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60 minutes | 6 days ago
Episode 27 — Hannah Senko and Marina Conner on Taking on the Criminal Justice System to Protect Women
Welcome to an important episode of Three Righteous Mamas. In this episode, we will discuss the topics of sexual assault and rape so please consider that in your listening experience. As strong advocates for survivors of sexual assault and rape, Austin residents Hannah Senko and Marina Conner are two of the 12 named plaintiffs of the Federal Class Action Lawsuit against the city of Austin and Travis County—demanding change and the betterment of survivors from the criminal justice system.
59 minutes | 13 days ago
Episode 26 — Artist Sarah Wilson on how art Builds Empathy
We are joined this week by special guest Sarah Wilson, who is an incredibly talented photographer and cinematographer. You have seen her work in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Texas Monthly, Mother Jones, and many other publications. She recently put up a public exhibit around Austin, Texas called Essentials ATX—a portrait series of essential workers in the city.
64 minutes | 20 days ago
Episode 25 — Jenna Bush Hager on Growing up in the Spotlight
Jenna Bush Hager is a co-host of NBC’s TODAY with Hoda & Jenna and an editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine. She is the author of The New York Times bestseller Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope, which she wrote after traveling to Latin America in 2006 as an intern with UNICEF. Hager remains involved with UNICEF and is currently the chair of its Next Generation initiative, which is dedicated to reducing childhood deaths around the world. The Mamas speak to Jenna about motherhood, raising her children and her experience in the spotlight as the daughter of a former U.S. president.
67 minutes | a month ago
Episode 24 — Columnist Jim Hightower on how to Stay in the Fight
We are joined this week by a Texas legend! Known as “America’s most popular populist,” Jim Hightower is a national radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and New York Times best-selling author. Hightower frequently appears on television and radio programs, bringing a hard-hitting populist viewpoint into the mass media. In addition, he works closely with the alternative media, and in all of his work he keeps his ever-ready Texas humor up front, practicing the credo of an old Yugoslavian proverb: “You can fight the gods and still have fun.”
49 minutes | a month ago
Episode 23 — Filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal
Our delightful guest this week is Stephanie Wang-Breal, an award-winning filmmaker, commercial director and co-founder of the independent production company, Once in a Blue Films. Blowin' Up, her third feature-length film, had its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2018 and was awarded the Best Documentary Feature award at the San Diego Asian Film Festival and the Society of Authors Award at the Film Des Femmes in Paris, France. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her son & daughter.
63 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 22 — Sally Kohn, founder of the Movement Vision Lab
As one of the leading progressive voices in the U.S. today, Sally Kohn is a frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. Her first book The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity was published in April 2018. She often speaks as a keynote speaker at conferences about political division, hate, otherizing, diversity and identity and how we can solve the deep problems of our past and present.
75 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 21 — She the People Founder Aimee Allison
This week we are joined by a special guest, Aimee Allison, the founder and president of She the People, a national network elevating the voice and power of women of color. She brings together voters, organizers, and elected leaders in a movement grounded in values of love, justice, belonging, and democracy.
71 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 20: Raj Patel
We are joined this week by special guest Raj Patel, an award-winning author, filmmaker and professor at the LBJ Public Policy School at the University of Texas at Austin. He's written numerous best-sellers such as Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System and The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy. And his upcoming book is called Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice. In this episode, Raj describes how food is part of the justice work we do and how we build a better world for our kids. He is also the co-host of The Secret Ingredient, a podcast about food politics and justice.
33 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 19: Texas Freeze
In this week's episode, the Three Righteous Mamas discuss the unprecedented winter storm in Texas this month and the mismanagement on behalf of the state administration.
73 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 18: BLM Co-Founder Alicia Garza
This week we are joined by Alicia Garza, the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Movement, to discuss how racial justice is key to building the future we need for ALL our kids.
75 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 17: Beto O'Rourke on Getting big Money out of Politics
No stranger to the state: Beto O'Rourke represented the 16th house congressional district based out of El Paso, Texas. He came into the limelight when running for the U.S. Senate, and more recently, ran for the presidency. We ask O'Rourke about the mother role in his life, January's insurrection and his political future in the state.
68 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 16: Saul Griffith on how Tackling Climate Change Will Make our Lives Better
Joining us this week is engineer and inventor Saul Griffith. He's the founder and Chief Scientist at Otherlab, an independent R&D lab, and helps government agencies and Fortune 500 companies understand energy infrastructure and deep decarbonization. Griffith has been a principal investigator and project lead on federally funded research projects for agencies like NASA, and defense advance research projects agency, also known as DARPA, and has also started numerous tech companies acquired by the likes of Google and Autodesk. He was awarded the MacArthur Genius Award and is the founder the Rewiring America.
63 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 15: Wendy Davis on Winning Universal Childcare
We have a very special guest this week: powerhouse and Harvard-trained lawyer Wendy Davis. Not only has she run for governor of Texas, she also founded a nonprofit Deeds Not Words and most recently run for a congressional seat 21 in Texas. We discuss the importance of the mother role in her life, her outlook for the Texas and [new] presidential administrations and her ongoing efforts for women's rights and childcare.
59 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 14: Maria Hinojosa on the Courage to Lead
As one of the most important voices in journalism for the past 30 years, Maria Hinojosa often tackles stories and pushes news institutions to cover more of a diverse and people-of-color lens. Her work has won Emmys and Peabody Awards and has a nationwide fanbase. We encourage everyone to buy her new book Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America, wherever you can buy books.
34 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 13: Talking About Insurrection
In this week's episode, the Three Righteous Mamas discuss the Insurrection that took place at the nation's Capitol on January 6, its aftermath and trickling effects on the political landscape. Also on the agenda: the snow day in Texas!
59 minutes | 4 months ago
We are joined today by special guest Paola Ramos, host and correspondent for Vice and a contributor for MSNBC and Telemundo News. Ramos uses media and digital outlets to spotlight the voices of a diverse America, break down stereotypes and mobilize the community toward civic engagement. Her first book, Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity, can be bought online or at your local independent bookstore.
48 minutes | 4 months ago
We are switching gears this week by just having a conversation amongst ourselves—first discussing self-care, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Then we ask the question we ask all of our guests: “How did our moms shape us?”
58 minutes | 4 months ago
We are joined today by Holly Lorka—a writer, storyteller, and retired standup comedian whose work has been included in several anthologies and podcasts, including Dan Savage’s Hot Mic. Her stories of gender, sex, and shame have earned her a following in Austin, Texas, where she lives and works as an ICU nurse and super sharp wedding officiant. Handsome is her first book, which is out now.
58 minutes | 5 months ago
On this very special episode, we are joined by Doctor Abdul El-Sayed. As a politician, Public Health professor, medical doctor and civil servant, El-Sayed has run for office for governor in Michigan. He has since founded Southpaw Michigan, an action committee to help other progressive candidates in the state. He speaks with us about his perspective on the current state of politics, his role model and his outlook for the future.
82 minutes | 5 months ago
We are joined this week by Dr. Peniel Joseph is the Barbara Jordan chair in Ethics and Political Values and the Founding Director of the Center for Race and Democracy at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of several books, including The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
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