You Talk It. We Live It.

You Talk It. We Live It.

All of America's top ten talk shows are hosted by millionaires and billionaires! This is not one of them. You Talk It. We Live It. is a talk show about, by and for working people. Hosted by three women who know the every day realities of struggling to keep food on the table, pay the bills, educate their families while supporting friends and community. This show will bring you unfiltered perspectives of the issues confronting the working class.

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May 30, 2021 76 min

In the first episode of Season 4 of YTWL hosts River Scholl and Ellen Quale are joined by guest host Maria Picar to discuss the campaign to raise the federal minimum wage and the positives and negatives of expanding America's biggest rental assistance program — Section 8.

Below are some of the pros and cons for raising the federal minimum wage:

Pros:
Raising the minimum wage would increase economic activity and spur job growth.
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In this two part episode of YTWL host River Scholl, speaks with Gandhi Scholar Michael Sonnleitner about his 2020 trip to India and the Indian's government's response to COVID -19.

This time last year, theories about India’s astonishingly low rates of COVID-19 infection included hot weather, natural immunity and the country’s high proportion of young people; some also attributed it to the country’s harsh lockdown. India was ...

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COVID-19 has brought the entertainment industry to its knees and artists of all stripes are struggling? just like the rest of us . Join us for our series An Artist's Tale as we talk to creatives of every stripe about their lives and work during the pandemic.

Hauk has a tradition for defying convention and limitation. His songs are too country for metal, too heavy for country, too punk for folk, too folk for punk, and always in ...

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Sommer Martin is a filmmaker and voice actor based in Portland, Oregon.  Her favorite genre to write is horror and with a background in fundraising, communications and theatre Martin will be launching her own production company specializing in hiring BIPoc crew and talent later this year.  

Join our hosts River Scholl and Ellen Quale as they talk with Martin in a wide ranging interview about her experiences as a woman of color in th...

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You Talk It. We Live It host Ellen Quale talks with Amalgamated Transit Union 757 (ATU 757)  President Shirley Block about the ATU's work during the pandemic and their fight for fair pay and benefits, a safe, secure working environment and democracy in the workplace.

ATU 757 organizes public transit workers in Oregon and Southern Washington.

Here are 5 interesting facts about unions:

  • Union members earn better wages and benefits t...
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    COVID-19 has brought the entertainment industry to its knees and artists of all stripes are struggling  just like the rest of us but really how are they doing? What is life like now for the working musician?   

    Join our hosts Ellen Quale,  Emily Metcalfe and River Scholl as they talk with artist and musician Dulcie Taylor about the trials of creating during a pandemic.

    Dulcie learned a hard music lesson at an early age – don’t leave...

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    In this first episode of Season Three of  You Talk It. We Live It hosts Ellen Quale,  Emily Metcalfe and River Scholl talk with camera operator and producer Donna Quante about her experiences in the film and television industry.  
    Quante, an Emmy award winning camera operator and producer took home an Emmy three times for Benson, Golden Girls and the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. 

    Here are some interesting facts to digest.

    2019...

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    January 9, 2021 38 min

    In this special episode of You Talk It. We Live It hosts, progressive River Scholl and conservative Ellen Quale,  discuss the recent events in Washington, D.C,.

    And don't forget to join us on January 15th for our first official episode of Season 3!

    Some disclaimer stuff: 
    No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast or website.  The content here is for informational and entertain...

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    Hello my friends!

    Welcome, to this very special bonus Christmas episode of YTWL!

    On this episode, two of our non-Christian hosts River Scholl and Ellen Quale, share the traditions and celebrations of their faiths as well as deeply personal thoughts and memories of Christmas' past; and one of our most passionate listeners Stormy Berks joins us to talk about Yule traditions!

    It's been a hard year for us here at YTWL as it has ...

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    November 30, 2020 25 min

    You Talk It. We Live It host River Scholl talks with Journalist and Broadcaster Ryan Broome about COVID-19's impact on the Caribbean island of Barbados and the nation's efforts to combat the pandemic.

    Here are five interesting facts about Barbados:

  • The name Barbados was chosen by a Portuguese explorer called Pedro a Campos. When he landed in Barbados, the island was covered in fig trees which have a beard like appearance and...
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    In this episode of You Talk It. We Live It  Host River Scholl, speaks with Oregon lobbyist Mike Selvaggio about the role of lobbyists in our state and federal governments and their ability to affect positive change. 

    Below are some interesting facts about lobbyists. 

    But first, what exactly is lobbying?

    Lobbying as defined by the Encyclopedia Britannica is;  any attempt by individuals or private interest groups to influence the decisi...

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    October 29, 2020 28 min

    In this tenth episode of You Talk It. We Live It  hosts Emily Metcalfe and River Scholl speak with Professor Betsy Leondar Wright, an economic justice activist about class and classism in the United States.

    Here are some interesting facts about class and classism in the United States:

    Classism is differential treatment based on social class or perceived social class. Classism is the systematic oppression of subordinated class groups...

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    In this wide ranging special episode of You Talk It. We Live It host River Scholl and her special guest Nikki Jackson talk about the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, the protests in Oregon and the resurgence of Black grassroots efforts towards equity and equality; and its implications for white people in America.

    Here are some interesting facts:

  • During the 2015–2016 school year, Black students represented only 15% of total US stude...
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    In this episode of You Talk It. We Live It  River Scholl speaks with President of AFT - Oregon Jaime Rodriguez about teaching during COVID-19 and the ever shifting needs and responsibilities of teachers during the pandemic.

    Here are some interesting facts about education in the United States:

    How many teachers are there in the U.S.?

    In America's public schools there are 3.2 million full-time-equivalent teachers, according to fede...

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    In this first episode of Season Two of You Talk It. We Live It, host Emily Metcalfe is joined by Marvin Peña, Grassroots Engagement Coordinator at VOZ Workers' Rights Education Project to talk about Voz's work to empower, engage and promote grassroots organizing amongst day laborers and immigrants in Oregon.

    Here are some interesting facts about Voz:

    Voz is a worker-led organization that offers leadership development workshop...

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    In this special episode of You Talk It. We Live It host Sky, speaks with Lissalyn Loring from The Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana about her experiences growing up on the reservation and her family's search for her cousin Ashley Loring HeavyRunner one of thousands of missing Indigenous women across the United States and Canada.

    Here are some interesting facts:

  • In 2017, they were 5, 712 Missing Native American Woman and Gi...
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    July 28, 2020 30 min

    You Talk It. We Live It host River  talks with American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter and founder of Portland's Fingers Crossed Interpreting Andrew Tolman, and their efforts to help make protests in Portland, Oregon more  accessible to the D/deaf community.

    Here are some interesting facts about the D/deaf community: 

    Deaf with an uppercase D 

  • Deaf with an uppercase D is often used to describe people who were born deaf, or who ...
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    June 9, 2020 55 min

    In this episode of You Talk It. We Live It hosts Emily, River and Sky joined by the Artist Helen Amirian talk about sexual crimes, sexual violence and the criminal justice system's response to sexual assault allegations when the alleged perpetrator of the sex crime is affluent, white and male.

    And some disclaimer stuff: 
    No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast or website.  T...

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    In this episode of You Talk It. We Live It. hosts Emily, River and Sky talk with musician and artist Helen Amirian about her work, journey of self discovery and healing.

    And some disclaimer stuff: 
    No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast or website.  The content here is for informational and entertainment purposes. 
    Views and opinions expressed in the podcast and website are our o...

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