With Mike Liguori and Jessie Kahnweiler
Airs Wednesday, March 26th 2014
During this week’s radio show you will learn about:
- Veterans Mental Health
- Writing and Power of Storytelling
- How making a film based on rape brought with joy and inspiration
- Starting a dialogue about rape and connecting with other victims
- Body image, being a feminist and recovering from an eating disorder
Mike Liguori is a veteran of the Iraq War, author of the short story series “THE SANDBOX: Stories of Human Spirit and War” and regular blogger on Huffington Post. He is an active leader for military veterans through advocacy work on Capitol Hill with IAVA, blogging about issues facing today’s veterans, and publicly speaking about his story coming home from IraqHe’s been featured on national and local media including CBS.com, Huffington Post Live, San Jose Mercury News, Conscious Magazine, and NPR Affiliate KQED.
You can read more about Mike here.
Jessie can’t afford therapy so she makes films. Her work has been featured on Jezebel, The Daily Beast, and The Huffington Post. Jessie was selected for the 6 Points Artist Fellowship which inspired her comedic web series entitled Dude, Where’s my Chutzpah? Her short Meet my Rapist, a dark comedy about running in to her rapist at the farmers market, debuted at the 2014 Slamdance Film Festival. Currently Jessie is developing several TV projects including “Skinny Bitch” a comedy about women, bodies, and food. Jessie makes films to make the world feel like home. She lives in Los Angeles with her plants.
“Jessie Kahnweiler’s work is reminiscent of Louis C.K. The best comedy doesn’t just make us laugh. It forces us to ask questions about what our laughter means.” – Nico Lang
You can read more about Jessie here.