Enlighten Me

Enlighten Me

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 40 - No Church In The Wild
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: No Church In The Wild Colin Kaepernick's story highlights so many problematic stances the NFL takes regarding the relationship between the owners and its players. Attorney Charles Coleman Jr., has been following this closer than I ever would and he will join me to talk about the protest, the boycott and how kneeling turned into a fight for our rights. Enlighten Me Wednesday 4-5p ET WERA-FM 96.7|@EnlightenMeWERA Enlighten Me is a newstalk 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.
33:36
November 24, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 39 - DETROIT
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: DETROIT Not only are we still in the middle of a couple of wars overseas that we can’t seem to finish, but our government is currently going through it’s own constitutional crisis. This might be the single biggest challenge of our generation. Nothing of this magnitude can be created in a vacuum, so Scott Kurashige, author of The Fifty-Year Rebellion: How the U.S. Political Crisis Began In Detroit will join me to talk about how in many ways, Detroit echos the current U.S. political system. Enlighten Me Wednesday 4-5p ET WERA-FM 96.7|@EnlightenMeWERA Enlighten Me is a newstalk 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.
25:45
November 23, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 38 - Spotlight: Stacey Abrams
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: Spotlight: Stacey Abrams In the first installment of Spotlight on Enlighten Me, the former Georgia House Minority Leader will join me, and you may be surprised at how she views being a single black woman running for office. Her story is inspiring for everyone who seeks to challenge themselves in life, and I hope you find it informative and enlightening. Enlighten Me Wednesday 4-5p ET WERA-FM 96.7|@EnlightenMeWERA Enlighten Me is a newstalk 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.
31:16
November 22, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 37 - Care In Chaos
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: Care In Chaos As the debate over healthcare looms in the form of “repeal and replace”, or “just repeal” or “try to replace at another more convenient time”, the good folks over at Rewire News have peered into a byproduct of the debate.On the program today, the women behind the doc: Calla Hales, the 27 year old administrator who works at the abortion clinic and Lindsay Beyerstein an award winning investigative journalist and the woman behind the lens. They will join me to talk about how these top down policies affect the local community. 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.
27:22
November 21, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 36 - What Are YOU Doing For Preparedness?
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: What Are YOU Doing For Preparedness? "Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?" - Bertrand Russell On the program, Elizabeth (Liza) Goitein, Co-Director of the Liberty & National Security Program at the Brennan Center will give her analysis of former FBI director James Comey as well at Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Grab your popcorn. 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.
25:00
November 20, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 35 - Ripple Of Hope
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: Ripple Of Hope The three years after John F Kennedy’s death proved to be a pivotal time not only for Robert Kennedy, but for the Democratic party itself. Author John Bohrer will join me to discuss his book The Revolution of Robert Kennedy: From Power To Protest After JFK to talk about the parallels between the 60’s and 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.
34:31
November 19, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 34 - CHIP[ping] WIC
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: CHIP[ping] WIC According to the most recent data by the Census Bureau “Almost two-thirds (65 percent) of children, lived in households that participated in at least one or more of the following government aid programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Medicaid, and the National School Lunch Program.” So when the proposed fiscal government budget aims to cut important health and welfare programs that a majority of children in the US rely on, citizens and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle fought back. On the program today, Thomas Huelskoetter, Policy Analyst for the Health Policy team at the Center for American Progress.  His recent piece focuses on the major changes within the fiscal budget and how these proposed changes will impact families. Enlighten Me Wednesday 4-5p ET WERA-FM 96.7|@EnlightenMeWERA Enlighten Me is a newstalk 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. Stories that might get a quick blurb in national news — We aim to uncover the deeper issue. And we’ll be sure to add a healthy dose of humor in the mix.
20:18
November 18, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 33 - Usual Suspects
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: Usual Suspects On the program, Hillman award winner Adele Stan, columnist for the American Prospect, will join us to give her analysis on the latest developments with the FBI investigation into the Trump campaign colluding with Russia. Also, did misogyny play a role into former FBI Director James Comey’s letter to congress on Clinton’s e-mails? Adele offers her insight on what might have led to the release of Comey’s letter just days before the election. 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.
28:52
November 17, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 32 - C.R.E.A.M.
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: C.R.E.A.M. If there is anything I have learned these past few years regarding economic policies that have shaped the American worker, inequality and the forces behind it are what make the U.S. economy function the way it does. A small percentage of the population gets rich, while the rest fight for crumbs at the bottom. An Atlantic piece highlighted MIT economist Peter Temin's new book, The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy. I am please to have Peter on the show to outline the factors that shape American inequality. 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.
32:47
November 17, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 31 - S.O.S.
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: S.O.S. On the program, Tasha Eurich, author of Insight, shows us that we are not as self aware as we think. She’ll also outline steps on how to truly see ourselves clearly. It could probably help a lot of people in the political sphere right about now. ALSO– A couple of new indie films that deserve support are making themselves known on the internet. Penny Hollis, director of Maxine and The Birthday Gift, opens up about mental health awareness and the black community. Enlighten Me Wednesday 4-5p ET WERA-FM 96.7|@EnlightenMeWERA Enlighten Me is a newstalk 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.
