For interviews on white supremacists following Charlottesville.
In light of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, we SPOTLIGHT Kelly J. Baker. Her award-winning book, Gospel According to the Klan: The KKK’s Appeal to Protestant America, 1915-1930 (University Press of Kansas, 2011), is the first to analyze the white religious nationalism of the 1920s Klan and the continued legacy of their particular form of white nationalism today. She’s been researching and writing about white supremacy, white nationalism, racism, and religious intolerance for over 11 years. Kelly is presently the editor ofWomen in Higher Education. Media includes: The New York Times, The Atlantic, Washington Post, The Chronicle for Higher Education, Religion & Politics.
For interviews on Trump pressuring China over alleged trade abuses.
As Trump increases trade pressure on China, we FEATURE Ann Lee. Ann is an internationally recognized leading authority on China’s economic relations and an adjunct professor of economics and finance at New York University. She is also a former visiting professor at Peking University where she taught macroeconomics and financial derivatives. She consults with policymakers from Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the U.S. about U.S.-China relations, international finance and trade, and China’s political economy. Media includes: Huffington Post, CNBC, CBS, Business Week, Newsweek, Institutional Investor, Doubledown Media.
Mike Pence is in Latin America and today met with Venezuelan families who have fled the country because of a rising fear of dictatorship in Venezuela. To discuss, we FEATURE Shannon O'Neil. Shannon is the Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. Her expertise includes U.S.-Latin American relations, trade, energy, and immigration. She also directed CFR’s Independent Task Force on North America: Time for a New Focus, as well as the Independent Task Force on U.S.-Latin America Relations: A New Direction for a New Reality. Media includes: PBS, New York Times, Bloomberg, MSNBC, Univision, CNN, BBC.
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For interviews on Shonda Rhimes moving to Netflix.
Shonda Rhimes, who created TV hits "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" for ABC, has signed with Netflix and we FEATURE April Reign. April is Managing Editor of BroadwayBlack.com and Editor at Large of NU Tribe Magazine. The creator of the viral #OscarsSoWhite, she is an influential and sought-after social media presence, having built an organic following of over 55,000 worldwide. April’s worldwide campaign to increase inclusion of marginalized communities in film helped to usher in the most systemic changes to the Academy in 80 years. Studios and production companies are following suit, taking into consideration Reign’s 10-point plan to increase diversity as reported in the Guardian. Media includes: CNN, Huffington Post, The Guardian, Forbes, News One Now, Today Show, BBC World, Al-Jazeera America.
For interviews on Dinmore's firing following diversity memo at Google.
James Demore was recently fired from Google after sending out a diversity memo stating that men are more suited than women for tech jobs. To discuss the battle that women in tech face, we FEATURE Soraya Chemaly. Soraya is a writer and activist whose work focuses on the role of gender in culture, politics, religion and media. She is the Director of the Women's Media Center Speech Project and organizer of the Safety and Free Speech Coalition, both of which are involved in curbing online abuse, media and tech diversity, and expanding women's freedom of expression. Media includes: The Huffington Post, Fem2.0, Alternet, The Feminist Wire, The Guardian.
With the solar eclipse happening this coming Monday, August 21, we FEATURE Dr. Jane Rigby. Jane has four years' experience at NASA and four prior years' experience at the Carnegie Institution for Science. She uses telescopes on earth and in space to study how galaxies and black holes have evolved over the history of the universe. She is principal investigator on multiple scientific programs using the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the Herschel Space Telescope. Media includes: Nature, Science, TEDx, Physics World, Astrobetter.
Areas of Expertise: Africa, Domestic violence, Gender-based violence, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human rights, Humanitarian, International, Mental health, Poverty, Public health, Science and Technology, Social justice, Violence against women, Women's issues