Behind the Scenes of January 6th

In this week’s episode of Our Voices Matter Podcast, a former Congressional intern takes us behind the scenes of the January 6th insurrection. As our nation’s Capitol descended into chaos, 24 year-old Sherman Tylawsky was locked down with members of Congress and their staffs. Not exactly how he envisioned the third day of his internship….

Black Women, White Women: Let’s Talk

What happens when Black women and white women get together and say, let’s talk? I mean brave, honest, real talk — about race. My guests this week can tell you what happens because they’re living it. Every Thursday evening at 6pm CST, Tamara Johnson-Shealey and Jen Buck host a weekly conversation about race on the…

Passion & Purpose

Priyanka Murthy, CEO of Access79, could teach a masterclass on combining passion and purpose. She’s an award-winning jewelry designer whose creations grace the ear lobes and necks of A-list Hollywood stars. Think J-Lo, Lupita Nyong’o, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lawrence, Clare Danes and Julia Roberts. But here’s the really cool part. Priyanka is now combining her…

The Power & The Cost of Owning Your Story

The Power & The Cost of Owning Your Story We kick off our new season with a former Google executive speaking out in his first interview since getting fired after writing an essay about anti-semitism. The story of Amr Awadallah and his new friend, Sara Selber, exemplifies the power and the cost of owning your…

Afghanistan: An Insider’s Look

Today’s episode provides an insider’s look at the rapidly unfolding tragedy in Afghanistan. My guests: an Arab journalist and documentary film producer focused on jihadism, and a former recruiter for Al Qaeda. My conversation with Nihad Jariri and Jesse Morton took place on Saturday, August 21st. This was six days after the Taliban took control…