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  • All eyes are on Georgia. Again. Senate Bill 202, a 98-page document outlines new provisions restricting voting registration, voting by mail, and early voting. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed a rushed bill in private chambers. Representative Park Cannon was arrested (!) for knocking (!) on his door during session. Delta, Coca-Cola, and Major League Baseball publicly criticized the measures, and Senate Republican Leadership Mitch McConnell and Governor Brian Kemp have threatened "serious consequences" to such companies that speak out against voting restrictions.
    To help make sense of what this means for real voters, voting rights activist Helen Butler joins The Women from the Coalition of the People's Agenda. Lauded by Stacey Abrams and Fair Fight as one of the fundamental grassroots 'hall of fame' organizers, Helen helps break down how the bill will impact voters in rural and urban areas.
    Tune back in two weeks for a conversation with Park Cannon about how she's fighting back after her arrest at the Georgia Capitol.
    ...and here's a primer on some of the provisions laid out by the Senate Bill 202 for you phone scrollers, linking to the New York Times:

    Voters will now have less time to request absentee ballots.

    There are strict new ID requirements for absentee ballots.

    It’s now illegal for election officials to mail out absentee ballot applications to all voters.

    Drop boxes still exist … but barely.

    Mobile voting centers (think an R.V. where you can vote) are essentially banned.

    Early voting is expanded in a lot of small counties, but probably not in more populous ones.

    Offering food or water to voters waiting in line now risks misdemeanor charges.

    The Republican-controlled legislature has more control over the State Election Board.

    The secretary of state is removed as a voting member of the State Election Board.

    The G.O.P.-led legislature is empowered to suspend county election officials.