34:39
November 15, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 30 - With Every Minute, Seize The Chance To Turn It Around
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: With Every Minute, Seize The Chance To Turn It Around The new administration is currently seeking to eliminate Title X family planning funding, as well as add Teresa Manning to the Department of Health and Human Services where she will oversee the department assigned to women’s health and family planning for low income and uninsured women. On the program to discuss this, Jessica Mason Pieklo, Vice President, Law and the Courts for Rewire. If you haven’t been keeping up to date on this, her recent piece on the Trump administration and birth control will catch you up. 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.
29:38
November 14, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 29 - The Power of the People
Show Credit: WERA-FM|Show Title: The Power of the People US District Court judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled in Texas recently that SB 14, the voter ID Bill passed in 2011 was passed with the intent to discriminate against minority voters. This is something civil rights leaders, voting rights advocates and legal scholars have been fighting against for years. It begs the question, would this same level of advocacy be applied to other cases like this across the country. I’m not a lawyer, but good thing I know a few good ones.  On the program today, Ezra Rosenberg, Co-Director of the Voting Rights project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law where he oversees all voting rights litigation will explain what this means for Texas and other voter ID laws that have popped up over the years. 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.
32:33
November 13, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 28 - The Complexity of Women
Show Credit: WERA-FM|Show Title: The Complexity of Women On the program, Zoe Carpenter of The Nation has been looking into African American maternal birth rates.  If we claim to care about black babies, let’s care about what has happened to them from the start. Also, how did certain topics become single issue deal breakers in political discourse? And where did women of color, specifically African American women stand as they straddled the fence of wanting civil and equal rights while at the same time promoting and protecting their strong pro-family stance? Marjorie Spruill, author of Divided We Stand delves into what some called “Four Days That Changed The World”, a look into the generational effects of the 1977 International Women’s Year Conference. 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.
47:52
November 11, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 27 - Inspire. Empower. Stand Up.
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: Inspire. Empower. Stand Up. As a young teen, I always wondered what my mother did at the conferences she attended in Washington, DC. One year, she brought back a t-shirt with the AAUW logo. On it, was a phrase that I have seen throughout the years. “When women succeed, America succeeds.” So i’m happy to come full circle with Abigail Lewis, Vice President of Leadership Program and Campus Initiatives at AAUW to talk about #StandUpToSexism, the campaign highlighting how everyday sexism affects women in leadership. 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.
32:40
November 10, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 26 - Fortitude
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: Fortitude On the program, Dr. E. Faye Williams, President & CEO of the National Congress of Black Women talks about the history of the organization as well as her role in protecting the rights of black women. Also, the Center for American Progress released their report, The Pillars of Equity: A Vision for Economic Security and Reproductive Justice. I’ll have Heidi Williamson, Senior Policy Analyst for the Center for American Progress on the program to shed some light on how to ensure equality in regards to health and economics for women. 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.
47:58
November 9, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 25 - Binders Full Of Women
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: Binders Full Of Women On the program, Rewire Federal policy reporter Christine Grimaldi talks about #ADayWithoutAWoman as well as her piece regarding the American Health Care Act, the proposal from House Republicans regarding health care in America. Opponents argue it has changed a lot of provisions that helped family planning, women’s health and access to affordable care. 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.
17:01
November 8, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 24 - Because of Them, We Can
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: Because of Them, We Can Black women’s contributions to this society have been enormous, far ranging and all encompassing. On today’s program Dr. Tracee Jamison-Hooks, a research Electrical Engineer for the NASA Goddard Spaceflight Program. She was also the first African American to receive a PhD in Electrical Engineering at North Carolina State A&T University. I’ll talk to her about the challenges of the past and future for african american women in STEM. 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.
35:46
November 7, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 23 - Fight The Power
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: Fight The Power On the program, civil rights activist Kevin Alexander Gray will talk about the history of the civil rights struggle, as well as his views on the administrations outreach toward African-Americans during black history month. Cinematographer Hans Charles will also join the program to talk about his latest film, The 13th. 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.
47:54
November 6, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 22 - Black Love, Black Power
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7| Show Title: Black Love, Black Power Stefanie Brown James and Quentin James are committed to engaging the African American electorate to empower themselves. Their decades of service in community engagement and progressive politics led them to found The Collective PAC, and organization dedicated to building Black political power by recruiting, training, funding and electing progressive black candidates on the local, state and federal level. Join me as I talk to them about their story as well as what they see in the future for The Collective. 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.
27:10
November 6, 2019
Enlighten Me - Episode 21 - Past Is Prologue
Show credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: Past is Prologue “How can a community that evolved for more than 100 years only carry on in the memories of a few surviving members?” On the program today, Jason Green, the co-producer of The Quince Orchard Project will answer these questions and more. As a fifth generation descendant of the area, I’m sure he can provide some much needed context. It’s Black History Month on Enlighten Me. Trust me, this is the escape you need. 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.
25:43
November 4, 2019
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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March 3, 2018