In brief: Great getting to be on with Sam and Sam! We talked the sham Planned Parenthood “hearing” and news/activism opportunities in reproductive rights and justice.

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Overview:

Such a pleasure to be on with Sam Sacks and Sam Knight — two of those people I know from around the interwebs, but don’t get the chance to chat with all that often. They both do really important work that parallels mine without often intersecting it directly; you should follow what they’re up to starting with this spot.

We chatted about the sham hearing on Planned Parenthood’s funding, activism in reproductive rights and justice, and how anyone can get involved in the culture change of reducing abortion stigma as easily being supportive (or at the very least nonjudgemental) on their social media feeds.

Links to on-air references:

How to get involved (suggestions from the show): volunteer with your local abortion fund (public or private) & support the #BeBoldEndHyde/#4EACHOfUs campaigns from the All* Above All coalition.

My piece on #BeBoldEndHyde for Truthout: "Activists Decry 39 Years of Class-Based Discrimination in Abortion Access”

My piece on the groundbreaking legislation (#4EACHOfUs) & polling data for Truthout: "Widespread Public Support Bolsters Bill to End Restrictions on Abortion Coverage”

My piece on the attempt to defund Planned Parenthood for Truthout: "The Unseen Costs of Defunding Planned Parenthood”

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.

Find all things District Sentinel Radio via their Audio-Video archives and subscribe on iTunes

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In brief: The delightful Tom Cheevers had me on his Netroots Radio original show to talk about how I got where I am, reproductive rights, and politics in general. It was a really delightful chat; I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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Links to on-air references:

My piece on #4EACHOfUs: "Widespread Public Support Bolsters Bill to End Restrictions on Abortion Coverage”

My piece on #DefundPP: "The Unseen Costs of Defunding Planned Parenthood”

The #KatieSpeakShow w/Leah Torres and my friends at ReproAction that I referenced during this episode: "Greetings! & Repro Round-up — #KatieSpeakShow Ep1 09/05/2015”

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.

Get my guest appearances automatically through iTunes at Katie Speak Live Archives.

Catch The CoffeeCast SUNDAY at 3pmEST, NoonPST via Netroots Radio and download/stream any time on iTunes and Stitcher

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In brief: I can’t tell you how great it was to be on Dave’s show. I’m a lifelong sports fan and have listened uncountable hours of sports radio; I won’t even pretend I wasn’t jumping-up-and-down excited to be on Edge of Sports Radio.

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Overview:

This was definitely some of the most fun I’ve had on air, serious topic aside; I can’t imagine anyone I’d rather talk about the intersection of sports and culture with. Dave is great and everyone should read and listen to all his things. I’m still blushing from the generous compliments at the end of the segment.

We touched on Chicago sports culture, fan culture, and how to deal with the love of a team when a player is accused of something horrific. I gave some high praise to Chicago sports media who have largely gone out of their way to cover Kane’s accusations thoroughly with information on the reality of reporting rape in this country while avoiding any hint of victim blaming. And we hopefully consider that public outcry from fans could lead to teams/leagues handling of accusations and indictments better.

Links to on-air references:

My RH Reality Check piece: "Patrick Kane and a Culture of Disbelief About Rape”

My review of the book I mention by Kate Harding: "Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture—and What We Can Do About It” at RH Reality Check

”Patrick Kane and the Blind Loyalty of Sports Fans” by Evan F. Moore

"DA in Patrick Kane probe tough on sex crimes, cautious on big cases” at The Chicago Tribune

"Kane investigation exposes misconceptions about alcohol and sexual assault” at The Chicago Tribune

"How Wagatwe Wanjuki uses social media to make college safer” Wagatwe Wanjuki on her #SurvivorPrivilege

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Edge of Sports Radio is broadcast on Sirius XM Satellite Radio and available as a podcast through RSS/iTunes. Visit EdgeOfSports.com/Audio for more info.

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In brief: My chat with John & Molly about how centering marginalized communities brought about the biggest moment in reproductive justice in a generation.

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Overview:

It has definitely been too long since I’ve had the chance to chat with John and Molly; I can’t think of a better reason than the biggest moment in reproductive justice in a generation. We talk about the first proactive legislation in federal history, it’s mainstream support among voters of all demographics, and the way centering the voices and needs of marginalized groups is how this came about.

