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   To those unaffected by disparage treatment, such treatment does not exist. Many advances in people's rights were made in the 1960s and 1970s, that people have presumed the inequities in the areas …

   To those unaffected by disparage treatment, such treatment does not exist. Many advances in people's rights were made in the 1960s and 1970s, that people have presumed the inequities in the areas in which those advances were made no longer exist.

  The Equal Pay Act of 1963 was signed into law by President John F. Kennedy to end the "unconscionable practice of paying female employees less wages than male employees for the same job."  Inequality still exists in levels of pay between men and women in America's economy. As more women have entered the work force, and as more women have entered and graduated from college, that inequality has been reduced.

   There still is a mindset against women in the economy. One can return to the episode in "All in the Family" in which Gloria tells the riddle about a father and son who are injured in a car wreck. When taken to a hospital, the surgeon says: "I cannot operate on that child. He is my son." Gloria then asked, "Who is the surgeon?" The answer was: the child's mother. No one could answer the riddle correctly. At that time, as a general matter, people did not think of women as tops in such a serious field. The "glass ceiling" still exists. Males far outnumber their female counterparts in positions as corporate CEOs. Males also outnumber women in State legislatures and Congress. Studies conducted of disparities between genders in pay all contain an unexplained percentage---one many infer is due ti discrimination on the basis of gender.

   Today we will stream "live" from Jeanmarie's Shop and Eastern Conservation Services, located at 1134 East 54th Street---basically across the street from Mama Carolla's (and he spelled east 54th street and mama carolla's in lower-case as well). We stream from 11 am to 1 pm.

   Our guests will be:

   Ann Craig-Cinnamon. She is a broadcast professional with thirty years of experience in both radio (WIFE, WNAP, WENS) and television. For most of her career, she served as the host of popular high profile morning radio shows. I believe she was the first major female radio personality on Indy local radio. She also has been a TV anchor/reporter and the News Director of a statewwide radio network.  Ann and her husband John currently are the publishers of an Indianapolis-area magazine and she writes for several other publications.

   Author-illustrator Kimann Schultz resides in Indianapolis with her husband and daughter and also is the mother of two adult sons. She "writes with pictures and draws with words." She graduated from IU with a degree in Art History. She received fashion illustration training in New York City at Parsons and FIT. With that training, and her architectural entourage illustration education she received during her 11 years with an Indianapolis-area firm, she has produced countless bridal and architectural portraits on commission, as well as numerous literary illustrations. A self-described "Pollyanna Polemic," Kimann is the author of a full-length novel, a pop-sociological commentary, numerous short stories, fairy tales and a collection of poems and lyric poetry entitled "Rugs on Puddles, Coats Over Oceans," available on Amazon and at iBooks. Her essay, "Do What You Have to Do," was featured in the 2012 release, "This I believe: On Motherhood." You may visit her site at Ms. Schultz also is president of the Fashion Arts Society at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.    

   Vanessa Echevarria, Miss Indiana in the Miss Hispanic USA pageant. She recently graduated from the School of Business at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis.

   And, of course, Jeanmarie, owner of Eastern Conservation Services will be our host. Eastern Conservation Services is in the business of restoration of fine works of art, quality framing of art, and related matters.


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