The Axe Information: Cecile Richards


David Axelrod, the founder and director of the College of Chicago Institute of Politics, brings you The Axe Information, a sequence of showing interviews with key figures within the political world. Transcend the soundbites and get to know a number of the most fascinating gamers in politics.

  • Ep. 448 — Cecile Richards

    Rising up was a political affair for activist Cecile Richards. She hung out stuffing envelopes at her household’s eating room desk and obtained in bother in highschool for protesting the Vietnam Struggle. Her activism later propelled her to the place of president of Deliberate Parenthood, which she led for greater than a decade. She joined David to speak in regards to the ongoing struggle for abortion rights as some states transfer to limit entry, what Democrats miss in speaking to rural voters, her work with AmericanPresent extra Bridge, and whether or not she might see herself in the future operating for governor of New York.

  • Ep. 447 — Rep. Liz Cheney

    When Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney was a bit woman, she and her sister would spend Saturday mornings watching cartoons within the West Wing whereas their father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, served as Chief of Workers to President Ford. Rep. Cheney finally grew to become a politician herself, rising to Home GOP convention chair. She was faraway from her management place in Could after denouncing former President Trump’s repeated claims that the 2020 election was stolen. She joined David to speak about whePresent extran she realized her place in Republican management was untenable, why she believes President Trump is harmful to the GOP and the nation as an entire, and why she nonetheless helps Dr. Anthony Fauci.

  • Ep. 446 — Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has already confronted a sequence of unprecedented crises throughout her virtually 4 yr tenure within the nation’s highest workplace. The younger, progressive Prime Minister has led her nation by way of a terrorist assault, a pure catastrophe, and most just lately the Covid-19 pandemic, efficiently conserving case and dying numbers low. From her rural and working-class childhood to her nation’s highest workplace, Prime Minister Ardern says her focus has at all times been on making a moPresent extrare simply society. She joined David to speak about her early introduction to politics, the distinction between working with the Trump and Biden administrations, her authorities’s response to Covid-19, New Zealand’s relationship with China, and the way she measures her success.

  • Ep. 445 — Heather McTeer Toney

    Rising up within the Mississippi Delta, a lot of Heather McTeer Toney’s life was tied to the setting, from meals and agriculture to the levees holding again the Mississippi River. But it surely wasn’t till she was mayor of her hometown and dealing on a water problem that she realized the connection between local weather and social justice. Heather is now senior adviser at Mothers Clear Air Power, a gaggle that works to guard kids from air air pollution and local weather change, and local weather justice liaison on the EnviroPresent extranmental Protection Fund. She joined David to speak about her childhood steeped within the struggle for civil rights, how local weather and racial justice intersect, and why she believes combating for voting rights is an important element of local weather activism.

  • Ep. 444 — Justin Amash

    Rising up because the son of a Palestinian refugee and a Syrian immigrant, former Rep. Justin Amash developed an early appreciation for the alternatives and freedoms America provided. His views on what energy the federal government ought to have in limiting these freedoms crystalized after a Google search led him to libertarian thinkers and texts. As a Republican member of Congress following these libertarian rules, Amash generally discovered himself at odds with occasion management and ultimately with President Present extraTrump. He joined David to speak in regards to the worth of immigrants of all backgrounds, how he believes US Congress operates as extra of an oligarchy than a democracy, what he respects about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and why he’s unsettled by what he sees because the media’s lionization of Rep. Liz Cheney.

  • Ep. 443 — Sally Yates

    Sally Yates was born right into a household of attorneys. She adopted swimsuit, getting into personal follow earlier than changing into a federal prosecutor, which started a 27 yr profession on the Division of Justice. As Deputy Legal professional Common in the course of the Obama administration after which as Appearing Legal professional Common simply after President Trump took workplace, she was concerned within the investigation into Russian interference within the 2016 election. Simply ten days into her tenure as Appearing Legal professional Common, Yates was fired by President TruPresent extramp after refusing to implement his journey ban on these from predominantly Muslim international locations. She joined David to speak about the assault on reality and establishments, the revolt on the Capitol on January 6, voting rights, police reform, and her work advocating for psychological well being and suicide prevention.

  • Ep. 442 — Jen Psaki

    Press Secretary Jen Psaki didn’t envision herself returning to the White Home after serving as Communications Director beneath President Obama, however when President Joe Biden requested her to affix his workforce, she agreed. She now speaks on behalf of the Biden administration and holds near-daily press briefings, which she known as simply the tip of the iceberg of her obligations. Jen joined David to speak about how the fixed circulation of data shapes her communication technique, what the job of press sePresent extracretary really appears like, why comparisons between the Obama and Biden administrations miss the mark, and her expectation for a short-lived stint in her present position.

  • Ep. 441 — Speaker John Boehner

    Because the second oldest of 12 siblings rising up in a two-bedroom home, former Republican Home Speaker John Boehner realized early on how one can wrangle a big, chaotic group of individuals. After catching the political bug as a member of his neighborhood house owner’s affiliation, Speaker Boehner labored his solution to the highest of Home management. He joined David to speak about his ideas on earmarks, his respect for Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi, his horror over the occasions of January 6 and his new e-book, “OPresent extran the Home: A Washington Memoir.”

  • Ep. 440 — Amb. Linda Thomas-Greenfield

    US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield grew up within the small, segregated Louisiana city of Baker. After watching a gaggle of Peace Corps volunteers who confirmed up in Baker for coaching, Thomas-Greenfield determined to pursue a profession in international affairs. Amb. Thomas-Greenfield joined David to speak about rising up within the segregated South, dealing with down dying in Rwanda, the significance of the US participating with each adversaries and allies, and her response to the jury discovering former police officer DPresent extraerek Chauvin responsible within the homicide of George Floyd. In addition they talked in regards to the safety threats posed by local weather change and the Leaders Summit on Local weather hosted by the Biden administration.

  • Ep. 439 — Jamie Dimon

    Jamie Dimon assumed the roles of CEO and Chairman of JPMorgan Chase in 2005 and 2006 respectively, simply earlier than the onset of the Nice Recession. He is been broadly credited with steering the financial institution safely by way of the worldwide monetary disaster, making his probably the most sought-after voices in finance. Simply days after releasing his annual letter to shareholders, Dimon joined David to speak about his outlook for a post-pandemic financial system, America’s aggressive edge over China, the duty of governmPresent extraent and enterprise to fight and proper systemic racism, and the precariousness of the American Dream. 

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