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  • The world may reopen soon! And in anticipation of shoulder-to-shoulder events, the exchange of droplets, and crowded stadiums, scientists and researchers have been busy imagining a new world where airlines, stadiums, and venues may require confirmation that you are either vaccinated, or COVID19 negative.
    Elli Androulaki is one of the brilliant minds behind the IBM Digital Health Pass. The Digital Health Pass could allow you to store and share your COVID status — New York has just announced its pilot program with IBM, and Elli is the Distinguished IBM Researcher who helped create and build this technology using blockchain.
    That means, in today's episode we are asking, "How will we show we have been vaccinated? What does that future look like? What is blockchain and why does it matter when it comes to COVID, or our health data? "
    Dr. Elli Androulaki is a Distinguished Research Staff Member and Research Manager at the IBM Research Lab in Zurich, Switzerland working in the area of Blockchain Security and Applications.
    She completed her PhD in Columbia University in applied cryptography aiming to address privacy issues in eCommerce activities, and did her Postdoctoral studies at ETH, Zurich.
    Elli has applied her interest in blockchain, privacy, and security on a global effort to store and share health data in unprecedented new ways.
    Tune back in two weeks for the next episode, and for questions or requests find us on IG @TheWomenPod or email thewomenpod@gmail.com.
    Special thanks for this episode to Chase Purdy.
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  • A special episode for International Women's Day! Featuring the Executive Director of United Nations Women / Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
    Phumzile grew up under the apartheid regime that restricted almost every aspect of her life and person. She joined the movement that created the first democratic government of South Africa and became a member of its Parliament in 1991. Mentored by Nelson Mandela, Phumzile served in his cabinet as Minister of Trade and then became the Deputy President of South Africa in 2005. For more than a decade, she has brought her mission of championing women and girls to a global stage.
    In this episode, learn about the early stages of Phumzile's historical career, and how a mother of five has navigated critical moments that have defined her trajectory, and impacted millions of girls and women around the world.
    - Every episode of The Women, host Rose Reid profiles one person who has journeyed to do the extraordinary.
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  • Jessica Nabongo is a writer and photographer, and the first Black woman to visit all 195 countries. Less than 300 people have done that - and less than 30 women have visited all 195 countries. More than 200,000 people have followed Jessica’s journey.
    She has documented almost every aspect of her quest - the highs and the lows - from crystal blue waters in Indonesia, warm and welcoming strangers in Sudan, and the foothills of the Himalayas - and she’s captured the other side - difficult border crossings, sad moments at airports, and other travel fails. As a daughter of Detroit, Jessica has set out to demystify the world we live in and the people in it (and tells the truth about periods along the way...).
    Her journey also reveals bigger questions - how do we set goals for ourselves, and how do we go after what we what? And what parts of ourselves do we take with us, and leave behind, when we embark on such quests?
    After a year of quarantine life, it seems appropriate for THE WOMEN to TRAVEL. And there is no one better to do that with than Jessica. IG: @thecatchmeifyoucan
    Every episode host Rose Reid follows one woman’s journey to do the extraordinary, and Jessica has done just that.
    #JessicaNabongo #theCatchMeIfYouCan #Travel #Interview #Women #TheWomen #RoseReid #Uganda #Pakistan #Mexico #Libya #Seychelles #Venezuela #Somalia #Mali #Sudan #Argentina #Italy #France #UK #Ireland #Afghanistan #Turkey #Myanmar #Bhutan #Haiti
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  • Stephanie Stebich is the director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum - that means she is responsible for the nation’s premier collection of American art and major exhibition, research, publication, education and digital-media programs at the museum and its Renwick Gallery. 
    Before moving to Washington DC, was the executive director of the Tacoma Art Museum for 13 years. She was the assistant director of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts from 2001 to 2004, and assistant director at the Cleveland Museum of Art from 1995 to 2001. Stephanie studied art history at Columbia University and got her master’s degree with a concentration in modern art from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.
    Stephanie is the daughter of an art historian, and her wife is also an art historian - she is at home in the museum and with art. In this episode Rose talks to Stephanie about reckoning and reconciliation - what should happen to confederate statues? How do we welcome in the new artists and exhibits during a global pandemic? What does the art we choose to showcase say about our values and ourselves? How do you handle death threats after you choose to showcase art about today's most pressing issues?
    The Woman is a production of Rose Reid. We will be publishing every two weeks on Thursday. On our next episode, February 25th, Rose speaks to Jessica Nabongo - the first black woman to travel to every country in the world!
    #TheWomen #RoseReid #StephanieStebich #Interviews #Podcast #Smithsonian #Museum #WashingtonDC #Tacoma #Art #ArtHistory
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  • The Women is a long-form interview show profiling brazen and badass trailblazers. For the past two months host Rose Reid has been covering the women integral on the ground to the Georgia Senate runoff elections.
    Following a very stressful, hectic, and violent election cycle, it's time for a breath of fresh air -- with yoga instructor Sara Clark.
    Sara leads yoga, meditation, and is certified in reiki. She left the corporate world to answer the call to teach and practice yoga. Just before the lockdown, Sara paused her life in New York (teaching 14+ classes a week) to go to the Caribbean island of Grenada. And when Americans were called back to the States, she stayed. And stayed. Sara talks to Rose about navigating the pandemic, grief, BLM, and high power negotiations. How does one transition during an epic time of transition? What teaches the teacher? Sara talks about the power of rest and the best thing about traveling the world solo.
    Featuring a sprinkling of Rose's meditation songs.
    On our next episode, we dig into the history of art and artifacts with the Director of the Smithsonian, Stephanie Stebich!
    Find more on Instagram: @saraclarkyoga, @rosereid, and @thewomenpod
