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Jun 8, 2022

About our guest:

Masha Rumer is an award-winning journalist and freelance writer. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Quartz, the Moscow Times,, and elsewhere. An immigrant from the former Soviet Union, she now lives with her family in California, where she is navigating the...

Jun 1, 2022

About our guest:

Lisa  J. White was a senior instructor of Arabic, and former executive director of CASA, the Center for Arabic Study Abroad at the Arabic Language Institute of the American University in Cairo, where she taught for over thirty years.
About the Book:
We are all married to our bodies, for...

May 26, 2022


Yesterday was May 25, 2022, the second anniversary of George Floyds murder. Around the same time, about two years ago, I talked with Shelly Kloba, Democratic Representative of the 1st District at the Washington House of Representatives. We talked about racism, white supremacy, George Floyd killing, and the...

May 11, 2022

An abortion is a medical procedure that ends a pregnancy. It is a basic healthcare need for millions of women, girls and others who can become pregnant. Worldwide, an estimate 1 in 4 pregnancies end in an abortion every year, according to Amnesty International.

But while the need for abortion is common, access to safe...

May 5, 2022

About this episode:

If justice is an essential value in Islam, why have women been treated as second-class citizens in Islamic legal tradition?

In her book Journeys Toward Gender Equality in Islam, Ziba Mir-Hosseini explores how democratic gender laws might be constructed from within the Islamic legal framework. She...