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Maria Hinojosa: The host of Latino USA joins us for a morning check-in. This week Maria is thinking about mental health and the ways the immigration process leads to depression and anxiety in the Latino community.
Storycorps: Over the last decade Storycorps has brought some of the more hilarious and heartwrenching personal stories to public media by setting up recording booths in public places and letting anyone come in and interview their friends and family. A booth returns to Chicago at the Cultural Center this month. Site supervisor Shirley Alfaro joins us.
Council of Feminist Thought: Mikki Kendall joins us discuss sex-trafficking adocate Elizabeth Smart’s recent disclosure that the abstinence education class she took made her feel worthless after being kidnapped and abused for nine months in. to ask why, after all these years, the arrest of Assata Shakur has become a priority for the FBI and New Jersey PD. How does listing her as a terrorist change her status as an inspiration and revolutionary thinker for people?
Maria Hinojosa: We’re very excited to introduce regular check-ins with the host of Latino USA this week! Maria will share her thoughts on the big push on Capitol Hill for immigration reform. While the bills are getting drafted, cases of unlawful raids and racial profiling continue to create distrust of law enforcement in the communities the bills will most likely affect.
Finally Leaning In: FemWeds on the AMp has not touched Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s gender management book, Lean In, because well, we’re too busy actually doing it. Writer Emily Heist Moss, who blogs at RosieSays, has our skeptic’s review.
The Council of Feminist Thought: We’ve got writer Veronica Arreola and abstinence teacher Moises Pacheco at the table this week and we’re pretty excited to let the discourse fly when talking about emergency contraception being sold over the counter, Margaret Thatcher’s troubling feminist legacy, the well-meaning babes of FEMEN, and the #SchimmelShow bringing Rez Ball to the NCAA women’s tournament.