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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.
Video Game Biz: Last Wednesday, Sony unveiled the PlayStation 4, during a two-hour event held in NYC and livestreamed to more than 7.5 million viewers. Marty Hess of PixelRated.com tells us exactly how excited he is to play on it and what games are being developed.
It’s Cash Money Tuesday!
As Chicago Public Schools decides which schools they’ll be closing before the start of the next school year, WBEZ Reporter Becky Vevea traveled to Philadelphia to look at how a school building’s life plays out when it is no longer filled with children,
Also: the Burger King Twitter manager had a no-good, very bad, horrible day yesterday when they were hacked by an Anonymous group, Hillary Clinton’s cashes in on her post-Cabinet popularity, and will the new Google stores lower prices for Apple’s products?
In>Time is Chicago’s winter performance art festival. You’ve got about two more weeks to check out events that are part of this always unpredictable discipline and curator/SAIC professor/member of the now defunct Goat Island group Mark Jeffrey will tell us the highlights.
Senior Hip-Hop Correspondent Gabriel Mendoza reviews the new album The Transition, from local rapper Slot-A, who you may have caught onstage with Add-2 at our Winter Block Party.
Local Rock: Intern Gillian McGhee listens to the new album from Sky We Scrape. They’re having a record release show tomorrow night at Quenchers Saloon.
And it’s a sad weekend for new releases in the movie theaters, but Reggie Ponder the Reel Critic will surely find something nice to say about Die Hard 16 and some Nicholas Sparks adaptation.
According to Zagat’s Valentine’s Day Survey, 53% of couples intend to celebrate the holiday of love by going out to eat. This sounds great, in theory, but the reality is far from stellar. The holiday is the busiest night of the year for restaurants, and many struggle to fill their tables for larger parties, since V-Day is a nationwide date night on steroids. The need for tables for two means that establishments want to turn over seatings as quickly as possible, and you may end up feeling rushed as a diner. The best bet? Cook a romantic meal at home (may we suggest our romantic, hassle-free Valentine’s Day recipes?) to show your true love just how much work you’re willing to put in to impress them.
We got morning plans for you though! Listen to the AMp tomorrow and get more relationship advice than you need from Solo in the Second City and the Guy Friends podcast, horoscope readings from our own Vivian Mikhail, and even Coya Paz will be getting on the action!
Yo Soy Ella: Multiple studies of Americans and mental health have found that Latinas are at a greater risk for depression and suicide than their counterparts, yet they are less likely seek out services due to non-diagnosis or cultural stigmas. What are the specific causes of mental stress for Latinas and how can they be better served? A group of mental health care workers have banded together to form Yo Soy Ella to address these specific needs and founder Sarah Allen joins us in studio to talk about what they’re doing.
We need some help making a radio show. On February 14 we are (of course) talking all about love and relationships in the modern age. We’ll have reviews of mobile dating apps, horoscope readings, conversations about interracial dating, and lots and lots of advice. That’s where we need you. If you have any questions or a crazy story about relationships give us a call at 888-635-1112, press 2, and record it.
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