Research has shown time and again that women’s voices are judged more harshly than men’s. For example, on the campaign trail, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was criticized for having an off-putting “shrill” voice. Younger women are often mocked or taken less seriously for their use of “vocal fry,” which became headline news in 2015 and […]
“Every conservation battle has to be fought over and over again,” says Stephen Trimble. Right now, environmental activists in Utah are working to restore full protections to two national monuments, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, both of which have been massively reduced by the Trump administration. For today’s episode, we learn about the Native history […]
Last year, there was a wave of public education strikes throughout the U.S. in places like Los Angeles, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona, Denver, and Oakland. Today on the show, guest Eric Blanc provides context for these strikes and discusses effective labor organizing through the lens of his book Red State Revolt: The Teachers’ Strike Wave […]
What motivates people to get involved politically? Today on the show, we learn about the behind-the-scenes reality of campaigning from Savion Castro, a Madison-based community organizer who campaigned for Barack Obama in 2012 and is currently a legislative aide for State Representative Shelia Stubbs.
The US Supreme Court has held that states must give most juveniles sentenced to life in prison a chance to earn parole release based on a standard of rehabilitation and reform, and a system that allows parole commissioners the discretion to deny release is unconstitutional, argues a lawsuit filed in federal court in April by […]
In 1972, John Berger interrogated visual culture with his book and television show Ways of Seeing. On today’s show, musician, author, and podcast host Damon Krukowski explores the parallel question of how digital technology has changed our ways of hearing and altered our sense of time, space, intimacy and exchange. Damon Krukowski is a musician […]