… Kick Ass, Take Names, and Become President of the United States of America
For months now it has felt too soon, but with the primary debates upon us, the Leftscape co-hosts have decided it’s time to talk about the Democratic presidential candidates. Wendy Sheridan thought that the guys in the race have been getting quite enough air time and wanted to focus this conversation on the female candidates for the highest office in the U.S. Listen to the impressions, considerations, concerns, and hopes each of the co-hosts has about the six women contenders: Tulsi Gabbard, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, and Marianne Williamson.
In the News segment, Robin Renée keeps it upbeat with Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s win of “Best Real-Life Hero” at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. She also announces the Philadelphia Podcast Festival from July 17th – 28th and the very first RESPECT: Women’s Podcast Festival August 24th-25th at Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse in Philadelphia. The first Democratic debates will be held Wednesday, June 26th and Thursday, June 27th from 9 to 11pm EDT.
Mary McGinley went with Wendy to Union County Family Pride Day and Robin went to Philly Pride. All reported back about fun had, connections made, and moving moments. The New York City Pride March is coming up on Sunday, June 30th, in the middle of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which occurred on June 28th to July 1st, 1969. June 27th is the day to observe National PTSD Awareness Month. July is National Ice Cream Month, UV Safety Month, and Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Other days to celebrate of varying importance are Independence Day (July 4th) and National Dive Bar Day (July 7th). Birthday shout outs at the beginning of the show go to Ariana Grande, Derek Jeter, Helen Keller, Mel Brooks, Michael Phelps, Missy Elliott, Pamela Anderson, Larry David, Thurgood Marshall, Malia Obama, and Bill Withers.
Things to do:
Read about the women who are running for president in Ballotopedia:
Watch the debates Wednesday, June 26th and Thursday, June 27th:
Official TV broadcast: NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo
Additional coverage: Watch CBSN for live coverage of the debates before, during and after.
Tulsi Gabbard photo by Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America [CC BY-SA 2.0]
Kirsten Gillibrand photo, Congress [Public domain]
Kamala Harris photo, Office of Senator Kamala Harris [Public domain]
Amy Klobuchar photo, Amy Klobuchar United States Senate [Public domain]
Elizabeth Warren photo by Tim Pierce [CC BY-SA 3.0]
Marianne Williamson photo by Marc Nozell from Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA [CC BY 2.0]