Rebecca Traister

New York Magazine

Guest

Writer at large at New York Magazine; former senior writer at Salon and contributor to the New York Times magazine; author of Big Girls Don’t Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women.  Her latest book is titled GOOD AND MAD: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger

Rebecca Traister on KCRW

I t rarely pays to be a whistleblower. Chelsea Manning spent years in a military prison. Christine Blasey Ford still receives death threats. Edward Snowden lives in exile in Russia.

The costs of being a whistleblower

I t rarely pays to be a whistleblower. Chelsea Manning spent years in a military prison. Christine Blasey Ford still receives death threats. Edward Snowden lives in exile in Russia.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

One of America’s leading feminist writers says women have changed history since Ancient Greece. The backlash to President Trump was just the beginning.

Rebecca Traister and the Power of Women’s Anger

One of America’s leading feminist writers says women have changed history since Ancient Greece. The backlash to President Trump was just the beginning.

from To the Point

Mary Tyler Moore, Carrie Bradshaw and Hannah Horvath are all members of the single lady TV aristocracy.

"All the Single Ladies"

Mary Tyler Moore, Carrie Bradshaw and Hannah Horvath are all members of the single lady TV aristocracy.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More from KCRW

Lots of news this week.

from Left, Right & Center

Greta Thunberg inspired Fridays for Future--school strikes around the world.  Were the leaders of major polluters paying attention? Not according to what they told the United Nations.

from To the Point

A cartoon on the cover of the Economist says it all: leaders of the world’s two foremost democracies are scrambling to hold on. President Trump is faced with the possibility of impeachment. In the interests of Brexit, Boris Johnson is accused of lying to the Queen and defying Parliament. In both countries, voters are losing trust not just in their elected leaders but in their governments. The UK and the US aren’t alone, as the ideals of western democracy are being challenged by demagogues in other parts of the world.

from To the Point

In a world in which global opinion reigns, public diplomacy rooted in nationalism and propaganda will not save us from pressing crises.

from Scheer Intelligence

Absolute immunity, executive privilege, crony privilege?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

from To the Point

President Trump is holding a press conference at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. In a speech to the U.N.

from News Stories

Trump’s sometimes, maybe lawyer Rudy Giuliani clearly needs an attorney himself as the investigations involving the former New York City mayor mount.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

“Midnight Traveler” tells the harrowing story of Afghani director Hassan Fazili and his family’s displacement as filmed on their cell phones.

from Scheer Intelligence