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Author: Kelly & Sophy

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Two progressive Midwestern moms interview candidates/activists/authors across the country. We were inspired by the Women's March to do something, and we try to help our listeners (and ourselves) figure out where we go from here.
282 Episodes
On the 16th episode of the Vote Her In series, Kelly Pollock and Rebecca Sive interview Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America. They discuss attacks on reproductive freedom and what listeners can do to stay informed and fight back; Ilyse's activism journey and path to NARAL; and the 50th anniversary of NARAL.
Kelly talks to returning guest Frieda Edgette, founder of Courage to Run, the country's "first, nonpartisan run and walk celebrating the rising wave of women getting civically active and running for office." They discuss the growth of Courage to Run into nationwide events, along with their new app focusing on healthy minds.
Kelly talks to Kerene Tayloe, Director of Federal Legislative Affairs for WE ACT for Environmental Justice, a Northern Manhattan community-based organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by ensuring that people of color and/or low-income participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices. They discuss what environmental justice is, the presidential climate forum, urban heat islands, and worker training in the green energy sector.
Kelly speaks with two members of the Missouri Community Action Network team, Jessica Hoey, Director of Public Affairs and Community Engagement, and Evan Melkersman, Community Action Poverty Simulation Project Manager. They talk about the work that Missouri CAN does to advocate for low-income Missourians and about the Poverty Simulation, a unique tool they use to help educate people about the reality of living with poverty and the actions they can take to help.
Ted Terry

Ted Terry


Sophy and Kelly speak with returning guest Mayor Ted Terry of Clarkston, Georgia ("the most ethnically diverse square mile in America"). Mayor Ted is running for U.S. Senate from Georgia and shares his progressive vision.
On the 15th episode of the Vote Her In series, Kelly Pollock and Rebecca Sive interview Anna Valencia, the City Clerk of Chicago. They talk about finding the confidence to lead when you're the only woman in the room, women supporting women, and how women electeds can draw on their own life experiences to promote and enact policies that help women and girls.
Kelly speaks with Nicole Hobbs, the Executive Director of EveryDistrict. They discuss how EveryDistrict started, the “Legislative District Index” (LDI) score they assign to each of the 6,764 state legislative districts across the country, and how they use that data to determine competitive seats and leguslatures to flip.
Kelly and Sophy are joined by freelance journalist Kaz Weida to discuss Joe Biden's book, *Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose.* We discuss our impressions of the book, favorite moments, what we learned about Joe, and what kind of President we think he would be based on this book. This is the eighth in a series of episodes we will do reading the books of the Democratic Presidential candidates.
Carolyn Long

Carolyn Long


Kelly speaks with Carolyn Long, candidate for Congress from Washington's 3rd District. They discuss reclaiming civic discourse, making jam, and the lessons Carolyn learned from the last election.
Michael McCord & End Times

Michael McCord & End Times


Kelly chats with Michael McCord, author of the new novel *End Times: More Great Adventures in Real America*, a sequel to *The Execution Channel: A Political Fable*. They discuss how McCord predicted a Trump-like figure might emerge from a Republican Party who had given up on governing, what it's like to write political satire when the real political world is turned upside down, and what the 2020 election might look like.
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