18. How Does the U.S. Rebuild Global Relationships? (with Penelope Andrews, David Kaye, Gregory Shaffer and Lyric Thompson)

Background Reading: “What Women Can Expect from a Biden Presidency: On Global Women’s Rights,” Carrie Baker and Isabel Fields, Ms. Magazine, December 9, 2020. “From Sweden to Mexico, Foreign Policy Goes Feminist. Is the U.S. Next?” Lyric Thompson, Ms. Magazine, May 5 2020. Transcript: 00:00:00 Michele Goodwin:  Welcome to “On the Issues with Michele Goodwin” […]

17. Rebuilding America: A Woman’s Economy (with Sandra Finley, Dr. Patricia Jones Blessman, Jennifer Justice and Rachel Payne)

Background Reading: “What Women Can Expect from a Biden Presidency: On Economic Security,” Carrie Baker, Ms. Magazine, November 18, 2020. “Singing the She-cession Blues: How the Pandemic Is Revealing Existing Fault Lines in the U.S. Economy,” Rickey Gard Diamond, Ms. Magazine, November 25, 2020. “Recession With a Difference: Women Face Special Burden,” Patricia Cohen, New […]

16. Post-Election Analysis: Did We Have a Fair Election? (with Vanita Gupta)

Background Reading: “‘Madam Vice President’: Kamala Harris Makes History,” Dr. Amisha Wallia, Deborah D. Douglas, and Dr. Aderonke Pederson, Ms. magazine, November 6, 2020. WATCH: Vanita Gupta speaking before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties about Voting Discrimination, CSPAN, September 10, 2019. “Will Trump-Appointed Justices Strike Down the Affordable Care […]

15. Keep Calm and Count Every Vote (with Sen. Russ Feingold, Lizz Winstead and Sandra Bernhard)

Background Reading: “Conservatives think they can shut down the struggle for justice, but we won’t let them,” Russ Feingold and Ali Mahmood, Pennsylvania Capital-Star, October 9, 2020. “‘Daily Show’ Creator Lizz Winstead’s Entrepreneurial Fight for Reproductive Rights,” Kenny Herzog, Entrepreneur, September 15, 2020. “Democracy is Worth Waiting For,” Virginia Kase, Ms. Magazine, October 30, 2020. Take […]

14. “Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired”—Voting Rights and Voter Suppression (with Kristen Clarke, Judge Glenda Hatchett and Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson)

Background Reading: “Georgia Wrongfully Purged 200K Voters—With Focus on Black Voters, ACLU Report Finds,” Abby Lawlor, Ms., September 20, 2020. WATCH: “Deeply Troubling: Kristen Clarke on How Rush to Confirm Barrett Endangers Voting & Civil Rights,” Democracy Now!, October 16, 2020. LISTEN: “Self-Determined Governance and Electoral Justice, with Jessica Byrd and Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson,” The […]

11. Trump Stacked the Courts. Now What? (with Nan Aron, Joan Biskupic and Rick Perlstein)

Background Reading: “Merrick Garland, Amy Coney Barrett, and the ‘Two-Faced,’ ‘Duplicitous’ Republican Senators,” Carrie Baker, Ms. Magazine, October 2, 2020. “The Supreme Court hasn’t been this conservative since the 1930s,” Joan Biskupic, CNN, September 26, 2020. “I Thought I Understood the American Right. Trump Proved Me Wrong.” Rick Perlstein, The New York Times Magazine, April […]