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ABOUT WMC LIVE

Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan is a nationally syndicated American radio show with an international audience in 110 countries around the globe. The weekly show is hosted by Robin Morgan, the award-winning author of over 20 books, political analyst, former editor in chief of Ms. Magazine, and, in 2005, co-founder (with Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem) of The Women's Media Center.

Praised as "talk radio with a brain" by The Huffington Post, the show has enjoyed exponential ratings growth, not only because of its world-class host, but because of its world-class guests.

The founding sponsor of WMC Live is The Artemis Rising Foundation (Regina K. Scully, Founder and CEO).

ABOUT ROBIN MORGAN

An award-winning poet, novelist, political theorist, feminist activist, journalist, editor, and best-selling author, Robin Morgan has published more than 20 books, including the now-classic anthologies Sisterhood Is Powerful, Sisterhood Is Global, and Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for A New Millennium. Recent books include: A Hot January: Poems 1996-1999; Saturday's Child: A Memoir; her best-selling The Demon Lover: The Roots of Terrorism; her new historical novel, The Burning Time; and her latest nonfiction work, Fighting Words: A Tool Kit for Combating the Religious Right.

A recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Prize (Poetry) and numerous other honors, and a former Editor-in-Chief of Ms. magazine, she founded The Sisterhood Is Global Institute and co-founded The Women's Media Center. An architect and leader of contemporary U.S. feminism, she has also been a leader in the international women's movement for 30 years. She lives in New York City and has just finished a new novel.

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WOMEN'S MEDIA CENTER

The mission of The Women's Media Center is to make women visible and powerful in the media. The WMC works to ensure that women's stories are told, women's voices are heard, and the entire world of news, entertainment, and communications is represented—not just half of it.

The WMC launches media advocacy campaigns, monitors media for sexism, creates original content as features and blogs on its website, trains women and girls in media skills, and promotes media-experienced women experts. The non-profit organization directly engages with media at all levels to ensure that a diverse group of progressive women is present in newsrooms, on air, in print and online, in film, entertainment, and theater, both as sources and subjects.

The Women's Media Center was founded in 2005 by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem.

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Robin spotlights the courage of international teen girl activists, the failed promise of the once-novel idea of 24-hour cable news, and the history and impact of the word "ms." Guests are Maysoun Odeh, founder of the first women's FM radio station in Palestine; Aishah Shahidah Simmons on her "NO! The Rape Documentary," and on the life and legacy of Audre Lorde; Ellie Smeal on the 40th anniversary of Ms. Magazine; and Kathleen Turner on playing the late wit, Molly Ivins, in Red Hot Patriots.

Direct download: WMCLive_Episode9.mp3
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Robin hosts a special show on sex trafficking, and speaks with Jessica Neuwirth of Equality Now; Ruchira Gupta, an activist who rescues girls in India; and Kathleen Barry, author of Female Sexual Slavery and the UN Convention on Traffick. An extended "Fighting Words" features Robin's satirical "modest proposal" to resolve the problem of sex trafficking, once and for all.

Direct download: WMCLive_Episode8.mp3
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Robin examines the true history and legacy of Columbus Day, fact-checks the notion of "The End of Men," and speaks with Adora Svitak about the Girls' State of the Union; Paula DiPerna on Mrs. Columbus; Muscogee Creek poet Joy Harjo; and Cherokee economist Rebecca Adamson.

Direct download: WMCLive_Episode7.mp3
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Robin explains why WMC Live’s move to a new day and time on CBS is a homecoming to a previous life and career, and speaks with columnist Connie Schultz about Ohio as the front line of fair voting; California Representative Barbara Lee on the Congressional Black Caucus and women; and actress, activist, author, and Women's Media Center co-founder Jane Fonda on sex, intimacy, age, health—and furnishings.

Direct download: WMCLive_Episode6.mp3
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Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy was arrested yesterday for allegedly defacing a controversial ad in a Times Square subway station. During her last interview prior to her arrest, she spoke passionately with Robin about anti-Muslim sentiment and the fight for justice and freedom.

(The show aired on Sunday, September 23, 2012. We are now making available Mona's interview as a stand-alone download.)

Direct download: WMCLive_Episode5_MonaEltahawy.mp3
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Robin discusses the Mars Curiosity rover and gender in space, and speaks with Patti Chang of the Feed the Hunger Foundation on the topic of philanthropy for women; Shelby Knox, young feminist organizer, on the topics of online organizing and media myths on young feminism and women's equality; and Mona Eltahawy, Egyptian-American journalist and women's rights advocate, on sexual harassment in Egypt and attempts by far-right political actors in both Egypt and the so-called "West" to manipulate the "Arab Spring" revolutions for their own extreme agendas.

Direct download: WMCLive_Episode5.mp3
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Robin discusses myths and spin from the right on why unions must be destroyed and why teachers are the enemy, and speaks with Ellen Snortland, women's and girls' self-defense advocate and author of the book Beauty Bites Beast; Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago teachers' union whose members will vote today on whether to end their strike; Lynn Povich, author of Good Girls Revolt, a former senior editor at Newsweek and one of the women who successfully sued Newsweek for gender discrimination in the 70s; and Gloria Feldt, women's leadership speaker, author of No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, and the former head of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Direct download: WMCLive_Episode4.mp3
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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.

Direct download: WMCLive_Episode3.mp3
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Robin talks about the Republican National Convention, and speaks with El Diario-La Prensa Executive Editor Erica González about Latina politics; Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton on the upcoming Democratic convention; CodePink co-founder and co-director Jodie Evans about demonstrating at both conventions; and author and New Yorker staff writer Ariel Levy about Naomi Wolf's new book.

Direct download: WMCLive_Episode2.mp3
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Robin celebrates Women's Equality Day with the launch of WMC Live, and explains what The Women's Media Center is and how it came to be. Her guests are Emma Axelrod, a teen activist from New Jersey, who helped get the first female moderator of a presidential debate in 20 years; Melanie Campbell, president of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, talking about black voter suppression; and Gloria Steinem in depth: on her latest (unfinished) book, gun control, the shortage of women news writers reporting on the presidential campaign, capital punishment, walking through fields of lavender—and more.

Direct download: WMCLive_Episode1.mp3
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