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176: Guns & Art with Artist Bonnie Lautenberg and Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

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Release Date: 04/20/2023

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Jen Golbeck is the “internet’s dog mom” and creator of the social media sensation The Golden Ratio. A professor at the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies, she is a popular science communicator on issues related to her research on social media and dogs. Her TED Talks have been viewed by millions and she is a popular keynote speaker who has appeared on NPR, The 11th Hour, and more. Her writing has appeared in Slate, The Atlantic, Psychology Today, and Wired.  She and her husband rescue golden retrievers who are senior or who have special medical needs and give...

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Frank Anthony Polito is an award-winning author and playwright. He holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon and a BFA in Theatre from Wayne State. Published novels include BAND FAGS! (2008 "Best Fiction" - InsightOut Book Club), DRAMA QUEERS! (2009 Lambda Literary Award), REMEMBERING CHRISTMAS (featuring the sequel to BAND FAGS!), LOST IN THE '90s, and THE SPIRIT OF DETROIT. His plays ANOTHER DAY ON WILLOW ST and BFs! (based on his novel BAND FAGS!) have been produced in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, Omaha, and Annapolis. His other writing has been featured...

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Designer Tamara Day is a purveyor of the glam and cozy. This busy wife and mother of four styles for the spirited home, mixing glam, comfort, and family. Tamara's sense of style and eye for what works has created an insatiable demand for her interior design expertise, furniture and décor. Tamara grew up on the Midwestern plains in Salina, Kansas. Her "do-it-yourself" skill set comes from growing up on a farm. Growing up, she learned all of her hands-on skills from her dad, Ward Schraeder. After getting married, Tamara and her husband took on old, dilapidated homes that no one wanted and...

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Grammy-winning and Emmy-nominated songwriter Desmond Child is one of music's most prolific and accomplished hitmakers. He’s a film, television, theater and music producer, recording artist, performer, and author. His credits appear on more than eighty Billboard Top 40 singles spanning six decades, including “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “You Give Love A Bad Name,” “I Was Made For Lovin’ You,” “Dude Looks Like A Lady,” “How Can We Be Lovers If We Can’t Be Friends,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” “The Cup Of Life,” “Waking Up In...

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From the ultra creepy Bowler Hat Man in Netflix's "The Haunting of Hill House" to Ezra, the renowned Hitchhiking Ghost in Disney's "The Haunted Mansion," actor Fedor Steer knows a lot about things that go bump in the night.  Originally Dutch-Canadian, Steer credits a chance encounter with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his family on a cruise ship for piquing his interest in acting. Steadily working his way up the ranks from roles in independent film to national exposure, you can catch Fedor in a number of television shows, including the aforementioned "Hill House," and "Bloodline," plus Fox's...

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Actress, entrepreneur, breast cancer survivor, and proverbially patient headmaster Karen Anglin is one of Randy’s most precious assets. A gifted hair stylist, she is responsible for the ongoing management of Randy’s ever-eroding hairline. Karen thoughtfully holds his hand as his “pepper” follicles rescind, leaving only a mass of “salt” tresses atop his overblown, old-man head. Karen began crafting and creating handmade bath and body products over 20 years ago with botanical ingredients. In 2011, she branched into a botanically based hair care product line after having difficulty...

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180: Cristina Mittermeier & Paul Nicklen, Two Photographers, One Mission show art 180: Cristina Mittermeier & Paul Nicklen, Two Photographers, One Mission

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Paul Nicklen has documented the beauty and plight of our planet for more than twenty years. His work is collected by Hollywood icons, rock stars and royalty. In 2019, he became the youngest person inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame. He has said it is one thing to capture the natural world in a moment of grace and dignity, but that pales in comparison to an image that shines a brighter light on the environmental crisis and drives everyday people to action, even if only in some small way. His work has been singled out for creating a unique connection between image and...

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Why would anybody want to jump on a sled and hurl himself down an icy mountain at over 80 miles per hour? At the age of 21, Ruben Gonzalez took up the sport of luge and started training for the Olympics.  Four years…. and a few broken bones later, Ruben made his Olympic dream come true! But he didn't stop there… Ruben kept training, and at the age of 47, he was racing against 20-year-olds at the Vancouver Winter Olympics!  Ruben's the first person to ever compete in four Winter Olympics in four different DECADES!  The oldest person to ever compete in the Winter Olympics was...

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This episode is dedicated to the extraordinary Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her remarkable contributions to health, safety, humanity and the human spirit.

Bonnie Lautenberg is an artist, photographer and writer. Her works have been featured in gallery shows, museums and art fairs throughout the country. In 2022, Lautenberg was appointed by the White House to the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts. 

Lautenberg is the type of artist who seamlessly communicates her seasoned life experiences through the lens of her camera and her digital canvas. Currently, she divides her time between New York and Palm Beach ‒ retaining the ties she nurtured in Washington, DC while she was the wife of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg. She has been described as “having enough Washington insider stories to fill a book.”

Giffords Senior Advisor Debbie Mucarsel-Powell was the first South American-born immigrant ever elected to Congress. Debbie immigrated to the United States at the age of 14 with her mother and three sisters. When she was 24, Debbie’s father was murdered, which led her to dedicate her life to advocating for commonsense gun reform.  

Debbie was elected to Florida’s 26th Congressional District in 2018. In Congress, she focused on foreign affairs, education, healthcare policy, environmental sustainability, and gun violence prevention. She sat on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism & Homeland Security and served as Vice-Chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, where she led efforts to pass the first gun safety legislation in 25 years.

Debbie came to Congress with more than 20 years of experience at the FIU College of Medicine, FIU College of Health & Urban Affairs, FIU College of Social Work, Justice and Public Affairs, and Miami-Dade College, as well as experience at nonprofits providing social services, education, and environmental sustainability. Fluent in Spanish, Debbie is also available for Spanish-language media.

As someone that has spent her life’s work on expanding access to quality healthcare – impacting the lives of thousands, she knows that it’s inconceivable that politicians in D.C. would consider ripping away healthcare access from our families. Debbie understands we must continue to improve on what’s working and fix what’s broken in our health care system, not abandon people who need it the most.

Giffords (www.Giffords.org) is a leader in the movement to end gun violence in America. Led by the former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the organization brings decades of political, legal, and policy expertise to the fight for gun safety. Nearly 50,000 people died from gun violence in the U.S. in 2021. This uniquely American crisis leaves no community untouched — but it doesn’t have to be this way. From universal background checks to community-based violence intervention strategies, we know that there are proven solutions that will make our country safer. In statehouses and courthouses across America, we’re taking on the gun lobby and winning. 

Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook in December 2012, the organization has helped pass more than 525 gun safety laws in nearly every state and Washington DC. Gun violence is a complex problem, and ending this epidemic will require a wide range of solutions. Giffords is committed to seeing this fight through, until the promise of a safe and just country is a reality for every person and community in America.

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JONES.SHOW is produced and edited by Kevin Randall Jones.

Lautenberg, Mucarsel-Powell & Powell Online:

Giffords: www.giffords.org 
Bonnie Lautenberg: https://jmof.fiu.edu/exhibitions-events/exhibitions/lady-liberty-a-bonnie-lautenberg-retrospective/ 
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell: https://giffords.org/people/debbie-mucarsel-powell/ 

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