Category Archives: Cornucopia

Misogyny: The Word Of The Year?

What a year it has been, even the casual observer will acknowledge, we have never seen or lived through anything like the last twelve months. So, what should be The Word Of The Year? “Unprecedented certainly sums up the antics of the 45th President. But, is there a better word that encapsulates 2017? We here at Life Elsewhere were in continuous debate over this when a brilliantly succinct article in Rantt came to our attention, “How Misogynistic Male Reporters Shaped The Coverage Of The 2016 Election”. Skillfully authored by Remy Carrerio, Rantt Deputy Managing Editor, her piece coincidentally appeared just as the story of Matt Lauer’s expulsion from NBC was breaking. Lauer, you might remember, oversaw a live prime-time forum with Trump and Clinton in 2016 somewhat of a practice round for the later televised debates. It was a moment for Lauer to prove his broadcast chops.

Instead, he revealed his own personal biases clearly steeped in misogyny. He spent approximately one-third of his allotted time with Clinton questioning her use of a private email server meaning he then had to rush through topics of actual importance, such as foreign policy and terrorism questions.” Writes Ms. Carrerio. As, the list of powerful men facing serious consequences for sexual misconduct allegations continues to grow, yet, the most powerful one of all, so far, faces none. This prompted us to go back in time, hold our noses while revisiting the infamous Access Hollywood tape. Misogyny sadly permeates from the Oval office. There it was, our Word Of The Year, Misogyny!

Remy Carreiro joins Norman B for the next edition of Life Elsewhere to talk about her article and our Word Of The Year: Misogyny.

Also in the program, new music from Australian, Stella Donnelly with Boys Will Be Boys, from her latest album, Thrush Metal. The singer-songwriter confronts a man who raped her friend and takes to task the accompanying victim-blaming. Donnelly recalls horrifying details like the young man’s father telling him “women rape themselves.”  Alex Stewart is originally from Toronto, she’s now based in Brooklyn and goes by the name, Aces. Her new single, Stranger came about when jet-lagged one night, improving at home with a video camera, she pretended to get ready to go out with someone she used to know, but had become a stranger. To round out the show, we hear Red from Bobby Kakouris, from Scotland. Bobby also performs with Alex McComas as Elizabeth Wolf.

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Show #249

Art & Activism

“There is an art to every practice, activism included.” Says Stephen Duncombe, co-founder of The Center For Artistic Activism. “This is a place to explore, analyze, and strengthen connections between social activism and artistic practice. Our goal is to make more creative activists and more effective artists. We aim to win.” Stephen has been an activist his entire life, with an impressive résumé, including over two decades of experience as both a teacher and an organizer. In the next edition of Life Elsewhere you’ll hear Duncombe speak passionately about The Center For Artistic Activism, “We believe in Utopia, not as a destination but as a direction.” He says, adding, “We believe that everyone has an artistic life they can bring to their activism.

David Cowles is an award-winning illustrator and animation director. His distinctive, graphic caricature portraits have appeared in countless magazines and newspapers. While not overtly political, Cowles’ caricature work could easily be pointed in that direction. But the artist’s colorful work is typically family-friendly, particularly his superb animations. David talks with Norman B about how he creates his memorable work and reveals who he finds difficult to characterize and, yes, David Cowles gives his views on Art and Activism.

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Show #225

Our Theme Music Was Composed By…

He is one of the few NPR stars who has left his mark without saying a word. He is the award-winning composer of some of the best-known Public Radio themes you’ve been listening to for decades, including Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, Marketplace, Science Friday, Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me! And the “Stump The Chumps” theme on Car Talk. In the closing credits to all these shows, you’ll hear, “Our theme music was composed by BJ LeidermanBut who is BJ Leiderman, how does he write theme songs, and what else has he done? We’ll ask these questions and more of the self-confessed Beatles fan and almost spot-on John Lennon imitator. Plus, Norman B will play cuts from BJ’s debut album, aptly titled, BJ, where he expertly showcases his opinions and wit, in the next edition of Life Elsewhere.

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