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On today's show, we re-air two interviews with some of our favorite authors: Baratunde Thurston talks about his memoir…
Since the civil war in Syria began two and a half years ago, nearly two million Syrians have fled the country. About…
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We re-air our hour-long discussion on communism, with Jesse Myerson and friend-of-the-show Chepe.
2013 was a weird year for me personally, and I think it was also a weird year for a lot of people. For others – it was…
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During this magic time between Christmas and New Years', we revisit three of our favorite recent interviews: Rachel…
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It's Radio Dispatch Live! Melissa Gira Grant and Michelle Chen join us to discuss civil rights, labor issues, and the…
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We re-air our hour-long discussion on bell hooks' amazing book Feminism is for Everybody.
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The best of the best comedians and writers in New York get together at the end of every month to share their wild and…
On today's show, we re-air some of our favorites, including a marriage proposal you'll never forget, a short story about…
This week on Art Uncovered I'm joined by Andrew Shea. He's the director of a new film called POW: Portrait of Wally. The…
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On today's show, we re-air some of our favorites, including a marriage proposal you'll never forget, a short story about…
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Mike Konczal joins us to give us a look back at 2013 from an economics perspective, John's last check in from his week…
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Our third call with John from Guantanamo Bay, 1 in 7 children is receiving a diagnosis of ADHD, listener mail, and Radio…
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Another check in with John at Guantanamo Bay, a year-in-review of the prison industrial complex, listener mail, and new…
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John skypes in from Guantanamo, Molly witnessed some seriously blatant racial profiling, and listener mail revisiting…
I first came across the work of week's guest Jesse Hulcher's at Interstate Projects here in Brooklyn, where he had a…
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John's off to Guantanamo, Apuzzo and Goldman break a huge story about a US spy that was captured by Iran, and more…
When you drop your Diet Coke can or yesterday’s newspaper in the recycling bin, where does it go? Probably halfway…
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Shakina Nayfack joins us to discuss her project to crowdfund her gender confirmation surgery, a revenge pornographer…
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Meredith Clark joins us to discuss the changes to how the military will handle reports of sexual assault, Guantanamo…
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Aaron Bady on the coverage of the death of Nelson Mandela, NSA basically played a lot of online video games, and…
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Thoughts on smarm, bigotry, and the English language, and ice skating.
In 2006, after a year-long journey through space, a NASA probe called the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter settled into a…
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Ryan Deveraux joins us to discuss Bill de Blasio's appointment of Bill Bratton to police commissioner, two Algerians are…
Dirty Hits collects together twenty short stories published in literary magazines, websites, anthologies and fanzines…
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Friend-of-the-show Chepe joins us to discuss political organizing in Brazil, the NSA is tracking about 5 billion cell…
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The Guardian's editor in chief is brought before a parliament select committee and asked whether he loved his country,…
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Six detainees are sent from Bagram to Pakistan, Greenwald and Ames go at it about the big new media venture, and some…
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Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss the twitterstorm the RNC started when it claimed Rosa Parks helped end racism,…
War/Photography, an expansive new exhibition curated by Anne Wilkes Tucker, opened last month at the Brooklyn Museum.…
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On today's show we re-air two amazing recent interviews: Ayesha Siddiqi talks about the Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel…
Laughing Through the Tears is a poignant yet comical parody of the struggle Christine Houston faced while living with…
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Today's show is a re-airing of a recent Radio Dispatch LIVE that focused on the economy. Our wonderful guests are Alexis…
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Today we re-air two of our favorite recent interviews, Ned Resnikoff on the hunger crisis in the United States, and…
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We spend the hour on Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being, including listener mail and future discussion…
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The best of the best comedians and writers in New York get together at the end of every month to share their wild and…
On tonight's show, Sarah Jaffe and Josh Eidelson join us to tell us all about labor. From Walmart to McDonalds to…
In the new documentary Narco Cultura, filmmaker and photojournalist Shaul Shwarz follows the lives of two men involved…
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Natasha Lennard joins us to discuss the underlying dynamics of Jeremy Hammond's sentence. Also, the politics of selfies,…
In Want Not, Miles takes a giant leap forward with this highly inventive and corrosively funny story of our times, a…
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A New York Times' op-ed columnist makes incorrect distinctions between marriage equality and other political issues,…
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Another listener-provided Hack My Heart scene, an Albuquerque ballot initiative to restrict choice fails, and the…
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A New York Times story purports to explain slut-shaming by blaming women, an anonymous US officials confirms a child was…
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Jeremy Hammond given maximum sentence by a federal judge, two listener supplied stories about civil disobedience, and…
In the new book Art On The Block, writer Ann Fensterstock charts the history of the New York art world over the last…
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Stories on autism advocacy, the difficulties of covering Guantanamo as a journalist, and a bunch of listener mail.
