Thursday, June 23, 2005

  • Diamond Giant De Beers Opens First U.S. Store Amid Protests Over Eviction of Bushmen in Botswana


    Diamond giant De Beers celebrated the opening of its first retail store in the United States amid protests decrying the company’s involvement in the eviction of the San Bushmen in Botswana. We speak to the Bushmen organization First People of the Kalahari, rights group Survival International, feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem, and a De Beers consultant. [includes rush transcript]

  • Gloria Steinem Remembers Feminist Writer and Activist Andrea Dworkin


    Feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem remembers writer and activist Andrea Dworkin. She died at her home in Washington in Apri. Steinem says, "She is our Old Testament prophet raging in the hills, telling the truth...She really is a world mind that is still accessible to us through her work, and that is her greatest legacy." [includes rush transcript]

  • Milk Money: How Corporate Interests Shaped Government Health Policy for Women


    Last summer, the Department of Health and Human Services unveiled an ad campaign to promote breast-feeding in the United States. We look at how baby formula corporations put intense pressure on the government to change its approach and eventually reshaped the campaign. [includes rush transcript]