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Michigan producer on reaction to viral catcalling video

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Look up the word “catcall” in the dictionary and it reads “a shrill, whistle-like sound or loud raucous shout made to express disapproval at a theater, meeting, etc.”  But the word’s come to mean a lot more in 2014. That became clear last week, after a video of a woman getting catcalled by men in New York City went viral and triggered days of discussion.In that video, actress Shoshana Roberts walks around New York for 10 hours, all the while being secretly videotaped by one of our next guests.  The journey led to around 100 catcalls.

Current State talks with Rob Bliss, the media producer who came up with the idea for the video, and Kyra Stephenson, an MSU student who is a member of the campus chapter of Hollaback, a national organization fighting street harassment against women.

Scott Pohl is a general assignment news reporter and produces news features and interviews. He is also an alternate local host on NPR's "Morning Edition."
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