For interviews on President Trump and Kim Jong-un meeting.
President Trump and Kim Jong-un met last night in Singapore. It is the first time the two countries' leaders have met. To discuss, we FEATURE Jean H. Lee. Pulitzer-nominated American journalist Jean H. Lee is a Global Fellow with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., an analyst for CNN television and a contributing writer to Esquire magazine and the New York Times. Lee led the Associated Press news agency’s coverage of the Korean Peninsula as bureau chief from 2008 to 2013. In 2011, she became the first American reporter granted extensive access on the ground in North Korea, and in January 2012 opened AP’s Pyongyang bureau, the only Western text/photo news bureau based in the North Korean capital. Media includes: CNN, BBC, PBS NewsHour, NPR, The New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Foreign Policy.
For interviews on domestic violence and gang violence not being grounds for asylum.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday said domestic abuse and gang violence would no longer be considered grounds for seeking asylum in the U.S. To discuss the change in policy, and AG Sessions personally intervening to overturn a court decision to grant asylum to a Salvadorean woman who had been raped and beaten by her husband, we FEATURE Lourdes Guadalupe Martinez. Lourdes is an immigrant originally from Mexico City, a home that she left at the age of 13 to move to Texas with her family. Today, she is the Political Director of Mujeres Unidas y Activas, or MUA, a grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women in the San Francisco Bay Area with a double mission of promoting personal transformation and building community power for social and economic justice. A lawyer, she previously represented immigrant women fleeing gender-based violence at the Tahirih Justice Center in the Washington D.C. area. Lourdes has worked as a contributor with Univision, Telemundo, NBC Bay Area, KQED News and local radio stations in the Bay Area of California.
There was a strong disagreement between President Trump and other world leaders at the G7 meeting in Canada. To discuss the president's rejection of the agreement and the potential fallout, we FEATURE Lori Wallach. Lori is Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch division. Public Citizen, founded in 1971, is a nonprofit citizen research, lobbying and litigation group based in Washington, D.C. Launched by Wallach in 1995, Global Trade Watch is a leader in the global citizen movement for fair trade and investment policy. A Harvard-trained lawyer, Wallach has promoted the public interest regarding globalization and international commercial agreements in every forum: Congress and foreign parliaments, the courts, government agencies, and the media. Media includes: CNN, ABC, CNBC, C-SPAN. Public Citzen, Foreign Policy.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has agreed to take in a boat of 629 migrants that were stranded in the Mediterranean. To discuss the humanitarian efforts, we FEATURE Terri Givens. Terri is a Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her bachelor’s degree in international relations from Stanford University and her doctoral degree in political science from the University of California at Los Angeles. As a scholar, she focuses on the global politics of immigration, European politics, international relations and party politics. She joined The University of Texas at Austin as a government professor in 2003. Her publications include Voting Radical Right in Western Europe, Immigration Policy and Security and Legislating Equality: The Politics of Antidiscrimination Policy in Europe. Media includes: BBC, PBS, NPR.
Traffickers have been using the World Cup as a means to traffick more children-- authorities recently rescued 9 girls and 1 boy from being trafficked from Nigeria into Russia. To discuss, we FEATURE Taina Bien-Aime. Taina is the Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women. CATW is the first and oldest international non-governmental organization dedicated to ending trafficking in women and girls and related forms of commercial sexual exploitation as practices of gender-based violence. Media includes: ABC News, CNN, Bloomberg News, BBC, Salon, Time, The Economist, WNYC.
With the recent high profile suicide deaths by fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, we FEATURE Elizabeth L. Jeglic. Dr. Jeglic is a Professor of Psychology at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. She is an internationally reknowned expert on sexual violence prevention, child abuse prevention, sexual offenders and sex offender legislation as well as suicide and suicide prevention. She has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters on sexual violence prevention and topics related to suicide prevention. Dr. Jeglic sits on the editorial board of the journals Psychology, Public Policy and Law and Archives of Suicidal Behavior. She has received grants from the National Institute of Justice and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to fund her research. Media includes: The New York Times, Fox News.
Net neutrality has ended. To discuss, we FEATURE Allie Bohm. Allie is Policy Counsel at Public Knowledge, focusing on government affairs work in key issue areas including broadband policy, privacy, artificial intelligence, and other tech policy initiatives. Prior to law school, Allie was the Advocacy & Policy Strategist at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) covering state policy nationwide related to speech, privacy, and technology, among other issues. Media includes: New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, NPR, WNYC.
This morning a federal judge will decide whether the government is allowed to block the AT&T Time Warner merger. To discuss this case, we FEATURE Angelique Kaounis. Angelique is Of Counsel in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher where she practices in the Firm’s Litigation Department, with a focus on intellectual property and technology-related issues. Ms. Kaounis is a member of the Firm’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Media and Entertainment, and Intellectual Property Practice Groups. Extensive media experience.
June is LGBTQ Pride Month. We FEATURE Dr. Nadine Nakamura. Dr. Nakamura is an associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of La Verne where she teaches multicultural psychology at the masters and doctoral level. Her research relates to multiculturalism and intersectionality and include immigration, HIV, and ethnic and sexual minority health and mental health, as well as understanding the unique needs of LGBT people of color, LGBT immigrants and asylum seekers, and LGBT international issues. Media includes: CNN, APA Monitor.
June 19th, or Juneteenth, is remembered as the day to celebrate the end of slavery in America. To commemorate, we FEATURE Jenifer R. Daniels, an award-winning brand storyteller and strategist, Jenifer Daniels closed her diverse storytelling startup and returned to her hometown, Detroit, to lead marketing and communications at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Jenifer has delivered talks on branding, strategy, and startups at TEDxCharlotte, CUNY, IABC World Conference, Charlotte Startup Weekend, and Netroots Nation. She has been featured in The New York Times, Mashable, BBC News, and on NPR, HuffPostLive, and SiriusXM.
Marriage and Family Therapist, Board Certified Art Therapist
Private Practice; UCLArt and Healing consultant; Loyola Marymount University faculty
For interviews on Father's Day.
Sunday is Father's Day! To discuss, we FEATURE Erica Curtis, a practitioner, writer, consultant, and educator in the fields of art therapy and marriage and family therapy. A Board Certified Art Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Erica has over 15 years of experience and education in integrative approaches to health and well-being, parenting and family matters, special education, phase of life issues, and mental health issues. Her work uniquely combines scientifically grounded theory and practice with creativity and imagination. Media includes: Boston Globe, PBS, USA Today.
Areas of Expertise: Activism and advocacy, Arts and Culture, Asia, Domestic violence, Education, Fashion, Feminism, Film, Gender-based violence, Intersectionality, Media and Entertainment, Violence against women, Women, Women in STEM, Women's empowerment, Women's issues