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Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller

Series produced by KALW

Caption: Lauren Schiller, Host, Credit: Frank King
Image by: Frank King 
Lauren Schiller, Host 

How Women Rise Up.
A weekly, one-hour show.

"Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller is a gem of a radio show. I have started making a spot in my specials offerings every chance I get to air this hour of engaging and intelligent conversation with women who are making a difference. Do your listeners a favor and give them a chance to hear Inflection Point." --Hawk Mendenhall, KUT, Austin, TX

With more women in leadership than ever before, there's no question our society is poised for great change. Yet we still have a long way to go before we reach equality.

In every episode, Lauren talks with the women who are shaping our future–to find out how they do it, shed light on the challenges they still face, and hear their unique perspectives. In every conversation we uncover the potential of women to transform our world.

72 Pieces

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Caption: Nancy Niemi
An academic at Yale says the value of a college education is changing for women--especially as men move on to professions that don't require a degree.

  • Added: Jul 21, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
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Most of us don’t know what to say when we are grieving or how to reach out when the people we love go through something awful. Kelsey Crowe, co-aut...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KSJD, and WMUU-LP

  • Added: Jul 13, 2017
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Leanne Meyer
Most women would rather have a root canal than negotiate for themselves. Leanne Meyer is the Program Director of the Carnegie Mellon Leadership and...

Bought by KSJD and WMUU-LP

  • Added: Jul 06, 2017
  • Length: 52:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Lauren Schiller, Host, Credit: Frank King
What if the root of all the world’s problems is the imbalance of masculinity and femininity in our leadership? Nina Simons, co-founder of Bioneers ...

Bought by KSJD, WJFF, KWMR, and WMUU-LP

  • Added: Jun 27, 2017
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Laura Weidman Powers
Bringing more people of color into tech may be the next civil rights movement. Laura Weidman Powers, co-founder and CEO of Code2040, talks with Inf...

Bought by KUT, KSJD, and WMUU-LP

  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Patti Niemi
What if the thing you really love to do makes you so anxious it gets in the way of doing your job? For Patti Niemi, a percussionist with the San Fr...

Bought by KWMR, KSJD, and WMUU-LP

  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Shruti Naik
Deb Liu is VP of Platform and Marketplace at Facebook. As one of few female executives in technology, she is working to address the challenges that...

Bought by KUT, KUAF Public Radio, WLPR, WRGY, KUNM and more

  • Added: Feb 16, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Firuzeh Mahmoudi
Firuzeh Mahmoudi's organization United4Iran is using technology to improve civil liberties in Iran. And Samantha Miller is leading a pharma company...

Bought by KWMR, XRAY.fm, WLPR, WGBH Radio Boston, KUNM and more

  • Added: Feb 09, 2017
  • Length: 53:25
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Rhea Suh, NRDC, Credit: Zoe Fisher
This episode features: Conversations with Rhea Suh, president of NRDC on why they partnered with the Women's March; and Jess McIntosh, of Signal Bo...

Bought by XRAY.fm, KZYX, WLPR, CHSR-FM 97.9, KWMR and more

  • Added: Feb 02, 2017
  • Length: 54:02
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Lisa McDonough & Lisa Allanson
Lauren talks with Lisa Allanson and Lisa McDonough, the founders of Teen Hackz, a program designed to help teens understand themselves and others. ...

Bought by CHSR-FM 97.9, KWMR, KCMJ Community Radio, KSJD, and WMUU-LP

  • Added: Jan 26, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Joann Lublin
Jessica Jin led the protests last fall over the new campus carry gun law at her alma mater, University of Texas at Austin. Her weapon of choice? A ...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, KWMR, Public Radio for All, KSJD, and WMUU-LP

  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Ruth Whippman
Lauren's guests this week are Ruth Whippman, author of "America the Anxious. How The Pursuit Of Happiness Is Making Us A Nation of Nervous Wrecks";...

Bought by KKRN, WGBH Radio Boston, CHSR-FM 97.9, Public Radio for All, WRIR and more

  • Added: Nov 17, 2016
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Tiffany Shlain
Tiffany Shlain has been nominated for an Emmy for her filmmaking, she's founder of the Webby Awards and Newsweek called her one of the women shapin...

Bought by CHSR-FM 97.9, WRIR, KWMR, KSJD, and WMUU-LP

  • Added: Oct 27, 2016
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Eve Ensler
Eve Ensler is known for creating "The Vagina Monologues," as well as VDay and One Billion Rising. Eve and I spoke about her work fighting violence ...

Bought by Public Radio for All, WDET Detroit Public Radio, WRIR, KWMR, KSJD and more

  • Added: Oct 19, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Anna Lappé
James Beard Leadership Award winner Anna Lappé has spent most of her career as a sustainable food advocate. We talk big food and marketing to kids-...

Bought by Public Radio for All, KUT, WRIR, KWMR, and WMUU-LP

  • Added: Oct 13, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Tracey Taylor
Tracey Taylor and Lance Knobel are the co-founders of the "hyper-local" news site Berkeleyside.com and Uncharted, The Berkeley Festival of Ideas. W...

Bought by Public Radio for All, WRIR, KWMR, and WMUU-LP

  • Added: Oct 06, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Margarita Quihuis
Using behavior design techniques and persuasive technology (like the kind that keeps you scrolling through your social feed), Margarita Quihuis and...

Bought by Public Radio for All, KSJD, KUT, WRIR, KWMR and more

  • Added: Sep 29, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Joan Blades
Liberal activist Joan Blades co-founded MoveOn.org, Moms Rising and Living Room Conversations. Now she has teamed up with Republican John Gable on ...

Bought by KWMR, KSJD, WRIR, and WMUU-LP

  • Added: Sep 22, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Roz Hudnell, Intel
Meet one woman leading the charge to quite literally change the face of technology--by bringing in more women and people of color to the industry, ...


  • Added: Sep 08, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Vivien Labaton, Make It Work
We've heard a lot about making things easier for families this election season, but the cost of childcare is still higher than college tuition in s...

Bought by KSJD, WRIR, WMUU-LP, and KWMR

  • Added: Sep 01, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 4