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21 Podcast Episodes

Latest 26 Nov 2022 | Updated Daily

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009: Passing Breonna's Law: Ending No Knock Warrants with Rep. Attica Scott

The Afrocentric Social Worker with Manicka

In this episode of the Afrocentric Social Worker Podcast we interviewed Kentucky State Rep. Attica Scott. | Black Social Work Podcast Two years ago, Breonna Taylor’s death was the result of a no-knock warrant served at her apartment on March 13, 2020, as part of a narcotics investigation. When officers arrived at her residence, they were shot at by her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, who believed a break-in was happening. When officers returned fire, she was shot eight times. After Breonna's death, her family and other activists campaigned to ban no-knock warrants in Louisville. The city officially passed “Breonna’s Law,” which banned the use of those warrants. Some other police departments and cities have also started to move away from no-knock warrants. As of February 2022, there are 27 states with some kind of restriction on the use of no-knock warrants and 22 cities that have restrictions as well. A total of four states—Oregon, Connecticut, Virginia and Florida—have outright banned the use of no-knock warrants. Many of these bans and restrictions came after Taylor’s death.


11 Jun 2022

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Interview with Rep. Attica Scott + Legislative Update

My Old Kentucky Podcast

Rep. Attica Scott joined us today to talk about her run for Congress -- why she wants to be in the US House, her thoughts about creating change, and her thoughts on recent legislation that's passed Congress. Please listen to learn how she would serve Louisville in DC if elected. Before that, Robert and Jazmin talked about the legislature, especially the major education legislation that is advancing about charter schools and regarding the interaction between the JCPS school board and it's superintendent. The new student assignment plan from JCPS was also addressed.


24 Mar 2022

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July 7, 2021 - State Rep. Attica Scott announces a bid for Congress

Kentucky Headlines

Kentucky State Rep. Attica Scott announces she will challenge Congressman John Yarmuth and the Kentucky State Police is creating a team to investigate sex crimes.

8 Jul 2021

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Charles Booker and Attica Scott are Running For Federal Office

My Old Kentucky Podcast

This week, three Kentuckians announced their candidacies for federal office in Kentucky, including Charles Booker (running for U.S. Senate) and Attica Scott (running for Congress against John Yarmuth). We discussed these announcements, as well as a huge hearing on "Critical Race Theory" in Frankfort during an interim committee, fundraising reports in the Louisville Mayor's race, and several lawsuit updates.


8 Jul 2021

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Ricky Jones talks Critical Race Theory and Attica Scott for Congress

Terry Meiners

The Apex Intellectual Dr. Ricky L. Jones has returned to the show to discuss Critical Race Theory (CRT) in education and the hysteria that surrounds it and Attica Scott running against John Yarmuth for Congress...


7 Jul 2021

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Solutions To Violence | Attica Scott | July 1, 2021

FORward Radio program archives

Solutions to Violence features State Legislator Attica Scott. Attica Scott graduated from Knoxville College with a bachelor's degree in political science, and earned a graduate degree from the University of Tennessee in communications. She worked as a community organizer on the issues of racial equality and criminal justice. She was elected to the Louisville Metro council 2014. Attica Scott was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2020. She represents Kentucky House District 41 and is a member of the House Elections committee, the Constitutional Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs committee, the Judiciary Committee, the Education committee and the Natural Resources and Energy committee.


1 Jul 2021

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Independence for the Rest of Us (with Guests Heather Lende, Rep. Attica Scott & Rep. Leslie Herod)

