Dec 8, 2015

New Jersey State Senator Loretta Weinberg

A committed, impassioned and devoted public servant, Democrat Loretta Weinberg has been a major player in New Jersey politics for more than 20 years. She was elected to the State Assembly in 1992; moved to the Senate side in 2005 and has been Majority Leader since 2012. A member of numerous committees, Senator Weinberg's long list of legislative accomplishments includes: sponsoring the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act, forming the Governor's Advisory Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, and helping to shape a landmark autism research funding bill. At 80, she's got more energy, stamina and grit than people half her age. You'll want to meet this force of nature.

Sep 29, 2015

Venida Chenault, PhD

VenidaChenault.jpgBelieve it or not, only 26.4% of college presidents are women. Venida Chenault, PhD is one of them. A member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi and Kickapoo tribes, she is the President of Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. For more than 117 years, American Indians and Alaska Natives have been sending their children to Haskell, the premier tribal university in the United States. Join us for a fascinating, eye-opening and much needed conversation.

Sep 15, 2015

Ann Jacobs

AnnJacobs.jpgAnn Jacobs has worked in the criminal justice field on both the local and national level for more than 40 years. Since 2011, she has been the Director of the Prison Re-entry Institute at New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice. At PRI, Ann oversees numerous projects, including the Prison to College Pipeline. During her career, Ann has designed and implemented innovative programs for men, women and families involved in the criminal justice system. Meet this committed, passionate woman on a mission.

May 5, 2015

Dorchen Leidholdt

myphoto.jpgAttorney and social activist Dorchen Leidholdt is the Director of The Center for Battered Women's Legal Services at Sanctuary for Families in New York City, the largest program of its kind in the country serving domestic violence victims. Since the mid-70s, she's been a leader in the movement against violence against women and is the founder of The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women. You won't want to miss this riveting and eye-opening conversation.

Apr 7, 2015

Sharon Katz

SharonKatz-solo.jpgThe world needs more women like musician and social activist Sharon Katz. Born and raised during South Africa's apartheid regime, and inspired by by Nelson Mandela's release from prison, she made history of her own...bringing together 500 black, white, colored and Indian children to form the country's first ever multi-cultural and multi-lingual choir. She took that musical message all over South Africa, and what followed was Sharon Katz and The Peace Train. She continues to spread the message of peace and reconciliation through performances and workshops around the world - the story documented in the film, When Voices Meet.

Feb 17, 2015

Nancy Giles Returns

Nancy.jpgA return appearance for the wonderfully refreshing, no-holds barred actress/voice-over artist/commentator Nancy Giles...who, since 2002 has been sharing her views, comedic and cutting, on CBS Sunday Morning. Sit back and enjoy another fascinating, provocative, and entertaining conversation with the irrepressible Nancy Giles.

Jan 27, 2015

Rachel Pasternak and Rachel Fisher - Documentary Directors and Producers

RachandRachel.jpgMeet Rachel Pasternak and Rachel Fisher, the women behind Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent. This powerful, riveting documentary tells the story of Rabbi Prinz. His impassioned sermons at synagogues in Berlin helped save many lives by encouraging Jews to leave Germany in the 1930s. Arrested numerous times and eventually expelled by the Nazis, Rabbi Prinz came to the U.S. where he wound up becoming a major player in the civil rights movement... helping to organize the 1963 March on Washington. This is a conversation you'll want to hear and a movie you must see.

Dec 16, 2014

Angela Bonavoglia

angela2.jpgAngela Bonavoglia calls herself a bleeding heart liberal, and has spent her career writing about and championing the cause of women - with particular emphasis on religious, social and health issues. An award-winning journalist, Angela's also the author of Good Catholic Girls: How Women Are Leading The Fight to Change The Church, and, The Choices We Made: 25 Women and Men Speak Out About Abortion. Make sure to tune in.

Nov 25, 2014

Bolor Minjin

BolorPhoto.jpgMeet Mongolian paleontologist Bolor Minjin. She has made protecting and preserving the fossil heritage of the Gobi desert her mission in life. Bolor's the founder and director of the Institute for the Study of Mongolian dinosaurs. In 2012, she was instrumental in stopping the sale of an illegally collected Tyrannosaur baatar skeleton from her country. Hers is a fascinating and not often heard story.

May 20, 2014

Jacki Zehner

JZehner.jpgJacki Zehner is a woman on a mission. The founder of The Jacquelyn and Gregory Zehner Foundation, she funds and works with a whole host of organizations that focus on women's rights. In 2012, she became CEO of Women Moving Millions. The goal of this non-profit is to mobilize resources for the advancement of women and girls - so far, more than 200 people have given gifts of a million dollars or more.

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