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Authentically Detroit
Detroit Teens: Feeling Seen & Heard w/Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib

Authentically Detroit

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 60:01


Our monthly series with The Vault Teen Center and Eastside Community Network continues with a discussion about gun violence affecting young lives in Detroit and the nation. The young people interviewed Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib about the realities of they face as young Detroiters. The Vaulted Youth Voices monthly series is sponsored by the Skillman Foundation. Young people are learning Detroit history, podcasting, producing and the power of narrative to curate podcast episodes. The ultimate goal is to have the young people create and sustain their own podcast on the new Detroit Eastside Engagement Podcast Network. 

HISTORY This Week
Reconstruction III: Voting Rights At Last

HISTORY This Week

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 41:00


May 26, 1965. One hundred years after the Civil War, Congress is debating a bill whose goal is to enforce the 15th amendment, which, in 1870, promised the right to vote regardless of race. But that's not what happened. Now the Civil Rights movement is saying: It's time to make real the promises of the Constitution for all Americans. The forces that undermined the First Reconstruction, and gutted the 15th Amendment, are resisting those demands. In the middle stands Lyndon B. Johnson, a Southern Senator with a record of opposing civil rights. Robert Caro, acclaimed journalist and Johnson biographer, tells us, what will change Johnson's mind and turn him into a champion of the Voting Rights Act? And how will he manage the impossible task of getting it passed when so many Southern Senators are hellbent against it?Visit History.com/Reconstruction for more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives
Democracy Forum 5/20/22: The Demise of Local News: What Are We Losing?

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 57:02


Host: Ann Luther, League of Women Voters of Maine Democracy Forum: Participatory Democracy, encouraging citizens to take an active role in government and politics Key Discussion Points: Local news and local democracy. What is a “news desert”? Does Maine have them? What happens in towns that have no institutional news coverage? Does it affect self-governance at the local level? Can citizen or grass-roots journalism fill the gap? Even if we have plenty of citizen journalists, do we lose cohesion without an institutional resource that provides a collective understanding? Guests: Penelope Abernathy, visiting professor at the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University Dan MacLeod, Managing Editor, Bangor Daily News Lincoln Millstein, blogs local news at The Quietside Journal To learn more about this topic: Survival of the Fittest: Can Independent News Media Endure in These Times? | Global Engagement at Georgetown University, April, 2022 New Report On The State Of Our Democracy | League of Women Voters 2021 Local news deserts are expanding: Here’s what we’ll lose | Washington Post, November, 2021 Exploiting the local news desert | Editor and Publisher, November 2021 Islander celebrates 20 years of community journalism – Mount Desert Islander, Faith D'Ambroise, November, 2021 Trends and Facts on Newspapers | State of the News Media | Pew Research Center. June, 2021 The mostly volunteer team at the League of Women Voters – Downeast who plan and coordinate this series includes: Martha Dickinson, Laurie Fogleman, Starr Gilmartin, Maggie Harling, Ann Luther, Judith Lyles, Wendilee O'Brien, Maryann Ogonowski, Pam Person, Lane Sturtevant, Leah Taylor, Linda Washburn FMI re League of Women Voters of Maine: www.lwvme.org About the host: Ann currently serves as Treasurer of the League of Women Voters of Maine and leads the LWVME Advocacy Team. She served as President of LWVME from 2003 to 2007 and as co-president from 2007-2009. In her work for the League, Ann has worked for greater public understanding of public policy issues and for the League's priority issues in Clean Elections & Campaign Finance Reform, Voting Rights, Ethics in Government, Ranked Choice Voting, and Repeal of Term Limits. Representing LWVME at Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, she served that coalition as co-president from 2006 to 2011. She remains on the board of MCCE and serves as Treasurer. She is active in the LWV-Downeast and hosts their monthly radio show, The Democracy Forum, on WERU FM Community Radio -which started out in 2004 as an recurring special, and became a regular monthly program in 2012. She was the 2013 recipient of the Baldwin Award from the ACLU of Maine for her work on voting rights and elections. She joined the League in 1998 when she retired as Senior Vice President at SEI Investments. Ann was a founder of the MDI Restorative Justice Program, 1999 – 2000, and served on its Executive Board. The post Democracy Forum 5/20/22: The Demise of Local News: What Are We Losing? first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

Black Information Network Daily
BIN - Our Daily Story. May 18, 2022

Black Information Network Daily

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 29:33


Dr. Otis Moss III is the Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Chicago. As a social activist and community leader, Dr. Moss has a unique perspective on issues critical to the Black Community. Today he speaks with Ramses Ja on the topic of voting rights and the church's role in protecting the rights of Black people.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Life Matters - Separate stories podcast
Talkback — should 16-year-olds get the right to vote?

