Producer's Note, Tuesday, May 17th, 2017 Live
9 am Opinion & Commentary: What the "woman card" gets you
In a column for TIME Magazine, Susanna Schrobsdorff argues that the “woman card” Donald Trump seems so concerned about carries social benefits that women can use to get ahead – specifically the ability to make deep, supportive friendships with other women. Schrobsdorff talks with MPR News host Kerri Miller for this week’s Opinion and Commentary segment.
Her piece is called “What Donald Trump Gets Wrong About the ‘Woman Card’: http://time.com/4319134/woman-card-donald-trump/
Guest: Susanna Schrobsdorff, assistant managing editor and columnist for TIME.
920 am Is Hillary Good for Women?
Hook: With all the conversation about women voters and the “Woman Card” being played, will Clinton actually be good for women (and women’s issues)?
Description: A recent article in Foreign Affairs magazine asks the question “Is Hillary Clinton Good for Women?” https://www.foreignaffairs.com/reviews/review-essay/2016-02-15/feminist-foreign-policy MPR News host Kerri Miller talks with two guests about Secretary Clinton’s record and rhetoric on women’s issues like parental leave and equal pay. Georgetown professor Michele Swers and author Nancy Cohen take on the nature of a potential feminist Clinton presidency and what the expectations are for our first female president, particularly as it relates to the issues that are traditionally labeled “For Women Only.”
Guest #1: Michele Swers, Prof of Government at Georgetown
Guest #2: Nancy L. Cohen, author whose latest book is “Breakthrough: The Making of America’s First Woman President”
10 am Matt de la Pena
A children’s picture book called “Last Stop on Market Street” has garnered praise from across the literary world for its positive and realistic portrayal of a young boy’s journey through a disadvantaged neighborhood. The book draws readers in to a "day in the life" for young CJ and his Nana as they traverse the city to a soup kitchen. The people they meet on their bus ride are from different races and income backgrounds, but the "preachiness" you might expect from Matt del la Pena the story is absent.
The art work of illustrator Christian Robinson is reminiscent of Ezra Jack Keats’s “The Snowy Day”. “Last Stop on Market Street” won the prestigious Newberry Medal for “most distinguished contribution to American literature for children” and the Coretta Scott King Award for non-violent social change. The illustrations also earned it a Caldecott Honor.
-- Matt de la Peña, writer
-- Christian Robinson, illustrator
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10:50 Thread Question
How did “We Need Diverse Books” campaign start?
11 am Sex Trafficking Debrief
Our colleagues at American RadioWorks are out with a new documentary this month called "Bought and Sold: The New Fight Against Teen Sex Trafficking." Some of the reporting focused on efforts here in Minnesota. In 2014, a new law went into effect that decriminalized underage prostitution. The Safe Harbor law, as it's called, offers shelter and support to young people instead of locking them up in juvenile detention. Minnesota's spent more than any other state to create this alternative response. Correspondent Sasha Aslanian joins Tom Weber to talk about what she learned and play some tape that's not in the documentary.
Correspondent, American RadioWorks
11:20 Sex Trafficking Continued
We continue our hour about sex trafficking in Minnesota with a conversation with Sharyl Whitehawk, whose daughter was a victim of sex trafficking.
Whitehawk recounts her daughter’s harrowing experiences of being forced into prostitution by local gangs. Star and her friend accepted a ride home with some guys they met at Mall of American late. When she realized that she was heading in the wrong direction she told them to let her out , she was then pinned down – unable to move her hands and or legs. They forced her to take drugs(pills) -she talks about how she was repeatedly raped and force-fed drugs. This is common way to get young girls used to prostitution and it is also a reason why women don’t run away: the addiction is too great. As more and more gangs find it harder to make money out of drugs, gangs are turning to sex trafficking --- if they are caught the sentencing is minimal. Gangs also target Native American girls when they go missing. The police departments often do very little.