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Welcome to The Women! Fresh Episodes drop in Fall of 2021! On every episode, host Rose Reid follows one woman’s extraordinary journey. Unfiltered highbrow and lowbrow conversations with women you already know, and women you should know. Includes epiphanies, some sing-alongs, occasional crying, and a few games. (And to the trolls, yes this is a progressive show, K?!) BYOB :)

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Welcome to The Women! Fresh Episodes drop in Fall of 2021! On every episode, host Rose Reid follows one woman’s extraordinary journey. Unfiltered highbrow and lowbrow conversations with women you already know, and women you should know. Includes epiphanies, some sing-alongs, occasional crying, and a few games. (And to the trolls, yes this is a progressive show, K?!) BYOB :)

    "I Took Care of Thousands of Patients, and Then I Became the Patient"

    "I Took Care of Thousands of Patients, and Then I Became the Patient"

    Dr. Antoinette Ward has been practicing nursing at one of the largest hospitals in Atlanta for more than 25 years. She spoke with Rose the first week of the shutdown in March of 2020. She firsthand saw the number of cases grow and came up with new protocols when there was no template.
    And suddenly, Antoinette went from seeing thousands of patients of week, testing thousands of patients for COVID, to becoming a patient herself. 
    So many people can relate to this past year being a year that physically, spiritually, emotionally, takes the rug out from underneath you. This episode is dedicated to taking a time out, and reflecting on the journey of this past year with Dr. Antoinette Ward. A year in retrospect, Antoinette looks forward and reimagines a new future.
    If you haven’t heard her incredible story, you can go back to our episode, COVID19: On the Frontlines that aired on March 17 2020.
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    • 33 min
    After Aggressive and Unlawful Arrest, Rep. Park Cannon Persists at GA Legislature

    After Aggressive and Unlawful Arrest, Rep. Park Cannon Persists at GA Legislature

    Park Cannon was the youngest representative elected to Georgia’s state legislature in 2016 at the age of 24. Park is also the first openly queer state representative in the United States, and serves as the Secretary of the Georgia House Democrats - and she continues to practice medicine and is a doula and healthcare worker in Atlanta.
    You may remember a previous episode of The Women we interviewed Park during the Georgia Senate Runoffs back in January, when she talked about her experience growing up in rural Georgia, seeing firsthand the threats and violence of the KKK in her community, and she also spoke about the issues most important to her, among them getting out the vote - 
    And you may know Park from a video that went viral just a few weeks ago, taken the day that Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed the voter suppression bill, State Bill 202, as he was signing behind closed doors, Park was serving her constituents of the 58th district - which includes the Old Fourth Ward where Martin Luther King Jr was born - and - she began to knock on his door. 
    Park was unlawfully arrested at the State Capitol building by the very officers who are supposed to be protecting her while in session at the legislature.
    When Park was released from jail, she had to seek medical attention and since then she can be seen wearing a sling on her left arm. Immea
    Immediately following her release from jail, Park resume her duties representing the 58th District.
    #ParkCannon #RoseReid #TheWomen #politics #GoodTrouble #Democrat #Progressive #votingrights #SB202 #POTUS #JoeBiden #Pelosi #voting #RighttoVote #KeepKnocking #StandWithPark #ProtectBlackWomen #GAPol #LGBTQ #BetterSolutionsForaBetterGeorgia #Millennials #ATL #StateFlipper
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    • 33 min
    What are the Dangerous Consequences of Georgia's New Voting Laws?

    What are the Dangerous Consequences of Georgia's New Voting Laws?

    All eyes are on Georgia. Again. Senate Bill 202, a 98-page document outlines new provisions restricting voting registration, voting by mail, and early voting. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed a rushed bill in private chambers. Representative Park Cannon was arrested (!) for knocking (!) on his door during session. Delta, Coca-Cola, and Major League Baseball publicly criticized the measures, and Senate Republican Leadership Mitch McConnell and Governor Brian Kemp have threatened "serious consequences" to such companies that speak out against voting restrictions.
    To help make sense of what this means for real voters, voting rights activist Helen Butler joins The Women from the Coalition of the People's Agenda. Lauded by Stacey Abrams and Fair Fight as one of the fundamental grassroots 'hall of fame' organizers, Helen helps break down how the bill will impact voters in rural and urban areas.
    Tune back in two weeks for a conversation with Park Cannon about how she's fighting back after her arrest at the Georgia Capitol.
    ...and here's a primer on some of the provisions laid out by the Senate Bill 202 for you phone scrollers, linking to the New York Times:

    Voters will now have less time to request absentee ballots.

