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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?
Morning Chooljian: WBEZ Morning Reporter Lauren Chooljian stops in with the news to look forward to and a little weekend round up.
Anti-TV Guide: Every Monday, Maggie Dziubek reviews the moving pictures that reveal themselves in an episodic way only on the Internet. This week: What’s Trending, a Youtube show whose topic is… YouTube. Also, the show’s broadcast history is a parable of new and old media’s rocky relationship.
Constitution USA: Our friend upstairs, Peter Sagal, host of Wait,Wait, Don’t Tell Me has a TV show premiering Tuesday night. It’s called Constitution USA and in it, he drives around on a Harley Davidson, seeing how Americans are living life around the law.
City Movies: Urbanologist Max Grinnell drops in to play clips from films that prominently feature a city in a non-speaking role. What are your favorite movies that capture the essence of a city, from the States out to the world?
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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.
School Closures: Sixty-one Chicago Public School buildings are slated for closure. What could happen to the empty buildings? WBEZ Education reporter Becky Vevea fills us in on the latest developments.
NWIndy Report: Northwest Indiana Bureau reporter Michael Puente share the story of John Chrzanowski, a Hammond Iraq war veteran who killed himself last summer. His mother has started campaigning for mandatory counseling for all veterans.
Also: A gluten-free grocer charges a “just looking” fee and the GMO food battles.
Morning Chooljian: WBEZ’s morning reporter Lauren Chooljian is ahead of the curve, telling us what stories will have the media riled up this week. Today: Rahm’s absenteeism when it comes to schools news, gay marriage at the Supreme Court, and the Year 25 series.
NWIndy Theater: Footlight Theater in Michgan City is putting on Tennessee Williams’s classic Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Director Steve Rohe and Big Daddy, aka George Maslankowski are in studio to talk about how the melodrama remains relevant.
Sexfest 2013: At the beginning of April, Amanda and David Torrey are organizing a collection of events around sex and gender to bring the work of academic researchers and thinkers to wider audiences. They’ll be in-studio to give a preview of what they’ve pulled together and discuss why we get so giggly and squeamish in having frank conversation about sexuality.
Hip-Hop: Senior Hip-Hop Correspondent Gabe Mendoza shares part of his conversation with Joe Clair, comedian, DJ, and host of BET’s Rap City in the 90s. He was the last person to interview the Notorious BIG before his murder and will share some of those memories.
Sketch Comedy: What the Tour Guide Didn’t Tell You, a sketch review at the Second City, looks at the weirder parts of Chicago’s history, Cast members Claudia M. Wallace and Timothy Stollenberg are in studio.
Film: Reggie Ponder the Reel Critic won his bet about Oz being number 1 two weekends in a row! We’ll look at other box office wonders and review the latest movies.
Going to 11: For our special Friday third hour, Jill Hopkins, who DJs the dance floor and on CHIRP, talks with us about the lacking Lollapalooza headliners announcement, whether anyone cares about the “Late Night wars,” and the sad demise of Time Out Chicago’s print edition.
Bullying in the Digital Age: Journalist Emily Bazelon is a senior editor at Slate, a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, and the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School. Her new book, Sticks and Stones is about internet/social media bullying, where she cuts to the heart of what makes (and doesn’t make) a bully and how the digital age enhances the harassment techniques of us all.
Coya Paz: Our regular commentator on race and social justice always has a lot to talk about. This week: the new Pope of Firsts, Francis I, using guns as self defense against sexual assault, and reflects on our conversation about bullying with Emily Bazelon.