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Talking Feds: Women at the Table

88 is the New 40

Season 2, Ep. 2

In this week's episode, Juliette Kayyem, Anne Milgram, and Melissa Murray discuss immigration, Cuomo, and the vaccine on what would have been Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's 88th birthday.

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    From the Queen to COVID to Cuomo, Anne Milgram, Juliette Kayyem, and Melissa Murray dissect another busy news week in the first episode of Season two of the podcast. They also answer a question from a listener in the new "Hot Flash" segment, about their most surprising female hero.
  • 6. Censure and Sensibility + Pauli Murray

    Juliette Kayyem, Anne Milgram, and Melissa Murray discuss impeachment, life after Trump, and the need to stay vigilante. They are then joined by Julie Cohen and Betsy West, the Oscar nominated filmmakers who brought us RBG, to discuss Pauli Murray, the subject of their new documentary, who is perhaps the most important civil rights figure that you have never heard of.
  • 5. Account/Ability

    Juliette Kayyem, Anne Milgram, and Melissa Murray are joined by Martha Minow, Harvard University Professor, author, and renowned scholar on how divided nations unify, during one of the most historic and tumultuous weeks in US history, to discuss Trump's second impeachment, the storming of the U.S. Capitol, and how we begin to pick up the pieces of our fractured country.
  • 4. A Shot in the Arm

    In episode 4 of Talking Feds: Women at the Table, hosts Juliette Kayyem, Anne Milgram, and Melissa Murray are joined by Ann O'Leary, Chief of Staff to California Governor Gavin Newsom, to discuss California's COVID response, the new COVID vaccine and potential distribution, school closings, and California's economic recovery from COVID.
  • 3. Make Voting Safe Again

    Just a day before the election, Juliette Kayyem, Anne Milgram, and Melissa Murray are joined by special guest, Mary McCord, Legal Director at the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, to discuss the work she's doing to monitor the armed militias and voter suppression efforts threatening the election and the militia that may be a threat post-election. The women also discuss their own personal challenges with voting and speculate on what a transition could look like if Biden wins.
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    This week, Melissa Murray, Juliette Kayyem, and Anne Milgram start the episode with a conversation about the anticipated COVID vaccine—and are joined in the second half by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women's Law Center, to dig into the impact that COVID is having on women in the workplace and to learn what we can do to move policymakers to action.
  • 1. Separation Anxiety

    Anne Milgram, Melissa Murray, and Juliette Kayyem, discuss another crazy news week, diving specifically into the devastating revelation that surfaced on Tuesday, in the New York Times, about the application of the migrant policy in 2018 and the order from the then Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, and Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, to separate migrant children from the families, even if they were virtual newborns.
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    In this very first episode of Talking Feds: Women at the Table, which first appeared as a Talking Feds bonus episode, three clerks to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, come together to describe what Justice Ginsburg really was like as a mentor, judge, spouse, and improbable pop culture hero. Amanda Tyler, Gillian Metzger, and Ginger Anders talk about their lives during their clerkships and paint a multi-dimensional portrait of the woman they knew and revered. They discuss everything from her approach to writing to her love of opera and of course her judicial work.