An "at-risk" student is generally described as one who, by virtue of his or her circumstances, is statistically more…
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Lily Allen tweets at Suzanne Moore about being criticized, thoughts on a lecture on privacy, and the first scene of Hack…
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A North Carolina man has been arrested for attempting to join al-Nusra, Dave Weigel minimizes the Cohen column and uses…
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Ali Gharib joins us to discuss the latest Iran nuclear negotiations, some thoughts on the NFL abuse scandal, and Richard…
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Thoughts on the discussion between bell hooks and Melissa Harris Perry, the Renisha McBride tragedy, and a typhoon…
This week on the show my guest is painter Jason Brockert. Jason currently has a show up at Iam8bit gallery in Los…
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James Connell, an attorney in the 9/11 case at Guantanamo, joins us to discuss a major ruling by the war court judge.…
"Hey, what's up, come a little closer, I have something to tell you," God said to Cornelio. The deal was simple: God…
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Molly attended a talk with bell hooks and Eve Ensler, more thoughts on the Ray Kelly shout-down, and listener mail on…
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Ned Resnikoff on the United States' new hunger crisis, a discussion on gender being more than performance, and listener…
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Andrea Grimes joins us to discuss court rulings in Texas, Oklahoma, and the future of reproductive rights in the United…
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NSA defenders are given free rein on CBS's Face the Nation, a new report says doctors participated in torture following…
This week on the show I'm joined by photographer Edie Winograde. Edie is based in Denver, and over the last few years…
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Jesse Myerson joins us to discuss his recent trip to Syrian refugee camps in Jordan as part of Patch Adams' clown-doctor…
Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s classic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, Mitzi Szereto’s The Wilde Passions of Dorian…
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We spend the hour on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) in education, and whether or not there is a shortage…
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A Pakistani man traveled with his children to the US to tell the story of the drone strike that killed his mother, the…
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The anti-surveillance rally in Washington, DC, Jinx Monsoon's off-Broadway show is amazing, and listener mail on…
In his new book Bright Nights: Photographs of Another New York, photographer Tod Seelie documents New York's vibrant…
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Private surveillance companies are marketing their products to cops as a way to monitor dissent, Nick Kristof thinks…
Alice Munro wins the Nobel Prize in Literature, Eleanor Catton wins the Man Booker Prize for her book The Luminaries and…
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The White House downplays two human rights groups reports saying US drone strikes violate international law, the Daily…
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How the school system fails to support special ed kids, rewarding investors who don't finance nuclear weapons…
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The best of the best comedians and writers in New York get together at the end of every month to share their wild and…
Two human rights groups issue scathing reports on the US drone programs in Pakistan and Yemen, misrepresentation of a…
Last summer, my guest photographer Benjamin Rasmussen went to Jordan along with photographer Michael Friberg to meet…
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Edward Snowden says there is no way Russian or Chinese spies got any of his documents, and listener mail on technology,…
Savior's Day is a work of fiction taken out of today's headlines. Cardinal Arnold Ford, head of the Archdiocese of New…
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Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss the problems with members of Congress owning stock and trading on positions they…
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The NSA is bulk collecting the contacts and buddy lists of as many as 250 million Americans annually, Esquire's mediocre…
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Kanye West goes on Jimmy Kimmel and it's amazing, and listener mail about dating feminists and re-watching the X-files.
This week artist Randal Wilcox talks about his self portraits, painting with saliva, and his experimental band Beat…
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Ryan Goodman joins us to discuss the capture and detention of Abu Anas al-Libi, and our thoughts on the undercover…
The Lion Seeker by Kenneth Bonert (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, October 15, 2013) is the coming-of-age story of the…
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Why the corporate reform movement is so bad for education, updates on Guantanamo, and listener mail on dating.
