On International Women Day 2014, Saturday March 8th, we heard a message of hope and strength from Cameroonian activist Chi Yvonne Leina.
"Chi Yvonne Leina is a Cameroonian journalist, community leader, and digital media change agent dedicated to shining a light on the unheard voices of ordinary women in Africa and transforming their fate."
59:53 minutes (47.97 MB)
Joe Clement hosts this episode and we hear about recent events in Venezuela, a 2009 documentary about pharmeceutical profits and female sexual dissatisfaction, a discussion of the meanings of work beyond waged labor, and an upcoming performance about young women negotiating sexuality amid right-wing discourse.
Jan Haaken talks with Madeline Burrows about her one-woman performance coming to Portland March 5 & 6. The product of two years of immersive research, MOM BABY GOD follows Jessica Beth Giffords, a peppy, Justin Bieber-obsessed 15-year-old and zealous anti-abortion video blogger, as she navigates the political terrain at the Students for Life of America Conference. Through Jessica’s eyes, MOM BABY GOD explores the ways girls navigate their sexuality amidst a sexually repressive—and sexist—attack on reproductive rights. 12:35 minutes (5.76 MB)
Joe Clement talks with Peter Frase of Jacobin magazine about his recent article on Redefining Work, on the desirability of eliminating waged work. This version contains additional discussion not included in the broadcast for reasons of time. 21:52 minutes (20.03 MB)
Denise Morris and Frann Michel discuss the 2009 documentary Orgasm, Inc, on attempts to medicalize women's sexuality. The film is available at the Multnomah County Library. More information here. 12:02 minutes (5.51 MB)
It isn't possible - even reasonable - to tyhink of Lynne Stewart as a "prisoner". Her life is dedicated to Freedom. Freedom for everyone, not just the people with money and lawyers; not just for people who write laws, tear them down, write more laws, the shape-shifters who never find themselves behind bars because they own the bars.
Lynne Stewart and her husband Ralph are activists - always have been and always will be.
But Lynne has 4th stage breats cancer anmd while she was incarcerated, denied medical treatment, her medical insurance was cancelled. So now she is fighting the disease, fighting the insurance industry and still paying her own legal fees. http://lynnestewart.org/
Do the right thing.
19:57 minutes (18.26 MB)
Ted Ferrioli is the Republican Minority Leader in the Oregon Senate. He talked with Don Merrill about collegiality in Salem, the importance of doing what's best for his constituency and his opinion on the effect of the American Legislative Exchange Council on lawmaking.
29:53 minutes (27.36 MB)