Life Matters - Separate stories podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 42:20


As often happens at this stage in the election cycle, there's a renewed push by some youth advocates and community groups to lower the voting age to 16. It was 1973 when the franchise was last expanded by Prime Minister Whitlam by lowering the voting age from 21 to 18. Is it time to do so again?

The John Fugelsang Podcast
Capitalism and Voting Rights

The John Fugelsang Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 42:27


John talks COVID, chats with Thea Harper, and takes your phone calls.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Brian Lehrer Show
Brian Lehrer Weekend: Eric Holder; Baby Formula Shortage; The Future of Ocean Life

The Brian Lehrer Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 88:34


Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Eric Holder and Sam Koppelman on Voting Rights  (First) | Parents Grapple with the Baby Formula Shortage (Starts at 38:00) | Unchecked Emissions and the Threat of Mass Marine Extinction (Starts at 55:10) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

Beg to Differ with Mona Charen
Voting Rights and Abortion Rights (with Ben Ginsberg)

Beg to Differ with Mona Charen

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 76:28


Election law expert Ben Ginsberg offers insight on threats to confidence in elections. The panel then considers the Dobbs fallout from several angles — partisan, racial, and legal. Want to listen without ads? Bulwark+ members get exclusive access to an ad-free version of Beg to Differ. Learn more: https://plus.thebulwark.com/p/how-do-i-add-a-bulwark-member-only?s=w Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Brian Lehrer Show
Voting Rights Crisis & What to Do About It

The Brian Lehrer Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 37:30


Eric Holder, former U.S. attorney general under Pres. Obama, chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, and Sam Koppelman, author and director of surrogate speechwriting on the Biden-Harris presidential campaign, talk about their new book, Our Unfinished March: The Violent Past and Imperiled Future of the Vote-A History, a Crisis, a Plan (One World, 2022), plus the current redistricting picture.

Brian Lehrer: A Daily Politics Podcast
Eric Holder: Abortion Rights and Voting Rights Cases Are Linked

Brian Lehrer: A Daily Politics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 21:44


President Obama's attorney general has a new book out about voting rights. On Today's Show:Eric Holder, former U.S. attorney general under Pres. Obama, chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, and Sam Koppelman, author and director of surrogate speech-writing on the Biden-Harris presidential campaign, talk about their new book, Our Unfinished March: The Violent Past and Imperiled Future of the Vote-A History, a Crisis, a Plan (One World, 2022), plus the current redistricting picture.

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
'BradCast' 5/9/2022 ('2000 Mules', 74 Million Republican Dupes, and GOP Election Fraud Crimes)

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 56:42


Mark Reardon Show
A growing concern over the situation in Ukraine

Mark Reardon Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 37:05


Hour 3: Brad Young (in for Mark Reardon) welcomes Missouri State Representative Mary Elizabeth Coleman to discuss the final week of the State Legislature where the Parents Bill of Rights, Voting Rights, and some tax cuts are still on the table. Then, Professor of political science at the University of Chicago, Charles Lipson join to talk about his latest columns over the growing concern in Ukraine and the new Disinformation Board. Later, the Audio Cut of the Day!

Mark Reardon Show
Parents Bill of Rights being voted on in Jefferson City, says Representative Coleman

Mark Reardon Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 14:56


Brad Young (in for Mark Reardon) welcomes Missouri State Representative Mary Elizabeth Coleman to discuss the final week of the State Legislature where the Parents Bill of Rights, Voting Rights, and some tax cuts are still on the table.

