girls Are Not For Sale campaign, National Domestic Workers Alliance came across generation, ACLU and the Make It Work campaign.Join this conversation as Bridgit takes us on a journey of how starting in theater at a young age helped to ignite her passion for storytelling and how it has enabled her to become a trailblazer in driving narrative change.Jump straight into: (0:28) Introducing Bridgit Antoinette Evans: CEO of the Pop Culture Collaborative. (1:34) Bridgit shares an invocation from her imaginary mentor, Octavia Butler. (4:23) Bridgit tells us of her family's impressive legacy and contributions to the Civil Rights Movement.(7:37) Bridigit explains how participating in theater at a young age helped her develop her voice and spark a curiosity for storytelling.(11:56) Bridgit remembers her first role in New York, Lady in Red in For Colored Girls.(18:57) Surviving American Culture Episode ResourcesConnect with Bridgit through LinkedInLearn more about Bridgit's work at the Pop Culture CollaborativeRead Octavia Butler's “Positive Obsession”Check out Bridgit's article with the Nonprofit Quarterly on BIPOC-led narrative change, “The Vital Connection: BIPOC-Led Narrative Change and Pluralist Democracy” Listen to Bridgit's conversation with the Ford Foundation's Hilary Pennington on empowering communities and connecting people from diverse backgrounds
As soon as a week from today, the Biden administration could implement a policy that would force people to seek asylum and wait for an answer in Mexico, or another country they passed through, with limited exceptions. The proposed change is based off of a Trump-era policy that the ACLU fought in court, and which President Biden previously condemned. It also stands in direct violation of United States asylum laws and will lead people fleeing violence and persecution to face avoidable harm. President Biden campaigned on promises to restore and strengthen the asylum process. Instead of re-committing the United States to its promise of upholding international humanitarian practices, his administration plans to replace the inhumane Title 42 policy enacted under the Trump administration with a similarly dangerous one, taken straight from the Trump administration's playbook. Baine Bookey, legal director of the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, and Katrina Eiland, managing attorney for the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project, join us today to unpack this rule, the harm it will cause thousands of people, and to explain what the asylum process should look like.
The Pro America Report with Ed Martin Podcast
What You Need to Know is the problems at the border won't stay at the border for long. It's clear that the border invasion is the number one threat to America. Look no further than the murder of five people - including children - by a cartel connected illegal alien in Cleveland, Texas. Thousands of illegals sleeping on the streets in El Paso. Drug runners in charge of our border. This is not the American way! This is not how our immigration system used to run. These aren't things our culture would tolerate in the past. The change is disturbing and dramatic. The lawlessness is insulting and it's a way to change our nation. Matt Lamb, writer and editor at The College Fix, talks about books, libraries, and the Bidens! After Jill and Joe Biden proclaimed that “all books deserved to be in libraries,” Matt decided to take them up on it with one of Biden's accusers' memoirs! The reality, though, is this leads to a full throated discussion about how we as communities can and should set limits, especially for our kids. Follow Matt's work at TheCollegFix.com. Vijay Jayaraj, Research Associate at the CO2 Coalition, talks about how Technology and an Optimal Climate Are Feeding the World. He says that mainstream media reports that climate change will lead to food shortages have it exactly backward! Read more of his work at CO2Coalition.org. Wrap Up: Preview of the ACLU's shift from fighting for civil liberties to being proudly against parents. The Rhode Island ACLU is fighting against parental notification of transgender training on our kids. Make no mistake this rift between parents and kids is being done intentionally!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Texas is taking matters into its own hands, going full-on cowboy as it leads the nation in abandoning long-held religious liberty protections. Amanda and Holly review a troubling bill in Texas that would mandate the posting of the Ten Commandments in public school classrooms, and they share how some are trying to use the Kennedy v. Bremerton decision – and removal of the Lemon test – to justify this effort. They also review some surprising moments during a Texas Senate hearing on the bill, including when Baptists discover they have different understandings of their own theology. In the final segment, Amanda and Holly review the religious freedom problem with legislation like this and share ideas for engaging in conversation that can help reframe the issue. SHOW NOTES: Segment 1 (starting at 00:41): Dueling over the Ten Commandments Amanda and Holly discuss last year's Supreme Court decision in Kennedy v. Bremerton on episode 21 of season 3. Amanda and Holly talk about the Lemon test, from the 1971 decision in Lemon v. Kurtzman. They also mention the 1980 Stone v. Graham decision. The proposal in Texas is Senate Bill 1515, and the text is available online. Amanda and Holly mentioned this piece by Britt Luby for Baptist News Global: ‘Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife' and other posters I do not want in a first grade classroom. Read Amanda's Tweet about this proposal in Texas. Segment 2 (starting at 13:28): The Texas Senate hearing on this bill You can listen to the Texas state Senate hearing on Senate Bill 1515 at this link. We played a clip of Tara Beulah, which appears at 27:13 in that video. Former BJC Executive Director Brent Walker wrote this piece in 2005 debunking some of David Barton's claims. You can find resources on Christian nationalism on the website of our Christians Against Christian Nationalism campaign. Segment 3 (starting at 30:01): Engaging in conversation about the Ten Commandments In 2005, the two Supreme Court cases dealing with the posting of the Ten Commandments in government settings were McCreary County v. ACLU and Van Orden v. Perry. Read Holly's preview column, which included ways to engage in conversation about the issue, on page 6 of this magazine: Supreme Court's review of Ten Commandments cases an opportunity for education on religious liberty After the cases concluded in 2005, Holly wrote this column: Making sense of the Ten Commandments cases For more resources from BJC on religious displays, visit BJConline.org/religious-displays. The Respecting Religion podcast was honored with two DeRose-Hinkhouse Awards from the Religion Communicators Council: Best in category for an individual episode, recognizing our episode on the Kennedy v. Bremerton decision, and an award of merit for season 4 of the podcast. Respecting Religion is made possible by BJC's generous donors. You can support these conversations with a gift to BJC.
