In brief: My latest visit with my friend Matt covered a lot of ground, including my new gig with The Establishment, my DC trip to cover All* Above All’s citizen lobby day for #4EACHOfUs, and the #FightBackTX update including what’s at risk with the upcoming Supreme Court case.

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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

My author page at The Establishment

"Citizen Lobbyists Champion Reproductive Justice On Capitol Hill”

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 Matthew Filipowicz Show bi-weekly via podcast and broadcast out of Washington DC (1480 AM We Act Radio) and Grand Rapids, MI (1680 AM & 95.3 FM Public Reality Radio) weekly

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In brief: Back on with my friend Matthew Filipowicz to talk about the attempted hacks on Planned Parenthood & what they mean in context, perennial presidential candidate Mike Huckabee vowing to call in troops to end abortion, and the GOP’s complete lack of shame or awareness when bragging that they cut SNAP & WIC (they didn’t, but they want to).

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Overview:

It’s always good to be on with Matt who, if you haven’t been around since before the beginning of my restarted writing career, was the first to put me on air to discuss something I wrote. He didn’t care that I didn’t bring a platform of thousands of listeners, readers, or followers; he simply felt my penned-in-frustration-and-honesty abortion story was worth giving airtime to.

In this interview we covered a lot of ground. I talked about the Planned Parenthood videos in broad terms and transitioned to the supposed (unsubstantiated) hacks on their provider information. We put it in the context of anti-abortion targeting and violence, which is what makes even just the claim of stolen personal information an act of domestic terrorism.

We also gave Mike Huckabee and his faux-Constitutional basis for bringing in the FBI to shut down abortion clinics. And then we talked about the GOP’s long-term wish to cut food assistance — you know, because of their commitment to life.

Links to on-air references:

My Rolling Stone article: "Planned Parenthood Under Attack by Anti-Abortion Hackers, Politicians

"Huckabee Floats Plan To Deploy U.S. Troops To Stop Women From Getting Abortions” at ThinkProgress

My Rolling Stone article: "Republicans Are Trying to Take Food Out of My Mouth”

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

You can hear The Matthew Filipowicz Show bi-weekly via podcast and broadcast out of Washington DC (1480 AM We Act Radio) and Grand Rapids, MI (1680 AM & 95.3 FM Public Reality Radio) weekly
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Category:Regular Guest Spots -- posted at: 6:00am PDT
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In brief: I got the chance to chat briefly with the ladies from Talk Poverty on radio row at Netroots Nation about why, a couple days into the biggest progressive conference in the country, none of us had heard much about poverty.

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Overview:

I sat with the Talk Poverty hosts for a few minutes at Netroots Nation last month to discuss my just published Rolling Stone piece about food assistance and how food/economic justice seemed largely absent from a conference where the conditions of 45 million poor Americans should be at the forefront.

There is no simple or short answer beyond the compartmentalization of “the left” and how much privilege pervades any space with organizers and journalists colliding with the complicated nature of an epidemic that tacitly approves of between 9-15% of the population at any given time being hungry or on the verge of it. What can we do? Listen to find out. (Spoiler: we have to talk about it.)

Links to on-air references:

My Rolling Stone piece: "Republicans Are Trying to Take Food Out of My Mouth”

Netroots Nation info

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

You can hear Talk Poverty streaming weekly via TalkPoverty.org and by subscribing on iTunes.
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Category:Regular Guest Spots -- posted at: 6:00am PDT
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In brief: Back on with my friend Matthew Filipowicz to talk about why the anniversary of Dr. Tiller’s murder matters six years later and good news in abortion access out of California and Indiana. No, that’s not a typo.

