Experts on the California wildfires, North Korean hackers, Harvey Weinstein, white supremacists, the EPA, Jemele Hill, and Israel
This week WMC SheSource features experts on the wildfires that have ravaged California's wine country; reports that North Korean hackers have stolen important military documents from South Korea; Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual harassment; the black man being charged after he was beaten by white supremacists in Charlottesville; the Environmental Protection Agency announcing it will repeal President Obama's policy to reduce carbon emissions; ESPN's suspension of host Jemele Hill who suggested on Twitter that fans boycott Cowboys' advertisers after owner Jerry Jones promised to bench players who do not stand for the National Anthem; and Israel approving plans to build settlements in the West Bank.
Massive wildfires are currently ravaging in Northern California. Seventeen people have already been killed and it has been called one of the deadliest wildfires for the area in recent history. To discuss the ongoing story, we SPOTLIGHT Rossana G. D'Antonio. Rossana is an Assistant Deputy Director for Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, the largest department of public works in the nation. She is responsible for directing the technical design of all public infrastructure facilities including highway, flood control and bridge structures. Media includes: Pasadena Now 92.3 FM, The Beat Radio Show, The Women's Eye, Annual Women's Leadership Conference Series.
With reports that hackers from North Korea may have stolen important military documents from South Korea-- documents that may compromise U.S. security-- we FEATURE Yuki Tatsumi. Yuki was appointed senior associate of the East Asia program at the Stimson Center in September 2008 after serving as a research fellow since 2004. Before joining Stimson, Tatsumi worked as a research associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and as the special assistant for political affairs at the Embassy of Japan in Washington. Media includes: The New York Times, PBS Newshour, Al Jazeera, The Japan Times.
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Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is facing allegations of sexual harassment following an investigation by The New York Times entitled "Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades." To discuss sexual harassment in the workplace, we FEATURE Susan Antilla. Susan is a financial columnist who writes about securities regulation, issues affecting the average investor and about gender discrimination. Antilla is author of “Tales From the Boom-Boom Room: The Landmark Legal Battles That Exposed Wall Street’s Shocking Culture of Sexual Harassment,” which was honored as “Best Book of the Year” by the Connecticut Press Club. Media includes: Today Show, NPR, Bloomberg, The New York Times.
For more experts on sexual harassment, take a look at our list on the topic.
A black man was recently beaten up by white supremacists in a parking lot in Charlottesville and now faces felony charges related to the event. To discuss, we FEATURE Chantá Parker. Chantá is the Special Counsel for New Initiatives at the Innocence Project. In this position, she directs the development of strategies by using the unique lens of innocence to address three main problems: the growing crisis in indigent defense, racial bias in the criminal justice system, and how this massive system forces many people, including the innocent, to plead guilty to misdemeanors. Media includes: New Orleans Times-Picayune, National Association of Public Defenders Blog, The Legal Aid Society.
With the Environmental Protection Agency announcing that it will repeal President Obama's policy to reduce carbon emissions, we FEATURE Dr. Vivian E. Thomson. Dr. Thomson is an environmental policy expert with 30 years of practical and academic experience at the local, state, national, and international levels. She was Professor in the Departments of Environmental Sciences and Politics at the University of Virginia from 2010-2017 and was Vice Chair and Member of the Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board (appointed by Governors Mark Warner and Tim Kaine), 2002-2010. Media includes: The Washington Post, American Public Media's Marketplace, WAMU (American University), WLRN (Miami), WINA (Charlottesville).
Jemele Hill, who is the host of ESPN's “SportsCenter,” received a two-week suspension after suggesting on Twitter that fans boycott Cowboys advertisers after owner Jerry Jones promised to bench player who do not stand for the National Anthem. To discuss, we FEATURE Shireen Ahmed. Shireen is a sports activist, a freelance writer and a dynamic public speaker who focuses on Muslim women, and the intersections of racism and misogyny in sports. Media includes: Sirius XM Radio, CBC Radio, Sports Illustrated, PRI's The World, The Guardian.
With Israel approving plans to build thousands of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, we FEATURE Naomi Chazan. Naomi is Dean of the School of Government and Society at the Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo and spent the year 2004-2005 as the Wilhelm Fellow at the Center for International Studies at MIT. She completed three terms as a Member of Knesset on behalf of the Meretz (Democratic Israel) party in February, 2003. During her parliamentary career (l992-2003) she served as Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, and as a member of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee (concentrating on issues of the peace process and Israel’s foreign relations), the Economics Committee, the House (Knesset) Committee, the Education Committee, and the Committee on the Status of Women. Media includes: The Jerusalem Post, Israel Broadcasting.
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