    - Every episode of The Women, host Rose Reid profiles one person who has journeyed to do the extraordinary.
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  • Sara Totonchi is the Executive Director of the Southern Center for Human Rights, a non-profit law form which works to exonerate and mitigate those who are impacted by the criminal legal system in the Deep South. During this past election cycle, Sara oversaw 17,000 absentee ballots delivered to voters who are currently in jail.
    Every day, Sara fights the southern tradition for cruel and unusual punishment, and that includes the crime of being poor. In this episode, Rose talks to Sara about how prison conditions have worsened during COVID19, and about Sara's formative experiences growing up European-Iraqi in the United States at the time of the Persian Gulf War, and the impact of a blue Senate and its new Senators.
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    - Every episode of The Women, host Rose Reid profiles one person who has journeyed to do the extraordinary.
    #TheWomen #RoseReid #Georgia #Election #SCHR #humanrights #Freedom #trump #FairFight #grassroots #Democrat #insurrection #biden #Harris #democracy #politics #StephenColbert #COVID19
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  • Stacey Abrams is on everyone's mind right now. In this "Part 2" episode recapping last week’s historical events, we're revisiting our conversation with Stacey Abrams.
    Within 24 hours that Georgians sent its first African American Senator and its first Jewish senator to Washington DC - the Capitol was stormed. And just within days of the historic turnout (4.4M+ Georgians voting in a runoff), Republican state legislators are already at work to curtail future mail-in voting.
    After Stacey lost the 2018 Georgia Governor's race to Brian Kemp, she created Fair Fight Action, focused on voter protection. There is a lot of speculation on whether Stacey will run again in 2022, but Stacey's priority is still to make sure everyone can vote, and everyone's vote is counted.
    Rose and Stacey spoke last spring, and had a candid and intimate conversation about hard lessons learned from the Governor's race, the curious life of introverts during quarantine, and what the future holds for this entrepreneur-turned-politician-moonlighting-romance novelist. Before Stacey became a tax attorney, a grassroots organizer, and an entrepreneur, she attended the HBCU Spelman College in Atlanta and received her law degree from Yale University.
    Catch voter crusader - Helen Butler - from the Coalition for the People's Agenda's, lean in towards joy at the end of this episode :)
    Fresh episodes of The Women out every Thursday!
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    - Every episode of The Women, host Rose Reid profiles one person who has journeyed to do the extraordinary.
    #StaceyAbrams #Vote #TheWomen #RoseReid #Georgia #Election #Freedom #trump #FairFight #grassroots #Democrat #insurrection #biden #Harris #democracy #politics #StephenColbert #COVID19
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  • Welcome to The Women with Rose Reid, where we continue to interview brazen and badass women behind the scenes in Georgia. We’ll be recapping last week’s historical events in two episodes - first, reckoning with the insurrection. And In the next episode - in conversation with Stacey Abrams.
    Today, we’ll discuss the storming of the Capitol and a banned Trump, and what this means for media and journalism with Atlanta icon, award-winning journalist, a former All things Considered producer, and the host of the midday news program “Closer Look” heard on Atlanta’s NPR, station 90.1 FM – WABE’s Rose Scott! 
    With more than two decades of reporting, Rose Scott provides a daily pulse on all kinds of stories and news related to Georgia - and the nation. We get Rose’s perspective as a reporter, a Georgian, and citizen paying - both paying witness to these historic events, and shaping them.
    "Yesterday's Papers" by The Rolling Stones.
    Find us on Instagram @TheWomenPod // @RoseReid
    Special thanks to Wendy Zukerman! Adriene Lilly! Nora Kipnis! Gail Reid! Midge Sweet! and the Green Family!
    #georgia #atlanta #wabe #GeorgiaPublicRadio #RoseScott #NPR #AllThingsConsidered #staceyabrams #democrats #vote #trump #Warnock #Ossoff #flip #Insurrection #pelosi #impeach #media #election #runoff
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  • Welcome to The Women with Rose Reid. Today is Election Day in Georgia!! We continue with our blitz mini-season profiling the amazing women on the ground in Georgia whose work will determine two Senate seats, and party control. 
    We get two very different perspectives on this blue wave that we see taking Georgia: Barbara Krinsky is a 90 year old self professed "Reagan Republican" making the flip (in part because of candidate Reverend Raphael Warnock's convincing and sincere TV ads). And Park Cannon is the youngest person elected to the Georgia State Legislature from District 58 (representing the historic Old Fourth Ward where Martin Luther King Jr. was born and later preached).
    The nation is watching with anticipation as they follow Stacey Abrams' and Fair Fight's footsteps, championing voting rights and registration. And now the world is witnessing the changing landscape of the deep south.
    "My Vote Dont Count" by YellowPain
    Find us on Instagram @TheWomenPod // @RoseReid
    Special thanks to Wendy Zukerman! Ashely Fielding! Lori Geary! Clara Green! Adriene Lilly! Nora Kipnis! Gail Reid!
    #georgia #atlanta #staceyabrams #ParkCannon #democrats #vote #trump #Warnock #Ossoff #flip
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  • Welcome to the Women with Rose Reid. We continue with our blitz mini-season profiling the amazing women on the ground in Georgia whose work will determine the upcoming election for two Senate seats, and party control. We are just days away from the election on January 5th, and more than 2.5 Million votes have been cast - breaking state records for voter turnout in a runoff election. 
    In this episode: environmentalist, transit activist, and former Atlanta City Council President - Cathy Woolard.
    Cathy was the first woman to be President of the Atlanta City Council, (and the first openly gay elected official in Georgia) and during her tenure, she championed the Atlanta Beltline, a rails to trails program, which has since garnered over $1 Billion in private development for the surrounding area. She also created Atlanta’s first-ever energy policy and passed a local ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual-orientation, the first of its kind in Georgia.
    Cathy is also a regular on the weekly bipartisan conversations on FOX 5, The Georgia Gang hosted by Lori Geary, alongside Janelle King, who was previously on the show.
    We get Cathy's perspective on how this election can impact infrastructure and LGBTQ+ rights in Georgia. And Cathy gives some advice - on those pursuing social justice, and coming out.
