Women & Politics presents:

 

It’s election season folks and we are bringing you the local candidates and sprinkling in some current politicians serving the communities. Check out our lineup today:

 

Delegate Delores McQuinn was born in eastern Henrico County and has spent her entire life in the greater Richmond area. Her civic interest and involvement in politics began at the age of 11, when she campaigned for a candidate’s successful election to Richmond City Council.
Over the years, she continued to actively support public service initiatives, and she became a community advocate. In 1992, Delegate McQuinn was elected to the Richmond City School Board, where she provided leadership and positive vision for the school district as Vice-Chair. Some of her initiatives included the re-opening of the East End Middle School (currently, Franklin Military School) and the implementation of an annual Back-To-School rally for students. Her efforts helped to improve students’ self-esteem and strengthen their academic achievement. Continuing to expand her civic engagement and commitment to making our communities a better place to live, work, and play, Delegate McQuinn next served on the Richmond City Council, 7th District. During her tenure, the District was transformed with renovations, new development, and emerging businesses.
In 2009, Delegate McQuinn was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates to represent the 70th District, which includes parts of the City of Richmond, Henrico and Chesterfield Counties, along with Charles City County. In addition to her many other legislative and civic commitments, Delegate McQuinn is an eloquent orator who spends much of her time uplifting others through her work as an Associate Minister at New Bridge Baptist Church.

 

 

A Lifelong Virginian, Delegate Hala Ayala was elected to the House of Delegates in 2017 and currently represents the 51st district which covers parts of Prince William County.  Hala is the daughter of a Salvadorian and North African immigrant father and an Irish and Lebanese mother. She has worked as a cyber security specialist for over 20 years with the Department of Homeland Security to protect our nation’s information systems. Hala has also been a women’s rights activist for over a decade. She was the president of Prince William County National Organization for Women, appointed by Terry McAuliffe to serve on the Women’s Advisory Council, and in 2017, she helped organize Virginia’s attendance at the first Women’s March in Washington. As a Delegate, Hala has worked to pass some of Virginia’s most important pieces of legislation like expanding Medicaid for 400,000 Virginians, raising teacher pay, passing the Equal Rights Amendment and helping small businesses recover from the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Hala is running for Lieutenant Governor because she understands our Commonwealth, its history, its challenges, its many opportunities and wants to ensure every Virginian has the opportunity to succeed.

 

 

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    Women & Politics    October 14th, 2021

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Inspire Indeed / Choppin’ It Up Geek presents:

Elaine Summerfield talks about why she founded Inspire InDeed and how she has watched the show and station evolve over the years.

 

Show website: InspireInDeed.me

    Inspire Indeed / Choppin’ It Up Geek    October 8th, 2021

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Women & Politics presents:

 

It’s election season folks and we are bringing you the local candidates and sprinkling in some current politicians serving the communities. Check out our lineup today with candidates from District 69:

 

Betsy Carr currently serves as the representative for the 69th District in the Virginia House of Delegates – which spans the City of Richmond on both sides of the James River. In the House of Delegates, she serves on the Appropriations, Transportation, General Laws, and Rules Committees. She also chairs the Appropriations Higher Education, General Laws Open Government and Procurement, and Transportation Systems subcommittees.

In addition to serving as a delegate, she served for 16 years as outreach director at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Richmond. She is a founder and past director of the Micah Initiative, which involves over 120 faith communities in partnerships with 25 city elementary schools, providing over 1,700 mentors, tutors and volunteers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Sheila Furey is a wife, mother, and Psychiatrist. She has her own private practice and works with children and adults. 

She has spent her career empowering persons with mental illness, substance abuse, and victims of trauma. She wants to bring about safety in our communities and schools to make Richmond a model for empowering her citizens to achieve without the interference of the government.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    Women & Politics    October 7th, 2021

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Women & Politics presents:

This week, Women & Politics is on a break and sharing our platform. But you still get to listen to Sheri Shannon! She is part of the Richmond Racial Equity Podcast Series and producer/host Ebony Walden is sharing them with us. You can find them at: https://richmondracialequityessays.com/podcast

In this podcast, urban planner and diversity, equity and inclusion consultant Ebony Walden talks with 15 Richmonders from all walks of life and sectors to explore their visions for an equitable Richmond, especially as it relates to racial equity, and the strategies that will help us get there. We hope this can be a model for discussion in other U.S. cities.

 

Today we listen to Episode 4: Equitable Green Space with Ted Elmore and Sheri Shannon discussing barriers and solutions to green space and environmental equity in Richmond.

 

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    Women & Politics    September 30th, 2021

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Monday Breakfast Blend presents:

DJ Freya brings you the music of Australia today, from medieval to metal.