The unfortunately transexclusionary short-hand name — The EACH Woman Act — is tremendous legislation. It would end all insurance coverage bans in the U.S. including the perpetually reintroduced Hyde Amendment which is attached to the federal budget to prevent tax dollars from providing abortion care. (This is one of many reasons why the GOP’s endless effort to defund Planned Parenthood over abortion provision is ridiculous on its face.)

As per usual, the Knefels ask awesome questions, make great points, and foster thoughtful conversation. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed being on with them!

Links to on-air references:

My piece for Truthout: "Widespread Public Support Bolsters Bill to End Restrictions on Abortion Coverage"

Radio Dispatch posts daily online HERE and is available via iTunes and Stitcher.
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In brief: I had the pleasure of being on the new Talk Poverty show on We Act Radio to discuss the need for economic justice to underly all our movements, including reproductive justice.

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Overview:

I was really excited to get this request. TalkPoverty.org is a new project of the Center For American Progress and so many of their projects are doing outstanding work. From their “About Us” page:

TalkPoverty.org—a project of the Center for American Progress—is dedicated to demonstrating that we know how to dramatically reduce poverty. Here you will find basic data about poverty in America; hear from people living in poverty and people dedicated to the fight against poverty; and get involved with local, state and national organizations to take action.
TalkPoverty.org is a bridge between local and national voices, grassroots activism and policy work, and those who are struggling and those who are more economically secure. At TalkPoverty.org, discover a vibrant antipoverty community and your place in it.

We discussed my upcoming (and now published) piece for RH Reality Check on the way I’ve recentered my abortion story following a realization that I’ve lived my entire adult life at or near the poverty line. Obviously, that isn’t news to me; I was there when I as grocery shopping at the Dollar Store and spending 80+ hours a week working since I was 22, but I had always told my abortion story with the intention of calling out our health “care” system which allowed my insurance provider to refuse coverage of my birth control.

Links to on-air references:

My RH Reality Check piece previewed in the clip: "Recent SNAP Restrictions Are Another Reminder That Poverty Is a Reproductive Issue”

My Truthout piece on the Texas clinics staying open including what the status quo means for too many residents of the state: "SCOTUS Steps in to Prevent Further Texas Abortion Clinic Closures”

"Fifth Circuit Upholds More HB 2 Provisions, Dares the Supreme Court to Step In” by Jessica Pieklo at RH Reality Check

My piece the host had me excerpt: ”Choice”

"How are women's lives affected?”The National Network of Abortion Funds explains how poverty affects abortion access

"What is the Hyde Amendment?” via The National Network of Abortion Funds

SIGN: Demand Justice: #RepealHyde! via The National Network of Abortion Funds

"Netroots Radio — #FightBackTX & #UndueBurden (06/17/15)”

Read/Listen: "The Uncertainty of Access: Reproductive Health in the Rio Grande Valley”

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

You can hear Talk Poverty streaming weekly via TalkPoverty.org and by subscribing on iTunes.
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In brief: easy-stream audio for my latest at Truthout!

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Overview:

My latest for Truthout is some GOOD NEWS on reproductive rights! Amidst the 332 anti-abortion provisions floating through state legislatures the first quarter of this year are a slate of crisis pregnancy center (CPC) regulations. CPCs outnumber full-scale reproductive health clinics about 2-1 in this country (yes, even in liberal areas like CA), so preventing them from lying to clients and injuring them physical and emotionally changes the landscape of reproductive health.

READ: "The Uncertainty of Access: Reproductive Health in the Rio Grande Valley"

Note: Please take the time to thank Truthout by sharing the article directly from their website; they are a nonprofit outlet without the corporate sponsorship you see on so many sites and they’ve given me a space to talk about important issues that are so often ignored. Thank you!

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.
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In brief: My regular spot with Justice! We took the time to hammer patron saint of reasonable republicans Scott Walker on his extremist reproductive rights history and then previewed the GOP’s “fix” for their 20-week abortion ban from the first day of the session. Spoiler alert: it’s even more awful now. UPDATE: It passed the House.

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Overview:

Justice and I spent some time on Rep. Scott Walker’s record on conscience clauses because seeking to allow doctors to lie to patients to prevent abortions is an aspect of his legislative record that gets glossed over or ignored completely. Walker is seen as “reasonable” and a “middle of the road” guy focused on budget and labor. But his platform still includes draconian rights restrictions; they need to be well-known before the primaries aanoint him the VP.

