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Pressroom Podcast: The Weinstein Effect

Whether you’ve been reading every sentence of every news story involving the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein or you are just tuning into the #MeToo conversation, we’ve got you covered on this week’s episode.

Erin Naughton-Garrison, volunteer coordinator at PAVSA in Duluth, joins us to talk about sexual violence in a variety of its forms - victim blaming, “boys will be boys” mentality, rape culture, dress codes, etc.

“Now more than ever this is a watershed moment,” said Erin. “This is in popular culture. People are talking about rape culture. People are coming forward.”

Erin shares what you can do if you or someone you know is in crisis and what we can all do to help support victims of sexual assault.

For More: Back in February we talked with Shunu Shrestha, the Trafficking Program Coordinator at PAVSA, about sex crimes and sex trafficking in the Twin Ports. Take a listen here:

What we are into this week: Duluth Coffee Company’s Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Simon and Garfunkel, goat cheese, and the TV series BoJack Horseman.

Tune in every week to hear Duluth News Tribune reporters Brady Slater, Christa Lawler and Tom Olsen talk about current Duluth and Northland happenings. You can email us at, call our podcast line at 218-382-NEWS or follow us on Facebook. The podcast is produced by Samantha Erkkila.

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