Whoa, what?
  • Kathleen
21 episodes
The podcast that brings people together to talk about who they are and what policy issues or topics affect their present reality and their future!

Episodes

Are Anti-Poverty Policies Also Pro-Mobility Policies?
2021 Apr 257m 5s
In this episode of 'Whoa, What' I look at the potential impacts of President Biden's stimulus relief package on childhood poverty rates.  President Biden has introduced a new child tax credit, or code, which distributes 'child allowances' to low and middle-income families. The benefits of this policy are great.However, concerns arise of whether anti-poverty policies equate to anti or pro-mobility policies, a topic I cover in the later half of the episode!As always, thank you for listening, and please do not forget to rate, review and subscribe!
How Qualified Immunity Perpetuates Systemic Racism
2021 Apr 1810m 22s
In this episode of 'Whoa, What' I define qualified immunity, the societal legal implications, its racist history, and contemporary impact on dialogues regarding police reform and abolition.  As always, thank you for listening, and please do not forget to rate, review, and subscribe!
Why April is A Crucial Climate Policy Month
2021 Apr 114m 46s
In this episode of 'Whoa, What' I describe the impact the month of April could have on climate change policy, the proposed emissions deduction in President Biden's infrastructure bill, and more!  As always, thank you for listening, and please do not forget to rate, review, and subscribe!
Anti-Transgender Policy Landscape
2021 Apr 046m 27s
In today's episode of 'Whoa, What' I discuss the current landscape of transgender policy and what we can all do to support the transgender community!  Following International Trans Day of Visibility, awareness of policies that threaten the safety of transgender individuals is necessary and ongoing support, as well as cultural competency, is crucial. As always, thank you for listening, and please don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!
Sexual Harassment Policy
2021 Mar 078m 55s
In this episode of "Whoa, What?" I dive into the history of sexual harassment policies and the vague and indirect language of such. Thank you for listening, and as always, please do not forget to rate, review, and subscribe!
COVID-19's Impact on Gender Inequality
2021 Feb 286m 32s
Welcome back to Whoa, What!  In today's episode, I discuss how COVID-19 has impacted America's workforce, specifically as it pertains to the gender gap and disproportionate effects on women! Thank you for listening! Please do not forget to rate, review, and subscribe!
Immigration Reform: The Term "Alien"
2021 Feb 213m 53s
In this episode, I succinctly discuss the potential shift of the use of the term "alien" in regard to immigration law, documents, and code.  President Biden is working to change the use of the term "alien" to "noncitizen" just as California, Colorado, and New York City have already worked to accomplish in his proposed immigration reform bill.I hope you enjoy this quick and informative episode! Thank you for listening!
Visibility & Representation in Hollywood (Feat. Blake Kevin Dwyer)
2021 Feb 0726m 18s
Welcome back to Whoa, What! In this episode, I am joined by Blake Kevin Dwyer, an actor, musical artist, and all-around wonderful human. Plus, he's the genius behind the Whoa, What intro music!  With the Golden Globes quickly approaching, we discuss the importance of LGBTQ+ representation and visibility in Hollywood (tv, movies, music, etc.) and what everyday busy people can do to advocate for greater inclusivity.Our dialogue is packed with thought-provoking topics, issues, and stories!Thank you for listening, and as always, please don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!
Why You Should Care About School Choice Week
2021 Jan 319m 30s
What is school choice week and why should you care about it? In today's episode we cover school choice week, the bills in play right now that could affect the public school system for years to come, and how it can affect all of us, as well as our neighborhoods! Thank you for listening, and as always, please don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!
Mental Health in Sports & COVID-19 (feat. Ariana DiPreta)
2021 Jan 2430m 15s
We are joined today by a very special guest, Ariana DiPreta! We discuss mental health in sports and fitness and the overlooked injuries of mental predispositions and symptoms. We discuss actionable steps to combat the stigma and taboo-nature of mental health and work towards a more equitable future in regards to mental health access, funding, and policy!  Thank you as always for listening, and please do not forget to rate, review, and subscribe!