Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Sep 9, 2012

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.