On The Issues With Michele Goodwin

What does independence mean for the rest of us? Women have long asked this question—as have groups that have felt or experienced being shut out, excluded, colonized or enslaved. On July 5, 1852—a time in which the U.S. reaped benefit from the enslavement of kidnapped and trafficked Black people from the shores of Africa—Frederick Douglass put it this way: “What to the slave is the Fourth of July?” That was long ago, before the Emancipation Proclamation, Civil War and ratification of the 13th Amendment. However, the question—what does it mean to be free, equal and a citizen?—remains a vital point of discussion not only in the United States, but around the world. We dive into freedom, the 4th of July, and what it means to be represented in this episode.  What does liberty mean to and for you, your family, your communities?  To answer that, we are talking to folks making a difference at the local level:  Colorado state Rep. Leslie Herod was elected in 2016 as the first LGBTQ African American in the General Assembly, after receiving the highest number of votes of any candidate running in a contested election. She serves as the chair of the House Finance Committee, vice chair of the House Judiciary Committee, and chair of the Committee on Legal Services. Herod also chairs the Colorado Black Democratic Legislative Caucus and the Arts Caucus. Since her election in 2016, Herod has sent 68 bills to the governor’s desk, marshaling through numerous pieces of legislation addressing criminal justice reform, mental health and substance abuse, renewable energy, youth homelessness, and civil rights protections. Kentucky state Rep. Attica Scott serves in the Kentucky legislature, representing House District 41. In 2016, Scott defeated a 34-year incumbent to become the first Black woman in nearly 20 years to serve in the state legislature. She serves on critical committees, including Education; Local Government; Elections; Constitutional Amendments; and others. Before becoming a state rep, she served as an English immersion teacher in China, as well as an adjunct faculty member at both Bellarmine University and Jefferson Community and Technical College.Heather Lende, a former elected local official and member of the Haines, Alaska Borough Assembly, was one of the thousands of women inspired to take a more active role in politics during the Trump presidency. Lende is also New York Times bestselling author; a contributor to NPR, the New York Times, and National Geographic Traveler, among other newspapers and magazines; and a former contributing editor at Woman’s Day. A columnist for the Alaska Dispatch News, she is the obituary writer for the Chilkat Valley News in Haines and the recipient of the Suzan Nightingale McKay Best Columnist Award from the Alaska Press Club. Recently, Lende was named the Alaska State Writer Laureate for 2021-2023. Her most recent book, Of Bears and Ballots, was released in paperback in May 2021.  Rate and review “On the Issues with Michele Goodwin" to let us know what you think of the show! Let’s show the power of independent feminist media.Check out this episode’s landing page at MsMagazine.com for a full transcript, links to articles referenced in this episode, further reading and ways to take action.Tips, suggestions, pitches? Get in touch with us at ontheissues@msmagazine.com.Support the show (http://msmagazine.com)

1hr 12mins

29 Jun 2021

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Listen to: Rep. Attica Scott, Part 2

Two Mamas and a Mustard Seed

The Devaluation of Assets in Black Neighborhoods, The Brookings Institute, Nov. 27, 2018, LinkK-12 Disparity Facts and Statistics, UNCF.org, LinkEliminating Racial Disparities in Maternal and Infant Mortality, Center for American Progress, May 2, 2019, LinkSystemic Inequality: Displacement, Exclusion, and Segregation, Center for American Progress, Aug. 7, 2019, LinkCriminal Justice Reform, Equal Justice Initiative, LinkBlacks in America still largely invisible, study finds, NBC News, Dec. 11, 2019, LinkBlack Americans more likely than overall public to be Christian, Protestant, Pew Research Center, April 23, 2018, Link


25 Jan 2021

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Listen to: Rep. Attica Scott, Part 1

Two Mamas and a Mustard Seed

She Said a Black Teen Stole Her Phone. Now She Faces Robbery and Assault Charges., The New York Times, Jan. 8, 2021, LinkGayle King Interview with Miya Ponsetto, CBS This Morning, January 2021, LinkSelf-Described Member of Boogaloo Bois Charge with Riot, United States Department of Justice, Oct. 23, 2020, LinkAuthorities suspect white supremacists and far-left extremists are behind violence at protests, CBS News, May 30, 2020, LinkKy. Rep. Attica Scott discusses moments leading up to arrest, felony charge, WAVE 3 News, Sept. 25, 2020, Link


18 Jan 2021

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18. The Notorious RBG | The Life & Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg | + Amy Coney Barrett, Democrats Supreme Court Options, & Attica Scott

Cocktails & Calamity

Ruth Bader Ginsburg AKA The Notorious RBG! The Supreme Court justice turned a cult icon of progressive America. Her imperturbable fight for women’s and minorities’ rights seems to have spurred the cultural imagination of the USA. In times of #MeToo, her conviction seems more relevant than ever. But how did a brilliant Lawyer become a cultural force?

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18 Oct 2020