    There are strict new ID requirements for absentee ballots.

    It’s now illegal for election officials to mail out absentee ballot applications to all voters.

    Drop boxes still exist … but barely.

    Mobile voting centers (think an R.V. where you can vote) are essentially banned.

    Early voting is expanded in a lot of small counties, but probably not in more populous ones.

    Offering food or water to voters waiting in line now risks misdemeanor charges.

    The Republican-controlled legislature has more control over the State Election Board.

    The secretary of state is removed as a voting member of the State Election Board.

    The G.O.P.-led legislature is empowered to suspend county election officials.


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    • 34 min
    So, How Will We Prove We've Been Vaccinated? And What Does a Vaccinated Future Look Like?

    So, How Will We Prove We've Been Vaccinated? And What Does a Vaccinated Future Look Like?

    The world may reopen soon! And in anticipation of shoulder-to-shoulder events, the exchange of droplets, and crowded stadiums, scientists and researchers have been busy imagining a new world where airlines, stadiums, and venues may require confirmation that you are either vaccinated, or COVID19 negative.
    Elli Androulaki is one of the brilliant minds behind the IBM Digital Health Pass. The Digital Health Pass could allow you to store and share your COVID status — New York has just announced its pilot program with IBM, and Elli is the Distinguished IBM Researcher who helped create and build this technology using blockchain.
    That means, in today's episode we are asking, "How will we show we have been vaccinated? What does that future look like? What is blockchain and why does it matter when it comes to COVID, or our health data? "
    Dr. Elli Androulaki is a Distinguished Research Staff Member and Research Manager at the IBM Research Lab in Zurich, Switzerland working in the area of Blockchain Security and Applications.
    She completed her PhD in Columbia University in applied cryptography aiming to address privacy issues in eCommerce activities, and did her Postdoctoral studies at ETH, Zurich.
    Elli has applied her interest in blockchain, privacy, and security on a global effort to store and share health data in unprecedented new ways.
    Tune back in two weeks for the next episode, and for questions or requests find us on IG @TheWomenPod or email thewomenpod@gmail.com.
    Special thanks for this episode to Chase Purdy.
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    • 28 min
    First, Topple a Racist Regime... Then Expand Women's Rights around the World

    First, Topple a Racist Regime... Then Expand Women's Rights around the World

    A special episode for International Women's Day! Featuring the Executive Director of United Nations Women / Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
    Phumzile grew up under the apartheid regime that restricted almost every aspect of her life and person. She joined the movement that created the first democratic government of South Africa and became a member of its Parliament in 1991. Mentored by Nelson Mandela, Phumzile served in his cabinet as Minister of Trade and then became the Deputy President of South Africa in 2005. For more than a decade, she has brought her mission of championing women and girls to a global stage.
    In this episode, learn about the early stages of Phumzile's historical career, and how a mother of five has navigated critical moments that have defined her trajectory, and impacted millions of girls and women around the world.
    - Every episode of The Women, host Rose Reid profiles one person who has journeyed to do the extraordinary.
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    • 44 min
    What's Next for the First Black Woman Who Traveled to Every Country in the World?

    What's Next for the First Black Woman Who Traveled to Every Country in the World?

    Jessica Nabongo is a writer and photographer, and the first Black woman to visit all 195 countries. Less than 300 people have done that - and less than 30 women have visited all 195 countries. More than 200,000 people have followed Jessica’s journey.
    She has documented almost every aspect of her quest - the highs and the lows - from crystal blue waters in Indonesia, warm and welcoming strangers in Sudan, and the foothills of the Himalayas - and she’s captured the other side - difficult border crossings, sad moments at airports, and other travel fails. As a daughter of Detroit, Jessica has set out to demystify the world we live in and the people in it (and tells the truth about periods along the way...).
    Her journey also reveals bigger questions - how do we set goals for ourselves, and how do we go after what we what? And what parts of ourselves do we take with us, and leave behind, when we embark on such quests?
    After a year of quarantine life, it seems appropriate for THE WOMEN to TRAVEL. And there is no one better to do that with than Jessica. IG: @thecatchmeifyoucan
    Every episode host Rose Reid follows one woman’s journey to do the extraordinary, and Jessica has done just that.
    #JessicaNabongo #theCatchMeIfYouCan #Travel #Interview #Women #TheWomen #RoseReid #Uganda #Pakistan #Mexico #Libya #Seychelles #Venezuela #Somalia #Mali #Sudan #Argentina #Italy #France #UK #Ireland #Afghanistan #Turkey #Myanmar #Bhutan #Haiti
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    • 45 min

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