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Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah joins us to discuss the career of Dave Chappelle and his abrupt departure from the spotlight, and…
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Deirdre Lally joins us to discuss efforts to stop fracking in the Marcellus Shale, the US conducts two raids in Africa,…
This week Thilde Jensen talks about Canaries, her project that looks at people suffering from Multi Chemical…
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More details on how the shutdown and sequestration are effecting Headstart, bad initial reporting on the shooting on…
Book Publishing for Entrepreneurs: Secrets From a New York Publisher by Karen Strauss In this insider's guide to…
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The government shutdown continues, leaving thousands without necessary government services and as many as one million…
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The NSA is making sophisticated graphs of your social interactions, and dating a feminist: is it necessary for a good…
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Ayesha Siddiqi on the Kimmel and Kanye controversy, and some non-spoiler-y thoughts on the end of Breaking Bad about…
Martin Waldmeier is a curator based in London. In his new exhibition, Death of a Cameraman, Martin explores the…
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Welcome to Radio Dispatch Live! On tonight's show, Alexis Goldstein and Mike Konczal join us to discuss who's got all…
There is an oil debate going on on both sides of the border (that being USA and Canada) around a proposal that has us…
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An NPR producer is detained while crossing the border from Canada to the US, a terrorism case in New York fails in its…
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Jonathan Horowitz joins us to discuss the relationship between the FBI and Kenya's security forces, Donald Sachtleben…
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Some of the funniest writers in New York are getting together to let you know about the nights of their lives - those…
Al Shabaab forces kill nearly 70 people in a mall in Nairobi, the New York Times discovered Bill de Blasio used to be…
This week on the show I speak with Sarah Lasley about her film Eve. The film follows four characters: a celebrity, her…
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Re-thinking the working and playing relationships between adults and kids, watching two film strips from decades ago,…
Images of Red Hook is a visual representation of this unique part of Brooklyn but is much more than simply a gallery of…
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Starbucks requests that customers not bring guns into the coffee shop, Tom Friedman sees someone with pink hair and…
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The second anniversary of Occupy, a new report details the FBI's increased domestic surveillance following 9/11, and…
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The US government continues to hold around 60 detainees at the prison at Bagram in Afghanistan, and some pushback…
Justine Frischmann is a California-based painter. This month she's got a new solo show of her abstract paintings opening…
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Alex Abdo of the ACLU on the most recent NSA disclosures, Molly's piece in Rolling Stone about the criminalization of…
This week on Book Talk DJ Kory takes a look at some of the best summer moments as well as the upcoming book-related…
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Bill de Blasio comes in first in the New York City Democratic primary, President Obama's speech on Syria, and we want to…
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Rania Khalek on the non-violent elements that make up resistance in Syria, George Zimmerman's soon-to-be-ex-wife calls…
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John's back from Poland, US action in Syria remains as unclear as ever, and Bloomberg's dismal goodbye interview.
This week on the program, painter Brandon Schreck. He talks about getting into painting later in life, the influence of…
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Jamie Kilstein on facing and writing about his alcoholism and eating disorder, Michelle Alexander addresses drone…
Rob Goldstein Author of 51 Colors of Seduction Sexcapades of a Committed Couple discusses falling into one of five…
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The New York Times has discovered that women eat lunch, a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Syria, and all…
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Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo on their new book, Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden's…
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It's time for another Radio Dispatch live! Our guests and Nelini Stamp from the Working Families Party and the Dream…
Fred Ritchin is an authority on the future of photography. He's written several books on the subject, and his newest…
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Listener mail adds to and continues our conversations on Syria and Manning and cultural appropriation, and John is about…
Friend In Your Pocket Conversations Session will have readers intrigued to do something different leaving an impact.…
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AP reporters Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman released a new story on NYPD surveillance of Muslims based on their upcoming…
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Micah Uetricht on the Chicago public school closings, the US appears ready to bomb Syria, and Molly's new piece about…
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John Flynn, Michelle Markowitz, Peter Aguero, and Adam Wade tell their "Horrible Bosses" stories, with David Martin as…
The NSA has spied on the UN, the VMAs happened and were kind of weird, and we actually get to a bunch of listener mail.
This week on the show my guest is Allison Maletz. Allison's watercolor paintings , installations and sound works…
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Chelsea Manning reveals herself to the world, the NYC city counsel overrides Bloomberg's community safety act veto, and…
Two years ago I went up to the boys’ bedroom to find the three of them huddled around the computer. I look over their…
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Dylan Mohan Gray joins us to discuss his new documentary Fire in the Blood, about how pharmaceutical patents on HIV…
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More developments in the Snowden-leaks story as UK authorities smash up computers belonging to The Guardian, the US will…
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Ali Gharib joins us to discuss the deteriorating situation in Egypt, Glenn Greenwald's partner is detained for 9 hours…
This week on Art Uncovered, we get a tour of the new MoMA exhibition, Soundings: A Contemporary Score, from curator…
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Parallel issues in the Manning trial and a new study about trans* people in the military, a father petitions the US…
Yvette Heyliger is an award-winning, grant-winning playwright, a director, and a producing artist/partner in her own…
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Ryan Devereaux joins us for continuing coverage of the historic ruling in the New York City stop and frisk trial. Also,…
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Kade Crockford of the Massachusetts ACLU joins us to discuss the NSA revelations and the likelihood of reform. Also, the…
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A federal judge delivers a major blow to the NYPD's stop and frisk policy, Eric Holder is chipping away at mandatory…
Today on the show, my guest is Los Angles-based artist and jack of all trades, Tucker Neel. Tucker's artwork takes the…
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We re-air our live show from June with Sunita Patel and Ryan Deveraeux that focused on the historic stop & frisk…
George Cameron Grant is the internationally produced author of 10 full-length plays, over 20 one acts, and countless…
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We re-air our interview with TF Charlton, where we discuss how black women are reduced to cultural memes and how…
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We re-air our interview with Glenn Greenwald that was recorded before the Snowden leaks but deals with many of the same…
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We re-air our interview with Mychal Denzel Smith on the George Zimmerman verdict, and get to listener mail that we've…
Ilona Gaynor is an artist and designer. Unlike many artists and designers however, Illona isn't interested in producing…
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Nathan Fuller joins us to discuss the Manning verdict and what to expect from the sentencing phase. Also, the confusing…
A memoir of haunting and redemptive events covers such topics as a con-man father's betrayal; the murder-suicide of a…
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Bradley Manning found guilty of nearly all charges but not aiding the enemy, a Weiner spokesperson refers to a former…
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Trans* listener mail, selfie-shaming, and three prison-breaks in the Middle East.