Then we transitioned to today’s vote in Congress. It’s a “fixed” bill banning abortion federally after 20-weeks. Justice and I talked about the original “pain capable” bill, introduced the first day of the legislative session this years: "Netroots Radio After Show — #SOTU on ReproRights and #Roe Turns 42 — (01/21/15)”. The GOP women flipped out that there was no rape exception and this is the update — which still dishes out significant punishment for rape victims and ADDS punishment for incest victims with new "limits on incest-related abortion.”

I broke down the false “science,” we talked about the faux-religious motivation, and outlined the real financial and control motivations. Americans United For Life, it turns out, is essentially funded by the Koch brothers — in case you thought there was a distinction between “economic” and “social” conservatives.

Links to on-air references:

"Scott Walker: Doctors Should Lie To Pregnant Women To Prevent Abortions” at ThinkProgress

"Late-term abortion ban keeps controversial incest rule” by Sarah Ferris at The Hill

"House Republicans Think They’ve Fixed Their 20-Week Abortion Ban” by Tara Culp-Ressler at ThinkProgress

"Anatomy of the War on Women: How the Koch Brothers Are Funding the Anti-Choice Agenda” by Adele Stan at RH Reality Check

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You can hear Netroots Radio: The After Show with Justice Putnam daily at 11amEST via LIVESTREAM.
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In brief: easy-stream audio for my latest at Truthout!

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The annual national harassment season known as 40 Days For Life wraps up this weekend. As I type, there’s a prayer vigil going on at Speaker Boehner’s office because “pro-life” folks are angry that the 20-week abortion ban was dropped from the agenda temporarily during the opening days of the legislative session. That (I’m assuming) peaceful demonstration is in start contrast to the reality providers and patients live with every day in this country.

My latest piece for Truthout goes into the story of a Sacramento clinic to illustrate what the Feminist Majority Foundation’s latest clinic survey discovered: there is a significant spike in direct targeting over the past four years. It turns out “life” is negotiable to the “pro-life” movement.

READ: "The Pro-Life Movement: Reframing "Life" to Suit Their Agenda"

Note: Please take the time to thank Truthout by sharing the article directly from their website; they are a nonprofit outlet without the corporate sponsorship you see on so many sites and they’ve given me a space to talk about important issues that are so often ignored. Thank you! Note (2): 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.

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In brief: My Law& Order lesson for the Spring issue of Bitch Magazine is part of the Popaganda podcast!

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Overview:

I was super excited to get to contribute a blurb to the Spring issue of Bitch Magazine — my first foray back into print in over a decade. It seems my endless hours of Law & Order viewing has paid off! I love writing in general and online media is wonderful; there is something about being in print, however, that just feels solid and affirming.

You should definitely be listening to this entire hour (two 30-min shows) of content every month as Sarah Mirk (my wonderful editor for nearly everything at Bitch) is stupendous, but if you want to skip ahead to the Law & Order lessons segment of this episode, jump to 15:30.

Links to on-air references:

Get the current issue of Bitch Magazine featuring my Law & Order lesson online HERE and find out which stores in your area carry the print magazine HERE.

Get the show notes and soundcloud version (and subscribe!) of Propaganda at: "Popaganda Episode: Law & Order”

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 get Popaganda with Sarah Mirk twice monthly through Bitch Media, iTunes, and wherever you stream podcasts.
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In brief: It was my pleasure being part of this conversation with host Kris Welch and reproductive justice badass Heidi Williamson from the Center For American Progress! 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 was such a pleasure to be on air with a reproductive justice badass like Heidi Williamson! Host Kris Welch had some great thoughts, having been involved in repro rights since before Roe and did a fantastic job facilitating a conversation with three intersecting, but unique perspectives.

Links to on-air references:

"Roe Should Be a Reality for All, Not Just for a Wealthy Few” by Heidi Williamson

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

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

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.

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You can hear Saturday Morning Talkies weekly on KPFK 94.1, Berkeley
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In brief: Catching up on old clips — Stephanie Miller Show June 2013 edition!

