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Your Call: What's causing early puberty in girls?

Jun 4, 2015

On the June 4th edition of Your Call, we'll have a conversation about why girls are entering puberty earlier than ever before? We’ll talk with Doctors Louise Greenspan and Julianna Deardorff, authors of The New Puberty: How to Navigate Early Development in Today's Girls. Just a generation ago, fewer than 5 percent of girls started puberty before the age of 8; today that percentage has more than doubled.  Why is this happening, and what can we do to help girls through this major transition? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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Who are your favorite rad American women? On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about City Lights’ first children’s book Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!  Writer by Kate Schatz and illustrator Miriam Klein Stahl chose 26 famous and unsung heroines. A is for Angela Davis, E is for Ella Baker, and P is for Patti Smith. Who would you add to the list? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Eve Ensler, creator of "The Vagina Monologues," about her new play, “Emotional Creature.”  The play is a celebration of girlhood in a society that often devalues the talents and emotions of girls and women.  So what does it take to empower young girls? And how can we all benefit?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.   It’s Your Call with Hana Baba and you.

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Imagine for a moment that you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, say at about age nine. What would have been your biggest dreams? Favorite color? Best friends? What would you hope to never forget as a grown up? These are just a few of the questions that KALW’s Martina Castro posed to three 4th grade girls, all friends and classmates at the Park Day School in Oakland. They attend an after school art and mindfulness class at Honey Moon Studios.

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with the makers of the film, MissRepresentation, a documentary about the increasingly sexualized portrayals of women and girls in popular culture and news media and the continued absence of women in critical leadership roles.   How are these trends affecting our society--especially youth?  How do they impact you or those around you?  And how can we shift them?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

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