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DEFIANCE is a podcast which looks at some of the most critical issues of our time, from corruption and greed to human rights and freedom. Brought to you by Peter McCormack, Defiance is a combination of in-depth interviews and multi-part deep dives into the issues which affect all of us.
 
Dr. Carey Yazeed is the author of Who Does She Think She Is, Lipstick, Heels and Hustle, and Shut'em Down: Black Women, Racism and Corporate America. The society and culture critic covers everything from pop culture to current world events and any shenanigans taking place in between that are worth discussing. Her weekly podcast, Baldwin Was Right has listeners across the United States, Barbados, Nigeria, and Egypt. For advertising opportunities please email drcareyyazeed@gmail.com.
 
Connecting the Community to the Disabled World Did you know nearly one out of six people have a disability? ​ The Blaisin’ Access show highlights disability issues, programs/services, and showing disabled people can succeed in an able-bodied world. ​ The host, Blaise Bryant, has been completely blind since birth. He has defeated the social stereotype by achieving a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, working full-time, and an active disability rights activist in the community.
 
The Vital Voices Podcast highlights women leaders and change-makers from around the world. Hosted by Vital Voices President and CEO, Alyse Nelson, the Vital Voices Podcast provides a space for extraordinary women to be heard. To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.VitalVoices.org. Follow us on Twitter (@VitalVoices), Instagram (@VitalVoices) and like us on Facebook (facebook.com/VitalVoices)! You can also donate to Vital Voices by texting VITAL to 41444.
 
Earth We Can Do This is a globally focused podcast that explores global, personal and interpersonal issues that affect each person and Planet Earth. Changing Planet Earth and our collective lives for the better is something we can achieve right now! We are not doomed at all - but in fact have the potential to make this a wonderful, beautiful, loving place in the Universe. We CAN make this a better world, with more love, more compassion, and more intelligence. Host Paul W. Slusher, Founder an ...
 
Democracy and the rule of law are coming under growing strain , while those who stand up to abuses of power and human rights violations face intimidations and physical attacks. Governments shamelessly mobilise institutions, state-controlled media, as well as organised right-wing groups, to silence and suppress their struggle for freedom. Against the odds, Human Rights Defenders continue their fight and this podcast series aims to relay their voices to the wider world. From activists to acade ...
 
This is really just me sitting in a room talking into a microphone from time to time. The subject is Latin America, the region I've worked on for more than 20 years: its challenges—especially security and human rights challenges—and the United States' complicated relationship with it. This podcast accompanies my personal blog, and doesn't reflect the views of my employer, whose much better podcast is at https://www.wola.org/format/podcast/.
 
The End Trafficking project is UNICEF USA's initiative to raise awareness about child trafficking and mobilize communities to take meaningful action to help protect children. In partnership with concerned individuals and groups, the End Trafficking project aims to bring us all closer to a day when there are no exploited children. By the end of each episode you will be informed of various child trafficking issues and have specific tools to take action. For more information, please contact end ...
 
The Rights Track podcast gets the hard facts about the human rights challenges facing the world today and aims to get our thinking about human rights on the right track. The podcast is hosted by Professor Todd Landman, a human rights scholar and champion for the advancement of human rights understanding. In Series 6 we're discussing human rights and COVID19. We are in conversation with leading advocates and scholars as we look to learn if and how human rights are under threat as a result of ...
 
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This week on Baldwin Was Right, Dr. Carey Yazeed discusses life after the siege of the Capital for Republicans, Trump, and the Terrorists. Did life return to normal? Why financial backers pulled out, and what House of Representative Cori Bush had to say about the president during her impeachment speech. Make sure to follow Dr. Carey Yazeed on Insta…
 
This week, we sit down with Daniel Lombroso, director of The Atlantic’s first feature documentary, White Noise, an inside story of the far right in America. Lombroso, who spent four years with the leaders of white supremacist and antisemitic movements, joins us to discuss how that period informs his perspective on the horrific events of January 6 a…
 
Tune in for an exclusive conversation with freshman Congressman Ritchie Torres (D-NY) about the horrific events of January 6 at the United States Capitol. Listen as he shares his reflections on the antisemitism, racism, and white supremacy he witnessed that day; impeachment proceedings in Congress; and how the nation can move forward. _____ Show no…
 