Chels (@Chels725), Jesse (@speakupjesse), and Paige (@paigenkiser) are joined by AwardsWatch founder Erik Anderson (@awards_watch) to cover the RuPaul's Drag Race finale. It's actually Sasha Colby's Drag Race and we're all here to cheer! The team breaks down a finale that felt more like a funeral with lackluster performances, behind-the-scenes injuries during production, and the worst of RuPaul's self-congratulatory tendencies. They give their thoughts on the finale looks, original songs, and critique the season as a whole. Plus, a little preview of All Stars 8! Follow Paige:As Read By PaigeFollow Chels:Untitled Cinema Gals ProjectLetterboxdSupport the ACLU of Missouri Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more fun content. And donate if you can to the Loveland Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls.
Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst
Night Raid is a story about the tragic death of a Pomona SWAT officer … and the story of the man accused of killing him. Ask any public defender in the LA criminal courts to name the most complicated and heart-wrenching case in the past decade and almost everyone will tell you it's The People vs. David Martinez. Ask the prosecutors and they'll admit the case is tragic. But complicated? No. They say it's murder plain and simple. There is no dispute that Officer Shaun Diamond was a man of good character whose death is horrific … or that David Martinez was affiliated with a motorcycle club that had conflicts with law enforcement. But Night Raid avoids a rush to judgment and considers all aspects of a very murky case. And in the process explores our own prejudices and preconceptions about cause and effect, guilt and innocence … even punishment and redemption. There are no videos of the raid and David Martinez isn't an ACLU poster boy. He's a family man with vices that may have contributed to the shotgun blast that killed Diamond on the night of October 28, 2014. In the eight episodes of Night Raid, we unravel the compelling story of The People vs. David Martinez - not just the events of David's two trials but the reasons for the SWAT raid and the planning behind it, the relationship between David and the Mongols Motorcycle Club, and how the intertwined narratives of this story reflect larger issues in our judicial system. The series takes an intimate look at Diamond's death through unprecedented access to search warrant materials and recordings of detective interviews with David's family and other Pomona SWAT officers. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this episode, I invited my friend Ryan onto the podcast to discuss labels. Some of the topics discussed include coming out and defining yourself, the assumptions others make when we enter into new spaces, and bi-erasure. Subscribe today and join the conversation! Ryan J. is a Mercer University Alumnus, who holds a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering and a Master's Degree in Engineering Management. Ryan began performing spoken word in 2012 after joining the B.L.A.C.K Poets in Macon, GA. Ryan is currently based in Atlanta, GA and is dedicated to community and youth outreach through Spoken Word and other performative arts. Ryan has currently amassed over 900,000 video views between Facebook and YouTube, and has even performed in front of audiences such as the ACLU of Georgia, TEDxAtlanta, and many more. Learn more about him at his website (https://www.gohomeryan.com/). Follow and Support the Podcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/heauxliloquy Twitter: @Heauxliloquy (https://www.twitter.com/heauxliloquy) Website: https://www.heauxliloquy.com Vernon's book: https://amzn.to/3vsZDm5 Vernon's IG: UrFavHeauxst (https://www.instagram.com/UrFavHeauxst/) Crisis and Psychological Resources Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network https://www.rainn.org 800-656-HOPE (4673) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline https://www.988lifeline.org 800-273-TALK (8255) Text or call 988 National Domestic Violence Hotline https://www.thehotline.org 800-799-7233 Text START to 88788 Find A Therapist American Psychological Association (https://www.apa.org/topics/crisis-hotlines) Psychology Today (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/family-marital) Therapist Locator (https://www.therapistlocator.net/) Access additional resources on Open Counseling (https://blog.opencounseling.com/hotlines-us/) Open Counseling also has a list of International Hotlines (https://blog.opencounseling.com/suicide-hotlines/) Slaytor's Playhouse on the Web Slaytor's Playhouse: https://slaytorsplayhouse.com SP Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/slaytorsplay SP YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfS8UcvYHLtiDsfqQqTLJeg Coaching services available through Slaytor's Playhouse (https://bit.ly/3Deizss) Donate to Slaytor's Playhouse (https://bit.ly/3qDGUTF) Referrals and Affiliates If you are interested in signing up for Episodic Sound and accessing their list of royalty free music, please use my affiliate link (https://www.epidemicsound.com/referral/2mj5fk). If you are interested in joining the podcasting world and creating your own podcast, check out PodBean (https://www.podbean.com/topheauxpod). Sign up today and get one month free. Sponsorship Looking to sponsor the podcast? Email Slaytor's Playhouse at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Heuaxliloquy Podcast Media Kit (https://bit.ly/35U78Kg) If you are an advertiser trying to reach a new market, check out PodBean Advertising (https://sponsorship.podbean.com/topheauxpod). Use the link to get up to $100 credits for running your first ad on PodBean.
