Thursday, June 30, 2016

COHI Screens The Suffering Grasses

Anna Franceschi Deputy Director of Circle of Health International (COHI) joined me to talk about their screening of the 2012 Iara Lee documentary, The Suffering Grasses. COHI has sent numerous delegations of volunteers to support the Syrian diaspora since the conflict started over 5 years ago.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Dawn Porter Presents TRAPPED

Dawn Porter, director of the documentary TRAPPED joined me to talk about the film, her experience making it, and the transparency with which conservative legislators use the law to the detriment of women's health while claiming it's for women's health.

Monday, June 20, 2016

HB2 SCOTUS Possible Outcomes

Genevieve Scott, Staff Attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Alexa Garcia-Ditta, Health Reporter at the Texas Observer, join me to talk about possible outcomes to Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, the HB2 case awaiting SCOTUS decision.

Inaugural Hour Long IFYT w/NARAL Pro-Choice Texas and Lilith Fund Executive Directors!

Heather Busby Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas and Amanda Williams Executive Director of the Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity joined me to introduce new listeners to the reproductive justice issues affecting Texas currently and how this situation has been multiple legislative sessions in the making. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Rock and Wrap It Up Seeks Equity & Dignity for Women

Syd Mandelbaum founder of Rock And Wrap It Up, an anti-poverty, pro-prosperity think tank joined me to talk about their efforts to collect and distribute feminine hygiene products for teens and women. Only a few states have exempted feminine hygiene products from sales tax. It's pretty insulting especially given that medical devices and drugs are not taxed. SO Viagra, not taxed; pads, taxed. Doesn't make sense.