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Today Kenya Hunter talks with Sheri Shannon about her path to being an education reporter, how politics of education relates and how she wants to bring the voice of our youth into her reporting.

You can follow Veena on Twitter at @kenyathehunter

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    Women & Politics    April 8th, 2021

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Today Veena Lothe, Executive Director of Emerge Va joins us to talk about the increasing diversity of women candidates for office and how Emerge VA is training women to run.

Ms. Lothe is a proud first-generation Indian-American. Her parents moved to rural West Virginia in the early 1960’s, where her father served as a physician. He dedicated his life serving the impoverished population of the Appalachian coalfields, which taught her the value of service. These lessons of service stayed with Veena throughout her life.

After graduating from Cornell Law School, Veena followed in a career of service by working as a civil rights, union-side labor, and immigration attorney.  Veena has been in the Greater Richmond area since 1999, raising her two kids and putting them through public schools. Veena is active in the community as a school volunteer, serves as a board member at the Shady Grove Y, Re-Establish Richmond and volunteers as a grassroots activist and immigration advocate. She is active in the local democratic committee, having served as a magisterial chair and campaign volunteer.

Veena ran for the Virginia State Senate in 2019, gaining over 40% of the primary vote as a first-time candidate of color. Her campaign brought together diverse groups from across the Richmond area, including many first-time voters from immigrant families.

You can follow Veena on Twitter at @VeenaforVA

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    Women & Politics    April 1st, 2021

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Todays’ show is part two with guest Atima Omara, President & Chief Strategist of Omara Strategy Group which provides strategic consulting to candidates and organizations centering women and people of color in their work. She works on ensuring clients create winning political campaigns and build stronger advocacy organizations

Atima Omara is working towards a more reflective and representative democracy through progressive political strategy, leadership, and grassroots advocacy. Named to Ebony Magazine’s “Power 100” and Jet Magazine’s “40 Under 40” lists. An engaging speaker, Atima has provided political commentary on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, and regularly presents at conferences.  She’s written for the American Prospect, Politico, EbonyThe Lily, and has been quoted in The Washington Post, The Atlantic, TIME, among others.

Since 2003, Atima has worked for a Virginia Governor, multiple Democratic candidates, labor, progressive organizations, and trained activists and candidates across the country. She is an expert in electoral campaigns, especially turning out hard to reach voters, issue advocacy and fundraising.

Atima earned her BA from the University of Virginia and her MPA from George Mason University. She lives in Northern Virginia.

You can follow Atima on Twitter at @atima_omara

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    Women & Politics    March 25th, 2021

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Women & Politics presents:

Todays’ show we have guest Atima Omara, President & Chief Strategist of Omara Strategy Group which provides strategic consulting to candidates and organizations centering women and people of color in their work. She works on ensuring clients create winning political campaigns and build stronger advocacy organizations

Atima Omara is working towards a more reflective and representative democracy through progressive political strategy, leadership, and grassroots advocacy. Named to Ebony Magazine’s “Power 100” and Jet Magazine’s “40 Under 40” lists. An engaging speaker, Atima has provided political commentary on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, and regularly presents at conferences.  She’s written for the American Prospect, Politico, EbonyThe Lily, and has been quoted in The Washington Post, The Atlantic, TIME, among others.

Since 2003, Atima has worked for a Virginia Governor, multiple Democratic candidates, labor, progressive organizations, and trained activists and candidates across the country. She is an expert in electoral campaigns, especially turning out hard to reach voters, issue advocacy and fundraising.

Atima earned her BA from the University of Virginia and her MPA from George Mason University. She lives in Northern Virginia.

You can follow Atima on Twitter at @atima_omara

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    Women & Politics    March 11th, 2021

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Today Sheri and Carol return to our conversation with Amy Vincent of Injury and Violence Prevention Program and Rachelle Hunley of Bridging the Gap. We discuss how Bridging the Gap is responding to community violence and how VCU takes a public health approach to violence.

At the end of the half hour, we air segments of a previously recorded interview with the Ebony Kirkland, Executive Director of the Virginia Anti-Violence Project to talk about their role in addressing against the LGBTQ community. This segment was previously aired as part of B-Side News.

You can find them on the web here, follow them on facebook and twitter at @VCU_IVPP

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    Women & Politics    February 18th, 2021

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Today two leaders in developing programs to address community violence join Sheri Shannon and Carol Olson to talk about how their work in connecting hospital systems and communities. Rachelle Hunley, Bridging the Gap Network Manager and Emerging Leaders Coordinator and Amy Vincent, Assistant Director of the Injury and Violence Prevention Program at VCU discuss how their work impacts communities, how they are teaching other hospital to start these programs and how they interface with politics.

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You can find them on the web here, follow them on facebook and twitter at @VCU_IVPP

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    Women & Politics    February 11th, 2021

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Today we talk with Dr. D. Pulane Lucas, President and CEO of Policy Pathways, Inc. Dr. Lucas has spent her career interpreting legislation and analyzing policies and their impact on individuals, organizations, and communities. She has a proven track record of conducting social science research and effectively presenting findings and their significance.

Policy Pathways offers academic and leadership development programming for youth and young adults interested in higher education and career opportunities in policy studies, public administration and policy-related public and private service.

You can follow them on twitter at @policy_pathways

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    Women & Politics    February 4th, 2021

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Today Sheri and Carol talk about the events of the 6th of January, insurrection in our capitol and what it means for our communities. Next week they continue searching for the answers to fixing how politics leads communities.

 

    Women & Politics    January 7th, 2021

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For your holiday present we have a new Women & Politics show with Ebony B. Guy and Dr. Rachel Anne Levy with host Sheri Shannon discussing the expanding governor’s race in Virginia and what it means for two Black Women who have been leading in representing Virginians, Senator Jennifer McClellan and former Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy, to be the frontrunners; what it means for Princess Blanding to join the race and whether the male candidates are even contenders.  

Follow our guests on twitter at: @hey_ebie and @RachelAnneLevy

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    Women & Politics    December 24th, 2020

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Today is the first part of a conversation between Women & Politics team and RVA Dirt team. Sheri, Carol, Melissa and Fran discuss how dirty politics gets locally and nationally. Today we focus on local election shenanigans. Tune in next week for part two of our post-election blues.

Follow RVA Dirt at: @RVAdirt   @BusyBeeRVA   @LipstickNLegos

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    Women & Politics    November 5th, 2020

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