Radio Cachimbona
Voting Rights and Ending Title 42

Radio Cachimbona

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 48:48


On this episode, Yvette interviews Xenia Orona Co-Executive Director of Fuerte Arts Movement to discuss the various bills that the AZ GOP has passed to disenfranchise marginalized voters. Yvette also interviews Julie Neusner of Human Rights First to discuss Title 42's deployment at the Tijuana/San Ysidro border. Julie shares the differential treatment given to Ukranian refugees and breaks down the violence that migrants are vulnerable to when forced to return to the Mexican side of the border.

Over the Lege, The Live Podcast!
We've Got A Bonner For Voting Rights!

Over the Lege, The Live Podcast!

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 82:28


This is the Season 3 Finale of The Over The Lege LIVE! Podcast! So we're pulling out all of the stops! Not only do we have two guests like we regularly do (this week we have Youth Voting Right Advocate Charlie Bonner and Austin Stand Up Comedian  Kirsten Anderson) we also have two special guests taking the place of our regular guests! The part of Aaron Salinas, our regular cast funny man, is being played by Actor/Musician! And the part of our announcer, Amy Lowry, is being played by  Jasmine Owen, a Legislative Insider at the Texas House Of Representatives!  And, don't worry, Stephanie Chiarello has not been replaced. She is, as always, the host of this episode! Yay!So sit back, learn, and laugh! Charlie Bonner is a youth voting rights advocate and communications professional working to engage a new generation of civic leaders. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Charlie majored in government and Plan II Honors where his thesis, A Republic If You Can Jeep It, was awarded the Lois Baird Trice Prize for Creative Scholarship after he drove 10,000 miles across the country to interview strangers about democracy. Currently, Charlie runs state-wide communications and outreach at MOVE Texas, a non-partisan non-profit dedicated to empowering young people in civic life and tearing down barriers to the ballot box. As a spokesperson for the voting rights movement, he frequently appears in local and national outlets including The Texas Tribune, The New York Times, National Geographic, CNN, and MSNBC.  Kirsten Anderson is a ten-year resident of Austin and the mother of Edwin Muffins, a geriatric terrier. While newer to the city's stand-up scene, her jokes have been prominently featured in the office, not the sitcom, just her actual office for many years. Speaking of work, fun fact: as a child, she wanted to be a political talk radio host! Well, today, we've made it! You can follow her at KirstenAnderson_comedy. Dave Ronn is an improviser, musician, and actor from Austin, TX. He's technically on Instagram and Twitter, but he doesn't use them, and he likes taking walks around the neighborhood. Cast:Host: Stephanie ChiarelloComedians: Dave Ronn & Kirsten AndersonSpecial Guest: Charlie BonnerAnnouncer: Jasmine OwenPodcast Editor: Tom BookerWriters:Stephanie Chiarello, Amy K.

The Soul of the Nation with Jim Wallis
Rep. Sewell and Sen. Warnock Fight to Save our Democracy

The Soul of the Nation with Jim Wallis

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 29:40


Representative Terri Sewell and Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock discuss their ongoing battle to protect voting rights for people who are at risk of losing their franchise to participate in our democratic elections.“People talk about how divided our country is,” adds Senator Warnock. “Both Democrats and Republicans are saying that something is broken in our Democracy. How can we not have a debate about it in the United States Senate?” Rep. Sewell urges all citizens, “to vote, volunteer, organize, turn out, and elect people who will do the right thing.”Listen to these two voting rights leaders advocate for the protection of the integrity of our democratic system of government.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

America's Democrats
We must go further with voting rights.

America's Democrats

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 54:35


We must go further with voting rights.   With primary races soon to be in full swing, we take a closer look at some of the structural hurdles Americans face at the polls—and at just how narrowly President Biden was elected two Novembers ago.  Phil Keisling Phil Keisling used to be the secretary of state for Oregon, one of three states that allow people to vote by mail. He said the practice increases turnout, especially among younger and more diverse voters. Amel Ahmed The passage of H.R.1 would mark a necessary advance in defense of the right to vote.  But does that go far enough? Amel Ahmed says more can be done to go on the offense in the struggle over voting rights.  Jim Hightower   We're Stuck on a Monopoly Merry-Go-Round   The problem with our so-called “free market” is that it's not free for you and me. It's largely controlled by monopolies, which are free to inflate prices just because they can, letting gougers gleefully extract unwarranted monopoly profits from us.   This milking of consumers by tightly consolidated industries is propelling today's surging price hikes. Bill Press Ukraine: "A Grinding Slog."   Today's guest is Joe Cirincione, here for a monthly update on Putin's war in Ukraine. Cirincione is a Fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He previously served for over 12 years as the President of the Ploughshares Fund, a foundation focused on nuclear nonproliferation and conflict resolution. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.   If you'd like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com.  

