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PRI's The World

Crystal meth, skinny jeans and underground bloggers — it's the Iran you never see

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Iranian-British author Ramita Navai says Iran's capital Tehran is full of people who are leading double lives. On the outside, they conform. On the inside, they are true to themselves. She tells their stories in her novel, City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death and the search for Truth in Tehran.

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WNYC News

It's Now Less Dangerous to Carry a Condom in Your Pocket

Monday, May 12, 2014

WNYC

The NYPD will no longer confiscate condoms as evidence from suspected sex workers.

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The Takeaway

The Economics of Sex Work

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The sex trade is a lucrative business, nowhere more than in Atlanta, where it rakes in $290 million every year—more than the underground drug and gun trades combined.

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WNYC News

At Turnpike Stops, the Hunt for Prostitution

Monday, December 23, 2013

WNYC

At truck stops they’re known by many names. Sleeper Leapers. Bunk Bunnies. Lot Lizards. But the state of New Jersey has another name for them: Victims of human trafficking.

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Micropolis

MICROPOLIS: Transgender Training / Sex Work Survival Tips

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

New York City -- universal beacon for gays and lesbians, right? Maybe, but ask some people how safe they feel on the streets, and they'll say, not very. Especially transgender women of color, who speak of constant harassment, threats and actual violence

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The Leonard Lopate Show

An Unsolved Mystery on Long Island

Monday, July 22, 2013

In early 2011, the bodies of four young women were discovered in the brush off Ocean Parkway on Long Island, setting off an investigation into who they were and who killed them. All four women were petite and in their 20s and they all advertised as escorts on Craigslist and Backpage. Award-winning investigative reporter Robert Kolker tells the story of these unsolved murders. In Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery, he reveals who these women were, looks at the shadow world of escorts in the Internet age, and writes about the police investigation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Nassau County Prostitution Sting Targets Johns

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Lane Filler, columnist and editorial board member for Newsday, discusses whether combatting prostitution should be a priority for Nassau County.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Interim NJ Senator, Prostitution Sting, GMO Labels, Baby Name Advice

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Before the new senator from New Jersey is elected in October, the interim senator may have to cast some votes. Todd Zwillich, the Washington correspondent for The Takeaway, is here to discuss. Plus: A prostitution sting in Nassau County targeted johns; Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian talks about the National Security Agency collecting Verizon phone records; author and former dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government Joseph Nye looks to past presidencies for foreign policy advice; Connecticut passes a GMO labeling bill; and a conversation on the limits of acceptable baby names.

Micropolis

Micropolis: Images of Addiction in the Bronx

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

In this episode of Micropolis, WNYC's Arun Venugopal ventures into the home of Michael, a transsexual prostitute and heroin addict -- and, as you can hear in the segment above -- given to baking cookies for her guests.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg on Anti-Trafficking Bill: Spotting a Prostitute Isn't Easy

Friday, June 15, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he’d take offense at the City Council’s anti-sex trafficking bill passed earlier this week meant to stop cabbies from ferrying prostitutes to meet their clients.  

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The Takeaway

Women Trafficked from Mexico to Queens

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Thousands of women are smuggled each year from Tenancingo, Mexico, to Queens, New York through an elaborate sex trafficking ring. The BBC's Laura Trevelyan followed the route and spoke with female victims, pimps and law enforcement officials along the way.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: The Secret Service in Colombia

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What bothers you about the secret service prostitution scandal from the recent summit in Colombia? The risk to the president? The prostitution itself? The reflection on the country? Call us at 212-433-9692 of post your comment here! 

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The Takeaway

Do Colombians Care About the Secret Service Prostitution Scandal?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Secret Service prostitution scandal in Cartagena, Colombia has dominated U.S. headlines and attracted responses from a number of high-profile Americans including the president himself. Obama said last weekend: "If it turns out that some of the allegations made in the press are confirmed, then of course I'll be angry." But what do Colombians think of the whole scandal? Miriam Wells is managing editor with Colombia Reports in Colombia.

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The Takeaway

Secret Service Agents to be Investigated for Misconduct

Monday, April 16, 2012

Eleven Secret Service employees are accused of bringing prostitutes back to their hotel in Cartagena ahead of President Obama's visit for a summit in Colombia. The agents and officers have been placed on leave while the agency investigates their conduct. Although prostitution is legal in parts of Colombia and no law was broken, if the reports are true, the employees still violated rules of conduct. Tim Weiner, author of "Enemies: A History of the FBI," has won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for his work on national security. Weiner explains what happened and why the employees' alleged indiscretions could have put the President Obama's life at risk.

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WNYC News

Debate Over How to Stop Sex Trafficking Puts Focus on Car Services

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Several advocates for sex trafficking victims are pushing the City Council for legislation that would penalize livery car drivers for knowingly transporting individuals forced into prostitution.

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WNYC News

Inside the New Times Square: A Look at Prostitution on Roosevelt Avenue in Queens

Monday, August 15, 2011

For decades, prostitution has plagued the neighborhoods of Jackson Heights and Corona in western Queens – with some authorities dubbing the area the new Times Square.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

William Finnegan on human trafficking

Monday, April 28, 2008

Finnegan talks about the networks of human trafficking and the efforts to help their victims.

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Studio 360

In Bed with the Collector

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Most people outside the art world had never heard of performance artist Andrea Fraser until she installed a video piece called “Untitled” in a New York gallery. In the video, Fraser has sex in a hotel with an art collector she had never met, and who paid her dealer ...

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Paula Vogel

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Paula Vogel is an award-winning playwright and drama professor who crafts her plays around difficult subjects like AIDS, incest, and prostitution. In 1998 she received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for How I Learned to Drive. Her other plays include The Long Christmas Ride Home, The Baltimore Waltz,

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Studio 360

Born Into Brothels

Saturday, January 22, 2005

First-time director Zana Briski’s documentary Born into Brothels is short-listed for this year’s Oscars. A few years ago Briski, a photographer, found herself giving photography lessons to children living in the brothels of Calcutta’s red light district. She told Lu Olkowski about the challenges of trying to change ...

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