    Thanks to listener Kaitlin Barrer in Denver for reading the credits!
    You can find use on Instagram @TheWomenPod
    #georgia #atlanta #staceyabrams #ParkCannon #democrats #vote #trump #Warnock #Ossoff #flip
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  • The name Helen Butler has grassroots hall-of-fame status in Georgia. Helen has worked closely with Stacey Abrams and Fair Fight, but has been doing voter outreach for decades. This year their work has been more important--and in some ways, more difficult--than it ever has been before. And yet, Helen's team has registered tens of thousands of voters across Georgia - from the coast to the Piedmont.
    Helen directs the Coalition of the People's Agenda that helps get out the vote in African American communities. She grew up in Madison, Georgia and was one of the first few students to integrate the University of Georgia, and was a VP of human resource for many years.
    This election, Helen maintains her focus holding representatives accountable on issues like race, voting rights, and COVID relief. Whether she’s asking Loeffler, Purdue, Warnock, or Ossoff, the main question is, “What will your policies do for our communities?” 
    "Georgia On My Mind" reimagined by - Las Cafeteras, QVLN, & Sergio Mendoza - the song is a collaboration with the New Georgia Project - created to support Georgia and get out the vote. For voting questions visit Georgia.gov
    On our next episode we discuss the changing landscape of Georgia with environmentalist and transit advocate, Cathy Woolard who was the first woman, and openly gay person, to be President of the Atlanta City Council.
    You can find us on IG @thewomenpod and @rosereid
    #georgia #atlanta #staceyabrams #ParkCannon #democrats #vote #trump #Warnock #Ossoff #flip
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  • Longtime Georgia State Senator Nan Orrock is noticing a seismic shift among her Republican colleagues. There are always fissures in power, she says, but none she has seen this deep. "This is not typical," Nan says - everything about this election is atypical.
    What are the democratic candidates, Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, offering Georgians? Rose asks Nan, what are the issues that matter most to Georgia voters? How are the Democrats planning when historically, runoffs have very low participation rate? Nan also gives her take on incumbent Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.
    On the next episode Rose sits down with Republican Janelle King and gets her point of view from the other side of the aisle!
    #georgia #atlanta #staceyabrams #ParkCannon #NanOrrock #JosieDuffyRice #democrats #vote #trump #Warnock #Ossoff #flip
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  • Welcome to this blitz mini-season of The Women, where host Rose Reid investigates the runoff election that has the world watching Georgia, and the women who make all the difference.
    Atlanta native Josie Duffy Rice is the host of the podcast Justice in America. She is also a friend, new mom, ultimate dance buddy, and a fierce advocate. Josie is a writer, lawyer, and President of The Appeal, a platform for journalist watchdogs investigating the criminal justice system in niche areas and at local levels.
    Half a million people in our home state of Georgia are under correctional control—the largest rate of any state in the union. It affects a lot of Georgians, and it's a hot topic for a lot of Georgia voters.
    In this interview, Rose and Josie talk about what defunding the police really means, how the election on January 5th could impact 100,000 prisoners in Georgia, and how facing the horrors of the criminal justice system every day paradoxically gives Josie hope. 
    You can find us on your phone @thewomenpod and @jduffyrice.
    You can read the credits for the show by emailing thewomenpod@gmail.com
    **We have a couple swear words in this episode fyi!
    #georgia #atlanta #staceyabrams #JosieDuffyRice #ParkCannon #NanOrrock #democrats #vote #trump #Warnock #Ossoff #flip #criminaljustice #prisonreform
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  • Welcome back to The Women, where every episode, host Rose Reid follows one woman’s extraordinary journey. 
    During this special mini-season, Rose talks to some of the brave, brazen, and badass women from her home state of Georgia—where two Senate seats and the balance of power—is up for grabs.
    As a seventh-generation Georgian, Rose wants to show the Georgia she knows: the powerful builders and dreamers entrenched in the outcome of the Georgia Runoffs. She speaks with attorneys, politicians, writers, and policy experts from both sides of the aisle.
    There may only be four candidates on the ballot for Senate on January 5th, but make no mistake—it’s the women on the ground in Georgia who will determine the future of this country.
    Join Rose on her journey to reveal the key players in one of democracy’s most contentious battles for power.
    #georgia #atlanta #staceyabrams #ParkCannon #NanOrrock #JosieDuffyRice #democrats #vote #trump #Warnock #Ossoff #flip #Republicans #perdue #kellyloeffler
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  • Jewel was living in her car when she was discovered at 19, and released her platinum-winning debut album, Pieces of You, just two years later.
    Jewel Kilcher is a survivor, a writer, a musician, and an advocate. She's published a dozen albums, several memoirs, and has created a hub for mental health and mindfulness. During the COVID19 outbreak, Jewel has been raising money for at risk youth, hosting livestreams in partnership with her charity, The Inspiring Children Foundation. Her new single, Grateful, is out now, and her new album is on the way.
    Jewel opens up about observing addiction, experiencing betrayal, and launching her most vulnerable work to date. 
    And, thank you for listening to this first season of The Women! Please leave us a review or tell a friend! It really helps the women grow.
    We’ll be back for Season 2 with fresh interviews later this summer.  
    Find us on Instagram @RoseReid @TheWomenPod and @Jewel.
    Take care.
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  • Dr. Carla Hayden became the 14th Librarian of Congress in 2016. Nominated by President Barack Obama, Carla is the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library.
    Carla runs the largest library in the world! She has set out to make its treasures more accessible, so you can see a portrait of a young Harriet Tubman or read Frederick Douglas' journal entries onlines. Carla is also in charge of the US Copyright Office and selects the Poet Laureate, and Gershwin Prize.
    Carla describes how libraries serve as sanctuaries during national crises, and how she and her colleagues are navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Find us on Instagram: @RoseReid @TheWomenPod @LibnCongress

