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Robin on Jerusalem's US Embassy, primary wins, & a national alert on chemically tainted water. Guests: Elaine Luria, Naval commander, mermaid maker, Virginia Congressional candidate; Maria Ressa, crusading journalist under attack in the Philippines.
Robin on Cohen, Giuliani, Schneiderman, Spain's "wolf pack," Congress' chaplain, and our 620 million-year-old genes. Guest: actor/director Christine Lahti on sex, power, and aging in Hollywood, and her book, "True Stories from an Unreliable Witness."
Robin on what statues teach us, updating #MeToo vs. the Nobels, Chinese feminism—and the green-haired turtle. Guests: Dem. Deb Haaland, NM candidate to be the first Native American woman in Congress; Dr. Gail Dines on porn as a public-health issue.
Robin on #MeToo versus the Nobel Prize, poetry month, and women's long-term strategies in Rwanda and the Gaza Strip. Guests: Daina Ramey Berry on what enslaved persons thought—and cost; Taina Bien-Aimé on anti-sex-traffick progress. Plus a surprise!
Robin on Trump's "Fixer," Zuckerberg's testimony, a new organ in the human body, and snow monkeys. Guest: "Everything But the Girl" singer-songwriter Tracey Thorn opts for in-your-face feminism in her new Record.
Robin on those awesome Red State teachers; MeToo in Moscow and Wall Street; mourning the death of Winnie Mandela. Guests: Brianna Fisher, Leni Steinhardt, Zoe Gordon—high school journalists who lived through and report on the Parkland, FL tragedy.
Robin on Facebook's crash, Cambridge Analytica's pimp, Al Qaida's "feminine" drive, and women keeping men's secrets. Guests: Stacey Abrams, African-American feminist running for Georgia governor; June Millington, "godmother of women's rock 'n roll."
Robin on sexism and pop music, the high-school protests, ageism and lowering the age to vote—and reversing the arrow of time?! Guest: Nina Khrushcheva on Putin's real motives and how current US policy aids and abets him. Plus Surrealism Corner!
Robin on striking teachers, marching students, cranky nuns, and defining "articulate." Guests: Kimberlé Crenshaw and Rhanda Dormeus on "Say Her Name" activism; Helen LaKelly Hunt on her book about erasure of early 19th-century feminists of faith.
Fifty years after the Kerner Commission criticized the news media for not sufficiently covering race issues, a new special report shows that women of color continue to be underrepresented in U.S. newsrooms and face multiple challenges in achieving equality in hiring and promotions.
Robin on the hidden history of the Second Amendment, Hope Hicks, sexism at the BBC, Boko Haram's return, and China's Winnie the Pooh. Guests: Charlotte Gordon on the feminist origins of "Frankenstein"; Masih Alinejad on women's uprising in Iran.
Robin on new anti-NRA tactics; both former "Playmate" and porn star joining MeToo against Trump; breast-feeding in Congress—and KFC?!? Guests: Catherine Kerrison on Jefferson's daughters—two white, one black; Pascale Lamche's Mandela film "Winnie."
A new study finds the number of women Oscar nominees grew only slightly in Academy Awards given for non-acting categories this year — despite a concerted push by women and their allies to achieve greater representation for females in all parts of the film industry. Men represent 77 percent of the nominees for behind-the-scenes roles, according to a report by the Women’s Media Center.
Robin on repeated school shootings, systemic sexism, fake "followers," the Right's assault on the courts, and how #MeToo just might bring down Trump. Guest: Emily Wilson, the first woman to translate The Odyssey into English. Plus Surrealism Corner.
Robin on WH Staff Secretary Rob Porter and wife-battery, and on House Dem. Leader Nancy Pelosi's historic Dreamers plea. Guests: historian Linda Gordon on her Second Coming of the KKK book; Ellen Pao on how she shook up Silicon Valley pre-Me Too.
SPECIAL EDITION WMC LIVE. Celebration of the life and work of Ursula K. Le Guin (d. Jan. 22, 2018): Robin's Exclusive Conversations with UKL on poetry, fiction, feminism, motherhood, politics, freedom, craft, and play. Le Guin reads her latest poems.
Robin on the abuse-survival testimony of the former gymnasts in Michigan, DACA, and the Museum of the Bible. Guests: Ruth Mandel and Debbie Walsh of The Center for American Women and Politics discuss the historic numbers of women candidates in 2018.
A March 2017 report by the Women's Media Center, a non-profit group started by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem, found that male journalists got more bylines and reported on-air more often than female counterparts.
Robin on the Women's March anniversary, WeAreMarchOn.org, sea turtles—& a government shutdown? Guests: Young Jean Lee, Broadway's first Asian American woman playwright; Yoruba Richen on her film about anti-abortion crusades on black communities.
2018 Premiere! Robin on the state of the world—and of Trump's mind, Orwellian speech, ongoing MeToo fallout, the rising electoral blue wave, and predictions for the future. Guest: Leah Greenberg, cofounder of Indivisible. Expanded Surrealism Corner.
Special Holiday Solstice Show: For relief from 2017's traumatic news, an all poetry program with Robin reading from her work, including the world premiere of poems from her new book, Dark Matter, forthcoming spring 2018 (Spinifex Press).
Robin on real-life solutions to workplace sexual abuse. Guests: Heidi Hartmann of the Institute for Women's Policy Research on the need for more women economists; columnist Rafia Zakaria on what Global South women actually want from "development."
Robin on Moore, Franken, today's real sexual revolution; Trump's stealth judiciary picks; and the weekly gun massacre. Guests: Hana Assafiri's "Speed Date A Muslim" action; Lola Omolola's "Female IN" (FIN) online safe space that went global.