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Inclusivity & Gender in Christianity

March 09, 2023 | Listen »

We speak to two religious leaders about recent debates regarding inclusivity and gender in the Christian faith. Rev. Andrew McGowan and Rev. Linda Calkins


God's Gender; Girls & Depression

February 17, 2023 | Listen »

God's Gender: What pronouns should be used to refer to God? Girls & Depression: An alarming report says girls are frequently depressed and suffering from sexual violence. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Linda Chavez, Siobhan "Sam" Bennett, Ann Stone


Equality Behind the Scenes in TV and Movies

January 20, 2023 | Listen »

Pamala Buzick Kim, the executive director of Free the Work, talks to us about how to increase diversity in the film and TV industry. She talks to us about how she thinks we need to focus on "calling in and not calling out."


Misty Copeland Discusses the History and Future of Ballet

January 06, 2023 | Listen »

This week we interview Misty Copeland, the first African American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, and the author of The Wind at My Back. Her latest book highlights her friendship with trailblazer Raven Wilkinson, as she reflects on her own life experiences.


2022 Year in Review

December 16, 2022 | Listen »

The biggest stories this year that affected women. Abortion: We take a look at the SCOTUS's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and what it meant for the midterm elections. Women & Work: how the workplace has changed after the pandemic. Ketanji Brown Jackson: We talk about the first black woman to become a Supreme Court Justice. PANEL: Fmr. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Linda Chavez, Debra Carnahan, Ann Stone


Asian American and Pacific Islander Women

December 02, 2022 | Listen »

We speak with Madalene Mielke, the president & CEO of Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies about the role of AAPI women both as candidates and voters. What are the top issues for this demographic and what are the different ways this voting bloc affected the midterms?


Midterm Election; Affirmative Action

November 04, 2022 | Listen »

How will abortion and inflation, among other issues, affect the women's vote? SCOTUS decisions set to change how colleges accept students.


Bully Market: Misogyny at Goldman Sachs

October 21, 2022 | Listen »

This week, we speak with Jamie Fiore Higgins, author of "Bully Market: My Story of Money and Misogyny at Goldman Sachs." She tells us about the abuse and sexism that is all too common on Wall Street.


Fighting for Domestic Workers' Rights

October 07, 2022 | Listen »

We speak with Jenn Stowe, executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and Stephanie Land, author of the memoir "Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive," which became a Netflix series. Together they discuss the lack of pay, the tough working conditions, and the rights of domestic workers.

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Canadian Women’s Soccer Team Strike is Struck Down

February 17, 2023

By Natalie Fuerst 

It seems that inequality in women’s sports is not just limited to the United States. On February 10th, the National Women’s Soccer team threatened to strike after Canada Soccer, the national governing body of soccer, made cuts to their program. 

As a result of these cuts, according to players, the number of players and staff invited to training camps was reduced, youth teams’ activities were limited, and training camp days were decreased. All of this, combined with uncertainty regarding compensation, has players feeling incredibly disrespected. 

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To Prevent Ovarian Cancer, Fallopian Tubes Should Go

February 07, 2023

By Natalie Fuerst

It seems that people can’t seem to stop talking about women’s reproductive organs. First, Roe v Wade gets overturned in 2022, leaving women’s reproductive rights vulnerable. Then there is a battle over medical abortion.  And now, some experts are saying more women should consider removing both fallopian tubes to prevent ovarian cancer.  It’s a procedure known as salpingectomy. 

The Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance is now urging women, once they are done having children (~40 years of age) to have a surgical procedure to remove their fallopian tubes.  But they are recommending leaving the ovaries. The Alliance is even urging women who do not have the genetic mutations that lead to ovarian cancer to undergo this procedure if they were planning on having gynecologic operation(s).

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