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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 and Loyola University history professor Robert Bucholz geek out over British royal family stuff: the late Queen (a war vet); the new King (we know him but do we?); Nazi sympathizers in the family from generations past (don’t we all have those? No.) and reconciling the past with what comes next.…
 
This week, we're revisiting one of our favorite episodes from this year: a talk with the first African-American woman to command a Navy ship and the highest ranked woman in Naval history, Admiral Michelle J. Howard. We discuss rescuing a U.S. captain from Somali pirates; her advice to young people who feel disaffected and disengaged; and renaming C…
 
Do you care? Should you? Lisa Rein did a story on the penalties the Social Security Administration imposed on those who broke the rules, and an independent watchdog group opened an investigation. When cheaters cheat, do rules still matter? And are all cheaters treated equally? (Taped 6/21/22)Par The Tanya Acker Show
 
Special Re-release: Tanya talks to New York Times reporter Emily Bazelon and former U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee member Russ Feingold about historical pushback against perceived Court excesses; reforming the Court and how we got to 9; and the heightened politicization of the confirmation process.Par The Tanya Acker Show
 
Tanya talks to the author of The Devil Never Sleeps: Learning To Live in an Age of Disasters about the January 6 hearings; the ongoing insurrection and the way to defuse it; and about how thinking ahead can help us “fail safer” when bad things happen.Par The Tanya Acker Show
 
Tanya talks to the World Champion Olympic medalist bobsledder and Past President of the Women Sport’s Federation about her formula for winning; double standards; her advice for confronting situations that are just wrong; and what it means to open doors for women in sports.Par The Tanya Acker Show
 
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…
 
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