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Understanding Feminism, Hometown Traditions (Originally aired 12/15/17)

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Dec 21, 2018 11:00 pm

Looking to History to Understand Feminism (Originally aired December 15, 2017) Guests: Kif Augustine-Adams, JD, Professor, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University; Renata Forste, PhD, Professor, Sociology and Director, Kennedy Center for International Studies, Brigham Young University; Heather Belnap Jensen, Associate Professor of Art History and European Studies, Brigham Young University Merriam-Webster has chosen "feminism" as a 2017 Word of the Year, because apparently a lot of people looked up the definition of "feminism" this year thanks to the Women's March, the #MeToo protests against sexual harassment, the “Wonder Woman” movie, the TV show “The Handmaid's Tale” and even a TV interview where political advisor Kellyanne Conway said she didn't consider herself a feminist.   We’re going to save you the trouble of looking the definition up online. We’ve assembled a panel of experts to talk about feminism.  Hometown Traditions That Make Us Love Where We Live (Originally aired December 15, 2017) Guest: Melody Warnick, Author, “This is Where I Belong: The Art and Science of Loving the Place Where You Live”  Also featured: Natasha Szilagyi, Ralph Tobias, Don Ryan, Zach Tucker, Penny Meservier, Stephanie Driggs, Marie McCusker What makes you nostalgic for your home town? Is there a certain holiday, or time of year, when you’ll go out of your way to be home? Holiday traditions and community celebrations make us feel connected to the place we live and we’re going to explore some fun ones from around the country this hour.  Special thanks to the media relations office at Virginia Tech for providing studio space for this interview.