Why is the intersex community particularly hidden? Why does the medical profession treat their intermediate birth sex as a shameful “defect?” Today host Esty Dinur spoke with Dr. Michelle Forcier, UW-Milwaukee LGBT Coordinator and professor Dr. Cary Gabriel Costello, and “Double Exposure” author Bridget Birdsall about trans and intersex people.
What’s going on in the Middle East, from ISIS to Al-Shabab, from Egypt to Tunisia and Iran? What is causing the conflicts? How is all this affecting populations and the environment? On Friday, July 24th, host Esty Dinur talked with Professor Joel Beinin to discuss this and the global forces involved.
Has austerity gone too far? How did we get here and where are we heading? With Greece and the EU, what are likely scenarios for the near and farther future? On Friday, July 17th, host Esty Dinur spoke with economist Doug Henwood to discuss global austerity and what the future holds.
How will the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Canada affect indigenous communities going forward? How will the voices of all survivors be heard? Today host Esty Dinur discussed the reparation efforts and the TRC with former Premier of the Northwest Territories and residential school survivor Stephen Kakfwi, as well as Cindy Blackstock, an activist for child welfare and Executive Director of the First Nations Child Family Caring Society of Canada.
How did slavery, forced migration and the profitable cotton market shape our economy? How do we deal with that past today and recognize those who have suffered for it? On June 19th, host Esty Dinur spoke with author Edward Baptist to discuss this and his book “The Half Has Never Been Told.”
How did the United States bring the Taliban back from the dead? How did Americans resurrect the insurgency that persists to this day? What is the truth behind out country’s longest war? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!