On this week’s episode, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko joins to talk about her work to ensure a fair playing field for women and girls in competitive sports. She’ll give us details on the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act and explain why it’s pro-woman, pro-equality, and pro-fairness.

 

On this week’s episode, Brad Lips joins to discuss his new book Freedom Movement: Its Past, Present, and Future. This publication arises from his 20 years of experience working with organizations in the U.S. and roughly 100 other countries around the world. Brad provides analysis of the freedom movement’s past, shares stats on where it is presently, and gives insight on what will determine its future.

On this pop-up episode Patrice Onwuka is joined by Jim Manley to discuss AB5. This week on their last day in session, California lawmakers exempted a host of jobs from AB5, the job-killing law that is wreaking havoc on freelancers across the state and which may become law across the nation. Jim Manley, an attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation, joins us to discuss the latest on AB5 and his organizations efforts to fight it. As a reminder, AB5 forces companies in the state to reclassify most independent contractors as employees eliminating flexibility and freedom for millions of freelancers. (Read IWF’s statement about the latest moves on AB5 here.)

 

On this week’s episode, Abigail Shrier joins to discuss her new book Irreversible Damage: The transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters. As her book points out–gender dysphoria is now mainstream. Today, there more girls are coming out as transgender, and they’re being praised for it. We delve into the data, including how the medical industry, educators, and the media all play a role.

 

Hadley Heath Manning joins the podcast to discuss this month’s policy focus: The Way Forward for Health Care. We’ll consider where the healthcare system is in the midst of the pandemic, its current flaws, and what improvements can be made.

 

Daniel Schwammenthal of the Transatlantic Institute joins Inez Stepman on this She Thinks pop-up episode to discuss his Wall Street Journal article, To America, From a Worried European Friend, and the future of both the United States and our allies across the Atlantic. What do the trends of cancel culture, eroding free speech, and lack of faith in the justice of the American project mean for our role as leader of the free world?

 

On this week’s episode, editor of National Review Online Charles Cooke joins the podcast to cover all the major topics: Biden’s VP pick, the pandemic, cancel culture, the state of conservatism, and guns.

Charles C. W. Cooke is the editor of National Review Online and a graduate of the University of Oxford His work has focuses especially on Anglo-American history, British liberty, free speech, the Second Amendment, and American exceptionalism. He is the co-host of the Mad Dogs and Englishmen podcast, and is a regular guest on HBO’s (Real Time with Bill Maher). He has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times.

On this week’s episode, president and founder of Speech First Nicki Neily joins to discuss Title IX regulations. We focus on the recent SCOTUS decision in Bostock vs. Clayton County, and cover the implications for women’s sports. We also talk about the new Title IX rules for college campuses issued by the Department of Education in May.

Nicki Neily is the president and founder of Speech First, a nationwide membership that defends students’ First Amendment rights through litigation and other means. Over the past two and a half years, Speech First has filed lawsuits against the University of Michigan, University of Texas, University of Illinois, and Iowa State University, which had policies on the books that were designed to chill student speech.

Kristin Shapiro joins to discuss this month’s IWF’s policy focus: paid leave and the pandemic. As more lawmakers argue that a paid leave entitlement will help “workplaces and communities respond more effectively and equitably” to a pandemic, we discuss whether or not that’s true and also what some of the unintended consequences may be.

Kristin is a Senior Fellow with Independent Women’s Forum. Kristin clerked for Chief Judge Alex Kozinski on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Following her clerkship, Kristin practiced law as an associate at Williams & Connolly where she litigated numerous cases in the United States Supreme Court. Kristin then served as Assistant General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives for three years, and is now an attorney for the federal government.

Janice Dean returns to the podcast this week. She joined last year to talk about her book Mostly Sunny: How I Learned to Keep Smiling Through the Rainiest Days and now she is putting her own advice into practice after the tragic loss of her in-laws due to COVID-19. Janice talks about the bad nursing home policies, issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, that led to this tragedy and how bad policy can affect all Americans.

Janice currently serves as senior meteorologist for the FOX News Channel (FNC). She joined the network in 2004 and during her time, Janice has covered a slew of devastating storms including: Hurricanes Harvey and Huricane Katrina. In addition to her role at the FNC and her book Mostly Sunny, Janice is the author of “Freddy the Frogcaster” a series of children’s books tailored towards teaching the weather.

Kira Davis, Editor at Large at Red State, joins the podcast this week to discuss school choice, the on-going battle over whether schools will and should reopen, and the state of civil rights in our country.

Kira Davis is an accomplished op-ed journalist and commentator. She has interviewed President Obama and has appeared on various shows across the nation and the world including BBC radio, the Glenn Beck Show, Fox News, and the Dr. Phil Show. Kira is a dog person but has been known to tolerate the occasional cat.

On this pop-up episode, Jennifer C. Braceras, director of Independent Women’s Law Center, talks with Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley about racial disparities, police brutality, and whether Americans embrace a shared definition of “racism.”

She Thinks is a podcast for women (and men) who are sick of the spin in today’s news cycle and are seeking the truth. Once a week, every week, She Thinks host Beverly Hallberg is joined by guests who cut through the clutter and bring you the facts.

