Native Washingtonian Rosalind Wiseman went to school with mean girls, then grew up to study them and the wider social dynamics of young women. She joins Kojo with former student Alexandra Petri to discuss the complexities of womanhood at different stages of life.
Guest Host: Marc Fisher
Yesterday’s violent attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo prompted an outpouring of solidarity from people around the world, who saw it as an attack on freedom of speech and artistic integrity. But many artists and journalists feel that their work is being impacted by less obvious acts of intimidation. We talk to the head of the PEN American Center about their work to further the free exchange of ideas and how surveillance concerns shape literature.
- Suzanne Nossel Executive Director, PEN American Center
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