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On The Issues With Michele Goodwin at Ms. magazine is a show where we report, rebel, and tell it like it is. On this show, we center your concerns about rebuilding our nation and advancing the promise of equality. Join Michele Goodwin as she and guests tackle the most compelling issues of our times.

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On The Issues With Michele Goodwin at Ms. magazine is a show where we report, rebel, and tell it like it is. On this show, we center your concerns about rebuilding our nation and advancing the promise of equality. Join Michele Goodwin as she and guests tackle the most compelling issues of our times.

    We Had Abortions (with Amy Brenneman)

    We Had Abortions (with Amy Brenneman)

    Saturday, Jan. 22, 2021, marks the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. But it may very well be its last. In a few short months we face the likelihood the Supreme Court will overturn Roe. Already, 2021 was the worst year for abortion rights in almost half a century. And in Texas, abortion has already been virtually outlawed.
    In 1972, Ms. ran a bold petition in which well-known U.S. women declared they had undergone abortions—despite laws rendering the procedure illegal. We know it is time again.  (To add your name to the petition for safe, legal and accessible abortion and birth control, go to MsMagazine.com)

    In this episode, we discuss the relaunch of the iconic “We Have Had Abortions” petition, the history of the evolution of abortion access in the U.S. and the future of abortion rights in a possible post-Roe world.

    Joining us for this episode is a friend to Ms. and a signatory to the petition:
    Amy Brenneman, an Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor and producer best known for her extensive television work in shows like NYPD Blue, Frasier, Private Practice, The Leftovers, and Judging Amy, which she co-created and starred in. She has also starred in various films, including Heat (1995), Fear (1996), Daylight (1996), Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000), Nine Lives (2005) and The Jane Austen Book Club (2007). She is the founding member of the Cornerstone Theater Company which specializes in site-specific original theater productions centered on the themes of social justice.  She is a longtime advocate for various social justice causes and organizations including: The Feminist Majority Foundation, NARAL and The Brady Center for Gun Control. Rate and review “On the Issues with Michele Goodwin" to let us know what you think of the show! Let’s show the power of independent feminist media.
     
    Check out this episode’s landing page at MsMagazine.com for a full transcript, links to articles referenced in this episode, further reading and ways to take action.

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    • 28 min
    Revisiting The American Terrorism of 2021: A Year In Review

    Revisiting The American Terrorism of 2021: A Year In Review

    In this episode, we’re bidding farewell to 2021 and hello to 2022 with our annual year in review episode!  It’s been just over a year since armed insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, in an effort to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential win. In the year since, what have we learned about the attack, and what it says about the current state of American democracy?  It’s also been a year of public health crises, political crises, and more—and we’re going to be breaking it all down.  
     
    Helping us to sort out these questions and set the record straight are very special guests:
    Joan Biskupic, lawyer and journalist. Currently, she serves as a Supreme Court analyst with CNN. Biskupic has covered the Supreme Court for 25 years and is the author of several books on the judiciary and justices of the Supreme Court, including The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts. She’s previously worked for Reuters, the Washington Post and USA Today. Senator Russ Feingold is the president of the American Constitution Society. He served in the U.S. Senate as an elected member from Wisconsin from 1993 to 2011. Prior to that, he served as a state senator. Feingold is also the author of While America Sleeps: A Wake-Up Call for the Post-9/11 Era, and contributes regularly to various publications, appearing frequently on MSNBC and CNN. Dahlia Lithwick, lawyer, writer and journalist. She is a contributing editor at Newsweek and a senior editor at Slate. Lithwick hosts the popular podcast “Amicus.”Dr. George Woods, MD, president of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health. Woods also teaches on the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley Law School. His practice focuses on neurodevelopmental disorders, cognitive impairments secondary to neuropsychiatric disorders, traumatic brain injury, ethnopsychopharmacology and workplace safety. In addition to his clinical practice, Woods consults around the world with legal teams dealing with complex criminal and civil litigation.   Rate and review “On the Issues with Michele Goodwin" to let us know what you think of the show! Let’s show the power of independent feminist media.
     
    Check out this episode’s landing page at MsMagazine.com for a full transcript, links to articles referenced in this episode, further reading and ways to take action.

    Tips, suggestions, pitches? Get in touch with us at ontheissues@msmagazine.com. 
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Supreme Court Rundown: Will Roe Survive?

    Supreme Court Rundown: Will Roe Survive?

    In this episode, we are on the ground after the oral arguments in one of the most important Supreme Court cases of a generation. On December 1, the Supreme Court held oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization—a case that some believe could overturn Roe v. Wade. The case involves a Mississippi abortion provision, banning most abortions after 15 weeks, with no exceptions for rape or incest.

    So, what’s at stake in Dobbs—both in terms of abortion rights, and in terms of the Supreme Court’s legitimacy? 
     
    Joining me to address these issues and more are a group of special guests:
     
    Hillary Schneller: Hillary Schneller is a senior staff attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights, and is co-lead counsel (along with Julie Rikelman) in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which the Supreme Court heard earlier this month.
     
    Brigitte Amiri: Brigitte Amiri is deputy director of the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project and expert in reproductive rights law.
     
