Monday, January 24, 2011

January 24th - When is a joke not just a joke?

Did Media Images of Women Leaders Lead to Shooting of Gabrielle Giffords?
How does sexist media treatment of women candidates and leaders affect their ability to win and hold office? And did it have a role in the tragedy in Tuscon?
Interview with Yana Walton of Women's Media Center. Audio, 23:07

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Interview with Up and Coming Comic Karinda Dobbins

Since the days of Moms Mabley and Lucille Ball, women comedians have challenged taboos and stereotypes. Today, Karinda Dobbins is following in the footsteps of those women, along with lesbian pioneers Ellen De Generes, Wanda Sykes and Marga Gomez. Lisa Dettmer talks with Karinda about her work, her background and the challenges she faces. Audio, 14 mins.

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Also included in today's show:
Talk by Native American Winona LaDuke.
Music by the Indigo Girls and Shirley Horn.
Women's Calendar

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