16 January 2013

RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Black Feminist Author Beth E. Richie on Gender Violence and 'Arrested Justice'

Rag Radio podcast:
Black feminist academic and activist
Beth E. Richie, author of 'Arrested Justice'

By Rag Radio / The Rag Blog / January 16, 2013

Black feminist academic and author Beth E. Richie was Thorne Dreyer's guest Friday, January 11, 2013, on Rag Radio,  a syndicated radio show produced at the studios of KOOP-FM in Austin, Texas.

Listen to the interview, here:

Beth E. Richie is Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, and Professor of African American Studies and Criminology, Law, and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Professor Richie has been an activist and an advocate in the movement to end violence against women for the past 25 years.

Her newest book is Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation. In the book, through the compelling stories of Black women who have been most affected by racism, persistent poverty, and class inequality, she shows that Black women in marginalized communities are uniquely at risk of battering, rape, sexual harassment, stalking, and incest.

Richie is also the author of "Compelled to Crime: The Gender Entrapment of Battered Black Women."

Rag Radio has aired since September 2009 on KOOP 91.7-FM in Austin. Hosted and produced by Rag Blog editor and long-time alternative journalist Thorne Dreyer, a pioneer of the Sixties underground press movement, Rag Radio is broadcast every Friday from 2-3 p.m. (CST) on KOOP, and is rebroadcast on Sundays at 10 a.m. (EST) on WFTE, 90.3-FM in Mt. Cobb, PA, and 105.7-FM in Scranton, PA.

The show is streamed live on the web by both stations and, after broadcast, all Rag Radio shows are posted as podcasts at the Internet Archive.

Rag Radio is produced in association with The Rag Blog, a progressive internet newsmagazine, and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Tracey Schulz is the show's engineer and co-producer.

Rag Radio can be contacted at ragradio@koop.org.

Coming up on Rag Radio:
THIS FRIDAY, January 18, 2013:
Activist and writer Lisa Fithian, and editor Mike McGuire: We Are Many: Reflections on Movement Strategy from Occupation to Liberation.
January 25, 2013: Robert Pollin, author of Back to Full Employment.

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