In a Monday filing, issued in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and shared by the ACLU, a judge found the school district must allow the After School Satan Club, which is sponsored by The Satanic Temple, to meet during the school year on three previously agreed-upon dates, but it won’t have to distribute permission slips for the club for students to take home, according to the filing.
Budweiser and the ACLU might be suing the girls, but that doesn't mean it's not still a sorta fairytale with them! Macy gets too drunk, Theda tries to help, and an old friend pops out of the woodwork.
As the countdown to a potentially disastrous government default continues, Republicans are demanding spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt limit. Representative Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.) calls on House GOP members to sign onto a discharge petition to push forward a debt ceiling bill. Hollywood writers are on strike, demanding better pay and security in the age of streaming and artificial intelligence. The ACLU is suing the speaker of the Montana House after a transgender lawmaker was censured.
On today's episode of The Confluence:Black pregnant women delivering babies are more likely to get tested for drugs when delivering than white women, suggests a new study of a health system in the commonwealth. We speak to Marian Jarlenski, author of the paper and an associate professor of health policy and management at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, about this disparity. (0:00 - 6:53) The Pittsburgh Public School board approved using grants to cover the cost of police training for school security guards. We speak to Ghadah Makoshi, an advocacy and policy strategist with the ACLU of Pennsylvania, about the implications of interactions between students and law enforcement. (7:00 - 14:38) The Steelers have completed their 2023 college football draft, picking up Georgia offensive tackle Broderick Jones in the first round. We speak with The Athletic's Mike DeFabo about the team's choices. (14:43 - 22:30)
Has anybody thought of this? EV's are much heavier than gas-powered vehicles. Thus, they are much deadlier in a crash situation; i.e. more people will die. Even the Biden Administration acknowledges this. They just don't care… Truth is not a left-wing value. The NY Times has no compunction about lying about Tucker Carlson… or anyone else. A NJ high school student committed suicide after being falsely accused of rape. But The NY Times doesn't get to this critical information until 21 paragraphs into their article. Alaska Airlines is forced to conform to a ACLU-backed lawsuit. It must abolish gender-specific flight attendant uniforms… Chuck Todd believes that we should let kids determine their sexual identity… Dennis talks to Melissa (Mel) Hawley. She was at the Capitol on Jan 6. She's now helping J6 prisoners. Thanks for listening to the Daily Dennis Prager Podcast. To hear the entire three hours of my radio show as a podcast, commercial-free every single day, become a member of Pragertopia. You'll also get access to 15 years' worth of archives, as well as daily show prep. Subscribe today at Pragertopia dot com.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
At the age of 17, Sean Wilson was incarcerated and spent 17 years in prison. Since his release six years ago, he has dedicated his life to reforming the system. Sean Wilson is the Organizing Director of Dream.Org. Wilson brings an advantage and insight into a system he believes to be broken and in need of reform. Before joining the Dream.Org JUSTICE team, Wilson was the ACLU of Wisconsin's Smart Justice Campaign Manager, where he managed the campaign to reform probation and parole. His mission includes mentoring youth and highlighting the changes that need to be made in our justice system to ensure children aren't raised behind bars. He shares his story of being in prison and thinking "this can't be life" to thinking today that the dream life he's living can't really be life, because it's so good. Listen as Sean Wilson discusses his life's path and the problems with the current system and how we can change it.
Chels (@Chels725), Sharai (@MissSharai), and Jesse (@speakupjesse) are joined this week by Emmy nominee Alrinthea Carter (@Alrinthea) to recap the mystery on this season's Yellowjackets. In the past, our teens are unhappy with Natalie's hunting abilities and currently favor Lottie's mystical cultish ways, pitting the two girls against each other in a hunting contest. Meanwhile, Van enables Other Tai and the two find a mysterious person in the woods. In the present day, Tai is hitchhiking and ends up meeting an old friend from the past. After forgiving her for the stabbing, cult member Lisa bonds with Natalie and takes her to visit her mother, while Misty works on tracking them down. Plus, Shauna finally confesses the truth to her daughter about Adam's death. Follow Alrinthea:InstagramFollow Sharai:InstagramDread CentralA Nightmare on Fierce StreetBlerdy Massacre Hey YOU: A You Recap PodcastALTER TapesFollow Chels:Untitled Cinema Gals ProjectLetterboxdSupport the ACLU of Missouri Special thanks to Matt for editing this episode. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more fun content. And donate if you can to the Loveland Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls.
