Month: October 2016

10-26-16 – When Women Succeed, America Succeeds

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Hey Family!

What a long strange trip this has been.  With two weeks until the presidential election, there are some topics that I thought we could surely discuss again.  Like — What would happen with a feminist in the White House?  or, How would women go about getting the fair pay we truly deserve?  And even after the election — Our children.  How have they been affected by this presidential election?

On today’s program i’ll revisit these topics with Lily Eskelsen Garcia, President of the National Education Association, Doreen Mattingly, Author of A Feminist in the White House and Lilly Ledbetter, namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter fair pay act.

If you have never heard these dynamic women talk about the issues they are so passionate about, you wont want to miss today’s show.  As always tune in from 4-5p ET on WERA-FM in Arlington.  Or tweet me @EnlightenMeWERA or @andreacambron.

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10-19-16 – Work. Life. Balance.

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Hey Family!

It’s the third and last presidential debate! Are you tired? Because I am.  Please make it stop! I’ll preview the debate tonight as well as what to look out for from the candidates.

Also, a new report from the Center for American Progress crunches the numbers.  Parents are stretching themselves thin when it comes to the misalignment between our children’s school schedules and our work schedules.  We’ll find out what their recommendations are to create some work life balance.

And as always it’s a family affair!  Sasshem and Aqmeri  give me their take on the debates as well as who they want their next president to be.

Tune in every Wednesday from 4-5p ET on WERA-LP 96.7 FM in Arlington. Or find me on twitter @EnlightenMeWERA @andreacambron.

10-12-16 – Started From The Bottom Now We Here

 

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Hey Family!

I don’t talk about sports much, so if I do it’s probably for good reason.  This week, I’ll have a conversation with Alejandro Danois, author of The Boys of Dunbar: A Story of Love Hope and Basketball on the ’81-’82  Baltimore Dunbar Poets basketball team.  It’s about basketball but so much more.  I hope you’ll enjoy it.

Also, Where Are All The Good Jobs Going? I’ll ask Harry Holzer, former chief economist for the US Department of Labor and author of Where Are All The Good Jobs Going? about the September jobs report as well as the presidential candidates positions.

The news cycle is ever changing as we plow through the final days of the election. Hillary Clinton is surging.  I’ll tell you what that might mean.

And as always, it’s a Family Affair! Sasshem and Aqmeri will tell me how they think this election is going so far. Their words, not mine.

Listen to Enlighten Me LIVE every Wednesday from 4-5p ET on WERA- LP 96.7 FM in Arlington.

 

10-05-16 – Each one, teach one

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Hello Family!

My son recently asked me on the way to school one day…“Why is Donald Trump so mean and why do we have to stop him from being president?”

We’ve discussed the presidency before as well as who is running and what they believed in…I’ve never said anything to him about Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in relation to them being mean or not liking people.  But now I had to.

I told him that Donald Trump doesn’t seem to like to have people in the country that don’t look like him.  As much of a progressive as I am, I was disappointed that I had to talk about one of our parties candidates in a way that suggested that he was biased toward other people because of their race.

Education is the focus of today’s program, as I talk to National Education Association (NEA) President Lily Eskelsen Garcia about the Trump Effect and why we shouldn’t tolerate this. Especially during National anti-bullying awareness month.

Also, did you miss the program on educating our teens last night?  If you did, don’t miss my interview with award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien on her push to Rethink high school.  We need to focus on America’s high-school system as well.  As always tune in today  LIVE from 4-5p ET on WERA-FM 96.7 in Arlington, VA.