For interviews on the Camp Fire in northern California.
The Camp Fire in northern California has been named the deadliest and costliest fire in California history-- the death toll has risen to 79 people and the number of people still unaccounted for is nearly 700. To discuss, we SPOTLIGHT Donna R. Childs. Childs is the founder and chief executive officer of Prisere LLC, recognized in the 2011 GEW 50, the 50 most innovative start-ups of the year selected by the Kauffman Foundation for recognition during Global Entrepreneurship Week. Prisere LLC builds capacity for climate and disaster risk resilience. Childs also serves as the risk partnership advisor to the Climate Change Group within the World Bank's Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery. Media includes: Wall Street Journal, Fox, The New York Times, The Economist, The San Francisco Chronicle.
The White House has given CNN journalist Jim Acosta's press pass back following an order from a federal judge. To discuss, we FEATURE Lisa Graves. Graves, Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy, has served as a senior advisor in all three branches of the federal government and other posts. She has also worked as a leading strategist on civil liberties advocacy in the area of national security and as an adjunct law professor at one of the top law schools in the country. Media includes: CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNBC, BBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post.
Co-Founder/Policy and Program Development Director
Nueva Vista Group/Berkley School of Law
For interviews on asylum access at the U.S.-Mexico border.
A federal judge has blocked President Trump from denying asylum access to immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. To discuss, we FEATURE Maria Echaveste. Echaveste is the Policy and Program Development Director at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy. From 1998 to 2001, she served as assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff to President Bill Clinton. Among her responsibilities in this role was overseeing issues relating to Mexico and Latin America. Echaveste is also a non-resident fellow of the Center for American Progress working on issues such as immigration, civil rights, education and Latin America. Extensive media experience.
Partner at a Washington, D.C. law firm; former Chief Privacy Officer of the U.S. Department of Justice
Jenner & Block LLP
For interviews on Ivanka Trump's emailsl.
A White House review has found that Ivanka Trump conducted government business through a personal email account in 2017. The finding has prompted calls of hypocrisy as President Trump used Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server against her during the 2016 presidential election. To discuss, we FEATURE Nancy Libin. Libin is a partner at Jenner & Block LLP, a Washington, D.C. law firm, where she focuses on privacy law, cybersecurity, and related technology policy issues. She previously served as the Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer of the U.S. Department of Justice, where her portfolio focused on the intersection of privacy, technology, national security, and law enforcement. Media includes: CNN, PBS, ABC, NPR.
For interviews on Stacey Abrams challenging voter suppression.
Stacey Abrams has conceded to Brian Kemp in the Georgia gubernatorial election, stating that his winning was legal but not legitimate due to voter suppression. To discuss, we FEATURE Kat Calvin. Calvin is the founder of Spread The Vote. A lawyer and social entrepreneur, Kat started STV after observing the results of local, state, and national elections without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act, and especially the many new voter ID laws that prevented millions of Americans from voting. Media includes: PBS, BET, Al Jazeera, Fast Company.
Professor and the Robert B. Daugherty Endowed Chair in Business Ethics and Society/ CEO and Executive Director
Creighton University Heider College of Business/ Business Ethics Alliance
For interviews on Nissan and Carlos Ghosn.
The Nissan board will meet to discuss the fate of chairman Carlos Ghosn, who was arrested this week in Japan following financial misconduct allegations. To discuss, we FEATURE Beverly Kracher. Kracher is one of the country’s leading experts on business ethics. Her areas of expertise include city-level business ethics, international business ethics, ethics and society, ethical leadership, ethical blind spots, online trust and online business protests. Kracher holds the Robert B. Daugherty Endowed Chair in Business Ethics and Society at Creighton University Heider College of Business. She is also the CEO and executive director of the Omaha Business Ethics Alliance where she delivers city-level ethics education to businesses. Media includes: CNBC, Omaha World Herald, Omaha Magazine.
Facebook is currently facing another scandal following an investigation by The New York Times that showed the tech company mishandled its previous scandals and is now facing backlash from the public. To discuss, we FEATURE Sarah Granger. Granger is the founder of the Center for Technology, Media & Society, which is dedicated to educating, informing and connecting stakeholders around converging topics like transparent e-government, high-tech workplace flexibility, and gender bias online. She is a Fellow at the Truman National Security Project and formerly served as co-chair of their cybersecurity expert group. Media includes: ABC, CBS, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Forbes.
Representative-elect Ilhan Omar, one of the first Muslim women to be in Congress, is seeking to change the rules of no hats in Congress to allow exceptions for religious headwear. To discuss, we FEATURE Rabiah Ahmed. Ahmed is the former Media and Public Affairs Director for the Muslim Public Affairs Council where she focused on generating awareness of MPAC's policy positions as well as strategic communications for the larger American Muslim community. Today, she is CEO of Mirza Public Relations: a strategic communications firm that specializes in media relations, marketing, multimedia production, and event management. A media professional with more than 15 years of communications experience, Rabiah has worked extensively on public perceptions of Islam and Muslims. Media includes: BBC, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, GEO, Al-Arabiya, NPR.
Native American Community Board/Native American Women's Health Resource Center
For interviews on forced sterilization of indigenous women in Canada.
Indigenous women are filing a class-action lawsuit against health officials in Canada who are accused of forcefully sterilizing them when they go to hospital to give birth. To discuss, we FEATURE Charon Asetoyer. Asetoyer, a Native American women's health activist, holds a Masters of International Administration and Management. She is the CEO and Founder of the Native American Community Board (1985) and the Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center (1988) on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. The Resource Center addresses issues of reproductive justice, violence against women, and environmental justice. Media includes: NPR, Jezebel, The New York Times, CNN.
Associate Professor of Law & Public Health, Director of Veterans Advocacy Clinic
West Virginia University College of Law & School of Public Health
For interviews on CVS, Walgreens, and the opioid crisis.
CVS and Walgreens are being added to a state-court lawsuit in Florida that has been filed against OxyContin maker and other opioid distributors for contributing to the state's opioid cirsis. To discuss, we FEATURE Jennifer D. Oliva. Oliva is an Associate Professor at West Virginia University in the College of Law and School of Public Health. In the College of Law, she teaches evidence and public health law courses and directs the WVU Veterans Advocacy Clinic. Oliva specializes in public health law, public health policing, rural access to health care issues, substance abuse, behavioral health, and Medicaid. Media includes: The Conversation, The Oxford Human Rights Hub, and Appalachian Justice Initiative.
Postdoctoral Fellow / Assistant Professor (Fall 2016)
For interviews on Thanksgivingk.
Thanksgiving is Thursday, it is important to know the history behind it. To discuss, we FEATURE Adrienne Jacqueline Keene. Keene is a Native scholar, writer, and blogger and is passionate about reframing how the world sees contemporary Native cultures. She is the creator and author of Native Appropriations, a blog discussing cultural appropriation and stereotypes of Native peoples in fashion, film, music, and other forms of pop culture. She is currently an Assistant Professor of American and Ethnic Studies at Brown University. Media includes: The New York Times, NPR, CNN, Time, The Washington Post.