Please join Laura Bell Bundy, Jennifer Herrera and Emily Bonistall Postel live The Locher Room as we have a conversation about the most pressing issues facing women in 2022 and beyond. These women prioritize education, empowering women and work towards cultural and social change. Together they are using their voices to awaken the masses to the extreme inequalities and issues in our society, including equal pay, breaking the glass ceiling, the silencing of women, unrealistic beauty standards, obsession with social media, the new masculinity, domestic violence, sexual assault, motherhood, pregnancy and abortion rights. Laura Bell Bundy is a Tony nominated Broadway actress and Billboard top 5 recording artist. She is also the co-founder of the Women of Tomorrow Foundation and a National Women's History Museum ambassador. Laura's Women of Tomorrow album, podcast, web series mentorship program and live concerts have primarily focused on promoting gender equality and raising funds for female causes. Their work has benefited organizations such as: ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Futures Without Violence, National Breast Cancer Coalition, The National Women's History Museum, The Downtown Women's Center, & The ERA Coalition.Dr. Emily Bonistall Postel, Board President of the Women of Tomorrow Foundation, is an educator and activist who has demonstrated a deep commitment to crime victims over the course of her career.Jennifer Herrera is the chief communications officer for the National Women's History Museum, where she oversees all public affairs, marketing, and media relations efforts. In this role, Herrera leads the Museum's work with external partners, the NWHM National Coalition, and other key regional and national stakeholders. Please join us for this conversation to learn more about these important issues and how you can help drive change.Original Airdate: 7/7/2022
Host: Kevin Smith Dives into the weekly news most impactful to the HeartlandHEADLINESFascism on full display in Montana LegislatureCBS - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/zooey-zephyr-censured-montana-house-transgender-lawmaker/Your tax dollars are paying for Candidate ads for AG Andrew BaileyKSDK - https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/politics/missouri-psa-andrew-bailey/63-104fcd6b-02b0-4ddc-910e-4a1ce338935cLIGHTNING ROUNDMissouriBailey's emergency order that would set barriers to accessing gender-affirming care in Missouri is delayed until at least May 1. Missouri Independent - https://missouriindependent.com/briefs/judge-halts-missouri-ags-rule-limiting-transgender-health-care-until-may-1/?fbclid=IwAR2qGWJ_DB2Ic6OOc3IXtFnxg4y11JepsieZQamOGZ47mYhsxz8NPmOQHMQ&mibextid=Zxz2cZGov Mike Parson, big mad that his boy Bailey did poorly in court, wants special session to push discrimination laws against Trans citizens.St. Louis Post Dispatch - https://stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/governor-threatens-to-keep-missouri-lawmakers-in-session-over-transgender-rules/article_4c0925a0-e510-11ed-a66d-3f113461b744.htmlKSHB Kansas - https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/missouri-gov-mike-parson-wont-call-special-session-to-clarify-abortion-lawA Missouri school's first black basketball coach has been forced out. Was it his style — or is race involved? Yahoo News - https://news.yahoo.com/missouri-school-first-black-coach-110000026.htmlKansas,Republican legislators in Kansas have enacted what may be the most sweeping transgender bathroom law in the U.S. AP - https://apnews.com/article/transgender-rights-bathroom-law-kansas-b3d068afa2bc02bb15314ee04e8e3899Oklahoma,Teacher shortages finally make OK Republicans take noticeNPR - https://www.npr.org/2023/04/26/1171691225/teacher-walkout-oklahoma-republican-anniversaryOklahoma State School Boards Association https://www.ossba.org/2022/09/14/teacher-staffing-survey-shows-record-vacancies/Texas,Texas legislature doubles down on bad power grid planning.Slate - https://slate.com/business/2023/04/texas-power-grid-senate-plan-gas-fossil-fuels-renewables.htmlThe Texas House of Representatives on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a bill to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.Forbes - https://www.forbes.com/sites/ajherrington/2023/04/26/texas-house-passes-marijuana-decriminalization-bill/?sh=760c5a202b36Nebraska,Several Nebraska lawmakers, both Republican and Democrat came to the defense of State Sen. Megan Hunt of Omaha on Wednesday after a complaint was filed alleging she has a potential conflict of interest on proposed restrictions on gender-affirming care for minors.Nebraska Examiner - https://nebraskaexaminer.com/2023/04/26/nebraska-lawmakers-defend-colleague-for-out-of-bounds-conflict-of-interest-complaint/And lastly, Tennessee faces a lawsuit from the U.S. Justice Department challenging Tennessee's new law banning transgender youth from receiving gender-affirming care.NBC - https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-politics-and-policy/us-sues-tennessee-ban-care-transgender-youth-rcna81704
The ACLU is tracking 452 anti-LGBTQ bills in the U.S. this legislative session. Of those 452, 118 are anti-trans health care bills, and there's a slew of trans athlete bans, public accommodations bans, drag bans, and education gag orders about gender identity, sexuality, and expression. We're experiencing an unprecedented surge in attacks on trans people in particular, and trans kids most specifically. In Missouri, the attorney general announced new restrictions on trans healthcare that are the first of their kind, limiting care for both kids AND adults. The rule is currently scheduled to take effect Monday and while the ACLU of Missouri and their partners have filed a petition to seek a temporary restraining order to block implementation of the rule, we haven't heard back yet. It's still pending in court. So many attacks are being levied at once against trans people all across the country. It's hard to keep up. The speed and viciousness are at a level beyond what we've witnessed in our history. So today, we're getting an update from Chase Strangio, the ACLU's Deputy Director for Trans Justice with the ACLU LGBTQ & HIV Project, because losing track of what's happening or losing energy in the fight against these attacks is not an option.
