Laura Carno joins the podcast to discuss this month’s policy focus: Gun Control Doesn’t Keep Us Safer. We expose the realities of increasing crime across the country, the common misperceptions about gun control, the solutions that have worked, and why public safety should be the first responsibility of elected officials.

 

Dr. Chloe Carmichael joins the podcast this week to help us explore the many benefits of free speech. We know the first amendment is important because it’s a fundamental human right that benefits society as a whole, but did you know that free speech may improve your mental health as well? Dr. Carmichael makes the case that engaging in open dialogue may reduce your anxiety and depression, leading to overall wellness and personal growth.

 

On this week’s episode, Yali Nuñez joins to highlight National Hispanic Heritage Month. We discuss the contributions of the largest minority group in America. We also look at new polling that shows a decline in Hispanic pride in the U.S. due to poor leadership and how the community views the immigration crises at the border.

Yali Nuñez is a visiting fellow at IWF and the former Executive Director of Communications for the City of Hialeah. Before her role as Executive Director, she worked for approximately 4 years as the Director of Hispanic Media and Spokesperson for the Republican National Committee (RNC), giving the Latino community a voice inside the Republican Party. Prior to her work with the RNC, Ms. Nuñez was invited to join as Director of Hispanic Communications for the successful reelection campaign of Senator Marco Rubio. She worked for five years as a journalist for prestigious national and international media outlets, including FOX and Univision.

Brian Riedl joins the podcast this week to help us uncover all of the details inside President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan. We discuss what the plan actually does, what the costs are to you, including whether or not this will make inflation worse, and whether it’s even constitutional.

 

A very brave guest joins the podcast this week—Jennifer. She’s a mom who shares her story and her daughter’s story, and it’s one that has sadly become all too common. It’s the reality of how a young girl who wants to explore her sexuality and identity is then encouraged by classmates, teachers, and school counselors to come out as a boy without parental consent. Doing so has resulted in trauma, including her 11-year-old daughter contemplating cutting and suicide.

Jennifer has taken part in IWF’s “Identity Crisis” video series in hopes that she can help parents who feel lost, confused, and alone as a one-sided media echo chamber repeats the lie that in order to “save” your child, you must affirm your child’s chosen gender identity. So this conversation is to give you, parents, tools and insight so that you can help your own kids.

Mandy Gunasekara joins the podcast to discuss this month’s policy focus: The State Of U.S. Energy—What’s Driving Expensive Gas. With skyrocketing gas prices and the resulting increasing financial strain, we discuss what has gone wrong. Are international forces to blame? Or have the Biden administration policies been the driving force?

 

Chris Fenton joins the podcast to discuss China’s influence in America and how it has evolved over the years. We explore the history of Hollywood and media in the culture and whether or not they can be a force for good. We also discuss the complicated place the U.S. business community finds itself in with the Chinese Communist Party—is it still possible to export American ideals through capitalism, or is that a thing of the past?

 

On this week’s episode, Kristin Tate joins to help us examine the number one problem facing Americans — inflation. We cover the specifics of how we got here, but most importantly what we need to know moving forward. Will the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act” really lower inflation? Will the Federal Reserve continue to raise interest rates? Should we brace ourselves for even harder economic times? What are the right policy steps to lower inflation?

 

Madisan DeBos joins the podcast this week to share her story. She has bravely spoken out against the unfairness she has experienced as she’s been forced to compete against men in female college sports. She has said that women racers can’t compete against trans athletes, but they don’t have a choice.

 

Carrie Lukas joins the podcast to discuss this month’s policy focus: Parents—Not Government—Should Control Child Care. We address the very real need parents face—finding affordable child care—and we explore the ways policymakers can reduce government burdens that make it expensive. It is possible to create an environment that includes diverse, accessible, and affordable child care.

