64 episodes

Not only is no one is coming to save us, but we’re now in the fight of our lives. America has become an even more inhospitable place to conceive, have, and raise a child. Access to health care and related rights are shrinking, while efforts to advance gender equity, including infrastructure for child care, stall out. Every Thursday, veteran reporter Gloria Riviera talks to people on the front lines who are pushing society forward — from reproductive justice to child care — and shows you how to be a part of the movement to make change happen. No one is coming to save us, so let’s save ourselves. Presented by Neighborhood Villages.

No One is Coming to Save Us Lemonada

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.4 • 925 Ratings

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Not only is no one is coming to save us, but we’re now in the fight of our lives. America has become an even more inhospitable place to conceive, have, and raise a child. Access to health care and related rights are shrinking, while efforts to advance gender equity, including infrastructure for child care, stall out. Every Thursday, veteran reporter Gloria Riviera talks to people on the front lines who are pushing society forward — from reproductive justice to child care — and shows you how to be a part of the movement to make change happen. No one is coming to save us, so let’s save ourselves. Presented by Neighborhood Villages.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Introducing: Discarded

    Introducing: Discarded

    We’re dropping in your feed today to let you know about a new Lemonada Media series, DISCARDED. DISCARDED tells the story of a modern-day Erin Brockovich, set on the Mississippi River in an area known as “Cancer Alley.” Her name is Sharon Lavigne, her community is St. James Parish in Louisiana, and her fight is to keep out one of the largest plastic manufacturing companies in the world. In this investigative four-part series, hosted by Emmy award-winning journalist Gloria Riviera, we unwrap the complex world of plastic through the lens of Sharon's story. Because plastic is everywhere - it has advanced our world, but it has damaged our environment. So, we take a look at what’s next for all of us and how we can learn from communities like St. James to make a difference in our own backyards.

    In this clip of episode one, you’ll be introduced to The Sunshine Project, which is a $9.4 billion proposed petrochemical plan that would sprawl across 2,400 acres of St. James Parish, Louisiana, pushing up against the community that has lived and died there for generations. Lifelong resident Sharon Lavigne becomes an accidental activist after trying to save her community and its history.

    This series is presented in partnership with Only One, the action platform for the planet. Only One is on a mission to restore ocean health and tackle the climate crisis in this generation — with your help. Visit only.one to learn more and get involved.

    To hear more of Discarded, head to https://lemonadamedia.com/show/discarded/
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    • 24 min
    What Will the Fight for Child Care Look Like in 2023? (with Lauren Kennedy & Sarah Muncey)

    What Will the Fight for Child Care Look Like in 2023? (with Lauren Kennedy & Sarah Muncey)

    “The state of child care in America right now is hopeful.” While affordable, accessible, high-quality child care remains out of reach for millions of families across the country, Lauren Kennedy and Sarah Muncey, founders and co-presidents of Neighborhood Villages, see sparks of positive change in the year ahead. They talk Gloria through some of the big child care wins from the past year, explain why the Child Tax Credit was a total game-changer, and lay out why the next phase of this movement will focus on local action. Plus, Gloria shares some exciting news about No One Is Coming to Save Us Season 3!

     

    This podcast is presented by Neighborhood Villages, and is brought to you with generous support from Imaginable Futures, Care For All Children by the David and Laura Merage Foundation, and Spring Point Partners.

     

    Follow Neighborhood Villages on Twitter @nvsboston and on Instagram @neighborhoodvillages. 

     

    Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium. 

     

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://lemonadamedia.com/sponsors/.

     

    Laugh, cry, be outraged, and hear solutions! Join our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nooneiscomingtosaveus. 

     

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. 

     

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    • 43 min
    Creating Community Through Child Care (with Jamal Berry)

    Creating Community Through Child Care (with Jamal Berry)

    What happens when a child care center supports not only its children, but its staff, its families, and its community, too? Gloria finds out from Jamal Berry, the newly-appointed President and CEO of Educare DC, an early learning program that provides free, high-quality child care to low-income families. Jamal tells Gloria how they’re closing the achievement gap using a holistic, two-generation approach, and what is possible with good funding, passionate people at the helm, and devoted folks at all levels. Plus, Jamal gets emotional talking about the person who inspired him to pursue a career in education. 

     

    No One Is Coming to Save Us has been nominated for a Signal Award, which recognizes the work of standout podcasts. But we need YOUR help to win! Cast your vote for No One Is Coming to Save Us here.

     

    This podcast is presented by Neighborhood Villages, and is brought to you with generous support from Imaginable Futures, Care For All Children by the David and Laura Merage Foundation, and Spring Point Partners.

     

    Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium. 

     

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://lemonadamedia.com/sponsors/.

     

    Laugh, cry, be outraged, and hear solutions! Join our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nooneiscomingtosaveus. 

     

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. 