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Links to on-air references:

My piece for Mic.com: "Why the Murder of an Abortion Provider Resonates Six Years Later”

WATCH this movie (available streaming on Netflix): “After Tiller”

My piece for RH Reality Check on increasing clinic violence (BUY the book): "‘Living in the Crosshairs’ Puts Human Face on Grim Clinic Violence Statistics”

My piece on CA’s CPC regulation bill for Truthout: "Activists and Faith Leaders Push Back on Fake Reproductive Health Clinics”

My piece on the new center in Bloomington, IN for Truthout: "All-Options Pregnancy Center Revolutionizes Access to Both Care and Abortion”

Note: If you haven’t yet, please check out my new ”#GetWell2015 series! I’m detailing all the uncomfortable messiness of what it takes to get well in this country. I’m personally navigating insurance (still a thing despite ACA), talking mental health and poverty stigma, and discussing the obstacles to care.

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

Subscribe to get a selection of my appearances through iTunes at Katie Speak Live Archives.

You can hear The Matthew Filipowicz Show bi-weekly via podcast and broadcast out of Washington DC (1480 AM We Act Radio) and Grand Rapids, MI (1680 AM & 95.3 FM Public Reality Radio) weekly
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Category:Regular Guest Spots -- posted at: 8:20pm PDT
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In brief: My regular spot with Justice made the rounds from explaining why white feminists need to call out transphobia and racism, to updating the Purvi Patel case, to me yelling at racists/poverty shaming jerks on Twitter re: SNAP benefits being sold for manicures!

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Overview:

I did some insider baseball feminist stuff and explained why it’s important for White Feminism™ to join call-out culture and start policing “our own” for racist, transphobic, and other harmful writing. Meghan Murphy is hardly the only one with a history of this, but her blatant bigotry ought to be something we can all agree to discredit. Yet, it’s largely not happening. This feeds the stigma and bigotry that fuels violence against marginalized groups and it has to stop.

As usual, Justice had a great historical perspective as a white liberal who was born, raised, and lived a while in the Bay area. I always appreciate his willingness to weigh in while acknowledging his privilege and unique perspective as someone who was raised in such an inclusive area.

Purvi Patel is appealing her contradictory convictions of feticide and felony neglect of a dependent. We talked about the widespread criminalization of pregnancy outcomes in this country and how abortion/sexual stigma make it dangerous for some to find care and help when they need it.

And Justice let me yell at the idiots in my timeline who think the Baltimore kids going hungry yesterday when school was unnecessarily cancelled should starve as well as the people who think I could sell my EBT (SNAP) benefits for a manicure if I wanted to. That’s not how it works, folks.

Links to on-air references:

My piece for The Frisky: "The Soapbox: On Laverne Cox’s Nude Photo Spread & Meghan Murphy’s Transphobia”

"Purvi Patel Sentenced to 41 Years for Feticide and Neglect of a Dependent” by Imani Gandy at RH Reality Check

"Purvi Patel Appeals Feticide, Felony Neglect Conviction” by Jessica Mason Pieklo at RH Reality Check

"Professor representing Patel on appeal: Case 'cries out for reversal’” via WSBT22 News, South Bend, IN

My Best of the Left Podcast activism segment: Click to SIGN and share in support of Purvi Patel — #FreePurviPatel via @rhrealitycheck

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Category:Regular Guest Spots -- posted at: 10:34am PDT
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In brief: Y’all need to get alarmed. Right now. The all-out assault on bodily autonomy is having a record year and it’s in your backyard.

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Overview:

This was one of those scheduled spots where the host and I hardly knew how to limit the scope of news and commentary. The long and the short of it is the all-out assault on bodily autonomy is happening where you are. I promise. 322 provisions in 43 states — just in the first quarter of 2015. This is a record-setting pace.

Justice and I talked about what the laws mean, why they get proposed, and how they affect doctors and patients. I put it in context with the new book on abortion provider targeting “Living in the Crosshairs” that I reviewed for RH Reality Check. The goal is to make abortion completely inaccessible by every means necessary and available.

We also touched on my piece for The Frisky where I climbed back up on the “Soapbox” to dismantle a rape apology, victim blaming bullshit article from Elle Magazine. The way we talk about consent matters and an outlet that massive saying it doesn’t is unconscionable.

