Anoa opens with a few words about the onslaught of total abortion bans hitting state legislatures in the South East including Georgia. The rest of the episode is a great chat with Tim Faust to talk about Healthcare organizing and Representative Pramila Jayapal's Medicare for All Bill.
Writing on healthcare and insurance, Tim provides a good overview of the state of how things are and takes listeners through where we need to go.
On this episode, Anoa first chats with Dr. Jared Ball host of iMixWhatiLike about Pan Africanism and their differing views on Bernie Sander's response to whether he supports reparations. In the second half, Anoa and Malaika Jabali explore the Color of Economic Anxiety and how fighting for universal programs is only a step in the fight for racial justice and equity.
Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director of Jewish Voices for Peace, takes some time out to discuss the latest around Representative Ilhan Omar and continued allegations that she is anti-semetic. Rebecca also talks about her recent op-ed in Newsweek.
Anoa chats with activist Saira Rao about her latest article, "When Being an Opponent of White Supremacy Means Being Not Nice". Anoa chats with activist Saira Rao about her latest article, "When Being an Opponent of White Supremacy Means Being Not Nice". Very timely conversation in light of the ongoing attacks on Representative Ilhan Omar.In the second half of the episode Anoa and Tracey Corder take a group through what is white supremacy and what does dismantling it in our spaces look like.
On this episode, Anoa talks with Professor Bazelon about Senator Kamala Harris and her record as a DA and California Attorney General. In the second segment, in recognition of Roe V. Wade turning 46 Anoa highlights a previous interview with the host of the Podcast Choice/Less about parental notification laws and more.
On this episode, Anoa sits down with Wendi Muse host of the Left POCekt Project. The two discuss whether representation matters and other concepts which are commonly distorted in general political discourse. Anoa and Wendi also dive into "blackness" and who gets to be Black in America in light of recent comments concerning Senator Kamala Harris' background. There are legitimate critiques of Senator Harris without feeding into anti-immigrant sentiments.
This episode deals with women who have experienced injustice at the hands of the state. In the first segment, organizers Marteze Gaines and Clarissa Brooks chat about Cyntoia Brown being granted clemency. Rewire.News writers Mary Annette Pember and Anna Kusmer join the second segment to discuss forced sterilization of Indigenous women in Canada and the U.S.
Recently Anoa chatted with Topeka Sam and Louis Reed of #cut50 about the FIRST STEP ACT which was approved by Congress the other day. While there has been much controversy around this bill and how the reforms will be implemented, Topeka and Louis share their experiences as formerly incarcerated persons and organizers. This is just the first conversation on this subject.
Georgia State Rep. Renitta Shannon is speaking out about the way in which Brian Kemp ran his gubernatorial campaign and the threat he poses to marginalized communities in Georgia. She plans to boycott his first public address to send a clear message that hate cannot be tolerated.
Had the chance to chat with political analyst and operative Christopher Perlera about the Georgia Gubernatorial race last week. Chris and I muse over some of the early voting data and what it takes to win. Next up is a replay of my conversation with Eric Robertson on electability and racism in the Georgia elections.