Yum Yum gossip! Hail in TX! "Drag" pushed on children by Australia, Lizzo, Vermont schools, Kevin Bacon, Dwyane Wade! The Hake Report, Thursday, April 27, 2023 AD – BTW: For Nick's show it's https://YouTube.com/@americananchorbaby (with an "at" sign) TIME STAMPS * 0:00:00 "Yum Yum" (Fang Fang) gossip on cussing Swalwell! * 0:03:21 Topics: Hail! Jacinda! Drag vs kids! Kevin Bacon! Dwyane Wade!* 0:06:54 Hey, guys! The Hake Report tee* 0:08:28 Grapefruit-sized hail footage, cow running in TX!* 0:10:42 LUCAS: Toxic family? Damned if you do/don't?* 0:24:22 DANIEL: AI can falsify Hake News and testimony!* 0:33:08 Jacinda Ardern, NZ ex-PM, a Harvard "fellow"* 0:37:58 Protest drag shows in Melbourne, Australia (Charlie Kirk)* 0:41:29 Supers: Episcopalians, Anti-mod complainer, Mild seat, DLive* 0:45:32 PATRICK's BQ: Why do you hide yourself?* 0:52:18 NATHAN: 22yo ex-Catholic turned Christian* 1:01:15 "Sincerely Yours" - Petra (1995, No Doubt)* 1:07:15 Supers: More mod mess, "Curiosity," Danish, Henry Rollins* 1:11:55 Lizzo white knights for drags in TN (Hassan doesn't know)* 1:21:04 Vermont school(s) "gender inclusive" 5th grade lessons* 1:25:56 Kevin Bacon, Kyla Sedgwick, ACLU, unchristian (Pierogies)* 1:33:40 Dwyane Wade renamed son Zion "trans," disavowed FL* 1:40:32 Supers: Bigg Bump corrects Hassan* 1:41:29 WILLIAM: Catholic, going off on immoral black behavior* 1:53:12 MITCHEL, ME: Hassan, the sign of forgiveness?* 1:55:24 "Matilda the Gorilla" - Mary Rice Hopkins (c 1990, live)BLOG https://www.thehakereport.com/blog/2023/4/27/the-hake-report-thu-4-27-23 PODCAST: SUBSTACKThe Hake Report LIVE M-F 9-11 AM PT (12-2 ET) Call-in 1-888-775-3773 thehakereport.com VIDEO YouTube | Rumble* | BitChute | Facebook | Twitter | Odysee* | DLive PODCAST Apple | Spotify | Castbox | Podcast Addict | Pocket Casts | Substack (RSS) *SUPER CHATS on asterisked platforms, or Ko-fi | BuyMeACoffee | Streamlabs SUPPORT / EXCLUSIVES Substack | SubscribeStar | Locals || SHOP Teespring SEE ALSO Hake News on The JLP Show | Appearances elsewhere (other shows, etc.) Get full access to HAKE at thehakereport.substack.com/subscribe
This is the first episode in the "Reproductive Freedom in the Deep South" Series where we talk with representatives from reproductive justice organizations with boots on the ground in Alabama. Our special guests are Tish Gotell Faulks, Legal Director at the ACLU of Alabama; Robin Marty, the Director of Operations for the West Alabama Women's Center; and Kelsea McLain, Deputy Director of the Yellowhammer Fund. Each one of our guests talks about the impact of the overturn of Roe on their organizations, the services they provide in a post-Roe landscape, along with the health and safety concerns they are dealing with on a daily basis. Our conversation expands into the full spectrum of reproductive justice to include access to maternal health care, self-managed abortions and safe after-care centers, access to contraception, sex education, and the myriad ways abortion bans impact pregnant people—— "Reproductive justice is not just about will you or will you not remain pregnant? It is about whether or not we as a society, we as communities are nurturing the people who are critical to birthing and healthy family development." (Tish Gotell Faulks, ACLU of Alabama) WHERE YOU CAN DONATE TODAY: West Alabama Women's Center ACLU of Alabama Yellowhammer Fund The POWER House of Montgomery Access show notes, transcript, & links to resources and more donation opportunities——https://docs.google.com/document/d/1r404OP-4ZoarEb15BA25Y71MmRyZFuDKGSwrt2q0bwg/edit?usp=sharing
Antonio Villaraigosa is the 41st mayor of Los Angeles and arguably the most impactful Latino elected official in American history. In this conversation, he talks his roots as blue-collar kid in East LA, how public schools offered him a second chance after early struggles, cutting his teeth as a union organizer and in the civil rights and farm workers' movements, his rapid ascent from freshman legislator to California Assembly Speaker over three years, how his 2001 mayoral loss set the stage for a 2005 win and two successful mayoral terms, the 2018 race for Governor, his current role as Infrastructure Advisor to the state and Governor Newsom, and much more from one of the most unique stories in American politics.(To donate to support The Pro Politics Podcast, you may use this venmo link or inquire by email at email@example.com) IN THIS EPISODE…Overcoming struggles growing up in East LA…The issues and political struggles that first engaged him…Cutting his teeth in union organizing and the civil rights, anti-war, and farm workers' movements…His path from activism to running for office himself in 1994…His path from a freshman legislator to Assembly Speaker in 3 short years…Lessons from his mentor, iconic CA Speaker Willie Brown…Highlights of his time as Assembly Speaker…The decision to run for mayor in 2001…The difference in his 2001 mayoral loss and 2005 blowout win…The 4 core areas of his focus as mayor…His leadership style that led to not losing a single vote to the city council in 8 years…On whether the job of mayor has become