15 episodes

As we counted down to the critical November 2020 election, we were proud to introduce a monthly podcast series to help voters appreciate how important state level policy making is. Each month, WAWH Executive Director and Founder Sara Finger gives listeners at peek at three key policy issues impacting women's wellbeing, a closer look at an important policy with special guests, and a focus forward with quick and easy opportunities to make a difference right away.

Wide Awake in Wisconsin Sara

    • News
    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

As we counted down to the critical November 2020 election, we were proud to introduce a monthly podcast series to help voters appreciate how important state level policy making is. Each month, WAWH Executive Director and Founder Sara Finger gives listeners at peek at three key policy issues impacting women's wellbeing, a closer look at an important policy with special guests, and a focus forward with quick and easy opportunities to make a difference right away.

    SPECIAL EPISODE: A Closer Look at the 2021 Budget

    SPECIAL EPISODE: A Closer Look at the 2021 Budget

    In this special episode of Wide Awake in Wisconsin, Sara returns after a long break to discuss the recently passed 2021 Wisconsin state budget.

    First, Sara will share 3 peeks at policy/state budget issues: BadgerCare Expansion, Family Caregiving, and the Healthy Women, Healthy Babies Proposal.

    Then, Sara will share a closer look segment with Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health's own Health Equity Director, Katrina Morrison, to discuss childbirth disparities in Wisconsin and how they pertain to the recently passed state budget. 

    This episode will wrap up with things you can do today to make a difference:
    Mark your calendar for November 8, 2022 for the midterm electionVisit myvote.wi.gov to check your voter registration status nowVisit whorepresentsme.info to find out who represents you at all levels of governmentMake a donation today to support our critical work
    Music Credit: LittleRobotSoundFactory
    Music Credit: Jeremy Marson
    Support the show (https://supportwomenshealth.salsalabs.org/supportwideawakeinwisconsin)

    • 42 min
    A Closer Look at Studying the Impact of Policies with Dr. Jenny Higgins

    A Closer Look at Studying the Impact of Policies with Dr. Jenny Higgins

    In this final episode of Wide Awake in Wisconsin, Sara takes a closer look into the three Special Legislative Sessions Governor Evers called to address important issues and how the GOP leadership failed to take up and discuss gun violence, voting safely, and police brutality.
    Next, Sara talks with Jenny Higgins, PhD, Director of the new UW CORE - Collaborative for Reproductive Equity. Dr. Higgins tells listeners about the multitude of studies they are conducting to inform policies and programs so that all Wisconsin residents and families may live with reproductive autonomy.

    Sara then takes a focus forward on enuring our votes and voices are heard through the ballot this year.

    VOTE! 
    Support the show (https://supportwomenshealth.salsalabs.org/supportwideawakeinwisconsin)

    • 47 min
    Best of Wide Awake in Wisconsin w/ Guest Host Bria Brown

    Best of Wide Awake in Wisconsin w/ Guest Host Bria Brown

    This month on Wide Awake in Wisconsin, Sara takes a break and podcast producer, Bria takes over the episode to share some of her favorite moments from Wide Awake in Wisconsin so far. 

    This episode pulls from several past episodes and shares moments from interviews with Senator Tammy Baldwin, Tia Murray, Tamara Thompson, and more!

    Bria also takes this time to share Sara's voting checklist once again as we all prepare for the upcoming November election.
    VoteRiders - voter ID help  844-338-8743 Vote411.org myvote.wi.govWisconsin Votes Wisconsin Wins campaignElection Protection Hotline 866-OUR-VOTE


    Support the show (https://supportwomenshealth.salsalabs.org/supportwideawakeinwisconsin)

    • 46 min
    A Closer Look at Voting in Wisconsin

    A Closer Look at Voting in Wisconsin

    In this abbreviated episode, Sara discusses opportunities to increase voter turnout among Wisconsin women and introduces listeners to our peer-to-peer Outreach Circle app that allows you to inform and inspire your own contacts to vote this year. Sara also reminds listeners to request your absentee ballots to vote from the safety and comfort of your home this year. 

    This episode also features helpful resources like:
    VoteRiders - voter ID help  844-338-8743 Vote411.org myvote.wi.govWisconsin Votes Wisconsin Wins campaignElection Protection Hotline 866-OUR-VOTEThis episode is sponsored by Perfect Imperfections 608


    Support the show (https://supportwomenshealth.salsalabs.org/supportwideawakeinwisconsin)

    • 20 min
    BONUS: Full Interview with Dr. Jasmine Zapata on COVID 19

    BONUS: Full Interview with Dr. Jasmine Zapata on COVID 19

    In our May episode, we sat down with Dr. Jasmine Zapata to discuss the new reality of COVID 19. We found her interview so poignant that we decided to share the entire thing. 

    As a reminder, this episode aired in May.
    Support the show (https://supportwomenshealth.salsalabs.org/supportwideawakeinwisconsin)

    • 13 min
    A Closer Look at this Moment in the Movement for Black Lives

    A Closer Look at this Moment in the Movement for Black Lives

    In this episode, Sara sits down with 4 Black women to discuss this moment in the overall Movement for Black Lives.  After the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Nina Pop, and Rayshard Brooks, we find ourselves in moment of uprising and movement yet again.  We find ourselves calling for deep change in our society and with more momentum and longevity than we've seen in a long time.

    First, Sara sits down with podcast producer Bria Brown.  Bria lost her own brother to police violence in 2013 and discusses that loss, the importance of understanding how you are positioned in the US and in the world and the importance of doing the deep life work of contributing to and engaging in a principled struggle.

    Next, Sara sits down with Lisa Peyton-Care, Founding CEO and President of the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness and her two daughters to discuss this moment, what the want from white warriors, and more.

    This episode is created in partnership with TWI Beverages. 
    Support the show (https://supportwomenshealth.salsalabs.org/supportwideawakeinwisconsin)

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

MsMarshmen ,

Wow

Sara is so incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about women’s health. If anyone is an advocate for women they need to get to know Sara and take a listen to Wide Awake in Wisconsin.

Mbroguni ,

Informative and timely!

Not to miss insights on Wisconsin politics.

MRynk_wisco ,

Great podcast!!

This podcast is great for anyone who even has a slight interest in the state of Wisconsin politics. The policy and advocacy arena can be very intimidating. Sara does an amazing job busting down that barrier and giving us great information about what is happening!! Bring on 2020!! Can’t wait for more.

Top Podcasts In News