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Farai Chideya on the Aftermath of the 2022 Midterms

The Takeaway

Farai Chideya, creator and host of the syndicated public radio show/podcast Our Body Politic, joins us to discuss the aftermath of the 2022 Midterm elections including: wins by her fellow Baltimorean Governor-elect Wes Moore as the first Black Governor of Maryland, and Florida’s Maxwell Alejandro Frost who is just 25-years-old. For full transcript, see above.

14mins

18 Nov 2022

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Aug. 12, 2022: Mental health in the Black community: one mom’s story; Farai Chideya on the Black vote

Colorado Matters

Shirley Smith, wife of NBA star and former Denver Nugget J.R. Smith, calls their daughter, Dakota, a miracle. Dakota was born nearly five months premature, weighing just one pound. Shirley Smith shares the mental health challenges she's overcome. Then, Farai Chideya, host of "Our Body Politic," talks about the political power of women of color.

48mins

12 Aug 2022

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#2 Bridging the Cultural Divide Among Women with Farai Chideya

VEST Her

True or False: Some of our biggest adversaries in the workplace have been other women. Women have often been put in situations where we've felt we have to be territorial. This has led to a cultural divide and competitive landscape amongst women. How do we break up with this notion so we can claim power collectively, in a way that still acknowledges the roots we have and the lessons we need to learn from and with each other?To coach us through this conversation we invited Farai Chideya. Farai is a prolific author and multimedia journalist whose work has been featured in CNN, Newsweek, NPR and more. She is also the host of her own Podcast, Our Body Politic, where she unapologetically reports how women of color impact today’s major political events and where she has led fruitful and balanced conversations with culture makers, politicians, artists, and leaders.This session was recorded in August as part of a more intimate coaching session with VEST Members and has been repurposed to accommodate this episode. Special thanks to Mautra Jones, Executive Director of the Langston University Foundation and VEST Member for moderating the session. Contact or follow Farai on:LinkedInTwitterAbout VESTVEST is a network of influential women committed to supporting one another through our career journey and building power collectively by working together to expedite the pipeline of women in positions of power.We make it easy to gain proximity to other influential women so you can grow your network, be top of mind for opportunities, and learn from the experiences of other women. Our extended network use us as a talent bank and trusted pipeline to fill career opportunities, board appointments, investment and public speaking opportunities. 

54mins

19 Aug 2021

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Farai Chideya: You’re More Than Your Job

Blinkist Podcast - Interviews | Personal Development | Productivity | Business | Psychology

Keep your career thriving in today’s volatile job market with a new perspective on identity and jobs from Farai Chideya.EPISODE NOTESFor a lot of us, our job is a profound expression of selfhood. That means that when we lose a job, or when a business fails, we might feel like failures, too. And in today’s uncertain economy this happens a lot more than anybody would like. In this episode, Farai Chideya, author of The Episodic Career https://www.blinkist.com/en/books/the-episodic-career-en [1], offers a new perspective on how to approach your career path so that you can both survive and thrive at work in the age of disruption. When you understand that you're not your job, but rather that it’s a thing that you do, it's much easier to bounce back, make a pivot, or even temporarily earn less on your way to doing work that really fulfills you. Sci-Fi podcasts recommended by Farai:1. Clarkesworld2. Escape Pod3. StarShipSofaBooks mentioned by Caitlin and Ben:1. How to Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric (The School of Life)2. What Color Is Your Parachute: Your Guide to a Lifetime of Meaningful Work and Career Success by Richard N. Bolles with Katharine Brooks3. The Multi-Hyphen Life: Work Less, Create More, and Design a Life That Works for You by Emma GannonTry Blinkist for free for 14 days by going to [https://www.blinkist.com/simplify\][2], tapping on Try Blinkist at the top right, and entering the code REBOOT. Let us know what you thought of this episode, or just come say hi on Twitter! Find Caitlin at [@caitlinschiller][3], Ben at [@bsto][4]. Simplify is produced by Caitlin Schiller, Ben Schuman-Stoler, Ines Bläsius, and Marta Medvešek. Thanks to Odysseas Constantinou for audio engineering chops and music.[1]: https://www.blinkist.com/en/books/the-episodic-career-en[2]: https://www.blinkist.com/simplify[3]: https://twitter.com/caitlinschiller[4]: https://twitter.com/bsto

38mins

15 Jun 2021

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Farai Chideya: You’re More Than Your Job