harder over the last few years…Looking back of the 2018 Governors' race and why Southern California Democrats have a hard time winning statewide…Other positions and races he's considered from US Senate to President Obama's Transportation Secretary…How mayors across the country network and share ideas…His approach on tackling big issues facing American cities…His current role as an Infrastructure Advisor to Governor Newsom… AND 7th & Broadway, 224 languages, the ACLU, a million trees, Actum, affirmative action, America Fast Forward, Aztlan, Xavier Becerra, Tom Bradley, Boston Consulting, Cathedral High, Cesar Chavez, cheap red wine, Richard M. Daley, Manny Diaz, dog whistles, finding the bathroom, firebrands, freshman football, the Griffith Observatory, Jim Hahn, Kamala Harris, the Hollywood sign, Delores Huerta, Herman Katz, Martin Luther King Jr, the LA Times, the MEChA movement, Measure R, Mt. Baldy, Gavin Newsom, Rosa Parks, quixotic efforts, Simon Rodia, Roosevelt High, Edward Roybal, SEIU, the Santa Monica Freeway, streamlined permitting, United Teachers of LA, the US Conference of Mayors, the USEOC, the Watts Towers, Pete Wilson…& more!
Under the Radar with Callie Crossley
417 anti-LGBTQ+ bills were introduced in several state legislatures this year alone, according to data published by the ACLU. That is a record amount, and more than twice the amount of anti-LGBTQ+ bills introduced last year. And private companies have become entangled in culture wars, including Bud Light as a transgender TikTok influencer and activist was featured in a social media ad promoting the beer. Plus, some activists continue to take to the streets. One LGBTQ+ group in New Hampshire, Rainbow Reload, is taking up arms for self-protection. Those stories and more on our LGBTQ news roundtable. GUESTS: Grace Sterling Stowell, executive director of the Boston Alliance of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Youth, or BAGLY. Janson Wu, executive director of GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders, or GLAD. E.J. Graff, journalist, author and managing editor of The Monkey Cage, an independent, political science–oriented blog at the Washington Post.
Host: Kevin Smith Dives into the weekly news most impactful to the HeartlandHEADLINESHomeowner who shot Black teen Ralph Yarl pleads not guilty AP - https://apnews.com/article/ralph-yarl-shooting-updates-c13170d6759f2963b01a68fc8a6332f7As Fox News case heads to trial, far right St. Louis site faces its own defamation suit Missouri Independent - https://missouriindependent.com/2023/04/17/as-fox-news-case-heads-to-trial-far-right-st-louis-site-faces-its-own-defamation-suit/Why GOP culture warriors lost big in school board races this monthPolitico - https://www.politico.com/news/2023/04/17/gop-school-board-races-midwest-00092232LIGHTNING ROUNDMontana,Republicans rewriting election laws to benefit their candidates.New York Times - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/14/us/politics/montana-election-bill-senate-tester.htmlLouisiana, GOP Party officials in the state want Louisiana lawmakers to prohibit the study of racism at colleges and universities.Business Insider - https://www.businessinsider.com/louisiana-gop-ban-study-racism-college-schools-2023-4Missouri,Rep. Doug Richey throws wrench in multiple gov operations with nonsensical Diversity ban. Missouri Independent - https://missouriindependent.com/2023/04/17/missouri-agencies-say-ban-on-diversity-initiatives-in-budget-would-disrupt-operations/AG Andrew Bailey attacks transgender Missourians MSNBC - https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/missouri-attorney-general-andrew-bailey-transgender-health-care-rcna80437ACLU - https://www.aclu-mo.org/en/news/advocates-promise-legal-action-defense-transgender-people-missouriKansas,Gov Kelly vetoes PBS - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/2nd-abortion-regulation-bill-vetoed-by-kansas-gov-laura-kellyKansas Reflector - https://kansasreflector.com/2023/04/19/kansas-governor-vetoes-bills-dealing-with-abortion-reversal-mail-in-ballots-child-care/Oklahoma,Hate in McCurtain CountyThe Oklahoman - https://www.oklahoman.com/story/news/2023/04/16/oklahoma-sheriff-and-commissioner-accused-of-racism-and-threats/70119918007/And lastly in Florida,Staunch DeSantis ally and GOP donor, Kent Stermon committed suicide after he was accused of sexual misconduct with an underage teen.Daily Beast - https://www.thedailybeast.com/ron-desantis-ally-kent-stermon-killed-himself-after-being-accused-of-sexual-misconduct-with-minor
Former mayor of Los Angeles mayor Richard Riordan has died at 92; The ACLU files suit against Los Angeles county over its downtown inmate reception center; Troubled Orange County Power Authority takes a big step toward righting the ship. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/joinSupport the show: https://laist.com