    - Every episode of The Women, host Rose Reid profiles one person who has journeyed to do the extraordinary.
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  • Science journalist Wendy Zukerman began reporting on the CoronaVirus in January, before "social distancing" and "flatten the curve" became a part of everyday conversation.
    Host and executive producer of the podcast Science VS, Wendy blows up opinions and replaces them with science, with puns and fun along the way! 
    Wendy first created the show in 2015 after Gwyneth Paltrow's aspiring health guru website, GOOP, suggested women could steam clean their vaginas. Since then, Science VS has moved from Australia to New York, from Gimlet Media to Spotify, and has published over 100 episodes pitting facts against hot topics and fads, from Climate Change & Fracking, to Diets & Essential Oils.
    Rose surprises her pal Wendy with voice memos from her family members with their favorite "Wendy Memory!"
    Find Us on Instagram: @RoseReid, @TheWomenPod, @ScienceVs, @GimletMedia.

    - Every episode of The Women, host Rose Reid profiles one person who has journeyed to do the extraordinary.
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  • Stacey Abrams speaks with Rose Reid on the importance of family, friendships, and voting rights during COVID19.
    After Stacey lost the 2018 Georgia Governor's race to Brian Kemp, she created Fair Fight Action, focused on voter protection. There is a lot of speculation on whether Stacey will be Joe Biden's Vice Presidential running mate on the Democratic ticket in the 2020 elections, but Stacey's priority is to make sure every vote is counted.
    Stacey became a tax attorney after attending Spelman College and Yale University, but has had many careers. Rose and Stacey have a candid and intimate conversation about hard lessons learned from the Governor's race, the curious life of introverts during quarantine, and what the future holds for this entrepreneur-turned-politician-moonlighting-romance novelist.
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    Find us on Instagram: @RoseReid @TheWomenPod @StaceyAbrams @FairFightAction

    - Every episode of The Women, host Rose Reid profiles one person who has journeyed to do the extraordinary.
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  • Each day we aspire to bring you the good news. Because there is good happening in the world, every day, everywhere — we just need to look for it and share it. Here’s Something Good is a short daily podcast that offers inspiring stories, helpful tips and shared experiences to motivate and inspire you every day. We’re letting you in on the best advice we’ve gotten, the news that’s brightening our day, and practical insights from experts and leaders you know and some that you may not, including ordinary people making an extraordinary difference. Here’s Something Good comes to you Monday through Friday — it’s a great way to start your day on the positive side of life. 
    Here’s Something Good is a production of the Seneca Women Podcast Network and iHeartRadio, with support from Founding Partner P&G and Bank of America. For more information on Seneca Women, visit our website senecawomen.com and download the Seneca Women app free in the App Store.
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