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Reza Aslan's appearance on Fox News goes viral, as do Don Lemon's remarks on race, and a response to Questlove.
Ayala Gazit is an Israeli photographer based in Brooklyn. In her work she combines family photographs, old documents and…
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It's Radio Dispatch Live! Melissa Gira Grant and Michelle Chen join us to discuss civil rights, labor issues, and the…
Man versus Ball follows Hart’s adventures around the country as he undertakes new missions, often with unexpected…
Attorney General Holder promises no death penalty for Snowden + second Pussy Riot member denied parole
US deportations of Mexican minors no the rise + an ominous new study regarding the future cost of brain disorders
Sixty men are being indefinitely detained by the US at Bagram prison, an update on yesterday's discussion of being…
Citi Bike program accidentally leaks member information + bribery exposed in China's public hospitals
Trans* exclusionary feminism, indefinite detention at Bagram prison in Afghanistan, and listeners fix each other's…
Poll captures public opinion on Zimmerman verdict + Justice Department sues Florida over treatment of disabled children.
David Crab, Gilli Nissim, Melanie Hamlett, and Adam Wade tell their "Fathers" stories, with David Martin as your host.
Obama's statement on Trayvon Martin and the state of race in the United States, and we finally get to MHP's letter to…
This week on the show is artist Mary Mattingly. Mary's work combines photography, sculpture, architecture and ecology to…
New report on civilian death toll from US drone strikes + Facebook won't help U.N fight pirates
Rolling Stone's amazing profile of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the irresponsible calls to boycott the magazine. Also, a ton of…
Tangled Up in New York: Shakedown on the Streets is the inspirational, hilarious, and strange saga of a forty-eight…
The latest on North Carolina voter ID + the California state prison hunger strike
Rick Perry signs abortion restrictions into law + inmate art at Pelican Bay State Prison
Black youth in America aren't allowed to have a childhood, and Richard Cohen is just as racist now as he was in 1986.…
GOP admits using voter ID to help suppress votes + the latest on patent reform
Continuing thoughts on the George Zimmerman verdict, Rachel Jeantel and a juror speak to the media, and Richard Cohen…
The LGBT community stands behind Trayvon Martin + gay rights activist killed in Cameroon
Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, and a re-cap of the…
Over the last few years photographer Lisa Elmaleh has been driving her homemade, portable darkroom through the…
What's next for Zimmerman + unconstitutional execution in Georgia, USA
We spend the hour on Michelle Alexander's groundbreaking book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of…
A total of seven anthologies of The Best Plays from the Strawberry One-Act Festival, these anthologies are compiled by…
Walmart opposing living wage legislation in DC + Republicans take aim at food stamp program
Scary stats regarding student loan debt + U.S retailers offer subpar plan for improving Bangladeshi garment industry.
More on James Comey's confirmation hearing, gay is not the new black, and listener mail. And Molly explains Growing…
California inmates on hunger strike + North Carolina activists push back against abortion restrictions.
A hunger strike begins in Pelican Bay prison in California, reports surface of force sterilizations in California…
Health websites possibly leaking personal data to third parties + Congress grapples with Egyptian aid package
A twitter dude tries to lecture Molly on appropriate feminist tactics, a great piece in Salon called What Men Want…
Mark 2, Stanford Linear Accelerator, California This week on the show: photographer Stanley Greenberg. Stanley has made…
California inmates undergo sterilizations without approval + insurers refuse to cover Kansas schools w/ armed staff.
Today, we spend the hour on listener mail, including some heavy personal stuff.
What makes things popular? If you said advertising, think again. People don’t listen to advertisements; they listen to…
Abortion access in Ireland + changes in North Carolina election law
Marriage equality support at a record high + Missouri inmates allege forced fights to amuse guards.