Links to on-air references:

My piece for RHRC: "‘Living in the Crosshairs’ Puts Human Face on Grim Clinic Violence Statistics”

My interview at Upworthy: "Can spa-like surroundings help reduce the stigma surrounding abortion?”

"Kansas Limits Abortion Method, Opening a New Line of Attack” at The New York Times

My piece at The Frisky: "The Soapbox: How We Talk About Consent Absolutely Matters”

The awesome Melissa McEwan on the Elle Magazine nonsense: ”Let’s Talk (More) About Sex”

Note: If you haven’t yet, please check out my new ”#GetWell2015 series! I’m detailing all the uncomfortable messiness of what it takes to get well in this country. I’m personally navigating insurance (still a thing despite ACA), talking mental health and poverty stigma, and discussing the obstacles to care.

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

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Category:Regular Guest Spots -- posted at: 11:47am PDT
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In brief: Back on with my friend Matthew Filipowicz to talk my latest Truthout piece on the annual anti-choice harassment campaign and the Feminist Majority Foundation’s new report on provider targeting!

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Overview:

Always good to be on the Matthew Filipowicz Show! We covered a pretty heavy topic today without much of our signature ability to laugh and joke about the horrific. The FMF’s new clinic survey shows that targeting of abortion providers has spiked to levels that should be alarming everyone — but almost zero media is covering. Apparently we’re just supposed to risk our lives to provide or access basic healthcare in this country.

We talked about the numbers, the situation at the Sacramento clinic I describe in my Truthout piece, what providers go through and feel just attempting to do their jobs, and how we can make their work safer. The long-game answer is to reduce stigma around abortion care and build more clinics so that harassment is harder and less welcomed and tolerated by communities. That will require media calling it what it is: terrorism.

Links to on-air references:

My Truthout article: "The Pro-Life Movement: Reframing 'Life' to Suit Their Agenda”

"Anti-Abortion Terrorism: Ten ways that laws and law enforcement should protect clinic workers.” by David Cohen and Krysten Connon

Info on last year’s 40 Days campaign by the ProLife Action League which included a poster with my face and a round-up of my interviews including the one with Matt: "I am just awful at shutting up….”

My spot with Brad Friedman on last year’s 40 Days post with my face/name/info: BradCast — “PLAL Targeting and Response” (04/02/14)

Watch After Tiller -- it's available on Netflix.

Note:: If you haven’t yet, please check out my new ”#GetWell2015 series! I’m detailing all the uncomfortable messiness of what it takes to get well in this country. I’m personally navigating insurance (still a thing despite ACA), talking mental health and poverty stigma, and discussing the obstacles to care.

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info/video/audio is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

Subscribe to get a selection of my appearances through iTunes at Katie Speak Live Archives.

