Some new reflections on International Women's Day and then a rerun of a show from 2009. Features a shrewd and funny speech by Dr Jocelyn Elders. She speeks on sexuality, women's health, women's rights, and warped national priorities.
Elders was U.S. Surgeon General until President Clinton fired her for her vocal advocacy of liberal and sane public-health policies. (She opposed both "abstinence-based sex education" and the Drug War.)
Plus some relevant music by The Foremen and James McMurtry.
Elders speech courtesy of the National Radio Project.
"New World Notes" is produced under the auspices (Latin for "oppressive yoke") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.
International Women's Day (March 8) has been observed for over a century.
This installment of New World Notes is available also on The Internet Archive (www.archive.org).
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