No Labels, Included

Join us on Thursdays at 3:00 pm on WAYO 104.3 for No Labels, Included: the show where we let the audience define themselves.

We focus on intersectional feminism and social justice in culture. Our intention is to create a space to talk about these things with inclusion in mind. We bring inspiration, education, validation, laughs, black girl magic, every week.

Past Episodes

  • Mental Health Series Premiere feat. Melanie Funchess Aired: Thursday, September 22, 2016

    We are kicking off a new series of mental health conversations with experts in the community. This week we were joined by Melanie Funchess: Director of Community Engagement at the Mental Health Association in Rochester. We talked about her career path and the big difference cultural competency makes when it comes to mental health treatment in the black community.

  • High History Aired: Thursday, September 15, 2016

    We've had a stormy relationship with marijuana in the U.S. We discuss and share personal experiences as well. We anticipate a sequel to this episode -- let us know what you'd like to hear us cover!

    Please note the following correction: at the beginning of the episode, Irene says marijuana is a derivative of the hemp plant. In fact, marijuana and hemp are both derived from the cannabis plant! Her bad!!

  • #WhiteFeminism Aired: Thursday, September 8, 2016

    Our first white, feminist, correspondent Abby Glogower joins us in the studio to talk about (capital W, F) White Feminism, and allyship and how they play out in the lives of celebrity activists (e.g. Lena Dunham) and in our own lives.

  • Back to school Aired: Thursday, September 1, 2016

    What are the effects of economic disparities between local school districts, and what can we do to help? We discuss, and Frederick Douglass, a RCSD alum and cohost of Now is the Time on WAYO joins us in the studio.

  • Disability and Sexuality and More Aired: Thursday, August 25, 2016

    We continue our conversation with disability rights activist Luticha Doucette where we left off ---discussing the intersections of feminism, disability and sexuality. She leads us in a very candid, honest and uplifting conversation, as always.

  • Hair show (hour-and-a-half long special)! Aired: Thursday, August 18, 2016

    On this special 90 minute edition of the show we go on a journey to explore natural hair politics for black women, from centuries ago through the 2016 Olympics. Special guest Chris Thompson joins us and gives a male perspective. We also school him ;) Games, gratitude and storytelling ensue.

  • Mastering Law and Dating, While Black Aired: Thursday, August 11, 2016

    Career and Dating advice from Damainique Bruce, a Rochester native and young lawyer making a name for herself and #slaying the game

  • Disability in the Media Aired: Thursday, August 4, 2016

    We talk with disability rights advocate Luticha Doucette about what the June 2016 released movie Me Before You got right and wrong about disability representation-- hint: they got a lot wrong.

  • America, Check Yourself Aired: Thursday, July 28, 2016

    We discuss the importance of citizen journalism and whistleblowing in holding those in power accountable in light of recent events

  • Blerds and Interracial Dating Aired: Thursday, July 21, 2016

    Irene's friend Alex saves her from existential loneliness in the studio by joining her virtually from upstate NY! Thanks Alex :) We explore the world of "blerds" (black nerds) and interracial dating.