Overview:

I realized I had some clips hanging around from before I started the Katie Speak Live and podcast feeds, so I’m cleaning house! It turns out, though, that these may be from a year and a half ago, but they’re more than just relevant. According to Molly Redden at Mother Jones"The War on Reproductive Rights Will Get a Lot Uglier Next Year” — and pretty much every body else (myself included), 2015 is gonna be an anti-choice legislation bonanza. Which means Hal and I might as well have been talking about this yesterday.

Please make allowances for how early this is in my media career; I’m sure there is an ableist and/or trans-exclusionary comment or phrase in here somewhere. I was and am learning. Thanks for the benefit of the doubt as I’ve evolved as fast as I can, identifying and breaking down my privilege as best I can. That my friends, followers, readers and listeners have been so kind and patient — as well as informative and honest — has allowed me to become a better reproductive justice advocate and ally.

And with that note, please enjoy the flashbacks to one of my spots on The Stephanie Miller Show with my friend Hal Sparks filling in as host!

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

Files posted originally at the Stephanie Miller Soundcloud page. You can hear the Stephanie Miller Show daily from 9am-noon EST via FreeSpeech TV.

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You can catch Hal Sparks every Saturday from 12-2pm EST on WCPT.
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In brief: Catching up on old clips — Stephanie Miller Show March 2013 edition!

Overview:

I realized I had some clips hanging around from before I started the Katie Speak Live and podcast feeds, so I’m cleaning house! It turns out, though, that these may be from a year and a half ago, but they’re more than just relevant. According to Molly Redden at Mother Jones"The War on Reproductive Rights Will Get a Lot Uglier Next Year” — and pretty much every body else (myself included), 2015 is gonna be an anti-choice legislation bonanza. Which means Hal and I might as well have been talking about this yesterday.

Please make allowances for how early this is in my media career; I’m sure there is an ableist and/or trans-exclusionary comment or phrase in here somewhere. I was and am learning. Thanks for the benefit of the doubt as I’ve evolved as fast as I can, identifying and breaking down my privilege as best I can. That my friends, followers, readers and listeners have been so kind and patient — as well as informative and honest — has allowed me to become a better reproductive justice advocate and ally.

And with that note, please enjoy the flashbacks to one of my spots on The Stephanie Miller Show with my friend Hal Sparks filling in as host!

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

Files posted originally at the Stephanie Miller Soundcloud page. You can hear the Stephanie Miller Show daily from 9am-noon EST via FreeSpeech TV.

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

You can catch Hal Sparks every Saturday from 12-2pm EST on WCPT.
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My latest piece for Truthout -- "The Uncertainty of Access: Reproductive Health in the Rio Grande Valley" -- features a number of amazing voices. Other writers, organizers and hosts are picking up on their inspiring work!

Rubén Garza of the Texas Freedom Network was on Netroots Radio's After Show this morning chatting with Justice Putnam about reproductive justice, public education, registering a record number of new voters in the Valley and more. I wanted to make sure you didn't miss it, so here's their conversation in full.

You can also get the audio version of my article in its entirety here: audio accompaniment to "The Uncertainty of Access: Reproductive Health in the Rio Grande Valley" (easy stream, download and direct link to podcast feed).

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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In brief: because not everyone has TONS of reading time, huzzah!

My new piece at Truthout is long. Super extra long. When you hear the words of the activists from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas you'll know why I just couldn't cut any of what they had to say. The famously awful, omnibus anti-choice law HB2 is hitting the Valley the hardest -- and the reproductive justice community there is doing inspiring, tireless work without showing signs of letting up or admitting defeat. Quite the opposite, actually.

This is the audio companion to my, well, my love letter to the people who inspire me every day. When I can't get up, don't know how I'm going to keep working, or feel overwhelmed, I look to the people in this piece. They're heroes, all of them, and they're fighting for you.

Please take the time to thank Truthout by sharing the article directly from their website: "The Uncertainty of Access: Reproductive Health in the Rio Grande Valley." They are a nonprofit outlet without the corporate sponsorship you see on so many sites and they’ve given me a space to talk about important issues that are so often ignored. Thank you!

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In brief: Panel chat with some great repro justice advocates!

