Calif. public schools are now required to add accomplishments and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans in social studies curriculums. To learn which parts of LGBT history might be included and how religiously conservative individuals might address this addition, host Michel Martin speaks with Don Romesburg, an assistant professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Sonoma State University.
The "Beauty Shop" women discuss Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's divorce announcement, the criticism Michelle Obama received for eating a 1,700 calorie meal, and the merits of using an alleged rape victim's name in mainstream media. Host Michel Martin speaks with American Studies Associate Professor Duchess Harris, Latina Magazine Editorial Director Galina Espinoza, politics and pop culture blogger Danielle Belton; and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Connie Schultz.
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is driven along Whitehall in central London, Tuesday, July 19, 2011. Murdoch and his son James Murdoch were questioned by a parliamentary committee of British lawmakers Tuesday over the phone hacking scandal.
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Katrina vanden Heuvel is a columnist for The Washington Post and is featured weekly on The Nation.
"We are sorry" read the full-page ads Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. has taken out in Britain, part of a new atonement campaign clearly orchestrated by the public relations firm brought on to help "manage" the company's phone-hacking crisis.