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1.  The Rights and Wrongs of the Gov’t Spying on EVERYBODY

A little over a week after we found out that the government has been collecting records of virtually every phone call we have been making and monitoring many of our online communications, we will have a discussion between the Bill of Rights Defense Committee’s Michael Figura & University of Chicago Law School Professor Geoffrey Stone about what’s wrong and right about all of this and what we can do about it.
2.  When DREAMers reunite with their families at the border
Yesterday, three DREAMers (Dream Act eligible immigrant youth) reunited with their deported mothers at the US-Mexico border for the first time in years.  Tune in as we talk with United We DREAM’s Evelyn Rivera about her powerful trip and the message she hopes to deliver to our politicians.
3.  A gang truce in EL Salvador holds and what we can learn from it
El Salvador is considered one of the most dangerous countries on the planet.  But a gang truce that was forged several months ago appears to be holding having very real and positive consequences for the country.  Tune in as we talk with Homies Unidos’ Alex Sanchez about why the truce is holding and what we can learn from it.

4.  The Equal Pay Act turns 50. But is there still a wage gap between men and women?
Tune in as we answer this question with the ACLU’s Deborah Vagins & the Heritage Foundations’ Romina Boccia.
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by Mara Leventhal

cross posted from the Huffington Post

It was an epic PR fight, a fast and fierce PR battle fought by two of the most nationally recognized forces of women’s health advocacy: Planned Parenthood and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. It played out over cable news airwaves and social media updates like Clash of the Titans: Goddess Edition. A seemingly small administrative change by the Komen Foundation, not to give grants to any organization under Congressional investigation, started it all. The change would have, if not reversed today, led to an end to a breast cancer screening program run by Planned Parenthood.  

While it only lasted a couple of cable news cycles, this rapid-fire progression of statements, counter-statements, letters from Congress, major donation announcements and board resignations was a down-and-dirty fight for the title of “True Advocate for Women’s Health.” How far would the outrage over defunding this breast cancer-screening program go?

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