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BELLWETHER POD

Everything is political. Pop Culture, Art, Music, Sports and of course the business by which we run our country. Bellwether Pod covers it all in unsparing conversation - one on one interview style - with smart, compelling guests who will make you think. Come for the insight, stay for the laughs. We take everything and nothing too seriously.
 

I’m your host, Laura Fink. I’m a media maven who has worked in national, state and local politics. I’ve built a business helping people tell their stories both in the boardroom and at the ballot box. Really though I’m just a working class kid trying to make good who hails from a house politically divided. I came up in San Diego, in one of Southern California's most diverse communities. My politics are pragmatic blue and my sports teams - well I’m from San Diego - they’re always underdogs. I love Shakespeare, art, live music and great novels - and on the Bellwether pod, I want to talk about them all.
 

It’s 2019 and we are releasing our first season - BUT I recorded the interviews that comprise these episodes in 2016 - right after the election. I talked with three inspiring experts - College professor Candace Katungi, Labor Organizer and Author Jane McElevey, and the Leader of the California State Senate, Madame President Pro Tem - Toni Atkins. We talked about the seismic revelations that the 2016 election unveiled and I think you’ll find that the conversations we had were not only revealing, but are still relevant and instructive today.

Episode 1

What Up White Women?!

Professor of Africana Studies at San Diego Mesa College Candace Katungi joins us for our election unpack part one to talk about the stark race, class and gender rifts in this year's presidential election - and whether or not any of it was a surprise.

Bibliography: Episode 1

Alyssa Milano reflects on #MeToo movement

Good Morning America

Published on Oct 15, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Et604XREU4&t=33s

 

Democracy Failed Georgia - Stacey Abrams

Washington Post

Published on Nov 16, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yqdyw4zWGDY&t=13s

 

Donald Trump Makes Lewd Remarks About Women On Video

NBC News

Published on Oct 7, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYqKx1GuZGg

 

Former Radical Feminist Cassie Jaye explains why women aren't reaching their Potential

BlazeTV

Published on Oct 1, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UADVOpZD5Qg

 

Hate Rising: White Supremacy in America

CBS News

Published on Aug 21, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLvY9bdXHfk&t=150s&has_verified=1

 

The Historic Firsts of the 116th Congress

MTP Daily, MSNBC

Published Jan 3, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyWw33fXEXI

 

Kerry Washington reads Sojourner Truth

Voices of a People's History of the United States

Published on Jan 24, 2008

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq3AYiRT4no&t=48s

 

Lauren Southern clashes with feminists at SlutWalk

Rebel Media

Published on Jun 9, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qv-swaYWL0&t=6s

 

#MeToo floods social media with stories of sexual abuse, harassment

CBS This Morning

Published on Oct 17, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izmQE_0Y09I&t=93s

 

Record number of women heading to Congress in 2019

CNN

Published on Nov 7, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruh-09u07zM

 

Rev. Jesse Jackson On Black Voter Turnout: 'When We Vote We Change The Equation'

Roland S. Martin

Published on Dec 13, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG8Gb-BPXFI&t=444s

 

Voices From Alabama: Black Women Who Voted for Doug Jones

The New York Times

Published on Dec 14, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsgHOZ6dzW8&t=52s

 

Watch These Women Make History In The 2018 Midterms

VICE News

Published on Oct 3, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe71YfWvae4

 

White nationalist rally turns violent in Charlottesville, VA

ABC News

Published on Aug 12, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuI5kfSFAJc&t=30s

 

Women's March in Washington D.C.

ABC News

Published on Jan 24, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Whi8BBPzdYA

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/06/women-arent-a-monolith-and-the-white-women-supporting-kavanaugh-prove-it

 

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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1741-3737.2006.00234.x

 

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1065912917702499

 

http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2017/05/18/1-trends-and-patterns-in-intermarriage/

 

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/07/01/racial-gender-wage-gaps-persist-in-u-s-despite-some-progress/

 

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/222673693_Shared_Friendship_Networks_and_the_Life_Course_An_Analysis_of_Survey_Data_on_Married_and_Cohabiting_Couples

 

https://www.jstor.org/stable/2082435?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents


https://www.nbcnews.com/card/how-key-group-white-women-college-degree-view-trump-gop-n857956