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Interchange – There Is No More Distance: The Films of Chantal Akerman

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A better title for this show might be “Screening Women,” suggested by tonight’s guest, Janet Bergstrom, in an essay on Akerman for Sight and Sound. Or perhaps we might call it “Look what I’ve done with your name” a response by Akerman to her father’s disappointment that she had no children. This comes directly from Akerman during an interview conducted …

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Interchange – Let’s Get It On…with Amy Rose Spiegel

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Amy Rose Spiegel joins us to talk about talking about sex, Helen Gurley Brown, and her favorite episode of The Golden Girls. Marvin Gaye writes in the liner notes to his 1973 classic Let’s Get It On: I can’t see anything wrong with sex between consenting anybodies. I think we make far too much of it. After all, one’s genitals …

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Interchange – For Want of a Better Choice: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton

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It’s thought that to get a woman in the White House would be an achievement for all women everywhere, a kind of trickle-down feminism. In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, the mantle of feminist elect has descended on Hillary Clinton and dissent seems tantamount to political betrayal. A new book, False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham …

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Interchange – Eliding History: Jill Lepore on Telling Stories

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Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore joins me in the studio to discuss history and that… 1. Voting used to be fatal! 2. Margaret Sanger tried to steal her sister’s hunger strike. 3. Joe Gould is a Modernist Frat Boy Pin-up. We discuss three of her books: The Story of America: Essays on Origins, her book of …

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Interchange – Alfonsina and the Sea

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Considered one of the greatest Argentinian poets of the first half of the 20th century, Alfonsina Storni, along with Frida Kahlo and Virginia Woolf, was one of the most important feminist voices of her generation. Yet she is virtually unknown in the U.S. while a contemporary “rival,” Jorge Luis Borges is high on the Western academic list of canonized authors. …

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Arts Interchange – Abby Lee On Hedda Gabler

Abby Lee and Henry Woronicz in Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler has become Hedda Tesman in marriage to George Tesman. But the play is not called Hedda Tesman. And this must be our first indication of how an audience needs to be critical of the social world where marriage confers a new identity on a woman. Hedda will have none of that. But what has she had, and what …

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Interchange – Is a Woman a Person? Needing Ellen Willis More Than Ever

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So, here we are, August 4th, 2015, and I’m asking “Is a Woman A Person?” You laugh, no, scoff at me for asking this. Of course!, you say. But are we “persons” by degrees with some considered lesser beings? Consider the concerted attack on women’s health funding by Republicans seeking to defund Planned Parenthood. It seems women ought to be …

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IU Ranks 11th Nationwide For Female Enrollment in STEM Programs

Indiana University now ranks eleventh in the United States for female enrollment in science, technology, and math programs, according to The College Database. IU also places second among Big Ten universities for women enrolled in the so-called hard sciences, or STEM programs. The Bloomington campus has 90 STEM programs, with 1,288  women enrolled, or 51 percent of the total enrollment …

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