Enlighten Me

Enlighten Me

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By Andrea Cambron
Enlighten Me w/Andrea Cambron is a news talk program that aims to educate and inform. From historical perspectives to modern day stories, we will focus our attention on the issues that everyone deals with — be it policy, health, education, the economy, current events and race.
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Enlighten Me - Episode 18 - There Are No Children Here
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: There Are No Children Here https://enlightenmeonwera.com/2017/01/18/11-18-17-false-prophets-leading-no-one/ On the program, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Director of the Hamilton Project and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution will join me. She has been studying issues related to reducing child poverty and education policy. She was a panelist at the Center on Budget Policy Priorities regarding Reducing Poverty with former Chairman of the council of Economic Advisors Jason Furman. She’ll talk about her concerns as well as steps she has examined to reduce poverty in America. Enlighten Me Wednesday 4-5p ET WERA-FM 96.7|@EnlightenMeWERA Enlighten Me is a news talk program that aims to educate and inform. From historical perspectives to modern day stories, we will focus our attention on the issues that everyone deals with — be it policy, health, education, the economy, current events and race.
23:40
June 3, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 19 - The Resistance
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: The Resistance https://enlightenmeonwera.com/2017/01/25/01-25-17-the-resistance/ I talked to Adele Stan, Contributor for The American Prospect on her thoughts on the women's March on Washington and what we need to do to move forward. Her recent piece on intersectionality and feminism is a must read. The Women’s March put out action steps for the first 100 days. What will you do for The Resistance? Enlighten Me Wednesday 4-5p ET WERA-FM 96.7|@EnlightenMeWERA Enlighten Me is a news talk program that aims to educate and inform. From historical perspectives to modern day stories, we will focus our attention on the issues that everyone deals with — be it policy, health, education, the economy, current events and race.
31:12
June 3, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 20 - Black Girl Magic
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: Black Girl Magic https://enlightenmeonwera.com/2017/02/01/02-01-17-black-girl-magic/ It wouldn’t be Black History month to me if I didn’t start off by showcasing powerful black women. Why? Because who tried to save the world? Exactly. On the program, Tara Murray, former Deputy Legal Director of the London-based human rights non profit Reprieve, where she represented over 30 Guantanamo prisoners in federal district court proceedings. She also led the organizations first investigation into civilian casualties in drone strikes in Pakistan — an investigation that has expanded to include Yemen and the horn of Africa. I’ll get her analysis on the immigration actions put forth by the administration. Enlighten Me Wednesday 4-5p ET WERA-FM 96.7|@EnlightenMeWERA Enlighten Me is a news talk program that aims to educate and inform. From historical perspectives to modern day stories, we will focus our attention on the issues that everyone deals with — be it policy, health, education, the economy, current events and race.
21:26
June 3, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 17 - #LetGirsLearn
Show Credit: WERA-FM,96.7|Show Title: #LetGirsLearn https://enlightenmeonwera.com/2017/01/11/1-11-17-letgirlslearn/ First Lady Michelle Obama has put her name behind Let Girls Learn, the initiative to “address challenges preventing adolescent girls from attaining a quality education that empowers them to reach their full potential.” On the program, Adaku Oneyka-Crawford, Counsel for Education at the National Women’s Law Center. She’s been examining the school to prison pipeline for black girls and will talk about #LetHerLearn a new toolkit from NWLC that hopes to end targeted policies that deny them their right to an education. Because we’ve seen what can happen when black girls are able to expand their horizons… Enlighten Me Wednesday 4-5p ET WERA-FM 96.7|@EnlightenMeWERA Enlighten Me is a news talk program that aims to educate and inform. From historical perspectives to modern day stories, we will focus our attention on the issues that everyone deals with — be it policy, health, education, the economy, current events and race.
29:58
June 3, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 16 - Give us, Us Free
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: Give us, Us Free https://enlightenmeonwera.com/2017/01/04/1-04-17-give-us-us-free/ What would you say if I told you that almost 40 percent of people currently in the American prison system are incarcerated unnecessarily? That’s the latest report from the Brennan Center, which gave recommendations on how to reduce the prison population as well as steps to change how we deliver justice to people who commit lower level crimes. On the program, Lauren-Brooke Eisen, the Senior Counsel for the Brennan Center’s Justice Program who will talk about their latest report. Enlighten Me Wednesday 4-5p ET WERA-FM 96.7|@EnlightenMeWERA Enlighten Me is a news talk program that aims to educate and inform. From historical perspectives to modern day stories, we will focus our attention on the issues that everyone deals with — be it policy, health, education, the economy, current events and race.
