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Gun Violence (with Shannon Watts, Bria Smith & Dr. Chethan Sathya)

In Fact with Chelsea Clinton

For too long, stigma, politics, and a powerful gun lobby have prevented us from addressing the public health crisis that is gun violence in America.  This week, Chelsea is sitting down with Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, March for Our Lives activist Bria Smith, and pediatric trauma surgeon Dr. Chethan Sathya to discuss what we can do to tackle gun violence, promote firearm injury prevention, and save lives. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

45mins

25 May 2021

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Mom's Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts and U Penn's Dr Brian Rosenwald

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Shannon Watts is a mother of five who, prior to founding Moms Demand Action, was a stay-at-home mom and former communications executive. The day after the Sandy Hook tragedy, Shannon started a Facebook group with the message that all Americans can and should do more to reduce gun violence. The online conversation turned into a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that protect people from gun violence. Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country, with over 6 million supporters. In addition to her work with Moms Demand Action, Watts is an active board member of Emerge America, one of the nation’s leading organizations for recruiting and training women to run for office. Please consider a paid subscription to this daily podcast. Everyday I will interview expert guests,usually 2 or more on a wide range of issues. I will continue to be transparent about my life, issues and vulnerabilities in hopes we can relate, connect and grow together. If you want to add something to the show email me StandUpwithPete@gmail.com Join the Stand Up Community Dr BRIAN ROSENWALD is the author of Talk Radio’s America: How an Industry Took Over a Political Party That Took Over the United States, editor of the Washington Post blog Made by History, and scholar-in-residence at the University of Pennsylvania. From Brian's Website : I am a scholar in residence at the Partnership for Effective Public Administration and Leadership Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania, an instructor at Penn, and author of Talk Radio’s America: How an Industry Took Over a Political Party That Took Over the United States. I serve as the Editor-In-Chief of Made By History, a Washington Post history section, and as a political analyst for NBC10 Philadelphia. Previously, I did the research for the Slate podcast Whistlestop. I work at the intersection of 4 disciplines— history, political science, media studies, and communications. My scholarly interests include Congress, the media, public policy, and the Supreme Court. I also have significant interests in the substance of public policy and in helping scholars to reach a wider audience with their work. I am a passionate and devoted teacher with substantial teaching experience across multiple disciplines. I love to experiment in the classroom with innovative methods and course elements. Please consider a paid subscription to this daily podcast. Everyday I will interview expert guests,usually 2 or more on a wide range of issues. I will continue to be transparent about my life, issues and vulnerabilities in hopes we can relate, connect and grow together. If you want to add something to the show email me StandUpwithPete@gmail.com Join the Stand Up Community Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page Stand Up with Pete FB page

1hr 47mins

25 May 2021

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'A Good Friend with a 100-Foot Yacht': Audio Highlights from the NRA Chief’s Testimony (Feat. Shannon Watts)

Objections: With Adam Klasfeld

Breaking a nearly weeklong silence following the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in December 2012, the National Rifle Association’s longtime leader Wayne LaPierre introduced what would become a Second Amendment rallying cry.“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” LaPierre declared in the wake of that mass shooting, which killed 26 people, including 20 children.More than eight years later, LaPierre’s testimony at the NRA’s bankruptcy trial showed him apparently adopting a different standard for his own safety. LaPierre claimed that he accepted trips on a Hollywood producer's 108-foot yacht named the Illusions after Sandy Hook for “security” reasons. The NRA chief offered the same rationale for flying exclusively by private charter jet, and he defended his receipt of nearly $300,000 in Italian suits from a Beverly Hills Zegna, which the group's longtime public relations Ackerman McQueen bought him for television appearances.The latest episode of “Objections” features highlights from court-released audio of LaPierre’s blockbuster testimony from a federal bankruptcy court in Dallas, Texas.For Shannon Watts, the founder of the anti-gun violence group Moms Demand Action, LaPierre's self-described method of protecting his safety is sharply off-message with his organization's line."Wayne up here has spent decades and made millions of dollars, saying the only thing that can protect you from danger is a gun, right?" Watts told Law&Crime's podcast "Objections" in an extended interview. "That the 'only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.' Well, apparently in Wayne LaPierre's case, the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good friend with a 100-foot yacht."Waterbury Police Chief Fernando Spagnolo, whose Connecticut city is a less than half-hour drive away from Newtown, reflects on the tragedy. The police chief testified at a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

52mins

13 Apr 2021

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Shannon Watts

What's Her Story With Sam & Amy

In the wake of a flood of horrific gun violence, we’re resharing our episode with Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Learn about how Shannon became “the NRA’s worst nightmare” and her ambitious quest to end gun violence. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

42mins

8 Apr 2021

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Episode 2: Perfector of Gun Safety Shannon Watts

The Perfectors

Recorded under the Mama Bear Dares name, Leslie and Tesi have the honor of sitting down with Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, the largest grassroots movement in America fighting for public safety measures that protect people from gun violence. The women talk about the moral imperative to DO SOMETHING to help the vulnerable among us and encourage listeners with a message of empowerment: You are more powerful than you realize, the world needs you, and it’s time to step up.

