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The Morning Mix Project Censored - August 23, 2013 at 8:00am

The Morning Mix, for August 23, 2013 - 8:00am

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Trent, is it possible that

Trent, is it possible that for over two years they have been using the male pronoun and they just made a mistake rather than intentional disregard for Manning's gender identity? Or could it be that they were talking about the past when Manning did identify as a male? If it is indeed the case that it was an unintentional error, please ask your doctor if Paxil is right for you.

I was absolutely horrified

I was absolutely horrified when I listened to KPFA's Project Censored show on August 23rd at 8am and while discussing the Chelsea Mannging case the reporter, Kevin Gastola and his guest, Mickey Huff (my apologies if I am spelling either of these names incorrectly) used male pronouns for Chelsea Mannging throughout the entire program, even after stating that she identifies as transgender and female. KPFA aims to be a progressive radio station, one that I listen to daily and rely on for a thoughtful perspective that is lacking in mainstream, corporate media. As a trans person, I am absolutely horrified that MSNBC did a better job using female pronouns -- the main reporter never once slipped up while interviewing folks from the Transgender Law Center -- than did KPFA's Project Censored. I hope that Mr. Gastola and Project Censored will publicly apologize for the total lack of respect for Chelsea Manning's gender identity. Whena person comes out as transgender in our incredibly transphobic, oppressive society, that is a very difficult step that is met with incredible hatred and disgust by our world. KPFA and Project Censored claim to be fighting these forces that keep people from being true to themselves. This radio show, instead, normalized trans people's identities as a burden on non-trans folks, who then have to be "bothered" to use the correct pronoun. Instead of trying to respect Chelsea Manning, Project Censored served to treat her identity and the identities of all trans people as illegitimate.

Hello from Afar! I'm in

Hello from Afar!
I'm in London and missing my morning routine of cooking, cleaning and writing to all your wonderful morning shows. I am listening to the individual clips of individual programs, but I was wondering whether there is some way you can combine all the morning programs -- from Democracy Now to the music, so I don't have to stop every hour to find the next program.
It would be very convenient to have them "bundled" and would make me feel less homesick... Thanks! :-)
Susan Horcajo - sometime volunteer and dedicated listener from the Bay Area and Central Coast (Salinas).

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