Helene de Boissiere-Swanson walked all across the U.S. to help pass the Equal Rights Amendment, pausing at congressional offices in all un-ratified states asking congress members to ratify the ERA. Having endured homelessness, starvation, deprivation, & molestation on the road, Helene is a true Suffragist. Tune in Sunday at 2 to hear from Helene about this amazing 7,000 mile pilgrimage & learn how to join her Women's Equality Day (8/26) March/Rally in D.C.!
Did you know that last year alone, 92 bills were introduced in legislatures across America to make voting harder for citizens? Join us Sunday at 2 PM when we’ll talk with MN Secretary of State Steve Simon about increasing access to voting, upcoming 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 celebrations, the Safe At Home Program, Constitutional Amendments & more!
Show #7: July 19, 2015
Racism & sexism are inextricably interconnected and should be addressed together when confronting barriers caused by these historic forms of oppression. Our upcoming show will do just this in conversation with our guest, St. Thomas School of Law Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds, an expert on issues at the intersection of race, law, criminal justice, public education & public policy. We’ll chat about her experiences, the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and her new role as President of the Minneapolis NAACP.
Show #6: July 12, 2015
Throughout the 4 media sectors- radio, television, internet, & print newspaper, media has the power to educate, effect social change, & influence elections that directly impact people’s lives. But, according to the 2015 Status of Women in the U.S. Media, put out by the national Women’s Media Center, media in all 4 sectors are failing women. We’ll talk with Kate McCarthy, the Director of the Women’s Media Center’s SheSource.
Betty, the host of A Womans Place, is a former member of the state legislature, a wife, mother, daughter, business woman, and civic leader.