First up, Allison and Jamie discuss Vagina Politics, and how all societies fight to regulate the supply of vaginas.
Special guest: Sara Benincasa (http://www.sarabenincasa.com/,) a comedian, writer, and radio talk show host. She’s famous for her Sarah Palin impersonation, and during the election, she created original web video content for the Huffington Post's humor site, 23/6, a series for which she won an ECNY Award and was nominated for a Webby for best performance, alongside Isabella Rosellini.
We plan on having Sara back on the show, so if any of you have relationship, feminism, political, or sex questions, send them to Citizen Radio, and Sara will answer them! She’s very insightful and super smart on all these topics, so ask anything you want. You can remain anonymous if you want.
Stephen Harper, Canada’s Prime Minister, shut down Parliament. Seriously. In a democracy. Jamie and Allison talk about our Friendly Neighbor To The North’s terrifying moment of authoritarianism.
Also, Iceland refuses to repay Britain’s multi-billion dollar loans. President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson has refused to sign a bill authorizing the payout to Britain and the Netherlands.
In Afghanistan, US-led troops are accused of dragging innocent children from their beds and shooting them during a nighttime raid. Afghan government investigators said the eight students’ ages ranged from eleven to seventeen.
Finally, some good news! Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is kicking Big Business’s ass. The AP reports, “Solis made a splash in October when OSHA slapped the largest fine in its history on oil giant BP PLC for failing to fix safety problems after a 2005 explosion at its Texas City refinery.”
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