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Parenting and Politics

Oct 18, 2021

In this episode Diana talks to Julie Kashen, Director of Economic Justice at the Century Foundation, about the family friendly policies that parents need and why these policies shouldn’t be looked at separately, but why we need them together. 

We discuss why this is a historic moment to finally get the family friendly...


Sep 22, 2021

In this episode, Diana is talking to Nina Perez, the National Director of Early Childhood at MomsRising.org about why this is the moment to make a comprehensive, high-quality child care and pre-k system for families a reality. 

Nina is an expert in child care advocacy and in this episode she discusses how we *almost*...


Jul 28, 2021

In this episode Diana talks to Katie Hamm, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development, at the Office of Early Childhood Development in the Biden Administration. 

Diana and Katie discuss:
- The Child Tax Credit and making it permanent
- How the AFP will help families with a 0-5 childcare plan
- a...


Mar 17, 2021

”Education funding should be non-negotiable... We are already not getting what we deserve-- how can we possibly cut any more? It’s such an injustice." 

In this episode, Diana talks to Evie Hantzopoulos, a mom, educator and community leader who is running for NYC Council in District 22, in Queens, NYC. 

They discuss...


Mar 5, 2021

When people asked Liuba Grechen Shirley what she needed to run for office, she replied "child care." They told her they couldn't help with that, but luckily for us, Liuba ran anyway, even though she had a 1 year old and a 3 year old.

In this episode, Diana and Liuba discuss what it's like to run for office while raising...