You can hear The Matthew Filipowicz Show bi-weekly via podcast and broadcast out of Washington DC (1480 AM We Act Radio) and Grand Rapids, MI (1680 AM & 95.3 FM Public Reality Radio) weekly
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Category:Regular Guest Spots -- posted at: 9:46am PDT
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<b>In brief: </b> This year’s #40Days campaign falls just after the Feminist Majority Foundation’s latest clinic harassment report; so, why isn’t the media covering the escalating climate of terror provider targeting has created? Justice and I talk my latest for <em>Truthout.</em>
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<p><b>Overview:</b></p>  
<p>Justice and I were a little short on our typical humor and sarcasm today discussing the history of the 40 Days for Life campaign, my targeting by the ProLife Action League last year, and this year’s actions on the heels of the Feminist Majority Foundation’s report. Almost 70% of clinics and more than half of individual abortion providers are regularly and directly targeted; if that’s news to you, it’s time to ask why the media and our legislators don’t seem to care.</p>
<p><b>Links to on-air references:</b></p>
<p>My <em>Truthout</em> article: <a href="http://bit.ly/1C6QPC3">"The Pro-Life Movement: Reframing 'Life' to Suit Their Agenda”</a></p>
<p><a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2015/02/anti_abortion_harassment_feminist_majority_foundation_survey_of_clinic_workers.single.html">"Anti-Abortion Terrorism: Ten ways that laws and law enforcement should protect clinic workers.”</a> by <a href="https://twitter.com/dsc250">David Cohen</a> and Krysten Connon</p>
<p>My spot with <a href="https://twitter.com/TheBradBlog”>Brad Friedman</a> on last year’s 40 Days post with my face/name/info: <a href="http://katiespeak.com/2014/04/03/bradcast-plal-targeting-and-response-040214/“>BradCast — “PLAL Targeting and Response” (04/02/14)</a></p>
<p><a href="https://youtu.be/lsse14ulb4Y”>"BIRTH CONTROL VS. FAKE CHRISTIANS! @JohnFugelsang / Caffeinated #18”</a> — <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnFugelsang”>John Fugelsang’s</a> takedown of the story of Onan (seed-spilling sin)</p>
<b><em>Note:</b></em>: If you haven’t yet, please check out my new <a href="http://bit.ly/1GfBanp">”#GetWell2015</a> series! I’m detailing all the uncomfortable messiness of what it takes to get well in this country. I’m personally navigating insurance (still a thing despite ACA), talking mental health and poverty stigma, and discussing the obstacles to care.</p>
<p>The easy download/stream and additional text description/info is available at the <a href="http://katiespeak.com/category/katie-speak-live/">Katie Speak Live!</a> tab on my website.</p>
<p>Subscribe to get a selection of my appearances through iTunes at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/katiespeaklives-archives/id722502990">Katie Speak Live Archives</a>.</p>
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Category:Regular Guest Spots -- posted at: 10:12am PDT
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In brief: In answer to Professor Brittney Cooper’s call for white feminists to step up and explain Patricia Arquette’s massive backstage fail, Justice and I discuss the reality of the pay gap. (…and a few other things)

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Overview:

It’s always a pleasure to be on with Justice! After the Oscar’s “Hooray!!” …. “oh wait….” from Patricia Arquette, a discussion on the reality of pay inequality was necessary. I stumbled through a definition of “intersectionality” and explained that if Arquette’s gaff was an anomaly most of us would have simply rolled our eyes. But this is how a big part of White Feminism rolls: call on women of color and queer people when it suits us and disregard their needs and voices when it’s uncomfortable or inconvenient to address and amplify them. With the big audience for this example, intersectional feminists jumped on a chance to utilize the opportunity.

I quoted some friends, rattled off some statistics (most courtesy of my latest Best of the Left Podcast activism segment on #EqualPayDay), and emphasized that it is the job of intersectional white feminists to “collect our own” when this happens. The onus to continually explain the humanity of marginalized people and the way that language and erasure matter should not be on the oppressed groups. White women and professional white feminists as a group have more power and a bigger mic; dissecting the “101” of what’s wrong with Arquette’s comments is on those of us with the privilege to ignore it if we so chose.

Links to on-air references:

"I'm serious abt this #AskAWhiteFeminist thing. I got mad shit to do today & I'm tired of BW always having to explain this ish. Not today.”@ProfessorCrunk’s call for intersectional white feminists to handle Arquette’s backstage debacle.

"Patricia Arquette’s Spectacular Intersectionality Fail” by Andrea Grimes at RH Reality Check

"Patricia Arquette’s Equal Pay Message Needs a Drastic Rewrite” by Dave Zirin at The Nation

"The Problem With Making Celebrities Like Patricia Arquette The Face Of Feminism” by Tara Culp-Ressler

#EqualPayDay 04/14/2015 — Activism from Best of the Left Podcast

Also, go read the other scathing pieces that are out there. It’s really heartening that SO MANY outlets — who could have just stopped at the acceptance speech and gushed over her equal pay reference — immediately jumped on the backstage add-on and had them published by noon the following day. A very unexpected B+ overall to progressive sites.

