January 20, 2015Like many sandwich generation moms, I've been around the block when it comes to maladies of the ear. Both of my elderly parents are hard of hearing; and before my daughter reached 2nd grade, she had endured four ear surgeries. So I thought I'd seen it all. But the other day, I met a woman who forever changed my attitude about ears. Her name is Joie . At 38, Joie is the picture of health and good cheer. She works in a bright, colorful salon in the heart of Ballard, the Scandinavian neighborhood of Seattle. As she styles hair for clients of all varieties, Joie beams a ray of sunshine straight...
December 16, 2014Find out if your family qualifies for free or low-cost health insurance. If you live in the Seattle area, Tune into Chat with Women 1150 AM KKNW at 8 AM, Thursday, December 18 to get the scoop as I explain the basics of what our new health law means for Washington families. Then sign up.
November 10, 2014A historic background check for gun purchases initiative overwhelmingly passed in Washington state, marking a new trend for the nation. We talk about it with experts — and also look at the growing number of economic security measures—like increasing access to sick days, affordable childcare, and raising the minimum wage—that passed by wide margins in both red and blue states across the nation. We also get the inside scoop about what the new mix in Congress means for women’s issues. And, last but not least, we hear about Baby Gate and learn how to navigate workplace maternity/pregnancy issues...
MomsRising Radio this week: Off the Sidelines with Sen.Gillibrand, Rock the Vote, Author Justina Chen & more!
September 30, 2014"Girls' voices matter. Women's voices matter. From PTA meetings and community boards to the halls of Congress, our country needs more women to share their thoughts and take a place at the decision-making table." -- U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
On MomsRising Radio This Week: #BuildUpKids, #ChildrenShouldGrowNotGlow, #WorkingMother, #JusticeForMikeBrown
September 22, 2014First up, we talk about moving GIANT ABC building blocks on the front lawn of the US Capitol, along with Democratic and Republican members of Congress. You don't see that kind of working together very often these days. Find out why! #BuildUpKids
September 14, 2014On the radio show this week, first up we hear from the researcher whose data sparked a New York Times article with this title: "The Motherhood Penalty vs. the Fatherhood Bonus --- A Child Helps Your Career, if You’re a Man."
August 19, 2014Carla Goldstein talks about building a stronger partnership between women and men; partnership that acknolwedges and embraces our interdependence, and that builds on our mutual interests in achieving gender equality.
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July 15, 2014Putting faith over fact, 5 conservative Catholic men on the Supreme Court have opened a Pandora’s Box: your boss now gets to interfere with your birth control decisions. In its sharply divided 5-4 ruling in Hobby Lobby, SCOTUS ramps up the War on Women.
June 2, 2014We start the show talking about Maya Angelou's impact and also about the explosion of the hashtag #YesAllWomen in the aftermath of the violent sexist rampage that left many dead in Santa Barbara recently. Then we hear from Jose Antinio Vargas--Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and the founder of Define American ,-- about his new film, Documented, the crowd reactions to it, and what his mother has to say. Next up we get the lowdown from the woman behind Viva La Feminista. Last but far from least we take an in depth look at gun culture in America and what we can do about it. *The...
May 7, 2014I am the daughter of a Jewish Mother, so that means my mom has spent almost every day of the last 45 years of her life worrying about me. And I have given her plenty to worry about. Nothing majorly epic—I’ve never had a baby out of wedlock, or developed a crippling drug habit, or murdered anyone—but any gray hair sprouting from that woman’s head is 100% directly because of me. She never has to worry about my brother, the successful lawyer. She only has to worry about me, the unsuccessful whatever I am. It wasn’t always as bad as it is now, though. There was a nice 4 year period where I didn’t...