Enlighten Me

Enlighten Me

Enlighten Me w/Andrea Cambron is a news talk program that aims to educate and inform. From historical perspectives to modern day stories, we will focus our attention on the issues that everyone deals with — be it policy, health, education, the economy, current events and race. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enlighten-me/support... Show More

Episodes

November 24, 2019 34 min
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: No Church In The Wild Colin Kaepernick's story highlights so many problematic stances the NFL takes regarding the relationship between the owners and its players. Attorney Charles Coleman Jr., has been following this closer than I ever would and he will join me to talk about the protest, the boycott and how kneeling turned into a fight for our rights. Enlighten Me Wednesday 4-5p ET WERA-FM...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
November 23, 2019 26 min
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: DETROIT Not only are we still in the middle of a couple of wars overseas that we can’t seem to finish, but our government is currently going through it’s own constitutional crisis. This might be the single biggest challenge of our generation. Nothing of this magnitude can be created in a vacuum, so Scott Kurashige, author of The Fifty-Year Rebellion: How the U.S. Political Crisis Began In Detr...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: Spotlight: Stacey Abrams In the first installment of Spotlight on Enlighten Me, the former Georgia House Minority Leader will join me, and you may be surprised at how she views being a single black woman running for office. Her story is inspiring for everyone who seeks to challenge themselves in life, and I hope you find it informative and enlightening. Enlighten Me Wednesday 4-5p ET WERA-FM 9...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
November 21, 2019 28 min
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: Care In Chaos As the debate over healthcare looms in the form of “repeal and replace”, or “just repeal” or “try to replace at another more convenient time”, the good folks over at Rewire News have peered into a byproduct of the debate.On the program today, the women behind the doc: Calla Hales, the 27 year old administrator who works at the abortion clinic and Lindsay Beyerstein an award winni...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: What Are YOU Doing For Preparedness? "Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?" - Bertrand Russell On the program, Elizabeth (Liza) Goitein, Co-Director of the Liberty & National Security Program at the Brennan Center will give her analysis of former FBI director James Comey as well at Attorney General Jeff Se...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
November 19, 2019 35 min
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: Ripple Of Hope The three years after John F Kennedy’s death proved to be a pivotal time not only for Robert Kennedy, but for the Democratic party itself. Author John Bohrer will join me to discuss his book The Revolution of Robert Kennedy: From Power To Protest After JFK to talk about the parallels between the 60’s and today. Enlighten Me Wednesday 4-5p ET WERA-FM 96.7|@EnlightenMeWERA Enl...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
November 18, 2019 20 min
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: CHIP[ping] WIC According to the most recent data by the Census Bureau “Almost two-thirds (65 percent) of children, lived in households that participated in at least one or more of the following government aid programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
November 17, 2019 28 min
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: Usual Suspects On the program, Hillman award winner Adele Stan, columnist for the American Prospect, will join us to give her analysis on the latest developments with the FBI investigation into the Trump campaign colluding with Russia. Also, did misogyny play a role into former FBI Director James Comey’s letter to congress on Clinton’s e-mails? Adele offers her insight on what might have led t...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
November 16, 2019 33 min
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: C.R.E.A.M. If there is anything I have learned these past few years regarding economic policies that have shaped the American worker, inequality and the forces behind it are what make the U.S. economy function the way it does. A small percentage of the population gets rich, while the rest fight for crumbs at the bottom. An Atlantic piece highlighted MIT economist Peter Temin's new book, Th...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
November 15, 2019 35 min
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: S.O.S. On the program, Tasha Eurich, author of Insight, shows us that we are not as self aware as we think. She’ll also outline steps on how to truly see ourselves clearly. It could probably help a lot of people in the political sphere right about now. ALSO– A couple of new indie films that deserve support are making themselves known on the internet. Penny Hollis, director of Maxine and The Bi...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: With Every Minute, Seize The Chance To Turn It Around The new administration is currently seeking to eliminate Title X family planning funding, as well as add Teresa Manning to the Department of Health and Human Services where she will oversee the department assigned to women’s health and family planning for low income and uninsured women. On the program to discuss this, Jessica Mason Pieklo, ...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
Show Credit: WERA-FM|Show Title: The Power of the People US District Court judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled in Texas recently that SB 14, the voter ID Bill passed in 2011 was passed with the intent to discriminate against minority voters. This is something civil rights leaders, voting rights advocates and legal scholars have been fighting against for years. It begs the question, would this same level of advocacy be applied to other...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
Show Credit: WERA-FM|Show Title: The Complexity of Women On the program, Zoe Carpenter of The Nation has been looking into African American maternal birth rates.  If we claim to care about black babies, let’s care about what has happened to them from the start. Also, how did certain topics become single issue deal breakers in political discourse? And where did women of color, specifically African American women stand as they stradd...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: Inspire. Empower. Stand Up. As a young teen, I always wondered what my mother did at the conferences she attended in Washington, DC. One year, she brought back a t-shirt with the AAUW logo. On it, was a phrase that I have seen throughout the years. “When women succeed, America succeeds.” So i’m happy to come full circle with Abigail Lewis, Vice President of Leadership Program and Campus Initia...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
November 9, 2019 48 min
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: Fortitude On the program, Dr. E. Faye Williams, President & CEO of the National Congress of Black Women talks about the history of the organization as well as her role in protecting the rights of black women. Also, the Center for American Progress released their report, The Pillars of Equity: A Vision for Economic Security and Reproductive Justice. I’ll have Heidi Williamson, Senior Policy...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played

Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: Binders Full Of Women

On the program, Rewire Federal policy reporter Christine Grimaldi talks about #ADayWithoutAWoman as well as her piece regarding the American Health Care Act, the proposal from House Republicans regarding health care in America. Opponents argue it has changed a lot of provisions that helped family planning, women’s health and access to affordable care.

Enlighten Me Wednesd...

Read more
Share
Mark as Played

Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: Because of Them, We Can

Black women’s contributions to this society have been enormous, far ranging and all encompassing. On today’s program Dr. Tracee Jamison-Hooks, a research Electrical Engineer for the NASA Goddard Spaceflight Program. She was also the first African American to receive a PhD in Electrical Engineering at North Carolina State A&T University. I’ll talk to her about the ch...

Read more
Share
Mark as Played
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: Fight The Power On the program, civil rights activist Kevin Alexander Gray will talk about the history of the civil rights struggle, as well as his views on the administrations outreach toward African-Americans during black history month. Cinematographer Hans Charles will also join the program to talk about his latest film, The 13th. Enlighten Me Wednesday 4-5p ET WERA-FM 96.7|@EnlightenMe...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
Show Credit: WERA-FM, 96.7| Show Title: Black Love, Black Power Stefanie Brown James and Quentin James are committed to engaging the African American electorate to empower themselves. Their decades of service in community engagement and progressive politics led them to found The Collective PAC, and organization dedicated to building Black political power by recruiting, training, funding and electing progressive black candidates on ...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played

Show credit: WERA-FM, 96.7|Show Title: Past is Prologue

“How can a community that evolved for more than 100 years only carry on in the memories of a few surviving members?”
On the program today, Jason Green, the co-producer of The Quince Orchard Project will answer these questions and more. As a fifth generation descendant of the area, I’m sure he can provide some much needed context.

It’s Black History Month on Enlighten Me. Trust...

Read more
Share
Mark as Played

Chat About Enlighten Me

Popular Podcasts

30 For 30 Podcasts
30 For 30 Podcasts
Original audio documentaries from the makers of the acclaimed 30 for 30 film series, featuring stories from the world of sports and beyond. 30 for 30 offers captivating storytelling for sports fans and general interest listeners alike, going beyond the field to explore how sports, competition, athleticism and adventure affect our lives and our world. Sports stories like you've never heard before.
Stuff You Should Know
Stuff You Should Know
If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.
Crime Junkie
Crime Junkie
If you can never get enough true crime...
    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeartRadio App.

    Connect

    © 2020 iHeartMedia, Inc.