July 24, 2010

A(wo)men!

Check out this clip of Rachel Maddow from The Rachel Maddow Show.  I wish we had more mainstream television programming that featured fearless, intelligent and authentic women who are not afraid to speak their minds and make their (and advocate for other people's) voices heard! Thank you, Rachel!



From rachelmaddow.com - Rachel Maddow is the host of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” which airs Monday-Friday at 9 p.m. Eastern on MSNBC-TV, and is re-broadcast on MSNBC at 11 p.m. and 2 a.m.
TRMS is a funny, fast-paced, news-based show. Often described as “the headlines, and the politics behind the headlines,” Maddow and guests take a smart look at politics, pop culture and the top stories of the day.

TRMS features top headlines from the worlds of politics, current events, sports, science, health, crime, and the absurd - and interviews with newsmakers like Al Gore, Robert Redford, Edie Falco, John Kerry, Pat Buchanan, Jane Fonda, Seymour Hersh, Tucker Carlson, Roseanne Cash, Lili Taylor, Ben Harper, and Michael Isikoff.

Tune in every evening for interviews with journalists, analysts, politicians and newsmakers, with regular segments such as “The Interview” on the day’s hottest topics, “Ms. Information” with intriguing stories that don't make the front page, and “Just Enough” with the ever popular pop-culturist Kent Jones. And of course you just never know when Rachel will mix in a Cocktail Moment (ping!) or a Moment of Geek (ahhhh…).

Rachel has a doctorate in political science (she was a Rhodes Scholar) and a background in HIV/AIDS activism and prison reform. She shakes a mean cocktail, drives a bright red pickup, hates Coldplay, loves arguing with conservatives, spends a lot of money on AMTRAK tickets, and dresses like a first-grader.

Rachel’s work with MSNBC began in 2005 when she was a regular contributor to “The Situation with Tucker Carlson.” She was also a regular commentator and occasional guest host on “Race for the White House with David Gregory,” and a frequent guest and sometime guest host on “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” before taking the helm of her own MSNBC TV show in September of 2008. She was on the air with Air America Radio since its inception in Spring 2004 through 2010, first on “Unfiltered” with Lizz Winstead and Chuck D, and then with her own eponymous show. Before AAR she worked for WRNX in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and WRSI in Northampton, Massachusetts. There was also an early stint with a jungle-themed company called Expresso Bongo, but she doesn't want to talk about it.

Rachel is 36 years old and lives in New York City and rural Western Massachusetts with her partner, artist Susan Mikula.

2 comments:

  1. I have love Rachel Maddow! It's really wonderful to read about her, thanks for the post!

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  2. Thanks for posting. Keep following the WCC blog and feel free to make suggestions and contributions at any time! - Carly

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