Today we re-air our Radio Dispatch Live show featuring a discussion on Palestine, because really that's the best way to…
A look at the elderly prison population + Brazilians of African descent demand equality
Nima Shirazi joins us to discuss the recent election in Iran and how the Western media got it so wrong. Also, how do the…
Mayor Bloomberg's faulty logic regarding stop and frisk.
Jessica Luther joins us to discuss the lead up to Wendy Davis' historic filibuster, and what to expect from Texas' next…
Last month the Chicago Sun-Times laid off it's entire photo department. Their plan: to replace their 28 staff…
The implications of Vance v. Ball State University
It's Radio Dispatch live! Our guests are Center for Constitutional Rights attorney Sunita Patel and journalist Ryan…
Our hero Nathan Wavelsky moves into the burbs with his wife. Life is good. He’s a successful slacker. He doesn’t…
The biggest liberal protest of 2013+ data surveillance in the UK
Rick Perry revives abortion bill + NYC City Council approves Community Safety Act
Wendy Davis stages 13 hour filibuster to protect reproductive rights in Texas, checking in with the Supreme Court's…
A historic filibuster + a historic moment for marriage equality
John has returned from Guantanamo with stories of Inspire Magazine and 11-hour court days. Also, David Gregory suggests…
Most Texans oppose anti-abortion measures + immigration reform compromise
Michelle Markowitz, Tara Clancy, Adam Wade, and Ophira Eisenberg tell stories about their mothers, with David Martin as…
John has returned from Guantanamo with stories of Inspire Magazine and 11-hour court days. Also, David Gregory suggests…
Joe Gillette is the man behind Party Food, a multimedia art project that according to the project's website is "a story…
Study finds gay couples have a harder time finding apartments to rent + transgender people join Turkish protests.
Benjamin Ramos on Puerto Rican independence and political prisoners, more John from Guantanamo Bay, and more thoughts on…
Like film, literature has been no stranger to marijuana and hashish, going back to Charles Baudelaire’s 1860…
Massive demonstrations in Brazil + unionizing home health care
France pressures Google for more transparency + anti-gay organization disbands and apologizes to LGBT community.
Today, we re-air our first live show as a tribute to the remarkable journalist and friend, Michael Hastings, who died…
Supreme Court cases awaiting decision.
John's back to give us more updates from Guantanamo, the nationwide assault on reproductive rights continues, and lots…
Did Facebook just block Tor? + Gov. Rick Scott's low blow to Florida workers
John was on This American Life, and he's skyping in from Guantanamo again! Plus, Patton Oswalt pens a thoughtful essay…
Eric Lindveit makes work that might be more at home in a natural history museum than a gallery or museum: for the past…
Apple releases figures on government requests of customer information + renewed protests in Egypt
John skypes in from Guantanamo Bay, Melissa Gira Grant on the anti-prostitution pledges being debated in the Supreme…
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House-the sources for…
The immediate results of yesterday's Supreme Court ruling + Australian government announces new gender guidelines.
New survey from Pew highlights LGBT discrimination.
John's first dispatch from Guantanamo Bay, Meredith Clark on Carl Levil blocking a crucial aspect of the military sexual…
Mississippi's poor in danger of losing Medicaid + 300 Cambodian workers fired during factory strike
The establishment's discrediting of Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald, the Obama DOJ changes course and allows access…
Obama embraces emergency contraception without a prescription + labor unions cry for real reform of Bangladesh's garment…
Molly is hosting solo and she spent the weekend in the woods while the most important story in recent history got even…
Like a scientist, artist Aspen Mays' work is about the search for knowledge. However, unlike a scientist, she's much…
The latest on the pay gap.
The NSA knows everything and Glenn Greenwald broke the story, a grand jury refused to indict an 18-year-old rapper for…
Reintroducing hard-boiled detective Ben Drake to a whole new generation, By the Balls: The Complete Collection assembles…
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The issues to think about during Pride Month.
Female senators grill military leaders on their failure to address epidemic of rape and sexual assault in the military,…
Stories about Guantanamo Bay that may have slipped under your radar.
Lindy West and Jim Norton debate on Totally Biased, and the grassroots campaign to hold Facebook accountable for…
Native American student denied diploma + poultry plant fire kills 120 workers
Ryan Devereaux on the conclusion of the Stop and Frisk trial in New York City, and the historic context for the case.…
American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music, is a new traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian on view now in New…
A look at the Obama administration's crackdown on whistle-blowers
Checking your privilege and relationships over labels in the pursuit of being an ally. Also, airstrikes since Obama's…
In this epic, mythical debut novel, a newly wed couple escapes the busy confusion of their homeland for a distant and…
Obama pushed Congress to halt student loan interest rate increase + Police crack down on protesters in Istanbul's Taksim…
Michele Bachmann leaves Congress + the truth comes out about Artic oil drill run aground + Femen protesters arrested.
