Uncivil
Uncivil
Nov 9, 2018
The Ring
34 min

Two brilliant women—one black, one white—assemble a spy ring in the rebel capital of Richmond, Virginia that eventually attempts a ‘mission impossible’ inside the military planning rooms of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. 

Radiolab Presents: More Perfect
Radiolab Presents: More Perfect
WNYC Studios
The Most Perfect Album: Episode 9
This season, More Perfect is taking its camera lens off the Supreme Court and zooming in on the words of the people: the 27 amendments that We The People have made to our Constitution. We're taking on these 27 amendments both in song and in story. This episode is best listened to alongside 27: The Most Perfect Album, an entire album (an ALBUM!) and digital experience of original music and art inspired by the 27 Amendments. Think of these episodes as the audio liner notes. In More Perfect's final episode of the season, listen to liner notes for two amendments that contemplate the still-unfinished status of our Constitution. "27" is an album that marks a particular point in our history: this moment when we have 27 Amendments to our Constitution. What will be the 28th? Maybe it will address our nation's capital. The capital has been a bit of a Constitutional anomaly for much of our nation's history — it's at the heart of the democracy, but because it's not a state, people in Washington D.C. have been disenfranchised almost by accident. The 23rd Amendment solved some of the problem — it gave D.C. the right to vote for president. But it left much of D.C.'s representation questions unanswered. D.C. still does not have voting representation in Congress. Instead, D.C. sends a "non-voting delegate" to Congress. For this liner note, More Perfect profiles that delegate, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, and her unique approach to fighting for power in a virtually powerless role. The song for the 23rd Amendment is by The Mellow Tones, a group of students from D.C. high school Duke Ellington School of the Arts, along with their teacher Mark G. Meadows. The chorus, "Why won't you count on me?" reflects on the continued disenfranchisement of our nation's capital. The final amendment of the album, the 27th Amendment, put limits on Senators' ability to give themselves a pay raise, and it has arguably the most unusual path to ratification of all 27. The first draft for the amendment was written by none other than James Madison in 1789, but back then, it didn't get enough votes from the states for ratification. It wasn't until a college student named Gregory Watson awakened the dormant amendment centuries later that it was finally ratified. The 27th Amendment song is by Kevin Devine and tells Watson's story.
24 min
Satellite Sisters
Satellite Sisters
Satellite Sisters| Wondery, Satellite Sisters, Lian Dolan, Liz Dolan, Julie Dolan, Sheila Dolan, Monica Dolan
Perk It Up! Lifting Our Holiday Spirits, Doing The Undoing and Listening to Nashville Hitmaker Aimee Mayo
We set a goal for December 2020: Perk It Up! Today, we enjoy talking to an unexpected special guest from Nashville: Author + Hit Songwriter Aimee Mayo. Her new memoir is Talking To The Sky. Here's a Spotify playlist Lian put together of songs Aimee Mayo has written with artists such as Blake Shelton, Martina MacBride, Lonestar, Faith Hill and Kenny Chesney. Congrats to Female First Sarah Fuller, kicker for Vanderbilt football and first woman to play football in the Power Five. Entertaining Sisters: The Undoing on HBO: No spoilers on the podcast today Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker on Netflix. A documentary about Debbie Allen and her annual production of Hot Chocolate Nutcracker with students from Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles. Tuesday Trends: Early Bird Dinners, New Names for Faux Meat, Helicopter Parenting in the Online Classroom. Gut Health? Liz is checking on her microbiome and has a few issues. Thanks to this week's sponsors. Please use these special urls to support the companies that support us. ThirdLove: www.thirdlove.com/sisters Ritual: www.ritual.com/sisters MeUndies: www.meundies.com/sisters SAVE THE DATE: We have locked in a SUNDAY AFTERNOON WITH THE SATELLITE SISTERS as a Virtual Zoom Event with Sixth & I for Sunday April 11. ALL FIVE DOLAN SISTERS. Ticket prices and times will be announced soon on our newsletter Pep Talk and in the Sixth and I newsletter, so stay tuned. Visit our website Satellite Sisters: A Pep Talk For Modern Women Subscribe to our new newsletter Pep Talk here. For more info on Lian Dolan's newest novel The Sweeney Sisters, visit her website here. For all of our booklists at Bookshop.org, go to www.bookshop.org/shop/liandolan Buy The Sweeney Sisters here on bookshop.org or here on amazon. Join our community: Facebook Page, Facebook Group and on Instagram and Twitter @satsisters.
1 hr 19 min
Last Day
Last Day
Lemonada Media
I Feel Nothing
What’s the point of going to treatment if you’ve essentially been dealt a death sentence? That’s the way some veterans feel about a potential PTSD diagnosis. Another thing holding people back? The fear that their trauma isn’t bad enough. So how do you admit you need help? And where do you turn when you’re ready? This week we’re joined by Jason Kander who served as an intelligence officer in Afghanistan, Tara Consolino, Director of Suicide Prevention and Substance Use Disorders at the Detroit V.A., and Rajeev Ramchand, a psychiatric epidemiologist with the RAND Corporation, to talk about what happens when your symptoms don’t look like the ones in the movies.    Season 2 of Last Day is created in partnership with The Jed Foundation. The Jed Foundation (JED) empowers teens and young adults with the skills and support to grow into healthy, thriving adults. You can find tips, tools and resources for taking care of your emotional health available at: www.jedcares.org/lastday   Resources from the episode: Keep up with the Veterans Community Project’s initiatives for homeless veterans. Listen to Jason’s weekly podcast, Majority 54, to better learn how to have a civil and productive conversation about the most divisive issues. To learn more about recommendations for reporting on suicide, visit https://reportingonsuicide.org/.   If you or a veteran you know are struggling, dial 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line. You can also text 838255 or chat online at www.veteranscrisisline.net.    You can also contact one of the resources below for a free, confidential conversation with a trained counselor anytime.    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Crisis Text line: Text “Connect” to 741-741 The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386   To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/last-day shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
56 min
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