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Feb 26, 2021

The hosts discuss monogamy & its challenges at the start. Then Rita tells about Debora Moore, a glass artist based in Seattle who is one of the first Black women to work in the field at a professional level.

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Feb 19, 2021

At the top of the show, Amanda shares an infuriating incident of "pushback" in her school against Black History Month. Then they tell the story of Melba Liston. Liston was the first woman to play trombone in a big band (that wasn't an all-female band), and went on to become a respected and prolific jazz arranger, who...


Feb 12, 2021

The hosts discuss the NY Times recent "Framing Britney Spears" documentary at the top of the show. Then Rita tells the fascinating & complex story of Cecilia Chiang, who revolutionized Chinese food in the United States.

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Feb 5, 2021

Rita gets deep at the start of the show--she shares a question her therapist asked her that she isn't able to answer. Then Amanda shares the story of Claudette Colvin, a teen girl who refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus, nine months before Rosa Parks, and she was one of the plaintiffs in the landmark case...


Jan 29, 2021

Amanda shares something personal at the top of the show today. Then Rita tells the remarkable story of Irene Lentz, a fashion and costume designer who became a one-named powerhouse, dressing the likes of Ingrid Bergman, Ginger Rogers, and Lana Turner. Her story is equal parts inspirational and tragic.

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