Hello Somebody

Hello Somebody

Hello Somebody! Senator Nina Turner is back with a powerful podcast that brings together some of her most influential and inspirational friends, as well as everyday people doing good work on behalf of social justice and human rights. The show will touch on fierce themes from perseverance to resistance, Nina and her guests will share, ignite and conspire for better.


August 4, 2022 30 mins

In this last episode of the season, Senator Turner reflects. She inspires us to focus on life as a journey, not a destination. Speaking from the heart, SNT stays true-to-form and gets deep in her inspirational quotes to demonstrate the message that life is not a straight line; it is bumpy as hell, but we’ve GOTS to keep on keepin’ on. #HELLOSomebody 



“Life is a journey, not a destination” - Ralph Waldo Emmerson


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Senator Turner highlights civil-rights trailblazer Ella Baker (1903-1986). SNT plants revolutionary seeds in us today as Ella Baker did to millions of others decades ago. One main thought? The time for radical change has always been now. #HelloSomebody


Ella Baker



Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker by Joanne Grant



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Author, Marisa Renee Lee speaks with Senator Turner about healing, love and loss during a grieving experience. Marisa talks about grief, healing oneself and confirming that it's ok to maintain a spiritual relationship with a loved one that you've lost - that is a form of healing. While in the process of redefining her personal grief process, Marisa wrote a book called Grief is Love (April 2022). Grief is Love gives us the most upli...

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Senator Turner speaks with historian, educator, and author who is currently an Adjunct History Professor at Cuyahoga Community College, Sherlynn Allen-Harris.  They take a moment to discuss how the status quo and legislators have the power to encourage change instead of enforce the unbalanced racial power structures that affect all communities, especially the Black community. Senator Turner and Sherlynn lift up the fact that we mus...

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Senator Turner speaks with Councilwoman Tara Mosely and Dr. N.J. Akbar to update and review the circumstances around the Jayland Walker police shooting in Akron, Ohio on June 27, 2022. In this painful moment, they uphold the family's request for peaceful protests, for non-local residents to remain at home, and for transparency and accountability from the police department.



Councilwoman Tara Mosley


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SNT is “madder than a mother f*cker” and joins you in the outrage over the Supreme Court reversal on Roe v. Wade on June 24th.  She doesn’t stop with expressing her anger; in this episode she offers real solutions that we must do now in order to protect the democracy we have left. As SNT says, “EVERYBODY is Somebody in this episode.” Everybody must take action. #HelloEVERYBODY



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Senator Turner welcomes 35-year veteran educator and author, Mary Cole Watson to #HelloSomebody to discuss her book, “Wisdom Warriors.” A series of 22 educational stories, this book seeks to empower young African-American readers with factual and historical knowledge to dispel social stereotypes and rhetoric that keeps them from reaching their full potential. Both SNT and Mrs. Watson share some personal stories from their own youth...

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Senator Turner connects with dynamic leader, Chris Smalls (@chris.smalls_), president of The @amazonlaborunion. These two amplify the mighty power community and grassroots organizations can have in the fight for what’s right. Listen and learn! #solidarityforever #HelloSomebody!



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June 9, 2022 39 mins

Ben Cohen makes a repeat appearance with Senator Turner to discuss the domino effect of the criminalization of cannabis on Black folk’s generational wealth. They also touch on economic justice and the military industrial complex. These two friends keep the faith and keep up the fight to change systems.


Ben Cohen (Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream), Ben’s Best


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SNT begins this special episode with the intention to talk about the lesson of the final bone, The Backbone, in our Three Bones Series. However, this episode was previously recorded in the wake of the Uvalde, TX massacre of children and the Buffalo, NY anti-Black racist murders of 10 Black people. With a heavy heart, Senator Turner speaks on gun politics, reform, and the triggering trauma of violence. She sends love and resilience ...

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In this second part of a three-part series, SNT revisits “The Three Bones” inspirational legacy. In this episode, The Jawbone. SNT speaks on how the jawbone represents a personal act of courage to speak truth to power. Relatedly so, SNT speaks truth to the difference between Pro-life and Pro-BIRTH in this crisis of Roe-vs-Wade. She also reminds you to have the courage to be who you are in the face of indifference, and s...

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SNT revisits “The Three Bones” with a new message of inspiration, this time around Hope. She asks how hope lives in your own life and shares how the motivating concept of hope drives your past, present and future. Here’s your chance for a nice one-on-one with “Sister” Turner; settle in and listen. #HelloSomebody



Learn more about the Hello Somebody Three Bones series (Wishbone, Jawbone,...

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Senator Turner digs into our painful truth about voting with activist and mayoral candidate, W. Mondale Robinson (@mondalerobinson). For Black and Brown folks especially, voting has deep, deep historical roots intertwined with the preservation of white supremacy; in this episode, these two let us know all about it. #HelloSomebody



W. Mondale Robinson

Twitter: @mondalerobinson

Facebook: @Mondale Robinson


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Senator Turner, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill and Todd Brewster take a deep scenic dive into how history, the media and white supremacy has played a role in the intentional attempt to dehumanize Black people.

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April 28, 2022 34 mins

Senator Turner and Louisiana’s Gary Chambers (running for U.S. Senate) grabbed a moment on Easter Sunday during a Get Out the Vote stop in Cleveland to talk Hot Topics. Most on their mind? Changing the politics of cannabis and the movement from its decriminalization to legalization.



Gary Chambers - @GaryChambersJr


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Senator Turner continues to ignite the call for democracy by discussing the 21st Century Economic Bill of Rights with experts, Harvey J. Kaye (Prof, Emeritus Democracy & Justice Studies, UW Green Bay - @harveyjkaye) and Alan Minsky (Executive Director, Progressive Democrats of America - @pdamerica).

Progressive Democrats of America

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April 19, 2022 8 mins

Hello Somebody! I am so glad you stopped by. If you missed Dr. Cole’s episode where we talking about agency, activism and abundance please listen to this clip - you are gonna want to play it back! 




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April 14, 2022 55 mins

Brea Baker returns! Having a communal mindset, instilling moments of silence, loving self and resetting the meaning of success are just a few topics that SNT and Brea “@FreckledWhileBlack” Baker discuss in this calming and uplifting episode that’s full of self-care tips, nips and notions for Black folks and everybody in-between. #HelloSomebody


Brea Baker



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While keeping Black folks and personal agency at top of mind, Senator has a hearty conversation with Dr. Charles Cole, Oakland-based author, educator and social worker who is out in the proverbial streets standing tall for the community.


Find all things about Dr. Charles Cole III, including his podcasts and book, Beyond Grit & Resilience, here:


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To close out Women’s History Month, Senator Turner chats all things inspiration with Dress for Success - Cleveland CEO, Melony Butler. From empowerment to entrepreneurship to self-actualization, these two examine what women really need to succeed – support, direction, and opportunity.


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Women are the real architects to society. – Cher


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