Note:: If you haven’t yet, please check out my new ”#GetWell2015 series! I’m detailing all the uncomfortable messiness of what it takes to get well in this country. I’m personally navigating insurance (still a thing despite ACA), talking mental health and poverty stigma, and discussing the obstacles to care.

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

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Category:Regular Guest Spots -- posted at: 6:07pm PDT
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In brief: Back on with my friend Matthew Filipowicz to talk GOP attacks on access via abortion restrictions and my new #GetWell2015 series!

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Overview:

More on the Roe anniversary with my anti-red state shaming and ditch your complacency rants for blue state residents. And we chatted about my #GetWell2015 series, how the GOP cares more about the contents of my uterus than the contents of my stomach, and the reality of access to healthcare in all its forms. Turns out medical, mental, and dental care are — GASP! — all medical care! This is no shock to poor people because we have always had to trade away, put off, and ration out our vision, dental, physical and mental health to balance our bills and grocery bills. How uncomfortable these realities make the privileged and our middle class relatives doesn’t change the messy overlaps become and how hard it is to juggle that many balls. (Yep; I’m going to find a way to fit balls into everything for a while because I hate the Patriots and inside I’m 10 years-old.)

Links to on-air references:

My #Roe42 pieces:

for Truthout"New Year, Same as the Old Year? 2015 Reproductive Rights Preview”

for Bitch Media"In Reality, Not All Americans Have Access to Safe, Legal Abortion”

and for RH Reality Check"Your Right to Abortion Care Is in Danger—No Matter Where You Live”

More on Hyde and how to join the fight on coverage bans via The National Network of Abortion Funds: Learn About Hyde

Here is where you find the series on the intersection of healthcare, access, poverty and stigma Matt and I talked about: #GetWell2015

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info/video/audio is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

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Category:Regular Guest Spots -- posted at: 2:41pm PDT
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In brief: Justice and I discuss Roe turning 42 on the heels of the worst four years in reproductive rights in a generation and POTUS promising vetoes on anti-choice legislation while reinforcing abortion stigma in the SOTU. Note: I'm an activist/writer/media contributor full-time. If you can, consider supporting my work so I can do more of it by becoming a patron at PATREON or making a one-time donation through PAYPAL. Thank you!

Overview:

It’s always a pleasure to be on with Justice! As per usual we went where the tangents took us, told personal stories to amplify the politics, and yelled at politicians who don’t have Americans’ interests at heart. I also yelled at complacent blue state residents who think they’re rights are safe. Spoiler alert: you already don’t have the rights you think you do.

I threw shade at the State of the Union: thanks for not hiccuping over the word “abortion,” but ease up on the stigma of bragging that it’s become less common. It’s less common because the ACA increased access to birth control and unintended pregnancies are down; now that is something to brag about. Today, the White House not only tweeted with NARAL’s #7in10ForRoe hashtag, they also edited their language and showed they are open to hearing from advocates. Bravo.

I shouted out some storytelling, stigma busting orgs and gave love to The Clinic Vest Project, the non-profit started by my mentor and who’s board I am privileged to sit on. We’re doing a fundraiser through the rest of the month to provide free resources to clinic defense escort groups across North America. Just $10 puts a vest on an escort. Links/info below in references.

And, as always, Justice asked me for something people can do. You can help repeal and prevent abortion coverage bans from anywhere! Especially if you’re in a blue state with ostensibly pro-choice reps, your calls and letters telling them not to support a budget with the Hyde Amendment (which prohibits Medicaid from covering abortion care) are powerful!

Links to on-air references:

My RH Reality Check piece: "Your Right to Abortion Care Is in Danger—No Matter Where You Live”

My friend Gloria Malone’s piece profiling my mentor and Clinic Vest Project: "A Vest That Moves People: A Q&A With Benita Ulisano of the Clinic Vest Project”

"Joni Ernst, Anti-Choice Extremist, to Give GOP State of the Union Rebuttal” by Emily Crockett at RH Reality Check

Learn about the Hyde Amendment and sign the petition/act to repeal it via The National Network of Abortion Funds

Note:: If you haven’t yet, please check out my new ”#GetWell2015 series! I’m detailing all the uncomfortable messiness of what it takes to get well in this country. I’m personally navigating insurance (still a thing despite ACA), talking mental health and poverty stigma, and discussing the obstacles to care.

