It's Personal with Dr. J
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This podcast, It’s Personal, riffs off the feminist slogan, “the personal is political”. We used to say that if one person told the story it was personal, but when a dozen people had the same story, it’s political. Even the most political or policy conversations, then, has personal roots, or a foundation in personal beliefs. Why do you do what you do? Why do you spend your time the way you do? Why do you make a difference? Believe me, it’s personal. Dr. Julianne Malveaux is President Emerita of Bennett College for Women. She is an economist, author and commentator who’s popular writings have appeared in USA Today, Black Issues in Higher Education, Ms.Magazine, Essence Magazine, the Progressive and many more. Well-known for appearances on national network programs, including CNN, BET, PBS, NBC, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, C-SPAN and others; Malveaux is booked to offer commentary on subjects ranging from economics to women's rights and public policy. She has also hosted television and radio programs. A committed activist and civic leader, Dr. Malveaux has held leadership and board positions in women’s, civil rights, policy and public service organizations. Currently she serves on the boards of the Economic Policy Institute and The Black Doctoral Network/ Malveaux is also President of PUSH Excel, the educational branch of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. Her most recent book is, Are We Better Off: Race, Obama and Public Policy.
||CleanSOPHIA NELSON: PROUD, PATRIOTIC, REPUBLICAN, AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN||Sophia Nelson dives into her background as a proud patriotic black woman who is a life-long member of the Republican Party. Dr. J and Sophia explore the strange and unsettling times we live in as both Democrats and Republicans under the Trump administration. Together, they try to answer why the divide has grown so wide and how our government is stalemated.||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHEALTHY MOMS, HEALTHY BABIES||In this episode of It's Personal, Dr. J. talks to March of Dimes CEO Stacey Stewart about the historic mission of the March of Dimes, their work today to prevent premature birth and birth defects, and the need for health care for everyone, especially mothers and children. They also talk about how Stacey, a seasoned non-profit executive, balances work, family, travel and her commute between DC and New York, and how she plans to move March of Dimes forward in the next five years.||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAm Immigrant's Love Affair with America||Dr. J sits down with Renaissance Man Andy Shallal, whose activism is fueled by his love of his adopted country, the United States. Born In Iraq, Andy came to the United States seeking refuge and soon learned that patriotism means standing up for what is right, even when your country is wrong.||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOut of the Attic and Into Posterity||Lonnie Bunch and Dr. J share the personal stories, challenges, and triumphs of bringing the Culture and History of the African-American people to the Smithsonian.||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|