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Erika was born and raised in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois and graduated from Urbana High School. Having grown up surrounded by the Orange and Blue, Erika decided to attend college at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she majored in Political Science. She graduated from the U of I in 2001 as a Phi Beta Kappa inductee and a Chancellor’s Scholar.
Erika then applied to and was accepted by several law schools, including Harvard Law School. Lacking the funds, however, to pay for law school, Erika decided to compete in the Miss America Organization to attempt to earn the scholarship money necessary to pay for law school. Erika went on to be crowned Miss Illinois 2002 and Miss America 2003, earning thousands of dollars in scholarships along the way. Upon graduating from law school, Erika worked as an attorney in the litigation groups of Sidley Austin LLP and Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C. Erika currently is an attorney at Meyer Capel, Champaign County’s largest law firm. Erika also serves on the board of directors of Prison Fellowship, the national outreach to prisoners and their families founded by the late Chuck Colson. Erika has presented faith-based messages in prisons such as Louisiana State Penitentiary (the men’s maximum security prison also known as “Angola”) and Central California Women's Facility, speaking to women on California’s death row. Additionally, Erika is a spokesperson for Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree, a program that provides Christmas gifts to children who have an incarcerated parent. Erika was honored by Athena International as its 2011 Global ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award Recipient. Erika lives in Urbana and is the doting Auntie of one adorable niece and two high-energy nephews.
Marc W. Polite is an award winning writer from New York City. He writes on issues concerning history, labor, and technology. Mr. Polite is the founder and Editor in Chief of www.politeonsociety.com, an award winning blog of social commentary, political analysis and literary reviews. Mr. Polite is also the author of The Poetic Ruminations of Mr. Born Nice.
Join us as we chat with three young community leaders-- from Oakland, LA, and San Antonio who are getting ready for Power Shift 2013 (Oct 18-21, Pittsburgh) where over 10,000 youth leaders will converge to grow the movement to stop the climate crisis and fight for a just future.
Tonight starting at 8pm CST on The Grit and Grace Show:
Senate Democrats on a party line vote rejected House resolution amendments and chose instead to shut down the Government. We will have the latest. The Democrats and the Obamanation Administration continue to defy the will of the people in pushing to fund the Obamacare tax bill. Will they ultimately succeed?
At 8:30 CST Roger Anghis joins us to discuss the original intent behind Constitutional Government and how the left has used it to advance their agenda.
Also, board game inventor Jack Lefeber has created a monopoly game after Obamacare! "You have to play it to see what's in it"
After the 1st hour we have another exciting addition of keeping current with Curtice as he fills us in on Obama's phone call with the Iranian Leader. Also at 9:pm we open up the phone lines to all of you and would love for you to join in to the conversation! (646)929-2349
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Conservatarian Sara Marie Brenner does not let public opinion get in the way of "telling it like it is." Brenner is the Creator/Editor of TheBrennerBrief.com, a right-of-center news and analysis with multiple contributors. Brenner also serves as a city councilman in her home city of Powell, Ohio, practicing what she preaches by fighting tax increases and expanding government. She writes a daily (M-F) column for WashingtonTimes.com. Read her full bio here.
On tonight's show, Sara Marie Brenner will discuss the government shutdown, Seymour Hersh's perhaps inadvertently encouraging journalists to be like Andrew Breitbart, and volunteer leaders of the effort to recall two San Antonio elected officials (including Julian Castro) will join us live.
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