This 4/20, we want to talk about a tool that can be used to address the horrific consequences of the war on drugs: clemency. Throughout U.S. history, presidents, and governors have had the power to grant clemency, either by pardoning people of their crimes or reducing their sentences. Clemency can be used as a check on the criminal legal system, which often imposes unjustifiably harsh sentences and disproportionately criminalizes Black and Brown people, disabled people, and poor people. As Americans grapple with the racism and punitive spirit that fueled mass incarceration, more and more advocates have called on chief executives to use their power to confront racial injustice and end imprisonment that is no longer just or justified. Few issues highlight the importance of clemency more than the unequal treatment of drug convictions. Of the 1.9 million people who are currently incarcerated in the U.S.,191,000 are in jail or prison for drug related convictions. Today, many of these convictions would be erroneous, as many states adopt public health approaches to drug use and move towards legalizing marijuana in particular. Today, we are going to look at the redemptive hope clemency can provide, both to people and the criminal legal system as a whole. We are joined by Kemba Smith, who received clemency in 2000 and has been a prominent criminal justice reform advocate ever since, and Cynthia Roseberry, Acting Director of the ACLU's Justice Division and key leader on Clemency 2014, a historic initiative of more than 4,000 lawyers who represented over 36,000 clients as they went through the presidential clemency process.
I'm 12 years old. It's summertime, and we're on our annual family trip to Bainbridge Island off the coast of Seattle. I love going on these trips, and one of my favorite things about them is getting to see family friends Bob and Denise perform in a different play. This particular summer they're doing The Pirates of Penzance. After the show is over, Bob and Denise walk up to me and ask, “Kymberlee, what was your favorite part?” I'm thinking that since they're both in it, I don't really want to pick sides. So I talk about everything: the amazing set design, Bob's incredible costume, Denise's epic singing, the cool set, the fantastic dancing, the memorable characters... After each mention, Bob and Denise just stare at me. But I can't pick just one thing; I love it all! Years later, I realize that what I loved most was… The live experience of story! Seeing it played out right in front of my eyes and ears made each story unforgettable. My special guest today, Mary Lauren, tells stories in multifaceted ways. She directs them, writes them, produces them, performs them, and choreographs them. And in this episode of the Storytelling School podcast, we dive into her tips and techniques on bringing stories to life with questions like: How do you know if a particular story you want to tell is important? What should you always do when you get handed a script for your role? What's the benefit of playing darker characters? And what can you do when you're struggling to connect to your story? What you will learn in this episode: How you can bring truth to a character in your story What storytelling aspect can initially stymie a new storyteller Why listening is the key to everything as a performer and storyteller Who is Mary? Mary Lauren is a passionate and multifaceted artist who loves to tell stories. She has had work seen Off-Broadway and regionally as a director, writer, performer, producer, and choreographer. She's a proud member of the Actors' Equity Association (AEA) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Mary has written several new works, in addition to choreographing and acting as the lead dancer in the short film Dream of Spring (which has been featured in festivals all over the world). Some other acting credits include: The Last 5 Years, Gypsy, Sarah Was Mine, Sophia!, My Shadow and Me, and Hamlet. For almost 20 years, Mary has directed and educated artists. As artistic director of Heart String Theatrical, she created the streaming live/filmed piece Loving You Always. Her cabarets have raised money for artists and for organizations including the NAACP and ACLU. Mary also serves as the Youth Artistic Director at AMT Theatre, a new Off-Broadway Theater in Times Square. She loves working with young artists and finds inspiration from their exuberance and stories. Over 50 productions with young artists have been directed by her including original pieces and published works like Seussical, Annie, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Beauty and the Beast, and more. Links and Resources: Mary Lauren @MaryLaurenW on Instagram @MaryLaurenOnline on Facebook AMT Theatre @HeartStringTheatrical on Instagram Storytelling School Website @storytellingschool on Instagram @storytellingSchool on Facebook
Obsessed With The Best w/ Alex & Tina
