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Best podcasts about newsnation

Latest podcast episodes about newsnation

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Travels with Steve: Happy Holiday Railway takes you on a magical train ride with Santa himself

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021


Marcus Ruef, Chairman of the Happy Holiday Railway, joins Jon Hansen (filling in for Steve Bertrand) on Chicago's Afternoon News to explain how you can embark on a festive train ride with Santa Claus starting November 26th. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Dan Hampton: ‘Nagy should've been terminated last January'

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021


Dan Hampton of the Hamp & O’B Show joins Jon Hansen (filling in for Steve Bertrand) on Chicago's Afternoon News to discuss whether the Bears will lose to the Lions on Thanksgiving, and if this will be Matt Nagy’s last game. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Banfield
Exclusive Kyle Rittenhouse interview

Banfield

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021


Kyle Rittenhouse opened up days after a verdict felt around the country. At 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday on NewsNation, Ashleigh Banfield interviewed Kyle Rittenhouse in a way no one has done it yet.

WGN - The John Williams Full Show Podcast
NewsNation reporter Janel Forte: Race left out of Ahmaud Arbery trial, but remains big part of the conversation

WGN - The John Williams Full Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021


NewsNation Reporter Janel Forte joins John Williams four weeks into the trial of the shooters of Ahmaud Arbery, just as the jury deliberations begin. Janel outlines the arguments on both the defense and prosecution sides.

WGN - The John Williams Full Show Podcast
Ashleigh Banfield prepares to interview Kyle Rittenhouse on NewsNation

WGN - The John Williams Full Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021


“Banfield” host Ashleigh Banfield joins John Williams to preview what she will discuss with Kyle Rittenhouse, who was acquitted last week of the murders of two. Watch it on NewsNation tonight at 9 Central.

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
‘Cranberry Relish Day' is here just in time for Thanksgiving

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021


Isaac Zarecki of the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why Wisconsin is leader among the top four states for cranberry production. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Mayor of Naperville says it's time to end state mask mandate

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021


Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why he think it’s time for Gov. Pritzker to end the mask mandate in the state. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Check out a VIP ‘Black Friday' Goose Island release at Time Out Market Chicago

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021


The editor of Time Out Chicago, Zach Long, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to highlight holiday events at the Time Out Market Chicago, including a VIP way to be the first to try Goose Island’s Bourbon County Stout 2021 offerings the day they are released. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on […]

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Dan Hampton on Bears' upcoming game against the Ravens: ‘Trevis Gipson has got to be a factor now that Khalil Mack is out'

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021


Chicago Bears Hall of Famer and host of the Hamp and O’B Show, Dan Hampton joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to preview the Bears’ Sunday game against the Baltimore Ravens. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Holidays On Ice with Lou Manfredini, John Williams, Steve Bertrand presented by Whiskey Acres

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021


Get into the holiday spirit with some spirits. Celebrate holidays on ice! Lou Manfredini, John Williams and Steve Bertrand will feature fun, festive cocktails featuring award-winning, farm-crafted whiskey from Whiskey Acres, Illinois’ first estate distillery. Check out all the recipes we have highlighted here. Cheers! Whiskey Acres Bourbon Slush – perfect for a party! Ingredients: […]

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Kankakee County Sheriff has a problem with state's ‘pro-criminal' legislature

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021


Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why he took to social media to express his concerns with the state's criminal justice system, and what can be done to solve the problem. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Smashing Pumpkins' Jimmy Chamberlin fondly remembers his hometown of Joliet

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021


Smashing Pumpkins drummer, Jimmy Chamberlin, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about growing up in Joliet and how shares his favorite memories of his hometown. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Travels with Steve: Whiskey Acres in DeKalb, a field-to-glass tour of American ingenuity

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021


Situated 60 miles from Chicago on a fifth-gneration farm, Whiskey Acres is raising the bar on sustainability by growing their own grain for the production of their award-winning spirits. From grain to bottle, everything produced on the premise is powered by solar power and no drop of water goes to waste. Co-founder & COO Nick […]

