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Jane Doe Radio is our antidote to the burnout and soul-sucking hopelessness so many are feeling right now. Our activist response to the daily onslaught of misinformation and insanity being brought to us by the current administration. Each week, we talk with interesting people from around the world - from every walk of life - and ask, "What can we do-- what small steps can we take right now-- to make change?" We want to give a voice to the outrage you're feeling... to find the humor in the absurdity we're witnessing every day (you really couldn't make this sh*t up)... and arm you with facts and historical, legal, social and other context. We aim to enlighten and inspire you to feel empowered, so you can find your voice, your feet, your keyboard - whatever speaks to you - and take the action you can. Come recharge, refresh, rethink and laugh and scream with us, so you can keep resisting and fighting the good fight.

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Jane Doe Radio is our antidote to the burnout and soul-sucking hopelessness so many are feeling right now. Our activist response to the daily onslaught of misinformation and insanity being brought to us by the current administration. Each week, we talk with interesting people from around the world - from every walk of life - and ask, "What can we do-- what small steps can we take right now-- to make change?" We want to give a voice to the outrage you're feeling... to find the humor in the absurdity we're witnessing every day (you really couldn't make this sh*t up)... and arm you with facts and historical, legal, social and other context. We aim to enlighten and inspire you to feel empowered, so you can find your voice, your feet, your keyboard - whatever speaks to you - and take the action you can. Come recharge, refresh, rethink and laugh and scream with us, so you can keep resisting and fighting the good fight.

    Unsettled

    Unsettled

    In this episode, we're talking about where we (and all Americans) find ourselves as the ongoing circus that is the Trump administration continues; Bob Woodward's book Fear; and the upcoming November elections. Anita Solt joins us to discuss and debate the current state of our country, the Mueller investigation, the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, and what it all means for women.

    • 22 min
    Politicians Are Like Diapers

    Politicians Are Like Diapers

    Progressive activists and community leaders Lola Flores and Tyler Buntain share their stories of how they became activists, why they’re committed to social action and why they started “Oly Embrace” and what it’s grown into. Lola grew up in Mexico, Tyler in the States. He spent 10 years in the military and then pursued a college education. After getting a graduate degree in the US, and meeting Tyler and starting a family, Lola decided she wanted to stay stateside and fight for what she loves best about the U.S.: Freedom, opportunity, a government that up until now, was promised to be for everyone.

    • 54 min
    Fight Back: Run for Office

    Fight Back: Run for Office

    Oncology veterinarian Lisa Parshley shares her story of going from fed up with the 2016 election, to deciding to run for office. She encounters discrimination, cheating, power plays and bad-mouthing from her male opponent. Yet, she prevails. Hear her story and her interesting thoughts on what it takes to run, why it's important and how she's helping other women become engaged in the political process.

    • 55 min
    Do Your Jobs, Dammit!

    Do Your Jobs, Dammit!

    "Do your jobs, dammit! Do your jobs!" was the Jane Doe battle hymn of 2017. What happened to diplomacy, eloquence, decisiveness, and compassion –in leadership? We ponder s******e countries -- the shot heard around the world -- and the blatant (repeated) racism. Asking whether he’s a racist is not the right question. And, a bright spot: Washington Post reports that Washington State may help us save our democracy due to its forward-thinking voting laws and changes in campaign financing.

    • 56 min
    “I’m Not Going to Speak the Language You Want Me To”: The View from Canada

    “I’m Not Going to Speak the Language You Want Me To”: The View from Canada

    This week, we talk with Canadian business owner Joanna Wiebe -- the founder of Airstory and Copy Hackers -- about the view from up north. Joanna shares her insight on how Trump followed the “conversion copy” playbook exactly and why it was effective. We discuss the ongoing and constant circus, some perspective on Trudeau, speaking up and affecting change. And, we take on that important issues of talking politics – in our personal and professional lives – during these weird and unsettling times.

    • 49 min
    Anger Management: The First Year

    Anger Management: The First Year

    We’re diving right into the deep end without a lifejacket to get real about how to separate fact from fake in a truth-free environment. With some help from our Jane Doe Lawyer “Rene,” we get right into it– What exactly is critical thinking? How can you tell fact from fiction? Are you willing to examine what you’re thinking? We talk about how to unpack the crazy deluge of news and news sources we’re dealing with daily; take a look at the pros, cons and realities of impeachment vs. elections; and discuss our democratic process – are we at risk?

    • 48 min

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