This week, Alex sits down with Dr. Michele Goodwin, who walks us through the history of American laws restricting reproductive rights for women, from involuntary reproductive servitude in the times of slavery to denying pregnant women access to life-saving healthcare today. Michele Goodwin is an acclaimed bioethicist, constitutional law scholar, and prolific author who serves as the Chancellor's Professor of Law at UC Irvine, where she directs the Center of Biotechnology and Global Health Policy. She serves on the executive committee and national board of the American Constitution Society and previously on the executive committee of the ACLU, and she was the first woman to be elected Secretary General of the International Academy of Law & Mental Health. She is the author/editor of six books, including Policing The Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood. She ranks among the most cited professors in the field of bioethics, and is a sought after public commentator, having been featured in print, radio, and television news. Dr. Goodwin is also the Executive Producer of Ms. Studios, and host of the podcast, On The Issues with Michele Goodwin. Connect with Michele! Instagram: @michelebgoodwin Website: michelebgoodwin.com Follow us on: Instagram: @obsessedwiththebestpod YouTube: Obsessed With The Best TikTok: @obsessedwiththebestpod Take advantage of our discount codes! BetterHelp Use code: OBSESSED at checkout for 10% off your first month of virtual therapy! www.betterhelp.com Ombre Lab Use code: OBSESSED at checkout for $30 off your first at-home gut health test! www.ombrelab.com BeautyCounter Shop with us at beautycounter.com/obsessed and we'll gift you free beauty samples with your purchase! For first-time shoppers, enter code: CLEANFORALL20 at checkout for 20% off your first order! K.Ferrara Color Use code: OBSESSED15 for 15% off your clean nail polish or hand cream order! www.kferraracolor.com Plant People Use code: obsessedwiththebest at checkout for 15% off your purchase of Doctor-formulated, regenerative plant and mushroom supplements from Plant People! https://www.plantpeople.co Avani Derm Spa Skincare Get 10% off ANY Avani Derm Spa store product with code: obsessed10 at checkout! Visit dermspastore.com Shop Obsessed With The Best Merch! https://obsessed-with-the-best.creator-spring.com/ Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, comments, and product or guest suggestions! Support us by supporting our host network, DimlyWit Productions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
ACLU urges judge to hold L.A. County in contempt over jail conditions; An wrongfully convicted man aims to defeat GOP Representative Garcia; 90% of Californians breathe dirty air, with SoCal facing the worst. Support The L.A. Report by donating now at LAist.com/joinSupport the show: https://laist.com
Conversations With Warrior Women Podcast
Shira Yevin is reinventing how women are represented and received in the music industry. Only 21.6% of music industry professionals are female artists, 12.6% are female songwriters and only 2.6% are female producers. Gender equity in music is something we need to bring awareness to and move forward on. Women creatives and professionals need to be nurtured, supported and HIRED. And after meeting Shira… Melissa Ethridge, Joan Jett and Live Nation all agreed and are on board. Connect with: Shira Website: https://www.inpink.com, https://www.grittyinpink.co Instagram: instagram.com/shira_girl, linkedin.com/in/shirayevin, twitter.com/shiragirl Schedule a free BREAKTHROUGH CALL with Liz! https://calendly.com/lizsvatek/breakthrough-call Take the FREE Limiting Beliefs Quiz and find out what's holding you back! https://www.lizsvatek.com/quiz Take Liz's Limitless Warrior 12 week program and change your life! www.lizsvatek.com/limitless-warrior/ Guest Bio: Shira Yevin is an Entrepreneur, Artist, Activist, and Founder of Gritty In Pink. Shira studied Communications, Business, and Theatre Arts at the University of Pennsylvania. She's been a featured speaker at SXSW and featured in Billboard, Alternative Press, NPR, The New York Times, and Forbes. After forming her all-female band Shiragirl, Shira became known for advocating for women in male-dominated spaces; Shira and her band crashed the Vans Warped Tour and created the Shiragirl Stage for female artists, which hosted 300+ artists including rock icons Joan Jett and Paramore. In addition to growing a career as an accomplished tour musician, Shira also cultivated a career in the beverage industry, earning VP/Director roles in marketing and sales for iconic brands- from legendary products like Pabst Blue Ribbon, to startups such as Owl's Brew, and helped launch Bev canned wine in 2018. In January 2020, Yevin launched a new female-led platform to empower women within the music industry, called Gritty In Pink. With the mission to achieve gender equality in the music industry, Gritty In Pink has featured 280+ emerging artists with a collective following of 30M on IG/Tiktok. The platform has partnered with 20+ brands and charities, including Fender and ACLU, having raised thousands of dollars for charities with their Instagram Live fundraisers. The Gritty In Pink community continues to grow, as they launch their new online marketplace INPINK, connecting women working in all aspects of the music business with industry pros who want to hire diverse women. Recently, the company graduated from the Long Beach Accelerator, which invests in growing startups, and welcomed Melissa Etheridge as Strategic Advisor, and received investment from Live Nation.