29:22
June 2, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 15 - If At First You Don't Succeed, Dust Yourself Off And Try Again
Show Credit: WERA-FM,96.7|Show Title: If At First You Don't Succeed, Dust Yourself Off And Try Again https://enlightenmeonwera.com/2016/12/14/12-14-16-if-at-first-you-dont-succeed-dust-yourself-off-and-try-again/ On the program today, civil rights attorney Charles Coleman will talk about the mistrial in the case of Walter Scott, the man who was shot in the back by South Carolina Officer Michael Slager, and the paths toward delivering justice on what should be cut and dry cases. Also, Lori Tharps on colorism in our communities and how to deal with issues of race and class with regards to color. And later, It’s a family affair! Aqmeri and Sasshem will join me in studio. Who knows what they will want to talk about, but i’m pretty sure i’ll be embarrassed. Enlighten Me Wednesday 4-5p ET WERA-FM 96.7|@EnlightenMeWERA Enlighten Me is a news talk program that aims to educate and inform. From historical perspectives to modern day stories, we will focus our attention on the issues that everyone deals with — be it policy, health, education, the economy, current events and race.
50:28
June 2, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 14 - The 13th
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: The 13th https://enlightenmeonwera.com/2016/12/07/12-07-16-the-13th/ This is the premise upon which Ava Duvernay seeks answers for what has happened to black and brown communities across the United States after the 13th amendment was ratified 151 years ago on Dec. 6th 1865. If you have yet to see the film, you need to watch it. On the program, Hans Charles, the visual artist behind the film whose images captured in the documentary will explain what it means to create films with purpose and how the 13th amendment and modern day slavery is being carried out today. Enlighten Me Wednesday 4-5p ET WERA-FM 96.7|@EnlightenMeWERA Enlighten Me is a news talk program that aims to educate and inform. From historical perspectives to modern day stories, we will focus our attention on the issues that everyone deals with — be it policy, health, education, the economy, current events and race.
42:41
June 2, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 13 - It's The Media, Stupid
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: It's The Media, Stupid https://enlightenmeonwera.com/2016/11/30/11-30-16-its-the-media-stupid/ Jodi Jacobson, Editor in Chief of Rewire says we can’t let Donald Trump control the press. I’ll get her take on how the free press should report during a Donald Trump presidency. Enlighten Me Wednesday 4-5p ET WERA-FM 96.7|@EnlightenMeWERA Enlighten Me is a news talk program that aims to educate and inform. From historical perspectives to modern day stories, we will focus our attention on the issues that everyone deals with — be it policy, health, education, the economy, current events and race.
26:53
June 1, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 12 - The Trump Effect
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: The Trump Effect https://enlightenmeonwera.com/2016/11/16/11-16-16-the-trump-effect/ Steve Snyder, Editorial Director of The 74 will join the program. The 74 has compiled more than 140 instances of school bullying and intimidation since Donald Trump was elected. Enlighten Me Wednesday 4-5p ET WERA-FM 96.7|@EnlightenMeWERA Enlighten Me is a news talk program that aims to educate and inform. From historical perspectives to modern day stories, we will focus our attention on the issues that everyone deals with — be it policy, health, education, the economy, current events and race.
31:58
June 1, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 11 - When Women Succeed, America Succeeds
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: When Women Succeed, America Succeeds https://enlightenmeonwera.com/2016/10/26/10-26-16-when-women-succeed-america-succeeds/ What would happen with a feminist in the White House? or, How would women go about getting the fair pay we truly deserve? And even after the election — Our children. How have they been affected by this presidential election? On today’s program i’ll revisit these topics with Lily Eskelsen Garcia, President of the National Education Association, Doreen Mattingly, Author of A Feminist in the White House and Lilly Ledbetter, namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter fair pay act. Enlighten Me Wednesday 4-5p ET WERA-FM 96.7|@EnlightenMeWERA Enlighten Me is a news talk program that aims to educate and inform. From historical perspectives to modern day stories, we will focus our attention on the issues that everyone deals with — be it policy, health, education, the economy, current events and race.
53:43
June 1, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 10 - America, Oh What A Night
Show credit from WERA-FM 96.7|Show Title: America, Oh What A night |https://enlightenmeonwera.com/2016/11/09/11-09-16-america-oh-what-a-night/ In what the polls, the pundits and everyone but the people thought to be the case, Donald Trump became the President-elect of this here United States. I give my thoughts and analysis with Adele Stan, the Washington editor for Alternet. She has been covering the 2016 campaign for Alternet and the American Prospect and I am happy to bring her perspective to the table.