 

On this week’s episode, we explore the idea of the American Dream. Is it still possible? Will your children and grandchildren have the same opportunities as you? Well, Adam Brandon, president of FreedomWorks and co-author of the new book America in Perspective, joins us to say, without hesitation, that America’s best days are ahead. He lays out the challenges we face and why our system of government which allows us to self-correct and self-heal is uniquely able to pave the way forward for the next generation of Americans.

 

Cesar Ybarra joins the podcast this week to help us consider the upcoming midterms and specifically what is motivating Hispanics to get out and vote. We cover the economic and cultural issues that matter most to America’s largest minority group and how both Republicans and Democrats are prioritizing the voter base. Is it still about the economy?

 

On this week’s podcast, David Osborne joins to help us do a deep dive into unions. We discuss the differences between public and private unions as well as fiscal and cultural impacts. We also bring to light some of the dirty tricks that unions play and how we as parents, employees, and citizens can fight back.

 

On this week’s podcast, we have good news for women: you improve with age. Dr. Louann Brizendine’s new book The Upgrade details how the female brain improves in the time of life typically known as menopause. We delve into how hormonal changes can actually help our productivity and why you can look forward to your 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond. That’s right, ladies: your best days are ahead.

 

Carrie Sheffield, senior policy analyst at Independent Women’s Forum, joins She Thinks to discuss how the Left is forcing those with lower incomes toward riskier and more expensive alternative banking options that could push them over the financial edge.

On this week’s episode, Erika Bachiochi joins the podcast to help us take a deep dive look at feminism and consider whether the moral vision that undergirded the movement years ago is the same one that drives today’s modern feminism. We also discuss the development of feminist thought over the years and how a proper view of women’s rights includes a concrete responsibility to others.

 

Kash Patel joins the podcast to discuss his new children’s book The Plot Against the King in which he uses characters such as “King Donald” and “Hillary Queenton” to tell the story behind the Steele Dossier and the Russian collusion narrative. We also discuss his experience as lead investigator into Russiagate as well as his current work in defending conservatives against Big Tech censorship.

Patriot and freedom fighter, Kash Patel is the Founder of the Kash Patel Legal Offense Trust, an organization dedicated to helping individuals who have experienced defamation and silencing from the media and big tech. Mr. Patel is most known for his tenure as the Chief of Staff to the Department of Defense (DOD) under the Trump administration, where his responsibilities included implementing the Secretary’s mission using 3 million plus employees, operating a $740 billion budget, and $2 trillion in assets. He gained notoriety as the lead investigator for the Russigate investigation, where he uncovered illegal attempts to spy on the Trump campaign. Patel also currently serves as the Senior Fellow for National Security and Intelligence for the Center for Renewing America.

Angela Morabito joins the podcast this week to talk Title IX, educational equity, and charter schools. We discuss the Biden administration’s upcoming release of its regulatory proposal on Title IX and what this will mean for due process rights for college students. We also consider how Title IX applies to the transgender issue in women’s sports, which is especially timely as NCAA competitive swimmer Lia Thomas speaks out. We cover the Chicago school district instituting race-based grading as part of a push for educational equity. And finally, we discuss the White House’s efforts to block charter schools from federal funding.

 

Ginny Gentles joins the podcast to discuss this month’s policy focus: Learning Loss. We explore how the lowest-risk demographic — children — have struggled throughout the pandemic because of school closures and remote learning. We discuss the learning loss data, and how this has impacted not only children’s mental health but also their ability to thrive in college and the workforce.

Virginia (Ginny) Gentles is the director of the Education Freedom Center at Independent Women’s Forum and is a contributor to Independent Women’s Network. Ginny is a long-time school choice advocate and former state and federal education policy leader. She served as a senior political appointee in the U.S. Department of Education under President George W. Bush, and her work has appeared in National Review, Newsweek, City Journal, Real Clear Education, and Townhall.

On this week’s special episode, we pause to honor those who served this country and paid the ultimate sacrifice in doing so. Emily Domenech, the co-founder of #TheHonorProject, joins to share about the efforts she and thousands of volunteers take on each year for Memorial Day to remember our fallen. She also explains how you can become a volunteer.