In brief:My regular feminist round-up spot with Justice!

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Overview:

I was on with Justice to talk about the Whole Women’s Health suit landing in front of the Supreme Court and how a new study out of Texas on people attempting to self-induce their own abortions ties into the importance of the upcoming SCOTUS decision. Reminder: the June decision on HB2 will either strengthen Roe, uphold it, or decimate it — which will affect the entire country. If the primary reason people self-induce is that they couldn’t access wanted/preferred clinic-based care, imagine what would happen with even fewer clinics should SCOTUS uphold the law.

Links to on-air references:

My Truthout piece on the intersection of the study and HB2 at SCOTUS: "Texas Women Are Already Inducing Their Own Abortions; Will the Supreme Court Worsen This Trend?”

"Anthony Kennedy’s Right to Choose: The justice who cares about dignity and autonomy should vote against Texas’ abortion law” by Dahlia Lithwick at Slate

"It's not just Texas: abortion clinics are rapidly closing in liberal states, too” by Molly Redden at The Guardian

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Category:Netroots After Show -- posted at: 5:00am PDT
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In brief: My regular spot with Hal Sparks on WCPT Radio, Chicago!

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Overview:

I was on to catch Hal’s listeners up with the latest on the Whole Woman’s Health case out of Texas, fighting the omnibus anti-abortion law HB2. This is the law Wendy Davis and the “unruly mob” successfully filibustered in 2013 — only to see Gov. Perry call another special session to pass it. The Supreme Court has decided to hear the case and I have the update, the timeline, and what’s at stake for the country.

Links to on-air references:

My piece for Truthout: "Texas Women Are Already Inducing Their Own Abortions; Will the Supreme Court Worsen This Trend?”

"The Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole Overview & In-Depth Timeline” via The Center for Reproductive Rights

Map of clinics from pre-HB2 to now to what’s at stake via The Center for Reproductive Rights

"Supreme Court to hear major abortion case” via MSNBC

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info/video/audio is available at the Guest Media Spot Archive tab on my website.

Catch me hosting The Katie Speak Show airing on Netroots Radio Saturdays at 7pmEST and Mondays at 6pmEST. Subscribe to the podcast for free at iTunes.

You can hear The Hal Sparks Radio Program live Saturdays from 12-2pm EST on WCPT.

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In brief: My regular spot with Hal Sparks on WCPT Radio, Chicago!

Note: I'm a writer and radio host full time, providing much of my content for free. If you can, consider supporting my work by becoming a patron at PATREON or making a one-time donation through PAYPAL. Thank you!

Overview:

I was on with Hal to talk about the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs. WCPT was having technical difficulties, so Hal couldn’t hear me — which makes for a couple gaps in the segment. But my recorder works and hopefully you’ll still find the segment valuable. Hal has a tendency to unnecessarily include “mentally ill” in the categories of people who shouldn’t have access to guns as though we’re likely to be perpetrators, but the content of the back and forth is overall focused on rhetoric in politics and media that promote and excuse extremist, violent behavior like this against reproductive healthcare providers.

Links to on-air references:

My piece on the shooting at The Establishment: "Targeted Attacks On Abortion Providers Is Domestic Terrorism”

"White Americans Are Biggest Terror Threat in U.S.: Study” via NBC News

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info/video/audio is available at the Guest Media Spot Archive tab on my website.

Catch me hosting The Katie Speak Show airing on Netroots Radio Saturdays at 7pmEST and Mondays at 6pmEST. Subscribe to the podcast for free at iTunes.

You can hear The Hal Sparks Radio Program live Saturdays from 12-2pm EST on WCPT.

If you found this post informative, entertaining, helpful, etc. you can click SUPPORT to keep me speaking and follow me on Facebook and twitter. Thanks!

Direct download: HSRP_11282015_FULL.m4a
Category:HSRP -- posted at: 1:32pm PDT
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In brief:My regular feminist round-up spot with Justice!

Note: I'm a writer and radio host full time, providing much of my content for free. If you can, consider supporting my work by becoming a patron at PATREON or making a one-time donation through PAYPAL. Thank you!

Overview:

We covered a fair amount today! We talked disappointing midterm results — as per usual as the right-wing turns people out and gears up their fear machine with well-funded precision. I also gave some much-deserved love to Margaret Cho who tweeted about her past as a sex worker and why she is the literal opposite of ashamed about it. Then I tied sex worker rights to abortion rights — a very short leap and both are fundamentally about bodily autonomy and economic justice/independence.

Links to on-air references:

"Texas Lawmakers Aren’t Actually Supposed to Try to Make Things Worse, Right?” by Andrea Grimes at The Texas Observer

"ICYMI: Margaret Cho Reveals Her Past as a Sex Worker In 10 Tweets” at Colorlines

"Why It’s Okay To Pay For Sex” by Margaret Corvid

"Rep. Barbara Lee On Protecting Abortion Rights” my piece for The Establishment

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info/video/audio is available at the Guest Media Spot Archive tab on my website.

Catch me hosting The Katie Speak Show airing on Netroots Radio Saturdays at 7pmEST and Mondays at 6pmEST. Subscribe to the podcast for free at iTunes.

You can hear Netroots Radio: The After Show with Justice Putnam daily at 11amEST via LIVESTREAM.

If you found this post informative, entertaining, helpful, etc. you can click SUPPORT to keep me speaking and follow me on Facebook and twitter. Thanks!

Direct download: NRAS11042015_Full.m4a
Category:Netroots After Show -- posted at: 3:49pm PDT
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