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
DuPage County behind on vaccinating kids 5 to 11 compared to other suburbs

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021


DuPage County Health Department Director Karen Ayala joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why they are behind on getting the COVID-19 vaccine into the arms of children ages 5 to 11. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Ald. Cardenas on proposed ordinance for the city to buy the Bears: ‘The NFL is changing, we ought to have the little guy partake in this'

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021


12th Ward Ald. George Cardenas joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why he’s introducing an ordinance for the city to purchase the Chicago Bears and sell those shares to fans as a way to keep the team in the city. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 […]

Banfield
All eyes on Kenosha, disappearance of Summer Wells

Banfield

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021


There is still no word on how Kyle Rittenhouse will spend the rest of his life. Five men and seven women spent the Tuesday sorting through the business of being in utter control over Rittenhouse

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Rep. Ford wants stronger penalties for killing kids, but some parents want to renew the death penalty

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021


State Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago) joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago's Afternoon News to discuss new proposed legislation aimed at increasing the penalties for killing children and why some parents want him to pursue renewing the death penalty in Illinois. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Northwestern Medicine's chief medical officer shares advice on getting kids vaccinated

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021


Dr. Jim Adams, Chief Medical Officer of Northwestern Medicine, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss a serious flu outbreak on University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus, Pfizer’s push for FDA approval of a pill to treat COVID, and answer questions about booster shots & flu shots for kids. “Better knowledge means better health for you […]

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival parade is back this year with Mickey, Minnie, and more

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021


The 30th Annual BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival is gearing up to celebrate the holidays on November 19th with the return of the parade on the 20th. This annual tradition is put on by The Magnificent Mile Association and the president of the board of directors, Dan Russell, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s […]

MediaVillage's Insider InSites podcast on Media, Marketing and Advertising
News on the Record - Discussing NewsNation's New Series 'Missing in America' w/ Brian Entin

MediaVillage's Insider InSites podcast on Media, Marketing and Advertising

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 30:14


NewsNation's Brian Entin joins Erich J. Prince to discuss his network's new program "Missing in America," which aims to bring attention to unsolved and lesser known missing persons cases.

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Taking a historic look at America's past infrastructure bills

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021


Walter Licht, the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain how President Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure bill compares to other infrastructure bills in the past. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Dan Hampton: ‘Justin Fields has accepted the role he's been thrust upon, and he's doing well'

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021


Chicago Bears Hall of Famer and host of the Hamp and O’B Show, Dan Hampton joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss QB Justin Fields’ performance against the Steelers, and preview the Bears’ upcoming game against the Ravens Nov. 21st. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Novelist writes personal journal on the 2020 pandemic

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021


Author Chris Finch joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about his new book, What Just Happened: Note on a Long Year, a journal that was written during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Turn in your E-Waste Nov. 15th for ‘America Recycles Day'

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021


Mike Abt, Co. President of Abt Electronics, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain how you can turn in your old electronics on Nov. 15th for America Recycles Day. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
‘Veterans Path to Hope' has a mission to help active-duty service members transition to civilian life

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021


Laura Franz, the executive director for Veterans Path to Hope in Crystal Lake, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain how the organization helps active-duty service member transition to civilian life. The organizations is celebrating 25 years this year, and offer housing programs, outdoor activities to build camaraderie, programs for caregivers, and they […]

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Ald. Hopkins: ‘CPS acted like they were surprised parents would want to bring their kids to school to get vaccinated, it's frustrating'

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021


2nd Ward Ald. Brian Hopkins joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why he’s not happy with the way Chicago Public Schools are handling the COVID-19 vaccination distribution for their planned Vaccine Awareness Day Nov. 12. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Travels with Steve: Lake Geneva offers a snow sculpting championship, ice castles, and more…

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021


The President and CEO of Visit Lake Geneva, Stephanie Klett, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about the festivities returning including the 2022 U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship, Lake Geneva Electric Christmas Parade, the Ice Castles, and more Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow […]

