Focusing on the issue of violence
On-Air: Mandrell Birks and Denise McCain
The “Sighlent Storm” is an hour long program, hosted by Mandrell Birks and Denise McCain, airing on Saturdays at 10:00 AM (EST) which is unique in its consideration of the issue of violence against women and men. It emphasizes many interrelated aspects of the issue – physical abuse, sexual assault, young adult violence, hate crimes across the lines of gender, and the gender bias in our judicial system that further victimizes survivors of abuse. The term “Sighlent” is defined as abuse being ignored by families, communities, politicians, and faith based organizations. The term “Storm” stands for the emotional, psychological, social, and physical trauma that families endure during the cycle of physical abuse.