06 / 06 / 13
Wise Woman: Nicole Fonovich of the "Luca Lashes" Book Series

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Like many of our wise women, Nicole Fonovich is no stranger to struggle. After being diagnosed with an almost paralyzing condition, Fonovich was determined to take life by the reigns. As this week’s wise woman, Fonovich shares her story of how she became a mom and author while offering inspiration to us all.

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06 / 05 / 13

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A Strange Response: Last Thursday, Jezebel staff writer Lindy West appeared on “Totally Biased with Kamau Bell” to talk about rape culture. Joined by comedian Jim Norton, she engaged in a debate about the permissiveness of rape jokes in comedy. After her appearance, she wrote about her experience…

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05 / 22 / 13

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FAAIM: Kim Turley is one of the organizers from the Foundation for Asian American Independent Media (FAAIM). Its mission is to promote media by and about Asian Americans.She along with Lakshmi Rengarajan, Founder & Director of events at Me So Far join us in studio. Me So Far is a dating…

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05 / 08 / 13
Wise Woman of the Week: Marisol Vélez

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This week’s wise woman is Marisol Vélez. The writer, mentor, teacher and lyricist lets us into her world of redemption. She talks about where she’s been and where she’s headed as she strives to be a voice for those who aren’t heard.

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05 / 08 / 13

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Sexual Assault & the Military: According to a Pentagon report, sexual assaults in the military are on the rise. The Navy alone saw an increase of 32%. We discuss.

The Sociology of Sports in Society: When news of NBA star Jason Collins coming out broke, we heard from Jay…

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03 / 20 / 13

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Video Games, Another Male-Centered Avenue: Remember Super Mario Bros? Depending on whether or not you was player 1 or 2, Mario or Luigi fought their way to save damsel in distress Princess Peach from the evil Bowser. That’s just one example of gender bias when it comes to video games. We…

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03 / 13 / 13

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Special Guest Co-host Blogger and Cultural Critic April Scissors joins Shantell in Studio.

Is Media for Women Too Girly: Turns out that the “xoxo” or “lol :)” that you sign at the end of a text or email may do more harm than good. At least if you’re a woman. We have a conversation about…

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03 / 06 / 13

Overdrive Weekdays 4-6PM Central Time: Feminist Wednesday

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Did She Ruin It? Sunday the first woman in history tried out for the NFL and she wasn’t that great. We have a conversation about Laura Silberman and whether or not she just made it tougher for female athletes to be taken seriously in professional sports.

International Women’s Day, A Celebration: Amara Betty Martin is one of the organizers for “A Women’s Revolution.” She joins us live to discuss this Saturday’s event in celebration of International Women’s Day. 

Wise Woman of the Week:Today’s “wise woman” is Rita Figuera. We hear her story of how she got into the sport of professional boxing. 

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02 / 27 / 13
Jan Lewis Jewelry Designer and Shantell - Wise Woman of the Week: Jan Ramsey

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For this week’s segment, Shantell spoke with internationally-known jewelry maker Jan Lewis. lewis shares the story of how her bangles ended up in the gift bags of this year’s Oscar nominees, how she met and fell in love with famed jazz/radio legend Ramsey Lewis and offers advice for aspiring jewelry makers and dreamers.

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02 / 27 / 13

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Fat Letters: Childhood obesity is a hot topic and one elementary school in Massachusetts is becoming proactive in stopping it. How? By sending letters to the parents of children deemed obese by the school. We discuss.

Deprived of Resources: The National Eating Disorders Association

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02 / 20 / 13

Today on the Overdrive 2.20.13 (4-6 PM CST) Feminist Wednesday

A Stressed Generation: Millennials are the fast-paced, technologically savvy generation of humans. They also happen to be the most stressed out group of people. We discuss the details of the American Psychological Association’s new study.

Why I Don’t Say “I’m Pretty”: We talk about the word pretty and women’s relationship to the phrase "I’m Pretty" as outlined by Jezebel.com’s Tracy Moore.

Wise Woman of the Week: This week’s “wise woman” is Emily Rose. The Real Talk Avenue artist talks about how she came to perform at open mics, readings and slams across Chicago and the nation. 

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02 / 13 / 13
Wise Woman Of The Week: Asia Monique Mays

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This week’s Wise Woman is Asia Monique Mays: singer, model and editor of Beautonomy.com, a lifestyle and fashion blog. She talks beauty, fashion, singing and self-confidence with Shantell, plus gives a preview of her upcoming work styling an ad campaign for independent artists.

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11 / 30 / 12
Wise Woman of the Week: Kyra Kyles

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“That’s one thing I cannot stand: apathy toward the political system.”

Vocalo’s Wise Woman of the Week is Kyra Kyles, Senior Editor for JET. A multi-platform journalist, Kyra joins us to offer advice for young women in the media as well as a few nuggets of wisdom about what we should look for in personal relationships. Photo by the Chicago Tribune.

You can check out Kyra’s pop culture column, The Kyles Files, here.

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