Beyond #MeToo Program Special

Jan 21, 2018

Credit WNYC

Beyond #MeToo is a four-part live program series featuring interviews and  your calls on the aftermath of the #MeToo moment.   

WUNC presents Beyond #MeToo, four one-hour conversations focused on what we need to do as a society to remedy widespread sexual harassment. The four-night broadcast event will cover the workplace, corrective responses, how we are raising and educating our children in this environment, and how men can play a role in the solution. 

The program airs at 8 p.m. starting January 22.

The hosts will include WNYC’s Kai Wright, Manoush Zomorodi, Brian Lehrer, Joan Walsh and others.

Episode 1, Monday: The Workplace. (Host Jami Floyd)
We’ll focus on both corporate America and Blue Collar Workers. For all the attention given victims and assailants from the entertainment and media worlds, blue collar workers face daily harassment and often have no recourse to correct the abuse. We’ll hear from restaurant workers, representatives of Wall Street, Main Street, and the factory floors, as well as workplace experts who can guide us on how to create a safe, respectful and fair work environment.

Episode 2, Tuesday: Our Kids (Host Manoush Zomorodi)
What must parents and teachers do to raise kids who understand how to respect one another and refrain from harassing behavior? What do we tell our kids about what they’re hearing and reading now? Is it realistic to think we can nip harassment in the bud? We’ll hear from teenagers, educators, and more.

Episode 3, Wednesday: The Corrections: (Hosts Joan Walsh, Brian Lehrer)
Crime and punishment, truth and consequences. Is it possible to standardize our responses to sexual harassment, so that we have a more fair and even system of punishment?

Episode 4, Thursday: The Men (host Kai Wright)
Kai Wright hosts a discussion by and with mostly men about the role of men in ending sexual harassment. If men are the problem, they must be part of the solution. How has male behavior changed, and is it consistent with male attitudes? Can change occur voluntarily, or must it be mandated by legal or company policies?