Pink Granite

Pink Granite

The Pink Granite podcast features bipartisan insights and perspectives from women working in and around Texas politics and policy.

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November 10, 2021 48 min

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Mattie Parker was elected Mayor of Fort Worth in 2021, where she has been recognized as the youngest mayor of any major US city.

Mattie spent 5 years as Chief of Staff for the Fort Worth Mayor and City Council where she led successful efforts to improve efficiency at City Hall. 

Follow Mattie's podcast "Go Time" here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/go-time-in-fort-worth-with-mayor-mattie-parker/id1579328171

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October 12, 2021 48 min

Veteran lobbyist Michelle Wittenburg sits down with her colleague Julia Patterson to discuss their experiences lobbying together during the 86th and 87th Texas legislative sessions. Julia shares her unique story of being a full-time college student AND professional lobbyist in Texas. 

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September 28, 2021 39 min

Felicia Wright Roark is a former Capitol staffer, former association lobbyist, and now business consultant. Felicia stops by the Pink Granite Podcast to talk all about landing a job as a newcomer to Texas politics, how to authentically build your network, and create lasting relationships.

Felicia is also a certified leadership consultant, you can reach out to Felicia via her website here:
https://www.feliciawrightroark.com/

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Leticia Van de Putte, a practicing pharmacist since 1980, served in the Texas Legislature for over two decades representing a large portion of San Antonio and Bexar County. She has been recognized and honored with over two hundred awards and citations for her work on behalf of small business, veterans, families, quality education, healthcare and economic development, such as Community Advocate of the Year Award, Fighter for Free En...

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Pink Granite contributor Jenifer Sarver interviews Christiana Lang of More In Common. The two discuss MiC's recently released Threads of Texas study.

Read the report here: https://threadsoftexas.us/en/

More in Common took shape from work undertaken since 2016 to understand why so many societies were dividing around debates about their identity and belonging, and why people were being increasingly persuaded to see debates about i...

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Note: This episode was recorded on June 23, 2021.

Democratic legislator Jasmine Crockett stops by the Pink Granite Podcast. She and host Caitlin Smith discuss takeaways from her first legislative session as well as how and why she got involved in Texas politics.

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Anna Muskey-Goldwyn is a screenwriter and co-founder of the Political Playlist which provides articles and insights about the youngest members of U.S. Congress, focused on members 45 and under in a fun and easy way.   Sign up for this free, bipartisan, resource at www.politicalplaylist.com

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May 29, 2021 51 min

Ilissa Nolan serves as the Executive Director for the Texas Hemp Coalition. Ms. Nolan was one of the few lobbyist that worked to pass HB 1325 which made it legal to grow and process hemp in Texas. She also serves as a government affairs consultant for Booth & Associates P.C. where she works to build policy through stakeholder collaboration and educating clients on cutting edge issues surrounding state and federal environmental ...

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Trish DeBerry serves on the Bexar County Commission and graciously stops by the Pink Granite Podcast to discuss what it's like to win and lose elections, and how she did both as a single parent.

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Farah Muscadin serves as the City of Austin, Director, Office of Polic Oversight. She was appointed to this position due to her wide range of experience and expertise, and for her demonstrated commitment to fairness and transparency. Farah’s mission is to improve trust between Austin residents and the Austin Police Department.

Farah studied business and law and holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa College of Law. She ...

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Update: Staying Bothered launched nonprofit grants in 2021. We’re giving grants to Texas-based nonprofits focused on education, mental wellness, or gender equity. Applications for Q2 are open on the website at www.stayingbothered.com/grants

This episode was recorded on October 12, 2020.

Jamie C. Amelio is the founder and CEO of Caring for Cambodia (CFC), a non-profit, non-governmental charitable organization that has dramatically cha...

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This episode was recorded on October 4, 2020.

In this episode, longtime friends and lobbyists Terri Broussard Williams and Elizabeth Hadley sit down to discuss how they because fast friends working at the Texas Capitol and dive deeper into Terri's career as a multi-state lobbyist as well as her adventure into social impact and change-making as the Founder of Movement Maker. 

Learn more at: https://www.terribwilliams.com
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February 16, 2021 67 min

This episode was recorded on September 28, 2020.

In this episode, higher education policy specialist Linda Battles talks with her good friend and former colleague Myra Leo about a long career in public service and her role as a Regional Director for Western Governors University.  The two also tell some of the most endearing stories about their shared mentor Chairwoman Irma Rangel - the first Mexican-American female legislator in the...

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This episode was recorded on January 26, 2021.

In this episode, the Honorable Susan Combs talks with Jenifer Sarver about her career in public service and efforts to bring women up alongside her in Texas and national politics.

Susan Combs is a former Assistant Secretary of Policy, Management and Budget at the U.S. Department of the Interior. Prior to her service to the United States, she served as Texas Comptroller, was the first wom...

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Please note this episode was recorded in October 2020 and is now posted in loving memory of Rep. Minjarez's Golden "Pino."

Welcome to Season Two of the Pink Granite Podcast!

In this episode, Texas State Representative Ina Minjarez talks with her good friend and politico Lauren Mandel all about why she got into politics and how losing her first race taught her to be a better leader.  This episode also uncovers the Represen...

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Welcome to Season Two of the Pink Granite Podcast!

In this episode, disability rights activist Alejandrina Guzman talks to Caitlin Smith about the nuances of supporting the disability community in Texas. Alejandrina's impressive resume includes being elected as the first Latina, and first disabled Student Government President at the University of Texas. Additionally, she has worked on numerous campaigns as well as an intern with...

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November 15, 2020 39 min

In this episode former Austin City Council Member, and now best-selling author, Ellen Troxclair talks to Jenifer Sarver about the important role of women in public office and discusses her new book Step Up!

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In this episode Michele Richmond talk about the importance of working hard and smart as an association lobbyist as well as how she talks to her daughters about current events.

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In this episode Piper Stege Nelson joins us to discuss the importance of empowering women to run for office, and why she herself stepped up to run for Austin ISD District 5.

Learn more about Piper's campaign here: https://www.piper4aisd.com

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