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This edition: SlutWalks, Sandra Fluke and the New Feminism

Episode Details

Original tape date: March 12, 2012.

First aired: March 14, 2012.

In the wake of Rush Limbaugh's verbal assault on Sandra Fluke, we take a look at the rise of sex-positive feminism and what influence it could have on rape law. Joining us are Deborah Tuerkheimer, Professor of Law at DePaul University, and Rebecca Traister, a contributor to Salon and the New York Times Magazine and author of Big Girls Don’t Cry. Then, Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, are bringing elite education to the masses. David Evans, a computer science professor on leave from the University of Virginia, is co-teaching a course offered by the start-up Udacity on building a search engine that has a hundred thousand students. Evans will join us to explain how MOOCs work and how is using creative means to generate profits from them. And we’ll take a look at the copyright debate raging over access to scientific journals with Nancy Scola, a writer at The American Prospect. Finally, online activism takes on Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony. Sarah Margon of the Center for American Progress and Lisa Shannon of Run for Congo Women examine the campaign.

Guest List

David Evans University of Virginia, Udacity

Sarah Margon Associate Director, Center for American Progress

Nancy Scola Journalist, Contributor, The Atlantic

Lisa Shannon Founder, Run for Congo Women

Rebecca Traister Author

Deborah Tuerkheimer DePaul University College of Law

Jessica Valenti Founder

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