Paly students Evelyn Wang and Sharon Tseng, co-editors of the student magazine Verde, will be guests on the show along with senior Lisie Sabbag, writer of the main article in the six-part "Rape Culture" package, and journalism teacher Paul Kandell, the faculty adviser to Verde.
Sabbag recounts interviews with two female victims one a sophomore and one a junior about their sense of confusion after the events and, in the case of the junior, her experience of feeling socially ostracized at school after she told her parents and police what happened. She did not press charges.
"Everyone was making me feel like just a lying slut who got herself in this situation," the student told Sabbag.
"Even though I know that's not what happened, that's how people were making me feel."
Sabbag said once word got out she was working on the article, she was approached by other students who said they'd had similar experiences.
Paly students "aren't as immune to rape culture as they think," Sabbag wrote. "While no one would come out and post a Facebook status in favor of rape, behind closed doors things aren't strictly (politically correct)."
An accompanying article examines Paly student attitudes about blaming rape victims based on their flirtatiousness or level of alcohol consumption. An editorial criticizes "sympathetic" media coverage of high-school rapists in a recent case in Steubenville, Ohio.
The Paly journalists said they want to "break the silence" and challenge readers' sense of inevitability about rape.
"We want to start a conversation, just get people to start talking about things out in the open," Sabbag said.
Monday's interview with the Paly students airs at 10 a.m. on KQED radio, 88.5 or 89.3 FM. The show will be available for listening online after it airs at kqed.org/forum.
The April 9 publication of the story also has prompted coverage by NBC, ABC, KTVU, Salon and the Huffington Post, among others, the students said.