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Dec 1, 2012

On World AIDS Day, Robin speaks with Dazon Dixon Diallo of SisterLove, Inc. about the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls in the United States; and with Paula Donovan of AIDS-Free World about its impact internationally. Special Guest: the prolific, much-decorated author Ursula K. Le Guin, on why it is that her literature gets classified as "genre" fiction, the hard work of translation and story selection for an anthology, and the changing definitions of feminism. Robin debunks the spin in right-wing propaganda phrases "death tax" and "tax relief," and asks why there is not more outrage over Saudi restrictions on the free movement of women that exceed some of the Taliban's worst, more publicized, offenses. Can it be oil?