Carry As You Climb

Carry As You Climb


Latest Episodes

Carry As You Climb: Episode 15 with Leirion Gaylor Baird
October 09, 2019

Leirion Gaylor Baird is the Mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska. She was elected in May 2019.She was previously elected to the Lincoln City Council in May 2013 and was re-elected to a second term in May 2017. Prior to her election to City Council,

Carry As You Climb: Episode 14 with Emilia Sykes
September 24, 2019

Ohio House Democratic Leader Emilia Sykes represents her hometown of Akron. She was elected in 2014 to the legislature and elected by her peers in 2019 to be the caucus leader. Her passion for social justice extends to issues such as voter rights,

Carry As You Climb: Episode 13 with Seema Nanda
September 11, 2019

Seema Nanda is the Chief Executive Officer of the Democratic National Committee. Previously, she served as Chief of Staff at the US Department of Labor. Seema has a background in labor and employment law and has worked in the Civil Rights Division of t...

Carry As You Climb: Episode 12 with Elissa McBride
August 28, 2019

Elissa McBride is the Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) International. Elissa joined the labor movement as a member of the United Auto Workers District 65 in 1989. In 1991,

Carry As You Climb: Episode 11 with Christine Hunschofsky
August 13, 2019

Christine Hunschofsky is the Mayor of Parkland, Florida. She was elected as District 2 Commissioner in 2013 and Mayor in 2016. She was re-elected in 2018. She is only the second woman to be Mayor of Parkland and the first in over 30 years.

Carry As You Climb: Episode 10 with Michelle De La Isla
August 01, 2019

Mayor Michelle De La Isla is the Mayor of Topeka, Kansas. She was elected to City Council in 2013 and served as Deputy Mayor in 2016. Mayor De La Isla previously served as the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity where she established Topeka’s fi...

Carry As You Climb: Episode 9 with Joyce Beatty
July 17, 2019

This week, Nan speaks with Congresswoman Joyce Beatty of Ohio’s third district. Congresswoman Beatty was elected in 2013 and serves on the Financial Services Committee. Prior to being elected to Congress, Congresswoman Beatty was Senior Vice President ...

Carry As You Climb: Episode 8 with Neenah Ellis
July 01, 2019

Neenah Ellis is the general manager at WYSO, the public radio station in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Neenah came to WYSO in 2009 after 30 years as a radio documentary producer in Washington, D.C. She’ s been a producer for “ All Things Considered” at NPR and...

Carry As You Climb: Episode 7 with Liz Shuler
June 17, 2019

This week Nan Whaley talks to Liz Shuler,  Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO. As secretary-treasurer, the second-highest position in the labor movement, Shuler serves as the chief financial officer of the federation and oversees operations.

Carry As You Climb: Episode 6 with Annise Parker
June 04, 2019

This week, Nan Whaley speaks to Annise Parker. Annise is the former mayor of Houston, Texas and is currently the President & CEO of the Victory Fund and Victory Institute. In 2010 Time magazine named Mayor Parker one of the 100 most influential people ...