#969 Barriers to employment, to health and to the bathroom (Trans Rights)

Air date: 11-17-15

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Today we look at a variety of challenges faced by the trans community that almost no one else ever has to think about

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: I was fired solely because of my gender - Southern Poverty Law Center (@splcenter) - Air Date: 04-13-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Taken By The Breeze - Les Étoiles

00:04:59 Ch. 4: Act 2: Raising transgender kids - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date 4-22-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Kids - MGMT

00:16:48 Ch. 6: Act 3: The Gender Box feat. Miles JaI!! - @LinzerDinzerTV - Air Date: 10-08-12

Ch. 7: Song 3: N/A

00:19:51 Ch. 8: Act 4: Kari Mugo: Critical Conditions - The challenges facing transgender people in the healthcare system - Popaganda (@BitchMedia) - Air Date: 9-10-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: N/A

00:30:50 Ch. 10: Act 5: Healthcare professional calls for care for all - @GLAAD - Air Date: 11-15-13

Ch. 11: Song 5: Luriana Lurilee - Ben McElroy

00:35:19 Ch. 12: Act 6: Lee Mokobe: A powerful poem about what it feels like to be transgender - TED Talks - Air Date: 6-12-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Like A Prayer - Rufio

00:39:53 Ch. 14: Act 7: Leela Ginelle on transphobic myths and the repeal of an equal rights ordinance in Houston - Backtalk (@BitchMedia) - Air Date 11-12-15

Ch. 15: Song 7: When I Grow Up - Garbage

00:50:26 Ch. 16: Act 8: The strategy of saying straight people are terrible will fail - @fakedansavage - Air Date 11-10-15


00:58:16 Ch. 17: Need conflict before one can reach understanding - Nathan from Vancouver, WA

01:00:41 Ch. 18: Why do we hate Amazon? - John from Minneapolis

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

01:03:56 Ch. 19: Final comments on the imperative to see multiple sides of an issue and what's wrong with Amazon

01:12:24 Ch. 20: The public wall of gentle shaming and encouragement featuring Kyle and Michelle

Shaming Music: Spanish Flea - Herb Alpert

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • Perry Thomas
    commented 2015-12-01 04:27:57 -0500
    from GreenAmerica.org:

    Why avoid Amazon.com?

    Worker Abuse:
    From white-collar workers at Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle to the vast network of temporary contractors who stock Amazon’s warehouses, Amazon has been accused of being “worse than Walmart” in terms of worker treatment.

    Environmental Problems:
    At the end of 2014, Amazon committed to move to renewable energy, however, it has yet to announce a deadline for this goal. Amazon, the largest cloud hosting company, is still stalling in terms of transparency, refusing to report its energy usage to the Carbon Disclosure Project.

    Poor Corporate Citizenship:
    Like many corporate behemoths, Amazon has a history of shielding profits overseas, and for years, it fought against charging sales tax on its products. These are just two ways that Amazon has benefited against brick and mortar companies and small businesses.

    Choosing to spend money wisely, in ways that support our values, can have a major impact. This year, if you are shopping online for the holidays, consider one of these alternatives.

  • Rico Boccia
    commented 2015-11-18 11:46:57 -0500
    [You web page edited out the “[quoted text]” in between the second “quote … unquote” in my post.]
  • Rico Boccia
    commented 2015-11-18 11:45:25 -0500
    Language nitpick: When you say “quote unquote,” i.e. with nothing between the quotes, the quotes have no meaning AND we can’t tell where the quote ends. It takes no more time or effort to say “quote unquote” and is much more precise. Hope this helps.
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