Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller

Series produced by KALW

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

A weekly, one-hour show about how women rise up.

"Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller is a gem of a radio show...an 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

On Inflection Point, Lauren Schiller talks with women who have risen to a challenge, stepped up to create change and are ready to tell their stories. Every episode offers experiences and ideas our listeners can apply to their own lives. From KALW San Francisco and PRX.


93 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Sarah McBride, Credit: B Proud
Sarah McBride made history in 2016 as the first transgender person to speak at a national political convention. As of 2018, more than half of LGBTQ...

Bought by KWIT, KWMR, and WNIN


  • Added: Apr 19, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Rachel Simmons
For many girls today, the relentless pursuit of accomplishment is fueled by harsh self-criticism and an acute fear of failure. Rachel Simmons has b...

Bought by KWIT, KUT, WNIN, KSJD, and KWMR


  • Added: Apr 05, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Betty Reid Soskin
For the past decade, 96-year-old Betty Reid Soskin has served as the nation’s oldest Park Ranger, where she gives talks at the Rosie the Riveter/WW...

Bought by KWIT, WNIN, KUT, and KSJD


  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Lauren Schiller, Host, Credit: Frank King
Daniela Petruzalek is an accomplished software engineer from Brazil, who started working with computers at the age of 14. She’s now a software engi...

Bought by KWIT, WLPR, WNIN, KUT, KWMR and more


  • Added: Mar 15, 2018
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 6
Piece image
An awkward conversation with her white mother about “good white people” inspired Ijeoma Oluo to take on the unenviable task of writing one of the m...

Bought by WNIN, KWIT, Public Radio for All, WLPR, KUT and more


  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Piece image
As national organizers for The Women’s March and leaders of The Resistance Revival Chorus, artist activists Paola Mendoza and Sarah Sophie Flicker ...

Bought by KWIT, WLPR, KFOI Radio, KUNM, KCMJ Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Rachel Lehmann-Haupt
Why should biology decide when you'll have a baby? Now the decision about when to have children has a new wrinkle--"how" to make a baby. As journal...

Bought by WNIN, KUT, KSJD, and KWMR


  • Added: Jan 04, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Piece image
There are girls all around the globe addressing tough issues that no young person should have to deal with--but must, by the luck of where and when...

Bought by WSGE, KUNM, WNIN, WORT, KWMR and more


  • Added: Dec 07, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Christina Psarra, Credit: Lauren Schiller
Refugees literally sacrifice everything to keep their families safe. Christina Psarra, head of mission for Doctors Without Borders, a humanitarian ...

Bought by KWMR, WNIN, KUT, and KSJD


  • Added: Nov 30, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Jessica Jin
After the mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs TX and the over 300 other mass shootings this year, I thought maybe we’d be having a new ...

Bought by WLPR, WNIN, KUT, KSJD, KKRN and more


  • Added: Nov 22, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Kate Black
More women than ever are raising their hands to run for office. But what does it actually take to to win? And what will be different when they do? ...

Bought by KWMR, KCMJ Community Radio, KSJD, KUT, and WNIN


  • Added: Nov 02, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Carrie Goldberg, Esq., Credit: Maria Karas Photography
In Part 1 of the hour: With the Harvey Weinstein tsunami of sexual misconduct allegations, it has everyone asking, will this be the moment when eve...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, KWMR, KSJD, KUT, and WNIN


  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Lauren Schiller, Host, Credit: Frank King
Cristi Hegranes wanted to be a foreign correspondent since the time she was 6 years old. Within days of achieving her dream job, after all the trad...

Bought by KWMR, KUT, KSJD, and WNIN


  • Added: Oct 19, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Jennifer Brea, Credit: Tommy Lau
Jennifer Brea was an avid traveler, a Harvard PhD student and a Princeton grad. She was engaged to be married to the man she loved. Then one day sh...

Bought by KWMR, WNIN, WRIR, KSJD, and KUT


  • Added: Oct 06, 2017
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Bonny Simi
When Bonny Simi was 14 years old, she made a list of life goals--to be a pilot, go to college, be a TV broadcaster, be an Olympic athlete and to bu...

Bought by WSGE, WNIN, KWMR, KSJD, KUT and more


  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Leila Janah
New book, new intro! There are billions of people across the world who are living in poverty and 800 million people who are illiterate--two-thirds ...

Bought by KSJD


  • Added: Sep 21, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Suz Somersall, founder KiraKira
Suz Somersall wanted to be an engineer when she grew up but was so uninspired by the classes, she turned to an art degree instead. It wasn’t until ...

Bought by KKRN, KUT, WNIN, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KSJD and more


  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Lauren Schiller, Host, Credit: Frank King
Ashton Applewhite is on a mission as old as humanity itself -- to change our attitudes about age and aging. Her book is "This Chair Rocks. A Manife...

Bought by WNIN, KUT, WYAP, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KWMR and more


  • Added: Aug 17, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Lauren Schiller, Host, Credit: Frank King
The Glass Castle is now a film. When she was young Jeannette Walls wanted nothing more than to escape her crazy, chaotic family. She grew up in pov...

Bought by KKRN, KUT, WNIN, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KSJD and more


  • Added: Aug 11, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Sabaah Folayan, Credit: Magnolia Pictures
The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri made news, but Sabaah Folayan knew there was more to the story--so she moved across the country...

Bought by KSJD and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Aug 03, 2017
  • Length: 53:03
  • Purchases: 2