Women’s Issues

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April 17, 2013

Ethel Ennis: Baltimore’s First Lady Of Jazz Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

April 17, 2013 - Segment 1 - Today we are joined by legendary jazz singer Ethel Ennis. Known as Baltimore's first lady of jazz, she will be honored by the Creative Alliance with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Marquee Ball this weekend.
April 16, 2013

Shackling Incarcerated Pregnant Women In Maryland

April 16, 2013 - Segment 2 - We continue our coverage of a bill that was introduced in the Maryland Legislature this past session, which would have prohibited the shackling of incarcerated pregnant women and women in labor.
April 11, 2013

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

April 11, 2013 - Hour 2 - Jeanne Theoharis joins us to speak about her new book The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks. The book is the first critical biography of Parks, and it is revealing and comprehensive, exploring her activism before, during, and after her famous act of protest in 1955.
April 9, 2013

Mrs. Paul Robeson’s Unconventional Life

April 9, 2013 - Hour 1 - We talk to Barbara Ransby, historian, writer, longtime activist, and Professor of African American Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago, about her newest book Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson.
April 3, 2013

Baltimore Outreach Services: Women & Children Find Shelter, Empowerment

April 3, 2013 - Hour 2 - We visit Baltimore Outreach Services' shelter for women and children in South Baltimore, one of only four shelters for women and children. We speak to shelter staff, learn about the culinary arts program, and hear the stories of the women themselves effected by the economic crisis.
March 25, 2013

Eslanda: The Large Unconventional Life Of Mrs. Paul Robeson

March 25, 2013 - Hour 2 - Scholar, activist, and author Barbara Ransby will talk about her latest book, Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson, a biography on the wife of famed actor and activist Paul Robeson.
March 20, 2013

Life in Palestine and Israel: Hekmat Biseso & Tamar Sharabi

March 20, 2013 - Segment 2 - We hear perspectives on life in Palestine and Israel from two women: Hekmat Biseso, activist from Gaza living in Ramallah, and Tamar Sharabi, independent artist and activist spending time in Palestine.
March 15, 2013

Sound Bites: Shirley Sherrod, a St. Patrick’s Day Recipe and More!

March 14, 2013 - Segment 3 - This week we have a conversation about the poor working conditions in America's restaurant industry, talk to Shirley Sherrod, former US Department of Agriculture official, learn about recent studies on sugar and the Mediterranean diet, and get a traditional Irish recipe in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
March 4, 2013

Second Biennial Henrietta Lacks Symposium: Remembering Her Legacy

March 4, 2013 - Segment 3 - We speak with participants of the Second Biennial Henrietta Lacks Symposium: The Dignity of Difference, which is happening at the University of Maryland Medical Center on Thursday, March 7th.
February 26, 2013

State & Local Roundtable: Dr. Nikita Levy, Annapolis, and More

February 25, 2013 - Segment 1 - Anthony McCarthy co-hosts as our roundtable of panelists discuss the latest in local news, including the controversy surrounding Dr. Nikita Levy, a former Johns Hopkins gynecologist who committed suicide after investigators discovered he was secretly recording patients.
February 21, 2013

Bill Would End Practice of Shackling Pregnant Inmates in Maryland

February 21, 2013 - Hour 1 - We discuss a bill that would ban physical restraint of incarcerated Maryland women when they are in their second and third trimester of pregnancy and when they are in labor, and hear two women's stories of giving birth while shackled.
February 20, 2013

Why Gender Equality Stalled

February 20, 2013 - Segment 1 - We discuss Stephanie Coontz's recent opinion piece in the New York Times, "Why Gender Equality Stalled", which marked the 50th anniversary of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique and explored the structural challenges to gender equality today.
February 14, 2013

One Billion Rising

February 14, 2013 - Segment 1 - We turn from the traditional Valentine's Day focus - Hallmark cards and candy - to an important movement, One Billion Rising, that is using this day to educate about the horrors that women and girls face worldwide and to demand an end to violence against women. The coalition's name refers to the shocking statistic that one out of every three women is beaten or raped during her lifetime (amounting to one billion women and girls).
June 22, 2011

June 22, 2011 – Hour 2

In the book Hands on the Freedom Plow, authors gather the testimonials of many women's personal narratives of working for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) for the Civil Rights Movement.

On Friday June 24 at 7PM at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum they are holding a panel discussion of Hands on the Freedom Plow.