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Ep 44 The Rhetoric of Sexual Assault

Ep 44 The Rhetoric of Sexual Assault

October 5, 2018

Today we discuss the #rhetoric around sexual assault and the madness around the #Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, and why survivors don't report. We #BelieveSurvivors.

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Ep 33 The Rhetorical Power of Statues

Ep 33 The Rhetorical Power of Statues

April 13, 2018

In Episode 33, we talk rhetoric. Specifically, the rhetorical power of statues and monuments and we give you tools to anaylze public spaces for message, intent, and audience. The Trumpster Fire focuses on Trump's attacks on the press. Our Fierce Woman Warriors this episode are Annie Clark and Andrea Pino, civil rights activists featured in The Hunting Ground, and co-founders of the survivor advocacy group, End Rape on Campus.

Our Media Minute asks you to watch brief documentary The Art of Persuasion. And finally, our Activist Action asks you to read We Believe You and learn more about how to believe survivors of sexual assault.

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Ep 30 The #MeTo Motherlode, or, Sexual Assault in the News

Ep 30 The #MeTo Motherlode, or, Sexual Assault in the News

March 2, 2018

In Episode 30, we strike the #MeToo Motherlode! Our Trumpster Fire explains "due process" (hint, not Trump's definition of the phrase). Our newest segment, Fierce Woman Warrior, is a brief profile on an amazing woman who is actively working to change her community. Our Fierce Woman Warrior this episode is Dr. Elizabeth LaPensée, the amazing Anishnaabe/Metis award-winning game and comic designer (and writer and artist and scholar) behind the groundbreaking Indigenous collection, Deer Woman: An Anthology (that you should buy and read immediately!). Our Media Minute asks you to read Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults by Laurie Penny. And finally, our Activist Action asks you to pay for your news to support good journalism.

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Ep 25 Trump’s First Year in Review

Ep 25 Trump’s First Year in Review

January 19, 2018

In Episode 27, we play our new game show developed just for Trump's first year in review, The Presidency. Join in and see how well you know the answers! Our Trumpster Fire consists of two words. Our newest segment, Fierce Woman Warrior, is a brief profile on an amazing woman who is actively working to change her community. Our Fierce Woman Warrior this episode is Tarana Burke, founder of the #metoo movement. Our Media Minute asks you to read George Lakoff's book Don't Think of an Elephant and our Activist Action asks you to visit the Women's March web site for additional activist actions you can easily accomplish throughout the year.

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Inside 254 Presents: A Collaborative Roundtable Discussion with Raging Chicken Out d’Coup Podast on Sexual Misconduct in PA Capitol; Believing Women; and How to Fight Inequity in our Power Structures

Inside 254 Presents: A Collaborative Roundtable Discussion with Raging Chicken Out d’Coup Podast on Sexual Misconduct in PA Capitol; Believing Women; and How to Fight Inequity in our Power Structures

December 22, 2017

In this special end of 2017 episode, we share our very first collaborative podcast roundtable with our friends, Kevin Mahoney and Sean Kitchen, over at Raging Chicken Radio's Out d'Coup Podcast. Our passionate discussion covers recent allegations of sexual misconduct in Pennsylvania state government and the need to hold the PA Democratic Party accountable for its role in perpetuating a culture of repressive sexism. We also delve into inequitable power structures and why it is necessary to flip the script and start believing women who are speaking out about sexual harassment, sexual assault, and toxic sexist culture. We end our discussion on note of hope and a list of women candidates running for office in 2018 and what you can do to fight unbalanced power structures in your own life and networks.

Be sure to check out Raging Chicken's Out d'Coup podcast and consider donating to support their important, independent, progressive work in Pennsylvania. These structures don't change themselves, so we are all in this together!

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Inside 254 Presents: Essential Activist Actions for 2018

Inside 254 Presents: Essential Activist Actions for 2018

December 18, 2017

Dearest listeners, if you are like us, you are pissed off. Almost every day now since last November. So instead of wallowing in our rage, reminisce with us about a few of our favorite Activist Actions that are essential for 2018. Please listen and share this episode with your equally pissed off friends. Every one of us can take small, manageable actions in order to change ourselves, our communities, and our nation into a better place for all. All it takes is one Activist Action. You can do this. Let this episode be a good reminder that you are not alone and you are not powerless in this infuriating daily reality that we find ourselves in. Thank you for listening and for taking action with us in 2018.

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Ep 25 Escapades of Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education

Ep 25 Escapades of Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education

December 8, 2017

In Episode 25, we revisit Betsy DeVos and focus on the latest escapades of the Department of Education - things you probably haven't seen in the mainstream news, but should know about. In the Trumpster Fire, we define and discuss the latest changes to Title 9. Our newest segment, Fierce Woman Warrior, is a brief profile on an amazing woman who is actively working to change her community. Our Fierce Woman Warrior this episode is Dolly Parton. Our Media Minute encourages you to consider the lessons learned from watching the 1989 movie, Lean on Me, and our Activist Action asks you to provide books for kids in several different ways. Empower yourself by joining our community and feel less alone in this topsy-turvy time. Share this episode with your social media networks and ask others to listen and join this fight (we are also on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Google Play Music). We are in this together.

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Expert Extra #14: Attorney Bridget Brave on sexual assault in the news

Expert Extra #14: Attorney Bridget Brave on sexual assault in the news

December 1, 2017

This week's Expert Extra features attorney Bridget Brave discussing sexual assault and what seems to be a potential cultural shift toward believing women as well as less tolerance for male abuse of power. As we see more high profile male public figures and officials experience consequences for their past predatory behaviors, how will this moment impact the behavior, expectations, and responses of non-high-profile men and women as we move forward? Bridget practiced law in Wisconsin for seven years as a juvenile public defender, a felony-level prosecutor, and an advocate for children of violent crime, and uses her legal expertise to contextualize this conversation.

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Ep 15 Sexual harassment at work

Ep 15 Sexual harassment at work

July 7, 2017

Episode 15 tackles sexual harassment in the workplace and our own personal stories of experience. The Trumpster fire asks whether Trump's defense of Bill O'Reilly and Roger Ailes is moral, ethical, and defensible, our Media Minute reviews Susan Bordo's book, The Destruction of Hillary Clinton, and the Activist Actions provide three specific things you can do right now to recognize sexual harassment.

(Note: This episode was recorded prior to Roger Ailes's death on May 18, 2017.)

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