Kamala Harris pick showcases women’s progress

The selection of Kamala Harris as a vice presidential candidate generated a lot of conversation about the role of women in politics. We spoke with former state lawmaker Leah Landrum Taylor about the Harris pick and just how much progress women have made. 

Taylor has a personal relationship with the Senator and speaks about how it was like to be in the same class with her. She also tells us that she feels proud to think that she was in the Arizona Senate when they were celebrating the highest amount of women serving in the legislature. Taylor went into politics to help her community and bring diversity of opinion. She emphasizes that women need to still be be at the table. To this day, people do not have enough women in politics.

Taylor believes for things to change, women need to be “at the right places.” This means, women need to be involved not just present. They need to be involved in policy making, and not just politics but positions of power.

This is a part of our special edition episode on the 19th Amendment.

Sponsor message:

In this segment:

Leah Landrum Taylor, former state lawmaker

Sponsor message:

Sign up to receive the Arizona PBS Insider

Get up-to-the-minute information about your favorite programs and learn more about Arizona PBS news and events.

Nova: "How Writing Changed the World"

"Nova" explores new discoveries and how we have come this far on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on Arizona PBS.

'Van Der Valk' solves baffling crimes in Amsterdam

Set in Amsterdam, new series "Van Der Valk" follows the work of Commisaris Van der Valk (played by Marc Warren), a street-smart and unapologetic Dutch detective who navigates the lively and enigmatic city, solving mysterious crimes using astute human observation and inspired detection.

Family Night: PBS KIDS movie marathon

Arthur and his friends gather on the couch with popcorn.

This weekend Arizona PBS KIDS is delivering a mini-marathon of hour-long specials! On Sept. 25, 26 and 27, join us at for "WordGirl: The Rise of Miss Power" at 6 p.m., "Odd Squad: World Turned Odd" at 7 p.m., "Rhythm and Roots of Arthur" at 8 p.m., and "Wild Kratts: Amazon’ Amazon Adventure" at 9 p.m.