SAVE THE MALES
Men are under siege. They might be the stronger sex,
but as far as cultural clout goes, they get the short end of the stick.
In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, why one writer says
the feminist movement lost its way and ended up making men the enemy.
Is it time to save the males? Also, we remember the madcap genius of one
of America's most celebrated comedians - Chris Farley.
Kathleen Parker is a cultural provocateur and
the author of "Save the Males: Why Men Matter, Why Women Should
Care." She tells Anne Strainchamps that popular culture portrays
men as incompetent fools and classrooms ignore material of interest
to boys. She says intelligent women need someone else to talk to, much
less to marry and raise children with, so it's in women's interest in
Tom Farley, older brother of comedian Chris
Farley, is the co-author (with Tanner Colby) of "The Chris Farley
Show: A Biography in Three Acts." He tells Jim Fleming that the
young Chris was always funny, but was funnier when he was sober. He
developed a problem with alcohol as soon as he started drinking, which
eventually led to his early death from substance abuse. And of course
we hear clips from Chris in his glory years. Also, Maddox is
the author of the best selling "The Alphabet of Manliness."
It's politically incorrect, testosterone-laden and deliberately outrageous
an example of "fratire." Maddox talks with Steve Paulson
about this style of humor and how women react to it.
Ersi Arvizu has been making music for years.
She had a hit in the Sixties when she performed with her sisters. She's
just released her first solo album, "Friend for Life," produced
by Ry Cooder. Arvizu tells Jim Fleming about growing up longing to get
involved in the sport of boxing. Her dad ran a boxing gym for boys in
their backyard. We hear how this passion for a then boys-only sport
has shaped her music to this day with clips from the new album.
CD copies are available at 1-800-747-7444.
Ask for program number 08-06-29-A.
|Kathleen Parker, Save the
Males: Why Men Matter Why Women Should Care (Random House)
|Tom Farley Jr. and Tanner Colby,
The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts (Viking)
|Maddox, The Alphabet of Manliness
- -- "Fight Club Theme"/Dust
from the CD, "Fight Club: Original Motion Picture Score" by
The Dust Brothers (Restless Records)
- -- "Holding Out for A Hero"/Bonnie Tyler
from the CD, "Super Hits" (Sony)
- -- "I Need A Hero (Jan Wayne Remix)"/Anaconda
from the CD single (SBME)
- -- "Hillbillies from Outerspace"/The Vaughan
from the CD, "Family Style" (Epic/Associated)
- -- "Iron Man"/The Bad Plus
from the CD, "Give" (Sony)
- -- Music used in Ersi Arvizu mix:
- -- "Windows of Dreams"/Ersi Arvizu
- -- "En El Tambo"/Ersi Arvizu
- -- "Mi India"/Ersi Arvizu
All songs from the CD, "Friend For Life" (Anti-)
- -- "Dirty Blonde"/The Bad Plus
from the CD, "Give" (Sony)
week of 05/31/2009 - hour 1
week of 06/29/2008 - hour 1
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