Overview

While I was in Texas, I got the chance to record a panel interview with some of my favorite reproductive justice activists. With the travel & moving cross-country (more on that later), I didn’t get the clip posted right away. So, here it is with the intro from our hosts at Emoprog Army Radio Hour:

Hosted by @violentfanon and @caulkthewagon, with guests Britni de la Cretaz, Natasha Vianna, Jessica Luther and Katie Klabusich. Britni and Natasha are Boston-based activists, Katie is a journalist and activist based in Brooklyn, and Jessica is a journalist and activist based in Texas. All are active in reproductive justice fights across the country.

We discuss the McCutcheon Supreme Court decision that struck down Massachusetts' abortion clinic free speech buffer zone law, as well as legislation set to be implimented in Texas that will result in the majority of reproductive health clinics closing. We also discuss ways to fight back against these measures as well as defend against the broader assault against reproductive rights in America.

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.

The Emoprog Army Radio Hour posts weekly. You can download/subscribe HERE..
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In brief: Justice Putnam of Netroots Radio was an early supporter of my #ExposeStopPatriarchy project. He had me on this week to talk about their “grifting” (his word) and the amazing activists on the ground in Texas I’ve profiled at Bitch, Alternet and Salon This work is ongoing; you can support it HERE.

Overview

Justice (yes, that’s his actual name) and I chatted about the fantastic work of NARAL Texas and Progress Texas getting anti-choicers on tape training their picketers to intimidate abortion clinic patients — because always start out with awesome! We then discussed my work to expose the group Stop Patriarchy and its patriarch Bob Avakian.

We contrasted this umbrella “activist” group touring the Lone Star State as disruptors while not contributing anything to the on-the-ground work with those organizations and activists I’ve profiled in the pieces I’ve published so far. Texans are doing inspiring work here and the condescension and deception of Stop Patriarchy is offensive and dangerous to the reproductive rights and justice movements.

Links to on-air references:

"Undercover Audio Reveals Intimidation Tactics of Texas Anti-Abortion Groups” via Progress Texas and NARAL Texas

Texans For Reproductive Justice ”Call To Action” — 10 Texas organizations to support as an in-state or out-of-state ally

My piece at Salon: "Are the white women wearing actual chains?” — Meet the abortion rights group Texas feminists oppose. New York-based Stop Patriarchy says it's in Texas to "help." A coalition of advocates have said, "No thanks.”

My piece at Bitch: "In Texas, Activist Group "Stop Patriarchy" Draws Criticism”

My piece at Alternet: "Activist Group Comes Under Fire for Equating Abortion Restrictions With Slavery: Stop Patriarchy has been criticized for its un-feminist, clueless messaging.”

How to help me Expose Stop Patriarchy

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Overview

I’m always glad to do Matt’s show! It’s another sexual assault and consent discussion-laden clip, so trigger warnings and self-care advisories for sure. We talked the broader implications of the George Will column and I’m happy to report that this show is posting the same day the St. Louis Post-Dispatch announced they’re dropping Will’s column! If that doesn’t sound that exciting because you don’t know midwestern papers, it’s a big one. It has a solid history and it’s going to cost Will in syndication pay. Also, someone has to be the first. Here’s to more of this: ”Major Newspaper Dumps George Will, Apologizes For ‘Offensive’ Rape Column”.

You should definitely check out the entire show — Episode 334 with Cliff Schecter & Katie Klabusich (06/19/14) — and subscribe already because it’s fantastic.

Links to on-air references:

My piece, reposted at HuffPo: ”Dear George Will: A Few Words on My #SurvivorPrivilege”/p>

"White House Action on Campus Sexual Violence: For Me, It's Personal” by Wagatwe Wanjuki

AND her GoFundMe to graduate despite all that survivor privilege: Help me FINALLY finish college!

"Washington Post Opinion Editor Defends George Will’s ‘Survivor Privilege’ Column As Twitter Backlash Continues” via International Business Times

"Washington Post's New Venture Walks Back Headline Telling Women To Marry Their "Baby Daddies” via Media Matters For America

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

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Radio Dispatch -- "Katie Klabusich on WaPo & #SurvivorPrivilege" (06/12/14)

Overview

I was more than happy to be back on Radio Dispatch with Molly Knefel! (John, apparently, had the audacity to take a vacation of some sort…) We talked The Washington Post — aka, Misogyny Daily — and their run of “Oh My God, you cannot be serious…” articles.

