This week on CounterSpin: The Paycheck Fairness Act, aimed at making it easier to fight gender-based wage discrimination, failed to muster the votes to break Republicans’ filibuster in the Senate. Sadly, the measure also failed to muster journalists to address the underlying problem, rather than dismiss it all as just more partisan politicking. It seems unfairness against women, even if it’s devastating and daily, just isn’t that newsworthy. We’ll hear from Fatima Goss Graves of the National Women’s Law Center, about paycheck fairness.
Also on CounterSpin today, many people feel like there’s a right to know what’s in the food you eat. Revelations about ‘pink slime’ caused serious headaches for agribusiness giants who don’t think it’s any of your business. Now there are efforts in California to label genetically modified foods—and the industry isn’t happy about it. Alexis Baden-Mayer of the Organic Consumers Association will join us to talk about that PR push.