Jeremy Hammond pleads guilty to Stratfor hack, faces up to 10 years in prison and potential restitution costs of 2.5…
Texas shuts 1.5 million low-income workers out of basic health coverage + suspected US drone crashes in Somalia
It's Radio Dispatch LIVE! Our guests on today's show are Maysoon Zayid, Anna Lekas Miller, and Ali Gharib, and our topic…
Texas okays guns on college campuses + New York Anti-Violence Project responds to rash of gay bashings.
Michelle Onufrak, Peter Aguero, Melanie Hamlett, and Adam Wade tell their "Betrayal" stories, with David Martin as your…
Glenn Greenwald joins us to discuss President Obama's latest speech, the DOJ's war on journalism, and the effects of…
Curator Elizabeth Armstrong's current exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art is all about this slippery slope…
It's all about veterans on this Memorial Day episode of The Daily Beat!
**ENCORE EPISODE - Originally Aired April 22, 2013** Lauren Hennessy joins us to discuss trans identity politics. Also,…
Former academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn’t left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles…
Boy Scouts of America lift ban on gay members, still discriminates against leaders + Pakistan on Obama's…
Boy Scouts of America vote on gay ban + a look into the blossoming, and devastating, coal mining industry of Mozambique.…
TF Charlton joins us to discuss how black women are reduced to cultural memes, the scrutiny of Beyonce, and how…
Judge orders closed session in Bradley Manning court-martial + Guatemala genocide conviction overturned
Homeowners stage acts of civil disobedience outside the DOJ calling for the prosecution of bankers. Also, DOE reforms…
Factory blast in China leaves 13 dead + Oklahoma plunged into spending cut debate after tornado
MSNBC's Meredith Clark joins us to discuss the epidemic levels of sexual assault in the military, and what people are…
This week on Art Uncovered a conversation with artist Carrie Mae Rose. I visited her at her Bushwick studio to talk…
New stats on military sexual trauma + the disturbing fetal death bill of the Virgina GOP nominee for state attorney…
Marcy Wheeler joins us to discuss the DOJ/AP story, the on-going war on terror, and the continuing embarrassment of…
Ellie McEnroe is back in HOUR OF THE RAT, the sequel to Lisa Brackmann’s smash hit debut, Rock Paper Tiger a New York…
Women in developing countries lack access to birth control, study shows + International Day Against Homophobia
Florida student won't face charges for science experiment gone awry + the latest threat on workers' rights to organize
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Evening cable news shows white-washed, study finds + brothel owners on LinkedIn's anti-prostitution policy.
The ACLU's Kade Crockford on what the Boston bombing tells us about militarized police, and the broader state of…
Supreme Court rules in favor of Monsanto + Sen. Elizabeth Warren sets sights on student loan interest rates.
Maurice Pianko of Intern Justice joins us to discuss the effects that free labor has throughout the economy. Also, the…
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NYC sees streak of gay bashings + Detroit fast food workers go on strike
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Texas authorities launch criminal investigation into West, Texas explosion + sports clubs for women crop up in Kuwait.
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The truth behind LGBT discrimination at work + how to navigate the garment industry as an ethical shopper
Another controversy about jokes about violence against women engulfs the comedy community. We spend the hour on what…
James Holmes to plea not guilty by reasons of insanity + Department of Defense releases military sexual assault report.
Striving for sisterhood while encouraging and embracing criticism, and a flawed theory of how people become terrorists…
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Obama's awful policy on Plan B, Bloomberg and Kelly on stop and frisk, and listener mail, including an update on Lavonte…
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Apple avoids $9.2 billion in taxes + Minnesota moves to expand tuition aid to undocumented students
Maryland signs abolition of the death penalty + South Dakota tribe faces ultimatum
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The facts about the discrimination of Roma + a campaign in California demands healthcare for undocumented immigrants.
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Chris Broussard's remarks on Jason Collins + High Court of Bangladesh takes action against collapsed building owners
Duchess Harris joins us to discuss Michelle Obama, working motherhood, and white feminism through a black feminist lens,…
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Jason Collins comes out + black voters make history
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A bill to legalize discrimination against LGBT people in Washington + Women can now legally pray at Western Wall.
New Department of Justice guidelines for rape victim emergency care + Boston hospitals and insurers waive medical fees
Farea al-Muslimi testifies before a Senate subcommittee on drones, we discuss the Gosnell case in Philadelphia, and a…
Hospitals conducting de facto deportations + an 8-story building of garment factories in Bangladesh collapses, dozens…
Salon's Natasha Lennard joins us to discuss the problems of federal grand juries, and how those who resist them can…
TSA postpones controversial rule change + high school student pushes back against abstinence-only education.
