43: Down Syndrome: Three Moms Making a Difference

October 19, 2017
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Down Syndrome: three moms (Michelle, Leslie, and Dori) talk with Meredith about their kiddos, families and "law syndrome." The biggest take away from this episode for me was the fact that Down Syndrome individuals are REALLY just like us... truly. Listen more to these women tell their stories---such a great episode. Approximately one in every 700 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome, making Down syndrome the most common chromosomal condition. At NDSS you'll find an introduction to Down syndrome and an overview of related facts, myths and truths and our preferred language guide.

Law Syndrome:
Law Syndrome affects 100% of people with Down syndrome.  It’s a series of antiquated laws that impede the pursuit of a career or living independently without risking Medicaid benefits. Help us fix the law and end #LawSyndrome

https://www.lawsyndrome.org/ 

National Down Syndrome Society
http://www.ndss.org/Down-Syndrome/

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41: Ally Faber: Treacher Collins Syndrome & Nolan

October 6, 2017
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Ally Faber is the mom to Nolan, who has a rare genetic syndrome known as Treacher Collins. This was an incredibly positive, uplifting and heart-warming episode.

Ally writes, "Nolan is the best thing to have ever happened to our family and he's transformed the way I view life. I'm a married, vegan Oregon momma of TWO boys who decided to embark on a minimalism journey this calendar year for financial freedom, a healthier emotional state and a less wasteful and more conscious life as a consumer. I long to own less so that we can do more as a family."

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32: David Garrow: Barack Obama and Pulitzer-Prize Winning

August 11, 2017
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Making Barack Obama, the High Court, and more. Meredith geeks out a little about favorite Supreme Court justices with historian and author, David Garrow. In this captivating epsisode covering Obama, Roe v. Wade and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Meredith and David really dig into some interesting legal and political topics.

In his book, Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, Pulitzer-Prize winner David Garrow addresses how Barack Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted him into the national spotlight and led to his election four years later as America's first African-American president. 

About David Garrow

Book: https://www.amazon.com/Rising-Star-Making-Barack-Obama/dp/0062641832 
Web: http://www.davidgarrow.com/

The Book: Rising Star

Rising Star is the definitive account of Barack Obama's formative years that made him the man who became the forty-fourth president of the United States—from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the Cross.

Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama captivatingly describes Barack Obama's tumultuous upbringing as a young black man attending an almost-all-white, elite private school in Honolulu while being raised almost exclusively by his white grandparents. After recounting Obama's college years in California and New York, Garrow charts Obama's time as a Chicago community organizer, working in some of the city's roughest neighborhoods; his years at the top of his Harvard Law School class; and his return to Chicago, where Obama honed his skills as a hard-knuckled politician, first in the state legislature and then as a candidate for the United States Senate.

Detailing a scintillating, behind-the-scenes account of Obama's 2004 speech, a moment that labeled him the Democratic Party's "rising star," Garrow also chronicles Obama's four years in the Senate, weighing his stands on various issues against positions he had taken years earlier, and recounts his thrilling run for the White House in 2008.

In Rising Star, David J. Garrow has created a vivid portrait that reveals not only the people and forces that shaped the future president but also the ways in which he used those influences to serve his larger aspirations. This is a gripping read about a young man born into uncommon family circumstances, whose faith in his own talents came face-to-face with fantastic ambitions and a desire to do good in the world. Most important, Rising Star is an extraordinary work of biography—tremendous in its research and storytelling, and brilliant in its analysis of the all-too-human struggles of one of the most fascinating politicians of our time.

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