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May 31, 2014

Robin comments on the new concept of GNH (Gross National Happiness), used in Bhutan along with GDP; also Verbal Karate, and the words of Toni Morrison. Guests: the great storyteller Ursula K. Le Guin; author Judy Blume; former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove.

May 21, 2014

Special Program—an entire hour on the sudden firing of The New York Times's first female Executive Editor Jill Abramson. Robin on the patriarchal dynasty that owns the Times. Roundtable with award-winning journalists Carol Jenkins, Geneva Overholser, Gloria Steinem, and Soraya Chemaly.

May 17, 2014

Robin sounds off on Monica Lewinsky’s return—and comments again on the Nigerian crisis. Guests: Alexis Feigen Fasteau on creative techniques of a prosecutor; Meg Medina on literature for young Latinas; Kate Cockrill and Steph Herold on taking the stigma out of abortion.

May 10, 2014

Robin on the mass abduction of Nigerian girls into sex slavery. Guests: "First Lady of Boxing” Jackie Kallen; Cara Hoffman talks about her new novel on women veterans and PTSD; Jennifer Freyd and Carly Smith on their major study of campus assaults and "institutional betrayal."

May 3, 2014

Robin lets loose on the NBA and racism. Guests: an exclusive and controversial conversation with President Jimmy Carter—her first male guest—on feminism as THE 21st-century struggle; Brittney Cooper on the Crunk Collective and black feminism; and Angela Bonavoglia on Pope Francis's "cosmetic Catholicism."