Mar 28 2014

Jodi Jacobson on Hobby Lobby, Kate Sheppard on Oil Spills


The Supreme Court hears the Hobby Lobby case, which is about women’s health, reproductive rights and claims of religious freedom–and one more front in the right’s battle against the Affordable Care Act. And 25 years after the Exxon Valdez disaster, the Sound is still not fully recovered, and spills are still in the news.

Oct 18 2013

Simone Campbell on Shutdown, Jo Ellen Green Kaiser on ‘Where Is Your Plan B?’


The government shutdown may be over, but there’s no cause to celebrate for those hardest hit–-people already reeling from earlier austerity measures. Despite what you may have heard, the pain was not restricted to political ‘losers’ and those turned away from monuments. We’ll hear from Sister Simone Campbell of the Catholic social justice lobby Network.

Also on the show: Plan B is not an abortion drug, not medically controversial, and since it can be taken 72 hours after sex it’s not even a ‘morning after’ pill. A new project clears misconceptions around Plan B and tests whether it’s actually as accessible as the law intends. Jo Ellen Green Kaiser of the Media Consortium will talk about that.

Jan 25 2013

Rose Aguilar on Roe at 40, Daphne Wysham on Climate Policy


What are media missing as they mark the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade Supreme Court? Journalist Rose Aguilar has a few ideas. And Barack Obama’s comments on climate change in his inaugural address have generated a lot of coverage–and enthusiasm. We’ll talk to Daphne Wysham of the Institute for Policy Studies about the policy side of that story.