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Philosophy Talk: The Value of Care

Jun 8, 2018

How do notions like care, compassion, and empathy change the way we view our obligations to others?

  

  

On this edition of Your Call, activist and scholar Dr. Janet Dewart Bell discusses her new book, Lighting the First of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement.

 

Judy Chicago, photo courtesy of Through the Flower archives

This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...

Jordan Uhl

  

In the 45 years since the Supreme Court decided the landmark Roe v. Wade case, which legalized abortion in the United States, mostly Republicans have enacted hundreds of policies that restrict access to abortion and other reproductive care.

How has access to abortion changed in the decades since that watershed case? We’ll speak with women who are fighting for abortion access and women who remember what life was like when abortion was illegal.

Guests:

Master Steve Rapport / IndivisibleSF

  

Activists resisting the Trump administration have been organizing protests, mobilizing voters, and running for office. They have opposed restrictions on immigration, advocated for women’s rights, and spoken out against racial injustice. More than 250 Women’s March anniversary actions are planned for January 20. We’ll ask local organizers: Where has the movement succeeded, and what’s to come in 2018?

Guests:

Your Call: Feminism is Merriam-Webster's word of the year

Dec 20, 2017
Laura Flynn

  

Merriam-Webster declared feminism the word of the year.

Claire Stremple

 

“Oh, my god!”

 

Erica Deeman gasps as she walks into her solo exhibition for the first time.

 

“Sometimes I have to pinch myself. It is the first time I’ve seen them all in a room together, all thirty pieces framed.”

Tom Levy

 

Like other holy scriptures, the Quran has been studied and read, commented on, and interpreted mostly by men. There was a tradition of female scholarship early in Islam, but later, it was men at the helm of breaking down the verses, and deciding how they’re applicable to everyday life.

Your Call: Has feminism sold out?

Mar 13, 2017

 

What should we make of the fact that feminism has gone mainstream? Bitch Magazine founding editor Andi Zeisler explores that question in her new book, We Were Feminists Once.

Violet Overn with Zach Romeo, resized and recropped

 

"F*ck U, in the Most Loving Way" is an exhibition presented by the Northern California Women's Caucus for Art that features 52 artists, from performance art to documentary film. It was curated by Tanya Augsburg, a feminist performance scholar and Associate Professor of Humanities and Liberal Studies at San Francisco State University. 

Dear Donald Trump: "You may think you have all the power. You are wrong."

Jan 17, 2017
Photo by George Baker

This Saturday, millions of people will take to the streets in cities across the country in concert with the Women’s March on Washington.

Philosophy Talk: Science and Gender

Nov 25, 2016
"science school" by Nelley used under CC license

Is science inherently sexist, or is it just practiced that way?


Photo courtesy of Eve Ensler

The creator of The Vagina Monologues, published an article this September in the Huffington Post called "The Undeniable Rape Culture Of Donald Trump."

Photo courtesy of Alison Crossley

Dr. Alison Dahl Crossley is the Associate Director of The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University.

Blythe is a writer for the New Yorker, The Onion, and Clickhole. She is also a researcher for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

Photo by Paige Parsons/cropped from original

Arlie Hochschild has been called "one of the most imaginative and productive feminist sociologists of the last thirty years."

Your Call: Rad women worldwide

Sep 22, 2016

On the September 22nd edition of Your Call, we’re discussing Rad Women Worldwide: Artists, Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History.

Syreeta McFadden

 


On the August 8th edition of Your Call, Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss his new book Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education.

Why we need a feminist comedian's take on serious news.

Lina Nilsson discusses why bringing more women into engineering may be a matter of showing them the good they can do.

Gloria Steinem and Lauren Schiller discuss her new book, advice on starting a movement & why some people can't picture a woman in the White House.

Celebrate International Women's Day as John and Ken explore the life and thought of the French feminist philosopher.


Many groups still feel excluded from the feminist movement. Teresa shares how feminism can be a value everyone can share--across races, sexuality, economics.

Jenny Jimenez / photojj.com

  On the February 18th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with writer Lindy West about feminism and pop culture. 

Meet the actress, comedian, musician and author who created the viral video, "Sorry Babe, You're a Feminist" and more--on the value of keeping it fun and doing improv.

Turning heads with that dapper butch swagger

Dec 16, 2015

For some people, getting dressed in the morning isn’t about just throwing on what’s in reach, or clean. For others, it’s more of a ritual with attention to the finest detail and a commitment not to leave the house in nothing but their finest.  

Philosophy Talk asks about the changing face of feminism

Sep 20, 2015

What are the basic tenets of the most recent wave of feminism, and how does it differ from the previous waves?


A Simple (Feminist) Revolution: Judy Grahn

Sep 17, 2015

  

Judy Grahn's "Common Woman" poems in the '60s and '70s inspired a generation of lesbian feminists. Her 2012 book, "A Simple Revolution: The Making of an Activist Poet," is part history, part memoir and a brilliant read.

18 in the Bay

Aug 24, 2015
Jiro Bevis for Matter

Turning 18 is a big deal. You can rent an apartment, you can get a tattoo, you can vote. Perhaps most importantly, you're legally recognized as an adult.

You might remember that moment yourself, but almost everything else about being that age is changing fast, even in the past few years. So what’s it actually like to be 18 right now?

Daily news roundup for Thursday, March 5th

Mar 5, 2015
Laura Wenus

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

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