Give Our Take

Give Our Take

Our take on the headlines, current events, politics, and pop culture. Occasionally speaking with community leaders and change-makers.

Episodes

June 19, 2022 28 min
Ways to commemorate Juneteeth:
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture website for info:
https://nmaahc.si.edu/

Support black-owned businesses and restaurants
Donate to nonprofits/community orgs

Also in this episode, we discuss the Jan. 6th hearings that took place this week. It was Jaki's first KTUphoria, celebrating 25 years of 103.5 KTU.
Finally, we end the episode with some good news out of Texas.
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This week's episode covers some key takeaways from the Jan. 6th hearings.
This weekend, thousands of people in multiple cities marched in support of March For Our Lives, marking 4 years since the Parkland, Fl shooting. In related news, after weeks of gun violence and deadly mass shootings in our country, senators have finally reached a bipartisan gun control deal.
In other headlines and pop culture:
The 75th Annual Tony Awards ...
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Happy Pride everyone! This week's episode covers all the latest headlines of the week, one of the most significant being possible legislation for gun control after 20 mass shootings since the devastation in Uvalde.
We discuss a new potential Covid vaccine, trademarked Novavax, which acts like a more traditional vaccine compared to the mRNA vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna - with hopes this will convince those who believe DN...
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May 29, 2022 28 min
This was a heavy episode, as we run through the tragic sequence of events that took place at Robb Elementary School, in Uvalde, TX. We talk through the timeline, and also discuss what it would take for our elected officials to keep children safe.
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In this week's episode, we give a positive update on the baby formula shortage. Madison Cawthorn is out, and we discuss the results of other primary elections that took place this week. World Central Kitchen is stepping up to help those affected by the senseless shooting in Buffalo. And in your Good News Corner, finally equality in the world of soccer. All this and more -- thank you for listening and don't forget to hit th...
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This week saw many rallies and protests fighting for what's left of women's reproductive rights. We check in with a special guest, Karen, who is not only Wendy's stepmom but an activist as well who saw a huge turnout on Long Island this weekend.
Speaking of the soon-to-be domestic supply of infants, who's going to feed all of them, while this baby formula shortage is only getting worse?
Also on this episode, we cove...
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On this week's episode, we are pleased to welcome Carrie N. Baker, J.D., Ph.D., the Bauman Chair of American Studies and a Professor in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College. She is an expert on women's rights law and policy, specializing in sexual harassment, sex trafficking, and reproductive rights and justice.
We speak with her today about the leaked SCOTUS opinion and what this might mean for wom...
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In this week's episode, we start with a tragic story affecting our own neighborhood in Queens. We also cover the White House Correspondents' dinner, which was a hit among celebrities and politicians alike.
Which political figure visited President Zelenskyy in Ukraine? And an update on relief being sent there.
In your headlines and Good News Corner, Stagecoach Festival is setting a clear set of rules, and Google is limiting ...
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April 25, 2022 30 min
France re-elects Emmanuel Macron, 58.5% to 41.5%, beating the far right candidate.
The US increased its aid to Ukraine, with leaders meeting with Zelenskyy.
Locally, Staten Island Amazon workers start voting today on whether to unionize. And over in our Good News Corner, we meet with Paul Sladkus, from Good News Planet/ Good News Broadcast about his work in putting together some great local events/benefits.
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April 18, 2022 28 min
On this week's episode: news coming out of Florida... Governor DeSantis v. MATH. Yes, you read that right. We also talk about some unnecessary supply chain disruptions down in Texas and upsetting news out of Kentucky.
Locally here in New York, what it would take to make our subways feel safe after the Brooklyn subway shooting last week.
Closing things out with your Good News Corner as always, thanks for listening!
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April 11, 2022 31 min
On this week's episode, we talk about the biggest stories of the week:
It's official, Ketanji Brown Jackson will serve as our newest Supreme Court Justice after being confirmed last week.
Speaking of SCOTUS, we discuss a new controversial bill moving forward in Oklahoma. Speaking of bills, more on Florida and how Disney employees are standing up to the prohibitive "Don't Say Gay" bill there.
We provide an update...
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April 4, 2022 30 min
The biggest story that we're still talking about from last week: The Oscars. But we take on the moments that we loved, that are not getting the attention they deserve.
As we record, another award show is happening in real-time and we give our take on The Grammys.
We also give an update on Ukraine, the MORE Act, and KBJ, who looks to have at least some bipartisan support.
Lastly, in your Good News Corner, a beloved national park...
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March 28, 2022 30 min
It's a lot of SCOTUS in the headlines this week and we cover it all, from the Ketanji Brown Jackson hearings to the attacks on women's rights in Idaho. President Biden traveled to Poland this week to meet with American troops, and we give you the latest Ukraine update.
In pop culture: It's Oscar weekend and we speculate who might make a surprise appearance (as we record on Sunday night.) The Foo Fighters lose drummer, T...
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In this bonus episode, we speak with Ambrealys, who is a French citizen, actor, and activist living in New York.
This Friday, she'll be flying out to Przemysl, at the Ukrainian border in Poland, with a suitcase full of donations.
She also has a GoFundMe set up which will be used to buy food, clothes, medical supplies, and other essential necessities for these brave people who have had to leave everything behind and flee with th...
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So much to talk about while so many things could change at a moment's notice. We give an update on Ukraine and Zelenskyy pushing for peace talks. We cover what's going on stateside, with Congress actually passing another bill.
Hearings for Biden's SCOTUS nominee, Ketanji Brown Jackson, start today. And Ye is not performing at the Grammys next weekend because of his bad behavior.
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It's been two whole years since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic and Jaki and Wendy reflect on that, and where we are today. We also cover Ukraine, sanctions, gas/oil prices, Kim Kardashian, and tie things up with our Good News Corner.

If anyone needs a pick-me-up, here is the number we discussed on the pod:
707-998-8410
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March 7, 2022 34 min
In today's episode, we catch up with Brittany Ramos DeBarros, a proud Afro-Latina Staten Islander and progressive organizer who is running for Congress in NY11. We hear how her campaign is doing, and get her take on the conflict in Ukraine as a war veteran.
We briefly cover Biden's State of the Union address, and finally in our Good News Corner: what people are doing to help our neighbors overseas.

For more information abou...
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February 28, 2022 34 min
We aren’t experts, but we discuss Ukraine from a historical perspective, and what is happening there today to give context to the conflict that has been happening. Please see below how you can help the people of Ukraine, as we pray for a quick and peaceful resolution.

https://www.facebook.com/sunflowerofpeace/
https://help.rescue.org/donate/ukraine-acq
http://unrefugees.org/SupportUkraine
https://wck.org/relief/activation-chefs-for-uk...
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February 21, 2022 34 min
Oy, what a week. Jaki (who’s losing her voice), Wendy, and contributor, Alex talk about everything between the Ukraine-Russia crisis, the latest so-called “Trump witch hunt,” Britney speaking out on her conservatorship to Congress, Queen Elizabeth contracting COVID-19, and more.
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February 14, 2022 32 min
Joined by our funny friends from the @dontteasetheanimals podcast, Jaki & Wendy sit down with Pam and Sarah to discuss what Galentine's Day means to them, while various dips and dishes sit with timers in the oven.
Apologies ahead of time for the quality of Wendy's mic (which unfortunately was the computer's internal mic or a potato 😂,) but it's all in good fun. As promised, we keep it light on this w...
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