1hr 3mins

18 Jan 2021

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Shannon Watts

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann

Shannon Watts is the founder of Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America — a self-described “accidental activist” who, in less than a decade, went from being a stay-at-home mother in Indiana to the face of a national grassroots movement with more active members than the National Rifle Association. When Watts launched her advocacy group as a simple Facebook page in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting in December 2012, she had just 75 friends on the site but grand ambitions, boundless energy, and infinite chutzpah. Today, Moms Demand Action is part of Everytown For Gun Safety and a political juggernaut, deploying tens of thousands of volunteers and tens of millions of dollars to support candidates, legislative campaigns, and corporate reform efforts. Heilemann and Watts discuss the ways her group has changed the game on gun control, the role of women and young people in the movement, the crisis at the NRA, and why Watts believes the Biden administration will be “the strongest gun safety administration in history.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

1hr 22mins

5 Jan 2021

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To Double Back or Double Down: Shannon Watts Works to End Gun Violence in America

Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

Please be aware, this episode contains discussion of gun violence and suicide as it pertains to adults, children and teens. It may be surprising to learn that among national polls, 90% of Americans favor stronger gun laws that require background checks before any gun sale takes place. Even 80% of gun owners and 70% of NRA members agree. Why, then, does it seem like gun control is such a polarizing issue? When Shannon Watts watched the events of the Sandy Hook shooting unfold, and the consequent response that more guns were the answer, she knew in her gut that something had to change. Inspired by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, she founded Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. For far too long gun lobbyists have influenced politicians to make laws that favor the quick and easy access that essentially equates to more gun sales annually. Shannon’s organization, which has chapters in every state, continues its work to ensure that the 400 million guns in this country are subject to laws that keep citizens as safe as possible. Text the word, “Ready,” to 64433 to get involved. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Where to start if you want to make big changes in the world but are unsure of how to go about it. [02:50] What does gun control really mean? [05:09] Why the U.S. has such high rates of gun violence compared to other countries. [10:02] Links Fight Like a Mother Emerge America Guest Website Moms Demand Action Students Demand Action @MomsDemand @StudentsDemand @ShannonRWatts --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support

20mins

3 Nov 2020

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Shannon Watts and the week leading up to Election Day

Pod is a Woman

One week before Election Day, Johanna, Darienne and Alejandra are joined by Shannon Watts, Founder of Moms Demand Action to discuss her grassroots gun violence prevention movement, the possibility of armed voters on Election Day, and why electing more women to public office is a moral imperative. The hosts also discuss the swearing in of Justice Barrett, President Trump's new Executive Order targeting career civil servants, and an emboldened President Obama on the campaign trail.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

38mins

28 Oct 2020

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From the ground up: Building movements with Jamie Margolin & Shannon Watts

Tilted: A Lean In Podcast

We know big problems require big solutions. But change almost always starts small, with one person rolling up their sleeves and deciding to go all in. In this episode of Tilted, we talk to two people who did exactly that. Jamie Margolin and Shannon Watts both started grassroots movements aimed at addressing huge environmental and social challenges. They share stories from their early days as activists, tips for starting or joining a movement, and suggestions for driving change in your own life.More about our guests: Jamie Margolin is a Colombian-American writer, community organizer, and the founder of Zero Hour, an international youth climate justice movement that led the first Youth Climate March in Washington, D.C., and 25 other cities around the world. Youth To Power, her debut book, is a guide to change-making, with advice on pitching op-eds, organizing successful events and peaceful protests, utilizing media to spread a message, and sustaining long-term action. Shannon Watts is the founder of Moms Demand Action, a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that protect people from gun violence. Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country, with nearly six million supporters. In addition, Shannon is an active board member of Emerge America, one of the nation’s leading organizations for recruiting and training women to run for office.Sign-up for LeanIn.Org's newsletter here.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

49mins

6 Oct 2020

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Ep. 48 – Moms Demand Action with Shannon Watts

The Road Home with Ethan Nichtern

Through a Buddhist lens, Shannon Watts and Ethan discuss harnessing the ancient and cultural power of motherhood to enact change in 2020.Shannon Watts, a mother of five, social activist, and Buddhist practitioner; is the founder of Moms Demand Action, a leading force for gun violence prevention, and is an active board member of Emerge America and Rise to Run, two of the nation’s leading organizations for recruiting and training women to run for office. Watts is a contributor to The Huffington Post and Medium, and her writing has appeared in Vogue, Time, and The Washington Post. Shannon recently authored, Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

39mins

29 Sep 2020

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