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04 / 17 / 14
A Long Walk Home: Helping Women Heal Overcome Everyday Violence
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We continue our conversation about everyday violence faced by women and girls when we are going by Sangheetha Ravichandran and Larrinita Starks, a staff member and youth leader with A Long Walk Home. ALWH uses art therapy and visual and performing arts to help girls heal from violence and to seek ends to it.

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04 / 02 / 14
Council of Feminist Thought: Male and Female Perspectives on Street Harassment

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In honor of International Street Harassment Awareness Week, the Council of Feminist Thought focused in on harassment in both male and female situations. Writer Britt Julious and WBEZ executive producer Justin Kaufmann joined hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon for the conversation. The council looked at different types of harassment; the kind that women are familiar with (intimidating words, gestures, and actions) and the harassment some men are familiar with (stop and frisk).

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03 / 12 / 14
Ladies: Are you a Boss? Bossy? Or Both?

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"I’m not bossy, I’m a boss," says Beyoncé in a new campaign from LeanIn.org encouraging parents and educators to drop the word “bossy” when describing headstrong girls. But the AMp’s Council of Feminist Thought has convened to wonder if “bossy” is all that bad and what kind of effect banning a word can have.

Even though this campaign may have been well-intended, it does not cover the REAL issues facing young women, particularly young women of color as discussed by the Council: According to the African American Policy Forum, black girls are suspended at a higher rate than all other girls and white and Latino boys. Sixty-seven percent of black girls reported feelings of sadness or hopelessness for more than two weeks straight compared to 31 percent of white girls and 40 percent of Latinas. Single black women have the lowest net wealth of any group, with research showing a median wealth of $100.

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02 / 26 / 14
Nerdette Podcast Exclusive: Female Robot Voices

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The Nerdette Podcast gave us an exclusive look at their newest episode where they ask why so many fictional and real robots and robot voices are female. What is it about a digital barrier that makes people more comfortable with female authority? Producer Tricia Bobeda and reporter Logan Jaffe joined hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon to share the wide variety of fem-bots that have served us over the years.

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02 / 26 / 14
The Stork's Nest is Dedicated to Helping Pregnant Women Get The Care They Need

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Since 1971 the women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. have focused on helping young mothers stay healthy during pregnancy, hoping to decrease the infant mortality rate in the African American community. Cynthia McCoy, president of the Chicago chapter, talked with us about their new(ish) partnership with Jackson Park Hospital to run their pre-natal counseling program, The Stork’s Nest.

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02 / 13 / 14
Real Talk: BBC to Ban All Male "Sexist" Panel Shows

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This week, BBC executives have enforced producers to include women in their panel for their all-male comedy shows. This move was to aknowledge the overall gender imbalance and attempt to fix these criticisms by bringing in female comedians. The AMp’s Molly Adams was joined by WBEZ Midday Producer Justin Kaufman and Dr. Coya Paz to talk about the lack of diversity in comedy and both the obvious and underlying reasons for BBC’s move.

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02 / 12 / 14
Biological Feminism: Why Do Women Menstruate When Most Mammals Do Not?

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A play at Timeline Theater explores a very Feminist Wednesday topic: Why do humans menstruate when most mammals do not? Using the meeting of two biologists with differing theories, The How and the Why also explores the pressure that women scientists are under to perform at a high level. Actors Janet Ulrich Brooks, Elizabeth Ledo, and director Keira Fromm joined the AMp hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon this morning in the Vocalo studio to discuss.

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02 / 12 / 14
Council of Feminist Thought: Be Nice on the Internet (or Don't...)
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On this week’s Feminist Wednesday, writers Mikki Kendall and Britt Julious joined hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon on the Council of Feminist Thought to tackle what it means to be “nice” on the Internet. While surely it can feel good to be polite with others on social media, there may be some advantages to being not so nice on the Internet. The council also discussed where to draw the line and how mean is too mean…

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11 / 27 / 13
Dating Like a Feminist

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For the single guy and gal in 2013, what role does gender play in dating? Does it matter who pays? Does it matter who gives who a ride? Does it matter who asks questions? And if none of it matters, does Brian Babylon want his country back? Emily Heist Moss, proprietor of Rosie Says, joined Brian and AMp co-host Molly Adams this morning as she shared her reflections on being a single, straight, feminist gal just trying to find a guy who respects her boundaries.