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
'BradCast' 4/27/2022 (Guest: Redistricting expert David Daley on GOP courts helping to gerrymander 'red' states)

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 58:07


Democracy in Question?
Assessing the 2022 Hungarian Parliamentary Elections

Democracy in Question?

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 28:58


Guests featured in this EpisodeGábor Tóka, Senior Research Fellow in the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives in Budapest.  A sociologist by training, he has published more than 60 articles on electoral behaviour, public opinion, political parties and democratic consolidation in edited volumes, political science and sociology journals. He is also the author of Post-Communist Party Systems: Competition, Representation, and Inter-Party Cooperation (Cambridge University Press, 1999), and has co-edited The Europeanization of National Polities (Oxford University Press, 2012). GLOSSARYWhat is Fidesz, the Hungarian political party ?(00:1:20 or p.1. in the transcript) Fidesz, by name of Federation of Young Democrats–Hungarian Civic Alliance, is a centre-right Hungarian political party. Fidesz (the Federation of Young Democrats) was founded in 1988 as an anticommunist party that promoted the development of a market economy and European integration.  Initially, membership was restricted to those age 35 and younger, though this restriction was eliminated in 1993. In 1995 the party appended the name Hungarian Civic Party to its shortened form (altered to Hungarian Civic Alliance in 2003). Fidesz had its first notable success in 1990, when candidates associated with a coalition of which Fidesz was a member won mayoralties in a number of cities. In elections to the National Assembly, Fidesz won 22 seats. In 1997 members of a Christian Democratic group that had dissolved joined Fidesz in the National Assembly, enabling the joint group to form the largest bloc. The following year Fidesz became the single largest party in the National Assembly. After some eight years of Socialist rule, Fidesz, capitalizing on Hungary's ongoing economic problems after the country's economic collapse in 2008, swept back into power in the parliamentary elections of April 2010, winning more than two-thirds of the seats. Fidesz and its junior electoral coalition partner, the Christian Democratic People's Party, repeated that feat in 2014 and again in 2018 and 2022, with Orbán returning as prime minister each time. Source:  What is The Visegrad Group? (00:22:12 or p.5 in the transcript) The Visegrad Group (V4) is an informal regional format of cooperation between the four Central European countries: Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary, which are not only linked by neighbourhood and similar geopolitical situation but above all by common history, traditions, culture, and values.The idea behind the Group was to intensify cooperation in building democratic state structures and free market economies and, in the long term, to participate in the process of European integration. The date of its creation is 15 February 1991, when the Presidents of Poland and Czechoslovakia, Lech Wałęsa and Václav Havel, and Prime Minister of Hungary József Antall signed a joint declaration on the objectives and conditions of cooperation in the Hungarian town of Visegrad.Since 2004, all V4 countries have been members of the European Union, and the Visegrad Group provides a forum for exchanging experiences and working out common positions on issues relevant to the future of the region and the EU.In addition to European issues, V4 cooperation focuses primarily on matters concerning Central Europe, exchange of information, and cooperation in culture, science, education and youth exchanges. Priority areas include expanding transport infrastructure and strengthening energy security in the region. Source:  Democracy in Question? is brought to you by:• Central European University: CEU• The Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy in Geneva: AHCD• The Podcast Company: Novel Follow us on social media!• Central European University: @CEU• Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy in Geneva: @AHDCentreSubscribe to the show. If you enjoyed what you listened to, you can support us by leaving a review and sharing our podcast in your networks! 

