What Else Happened?
By Rewire Radio
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In this age of information shock and awe, important stories that affect people's lives are getting drowned out by the rest of the news. What Else Happened? hosts Regina Mahone and Kat Jercich bring you those stories -- and a little bit of joy -- every Friday afternoon.
||CleanA Bold North Carolina Campaign to End Shackling of Pregnant People||Regina and Kat discuss what the Trump administration is–and isn’t–doing to address domestic violence, how rural communities are disproportionately affected by toxic drinking water, and about the Catholic health systems looking to get into the dru||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Look Inside the Abortion Underground||Kat and Regina discuss the comeback of a disease, raids on strip clubs in New Orleans, and a lawsuit against policy preventing transgender residents from having a driver’s license that reflects their gender identity. Also, Regina talks with Nina Liss||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCongress Tries to Prevent Another Larry Nassar||This week, Kat and Regina discuss a troubling report on AirBnB, the fight against sterilization abuse in Washington state, and new legislation to combat sexual abuse of athletes. Also, Kat chats with writer and activist Raquel Willis about a supermarke||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntentional, Deadly Negligence in Orlando||Regina and Kat discuss the pollution crisis in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Orlando, Florida; a fight over installing elevators in New York subways; and how a Portland-based clothing company is taking abortion funding into its own hands. Also, Re||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChicago Prioritized Religion Over Health Care||Kat and Regina discuss the disproportionately high rates of maternal mortality among women of color in Texas, the Trump administration's latest moves against trans students, and how Chicago is putting religious restrictions above patient access to care.||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe'll Be Back in January!||In the meantime, here's some holiday joy from Regina and Kat. And be sure to check out all of our great end-of-year content at Rewire!||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJob Market Discrimination and Tiny House Activism||Regina and Kat discuss the news about indigenous activists building tiny houses to stop another pipeline, the discrimination women can face on the job market, and the obstacles Black Boston residents must overcome when accessing health care. Plus, Kat t||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharter School Segregation and Clinic Defenders on High Alert||Kat and Regina discuss the news that charter schools are more racially segregated than other public schools, Wisconsin is in the running for being the first state to drug test food stamp applicants, and Illinois has launched a new program to combat the||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInjustices in Social Security and Missing Coverage of Anti-Asian Hate Crimes||Kat and Regina are back to discuss how Social Security is leaving behind people with disabilities, a spike in hate-based violence against Asian people in the United States, and new solutions to the domestic violence epidemic.||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrison Injustice, a Rural Water Crisis, and Philando Castile's Legacy||Regina and Kat explore this week’s important underreported stories: jail policies around in-person visitation further dehumanize those behind bars, a new report exposes an alarming source of water contamination in rural communities, and a memorial||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCongress Failed, Parents With Disabilities Sued, and a 'Concentration Camp' Closed||Rewire managing editors Regina Mahone and Kat Jercich explore this week’s important underreported stories: Congress creating a rural health crisis, #NoCopAcademy protests breaking out in Chicago, and the closing of "Tent City" in Arizona. Plus, R||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA North Carolina Mother Learns Whether She Can Leave Sanctuary||Rewire managing editor Regina Mahone talks with immigration reporter Tina Vasquez about a breaking development for Minerva Garcia, a North Carolina woman who had been forced to take sanctuary in a local church to fight her ICE deportation order. Where||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHunger, Pregnancy Discrimination, and Progress in Birmingham||Rewire managing editors Regina Mahone and Kat Jercich discuss the hungriest states in the country; a surprising new ordinance in Birmingham, Alabama; and misspent state funds in Texas. Plus, Kat interviews the ACLU's Gillian Thomas and Regina finds||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuried Stats, Forgotten Kids, and Court Shenanigans||Rewire managing editors Regina Mahone and Kat Jercich explore this week’s important underreported stories: the Department of Veterans Affairs glossing over alarming new data, the opioid crisis leading to kids left behind, and Chicago giving its l||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTons of Wildfires, Child Care Blueprints, and Tom DeLay—Again||In our first episode, Rewire managing editors Regina Mahone and Kat Jercich explore some of this week's most important underreported stories: the major natural disaster that's not a hurricane, alarming trends in racial wealth divides, and Tom DeLay's ne||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Friday, 9/15: What Else Happened?||Welcome to Rewire Radio's new podcast: What Else Happened? In this age of information shock and awe, important stories that affect people's lives are getting drowned out by the rest of the news. Hosts Regina Mahone and Kat Jercich will bring you those||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
As with all the work that Rewire does, this is a refreshing, real, empowering source of meaningful news and inspiration. Keep at it, Rewire, Regina Mahone, and Kat Jercich!
Quick, witty and warm
The headline news really does exhaust me week after week, but I do try to stay aware of what's going on in the world. The hosts here are clever about the way they communicate overlooked stories. I really appreciate the fleet pace, friendly personalities and understated humor.
You know how sometimes important things slip through the cracks? Not to worry, the team at What Else Happened strives to keep you informed on all the crucial news that you may have missed.