Michelle Markowitz, Mike Guild, Christian Cappozoli, and Adam Wade tell their "Most Daring and/or Adventurous Night"…
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Lauren Hennessy joins us to discuss trans identity politics. Also, the media continues to fail in its coverage of the…
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Boston on lockdown + Boy Scouts of America discussing lifting discriminatory ban on gay members
A fertilizer plant explodes in West, Texas + Gun violence victims subject to background checks
Robert Greenwald joins us to discuss his latest film, The War on Whistleblowers. Also, a new report says unequivocally…
Amnesty International calls for an investigation into the death of a protester + study links belief in angry god to…
We spend the hour on the bombing of the Boston Marathon, what it means and what it doesn't mean, and what the reactions…
President Obama on the Boston Marathon attack.
The ever deteriorating situation at Guantanamo continues to get worse as detainees are moved into individual cells and…
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Looking ahead to Earth Day + 31 dead in rash of bombings in Iraq + Ohio tries to defund Planned Parenthood (again)
Mike Konczal joins us to discuss Obama's budget proposal, including the notorious Social Security cuts that progressives…
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Reebok pressured into dropping Rick Ross after date rape lyric outrage + Egyptian army denies torturing protesters.
Uruguay legalized same-sex marriage + Connecticut gun store with connection to Newtown in violation of federal…
Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah joins us to discuss Kendrick Lamar and the tradition of black memoirists in the United States.…
Sequester takes toll on cancer patients + the latest on death penalty abolition from Amnesty International
New revelations into the origins of the CIA drone program in Pakistan, and a wife and husband each write us about the…
Speaker Quinn creates LGBT Advisory Panel for NYPD + hunger strikers at Guantanamo force-fed.
Trevor Aaronson joins us to discuss his book, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism. Also,…
Diamond Head is the new show and collaboration between artists Johannes De Young describing and Natalie Westbrook. The…
Questioning Margaret Thatcher's legacy as a "feminist icon" + tomorrow is Equal Pay Day.
Obama's sexist screw-up about Kamala Harris, the NYT's sexist screw-up about Yvonne Brill, and letters from a Guantanamo…
What’s new in NYC’s literary world? The upcoming launch of The National Digital Public Library, books discovered in…
Landmark victory for women's rights + Muslim women send a message to 'sextremist' collective Femen.
A mom pushes Mattel to make party supplies featuring Barbies of color + a critique of the NRA's "National School…
“How to get a Black Woman fired,” Lindy West's great post about the phantom of misandry, and renewed hook-up culture…
The AP Stylebook drops the term "illegal immigrant" + The UN adopts historic Arms Trade Treaty
A CIA agent linked to the destruction of torture tapes in the Bush years looks poised for a major promotion, today is…
Autism Awareness Month + town in Georgia passes mandatory gun ordinance, encouraging citizens to take law in their own…
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Gender myths debunked + NYC Council poised to pass bill requiring paid sick leave
Search warrants of Adam Lanza's home released + CA Chick-fil-A gives away coupons at marriage equality rally.
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Body armor for children hits the American market + Representative John Kavanagh proposes anti-trans bill in Arizona.
We ask women what they think of Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In" + Marijuana sniffing dogs retrained in Washington
It's the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War, and little has changed in the overall media landscape. We…
A petition to get COPS off the air + UK charities combine to aid Syria + conservatives continue to besmirch Ashley Judd.
Ryan Devereaux on the increasingly complicated case of Kimani Gray, the 16 year old who was shot and killed earlier this…
Cyberattack on Florida elections website + a historic trial for Guatemala + NJ Senate panel approves bill banning gay…
We spend the hour on the Steubenville rape case: the significance of the guilty verdict, the awful coverage from CNN,…
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Ohio's attorney general pursues further charges after Steubenville rape case convictions.
On the ground reports from the vigil for Kimani Gray that became known as the Brooklyn Protest. Also, we have like five…
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UN official says drone strikes kill innocents in Pakistan + Pope Francis under scrutiny + HIV "functionally cured"
The man behind the infamous 47 percent video reveals himself + Fox apologizes for using B-roll of boobs in Women's Day…
MSNBC's Ned Resnikoff on unelected Emergency Managers in Michigan, and an ABC report about Steubenville by Elizabeth…
National Association of Letter Carriers calls for a national day of action March 24 + the truth about NGOs.
Diala Shamas, one of the authors of a new report on the effects of NYPD surveillance on Muslims, joins us to discuss her…
A report documents the impact of NYPD's targeting of Muslims on the Muslim community + another protest for Kimani Gray.
