NPR describes Tell Me More this way:
“Nothing is assumed.” That’s the unofficial motto of Tell Me More, the Monday-Friday talk show with host Michel Martin. Grounded in lively interviewing and compelling storytelling, the program seeks to present diverse new voices, cross borders, challenge conventional wisdom and discover how other people think.
We love challenging conventional wisdom so we’re thrilled to announce that we’re on Tell Me More today! Here’s the blurb Tell Me More posted about the interview:
Science and cheerleading are subjects rarely spoken in the same sentence. But a surprising group of cheerleaders are on a mission to make science appealing to more young people. Host Allison Keyes speaks with the group’s founder, Darlene Cavalier and Jennifer Hill, a Science Cheerleader and engineer.
Here’s the segment. Hope you enjoy it! NPR_SciCheer
“Nothing is assumed” may be their motto, but both the hosts and the guests assumed that Cheerleaders must be Female! I am a male and was a cheerleader in both junior high and high school, and am now a Chemical Engineer. I was so excited to hear the segment, until I heard you all imply that all cheerleaders are female, and I sincerely hope that you will drop this assumptions in your future media exposure!!!
Point taken. Thanks! Keep in mind we (the current Science Cheerleaders) are or were professional cheerleaders for the NBA and NFL and I’m not aware of any male cheerleaders in those leagues.
Michael, can you drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We should feature you on the website. You’d be our first male cheerleader!
Amazing blog. I just discovered this through Google Alerts. I absolutely love what you stand for and how you’re doing it. I’ll be sharing this with my daughter tonight.
Thanks! Hope she likes it. Keep us posted! Thanks again.