The Covid-19 Pandemic has impacted everyone. Especially people with disabilities who need to rely on someone for their homecare and transportation. Denise DiNoto, a Board Member of the New York State Independent Living Council (NYSILC) joins me to talk about a recent survey of New Yorkers with disabilities. What stood out to you?…
 
Earlier this week, we spoke to former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro, who served alongside President-elect Joe Biden in the Obama administration and was an advisor to his presidential campaign. Ambassador Shapiro broke down what we can expect from the Biden administration when it comes to Israel, Iran, the Palestinians, and the Abraham Ac…
 
Welcome to the first episode of Baldwin Was Right with Dr. Carey Yazeed. Today Dr. Yazeed is sharing her commentary on the proud boys and why they were allowed to enter the Capital, Stacey Abrams and how she flipped the State of Georgia blue, plus the death of literary legend, Eric Jerome Dickey. Click Here to grab your copy of Shut'em Down: Black …
 
Last month, we gathered our network of supporters– virtually – to celebrate and recognize the launch of our book, Vital Voices: 100 Women Using their Power to Empower. At that event, we brought together two women leaders, Global Leadership Awards Honoree, humanitarian and CanDo founder Dr. Rola Hallam and VV Board of Directors member, Cameroonian p…
 
This week, Atlanta Journal-Constitution political reporter Greg Bluestein joins us to break down the January 5 runoff elections in Georgia that will decide which party controls the United States Senate. Next, we hear from Melanie Maron Pell, AJC’s Managing Director of Regional Offices, on an antisemitic attack over this Hanukkah at the University o…
 
Secretary General and co-founder of the Council of Women World Leaders, Laura Liswood joined Vital Voices Podcast host Alyse Nelson to talk about her leadership journey, the lessons learned along the way and how she uses ethics and empathy in leadership to empower others. Tune in to hear how Laura’s theories on power and leadership that can exclude…
 
As United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov works to stave off escalations, speak up against violence, and promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Before he leaves his posting, Mladenov joins us on People of the Pod to reflect on his vital work. Then, AJC's Director of Interreligious and Int…
 
On this episode of the Beauty, Brains and Business podcast Dr. Carey Yazeed is sharing how to protect your peace as we go into 2021 and why everyone is protecting Dr. Jill Biden, but who is stepping up and protecting Black women with doctorate degrees? Grab your autographed copy of Shut'em Down: Black Women, Racism and Corporate America: www.shutem…
 
VVEngage Fellow and current Interim President of Peru’s Council of Ministers, Violeta Bermudez spoke with host Alyse Nelsonabout building a career fueled by a passion for creating change. The staunch gender equality advocate discusses her goal for gender parity in politics, and the cascading impact of seeing women in leadership positions. Tune in t…
 
We travelled to Warsaw to sit with two renowned human rights defenders on the morning of the biggest civil protest Poland has seen in decades. On October 31st, 100,000s took to the streets to protest a humiliating ban on abortions. Julia Maciocha, President of Warsaw Pride, and Bart Staszewski, LGBTI activist and film director, tell us how human ri…
 
This week, Tal Schneider, political correspondent at the Times of Israel, joins us to unpack the latest in Israeli politics as Israel hurtles toward its fourth election in two years. Then, Rabbi David Levy, regional director of AJC New Jersey, reflects on the one-year anniversary of the attack at the JC Kosher Supermarket in Jersey City, Manya Brac…
 
In Episode 1 of Series 6, Todd is talking with Dr. Nina Ansary an award-winning Iranian-American author, historian, and women's rights advocate. Nina is the UN Women Global Champion for Innovation and Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics Centre for Women, Peace & Security, and author of Anonymous Is a Woman: A Global Chronicle of Gende…
 
Human rights advocate Ravi Kant joined the Vital Voices Podcast series: Power to Empower with host Alyse Nelson to talk on the importance of men’s allyship and his fight in breaking the silence around violence against women and children in India. In this episode, Ravi shares how his mother raised he and his brothers to be advocates in the fight for…
 
