Listening to Women’s Bodies
Each episode of the podcast Bodies looks at “a medical mystery” told through a particular woman’s story. The intimacy of the subjects, and the host Allison Behringer’s willingness to make herself vulnerable as she seeks answers from doctors and loved ones, sets the tone for the show.
January 18, 2019
Embattled Public Radio
National Public Radio has taken a beating over the last two weeks: first its chief executive was forced to resign amid a scandal caused by a right-wing frame-up, and then, on Thursday, the GOP-dominated House voted to cut off all federal funding to NPR. For the moment, that bill seems unlikely to get far in the Senate, but it suggests just how much public radio has been undermined in recent weeks and months. What’s almost as disturbing as the persistent right-wing attacks on an institution respected and relied upon by the broad public is NPR’s seeming unwillingness to stand up for itself.
March 18, 2011