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Back in 1991, the term “sexual harassment" wasn’t well understood, and it was rarely talked about. But one woman changed that. We talk to Anita Hill about her experience and the new film about her testimony against Clarence Thomas. Also: A federal court upholds California’s policy of collecting DNA from suspects. We hear what happens when a prime minister tries to shut down Twitter across his entire country. Skin care advocates are mad at the FDA for not allowing more modern versions of sunscreen in the U.S. And we get a preview of what’s in theaters this weekend.

Banner Image: Anita Hill speaks at the Creative Change Awards hosted by Opportunity Agenda at the Paley Center for Media; Credit: Tiffany L. Clark

Producers:
Andrew Walsh
Christian Bordal
Matt Holzman
Jolie Myers
Anna Scott

Twitter, Turkey and Activism 8 MIN, 53 SEC

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan made good on his promise yesterday and shut down Twitter across his country. He declared war on the site after someone posted recordings revealing corruption in his inner circle. Will the ban have any effect? And is Twitter as powerful a tool of political change as it’s made out to be?

Guests:
Zeynep Tufecki, University of North Carolina (@zeynep)

DNA Evidence 7 MIN, 6 SEC

If you get arrested for a felony crime here in California, the police can take a sample of your DNA. If you’re found to be innocent, though - and you aren’t convicted of the crime - the police will still hang onto your DNA profile. Privacy advocates hate this practice, and the ACLU challenged it in court. Yesterday, a federal court upheld it, and said California authorities can continue taking and storing suspects’ DNA.

Guests:
Josh Gerstein, Politico.com (@joshgerstein)

Books on Film 9 MIN, 23 SEC

We have a very literary Friday film segment today. Divergent hits the big screen, The Giver gets a film adaptation and there’s a David Foster Wallace biopic in the works.

Guests:
Kim Masters, host, 'The Business' (@kimmasters)
Tim Hayne, Moviefone (@Tim_Hayne)

Anita Hill 14 MIN, 25 SEC

Back in 1991, the term “sexual harassment" wasn’t well understood, and it was rarely talked about. But one woman changed that. A new film looks at Anita Hill’s testimony against Clarence Thomas, who went on to become a Supreme Court Justice. Her stance changed American culture and her own life forever. She joins us to talk about her experience and the new documentary.

Guests:
Anita Hill, Brandeis University
Freida Lee Mock, director, 'Anita'

Sunscreen Envy 6 MIN, 50 SEC

If you’re planning a trip this summer to Europe, Asia, Central or South America, one thing you probably shouldn’t pack is sunscreen. Not because those places don’t have sun. But, according to a coalition of public advocacy groups and dermatologists, they all have better sunscreen than you can buy here in the U.S. The PASS Coalition says new, more effective sunscreen ingredients have been held up for years awaiting approval by the FDA.

Guests:
Wendy Selig, Melanoma Research Alliance (@wendyselig)

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