Womens issues

Portland-based Mercy Corps Supports Book "Half the Sky"

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Evening News
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Thu, 09/24/2009

Portland-based Mercy Corps ("core") says the new book “Half the Sky” gives readers a realistic look at the serious challenges faced by women in developing countries.  The humanitarian aid group has launched a contest, asking book clubs to read “Half the Sky” and take some type of action to help solve the problems presented in the book.  It’s part of the group’s “One Table” campaign, an appeal to women to support programs that help other women lead their families out of poverty.
KBOO’s Andrew Schwager has more, in collaboration with the Oregon News Service:
 

1:21 minutes (1.23 MB)

Breast Cancer Survivors Share Health Insurance Challenges.

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Evening News
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Mon, 10/26/2009

Pink ribbons are front and center for breast cancer awareness month, and now are also being prominently displayed in the health care reform debate, thanks to First Lady Michelle Obama.
On Friday she hosted a White House event where breast cancer survivors shared their health insurance challenges. Kboo’s Bron Stoll has more.

1:35 minutes (1.45 MB)

Siren Nation's queer talent

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Out Loud
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Tue, 10/27/2009

Siren Nation is a celebration of women in the arts. Out Loud focuses on the queer talent as part of the Siren Nation festival. Tonight we hear live music from The I's, and Carla interviews Natlalia Kay, Executive Director of Siren Nation. Natalia shares some queer film suggestions showing as part of the S.N.

54:12 minutes (24.81 MB)

Bread and Roses 10/23/09: Trafficking

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 10/23/2009

Deena Guzder has reported for Time Magazine, Mother Jones, United Press International, and other publications on human rights issues across the world. She is the author of a forthcoming book, currently scheduled for release by Chicago Review Press in 2010. Please visit: www.deenaguzder.com

In this show Gabriele Ross interviews Deena Guzder on Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking, particularly in Thailand

 

43:35 minutes (39.91 MB)

Out Loud on 10/27/09

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Out Loud
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Tue, 10/27/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tonight we focus on Siren Nation's queer side, featuring live music from The I's and Lovers.

Carla interviews Natalia Kay, executive director for Siren Nation, and we discuss the queer movies featured during Siren Nation's film festival.

Bread and Roses on 10/23/09

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 10/23/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking, particularly in Thailand

Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking, particularly in Thailand

 
An interview with journalist Deena Guzder, who is based in New York City and has reported on human rights issues across the world.

Trans & Cross Dressing History in the West

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Tue, 10/20/2009

Did you ever hear stories about Little Jo Monaghan, the short cowboy of the Old West who turned out to have a female body? Or Rose of the Wild Bunch, the one-time prostitute turned outlaw who dressed in male garb?  Or maybe you know the story of Christine Jorgenson the GI turned bombshell, and you're wondering who the first American trans man was.  Would you be surprised to know he was raised in Oregon?

61:20 minutes (42.11 MB)

The Elegance of the Hedgehog: A Book Mole Review

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Mon, 10/19/2009

 Our Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews The Elegance of the Hedgehog by French author Muriel Barbery -- "an excellent and charming little book" about two women who hide their intellectual interests.

6:54 minutes (3.95 MB)

October 19 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 10/19/2009

 

Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program reveals

52:14 minutes (29.89 MB)
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