Photo courtesy of Jessica Jin/cropped from original

Jessica Jin led the protests last fall over the new campus carry gun law at her alma mater, University of Texas at Austin. Her weapon of choice?

Go ahead, ask Matt Jaffe anything. Just know that your question will likely lead the young singer/songwriter from Mill Valley on a musical detour before he gives you the answer you’re after.

For example, ask how he and his band, The Distractions, were chosen to support Blues Traveler, the Eighties jam band, on their national tour and he’s reminded of one of his influences.

“Well, there’s a great X song. It’s called “It’s Who You Know.”


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On the March 20, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible:

  How are women countering anti-abortion laws? On the February 12th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about Vessel, a film that follows Rebecca Gomperts, a Dutch doctor who defies anti-abortion laws around the globe by providing services on a ship in international waters. Her group Women on Waves has worked with women in 23 countries and is now educating women about abortions online. What is the current state of abortion access worldwide? And with so many restrictions in the US, what happens to American women who are denied abortions?

Hey guys,

Will Durst with a few choice words about the giant brouhaha resulting from Texas troopers confiscating tampons from female legislator gallery members during a debate on a bill that would outlaw most abortions in the state.