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Pantsuit Politics

For anyone discouraged by our current political discourse, Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers bring a nuanced and grace-filled perspective to discussions about politics and news.
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Now displaying: September, 2018
Sep 28, 2018

The entire nation watched as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. We followed the hearings all day on Thursday and are sharing our reactions. On a more hopeful note, we're also sharing our interview with Missouri State Representative Crystal Quade. 

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Sep 25, 2018

Another woman has come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. We spend our main segment talking about the ongoing drama surrounding his nomination and the varied emotional reactions to the ever-changing news. We also discuss various stories of diplomacy (or lack thereof) around the world. 

Foreign... 

...And Domestic

The Kavanaugh Saga Continues...

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Sep 21, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation continues to be a source of conflict across the country. We are angry, discouraged, and frustrated by the narrative surrounding this story. Thankfully, this episode is balanced out by Beth's uplifting conversation with Jessica Morse, who is running for Congress in California's 4th District.

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Sep 18, 2018

An account of sexual misconduct set off a firestorm around Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court this weekend. We discuss what this means for his possible confirmation along with some other big stories from the weekend. We also share our conversation with Elise Larsen about the urgency of climate change.

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Sep 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence is expected to wreak havoc on the Carolinas, Congress is racing to fund the government, and one of our favorite TV writers and producers has revealed that Les Moonves harassed her. We talk about how Designing Women impacted us and how rare strong female characters have been in the history of television. 

Then, we talk to Professor Michele Gelfand about her research regarding tight and loose cultures and how they affect our politics and our world. 

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Sep 11, 2018

Today is the 17th anniversary of the attacks on September 11th. We visited the memorial and museum in New York City this weekend and were so impacted by the choices that have been made regarding that space. We share audio from our visit and all of our thoughts, as well as a quick lightning round about this week's news.

The Life of Kathy Mazza

The Oculus

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Sep 7, 2018

A Supreme Court nominee, a new Bob Woodward book, and an anonymous editorial in the New York Times. The chaos presidency continues.

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Sep 4, 2018

The invasion and occupation of Iraq quickly unraveled the unity Americans found after 9/11. We discuss what happened and what we can learn from it.

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