I was pretty emotionally exhausted after several days of talking about sexual assault non-stop and having people attack me as “not really raped” and “mocking survivors” because I didn’t describe any of the graphic physical details. They didn’t speak to Will’s column the way the more “subtle” and “less rapey” assaults do, so I left them for another time. Molly was generous and forgiving of my occasional stutter and pause to redirect my thoughts. She’s good people.

I’m including her intro in case you haven’t heard about WaPo’s awfulness and you should definitely check out the entire episode — ”Radio Dispatch: June 12, 2014” — and subscribe already because it’s fantastic.

Links to on-air references:

My piece, reposted at HuffPo: ”Dear George Will: A Few Words on My #SurvivorPrivilege”/p>

"White House Action on Campus Sexual Violence: For Me, It's Personal” by Wagatwe Wanjuki

AND her GoFundMe to graduate despite all that survivor privilege: Help me FINALLY finish college!

"Washington Post Opinion Editor Defends George Will’s ‘Survivor Privilege’ Column As Twitter Backlash Continues” via International Business Times

"Washington Post's New Venture Walks Back Headline Telling Women To Marry Their "Baby Daddies” via Media Matters For America

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 appearances with Hal, Dangerous Conversation and anywhere else I can grab the audio through iTunes at Katie Speak Live Archives.

Radio Dispatch posts daily online HERE and is available via iTunes and Stitcher.
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Category:general -- posted at: 10:05am PDT
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Publicly Poly

If you don’t already know, I’m the social media and activism director for The Best of the Left Podcast. I love this gig. I'd known Jay!, the producer/director for several years before working with him, which means I wasn’t surprised to discover he’s great to collaborate with. I find the work really satisfying for a slate of reasons; at the top of the list is the voicemail and commentary section at the end of the show. The regular listeners are smart and engaged and know their shit. Sometimes when less empathetic, tolerant people stumble upon the show, our listeners will handle it and do some regulating based on their personal experiences and educational backgrounds.

Recently, polyamory came up in an analogy on the show. A caller predictably conflated — if not outright confused — it with polygamy, prompting additional conversation. So for the first time, I paused and called in to comment. I’ve been asked a bunch since starting to talk publicly about my non-heteronormativity publicly to write about it. This won’t be the last time; it’s simply a good intro to the topic here and a little groundwork for further posts.

I’m including all of the voicemails and Jay!’s words from the episode with my call. If you want to catch the start, check out the final segment of Best of the Left Podcast, episode #824 Investing in a green future (Climate)” and the final segments of the episodes that follow.

You’ll discover why I really like Jay! when you get to his closing. He describes my favorite type of allyship — the "accidental/just try not to be an asshole type.” If you dig it and find yourself listening to the rest of the episode, you can subscribe to BOTL for free.

The easy download/stream as well as the text of my voicemail is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

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Radio Dispatch was at the top of my list when the ProLife Action League put my face on a poster. I knew John and Molly would be interested in both the anti-choice rhetorical and actual violence escalation as well as the corporate media dismissal of domestic terrorism perpetrated by white, Christian American citizens.

Nuanced and relevant, I knew this conversation would be the perfect place to start talking about the PLAL and their place in the anti-choice movement. Much thanks to John and Molly for jumping at the story and having me on basically last minute to talk about the state of reproductive healthcare access in this country and how picketers, targeting and intimidation tactics are contributing to the erosion of our rights.

The easy download/stream is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

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Yesterday I had the privilege of jumping on the BradCast with one of my favorite investigative journalists and broadcasters, Brad Friedman. He invited Eric Schiedler of the ProLife Action League on to respond to my perception of the Lenten "prayer" campaign. Brad might now be my favorite person.

Though he primarily focuses on voting (he's why we know things about voting machines), climate and the corrupting influence of money in politics, he wielded the reproductive rights language like a pro and asked questions that wouldn't even have occurred to me. Definitely take the time to listen to his full show and subscribe to his blog.

Also take the time to leave a comment and thank him for bringing the issue of widespread clinic closures, necessity of clinic defense escort volunteers and renewed climate of violence around basic reproductive healthcare. We need every ally; he is certainly a strong one.

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You can hear The BradCast live Wednesdays at 6pmEST online at KPFK and on Stitcher. The podcast posts the same day at BradBlog.com.
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The Nicole Sandler Show -- Clinic Closures and Weaponized Prayer (03/31/14)

Today, I jumped on with Nicole Sandler to talk about the Pro Life Action League targeting, clinic closures and violence against providers not being a thing of the past.