Simplify

For a lot of us, our job is a profound expression of selfhood. That means that when we lose a job, or when a business fails, we might feel like failures, too. And in today’s uncertain economy this happens a lot more than anybody would like. In this episode, Farai Chideya, author of The Episodic Career https://www.blinkist.com/en/books/the-episodic-career-en [1], offers a new perspective on how to approach your career path so that you can both survive and thrive at work in the age of disruption. When you understand that you're not your job, but rather that it’s a thing that you do, it's much easier to bounce back, make a pivot, or even temporarily earn less on your way to doing work that really fulfills you. Sci-Fi podcasts recommended by Farai:1. Clarkesworld2. Escape Pod3. StarShipSofaBooks mentioned by Caitlin and Ben:1. How to Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric (The School of Life)2. What Color Is Your Parachute: Your Guide to a Lifetime of Meaningful Work and Career Success by Richard N. Bolles with Katharine Brooks3. The Multi-Hyphen Life: Work Less, Create More, and Design a Life That Works for You by Emma GannonTry Blinkist for free for 14 days by going to [https://www.blinkist.com/simplify\][2], tapping on Try Blinkist at the top right, and entering the code REBOOT. Let us know what you thought of this episode, or just come say hi on Twitter! Find Caitlin at [@caitlinschiller][3], Ben at [@bsto][4]. Simplify is produced by Caitlin Schiller, Ben Schuman-Stoler, Ines Bläsius, and Marta Medvešek. Thanks to Odysseas Constantinou for audio engineering chops and music.[1]: https://www.blinkist.com/en/books/the-episodic-career-en[2]: https://www.blinkist.com/simplify[3]: https://twitter.com/caitlinschiller[4]: https://twitter.com/bsto

38mins

20 May 2021

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Farai Chideya - The insurrection on Capitol Hill, the day that stopped a Nation & the world in disbelief

Talk with Trace

On Wednesday the the 6th of January 2021, The congressional certification of the electoral collage was convened to vote, to confirm president elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in what should have been a routine event. Donald Trump urged his supporters multiple times to descend on Washington over the past week saying quote: ‘Be there, it will be wild." Trace talks with Farai about white supremacy, the divide in America, what next and is there hope?

1hr 6mins

10 Jan 2021

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TFP Election Special - Farai Chideya

The Feminist Present

Farai Chideya has covered every American presidential election since 1996. She’s the author of six books, as well as a journalist and commentator whose work has been featured on NPR, CNN, ABC News, Newsweek, FiveThirtyEight, Oxygen, and many other outlets. After the 2016 election, she became a fellow at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, blending quantitative and qualitative research on race and gender diversity in the media. Laura and Adrian talked to Farai about America’s nail-biter of a presidential election during the profound uncertainty of November 5, 2020.

47mins

6 Nov 2020

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The 2020 Vote: Analysis With Jayne Miller, Farai Chideya

Midday

The status of the 2020 national election is inconclusive, but we can conclude that the country remains sharply divided over the best way to navigate the serious challenges that lie ahead for America. In the early morning hours today, Joe Biden encouraged his supporters to “keep the faith,” predicting confidently that he will prevail when all of the votes are counted.Soon thereafter, President Trump addressed his supporters in the White House, asserting that the election was a “fraud on the American public,” and “an embarrassment to our country...We were getting ready to win this election,” he said. “Frankly, we did win this election.”It is a predictable playbook for Mr. Trump that he presaged over the past several months, using his rallies to prepare the soil to plant the seed of distrust in the electoral process...Regardless of which candidate ultimately prevails, he will inherit a country that is sicker than it was just weeks ago, in ways both physical and psychological. If Mr. Trump wins, the country will be faced with a moment of reckoning unlike any other moment in our history. If Biden prevails, his efforts to unify the nation will face fervid opposition. There were no surprises in local contests. All the incumbent members of the Congressional delegation won re-election easily. Voters strongly repudiated a well-funded campaign in the 7th district by Kimberly Klacik, choosing incumbent Kweisi Mfume by a margin of 45 points. And, as Jean Marbella noted in the Baltimore Sun, “as two Septuagenarians battled for the White House, Baltimore sent its youngest Mayor ever to City Hall.” Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott is our Mayor elect. Two other young politicians, Nick Mosby and Bill Henry, will join Scott in a troika that represents a complete overhaul of city-wide leadership. We’re going to talk about last night and the road forward with two keen political observers. Later this hour, Tom is joined by Farai Chideya, a multimedia journalist, author, broadcaster and scholar. She's also the creator and host of the new show, Our Body Politic, which airs Tuesday nights at 9 here on WYPR. But we begin with Jayne Miller, the chief investigative reporter with the 11 Investigates I-Team at Baltimore's WBAL-TV.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49mins

4 Nov 2020

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Journalist Farai Chideya Centers Women of Color’s Voices in ‘Our Body Politic’

KQED's Forum

In her new podcast and radio show “Our Body Politic,” journalist Farai Chideya reports on how women of color experience the major political events of today and how they’re impacting those very issues. The show also explores how we might collectively rebuild America in ways that nourish women of color and their communities. Chideya, who has covered the past six presidential elections for outlets including CNN, NPR and FiveThirtyEight, joins us to talk about her new show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15mins

26 Oct 2020

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Farai Chideya | Being black in Baltimore, white supremacy and the KKK & a party with Madonna

Media Tribe

Episode creditsHosted and produced by Shaunagh Connaire and edited by Ryan Ferguson.

28mins

21 Oct 2020

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