     

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    • 48 min
    PREMIUM CLIP: Why the U.S. Needs Caring, Nurturing Foster Parents

    PREMIUM CLIP: Why the U.S. Needs Caring, Nurturing Foster Parents

    “Holly and Steve took an emaciated and broken boy and began the process of rejuvenating whatever was left in that kernel of a soul.” In this bonus clip, David Ambroz, a national poverty and child welfare advocate, recounts the nurturing experience he had in the care of foster parents Holly and Steve. He tells Gloria what it felt like when Holly presented him with a full pantry after he'd gone hungry and had food weaponized against him for over a decade. David also talks about an abusive foster home he was once placed in, and explains why society needs foster parents who show compassion and care to children.

    What You Can Do to Help End Child Poverty (with David Ambroz)

    What You Can Do to Help End Child Poverty (with David Ambroz)

    Hundreds of thousands of young people in this country live in poverty or are homeless. Many thousands more face uncertain futures, and even abuse, while navigating (or languishing in) the foster care system. In A Place Called Home, author and child welfare advocate David Ambroz chronicles his life growing up homeless in New York City. He tells Gloria about his experience in foster care, the work he’s done to make the system safer for LGBTQ+ youth, and what action is still needed to begin solving the intersecting mental health, homelessness, and child poverty crises. 

     

    No One Is Coming to Save Us has been nominated for a Signal Award, which recognizes the work of standout podcasts. But we need YOUR help to win! Cast your vote for No One Is Coming to Save Us here.

     

    This podcast is presented by Neighborhood Villages, and is brought to you with generous support from Imaginable Futures, Care For All Children by the David and Laura Merage Foundation, and Spring Point Partners.

     

    Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium. 

     

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://lemonadamedia.com/sponsors/.

     

    Follow David Ambroz on Twitter @DaveAmbroz and on Instagram @hjdambroz. 

     

    Laugh, cry, be outraged, and hear solutions! Join our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nooneiscomingtosaveus. 

     

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. 

     

    For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 41 min
    What It Really Means to Not Have Child Care (with Sa’iyda Shabazz)

    What It Really Means to Not Have Child Care (with Sa’iyda Shabazz)

    How do you find a job when you have no child care? How do you find an apartment with no job? How do you pull off Christmas when you’re stressed about making next month’s rent? Sa’iyda Shabazz has done it all. The writer and mother joins Gloria to tell her about how she made it all work – balancing single motherhood, unemployment, housing insecurity, and a lack of child care – in a new city far away from her support system. Plus, Sa’iyda talks about why she’s pushing back against the narrative of the so-called “Quarantine Queen,” and why we should all be focused on fighting for the much-needed social safety nets all parents deserve instead.

     

    This podcast is presented by Neighborhood Villages, and is brought to you with generous support from Imaginable Futures, Care For All Children by the David and Laura Merage Foundation, and Spring Point Partners.

     

    This episode is sponsored by Flourish Ventures. Flourish is an early-stage global venture capital firm backing mission-driven entrepreneurs and industry influencers intent on advancing financial health and prosperity for individuals and small businesses. With more than 70 global investments in leading fintech startups and ecosystem partner organizations, Flourish also works alongside industry thought leaders in content creation, research, policy and regulation to better understand the needs of the underserved and help foster a fair, more inclusive economy. For more information, visit: www.flourishventures.com. 

     

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://lemonadamedia.com/sponsors/.

     

    Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium. 

     

    Follow Sa’iyda on Twitter and Instagram @xoxsai. 

     

    Laugh, cry, be outraged, and hear solutions! Join our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nooneiscomingtosaveus. 

     

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. 

     

    For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
925 Ratings

925 Ratings

Luvismyrlgn ,

Get a nanny share, stop hoarding childcare spots

If you’re a privileged whyte family who is complaining how hard you have it, you really have no idea what your childcare providers and the most underserved and marginalized families have to go through! Have some humility and get a nanny share! Stop gentrifying and hoarding childcare spots! I don’t want to take care of your children, while you have me starving and housing insecure. Get a grip, look at what Portland has been doing about unaffordable childcare and actually speak to and support others besides yourselves! Oh and childcare center directors, are you really needed? Or just resource hoarding? I just see you sitting around all day.

b.g.daly ,

No room for nuance with abortion views

I used to look forward to every episode of this show and then it took a dark, heavily opinionated turn with the recent Supreme Court decisions. This show, as many liberals and progressives tend to do these days, eliminates any possibility of nuance on abortion views and opinions. If you don’t agree with their opinion or view, then there is ZERO tolerance for you in this space any longer. Yet another podcast that has closed the door on me because of my differing opinion instead of being an inclusive and tolerant environment. Be better. Do better.

Lommomof3 ,

Liberal Propaganda

I came across this podcast and was initially interested in listening as I am a mother of 3 young children. Unfortunately I had a liberal agenda shoved down my throat. And when she brought up Roe v. Wade being overturned—where was her empathy for abortion survivors? Why doesn’t she interview Gianna Jensen (or the other hundreds of survivors of abortion) on her show? I consider myself a member of the independent party, but this show is hog wash.

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