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

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Category:Regular Guest Spots -- posted at: 1:13pm PDT
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[TW: rape/victim blaming]

I was back on with Matthew Filipowicz to talk about the latest on Rolling Stone fueling rape culture, the self-preservation motivation behind victim blaming, and my own story.

Overview:

I’m always glad to be on with Matt, who covers rape culture and bodily autonomy and all manner of social justice on a regular basis. An extra thank you to him for putting a trigger warning in his podcast and on air before playing our interview; the care he takes with the survivors in his audience is much appreciated.

The aspect of the story we spent a good deal of time on that is unique to our conversation is how much self-preservation is at the root of victim blaming. Yes, there are some straight up jerkbags out there; but mostly people want to identify what makes a victim stand out so that they can avoid being victimized. I hope you dig the nuance of our segment.

This clip made it onto The Best of the Left Podcast where (if you’ve missed it) I am the social media and activism director. You can catch the entire 70 minute show here: Episode #885 "A guide to doing it all wrong (The UVA Story - Rape Culture)” I’ve known Jay! — the producer/creator — for years and have enjoyed working with him immensely, in large part because of how much he cares about his contribution to social narratives. This episode was no exception. (You can subscribe for free at the same link.)

Links to on-air references:

My piece at Buzzfeed: "How Rolling Stone Gave A Gift To Rape Apologists”

"On Rolling Stone, lessons from fact-checking, and the limits of journalism” by Maya Dusenbery at Feministing

”Jackie Update” — and why media only covers “interesting” rape stories by Melissa McEwan at Shakesville

"Why I Don't Want To Hear Both Sides Of Rape Cases” by Wagatwe Wanjuki at Buzzfeed

"Victims’ Memories Are Imperfect, But Still Perfectly Believable” by Ali Safran at Buzzfeed

"The Wrestler and the Rape Victim” by Jessica Luther at Vice Sports

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

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Category:Regular Guest Spots -- posted at: 12:52pm PDT
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In brief: [TW: rape/victim blaming] I was back on with Justice Putnam to talk about Rolling Stone feeding rape culture and my own story. Stick around for his powerful personal story toward the end.

Overview:

I’m always glad to be on with Justice and this spot was no exception. There are fewer jokes than typical because of the tough subject and because I’m still getting used to articulating my story for an audience. We discussed why people blame the victim (my own theories) and why “How do we fix this??” is a way to derail a conversation on an issue that indicts the entirety of our culture.

Links to on-air references:

My piece for Buzzfeed: "How Rolling Stone Gave A Gift To Rape Apologists” h/t to my amazing editor, Doree Shafrir

"On Rolling Stone, lessons from fact-checking, and the limits of journalism” by Maya Dusenbery at Feministing

This covers the jerk ‘writer’ who doxed “Jackie” — "Twitter Under Pressure To Ban Blogger Who Posted Alleged UVA Rape Victim's Name” at ThinkProgress

"The Newsroom's campus rape storyline: victim-blaming at its worst” by Jen Gerson Uffalussy at The Guardian

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

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Category:Regular Guest Spots -- posted at: 9:42am PDT
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In brief: Back on with Justice to talk Texas, what’s next, RGV activist awesomeness and why you should care about HB2 no matter where you live! Oh, and VOTE.

Overview

Always happy to be on with Justice! We did the algebra of HB2, shared mutual admiration for the amazing work being done by Texas activists — including those who assist with transportation to clinics (Fund Texas Choice) and those working to end stigma. They’re an inspiring level of inexhaustible and undaunted by the scope of the work to be done.