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11 / 13 / 13
Why are Women Underrepresented in Professional Cooking?

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"To read the critique of Time magazine, it’s kindof crazy, it’s sort of […] boldly exposing the sexism of the industry, I’m not even going to say it’s sexism, I’m just going to say it’s myopia, we all operate out of our own contexts and our own up-bringing —we have blinders. We don’t see everything. We see ourselves. So there’s that, these dudes in their white coats and top hats are just being themselves […] The real question is why aren’t there women on these [best chef] lists." - Alison Cuddy

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09 / 24 / 13
Vocalo On WBEZ Ep 83 - Syria talk, Stop Telling Women To Smile, DJ Chicken George

In this episode: An American military strike against the Assad regime in Syria seemed imminent, and the news was filled with analysts and “experts” but not many Syrian-Americans, the people who will be affected in a couple ways by military action. Now, as things seem to have deescalated, the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams checked in with Amr Kawji, who has been advocating for military intervention, and Ramah Kudaimi, who would like to see a non-violent strategy. Both agreed that something must be done to stop the violence.

Stop Telling Women to Smile is a public art series that addresses gender based street harassment. The work consists of drawn portraits of women who have told their stories of harassment, and wheat pasting those portraits as posters with captions that speak directly to offenders on outdoor walls. The creator of the series, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, joined Music Vox host Jesse Menendez to discuss the project, gender dynamics and more.

We close the show with a DJ set from Vocalo’s DJ Collective member - Chicken George. Tune in!

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04 / 29 / 13
Wise Women: Stephanie King-Meyers & Nancy Bigley of Bottle & Bottega

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After getting laid off from her corporate job, Stephanie King-Meyers decided to go into business for herself. Opening up her first business with the help of co-owner Nancy Bigley, “Bottle & Bottega” has become a recognizable name in Chicago for those who like art and wine. They tell their story.

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04 / 08 / 13
Vocalo on WBEZ Ep. 60 - Feminine Comique, Mutts, Sadar Bahar

In this episode: Stand-up comedy can be a male-dominated world, but one group in Chicago is making sure funny women have their voices heard. The Feminine Comique is a beginners course in stand-up comedy exclusively for women. The course was created by Cameron Esposito and classes are taught by Chicago comedian Kelsie Huff. Kelsie joins hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon in the studio to talk about the challenges of starting out in comedy and the boys-club world of open mic nights.

Also, Dr. Carl Bell is the Director of the Institute for Juvenile Research, and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Bell talks with Luis and Shantell about the violence among youths in communities and the factors that contribute towards it. According to Dr. Bell, the issue goes far beyond easy access to guns and alcohol; there are a myriad of psychological, sociocultural, biological, and developmental factors that may contribute contribute towards the manifestation of anger and violence.

Chicago’s rock trio Mutts, is known for dirty, grungy guitar distortions and loud in-your-face blues rock. But on their newest album, Object Permanence, you’ll hear none of that. Mike Maimone’s guttural vocals take the center of attention, delivering poignant social commentary over stripped down, unplugged arrangements. The band joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about the new songs and the change of sound.

Lastly, DJ Sadar Bahar throws it down on 1’s and 2’s with a deep disco, underground house, and Afro Beat mix.

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04 / 03 / 13

Overdrive Weekdays 4-6pm Central Time: Feminist Wednesday f

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And the Childless Shall Suffer: According to a new study, childless men are more depressed than childless women. We discuss the details of the study and talk about whether or not it contradicts certain notions regarding motherhood.

Fat Shaming:Kim Kardashian has put on some pounds and at 7…

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03 / 31 / 13

Storyteller of the week: Martha is working on a story about females who inspire her. #vocalo #communitymedia #storytelling #women (at Vocalo 89.5 FM)

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