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Breaking It Down with Bellevue Hospital Doctors

This Fall we had the unique opportunity to sit down with doctors at New York’s Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the United States!

It was a fascinating interview and a must-listen for anyone interested in the field!
We appreciated the honest and direct conversation about the field of medicine, and we learned some fascinating facts about the hospital itself.

Thanks to everyone at Bellevue for making this happen and helping to take some of the mystery out of the medical profession.

 

Talking Herstory with FM Supreme and Chicago Teens

It was amazing to meet the women and teens of Chicago’s HerStory and learn about what they do, the challenges teens face there and the work they are undertaking in the neighborhoods.
We hope to one day visit them in person and see first hand the incredible difference young girls are making in their community!

Music – Still Believe from FM Supreme

AJ Silver – Cowboy from the Bronx!

AJ Silver, trick rider and cowboy dropped by the studio to break up some Bronx stereotypes!
He even brought his lasso and bullwhips so we all got a chance to cowgirl a little at Girl’s Club.
Yippee Ya Yo Ka Ay!

Confronting Criminal Injustice

This Fall, we were blessed to work with longtime Girl’s Club collaborator and A Blade of Grass Fellow Jackie Sumell on her Solitary Gardens project in a larger event sponsored by ABOG.

Big shout out to all the collaborators and ABOG for a fantastic evening – you can catch the full panel here hosted by WGRL and featuring panelists from Re:Entry Think Tank and Solitary Gardens discussing the work they are doing to confront and change our criminal justice system.

 

 

Strange! Odd! Bizarre! A Visit to Obscura Oddities and Antiques

Join us for a super creepsville field trip to New York City’s oldest oddity emporium located in a former funeral parlor!

Obscura Oddities and Antiques was equal parts fascinating and horrifying! They carry medical, scientific, natural history, fraternal, circus/sideshow, and all things unusual.

The shop had it’s own successful series on the Discovery/Science channel for several seasons. We were lucky enough to catch owner Mike Zohn at the shop who gave us some great behind the scenes info and assured us that the scariest thing about the shop was doing the tax paperwork each year! 

Music Box Village – a Tiny Town of Musical Wonder!

Music Box Village in our sister city of New Orleans is truly an experience where art comes alive and vibrates with song!
We have had the honor of performing there in the past in a female musical history of New Orleans and are lucky to count Airlift, who run Music Box, as our NOLA family!
Enjoy this magical audio journey and the below video with performance highlights!

 

 

Sowing Seeds of Hope with Jackie Sumell

Jackie Sumell is an incredible artist, activist  and compassionate friend of the Girls Club.
Her work seeks to expose and change the abuses perpetrated by the criminal justice system in America.
We caught up with Jackie in her home town of New Orleans, at her Solitary Garden project. What resulted is more of a discussion than an interview, one that we hope more people will be having after The Solitary Garden tour this Fall.
To find out more about the project please visit the Solitary Gardens website. 

Shine On! with Reese Witherspoon, Elaine Welteroth, and Cleo Wade

“The Best Thing about Girl Power is over time it becomes Women Power” – Cleo Wade.

We were thrilled to be featured in Reese Witherspoon’s new series “Shine On with Reese Witherspoon” from her women-centric media production company Hello Sunshine! on the DirectTV platform.

We also got a chance to sit down with Reese and Girls Club fam and supporters Elaine Welteroth and Cleo Wade for an in depth convo on women in media, sisterhood, and developing a circle of support.

Thank you ladies for a day filled with love, laughter and real talk!

Lauren Duca – Teen Vogue’s Thigh High Political Columnist

Journalist Lauren Duca is someone we have long admired for speaking truth to power. We appreciate her using her platform to advocate for young women who may not have yet the opportunity to vote but stand to lose so much in this current political landscape.
We were thrilled to have a chance to sit down with this courageous individual to get first hand knowledge of how she navigates the tough and misogynistic world of political journalism.

Danni Washington – Diva of the Deep

TV Host and personality Danni Washington is deeply passionate about our oceans and science communications.
She dreamed of studying the oceans since she was six years old and now in addition to her career as a scientist and onscreen personality she keeps busy with Big Blue & You – A non-profit organization she founded with her Mother that is dedicated to inspiring and educating youth about marine conservation through the arts and media. Their motto is “Ocean Conservation through Artistic Inspiration” and both the organization and Danni herself serve as a great example of how fun and fascinating science can be.

We caught up with Danni at the Ocean Heros Boot Camp where we created social media campaigns on banning single use straws and connected with other young environmental activists.

Carmen Perez – Activism as a Way of Life

It was beyond inspiring to speak with Carmen Perez, Executive Director of The Gathering for Justice and someone we have admired for a deep and lifelong commitment to social justice.
The interview took place at HOT 97 as part of our radio internship with our mentor Nessa.
We hope you enjoy these words of wisdom from someone who is truly doing the work to make the world a more just and equitable place!
And an extra congrats to Carmen and her family – she showed up to the interview with a surprise guest – the baby bump named Justice! We can’t wait to meet him!

Gun Control — The LES Speaks Out

Just as we were finishing the edit on this piece, the news came in on the school shooting in Texas. This is the 22nd school shooting this year to date.

These are peoples thoughts prior to this latest tragedy.

We took to the streets of our local community in New York’s Lower Eastside and gathered our neighbors opinions on guns and the issue of gun control.

We are hoping that this podcast may inspire you to take an action. It could save someones life.