NYPD misconduct, including shooting a 16-year-old boy, handcuffing a woman to a hospital bed for 15 days,…
Photographer Tessa Traeger's newest project is based on a collection of 19th century glass plate negatives given to her…
Some SXSW updates + corporate profits have never been higher; U.S. companies parking $166 billion in offshore tax…
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Obama signs expanded Violence Against Women Act + Bill Clinton urges court to overturn DOMA
North Korea threatens nuclear strike + writers and activists take a discerning look at victim blaming.
Hugo Chavez dies in Venezuela, bullying in its larger social context, and hunger strikes hit Guantanamo Bay.
The human rights abuses of Chavez's presidency + The National Guestworker Alliance organizes a work stoppage at…
An exchange between a independent journalist and an editor illustrates the state of freelance journalism, prosecutorial…
The NCAA releases a guidebook for creating more LGBT-inclusive college sports teams.
Nathan Fuller joins us to discuss the latest developments in the Bradley Manning case and what happens next, the NYPD…
Color Rush, the new exhibition at the Milkwalkee Art Museum, that looks at the history of color photography in the…
Freedom to Connect 2013 & the 57th Commission on the Status of Women kick off today + The Daily Caller slut shames…
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After her infant son is kidnapped, Beverley Cottrell’s marriage fails. Years later, could a mysterious, lurking young…
A mayoral candidate is murdered in Mississippi + a glimpse into life in Tehran.
Businesses push back against Defense of Marriage Act + NYC tries to dismiss lawsuit against NYPD.
Academy Award nominee James Spione on his upcoming documentary Silenced, which examines the war on whistleblowers and…
Arkansas still grappling over abortion ban + a UNC student might be expelled for speaking out against sexual assault.
Mike Konczal (@rortybomb) joins us to explain the sequester: what it is, where it came from, and what it could mean for…
Today is the anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death + prominent actors of color left out of Oscar's "In Memoriam" reel.
Amazing stories about Anger! With Michelle Markowitz, Eliot Glazer and Jackie Mancini, John Flynn, and Adam Wade.
Nima Shirazi on the propaganda in Argo and Zero Dark Thirty, the Onion tweets out a horrible thing about Quvenzhane…
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Syrian women share stories of torture and rape at the hands of government forces + the U.S is split on the next pope.
The Anti-Banality Union screens Police Mortality, their second mind-bending movie mash-up, more on the members of the…
A new documentary shines a light on innocent persons condemned to death row + Maryland rallies to abolish the death…
Susie Cagle on last Sunday's climate change action, a rape apologist hashtag trends on twitter, and six members of the…
Ethiopian activists claim their government is leasing community lands to foreign companies.
Jesse Myerson on the recently unveiled No Fare Hikes project, Jacobin magazine details further problems with Teach For…
Kelly Anderson ie is the director of the documentary "My Brooklyn." The film examines the forces that are rapidly…
The numbers are in: New York City spent at least $20 million over the course of the school bus strike.
Nancy Pelosli is ambivalent about telling the public about assassinating and disappearing citizens, a structural…
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Filmmaker Brandon Harris on the racial problems of Django Unchained, debunking Obama's State of the Union, and catching…
While Obama pushes for universal Pre-K, a Republican-hyped for-profit school deletes students' failing grades.
Rolling Stone's Sabrina Rubin Erdely on rape in the military, and more discussion of the distinction between the words…
Will Obama fight for gay rights in his second term?
Ex-LAPD Chris Dorner is still on the loose, liberal hacks openly embrace an authoritarian mindset, and the split on the…
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Research by Christopher Petrella and Josh Begley suggests that people of color are especially over-represented in …
Yemen expert Gregory Johnsen on John Brennan's Senate confirmation hearing to be director of the CIA, and interviews…
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An LGBT organization slams Obama for supporting an evangelical group with ties to anti-gay legislation in Uganda.
Liz Hernandez Majumder on her organization's recurring, blockade-breaking trip to Cuba, additional thoughts on the DOJ…
While Britain votes to allow same-sex marriage, The Boy Scouts of America postpone the decision on whether or not to…
Ramarley Graham's family files law suit against the NYPD, Michelle Alexander's op-ed on why cops get away with perjury,…
Today is the 20th anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act. We talk sick leave for food service workers and sexist…
John is back from Guantanamo Bay, and boy does he have some stories to tell. We spend the hour unpacking a very strange…
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John's second dispatch from Guantanamo, Gerardo Torres on immigration reform, and catching up on listener mail. Plus, it…
John's first dispatch from his current visit to Guantanamo, Nick Pinto on the Spectra pipeline in the West Village, and…
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PBS drools over drones but asks Michelle Rhee some tough questions, John Kiriakou gets more than two years in prison,…
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Sarah Jaffe and Melissa Gira Grant join us for the hour to discuss how feminism relates to labor, the role of women in…
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