Talking Feds Podcast Hosts Special Gen Z Episode

YOUNG VOTERS SPECIAL FEATURING PROMINENT UP-AND-COMERS IN POLITICS

October 26, 2020—Celebrated political podcast Talking Feds recently hosted a special bonus Young Voters episode, featuring prominent up-and-comers Bianca Vivion Brooks, Victor Shi, Xiye Bastida and Ziad Ahmed discussing major election issues, voting rights and trust in our government. Listen to the episode HERE and learn more below:

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  • Bianca Vivion Brooks is a writer, artist and designer from Atlanta. She holds a long list of “youngest-evers,” becoming the youngest news correspondent at NPR’s All Things Considered at age 14, heading NPR’s Youth News Desk at the 2012 DNC at age 16, becoming the youngest contracted opinion writer at the New York Times at 18, and the youngest New York Times writer published in print at 21. Brooks is now a regular contributor to the Times’ opinion section and hosts a weekly advice and culture podcast, ASK VIV. 
  • Victor Shi is a 2020 graduate of Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois, and became the youngest Biden delegate at age 17. Shi is the co-host of Intergenerational Politics Podcast as well as a fellow for Equal Citizens, a nonprofit dedicated to “reforms that will achieve citizen equality.” He is an incoming freshman at UCLA.
  • Xiye Bastida is an 18-year-old Climate Justice Activist and member of the indigenous Mexican Otomi-Toltec nation. She is one of the lead organizers for youth climate strike movement, Fridays for Future, and a leading voice for indigenous and immigrant visibility in climate activism. She is a member of the People’s Climate Movement administration committee, and co-founder of the Re-Earth Initiative.
  • Ziad Ahmed is a 21-year-old student, entrepreneur and speaker, as well as the founder and CEO of JUV Consulting, a Gen Z consultancy. As a result of this founding, Ziad was on the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list when he was 19 years old. He is also the founder of Redefy, a youth-run nonprofit committed to furthering equality. Ahmed is a student at Yale University and has been invited to the Obama White House three times, having been personally commended by President Obama for his work.

Talking Feds recently launched a new series, “Women at the Table,” whose first episode saw hosts Juliette KayyemAnne Milgram and Melissa Murray discussing the recent revelation about the application of the migrant policy and order to separate migrant children from their families. Listen HERE.

The latest episode sees Kayyem, Murray and Milgram joined by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center, to delve into the impact COVID is having on women in the workplace and what we can do to move policymakers to action. Listen HERE

Women are invited to share their own by tagging @TF-WATT on Twitter with the hashtag #covidcaregivingstorywatt. Top ones will be selected to record their story to be included in the next episode of Women at the Table, as well as collected to be featured on the Talking Feds website. The new Women at the Table roundtable discussion series features prominent women from law, politics and national security joining up for rich and dynamic discussions of the most pressing topics facing the country. Watch a video on continuing Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s fight

Talking Feds is a weekly roundtable discussion that brings together prominent government officials and journalists for in-depth analysis of the most pressing questions in law and politics. This week the podcast with celebrate its 100th anniversary. Recent and confirmed future guests include legal contributors on CNN and MSNBC, Michael Bennet and Amy Klobuchar, Congress members Adam SchiffTed LieuJamie RaskinVal Demings, and Joaquin Castro, Governor Gretchen WhitmerStacey Abrams, cable hosts Andrea MitchellChris HayesLaura JarrettLaura Coates, and David Gura, journalists Mike SchmidtKatie BennerPeter BakerJeff ToobinAaron BlakeEJ DionneJen RubinMax BootNatasha BertrandAshley Parker, and Dahlia Lithwick, prominent commentators Larry TribeMarc EliasBob BauerMatt MillerAnne MilgramRick WilsonVanita GuptaZerlina MaxwellTom PerezJuliette Kayyem, and many others.  The podcast also features notable actors, musicians, athletes and other prominent figures, including Rob ReinerJohn MalkovichFran McDormandSteve KerrAnjelica HustonPhillip Glass, Penn Jillette and Teller, cartoonist Roz ChastLarry SummersMatt WeinerLarry TribeLewis Black, Congressman Ted Lieu, crossword puzzle guru Will ShortzJohn SaylesGavin HoodNeal Brown JrAnthony RomeroShawn ColvinDale ScottLaurie AndersonToni TrucksJane Lynch and more explaining important foundational features of the legal and political system.

Talking Feds is moderated, created and produced by Harry Litman, a well-known former U.S. Attorney and Deputy Assistant Attorney General. He is currently a legal affairs columnist for the Los Angeles Times and a regular guest on MSNBCCNN and Fox, as well as a professor of Constitutional Law at UCLA and UCSD. Litman has appeared on the CBS Evening News and CBS This Morning as a legal expert and is a regular commentator on NPR.

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