Sharon Says So Podcast
Show Notes

Episode 167: The Economic Cost of Racism with Heather McGhee podcast Aug 12, 2022

In this episode, Sharon is joined by economic policy expert and author Heather McGhee. McGhee began her career as an economist but when she took a trip across the country and back, she began to ask herself, “Why can’t we have nice things?” We’re not talking about robot...

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Episode 166: Beyond the Squeaky Clean Reputation Aug 12, 2022

Today, on Sharon Says So, Sharon talks about one of the most famous American historical figures: Benjamin Franklin. The history books are not wrong about the incredible accomplishments Benjamin Franklin made during his lifetime. He was a man with an unparalleled mind and an electric personality....

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Episode 165: From Paris With Love: Abigail Adams Travels Abroad podcast Aug 08, 2022

Today, on Sharon Says So, we revisit a favorite first lady, Abigail Adams. Follow along as Abigail travels across the Atlantic, adventuring in Paris and France with her husband, John Adams. The power couple ultimately lands back in Boston only to move again into new roles, as President and First...

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Episode 164: A Tale of Two Theodosias and a Well-Kept Secret podcast Aug 05, 2022

On today’s episode of Sharon Says So, Sharon takes us deep into the lives of the women who greatly influenced the same man: Aaron Burr. Theirs are stories of great minds, insatiable appetites for knowledge, grief in motherhood, and untimely tragedy. Listen in as Sharon turns over the...

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Episode 163: The Hidden Life of Martha Washington podcast Aug 05, 2022

Over the next several weeks Sharon will be sharing stories about the lives of American first ladies and the different ways in which they have influenced their families, the presidency, and the whole of the nation.

During her lifetime, Martha was never given the title of First Lady as we know it....

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Episode 161: Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 16 podcast Jul 29, 2022

On our second to last episode in our series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, We learn about the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and the commission born of it. For two years, the United States Commission on Civil Rights researched and released a 600+ page report about the state of voting rights in...

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Episode 160: Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 15 Jul 27, 2022

On today’s episode in our special series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, we learn about the women who gave the movement its backbone. Listen in as Sharon speaks about the Queen of the Civil Rights Movement, Septima Poinsette Clark, and another woman, Bernice Robinson, who, together,...

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Episode 159: Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 14 podcast Jul 25, 2022

On today’s episode in our special series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, Sharon talks about some of the most important components of a successful movement: money and reputation. Movements take a lot of financial support and many of the organizers worked day jobs with humble salaries....

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Episode158: Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 13 podcast Jul 23, 2022

On today’s episode in our special series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, Sharon tackles the vast topic of religion within the Civil RIghts Movement. During the Civil Rights Movement, religion was used as a tool of oppression and an excuse for many white people, especially in the...

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Episode 157. Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 12 podcast Jul 20, 2022

Today in our special series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, Sharon rewinds and takes us back to the origin story of a life lost far too soon due to a brutal and racist attack: the murder of Emmett Till in 1955. What began with a young boy who desired to connect with family and learn where...

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Episode 156: Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 11 podcast Jul 18, 2022

Today in our special series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, Sharon talks about the rising popularity of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and how, with greater visibility comes greater threat. We follow Dr. King as he and his comrades persevere through bombings, arrests, scathing rumors,...

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Episode 155: Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 10 podcast Jul 15, 2022

Today in our special series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, Sharon begins with a woman who is surely familiar to anyone who has received a crash course on the Civil Rights movement in America: Rosa Parks. While Rosa Parks earned her position in history, this story does not begin with a...

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