About the two moms
Heather Atwood is an accomplished food writer and blogger. Heather is the author of “In Cod We Trust” (Globe Pequot, 2015), and the Managing Editor of the online magazine “The Other Cape”. Heather has two daughters.
Nicie Johnson Panetta, retired in 2010 after fifteen years in the investment business. Since then, she has focused on raising her daughter and on non-profit volunteer work. In an earlier century, Nicie worked in TV news. Nicie and Heather both live on Boston’s North Shore.
A Note on our Politics
While ours will be advocacy journalism, our advocacy is for the kind of people power and principled leadership above the partisan divide that can help us all reform our politics and strengthen our democracy. Heather and Nicie are committed to being thoughtful about the complexities of policy and politics, to being respectful of those who hold differing views, and to listening carefully to all whom they encounter. We are left of center ourselves, and proudly so. We will be making donations or working on behalf of some the candidates we profile, and we will share that with our listeners when we do.
Having said that, we don’t expect our listeners to share our views or our values in every instance. We are also more interested in identifying leaders who are able to put country over party, than we are in promoting the interests of any party. We are committed to being respectful, to listen sincerely, and to encourage pragmatic and fact-based discussion. We will be exploring frameworks for dialogue that assist people in gaining clarity about how their values and emotions interact with a fact-based analysis of both policy questions and candidate assessment.