March 11, 2015

Everyman Theatre World of the Play: Ruined — You Will Not Fight Your Battles On My Body Anymore

March 10, 2015 - Segment 2 - We hear last Saturday's World of the Play discussion at Everyman Theatre, based on themes arising from Everyman's production of Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined.
January 5, 2015

From The Archives: The White Women Of The Harlem Renaissance

January 2, 2015 - Segment 1 - We talk with author Carla Kaplan, Davis Distinguished Professor of American Literature at Northeastern University, about her book Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance, which focuses on a small group of white women who crossed the color line and played controversial yet significant roles in the Harlem Renaissance.
December 9, 2014

State Of Women’s Rights In America: Peggy Young v. UPS, Police Violence & More

December 8, 2014 - Segment 3 - We turn to the issue of women's rights, especially in light of the case currently being heard before the U.S. Supreme Court, Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service (UPS). In 2006 Peggy Young, then a worker for UPS, became pregnant and asked for a reassignment that would not require heavy lifting. The company refused and put her on unpaid leave.
November 14, 2014

Sexual Assault, Reporting and African Americans

November 12, 2014 - Segment 3 - We discuss a controversial speech by the president of Lincoln University. Speaking to students, he said women should not report rape in order to keep Black men out of prison.
May 28, 2014

Elliot Rodger, Male Entitlement, Misogyny and Violence

May 28, 2014 - Segment 2 - We look at the tragic killing rampage last week in California by 22-year old Elliot Rodger. The latest reports indicate that he acted in part out of an intense frustration over rejection by women. We discuss male entitlement, misogyny and violence against women.
April 18, 2014

The Girls In The Band

April 17, 2014 - Segment 4 - We talk with Judy Chalkin, producer and director of the documentary The Girls In The Band, about female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 30s to the present day.
March 26, 2014

Military Sexual Assault: What Does Military Justice Look Like?

March 25, 2014 - Segment 3 - In light of last week's ruling by a military judge that a former U.S. Naval Academy football player was not guilty of sexually assaulting an inebriated female midshipman, we examine sexual assault in the military
January 27, 2014

World Of The Play: Women In Theatre

January 24, 2014 - Segment 3 - We hear the second installment in our World of the Play series, where we partner with Everyman Theatre to delve deeply into the themes addressed in each of their plays this season.You'll hear the panel Marc moderated on Crimes of the Heart, Beth Henley's play about three sisters in Mississippi. When the play was released in the early eighties, women playwrights were produced far less often than their male counterparts. Over thirty years later, there are still gender inequalities in the theater. Why aren't women playwrights being heard on our stages?
July 3, 2013

Pro-Choice Protests in Texas

July 3, 2013 - Segment 2 - We discuss the demonstrations in support of reproductive rights in Austin, Texas. A special state legislative session is currently in progress, called for by Governor Rick Perry with the intention of pushing forward anti-abortion legislation. This has sparked large protests at the Capitol. We are joined be organizer Rocio Villalobos.
May 23, 2013

High-Ranking Military Officers Accused Of Sexual Assault Were Tasked With Preventing Sexual Assault

May 23, 2013 - Segment 2 - We discuss military culture in the wake of news that three high-ranking military officers tasked with preventing sexual assault were themselves accused of sexual assault.
April 16, 2013

Shackling Incarcerated Pregnant Women In Maryland

April 16, 2013 - Segment 2 - We continue our coverage of a bill that was introduced in the Maryland Legislature this past session, which would have prohibited the shackling of incarcerated pregnant women and women in labor.