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WMC Live #3: Cristina Azocar, Judy Norsigian, Brenda Berkman, Dialla Shamas. (Original Airdate 9/9/2012)

Robin discusses personhood, as it applies to corporations and embryos—but not quite so much to women, Native Americans, or African-American slaves of the antebellum American South—and finds in the Constitution a perplexing suggestion that the taxes one pays (or doesn't) may be deeply linked to whether, or how much, a person is a person. Robin's guests are Cristina Azocar, director of the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism and a member of the Upper Mattaponi tribe to discuss the Native American vote and its impact on modern elections; Judy Norsigian, co-author and co-editor of the 40th-anniversary Our Bodies Ourselves book and a figure behind the new Our Bodies Our Votes action campaign; Brenda Berkman, one of New York City's first female firefighters, to discuss the forgotten female heroes of 9/11; and Dialla Shamas, with the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project, to discuss the ongoing impact of 9/11 on Muslim communities in New York and the rest of the U.S.

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Brenda Berkman
Firefigher, artist
Diala Shamas
Supervising attorney and lecturer
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