On Sunday night, a gunman in a Las Vegas hotel room opened fire on the crowd at a music festival leaving at least 58 dead and hundreds injured. The shooting is being called the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history-- surpassing the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016. To discuss the ongoing debate over gun control, we SPOTLIGHT Erika Soto Lamb. Erika is the Chief Communications Officer for Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than three million supporters including moms, mayors, survivors and everyday Americans who are fighting for public safety measures that respect the Second Amendment and protect people from gun violence. Media includes: MSNBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post.
Michelle and Kevin Douglas Professor of International Studies
Dept of Political Science, Stanford University
For interviews on the Catalan referendum.
Catalonia recently voted in a referendum that would decide whether it would gain independence from Spain. To discuss the violence that occurred as the vote happened and what the results could mean, we FEATURE Anna Grzymala-Busse. Anna is the Weiser Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. She is an expert on religion and politics, post-communist politics, party competition and elections in Europe, and corruption. Media includes: PRI, Irish Radio, Radio France, New Republic, The Irish Times, The Guardian, Chronicle of Higher Education, Current History.
Senior Lecturer: Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; Author: Health Communication: From Theory to Practice
Founding President: Health Equity Initiative; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Communication in Healthcare
For interviews on Puerto Rico.
As Puerto Rico struggles to stave off a humanitarian crisis following Hurricane Maria, we FEATURE Renata Schiavo, PhD, MA. Renata is a public health, global health, healthcare, social innovation, and health communication specialist with more than 20 years of experience in a variety of settings, including the United States and several countries in Europe, Latin America and Africa. She is Founding President of Health Equity Initiative, a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to building and sustaining a global community that engages across sectors and disciplines to advance health equity. Media includes: The Signal, Folha de Sao Paulo, Journal of Communication in Healthcare, The Nation's Health, Bloomberg News, Sisgi Group.
For interviews on the Supreme Court being back in session.
The Supreme Court is back in session and, this Tuesday, they will be hearing arguments for a Wisconsin case that could make gerrymandering unconstitutional-- a decision that could change political maps in dozens of states. To discuss this further, we FEATURE Liz Kennedy. Liz is the Director of Democracy and Government Reform at American Progress. Previously, she served as counsel and campaign strategist at Demos, working on voting rights, money in politics, and corporate accountability. She worked to expand political participation by eliminating barriers to voting and empowering voters. Media includes: MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Al Jazeera, CBS Drivetime News Radio, CNN.
Senior Advisor for Asia and Director, China Power Project
Center for Strategic and International Studies
For interviews on North Korea.
As the conflict with North Korea continues, we FEATURE Bonnie Glaser. Bonnie is a senior adviser for Asia and the director of the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where she works on issues related to Asia-Pacific security with a focus on Chinese foreign and security policy. Ms. Glaser has worked for more than three decades at the intersection of Asia-Pacific geopolitics and U.S. policy. Media includes: CNN, BBC (Radio & TV), ABC, CBS, PBS, NPR, ABC (Australian Broadcast Corporation).
For interviews on the biological clock Nobel Prize winners.
Scientists Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in medicine for their research on biological clocks and how they govern human life. To discuss this further, we FEATURE Dr. Sylvia Morris. Dr. Morris is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. Dr. Morris’s goal is to utilize media to improve our nation’s public health by combining her training in Internal Medicine, Holistic Medicine and Public Health. Media includes: CNN International, Weather Channel, Health Professions Radio, Atlanta Fox 5 News.
A new law in France dictates that images of models that have been doctored must be labelled to let viewers know that the image was retouched. This is an effort to fight against unrealistic body standards and we FEATURE Michelle Elman. Michelle is a 5 board accredited life coach that specializes in body confidence. Her campaign Scarred Not Scared has earned her a collective following of over 110k people on Instagram (@ScarredNotScared and @BodyPositiveMemes) sharing her advice and wisdom to help people embrace their bodies. She uses her psychology degree and her qualifications as a Master Practitioner of NLP, Hypnotherapy, Time Line Therapy and NLP Coaching to provide her expert opinion. Media includes: BBC, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Fox News, the Today Show.
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