On The Issues With Michele Goodwin
On The Issues With Michele Goodwin
Dr. Michele Goodwin
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On The Issues With Michele Goodwin at Ms. magazine is a show where we report, rebel, and tell it like it is. On this show, we center your concerns about rebuilding our nation and advancing the promise of equality. Join Michele Goodwin as she and guests tackle the most compelling issues of our times.
Rebuilding America: A Woman’s Economy?
COVID-19 has had an undeniable negative impact on the economy—an impact felt most deeply by women, especially women of color. Women are being pushed out of their jobs and there are significant barriers to pursuing new ones—from an imbalance in the...
Dec 1
1 hr 7 min
Did We Have a Fair Election?  Post Election Analysis
On Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. was elected the 46th president of the United States. Vice President-Elect Kamala Devi Harris made history becoming the first woman, the first Black person, and the first South Asian person to ever...
Nov 17
48 min
Keep Calm and Count Every Vote
Dr. Goodwin and her guests answer some of your pressing election questions—and have a bit of fun. Let them keep you company (and keep you calm!) while you wait for results.Joining host Michele Goodwin to keep you company, and to reflect on what this...
Nov 3
1 hr 8 min
Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Voting Rights and Voter Suppression
At the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, voting activist and civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer described the violent injustice she and others had endured while living under the South's Jim Crow rules and fighting for the right to...
Oct 27
1 hr 5 min
Beyond Marriage: The Fight for LGBTQ Rights
Recently, Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justice Samuel Alito, lashed out at the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges decision, which guaranteed marriage equality, calling it ruinous for religious liberty.  In response, the New Yorker posed a...
Oct 20
59 min
Equality Is On the Ballot
On January 15, 2020, Virginia became the critical 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, or ERA—a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that reads: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or...
Oct 13
1 hr 5 min
Trump Stacked the Courts. Now What?
President Trump has appointed and confirmed a near record number of judges to the federal bench in four years. In fact, nearly one-third of all active federal judges on the U.S. appeals courts have been appointed by Trump.  On the federal courts of...
Oct 6
1 hr 2 min
Can The President Suspend The Election?
On today’s show, we focus on the question: Can the president suspend the elections? The short answer: No. But while the law is clear, President Trump’s efforts to delay the elections, sow distrust in our democratic processes, and wreak havoc on the U.S....
Sep 29
1 hr 7 min
The Ms. Back to School Special
On today’s show, we focus on going back to school during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The beginning of the 2020 school year is nothing like before. The word “difficult” is an understatement—and it’s difficult for all: for teachers, for students, for parents,...
Sep 22
58 min
Has the U.S. Forgotten Its Immigrant Roots?
From a frozen asylum system, huge camps on the Mexico border and family separation policies, to the worsening lack of healthcare and the aftereffects of COVID-19, Latinx communities are at a disadvantage both inside and outside U.S. borders. In this...
Sep 8
1 hr 6 min
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