10 episodes

Conversations on Changing the World

Heartland Woman Martha Kovach

    • News

Conversations on Changing the World

    Beth Fetzer-Rice

    Beth Fetzer-Rice

    Having a place to call home is one of the fundamentals of our well-being that is easy to take for granted. Easy until an illness, job loss or divorce threatens the security of home.  Beth Fetzer-Rice, Executive Director of the Homeless Families Foundation explains how the problems for homeless women with children are particularly urgent and severe. Beth discusses the difficulties of parenting without a home and argues that homeless mothers exhibit remarkable resilience in trying to provide security for their kids.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Lynn Tramonte

    Lynn Tramonte

    It's a Moral Choice

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Iris E. Harvey

    Iris E. Harvey

    Women's bodies and reproduction are one of the most contested political battlegrounds.  Iris E. Harvey, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Greater Ohio is on the front line of that fight. She discusses how the work of Planned Parenthood cuts across the generations of her own family and fuels her commitment to reproductive health and freedom.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Gretchen Pleuss

    Gretchen Pleuss

    You've already heard Gretchen Pleuss's extraordinary voice and songwriting gifts in our theme song. We have a riveting conversation with Gretchen about music, love, sex and creativity.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Emilia Sykes

    Emilia Sykes

    Statehouse security guards repeatedly stopped and searched her while she was on her way to work, significantly more than her white male colleagues. When she was finally told her that she "didn't look like a legislator," Representative Emilia Sykes, Minority Whip for the Ohio House of Representatives, decided to fight back, launching the "We Belong Here" campaign. Rep. Sykes talks with us about race, gender and political legitimacy, as well as her legislative agenda to stop violence against women.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Samantha Shuler

    Samantha Shuler

    The U.S. is facing a housing crisis that is profound in its causes and implications.  Samantha Shuler, CEO of the Community Housing Network explains the complexities of housing policies and practices and why affordable housing is becoming increasingly scarce.

    • 1 hr 28 min

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