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You may know Tanya Acker as one of three judges on CBS Television Distribution's Emmy-nominated HOT BENCH. But long before HOT BENCH, Tanya was delving into problems in the corridors of the public and private sectors with some of the country's top minds. Look a problem in the eye and figure out how to fix it - social media dislikes and cathartic rants can only get us so far. The Tanya Acker Show is about recognizing that we're bigger than our problems. It's about looking at truth; fighting b ...
 
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Tanya talks to the Kansas City police captain (her cousin!) about training officers and the importance of deescalation; building trust in communities and her own reactions when that trust is breached; and what life is sometimes like for African-American women in law enforcement.Par The Tanya Acker Show
 
Tanya talks to Tricia Martineau Wagner, author of various works about African-Americans in the American West, about some of the country’s unsung western heroes. (Did you know Biddy Mason was born enslaved before she won her freedom in court and then became one of L.A.’s largest landowners? More in the episode!)…
 
Yoruba Richen, whose movie “How It Feels To Be Free” (PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel) tells the story of six African-American icons: Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier, all of whom insisted on owning their artistic spaces on their own terms, and who are the forerunners for the opportunities th…
 
Tanya talks to Russ Feingold, President of the American Constitution Society and former U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, about picking Supreme Court justices, why ACS believes the Court should be reformed, and the high dramedy that has replaced political decision making.Par The Tanya Acker Show
 
Tanya talks to the first African-American woman to command a Navy ship and the highest ranked woman in Naval history about her passion for service; rescuing a U.S. captain from Somali pirates; her advice to young people who feel disaffected and disengaged; and renaming Confederate monuments.Par The Tanya Acker Show
 
At 15, he was sentenced to life in prison without parole. He wrote a brief that helped overturn his conviction and win his release, and now serves as a gubernatorial appointee to the Minnesota State Board of Public Defense. She is a social worker who treats victims of trauma, and who advocates a more nuanced approach to public safety. Tanya talks t…
 
At 15, he was sentenced to life in prison without parole. He wrote a brief that helped overturn his conviction and win his release, and now serves as a gubernatorial appointee to the Minnesota State Board of Public Defense. She is a social worker who treats victims of trauma, and who advocates a more nuanced approach to public safety. Tanya talks t…
 
Tanya talks to the CEO of the Center for Heirs Property Preservation about the importance of a will; how family disputes can threaten shared property held without one; and why holding on to the land matters.Par The Tanya Acker Show
 
This week, we present a rerelease of Tanya's talk with Dr. Sherril Rieux (an actual physician as opposed to the Facebook variety). They discuss the basis for vaccine hesitancy in certain communities and why people should get vaccinated now. Come back next Wednesday for new episodes of The Tanya Acker Show!…
 
Yoruba Richen, whose movie “How It Feels To Be Free” (PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel) tells the story of six African-American icons: Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier, all of whom insisted on owning their artistic spaces on their own terms, and who are the forerunners for the opportunities th…
 
Freedom is about the ability to move. In this episode, Tanya talks to Dr. Gretchen Sorin about how African-Americans dismantled barriers to their freedom of movement, and created their own pathways to realizing the American Dream.Par The Tanya Acker Show
 
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