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Thought provoking conversation with Des Moines locals and places nearby. We discuss culture, social issues, politics, their individual stories and everything in between. follow us and share this with your friends and join the conversation.

THE AMNER MARTINEZ PODCAS‪T‬ With Amner & Kenji

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Thought provoking conversation with Des Moines locals and places nearby. We discuss culture, social issues, politics, their individual stories and everything in between. follow us and share this with your friends and join the conversation.

    AMP with UFC's Jeremy Stephens

    AMP with UFC's Jeremy Stephens

    Des Moines native and UFC fighter Jeremy Stephens opens up about growing up in the UFC, what is it like seconds before a fight and what his present is like as he looks into the future.



    photo credit @nbdysbaby_

    • 39 min
    Joshua Barr, Director of Civil & Human Rights

    Joshua Barr, Director of Civil & Human Rights

    Do we live in two Americas? what is white fear? and is everything about racism? we tackle this and many pressing questions with Civil & Rights Director, Joshua V Barr Esq. Read his powerful Article "A Better Way" and Emmy award winning documentary "Breaking Bread" in the links below.
    https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/a-better-way-50-plus-action-items-to-fight-against-racism-white-supremacy-in-your-community-edc5a8b63b13

    https://youtu.be/RgpLfR1anQU

    • 1 hr 16 min
    AMP with Matt Bruce and the Black Liberation Movement in Des Moines, IA

    AMP with Matt Bruce and the Black Liberation Movement in Des Moines, IA

    Black Liberation Movement organizer Matt Bruce, in his own words.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    AMP - Conversations w/ Rekha Basu continues. part 2

    AMP - Conversations w/ Rekha Basu continues. part 2

    Des Moines Register's Columnist and Author Rekha Basu gives perspective to the issues of today. She reflects on the interviews she has had with figures like: Michelle Obama, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden and more. Her book Finding Her Voice is a collection of columns of women's struggles and triumphs in the midwest. Alternately inspiring and infuriating, they offer a glimpse into real women’s lives inside America’s heartland – and show us their power to drive change. fine her book at amazon or shopdmregister.com

    • 40 min
    AMP - Rekha Basu, Journalist, Author, Columnist speaks candidly

    AMP - Rekha Basu, Journalist, Author, Columnist speaks candidly

    in part one, Des Moines Register Rekha Basu kicks off Season 2 of The Amner Martinez Podcast. Rekha Basu has worked as a reporter, editorial writer and columnist at newspapers in New York, Florida and Iowa. Her commentaries appear twice weekly on the opinion pages of The Des Moines Register (USA Today Network) and are distributed weekly by Tribune Content Agency. She has made guest appearances on network television with Tom Brokaw, Rachel Maddow, Brooke Baldwin, Carol Costello, Erin Burnett, Gwen Ifill, and CNN International’s Richard Quest. She has been featured on C-SPAN Book TV as the author of “Finding Her Voice,” a compilation of her Register columns on women. Basu has an MS in journalism from Columbia University, an MA in political economy from Goddard-Cambridge Graduate School, a BA in sociology from Brandeis University and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Grinnell College.

    • 49 min
    AMP w/Artist - Rae Davis Fehring - Episode 27

    AMP w/Artist - Rae Davis Fehring - Episode 27

    An intimate look at multi-talented, local artist, Rae Davis Fehring. From her theater work to her music and the project that broke her creativity.

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

LRmini ,

Sooo good!!

Amner is such a great interviewer, his guests so far are amazing and the dynamic between Kenji and him it’s hilarious! Great podcast!

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