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Dennis Quaid visits WGN to talk music, religion, and Ronald Reagan

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021


Dennis Quaid joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about his new music, touring again, his upcoming biopic about Ronald Reagan, and why he’s always looking for a better understanding of religion. Quaid was in town to perform at City Winery with his new single ‘Heartbreak,’ a song he wrote for his wife. […]

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Latino Caucus think it has the votes, calls for special City Council meeting on ward remap

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021


Burt Odelson, the attorney for the Latino Caucus, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why they’re calling for a special City Council meeting for next week on a new Chicago ward map. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Ready to fly? U.S. lifts international travel ban for vaccinated visitors

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021


Roger Dow, President & CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain how the end of the 19-month international ban will benefit the travel industry. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Lakeview Pantry's annual ‘Turkey Fund' is in need of donations to make this year special for families in need

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021


The CEO of the Lakeview Pantry, Kellie O’Connell, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about the annual ‘Turkey Fund’ food drive aimed at adding a full turkey (or choice of festive protein) into every family's monthly grocery box. This year, donations up to $25k are being matched by a generous donation and […]

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Dan Hampton says Justin Fields has shown what he can do and should be confident heading into Monday night

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021


Chicago Bears Hall of Famer and host of the Hamp and O'B Show, Dan Hampton joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago's Afternoon News to preview the Bears Monday night game versus the Pittsburgh Stealers. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Dr. Robert Murphy on the new pills to fight COVID: ‘It's a great step forward'

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021


Dr. Robert Murphy, professor of infectious diseases at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago's Afternoon News to talk about new pills from Merck and Pfizer that may prevent people at high-risk from being hospitalized with severe COVID-19 symptoms. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 […]

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Texas bar bans Mariah Carey's ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You'

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021


Laura Garrison, general manager at Stoneleigh P bar in Dallas, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why the jukebox in their bar will skip Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You if you decide to play it before December 1st. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand […]

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Local pastor says Gov. Pritzker's latest approach to end gun violence is ‘wrong'

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021


Pastor Anthony Williams of King International Ministry joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why Gov. Pritzker’s plan to use $250 million dollars to provide grants for violence prevention organizations is a bad idea. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Attorney for Heather Mack: ‘The FBI didn't like the number of years she got for the sentencing, and now they want a second bite at the apple'

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021


Brian Claypool, the attorney for Heather Mack joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why he plans to challenge murder conspiracy charges filed against his client by the FBI. Mack served more than seven years in an Indonesian prison for killing her mother on the island of Bali in 2014. Follow Your Favorite […]

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Gov. Pritzker creates new office to end Illinois' gun violence epidemic

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021


Chris Patterson, head of the newly created Office of Firearm Violence Prevention joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain how this new office will focus on the most violent neighborhoods in the city and across the state in violence prevention efforts, and distribute state funds to established violence prevention organizations. Follow Your Favorite […]

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Why the truck driver shortage isn't the biggest problem facing the holiday season supply chain

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021


Mitch Millstein, Ph.D., a professor of supply chain management at the University of Missouri—St. Louis, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss the impact of supply chain issues will have on the holidays and staples like food and apparel. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow […]

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Rep. Jaime Andrade: ‘There's a gang war going on in the 17th District, there's no violence prevention program funds'

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021


State Rep. Jaime Andrade (D-Chicago) joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss the recent uptick in gang shootings in his district, and why it’s so difficult to get crime fighting dollars from the state to the North Side. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
The mysterious case of the ‘Mad Gasser of Mattoon'

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021


Dustin Waters is a writer whose stories feature quirky stories from history and have appeared in Washington Post, Vulture, and more. He joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about the case of the ‘Mad Gasser of Mattoon,’ a story that ran in the Washington Post, that focuses on World War II era […]

Banfield
North Port police chief defends handling of Brian Laundrie; Alec Baldwin speaks

Banfield

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021


Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Supreme Court hears arguments over Texas abortion law