 

 

    Monday Breakfast Blend    September 27th, 2021

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Richmond Stories, presented by The Valentine(1st/3rd) / Recovery Is (2nd/4th) presents:

On today’s show, Carol introduces a new co-host: Dr. Angela Porter. Together they talk with Dr. John Lindstrom, CEO and Kelly Furgurson, Director of Assessment and Emergency Services from Richmond Behavioral Health about the Crisis Intervention Training Program and collaboration with police, the development of the Marcus Alert and how crisis response is fairing during COVID.

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    Richmond Stories, presented by The Valentine(1st/3rd) / Recovery Is (2nd/4th)    September 24th, 2021

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Women & Politics presents:

It’s election season folks and we are bringing you the local candidates and sprinkling in some current politicians serving the communities. Check out our lineup today:

Colleen serves as Delegate Rodney Willett’s Legislative Aide and Campaign Strategist. She previously worked as the Deputy Finance Director for Colin Allred in 2018,  successfully flipping a long-held Republican seat in Texas’ 32nd Congressional District. Prior to working with Delegate Willett, she was Delegate Debra Rodman’s Finance Director during her Senate campaign, raising over $3 million dollars, which was the highest raising campaign of the 2019 election cycle. Colleen is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and a native of Alexandria, Virginia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delegate Lashrecse Aird made history in 2015 when at age 29, she became the youngest woman ever elected to the House of Delegates. She proudly represents the 63rd District, which includes the City of Petersburg, Dinwiddie County, and parts of Chesterfield County.

In the General Assembly, Delegate Aird has emerged as a prominent leader and skilled coalition builder who fiercely advocates for working families, women, and marginalized communities. Her approach to service is centered around building a better future for the citizens of the 63rd District by placing a significant emphasis on equitable access to quality K-12 and higher education and workforce development. In addition, Delegate Aird has earned a reputation for raising public awareness and passing groundbreaking legislation around economic and social justice as well as urgent issues surrounding maternal mortality, equity in public health, and criminal justice reform.

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Levy is running for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 55th District. The 55th includes the Western half of Hanover County, most of Caroline County, and a slice of Spotsylvania County. Rachel is a mother of three, a teacher, and a community leader with a PhD in educational leadership and policy. Rachel is a longtime member of the Hanover Democratic Committee, the Hanover NAACP, Together Hanover, the PTA, and is the President of Caroline Education Association.  She lives in the Town of Ashland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    Women & Politics    September 23rd, 2021

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Women & Politics presents:

We have two great guests today on Women & Politics talking about race, space, and the whiteness of disability.

Ebony Walden is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Ebony Walden Consulting (EWC), an urban strategy firm based in Richmond, Virginia. At EWC, she works with a wide range of organizations to design and facilitate meetings, training, strategic plans and community engagement processes that explore race, equity and the creation of more just and inclusive communities. Before founding EWC, Ebony worked in local government and for non-profit organizations dedicated to citywide and neighborhood level revitalization. Currently, Ebony is an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University where she teaches Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the City. Ebony’s work has been featured in  The HillRichmond Times-Dispatch and The Nature of Cities. She holds a Masters in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia and a Bachelors in Business Administration from Georgetown University. Inspired by The Just City Essays, Ebony Walden conceived the idea of an essay collection focused on Richmond (The Richmond Racial Equity Essays) in hopes of bringing together thought leadership and practice to advance racial equity in the region.

 

Dr. Jennifer Erkulwater is Chair of the Political Science Department and Professor of Political Science at the University of Richmond. Her areas of expertise are in Social Welfare Politics, Public Policy and American Politics. Her scholarship focuses on and public policy and the social activism around poverty, disability, and race. Dr. Erkulwater has published numerous articles and two books on the politics of social welfare programs in the US. She was elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance for her work on Supplemental Security Income. Her current research seeks to understand why disability politics is so white – that is, why people of color are missing from disability politics and what the implications of that absence are for how social justice is enacted. You can find her on twitter at @jerkulwater @URPoliSci_Dept

 

 

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    Women & Politics    September 16th, 2021

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Monday Breakfast Blend presents:

I am bringing you the music of Uzbekistan today.

 

    Monday Breakfast Blend    September 13th, 2021

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Richmond Stories, presented by The Valentine(1st/3rd) / Recovery Is (2nd/4th) presents:

On today’s show, Carol introduces a new co-host: Dr. Angela Porter. Together they talk with Dr. John Lindstrom, CEO and Kelly Furgurson, Director of Assessment and Emergency Services from Richmond Behavioral Health about the Crisis Intervention Training Program and collaboration with police, the development of the Marcus Alert and how crisis response is fairing during COVID.

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You can find past shows on our blog at RecoveryIs.Life and follow us on twitter at @recoveryradiova

You can find Carol on twitter at @carololson

    Richmond Stories, presented by The Valentine(1st/3rd) / Recovery Is (2nd/4th)    September 10th, 2021

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