You may know Tanya Acker as one of three judges on CBS Television Distribution's Emmy-nominated HOT BENCH. But long before HOT BENCH, Tanya was delving into problems in the corridors of the public and private sectors with some of the country's top minds. Look a problem in the eye and figure out how to fix it - social media dislikes and cathartic rants can only get us so far. The Tanya Acker Show is about recognizing that we're bigger than our problems. It's about looking at truth; fighting better and smarter with each other; brainstorming ideas; knowing that bad things are fixable; and having more fun. We hope you'll listen in as Tanya and her guests explore a wide range of topics - from fighting frivolous lawsuits to ensuring meaningful criminal justice reform to breaking bread with political opponents without breaking glass in each other's faces. Early guests include Anthony Daniels, Alabama House Minority leader (and the first African-American to hold the job); Lecia Brooks, historical consultant on BlacKKKlansman and expert on voting rights; Lawyers Paul Derby, Michael Trope on fighting frivolous lawsuits; Former prosecutor David Kettel on crying wolf to the police. Listen to The Tanya Acker Show - where we'll get real and not just mad, where we look for ways to fix what troubles us, and where we remember to have a little fun from time to time, too.
The Supreme Court, the Trump Lawsuits and Free Speech
Tanya talks to Emily Bazelon, staff writer for The New York Times Magazine and co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest, about the Supreme Court, the Trump Lawsuits and free speech.
The Attack on America - January 6, 2021
Tanya talks to the hosts of Pod Is A Woman about the attack on the Capitol by domestic terrorists, the atmosphere that led up to it, and where we go from here.
Governing in the Age of Anger
Tanya talks to Alabama Representatives Mike Ball (R) and Anthony Daniels (D) about compromise in the Age of Anger; the Georgia elections; and what they think their respective parties must do.
She Said She Was Fired for Being Gay... So She Ran For Office and Won
Tanya Talks to Sheriff-Elect Charmaine McGuffey, the first woman and the first openly LGBTQ sheriff in Hamilton County, Ohio.
Tanya talks to Emmy and Peabody Award-winning writer, producer and director Ann Druyan
Tanya talks to Ann Druyan about space, love, facts, and voting. Plus, how to come back when people laugh at you for being smart and curious. And also, VOTE.
45 Years in the News Business: Tanya talks to Dateline NBC correspondent Josh Mankiewicz
Tanya talks to Josh Mankiewicz about Dateline’s success; respecting the stories of crime victims; and how the news business has changed over the past 45 years.
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Full Fledged Fan
I started the night by intending to listen to the Petri Hawkins-Byrd episode only. Here I am at my sixth episode. Tanya has a way of making topics, that can sometimes be very dry, feel refreshing and interesting. What I love most is her way of looking at the them as an average citizen, but that has an incredibly strong legal mind. I’m definitely going to order her book!
Tanya does a great job guiding the discussion and letting her guest’s voices be heard
Intelligent discussions, love show. ☺️