24:24
August 14, 2018
Enlighten Me - Episode 9 - Dark And Lovely
Show credit from WERA-FM 96.7|Show Title: Dark And Lovely |https://enlightenmeonwera.com/2016/11/02/11-02-16-dark-and-lovely/ Indian American Aswathi Thomas wrote a piece in Huffington Post on the effects that colorism have had on her and other dark skinned Indian Americans in the hopes that we can dismantle the stereotype that fair skin equates to beauty. I talked to Lori Tharps about her new book, Same Family, Different Colors: Confronting Colorism in America’s diverse families on how colorism affects people across the diaspora.
29:21
August 14, 2018
Enlighten Me - Episode 8 - Work. Life. Balance.
Show credit from WERA-FM 96.7|Show Title: Work. Life. Balance. |https://enlightenmeonwera.com/2016/10/19/10-19-16-work-life-balance/ A new report from the Center for American Progress crunches the numbers. Parents are stretching themselves thin when it comes to the misalignment between our children’s school schedules and our work schedules. We’ll find out what their recommendations are to create some work life balance.
22:42
August 14, 2018
Enlighten Me - Episode 7 - Started From The Bottom Now We Here
Show credit from WERA-FM 96.7|Show Title: Started From The Bottom Now We Here |https://enlightenmeonwera.com/2016/10/12/10-12-16-started-from-the-bottom-now-we-here/ I had a conversation with Alejandro Danois, author of The Boys of Dunbar: A Story of Love Hope and Basketball on the ’81-’82 Baltimore Dunbar Poets basketball team. It’s about basketball but so much more.
24:20
August 14, 2018
Enlighten Me - Episode 6 - Each One, Teach One
Show credit from WERA-FM 96.7|Show Title: Each One, Teach One|https://enlightenmeonwera.com/2016/10/05/10-05-16-each-one-teach-one/ Education is the focus of today’s program, I talked to National Education Association (NEA) President Lily Eskelsen Garcia about the Trump Effect during National anti-bullying awareness month. Also, Soledad O’Brien joined me to talk about her push to rethink high school.
42:41
July 29, 2018
Enlighten Me - Episode 5 - We Should All Be Feminists
Show credit from WERA-FM 96.7|Show Title: We Should All Be Feminists|https://enlightenmeonwera.com/2016/09/28/09-28-16-we-should-all-be-feminists/ Hillary Clinton is inching closer to the White House. But will she be the first proclaimed feminist? I talked to Doreen Mattingly on her book A Feminist in the White House: Midge Costanza, the Carter years and America’s culture wars. You’d be surprised at what’s still relevant today.
29:44
July 29, 2018
Enlighten Me - Episode 4 - Pay It Forward
Show credit from WERA-FM 96.7|Show Title: Pay It Forward |https://enlightenmeonwera.com/2016/09/19/09-21-16-pay-it-forward/ On the 5th anniversary of the Troy Davis execution I had a conversation with De’Jaun Davis Correia on his uncle’s legacy and what propels him to move forward.
38:45
July 29, 2018
Enlighten Me - Episode 3 - Pay Me What You Owe Me
Show credit from WERA-FM 96.7|Show Title: Pay Me What You Owe Me| https://enlightenmeonwera.com/2016/09/14/09-14-16-pay-me-what-you-owe-me/ The report from the Census bureau on Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States showed wages between men and women have stayed the same since pre-recession times (2007). That’s almost 10 years! (White)Women’s wages currently stand at 80% of what a man makes…the statistics are worse for Black, Latino and Asian women. I talked to Lilly Ledbetter, the namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act President Obama signed into office as the first piece of legislation of his administration.
30:47
July 29, 2018
Enlighten Me - Episode 2 - If You Don't Stand For Something You'll Fall For Anything
Show credit from WERA-FM 96.7|Show Title: If You Don't Stand For Something You'll Fall For Anything|https://enlightenmeonwera.com/2016/09/07/09-07-16-on-wera-96-7-fm-4-5p-et-if-you-dont-stand-for-something-youll-fall-for-anything/ Colin Kaepernick’s silent protest and Jesse Williams speech at the BET awards has sparked a major discussion around patriotism, racial inequality, injustice, police brutality and how protests are handled throughout the country. We'll talk to civil rights leader and Executive Director of Color of Change Rashad Robinsion on protests, the message and the media.
55:39
March 3, 2018
Enlighten Me - Episode 1 - America's Child Care Crisis
Show credit from WERA-FM 96.7|Show Title: America's Childcare Crisis |https://enlightenmeonwera.com/2016/06/30/americas-childcare-crisis/ Rasheed Maalik, a policy analyst at the Center for American Progress will discuss his latest research on the economic dilemmas that families face when they can't afford adequate childcare. Enlighten Me Wednesday 4-5p ET WERA-FM 96.7|www.enlightenmeonwera.com
54:29
March 3, 2018
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