She put some solid show notes together along with the full podcast at: "Colbert, Christie, Climate, Christian hypocrisy". We also discussed the Religion Dispatches piece as well as David Cohen's great article for Talking Points Memo: "When Anti-abortion Harassment Gets Personal"

I don't plan to quit talking about this. If it's ok to target me with multiple posts, emails, internet memes, twitter harassment, etc. -- who exactly does the ProLife Action League consider to be off-limits? I'm not exactly a private citizen considering my public activism and media work, but I'm certainly not the highest profile pro-choice advocate or talking head in this country.

More media seems to be taking notice that anti-choice groups aren't limiting their targeting to slandering and threatening doctors. They're moved on to journalists and activists. This is not ok. Still waiting on the corporate media to wake up. (Yes, I'm aware that could be a long wait, but I'm not giving up.)

So, thank you to Nicole and other independent hosts/writers who understand the history and are appropriately outraged at the (at best) irresponsible behavior and rhetoric of the PLAL. Hopefully, it can shine a light on the behind the scenes destructive actions they've been engaged in since their public move to non-violence.

The easy download/stream is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

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Hal Sparks Radio Pgm -- Fight Back Texas, take 2 (11/02/13)

Right now, if you are able, Lilith Fund and Stigma Relief need your help assisting those patients traveling great distance at great expense to access reproductive care. Whole Women's Health closed 1/3 of its clinics without notice, calling patients the night before to cancel appointments. Give if you can and spread the word.

Hal and I picked up our conversation from Friday's Stephanie Miller Show segment on Fight Back Texas. ICYMI: Thursday night's Fifth Circuit Court decision on HB2 which effectively shut down 1/3 of the Texas abortion providers effective immediately. Greg Abbott, the Texas State Attorney General -- who gets more and more awful the more you know about him, won his appeal of the stay granted earlier in the week against the TRAP provision requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at area hospitals. Appeals courts in other parts of the country have struck down admitting laws, which means the next step for legal action is the Supreme Court -- where Anthony Kennedy will likely be the deciding vote.

According to TeaFund, there are 254 counties in Texas. As of today, only 6 of them have an abortion provider. The laws will continue to be challenged, but in the meantime this is real people's lives that are being devastated.

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You can hear The Hal Sparks Radio Program live Saturdays from 12-2pm EST on WCPT and streaming everywhere on the HalSparksLive ustream channel.
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Category:general -- posted at: 7:43pm PDT
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Stephanie Miller Show -- Fight Back Texas (11/01/13)

Right now, if you are able, Lilith Fund and Stigma Relief need your help assisting those patients traveling great distance at great expense to access reproductive care. Whole Women's Health closed 1/3 of its clinics without notice, calling patients the night before to cancel appointments. Give if you can and spread the word.

I joined Hal Sparks, filling in for Stephanie, to talk about Thursday night's Fifth Circuit Court decision on HB2 which effectively shut down 1/3 of the Texas abortion providers effective immediately. Greg Abbott, the Texas State Attorney General -- who gets more and more awful the more you know about him, won his appeal of the stay granted earlier in the week against the TRAP provision requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at area hospitals. Appeals courts in other parts of the country have struck down admitting laws, which means the next step for legal action is the Supreme Court -- where Anthony Kennedy will likely be the deciding vote.

Texas needs us. First, to push back on all the "just let them secede" and "well, of course, it's Texas" sarcasm. The activists there are brave and tireless and spend time on the front lines with little appreciation or recognition. Geography should not dictate access to health, life or Constitutional rights. Also, if you need a thing to affect you directly to get you motivated, this assault on reproductive rights isn't going to stop at the red state borders.

In the segment, I mentioned the book Crow After Roe by Robin Marty and Jessica Mason Pieklo for anyone interested in the extreme right-wing's long term plan on overturning my right to bodily autonomy.

If you want more on the court situation, check out Sam Seder and Cliff Schecter on The Majority Report the morning after the decision.

The easy download/stream is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

You can hear The Stephanie Miller Show live weekdays from 9am-Noon EST and syndicated around the country.
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Category:general -- posted at: 8:22pm PDT
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