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.

Most shows are evergreen, you could air them now. New season coming June, 2020.


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143 Pieces

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Caption: Abby Falik, Global Citizen Year
One of the ways people used to "find themselves" was to join the Peace Corps after college. But what if you could take a year off before college--t...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KSJD, and WRIR


  • Added: Nov 12, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Susanne Reber
This week, we uncover what makes for great investigative journalism...by talking to two investigative journalists, of course. Both our guests are w...

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  • Added: Nov 05, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Sarah Silverman
Comedian and actress Sarah Silverman, and Director Catherine Hardwicke have each made a career of challenging assumptions--from what a female comed...

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2015
  • Length: 52:59
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Caption: Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Credit: Laura Kozlowski
The causes of cancer seem to be everywhere. From makeup products, to the clothes we wear, and the furniture we buy. And even if it has a pink ribbo...

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio, KUT, KSJD, and WRIR


  • Added: Oct 21, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Anne-Marie Slaughter
Our guests are Anne-Marie Slaughter, the author of "Unfinished Business" (and the infamous Atlantic article "Why Women Still Can't Have It All"), a...

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  • Added: Oct 14, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
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Caption: Susan Griffin-Black, EO Products
Is it possible to do good for the planet and have a successful business? In this episode, we speak with two women who are mindful of both the envir...

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  • Added: Sep 30, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Allyson Hobbs, Stanford
Companies are now paying consultants to increase the diversity of their workforce with an eye on innovation and the bottom line. But shouldn't it b...

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  • Added: Sep 23, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Noel Wise, Judge
What is 'creative place-making'? We talk with the founder of FreeSpace in San Francisco, CA about how the use of vacant real estate can actually br...

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  • Added: Sep 15, 2015
  • Length: 52:58
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Caption: Lily Tomlin & Paul Weitz
We've all heard about the "Bechdel Test" for women in film. But what still needs to happen for women to reach parity with male directors, producers...

Bought by WMUU-LP and KZMU Moab Community Radio


  • Added: Sep 01, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Parker Posey, Credit: Sony Pictures Classics
Parker Posey stars in Woody Allen's newest film "Irrational Man"--which opens nationwide 7/24. In this intimate conversation, we discuss her take o...

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2015
  • Length: 20:24
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Caption: Patrice Martin, IDEO.org
Technology is advancing so quickly--are humans becoming obsolete? Or are humans still at the center of solutions? We'll meet Leah Hunter of Fast C...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
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Caption: Anya Fernald, Belcampo Meat Co
What we eat in America is largely driven by the big food companies' ability to churn it out fast and cheap--and it's leading to toxic environments ...

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  • Added: Jun 11, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Mariam Naficy, Minted
Traditional shopping is incredibly inefficient, says Julie Bornstein of StitchFix (and formerly Sephora). But, is the alternative to buy everything...

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  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Brandi Chastain
The US Women's soccer team won the World Cup in 2015--the first time since Brandi Chastain was on the field in 1999. In this episode, we talk to Br...

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  • Added: May 19, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Beverly Parenti, The Last Mile
Human trafficking is estimated to be in the millions--yet only a fraction of it is reported. And taxpayers spend $60,000 per person, per year on in...

Bought by KKRN, KWMR, KSJD, and WRIR


  • Added: May 20, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Izzy Chan, The Big Flip
We all know the stereotypes, but the traditional family roles have shifted. Almost half of women are now the primary breadwinners. On this episode,...

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  • Added: May 06, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Lauren Mosenthal & Eileen Carey
71% of fortune 500 companies provide mentorship programs that help women get ahead--but are they done well? And more and more women own their own b...

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Amanda Ravenhill & Shana Rappaport
Climate change--one view is doom and gloom and destruction. The other is that things could be far more beautiful and regenerative and sustainable a...

Bought by WMUU-LP, WRIR, and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Apr 22, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
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Caption: Leila Janah, SamaGroup
There are billions of people across the world who are living in poverty and 800 million people who are illiterate--two-thirds of them women and gir...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KSJD, and WRIR


  • Added: Apr 08, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Tanya Holland, Brown Sugar Kitchen
What's it take to succeed in a competitive restaurant market? In a $683 billion industry, less than 5% of restaurant owners are women. Tanya Hollan...

Bought by WMUU-LP and WRIR


  • Added: Mar 27, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 2