#25 March for Our Lives

March 29, 2018

Kelley marched on Washington and Gretchen marched on Bangor, and they tell their stories from the March for Our Lives events they attended.

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Mentioned on the podcast

You Need a Budget

Twinkle Stainless Steel Cleaner

Weight Watchers

March For Our Lives

Maya interviews Grandpa about the March on Washington in August 1963

Anatomy: Landing a Plane at Reagan National Airport

FDR Memorial (This is a blog, but shows most of the quotes that are there.)

The story behind 11-year-old Naomi Wadler and her March for Our Lives speech

Parkland survivor vomits during gun speech

MLK's Granddaughter Shares A Dream Of Her Own At March For Our Lives

March for Our Lives: Top moments that made up a movement

Emma González and the wordless act that moved a nation

Everytown's Gun law Navigator - research gun laws in your state.

Our Instagram: BalancingChaosPodcast

The gun guy from Bangor's march

"I HUNT NO AR-15"

Kelley's debate-ending graph evidence: 

Number of murder victims in the US in 2016, by weaponIMG_8274.jpeg

Snopes: Are Four Times More People Stabbed to Death Than Killed with Rifles? A story about gun crimes that uses statistics from the FBI's annual national crime report is flawed.

Our Favorite Things

Kelley: Audra Day: Rise Up

Gretchen: BOSCH 500 Series Dishwasher

 

 

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[Rebroadcast] #7 Bandaids on Bulletholes

March 22, 2018

On Saturday, Kelley and Shira will be marching in Washington DC, and Gretchen will be marching in Bangor, for the March For Our Lives to stand up and speak out against gun violence and demand safe schools. Because of that, we are taking this week off from a new episode and throwing it back to episode 7, when we had Shira join us to talk about this issue. As of publication, there was yet another school shooting, this time in Maryland, and it has been classified as domestic violence as well. On Saturday, March 24, there are 828 events scheduled worldwide to participate in the March For Our Lives, if you want to join us. We'll be back with a new episode next week! 

 

This week, we have guest number two, Shira, a prosecutor (and new mom) who works on domestic violence and child abuse cases talking about links between domestic violence, homicide, and even mass shootings. She also gets some advice about going back to work after maternity leave!

Links Mentioned

Calif. gunman killed his wife before rampaging through community, trying to storm elementary school

Maine concert promoter pleads guilty to domestic violence charge, maintains he didn’t do it

Facing the Sins of the Democratic Party

Our Favorite Things!

ShiraThe Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country, Helen Russell

Kelley: Essential Oils - She mentions DOTerra, (the ones that Gretchen uses that are not MLM are from Plant Therapy)

GretchenFind My Friends the app that keeps track of everyone (if they let you)

 

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#24 Celebrating Kids or Bragging?

March 15, 2018

Our kids are the best, right? How do you celebrate them without being a braggart? How do you manage when you realize they are maybe NOT the best, like you thought? Plus a tangent on Betsy DeVos.

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Mentioned on the podcast

John R. Braden. A very famous horse.

Signs Aimed At Crazy Sports Parents Should Include These Extra Warnings

Kelty Love Seat ("Sideline Sofa")

DeVos Digs Herself Deeper

How Betsy DeVos Used God and Amway to Take Over Michigan Politics

Urban Decay Optical Illusion

Beautyblender Makeup Sponge

   

Our Favorite Things

Kelley: The Not So Empty Nest, Bangor ME

Gretchen: Sephora 

 

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#23: Women We Admire

March 8, 2018

International Women's Day is March 8, and in honor of that, we highlight women we admire, from our professions, celebrities, and people in our lives. 

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Mentioned on the podcast

Sandy Hook School Shootings

International Women's Day

LadyPodSquad on Facebook#ladypodsquad

Margaret Sanger

danah boyd

Panicked about Kids’ Addiction to Tech? Here are two things you could do

Oprah Winfrey

Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler's Smart Girls

Sephora

   

Our Favorite Things

Kelley: DevaClips

Gretchen: Smith Chromapop

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#22 Sarah Walker Caron, the mother of a survivor of the Sandy Hook school shooting

March 1, 2018

Sarah Walker Caron is the mother of a survivor of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. She joins us and shares her experiences from that day, and in the years after. You also hear from Gretchen's daughters - one who was in 1st grade when Sandy Hook happened, and one who is in 2nd grade now, the same age that Sarah's son was when Sandy Hook happened - about lockdown drills.  (Heads up, this one is definitely a heavy subject.)

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Mentioned on the podcast

 

Sandy Hook School Shootings

http://sarahcaron.com/

My son survived Sandy Hook. I want to tell him it won’t happen again, but I can’t.

School starts at new building for Sandy Hook kids

Sandy Hook Elementary School design finds safety, security in openness

PD: Man arrested for making threat at Sandy Hook Elementary School

Sandy Hook Elementary Students Return Day After Bomb Threat

Parkland Student Emma González Opens Up About Her Fight for Gun Control

Diane Alston's Twitter thread on 'remember, they are teenagers.'

Pennsylvania church plans a ceremony with AR-15 rifles — and a local school is getting students out of the way

Police: Ellsworth student who made threat had access to weapons

Oregon passes gun control bill aimed at domestic abusers

Ex-Maine police officers claim law enforcement failed in its duty to confiscate Lake’s guns

Kate Braestrup on The Moth: The Blessing

We’re used to experiencing mass shootings online. But Parkland brought us into the classroom.

March for Our Lives

The Briar Patch's teacher portrait project: "We are already armed."

  

Our Favorite Things

Kelley: Harvard Injury Control Research Center

Americans Widely Support Tighter Regulations on Gun Sales

Gretchen: Everytown for Gun Safety

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Giffords Courage to Fight Gun Violence

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

Sandy Hook Promise

 

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