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Episode 148: Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 3 podcast Jun 27, 2022

On today’s episode of our special series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, Sharon guides us to a lawsuit years in the making, that shaped America. While some of the names tied with the milestone have been all but lost to history, you will hear many of those uncredited names mentioned...

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Episode 147: Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 2 podcast Jun 24, 2022

On today’s episode of our special series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, Sharon continues the story of young Thurgood Marshall as he travels to rural Tennessee on behalf of the NAACP and finds himself on the wrong side of trumped up charges and an angry mob. We also reconnect with...

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Episode 146: Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 1 podcast Jun 22, 2022

Welcome to the first episode of our new special series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s. Today, Sharon introduces us to a few key people who became the driving force behind early Civil Rights activism. We meet a young man named Thuroughgood–a bit of a troublemaker who put his curiosity...

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Episode 145: The Immoral Choices of Rogues with Patrick Radden Keefe podcast Jun 20, 2022

In this episode, Sharon is joined by writer and author Patrick Radden Keefe, whose new book, Rogues, tells twelve stories of people with big personalities–the grifters, the rebels, the crooks, the crime families, and the people who don’t play by the rules. Patrick talks about how he...

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Episode 144: Legislating at the State Level with Representative Jen Schultz podcast Jun 17, 2022

In this episode, Sharon talks to Minnesota State Legislator Jen Schultz. Jen is currently running for Congress, and is also an educator who has taught economics at the University of Minnesota Duluth for about twenty years. Rep Schultz talks about the ins and outs of working in state government:...

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Episode 143: The Power of Community, Micro Actions, and Boundaries with Jenna Kutcher podcast Jun 15, 2022

In today’s episode, Jenna Kutcher sits down to talk with Sharon about the release of her first book, How Are You, Really?: Living Your Truth One Answer at a Time and how she wrote the manuscript in secret, doing it on her own terms. Jenna loved the refining process with her book,...

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Episode 142: Why We Love the Things We Love with Aaron Ahuvia podcast Jun 13, 2022

In this episode, Sharon spends time speaking with Dr. Aaron Ahuvia, who is an expert on a specific kind of love: our love of things–things like places, objects, brands, and activities. The things we love tend to be part of our own identity: perhaps a part of our childhood, or something we...

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Episode 141: The History of Gerrymandering with Nick Seabrook podcast Jun 10, 2022

In this episode, Sharon chats with Professor Nick Seabrook, who has written a new book, One Person, One Vote, that details the long history of gerrymandering in the United States. While gerrymandering predates our country, Professor Seabrook argues that it’s a bigger problem today than it...

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Episode 140: A Dream Twenty-Three Years in the Making with Tabitha Brown podcast Jun 08, 2022

In this episode, Sharon sits down with America’s favorite mom, Tabitha Brown. Tabitha talks about how grateful she is that fame and opportunity came at a time in her life when she was ready for it: when she knew what she wanted, and was able to have the patience to do the things that make...

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Episode 139: The Importance of Preserving Democracy with Senator Mitt Romney podcast Jun 06, 2022

In today’s episode, Sharon talks with listeners’ most-requested guest, Senator Mitt Romney. A current Senator of Utah, Romney has a long history of public service, and chats candidly with Sharon about his unique personal history with business and politics, as well as advice his...

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Episode 138: Respect is Contagious: Restorative Justice with Judge Victoria Pratt podcast Jun 03, 2022

In this episode, Sharon has a conversation with Judge Victoria Pratt, who’s new book, The Power of Dignity, looks at the ways in which respect in the justice system needs to go both ways. She shares her belief that we have a moral and professional obligation to look our for our neighbors;...

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Episode 137: How to Ensure the Stories of our Lives Don’t Stink with Donald Miller podcast Jun 01, 2022

In this episode, Sharon talks with Donald Miller, entrepreneur, podcast host, and bestselling author, about the stories in our lives and how we live them. Our stories stink. When we fill our free time with passive consumption, we’re left with a narrative void that doesn’t enrich our...

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