Wall mural on brick building

036 On Misogyny

Inspired by the evergreen, "Yo, is this racist?", each week I and my cohost, Margaret Cho, would dissect that week's latest assault on people who identify as women and non-binary folks. Listeners could call in and ask us if a certain situation is an experience of misogyny. It'd be a hoot.
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Zilia Sánchez, Soy Isla Show, Phillips Museum

031 Lewiston

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about neighbors lately. No, not my literal neighbors, although I am quite blessed with some great ones. I’ve been reflecting on what it means to be a neighbor in the greater Lewiston/Auburn area of Maine, my heart’s home.
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Youth fighting for racial justice

At 15: What would you say to teachers about racism?

“When you were 15, what would you have said to your teachers about racism?” This was the question I found myself pondering on a recent afternoon in the basement meeting room of Lewiston Public High School listening to a racial justice presentation from a group of strong, and inspiring young women from the 21st Century after-school program preparing for a workshop with their teachers. These women were about to stand i
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Other people's food

Making the hard choice of curiosity over defensiveness

In one of his podcasts a few months ago Dan Pashman, host of WNYC’s The Sporkful, tried to improve upon Bibimbap by suggesting ways the traditional Korean dish could be jazzed up. While many folks liked his ideas, some found them offensive. As one Korean-American listener put it: It was like Dan was telling his grandmother how to be sexier. Why the pushback? I’d have to say I can understand it. As a perso
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Prayer of St. Francis – Lewiston Addition

Yesterday, Ben and I stood up with tens of other Lewiston residents against racist signs that were posted against him in his campaign for mayor. The events of the last 48 hours have given me great pause to reflect on the necessity of the work I do here with Up With Community, and the value and love I feel for all the partners that walk this road with me. I wanted to share Ben’s words from the rally last night -
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