The Ever Evolving Truth
TEET TRINITY: Voting Rights Vol. 3- The Finale

The Ever Evolving Truth

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 148:37


It comes down to this. We've taken you through the history of discrimination and suppression of the vote going back to the founding of the country. We waded in the swamps of struggle that eventually led to the triumphant Voting Rights Act of 1965. We've sadly watched the slow burn of the big maneuver which cut the balls off of the Act itself and now finally we look at the dark and depressing present landscape and the state of active voter suppression as we speak in 2022. Join us. Listen in and think about the solutions that can get us back to another victory in the battle for equal voices among all Americans. We can get this country back if we admit what we are and we agree on what we can be going forward. You won't want to be left out of this conversation. Listen now! Remember- Use code TEET20 for 20% off and free shipping on ALL Manscaped products

Boston Public Radio Podcast
BPR Full Show: "Ask the AG," Ukraine, and Voting Rights

Boston Public Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 161:25


Today on Boston Public Radio: EJ Dionne and Miles Rapoport talk about the low voter turnout in recent elections, arguing for mandatory voting as a part of Americans' civic duty. Dionne is a columnist for the Washington Post and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Rapoport is a senior fellow at the Ash Center of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a former Connecticut secretary of state. Their new book is “100% Democracy: The Case for Universal Voting.” We then open the phone lines, talking with listeners about schmoozers in the workplace. Charlie Sennott discusses his experiences reporting from the Poland-Ukraine border in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Sennott is a news analyst for GBH, where he also heads up the GroundTruth Project.  Revs. Irene Monroe and Emmett G. Price III share their thoughts on the Supreme Court case involving a former high school football coach who lost his job after praying with players on the field. Monroe is a syndicated religion columnist and the Boston voice for Detour's African American Heritage Trail. Price is founding pastor of Community of Love Christian Fellowship in Allston, the Inaugural Dean of Africana Studies at Berklee College of Music. Together they host the “All Rev'd Up” podcast. Attorney General Maura Healey discusses ex-Boston Police Union President Patrick Rose's guilty plea to child rape charges, and answers listeners' questions during this month's edition of “Ask the AG.”

God Forbid - ABC RN
Is the right to vote truly equal?

God Forbid - ABC RN

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 54:07


The right of all people to vote in elections, without any discrimination, is one of the most fundamental of all human rights and civil liberties. But when and why would that be taken away — if ever? Even here in Australia, is the right to vote truly equal? On God Forbid, co-presenters Breann Fallon and James Carleton examine the right to vote and the inequalities built into it.

The Ever Evolving Truth
TEET TRINITY: Voting Rights Vol. 2

The Ever Evolving Truth

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 111:24


We continue today with our TEET TRINITY on Voting Rights. In this second volume, we explore the finer points of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. We move on to discuss how many states in the union did everything in their power for almost the next 50 years to undermine the Act. Finally we talk about the big maneuver, the plot that was hatched long ago and executed with malevolent perfection in 2013, which tore the balls off the whole thing. This episode will be illuminating, educational, and infuriating, in equal measure. LISTEN NOW! REMEMBER: Use code TEET20 for 20% off and free shipping on ALL Manscaped products!

Business Disrupted
Encore The Business of the U.S. Senate and Voting Rights

Business Disrupted

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 60:00


The United States Senate has become the focus of a power struggle between, on the one hand, a minority resistant to challenge, and a bare majority seeking to respond to a watershed moment in history - the systematic effort in the states to curtail voting rights. Two bills, the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, have been passed by the House and are logjammed in the Senate due to Senate rules. But rules can be changed. We talk with Former U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN), host of the Al Franken Podcast, on what's happening in the Senate, what can be done about the filibuster, and what lies at risk. Because totalitarian minority rule isn't good for business.

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives
Democracy Forum 4/15/22: Libraries: Defenders of Democracy