I referenced Katha Pollitt’s new book "Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights” which discusses, in part, that our healthcare has been unnecessarily manhandled by the patriarchy. Women used to hand down knowledge to each other and share within the community; only recently is someone eternally up in your business as a barrier to things like birth control and managing miscarriages.

I recommended Jessica Mason Pieklo's piece at RH Reality Check on which cases to watch this Supreme Court season. Read and become smarter: "Six Supreme Court Cases Equality Advocates Should Watch This Term"

Justice, of course, did his call for voter turn-out next month. We’re both fans of voting with friends and neighbors — TAKE PEOPLE WITH YOU to make sure they can get there, don’t forget and y’all aren’t bored waiting in possible lines. The same day we got the good news about HB2, we got the bad news about the Texas voter ID law. These are not unrelated; there is a systemic, long-term plan for control being executed here. As my friend Lee Camp says, “Evil people have plans.” We’re basically being beaten by office supplies. So vote next month, even if it’s just to stick to the jerkbags.

Links to on-air references:

My Goodreads review of "Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights” by Katha Pollitt: "Read. This. Book.

The complete archive of reporting on #HB2 from Andrea Grimes at RH Reality Check

Andrea Grimes GIFsplains #HB2: "Texas’ HB 2’s Journey From the Capitol to SCOTUS for The Angry Black Lady Chronicles at RH Reality Check

"Six Supreme Court Cases Equality Advocates Should Watch This Term" by Jessica Mason Pieklo

Texas abortion funds TOTALLY still need you. Get a round up list at: Texans For Reproductive Justice

Here’s the transportation fund: Fund Texas Choice

"5th Circuit Puts TX GOP's 'Discriminatory' and 'Unconstitutional' Photo ID Law Back in Effect: Appellate judges do not challenge lower court findings, but worry about 'confusion', SCOTUS precedent on late voting law changes… via The Brad Blog

Paul Weyrich explaining to the GOP: ”I don’t want everybody to vote….” via Media Matters For America

Watch ”Evil People Have Plans by Lee Camp and check out his new show Redacted Tonight.

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

Subscribe to get all my guest appearances as well as my regular spots with Hal Sparks, Dangerous Conversation and and more through iTunes at Katie Speak Live Archives.

You can hear Netroots Radio: The After Show with Justice Putnam daily at 11amEST via LIVESTREAM.
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Category:Regular Guest Spots -- posted at: 1:46pm PDT
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In brief: My regular spot with Katie Vitale! We hate on the Fifth Circuit and swing the hypocrisy hammer at the GOP’s “family values."

Overview:

It is always a pleasure to be on with Katie Vitale to talk Texas and how what’s happening in my favorite state affects the entire country! We chatted the Fifth Circuit decision that closed the most recent 13 clinics (this was a few hours before SCOTUS stepped in, allowing the clinics to reopen pending a December hearing at the Appeals Court) and the badass activism happening in the Rio Grande Valley.

We also brought down the hypocrisy hammer on Greg Abbott and the broader GOP who claim they impose restrictions on access to reproductive health, cut funding to vital services and pass voter suppression laws because they have “family values.” Sure. We’ll believe that when they stop invading our bedrooms, pass paid family leave and increase education and childcare funding.

Links to on-air references:

My Goodreads review of "Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights” by Katha Pollitt: "Read. This. Book.

The complete archive of reporting on #HB2 from Andrea Grimes at RH Reality Check

"5th Circuit Puts TX GOP's 'Discriminatory' and 'Unconstitutional' Photo ID Law Back in Effect: Appellate judges do not challenge lower court findings, but worry about 'confusion', SCOTUS precedent on late voting law changes… via The Brad Blog

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

Subscribe to get all my guest appearances as well as my regular spots with Hal Sparks, Dangerous Conversation and and more through iTunes at Katie Speak Live Archives.

You can hear Issues For Your Tissues with Katie Vitale on KOOP 91.7FM, Austin every Tuesday at 2:30pmCST via LIVESTREAM.
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Category:Regular Guest Spots -- posted at: 7:17am PDT
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