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In this episode Diana talks to Julie Kashen, Director of Economic Justice at the Century Foundation, about the family friendly policies that parents need and why these policies shouldn’t be looked at separately, but why we need them together. 
In this episode, Diana is talking to Nina Perez, the National Director of Early Childhood at MomsRising.org about why this is the moment to make a comprehensive, high-quality child care and pre-k system for families a reality.  Nina is an exper
In this episode Diana talks to Katie Hamm, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development, at the Office of Early Childhood Development in the Biden Administration.  Diana and Katie discuss: - The Child Tax Credit and making it
”Education funding should be non-negotiable... We are already not getting what we deserve-- how can we possibly cut any more? It’s such an injustice."  In this episode, Diana talks to Evie Hantzopoulos, a mom, educator and community leader who
When people asked Liuba Grechen Shirley what she needed to run for office, she replied "child care." They told her they couldn't help with that, but luckily for us, Liuba ran anyway, even though she had a 1 year old and a 3 year old. In this ep
In this episode, Diana talks to S. Nadia Hussain, a fierce activist, mother and Senior Campaign Director at MomsRising. In a candid conversation a day after Kamala Harris became our nation's VP, Diana and Nadia, who is Bangladeshi-American, tal
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Who needs 24-hour childcare?  When we think of child care, we think many things, but usually we think of a standard child care situation for parents who work 9-5 jobs... but who takes care of the children of the people who work around the clock
In this episode Jenna Arnold is BACK to debrief with Diana on the 2020 election results. They talk about President Elect Biden, Vice President-Elect Harris, and discuss all the issues the results of this election have shed light on... how many
In this episode Jenna Arnold is BACK to debrief with Diana on the 2020 election results. They talk about President Elect Biden, Vice President-Elect Harris, and discuss all the issues the results of this election have shed light on... how many
It's 5 days until Election Day 2020 and in this episode we are talking to Rev. Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft about women, religion and politics!  We talk about the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, the pro-choice versus pro lif
14 days left in this presidential election season! People are voting NOW! Are you pumped? In this episode, Diana talks to Democratic National Committee Directors, Xochitl Hinojosa, Communications Director, and Muthoni Wambu Kraal, Political and
Latinx moms for Climate Change is what we're discussing in this episode with Natalie Carney, the Campaign Director of Vote Like a Madre, a movement that was created to mobilize Latinx moms to vote for candidates who believe that climate change
You may have heard of the "school to prison" pipeline and calls to "defund the police" ... but what does this mean? How are our children and communities affected by the presence of police in schools? How are our children's mental, emotional and
In this episode, Diana and other mom activists (and an activist daughter!) share their thoughts on Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life and legacy. Diana is joined by Sara Berliner, Elisa Batista, Rev. Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft share the impact RBG's work
Why are white women voting against their self-interests? In this episode Diana talks to Jenna Arnold, the author of Raising Our Hands, How white women can stop avoiding hard conversations, start accepting responsibility and find our place on th
In this episode, Diana checks in and shares what has been happening in her family's life during the pandemic.  She also discusses what parenting during this time has been like, losing child care and how that affected her family and the overwhel
What would make you leave everything you have ever known behind, and pack the most minimal things in a backpack, grab two of your children, and decide to make a dangerous trip in extreme conditions, across a border, to a country where you didn’
How is parenting Black children different than parenting non-Black children? In this episode two moms, Quiana Agbai, founder of Harlem Love Birds, and Vanessa Bell, founder of De Su Mama, share what parenting looks like for them in raising Blac
How can we leverage parent power to create real political change? How can parents hold their elected officials accountable?  Has COVID19 brought in a once-in-a-lifetime moment where we have the opportunity to create real change, à la post WWII
What does parenting look like when you're trapped inside your home with your kids 24/7? Diana and Diana Gasperoni discuss what is "normal" in this new normal, how to check in with our kids, how to communicate with our partners during self quara
Childcare as a common good. It may sound extreme to some, but... is it really? We have K-12 free, public school education... why should childcare and early education 0-5 be different? In his book, Crawling Behind, America's Childcare Crisis and
After a much needed break, Diana is back and ready to talk about what parents can do to make a difference in 2020! To do so, Diana has a convo with social entrepreneur, activist and founder of Vote Like a Mother Sara Berliner.  Sara and Diana d
How we can parent during the holidays and how do we make the holiday season less about stuff and consumerism and more about helping and welcoming others?  In this episode, Diana talks to Rev. Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft, reverend at Middle Collegi
How we can parent during the holidays and how do we make the holiday season less about stuff and consumerism and more about helping and welcoming others?  In this episode, Diana talks to Rev. Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft, reverend at Middle Collegi
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