At Red Wine & Blue, we are all about having conversations, even the tough ones. We know that conversation, whether it’s between you and your best friend, or a larger group discussion, is an easy way to have a real impact in our community. So we’re dedicated to sharing conversations with women who are change-makers in their community, authors who are fighting book bans, and leaders on the issues we all care about. 

These days, it seems like the news never stops and it can feel impossible to keep up.

But don’t worry, because we’ve got you covered.

Join Jo and Jill every week, to break down what’s happening now, what’s coming up and what you may have missed.

They make sense of the chaos so you don’t have to.


You may know her as JoJoFromJerz, but Joanne Carducci is a single mom of two, living in the New Jersey suburbs who simply couldn’t stay quiet once Donald Trump emerged on the political scene.

She’s spent the last 6 years on social media calling out Republican hypocrisy and standing up for Democracy, but since joining Red Wine and Blue, she’s been able to put her words into action.

Whether it’s speaking with banned book authors, talking to activists, or simply chatting with moms who have stories to share, Jo’s goal is to demystify what can often seem like uncomfortable or intimidating topics so that others can engage in those important friend-to-friend conversations.

A die hard Yankees fan, Jo is mom to a nearly ten-year-old daughter, a 13-year-old son, and a 3-year-old Georgia hound mix rescue named Ruby.


Jill found her work family when she started working for RWB in July 2022. She interviews people making good trouble and doing amazing things in their communities, explains complicated topics through video storytelling, and informs people about what’s going on through Twitter Spaces and IG Lives.

Her superpower is empathy and she has a way of tapping her understanding and appreciation of others to deepen conversations and tell stories. After watching her in action, you may come away smarter or more open minded and hopeful – and you’ll definitely come away wanting to do more in your community.

She lives in Ohio with her husband, two children, and adorable dog Gus.

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