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:
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.
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.
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
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