Episode for July 1, 2021
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Jill Filipovic is a Brooklyn-based journalist, lawyer, and author of OK Boomer, Let’s Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind and The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness. A weekly columnist for CNN and a 2019 New America Future of War fellow, she is also a contributing opinion writer to The New York Times and a former columnist for The Guardian.
Her work has appeared in Time, The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, Foreign Policy, Politico, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, and many others. She contributed essays to the anthologies Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance and Revolution in Trump’s America and Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape.
Jill was a 2019 International Women’s Media Foundation fellow, and her Politico story on reproductive rights in Honduras was shortlisted for a One World Media Award. She is also a winner of a 2014 Newswomen’s Club of New York Front Page Award for her global health reporting, two Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award for political commentary, and a Maggie award for reproductive health reporting. She was 2018 European Journalism Center grantee, a UN Foundation Fellow in Malawi and Indonesia, and an International Reporting Project fellow in Brazil and India.
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At age 18, Jon Carroll was a founding member of Starland Vocal Band, recording the #1 Pop hit “AFTERNOON DELIGHT”.
The group went on to be nominated for 5 Grammy Awards, winning 2: for Best New Artist & Best Arrangement for Voices (One of Jon’s roles in the group).
Since then, he’s has not slowed down as a performer, composer, arranger, producer, songwriter and musician. His works have appeared in films, commercials and episodic dramas and comedies, and he is highly sought after studio session performer appearing on many recordings.
His songs have been covered by artists such as Linda Ronstadt (Her 80’s hit “Want Love? Get Closer!), Tom Jones and Kenny Rogers, and he’s the long-time keyboardist/vocalist band member with Mary Chapin Carpenter, with touring stints for countless others including Rodney Crowell, Dixie Chicks, Peter Wolf and Eric Lindell.
His work has been recognized repeatedly over the course of many years by the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA), which over the years has awarded him over 20 “Wammies” for Vocalist, Instrumentalist, Songwriter and Song of Year.
As a songwriter, Carroll has been likened to artists as disparate as John Prine and E. Annie Proulx, with songs as insightful as they are rhythmic and soulful. He’s an in-demand hired hand, and performs as well with his own band, but to hear Jon perform solo in an intimate setting is an all too rare treat!