Voices. Viewpoints. Vision.

A radio series focusing on women and the arts

Marilyn Campbell hosts this program series focusing on women and the arts. Musical pieces, spoken word, humor and archival recordings, are presented around themes vital to feminism today. A formidable line-up of guests and regular contributors from the worlds of music, film, theater and literature, speak from personal, historical and contemporary perspectives, exploring the artist as an agent of social change.

Focusing on feminism in a new era.

Media frequently stereotypes and marginalizes women, or ignores women’s issues in relation to world events and public policy.  The Feminist Lens radio series provides our audience an opportunity to have a voice – offering resources beyond airtime, making connections to individuals, community groups and organizations.

“WFMT presents programming you can’t find anywhere else on the radio dial. We are excited to have The Feminist Lens as part of our programming.” – Peter Whorf, WFMT Fine Arts Radio

“Your productions are well-produced, moving, and exciting. I look forward to the next episode of The Feminist Lens! “ – Frieda Werden, producer. WINGS: Women’s International News Gathering Service, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Feminist Lens Creative Team

Maya Friedler, Executive Producer

Marilyn Campbell, Host

Allan Nowakowski, Director

Cat Jarboe, Audio Producer
Stuart Rosenberg, Consulting Producer

Produced with WFMT Fine Arts Radio

Steve Robinson, Vice President
David Polk, Program Director


The Feminist Lens is honored to share the stories from the new book “Lived Through This: Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors” by Anne Ream of the Voices and Faces Project.
Sharing stories of sexual assault gives us an opportunity to heal and give strength to others who are suffering.

“Behind the story I tell is the one I don’t. Behind the story you hear is the one I wish I could make you hear.”
Dorothy Allison

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Opening-Anne Ream

Opening Music: Take You With Me-Hannah Butz Ehrlich featuring Mike Ehrlich and Jennifer Hopper

Announcer-Cat Jarboe

Host-Marilyn Campbell

Hobby Lobby Update

Video Clip: Lady Parts Justice-Sarah Silverman meets Jesus








Song: When I Was a Baby-The New Pornographers

Interview: Mary Bonnett and Zahra Baker-Shadow Town

Shadow Town Performance- Zahra Baker

Song: Make You Feel My Love-Written by Bob Dylan and featuring Jennifer Hopper, Maria Scherer Wilson, Adrian Van Battenburg, Josh Wilson, Eli Rosenblatt, Andy Stoller, Conor Detjen, Dean Luce, Lulu Strange, Sally Reavis, Dana Pleasant, Gena Brooks



Song: Goodbye-Written by Patti Griffin featuring Norbert Leo Butz, Mari Dorman-Phaneuf and Christian Hebel

Interview: Anne Ream, Author of Lived Through This: Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors and Director of The Voices and Faces Project


Song: Free To Be You and Me-Tony Butz

Video Clip: George Will-The Young Turks

Song: She Lives Alone– Jon Rauhouse

Final Thoughts-Maya Friedler

Closing- Cat Jarboe

Song: Real Love-Jim Butz

All the music on tonight’s show is from the Voices and Faces Project and Angle Band Project CDs

Thanks for listening!




Women as Profit Centers:

Sex Trafficking in Chicago

9:30pm on WFMT 98.7

You can listen live here:

WFMT Listen Live

On tonight’s show we speak with Mary Bonnett of Her Story Theater about her play Shadow Town as well as hear a performance by one of her actors.

We also talk with our good friend Anne Ream, Director of the Voices and Faces Project and author of of Lived Through This: Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors

Tonight’s show is about the multi-billion dollar business that is sex trafficking. It’s about women’s bodies as profit centers, slavery and violence against women.

Including segments on the  Hobby Lobby decision, comedy from Lady Parts Justice, incredible music from the Voices and Faces Project and The Angel Band CDs plus a scathing commentary on George Will’s, well, idiocy.

Please join us for this important provocative show Friday July 25th, at 9:30 on WFMT.

Healthcare in America







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Announcer: Cat Jarboe

Host: Marilyn Campbell

Executive Producer: Maya Friedler

Director: Allan Nowakowski

Narration: Deanna Berman

Theme Music: “Sogg” Anima

Opening Song: “Oh, Death” Diane Izzo

Quote: Margaret Sanger

The Supreme Court on the Hobby Lobby Case and The Hypocrisy

Hobby Lobby









House Bill 8 Protecting Expecting Mothers

Song: “Why Am I Treated So Bad” Mavis Staples

Dosing Women: Ambien and Bikini Medicine

Song: “Itsy Bitsy-Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini”

Break: Cat Jarboe

Song: “We’re Nursing As Fast As We Can” Anne Feeney

Florence Nightingale: “Far More Than a Lady with a Lamp” NYT 3/3/14








Song: “We We” Angelique Kidjo

Julie Sokolow and The Healthy Artists Project: Audio from the Healthy Artists Documentary http://healthyartists.org/









The Good Doctor Young” Filmmakers Allan Nowakowski and Cat Jarboe








Donna Smith on GRITtv with Laura Flanders Audio from the video interview







Med Students Rally for Single Payer Audio from the video

Song: “Scream” Patricia Barber

Commentary: Executive Producer Maya Friedler

Song: “Go Where the Wind Blows” Diane Izzo

Closing: Cat Jarboe

Closing Song: “Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair’ Arctic Monkeys

WFMT Production Director, Don Muller

WFMT Sound Engineer, Mary Mazurek