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 58:52


Host: Ann Luther, League of Women Voters of Maine Key Discussion Points: libraries and democracy privacy protection intellectual freedom and censorship informed citizenry, challenges and threats from book bans to funding Guests: Rich Boulet, Director, Blue Hill Public Library Alexandra Hinrichs, Children’s Author and Middle School Librarian at Leonard Middle School in Old Town Alison Macrina, Founder and Director of the Library Freedom Project Jamie Ritter, Maine State Librarian To learn more about this topic: Book Banning Efforts Surged in 2021. These Titles Were the Most Targeted | New York Times, April 4, 2022 World librarians, archivists rush to save Ukraine’s digital history | The Washington Post, April 8, 2022 Tired of years of budget woes, Ellsworth library director leaving for MDI | BDN, April 5, 2022 Schools nationwide are quietly removing books from their libraries | Washington Post, March 22, 2022 Book bans and the threat of censorship rev up political activism in the suburbs | NPR, March 21, 2022 How this Old Town school handled a request to ban a book on sexual assault | BDN, March 18 2022 Prerecorded on 4/12/2022 using Zoom technology. The mostly volunteer team at the League of Women Voters – Downeast who plan and coordinate this series includes: Martha Dickinson, Laurie Fogleman, Starr Gilmartin, Maggie Harling, Ann Luther, Judith Lyles, Wendilee O'Brien, Maryann Ogonowski, Pam Person, Lane Sturtevant, Leah Taylor, Linda Washburn FMI re League of Women Voters of Maine: www.lwvme.org About the host: Ann currently serves as Treasurer of the League of Women Voters of Maine and leads the LWVME Advocacy Team. She served as President of LWVME from 2003 to 2007 and as co-president from 2007-2009. In her work for the League, Ann has worked for greater public understanding of public policy issues and for the League's priority issues in Clean Elections & Campaign Finance Reform, Voting Rights, Ethics in Government, Ranked Choice Voting, and Repeal of Term Limits. Representing LWVME at Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, she served that coalition as co-president from 2006 to 2011. She remains on the board of MCCE and serves as Treasurer. She is active in the LWV-Downeast and hosts their monthly radio show, The Democracy Forum, on WERU FM Community Radio -which started out in 2004 as an recurring special, and became a regular monthly program in 2012. She was the 2013 recipient of the Baldwin Award from the ACLU of Maine for her work on voting rights and elections. She joined the League in 1998 when she retired as Senior Vice President at SEI Investments. Ann was a founder of the MDI Restorative Justice Program, 1999 – 2000, and served on its Executive Board. The post Democracy Forum 4/15/22: Libraries: Defenders of Democracy first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
'BradCast' 4/14/2022 (Banner Year Continues for the GOP 'Voter Fraud' Industrial Complex)

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 58:18


Bold Dominion
59 - What's the state of voting rights in Virginia?

Bold Dominion

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 29:57


Episode Notes Back in 2020, Democrats swept into majorities in Virginia's House and Senate. And they passed laws to make voting easier in Virginia. To increase democracy, if you will. But around the country, voting rights are under attack again. Mostly by right-wing groups falsely claiming election fraud and using that as a pretext to limit who can vote. With Republicans now controlling the Virginia governorship and House of Delegates, what's the state of voting rights in the Commonwealth these days?

Uncommon Ground with Van Jones
Can Left & Right Unite to Save Democracy? with Newt Gingrich

Uncommon Ground with Van Jones

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 39:15


“I worry some about the pure polarization – the Left versus the Right…But I worry equally about a lack of faith in the future.”Newt Gingrich might be best known for his strong opinions and fierce partisanship. But he's also a deeply patriotic thinker who is open to finding common ground where it counts. Can blockchain technology increase trust in our elections? Can we place satellites in space to beam solar power to Earth? These are just a couple of the creative solutions Van and Newt explore. Can the Left and Right unite to save American democracy? Can Van and Newt? Tune in to find out. Uncommon Ground with Van Jones is nominated for a Webby award! Please vote for us HERE before the April 21st deadline! We appreciate your support. New episodes of Uncommon Ground with Van Jones release weekly, every Wednesday.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

AJC
4/12/22: Voting rights trial opens ...and more news

AJC

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 4:06


Voting rights trial opens; Hartsfield-Jackson reclaims title as world's busiest airport; Why Georgia Republicans are putting gun measures at heart of 2022 message; Atlanta police find person of interest in fatal shooting at student housing complex

The Ever Evolving Truth
TEET TRINITY: Voting Rights Vol. 1

The Ever Evolving Truth

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 120:41


Today we present the first of a three part series: TEET TRINITY- Voting Rights. In this first volume, we trace the history of voting rights all the way back to the beginning of the country. We discuss the women's suffrage movement and play some extremely inspiring clips. We round things out with a detailed discussion of Bloody Sunday and how it led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. You will feel anger, disbelief, frustration, and exasperation...but you will definitely feel something! Stay with us for this and the remaining episodes in this Trinity, as we go deep on voting rights! We're sponsored today by Manscaped. Use code TEET20 for 20% off and free shipping on ALL Manscaped products.

