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Girl and the Gov, The Podcast strives to provide a platform for young women to engage with the evolving political sphere in an approachable, digestible, and accessible way. Co-hosts Sammy Kanter and Maddie Medved, aim to provide an inside look at the ins-and-outs of government and politics through engaging interviews with leaders in the field and segments that address the questions everyone wants to ask but never does. In this podcast, there’s no question too stupid, no rock left unturned, and no mysterious jargon. Follow us on Social: Instagram: @girlandthegovthepodcast Twitter: @girlandthegov1 Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/girl-and-the-gov-the-podcast/support

Girl and The Gov, The Podcast Maddie Medved & Sammy Kanter

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Girl and the Gov, The Podcast strives to provide a platform for young women to engage with the evolving political sphere in an approachable, digestible, and accessible way. Co-hosts Sammy Kanter and Maddie Medved, aim to provide an inside look at the ins-and-outs of government and politics through engaging interviews with leaders in the field and segments that address the questions everyone wants to ask but never does. In this podcast, there’s no question too stupid, no rock left unturned, and no mysterious jargon. Follow us on Social: Instagram: @girlandthegovthepodcast Twitter: @girlandthegov1 Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/girl-and-the-gov-the-podcast/support

    Teacher Pay, The Teacher Shortage, Education Funding, And More With Education Activist, Nicholas Ferroni

    Teacher Pay, The Teacher Shortage, Education Funding, And More With Education Activist, Nicholas Ferroni

    We’re going back to the classroom this week with this week’s interview featuring Education Activist, Nicholas Ferroni. In our conversation, we cover a lot of ground, shedding light on the abysmal teacher pay issues in this country, as well as the teacher shortage. We discuss how these two pieces are related, as well as other factors influencing many educator’s exit from the role. A bit of teacher therapy, a bit of Maddie having a flashback to high school chem class, and a bit of what we can do to address the issues coming to a head in our public education system (ex: The American Teacher Act), this episode gives a little bit of everything. 
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    Top Stories: November 29, 2022

    Top Stories: November 29, 2022

    ICYMI we’re trying something ~new and different~ and releasing our top stories of the week segment on Tuesdays. Basically top stories has a new home, making a move from the backend of our weekly interviews to its very own weekly special. You can expect our run throughs every Tuesday covering a few (not all) of the top stories we have our eyes on. This week’s round up of events include:
    Congress & The Lame Duck Sesh, Quack Quack: https://bit.ly/3u8ZiFm [Punchbowl News]Midterm Election Leftovers: Arizona: https://bit.ly/3VEcQ7r [The Hill]Georgia: https://bit.ly/3Vhn5P1 [The Hill]
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    • 36 min
    Labor Unions Meet Clean Jobs, A Relationship Explainer with Jason Walsh, Executive Director of BlueGreen Alliance

    Labor Unions Meet Clean Jobs, A Relationship Explainer with Jason Walsh, Executive Director of BlueGreen Alliance

    On its face, the marriage of labor unions and environmental organizations may seem like the odd couple of politics. But when you think about it, and when you listen to this interview with Jason Walsh, Executive Director of Blue Green Alliance, it all begins to make sense. You’ll be saying you ‘ship this duo that’s working together to solve today’s many environmental challenges, by the end. You’ll also be able to say you understand quite a few enviro x political science terms you might’ve heard ‘round the headlines, but have been unsure of, by tuning in here. A few examples - what is clean infrastructure? What is OSHA? What is the EPA? This episode is part get up to speed on the basics and part get to understand an unexpected yet effective powerduo.
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    • 46 min
    Top Stories: November 21, 2022

    Top Stories: November 21, 2022

    ICYMI we’re trying something ~new and different~ and releasing our top stories of the week segment on Tuesdays. Basically top stories has a new home, making a move from the backend of our weekly interviews to its very own weekly special. You can expect our run throughs every Tuesday covering a few (not all) of the top stories we have our eyes on. This week’s round up of events include:
    TW: Mass Shooting at Colorado Gay Club: https://bit.ly/3i4UldB [AP News]Trump’s Bid for the White House (again): https://bit.ly/3Xhs2cl [The Hill]Elon Reinstates Trump’s Twitter: https://bit.ly/3ErcqKr [AP News]House Leadership:Dems: https://bit.ly/3XnOfVR [AP News]Republicans: https://bit.ly/3ERyqQb [The Hill]
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    • 35 min
    What is Critical Race Theory with Dr. Khiara Bridges, Author of Critical Race Theory: A Primer

    What is Critical Race Theory with Dr. Khiara Bridges, Author of Critical Race Theory: A Primer

     If we played a 2022 drinking game called take a shot every time the Republicans scream “they’re going to teach the kids CRT,” we’d all be on our asses. CRT or Critical Race Theory has been the talk of the town this year, but with an interesting catch – it seems as though most people don’t actually know what it is. Cue this episode, and this interview with the iconic Dr. Khiara Bridges. She’s not only served facts on ice to the not-so-pleasantly notorious Josh Hawley, but she’s cultivated an impressive academic legal career at Berkeley that includes the publishing of her book Critical Race Theory: A Primer. In our conversation, we chat about the research and process for the book itself, as well as the many questions ‘round the block on what CRT is, its origin story, where and how it’s taught, intersectionality, and even a tad of the ol’ GOP. 

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Top Stories Special: Election Recap Featuring Brian Derrick [November 15, 2022]

    Top Stories Special: Election Recap Featuring Brian Derrick [November 15, 2022]

    Top Stories gets a guest – a really special, super duper guest – Brian Derrick. If you’ve been with us since the dino age, you know we love Brian. If you’re new here, go follow him at @brianderrick_ for loads of helpful political content. Anyways, back to this episode where we chat all about the election results thus far and what’s to come (hi, Georgia!). We importantly got to react to AZ’s Governor’s race getting called while we chatted. We also – and this is a can’t miss – got into who outside of the political world would make for a great speaker of the house (you don’t have to be an elected to be appointed). Other talking points include what a small Republican majority in the House looks like, the huge wins in state races, the secretary of state(s) of it all, and the realities of governor’s races in TX and GA.
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

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Bonus episode Nov 15 2022

Brian Derrick and the co-hosts nail the federal and state election results, trends and causes. So enjoyable a listen too.

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10/10 My Favorite Gals & Podcast

First of all, lol to the 1 star reviews! Who hurt you?? Anyways, love this, I listen every morning and can’t get enough. Great guests, hilarious and just feels like I’m listening to friends chat.

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Everyone needs a resource that makes them feel like a confident & informed voter. Girl and the Gov 10000% does that for me!!

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