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NY Times Political Reporter Dionne Searcey Discusses Her New Book: “In Pursuit of Disobedient Women”
Now a political reporter for the New York Times, from 2015 to 2019 Dionne Searcey was the paper’s West Africa bureau chief and covered a range of economical, social, an political issues on the continent and their impact on women.
Civil Bikes: An Exciting Ride Tour To Discover The Contribution Of Women and People of Color in Atlanta
Meet Nedra Deadwyler, founder of Civil Bikes in Atlanta, an organization that brings attention to unseen and unheard stories about Atlanta.
Esther Beard is a community organizer and joins the podcast to discuss her role in helping people learn how they can bring about real and meaningful change in their own communities.
“We tell women refugees that this is not some kind of business or a company that is hiring a worker; rather, it’s an educational program. Once you learn, if you are ok and if you want us to, we will find a market for your items.”
“This is a hard job for relationships. It’s a marriage killer and you’ve got to be comfortable being alone.”
On this episode, Maggie Gray joins to discuss her career path, navigating the male-dominated world of sports broadcasting, and what drives her to get out of bed in the morning.
“The rangers are the 911 responders: they patrol the lands but when it comes to something that needs a little more in-depth investigation, the rangers usually do not have the capacity to do it, so that is where the special agents of the National Park Service come in,” explains Shott.
“I went to culinary school and the moment that I put on that jacket, I felt like something was different about my attitude, and fear, just went away, ” says chef Choi.
Mandy Manning talks about her work teaching refugee students in Washington state, her personal reflections on meeting President Trump and presenting him with letters from her students.
“Most of the women I’ve spoken to have said essentially, “Oh, well, it’s nice to have the option, but I’m certainly not going to let my driver go anytime soon'”, says author Katherine Zoepf.
“This is a great story that needs to be told and it can be told now without all the discomfort and shaming of earlier versions because there is a more accepting atmosphere now,” says author Susan Quinn.
“Food is such a good way of bringing people together because everyone needs food, there’s no hierarchy, and it’s such a great way of introducing people to a different culture,” explains Rose Lukas, managing director of Hands Up Foundation.