On this week’s episode, Harris Faulkner joins to discuss her impressive career, share best practices for how she worked her way to the top, and ways to persevere in hard times. She also gives insight on news of the day like the debate on “back to school” and explains what it’s like to record her show from her husband’s man cave.

Harris Faulkner is a multiple Emmy award-winning newscaster, anchor, and trailblazer in her field. She currently helms two daily daytime programs – Outnumbered Overtime with Harris Faulkner and serves as the co-host of Outnumbered. Harris has received six Emmy Awards for her successful work in broadcast. She is the author of “9 Rules of Engagement: A Military Brat’s Guide to Life and Success. Outside of her work as a journalist and a writer, Harris is a motivational speaker and philanthropist.

On this pop-up episode Julie Gunlock, director of Independent Women’s Forum’s center for progress and innovation, talks with Laura Fuentes about the topic of schools that are still providing school meals to kids during the Covid shutdowns. This puts school personnel at risk and removes the parent as the main provider of food to kids. During a pandemic, schools should be allowed to fully shut down. For food needs, more money can be provided through increases in already existing food assistance programs. This will help parents purchase needed food for their families while keeping school officials safe and more people home.

She Thinks is a podcast for women (and men) who are sick of the spin in today’s news cycle and are seeking the truth. Once a week, every week, She Thinks host Beverly Hallberg is joined by guests who cut through the clutter and bring you the facts.

Veronique de Rugy joins this week’s episode to discuss the national debt, which totals over $26 trillion dollars. As Congress debates more COVID-19 funding packages, we consider the future of our country with an ever-increasing debt and what it will take for Washington to control spending and stick to a budget.

Veronique de Rugy is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a nationally syndicated columnist. Her primary research interests include the US economy, the federal budget, homeland security, taxation, tax competition, and financial privacy. Her charts, articles, and commentary have been featured in a wide range of media outlets, including Bloomberg, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN and Fox News. In 2015, she was named in Politico Magazine’s Guide to the Top 50 thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American Politics.

In this pop-up episode, Independent Women’s Law Center Director Jennifer Braceras and Independent Women’s Forum Senior Policy Analyst Inez Stepman discuss the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Bostock v. Clayton Cty, how the Court twisted itself into a pretzel to achieve the outcome, and what the ruling means for women’s sports and the Equal Rights Amendment.

She Thinks is a podcast for women (and men) who are sick of the spin in today’s news cycle and are seeking the truth. Once a week, every week, She Thinks host Beverly Hallberg is joined by guests who cut through the clutter and bring you the facts.

Inez Stepman joins to discuss this month’s policy focus: The Impact of COVID-19 on our Education System. With so much uncertainty around schools reopening, we discuss the effectiveness of online learning—have public schools successfully adapted, what can we expect as we approach the typical back-to-school-season, and have we been presented with an opportunity to view educational choice and parental involvement as a posture that’s likely to remain.

Inez Stepman is a senior policy analyst at Independent Women’s Forum. Her research focuses on educational freedom, school choice, and the cultural impact of empowering parents with control over their children’s education. Her thoughts on education policy have been published in numerous outlets, such as Washington Examiner, The Hill, and others, and she frequently testifies as an expert in state legislatures across the country. She also is a senior contributor to The Federalist, where she writes on subjects ranging from feminism to fashion, and the Thursday editor of BRIGHT, a women’s daily newsletter.

Yasmine Mohammed, a Canadian human rights activist, joins to share her personal story of an arranged marriage to a member of Al-Queda and the trauma she faced as a result. She’ll also shed light on the many challenges women in Islamic majority countries face today and what we can do to advance the basic human rights that all women deserve.

Yasmine Mohammed advocates for the rights of women living within Islamic majority countries, as well as those who struggle under religious fundamentalism. She is also the founder of Free Hearts Free Minds, an organization that provides psychological support for freethinkers living within Muslim majority countries- where the state sanctioned punishment for leaving Islam is death. Her book, Unveiled, is a memoir that recalls her experiences growing up in a fundamentalist Islamic household and her arranged marriage to a member of Al-Qaeda. In it, she sheds light on the religious trauma that so many women still today are unable to discuss.

On this week’s podcast, Bryan Soukup covers the topic of occupational licensing and how burdensome regulations have impacted the industry of interior design. We also discuss how the emergence of COVID-19 has changed the way interior designers do their job.

Bryan is the Vice President of Government and Public Affairs for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). He leads the Society’s strategic efforts to advocate for the interior design profession from a legislative, regulatory, and policy perspective before the federal and state governments. He is the Society’s sole registered federal lobbyist and chief advocate at the state and local levels. Previously, Soukup worked in law, politics, and government relations. He has worked on statewide political campaigns in Tennessee, has been the chief legislative advocate for a variety of national organizations and charities, and is an internationally published author on several law and policy subjects.

On this week’s episode, we discuss the litigation that is ever increasing in the election law field. With November 3rdjust five months away, it’s the perfect time to learn about effective ballot management and how to prevent election interference.

Jessica Furst Johnson is Of Counsel at Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky PLLC, focusing her practice on political committees, campaign finance and election law, lobbying and ethics compliance, and tax-exempt organizations. She joins the podcast to explain what we need to consider as election day approaches.