The Brief from WABE
The Brief for Monday, April 11, 2022

The Brief from WABE

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 8:39


Arguments begin in a long-anticipated trial about voting rights in Georgia, and whether the state violated the voting rights of Georgians by making it harder to vote in 2018 and 2020. Scottie Scheffler is the new Masters Champion. And the Atlanta Hawks have secured a spot for the play-in tournament and set a few season records. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross
The Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross: April 9, 2022

The Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 83:56


On this week's episode of ‘The Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross:' Ukrainian officials say Russian short range missile struck a crowded train station in the Donetsk region of Ukraine on Friday killing at least 52 people and wounding dozens more civilians trying to flee. The Biden administration is being called out for the ‘double standards' that exists in the United States' immigration policies as Ukrainians arrive at the southern border. Plus, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is confirmed by the U.S. Senate to the Supreme Court. All this and more on this week's episode of ‘The Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross.'  

David Webb Show
Patriot Forum With Lt Gov Winesome Sears

David Webb Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 45:48


David Webb sits down with Virginia Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears for an candid conversation on who she is as a person and as a politician.

David Webb Show
Ken Cuccinelli

David Webb Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 21:50


Ken Cuccinelli joins David Webb to discuss the latest chatter on election integrity and voting rights on the state levels.

Passing Judgment
Big Rulings! The January 6th Committee and Voting Rights

Passing Judgment

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 26:06


This week federal district court judges from opposite sides of the country came out with a pair of big decisions with major implications. A California district court judge ruled that John Eastman, former advisor to the former president, must comply with the January 6th Committee and turn over some key emails. But the biggest news from the ruling is the judge's conclusion that it is more likely than not that both Eastman and Trump engaged in criminal conduct. Will Trump and Eastman face criminal charges? Next, a Florida district judge struck down a portion of Florida's restrictive voting law after the judge found that Florida intentionally discriminated against Black voters. With dozens of new, restrictive voting laws being passed in red states throughout the country, will the decision stand? Jessica and Joe break it all down for you.

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
'BradCast 4/1/2022' (Guest: Eric Kramer of Arizona for Fair Elections; Good economy news; Annoy a Nazi!)

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 58:15


The John Rothmann Show Podcast
John Rothmann - Voting rights in Florida

The John Rothmann Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 36:27


A federal judge in Florida issued a forceful ruling today that blocked parts of Florida's controversial election law, finding that some of the GOP-crafted restrictions it contained were passed “with the intent to discriminate against Black voters.” U.S. District Judge Mark Walker invalidated certain limits the law placed on ballot drop boxes, voter registration by third parties and the distribution of water to those waiting in line to vote, determining the restrictions violated the Voting Rights Act and constitutional protections.  “At some point, when the Florida Legislature passes law after law disproportionately burdening Black voters, this Court can no longer accept that the effect is incidental,” wrote Walker.. “Based on the indisputable pattern set out above, this Court finds that, in the past 20 years, Florida has repeatedly sought to make voting tougher for Black voters because of their propensity to favor Democratic candidates.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Joe Madison the Black Eagle
How You Can Fight Gerrymandering—with Eric Holder of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee

Joe Madison the Black Eagle

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 19:17


Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder educates the Madison Show audience on gerrymandering attempts taking place around the country and what they can do to stop it.

Authentically Detroit
Can New 'Rights' Be Created for Detroiters?

Authentically Detroit

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 50:19


TAKE OUR LISTENER SURVEY PLEASE! CLICK HERE TO ACCESS IT! Attorney Tonya Myers Phillips from the Right-To-Counsel Coalition sat down with Orlando to talk about the proposed right-to-counsel ordinance that the Detroit City Council will be taking up in the coming weeks that will benefit low income people. *DISCLAIMER: During the recording of this podcast episode, it was reported that the Detroit City Council sent a resolution to Wayne County asking to extend the foreclosure moratorium until 2023. Since our discussion, the County has granted that ask. 