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021


Northern Illinois University political science professor Artemus Ward joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago's Afternoon News to recap oral arguments heard over a Texas law that has banned most abortions in the state, and whether their upcoming ruling will set the stage for a bigger fight nationwide. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Illinois residents can now bet on in-state college teams

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021


Rep. Mike Zalewski (23rd) joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why he sponsored a bill that eliminates a ban on wagers on in-state college teams. Under the bill, wagers on local college teams must be placed in person at a casino. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow […]

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand
Diversity at the ballet: How women are aiming to change the performing arts behind-the-scenes

Chicago's Afternoon News with Steve Bertrand

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021


Liza Yntema, founder of Dance Data Project, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago's Afternoon News to discuss how her organization aims to add diversity and inclusion in ballet and bridge the gap in income for women in the performing arts. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

The Katie Halper Show
Military Sexual Assault WhistleBlowers with Amy Franck, Amber Fitzwater & Rich McHugh

The Katie Halper Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 83:01


Amy Franck and Amber Fitzwater were hired by the pentagon to help the military combat sexual assault. Instead they've become whistleblowers who have been retaliated against and sexually assaulted. Amy (https://twitter.com/Neveraloneadvo1), Amber and investigative journalist Rich McHugh (https://twitter.com/RichMcHugh) join the show to share their stories and talk about the way the US Military deals, or doesn't deal, with the its endemic sexual assault problem. Amy Braley Franck began her career as a Department of the Army Civilian in July of 2013 as a Victim Advocate and has held the position of Sexual Assault Response Coordinator and Sexual Assault Program Manager for a 2- and 3-star Army Service Component Commands. Ms. Braley Franck has been identified on two separate occasions as a whistleblower for her actions to protect her clients. Ms. Braley Franck holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Business from the University of Maryland. Ms. Braley Franck is credentialed through NOVA D-SCAAP as Level IV Military Advocate. She is a certified Child Abuse Investigator and Nationally certified Forensic Interviewer, conducting interviews for local law enforcement, Army CID, FBI and Homeland Security and has been tendered an expert witness in Child Molestation and Abuse hearings. She has been recognized for her contributions and service to President Biden's Independent Review Commission to implement the change needed to shift to a proactive prevention model throughout the DoD. She is the founder of non-profit Never Alone Advocacy (http://www.neveraloneadvocacy.org/). Amber Fitzwater is a sexual assault response coordinator with the Army and has worked in the SHARP program since 2013. She is a level IV advocate, a certified clinical trauma intervention specialist, and is currently enrolled at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology working on her PhD in international psychology. She has over 16,000 hours of advocacy and has provided training to law enforcement and prosecutors about the neurobiological effects of trauma and the impacts on victim's memory to assist them in working with victims of sexual assault when it comes to interviewing and questioning them at trial. Ms. Fitzwater is also a survivor of sexual assault while working with the Army, and is a member of Ms. Braley Franck's non profit "Never Alone advocacy." Rich McHugh is an investigative reporter and serves as a correspondent for NewsNation. Over the past year, McHugh has reported extensively on the issue of sexual assault in our military. Prior to NewsNation, McHugh spent over twenty years as a producer in network television news. He served as a Supervising Producer in the NBC News Investigative Unit, where he and correspondent Ronan Farrow spent a year investigating sexual misconduct allegations against the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. After their investigation was shut down at NBC, it was was published in The New Yorker magazine and won the Pulitzer prize, and has been widely credited as a catalyst for the #MeToo movement. As a contributor to Vanity Fair, McHugh published "You are to Stand Down," his personal account of how NBC killed it's Weinstein story, and "An Oral History Of A Predator" -- interviews with 30 Weinstein accusers. Prior to NBC, McHugh spent nearly a decade at ABC News, producing for Good Morning America. He has won an Edward R. Murrow award and five Emmy awards for his work. Born and raised in the Chicago area, he graduated from Columbia University in New York City. He lives in the New York City area with his wife, Danie, and their four young daughters.