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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Kendra Brooks. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Kendra Brooks, often where they are interviewed.

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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Kendra Brooks. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Kendra Brooks, often where they are interviewed.

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Court Radio: Councilwoman At-Large Kendra Brooks

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On this episode of Court Radio, Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer speaks with newly-elected Councilwoman At-Large Kendra Brooks about the most urgent issues facing Philadelphia.

The post Court Radio: Councilwoman At-Large Kendra Brooks first appeared on MyPhillyLawyer.

Jul 19 2020 · 59mins
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Councilmember Kendra Brooks: The First Minority Party At-Large Victory in History

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After serving families with disabilities at Easterseals for 17 years, state budget cuts left Kendra Brooks without a job. While she searched for a new one, she became a parent leader of her children's public school in the neighborhood of Nicetown.

When a local charter school made a bid to take over, she organized the school's parents to make their voices heard. This fight lead to national media attention, and gave Kendra a taste of what victory on behalf of her community feels like.

She had "taken the pill from The Matrix," and in 2019 ran for a Philadelphia City Council at-large seat. She campaigned as a member of the Working Families Party. Winning that election would mean that she would be the first at-large city councilmember in history to represent a party other than Democrat or Republican.

It would also mean that her and her family's life would be changed forever.


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May 06 2020 · 45mins

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S2 E15: Kendra Brooks, Philadelphia's Ultimate 'Party' Crasher, on What She Plans to Change in the City, What Songs She Sings at Karaoke

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City Councilwoman At-Large Kendra Brooks did something that essentially hadn't been done in 100 years in Philadelphia - win her seat while not being a member of the two major political parties. I met Brooks at her new office during her first week at City Hall. The Working Families Party member was asking staff to fix a light bulb in the hallway. It mattered because Brooks plans to make it a habit of arriving early and staying late at her office, when most other lights are out.
We spent nearly an hour talking about what needs to be changed about Philadelphia, what has changed about Philadelphia and about her background as a mother, a life-long Philadelphia resident and working woman.
Recorded at Philadelphia City Hall, Room 411, on January 9, 2020.
In this podcast:
The history behind Brooks' new office (1:46), how she was able to win her election against all odds (2:15), if she ever believed she would actually win (2:42), how she managed to earn more votes than the GOP candidate for mayor (3:30), what the Working Families Party stands for (4:20), if WFP might have had its beginnings with the Occupy Wall Street movement (5:20), how she still lives in Nicetown, the neighborhood she grew up in (6:05), juggling single motherhood with a professional and political career (6:35), what songs she likes to sing on Karaoke night (7:45), how she makes tough choices in balancing her family and career (9:00), when she decided to enter politics and how Facebook played a part (10:30), how to reverse the city's ongoing problem with violence, especially against children (11:24), why she is shocked to ride the subway these days (14:00), how to convince people to invest in struggling communities for the long term (15:07), why she thinks Philadelphia can still be choosy when trying to attract new businesses, courting Amazon (17:20), if the city should have used public funds to help build new sports stadiums (19:00), why ending tax abatements is number one on her priorities list (20:30), if it is healthy for a city to be controlled by only one political party (23:20), what she thought when party chairman Bob Brady threatened people to not support her candidacy (24:40), if WFP can win broader appeal (26:04), why she favors rent control even though it has seen negative effects in New York City (27:45), if public schools are better off without the School Reform Commission (30:18), why she wants a moratorium on charter schools (33:50), how to avoid having to raise real estate taxes to fully fund public schools (35:05), if she has 'super' wealthy friends and if it is okay to amass millions upon millions of dollars (35:25), why she believes the capital gains tax gives the wealthy an advantage (36:45), why she believes wealth should be redistributed (37:10), if everyone should make the same amount of money (37:48), the idea of a living wage (38:45), her days as a nursing assistant and working long hours (39:20), raising the minimum wage (40:15), what Philadelphia is currently doing right (41:30), her experience at the Pennsylvania Society gathering in New York City (42:34), if she believes we are getting better at respecting other people's differences (46:07), how social media and young people have impacted acceptance (47:20), how Generation X paved the way to more acceptance (48:10), the best things about living in Philadelphia (49:10), her favorite places to visit in the city and the food (50:44), if the cheesesteak gets too much hype (51:40)
Jan 17 2020 · 53mins
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AL DÍA sits down with Kendra Brooks

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Kendra Brooks' victory in November's general election was an upset for the ages in Philadelphia politics. In January, the Working Families Party rep will be the first third-party member of Philadelphia City Council in modern history and has big ideas to tackle the city's many ailments including gentrification, poverty and gun violence. On Nov. 19, she visited AL DÍA to talk these plans along with her unlikely journey to becoming one of Philadelphia's progressive political leaders.

Dec 02 2019 · 40mins

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Court Radio: Kendra Brooks Philadelphia Council Woman Elect

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Attorney Dean Weitzman invites Philadelphia Council Woman Elect, Kendra Brooks. They discuss the “Working Family Party” and issues working class families face. 

The post Court Radio: Kendra Brooks Philadelphia Council Woman Elect first appeared on MyPhillyLawyer.

Nov 10 2019 · 1hr
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Flashpoint: PA chooses #marsyslaw, but a lawsuit blocks it, Kendra Brooks & NJ vet center

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Host and KYW Newsradio community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the Marsy's Law amendment to the Pennsylvania constitution. On Election Day, Pennsylvania voted add the victims bill of rights statute to the state consititution. ACLU of PA legislative director Liz Randol joins Michael Coard, a criminal defense attorney and columnist, Jennifer Storm, victim advocate for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and LaQuisha Anthony a suvivor and victim's right advocate for this heated discussion.

The newsmaker of the week is Philadelphia City Councilperson elect Kendra Brooks.

The Changemaker of the week is the Carlton R. Rouh Veterans Center; Senior Director for Community Relations of Spectra Care Foundation, Kathleen Van Stine is guest.
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Nov 10 2019 · 48mins
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Ms. Huhta Interviewed by Kendra Brooks and Kobe Mauldin

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Ms. Huhta Interviewed by Kendra Brooks and Kobe Mauldin. Ms. Huhta student teaches English with Ms. Sprague. She will be graduating soon from Eastern Michigan University.
Apr 12 2017 · 7mins