Sima Shine, former head of the Mossad’s research division and current senior researcher at Israel’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), joins us to discuss recent developments related to Iran, including the recent death of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who headed the country’s nuclear weapons program. Then, AJC Los Angeles Associate Director Saba…
 
Author and Activist Chessy Prout joined the new episode of the Vital Voices Podcast series: Power to Empower with host Alyse Nelson to talkabout her journey as a survivor of sexual assault and how critical the allies around her were as she and her family worked through the draining process of seeking justice. Chessy reflected on the importance of c…
 
What are WHRDs? How does their position differ from their male counterparts, and what additional pressures do they face in their lives and work? Marking the International Women Human Rights Defenders Day (29 November) we’re speaking about WHRDs and the increasing precarious role they play in fighting inequality and injustice worldwide.…
 
In this episode of Beauty, Brains and Business Dr. Carey Yazeed shares why entrepreneurs and professionals should write a non-fiction book. To learn more about the Aspiring Authors Academy and how you can get started on writing and publishing your book in 2021, visit www.aspiringauthorsacademy.com Don't forget to grab your Entrepreneurish Tee and T…
 
In this special Thanksgiving throwback episode, we revisit two important conversations from this past summer. First up is Eric Ward, Executive Director of the Western States Center, who discusses his experience as a leader in the Black community committed to fighting antisemitism and how the Black and Jewish communities can work together to combat …
 
VV Woman Leader Kiran Bir Sethi joined the new episode of the Vital Voices Podcast series: Power to Empower with host Alyse Nelson to talk about the turning point for her leadership journey: becoming a mother. In this episode, Kiran shares how - through role as a mother - she learned the importance of empathy, ethics, excellence, elevation and evol…
 
This week on Beauty, Brains and Business, Dr. Carey Yazeed is discussing how to protect your inner peace as an entrepreneur, especially in the age of COVID-19. If you're interested in learning more about the Aspiring Authors Academy visit www.aspiringauthorsacademy.com Also don't forget to grab your autographed copy of Dr. Carey's new book, Shut'em…
 
This week, The Atlantic’s Emma Green joins us to discuss the intersection of religion and politics in the 2020 election. Then, AJC Atlanta Regional Director Dov Wilker weighs in on the importance of the January runoff election in his home state of Georgia. _____ Episode Lineup: [0:39] Emma Green [21:19] Shabbat Table Talk with Dov Wilker _____ Show…
 
Biologist, entrepreneur and founder of Wakami, Maria Pacheco, joined the Vital Voices Podcast new series: Power to Empower with host Alyse Nelson to talk about her work as a bridge between communities and the larger world. Maria spoke about her focus on channeling positive energy to make change happen for people and the environment, and how the 20-…
 
This week, we take a deep dive into the results of the 2020 election. First, we’re joined by writer and commentator Bethany Mandel to discuss what pre-election polls got wrong and why. Then, we hear from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency’s Washington Bureau Chief, Ron Kampeas, to break down the results of the congressional election and hear what the 11…
 
This week Dr. Carey Yazeed is sharing a recent LinkedIn Live she did with mental health therapist and contributing experts for the anthology, Shut'em Down: Black Women, Racism and Corporate America - Dr. Lacrecia Dangerfield, Tiffany Jenkins and Carole Sandy to discuss how racism impacts Black women mentally in Corporate America. To grab your copy …
 
Climate change and indigenous rights activist Hindou Oumaru Ibrahim joined the Power to Empower series to discuss the way she brings the unique perspective of the Mbororo community to the international stage to inform global climate change efforts with on-the-ground experience. With Host Alyse Nelson, Hindou shares her path to leadership, her conne…
 
David Stasavage is the Dean for the Social Sciences and the Julius Silver Professor in NYU’s Department of Politics and an Affiliated Professor in NYU’s School of Law. He is the author of The Decline and Rise of Democracy: A Global History from Antiquity to Today, published by Princeton University Press in June 2020. This book provides a new unders…
 
Managing Director of Sosai Renewable Energies, VV GROW Fellow, Global Ambassadors alumna, WE Empower Awardee and Global Leadership Awards Honoree Habiba Ali joined this episode of the Vital Voices Podcast new series: Power to Empower. Habiba joined host Alyse Nelson to talk about her work in the renewable energy space in Nigeria, how her past has b…
 
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