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
'BradCast' 3/23/3022: (Guest: Jeffrey Sonnenfeld on 'Hall of Shame' companies still doing business in Russia)

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 58:30


Encyclopedia Womannica
Innovators: Matilda Joslyn Gage

Encyclopedia Womannica

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 12:24


Matilda Joslyn Gage (1826-1898) was a radical feminist of the 19th century. Alongside Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, the trio were known as the triumvirate, but due to the turns of history you might not know her name.Special thanks to LinkedIn as our exclusive Women's History Month sponsor on Womanica. Join the conversation happening around the world, as LinkedIn members are redefining what it means to be a professional in today's work environment.History classes can get a bad rap, and sometimes for good reason. When we were students, we couldn't help wondering... where were all the ladies at? Why were so many incredible stories missing from the typical curriculum? Enter, Womanica. On this Wonder Media Network podcast we explore the lives of inspiring women in history you may not know about, but definitely should.Every weekday, listeners explore the trials, tragedies, and triumphs of groundbreaking women throughout history who have dramatically shaped the world around us. In each 5 minute episode, we'll dive into the story behind one woman listeners may or may not know–but definitely should. These diverse women from across space and time are grouped into easily accessible and engaging monthly themes like Educators, Villains, Indigenous Storytellers, Activists, and many more.  Womanica is hosted by WMN co-founder and award-winning journalist Jenny Kaplan. The bite-sized episodes pack painstakingly researched content into fun, entertaining, and addictive daily adventures. Womanica was created by Liz Kaplan and Jenny Kaplan, executive produced by Jenny Kaplan, and produced by Liz Smith, Grace Lynch, Maddy Foley, Brittany Martinez, Edie Allard, Lindsey Kratochwill, Adesuwa Agbonile, Carmen Borca-Carrillo, Taylor Williamson, and Ale Tejeda. Special thanks to Shira Atkins.Original theme music composed by Miles Moran.We are offering free ad space on Wonder Media Network shows to organizations working towards social justice. For more information, please email Jenny at pod@wondermedianetwork.com.Follow Wonder Media Network:WebsiteInstagramTwitterTo take the Womanica listener survey, please visit: https://wondermedianetwork.com/survey 

Civics 101
Election Security

Civics 101

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 43:40


Be it suspicion of voter fraud, fear of hackers or the general belief that something is amiss, legislators across the country have passed election laws designed to make our elections more secure. Those very same laws are widely criticized for making voting less accessible, especially to certain voting groups. So how insecure are our elections? What do election security laws really do? What is the best way to feel better about the state of elections in this country?Our guests are Jessica Huseman, Editorial Director of Votebeat  and Justin Levitt, constitutional law professor and newly appointed White House Senior Policy Advisor for Democracy and Voting Rights.

Advisory Opinions
State Courts, Voting Maps, and the Supreme Court

Advisory Opinions

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 71:02


On today's episode, Sarah and David spend serious time discussing the Supreme Court's latest voting rights decision, then they launch into their long-awaited, much anticipated analysis of Ketanji Brown Jackson's “most controversial” opinion (spoiler alert: it's not that controversial). They end with a chat about free speech on campus and why the culture matters. Show Notes:-Revisiting the History of the Independent State Legislature Doctrine-Eradicating Bush-League Arguments Root and Branch: The Article II Independent-State-Legislature Notion and Related Rubbish-Merrill v. Milligan-Moore v. Harper-Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Comm'n-Rucho v. Common Cause-Make The Road New York v. McAleenan-Make The Road New York v. Wolf

Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry
LIVE SPECIAL on Voting Rights and Ethics at the Supreme Court with Rep. Hank Johnson

Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 55:15


The Supreme Court is supposed to be above partisan politics, but that has not been the case in the past several years. Recent in-depth reporting by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico and The New Yorker confirmed our worst fears about Justice Thomas and his ideologue activist wife Ginni Thomas – that in the wake of the Big Lie the bright red lines that are supposed to protect the impartiality and integrity of the court by placing boundaries between extreme advocacy and cases before the High Court – have all been flouted and perhaps irrevocably blurred. At the same time, dozens of states have enacted or are trying to enact laws which restrict the right to vote or access to the voting booth for millions, particularly voters of color and others who are traditionally disenfranchised. Congressman Hank Johnson of Georgia has been at the center of efforts to correct these problems. He joined us for a live episode in front of a virtual studio audience on Monday, March 7, 2022. This is a recording of that conversation. Please note that we are using live audio from Zoom, so it might sound a little different than you're used to hearing from us. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message