    Aziza Ahmed: Aziza Ahmed is a professor of law at the University of California, Irvine. She is also the author of the forthcoming book Feminism’s Medicine: Law, Science, and Social Movements in the AIDS Response, to be published by Cambridge University Press.
     
    Renee Bracey Sherman: Renee Bracey Sherman is an activist, writer and reproductive justice activist, focusing on the visibility and representation of people who have abortions in media and pop culture. She is the founder and executive director of We Testify, an organization dedicated to the leadership and representation of people who have abortions.
     
    Shannon Brewer: Shannon Brewer is the clinic director at Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi. She has worked at the clinic for 20 years.
     
    Special thanks to the contributing journalist Anoa Changa for interview work on this episode. 
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    • 53 min
    American Terrorism: Abortion Clinics on the Front Lines

    American Terrorism: Abortion Clinics on the Front Lines

    In this episode, we’re talking about a uniquely American form of terrorism — violence at the abortion clinic. Our episode comes as Americans grapple with the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse on five counts in the wake of his killing two protestors and injuring a third last year in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Meanwhile in Georgia, the fate of three men caught on camera killing Ahmaud Arbery has yet to be decided.  Many are concerned about whether there is a two-tiered system of justice in the United States. 
     
    We turn to the often overlooked violence at abortion clinics.  As the December oral arguments date for Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization case fast approaches, all eyes are on the Supreme Court. But we’re wondering — what’s happening at the on the ground, at clinics that provide abortions and reproductive health services where persistent, even daily violence against patients and providers goes overlooked and under-addressed?   
     
    Joining us to sort out these important matters are three special guests. 
    Diane Derzis is a reproductive rights activist and the owner of Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the clinic at the center of the case that will be heard at SCOTUS in December, and the only remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi. She is also the owner of several other clinics in the south.Dr. Monica McLemore is a professor of nursing at the University of California, San Francisco, where she is also the co-director of the Abortion Care Training Incubator for Outstanding Nurse Scholars. Her research at the intersection of nursing and public health and policy delves into abortion, birth, human sexuality and more from a reproductive justice lens. Frances Kissling is an activist in the fields of religion, reproduction, and women's rights. She is currently the President of the Center for Health, Ethics and Social Policy, and was President of Catholics for Choice from 1982 until 2007. She is a visiting professor at the Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas at UNAM, Mexico City. Rate and review “On the Issues with Michele Goodwin" to let us know what you think of the show! Let’s show the power of independent feminist media.
     
    Check out this episode’s landing page at MsMagazine.com for a full transcript, links to articles referenced in this episode, further reading and ways to take action.

    Tips, suggestions, pitches? Get in touch with us at ontheissues@msmagazine.com. 
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    • 54 min
    Being Black in Public Office: Challenges, Demands and Staying True (with AG Aaron D. Ford and Rep. Leslie Herod)

    Being Black in Public Office: Challenges, Demands and Staying True (with AG Aaron D. Ford and Rep. Leslie Herod)

    In this episode, we take our program to the community: We are on the ground with the American Constitution Society (ACS) for a show with Colorado state Representative Leslie Herod and Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford. Along with host Michele Goodwin, Herod and Ford discuss being Black in public office: namely, how they deal with the challenges and demands while staying true to themselves. 


    (This program is the final in a four-part series elevating Black lives in the wake of the tragic deaths of Ahmaud Arbery,  Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.)    
     
    Joining us are very special guests:
     
    Attorney General Aaron D. Ford, Nevada’s 34th attorney general, who took office on January 7, 2019, making him the first African American to hold statewide constitutional office in Nevada. A former state senator, Ford previously served as both the majority leader and minority leader in the Nevada Legislature.  He started his career of public service as a public school math teacher, shaping hundreds of lives. Colorado state Representative Leslie Herod was elected in 2016 as the first LGBTQ African American in the General Assembly, while receiving the highest number of votes of any candidate running in a contested election. She serves as the chair of the House Finance Committee, vice chair of the House Judiciary Committee and Chair of the Committee on Legal Services. Herod also chairs the Colorado Black Democratic Legislative Caucus. 

    Rate and review “On the Issues with Michele Goodwin" to let us know what you think of the show! Let’s show the power of independent feminist media.
     
    Check out this episode’s landing page at MsMagazine.com for a full transcript, links to articles referenced in this episode, further reading and ways to take action.

    Tips, suggestions, pitches? Get in touch with us at ontheissues@msmagazine.com. 
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    • 55 min
    A Year After RBG's Passing: What's Next For The Court? (with Irin Carmon)

    A Year After RBG's Passing: What's Next For The Court? (with Irin Carmon)

    It’s been just over a year since Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. We reckon with recent revelations and ask the important questions: How did her death shape the current fight around abortion rights and other issues? Should she have retired? And what comes next at the Supreme Court? 
     
    Helping us to sort out these questions and set the record straight is special guest:
    Irin Carmon, senior correspondent at New York Magazine and the co-author of Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Rate and review “On the Issues with Michele Goodwin" to let us know what you think of the show! Let’s show the power of independent feminist media.
     
    Check out this episode’s landing page at MsMagazine.com for a full transcript, links to articles referenced in this episode, further reading and ways to take action.

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    • 24 min

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