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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bruce Jenner, Trans Spokesperson: 'This Is Who I Am'

Monday, April 27, 2015

Listeners in the transgender community: how do you think Bruce Jenner did in presenting his transition to the public? And how do you feel about Jenner as a transgender spokesperson?

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The Takeaway

Roundtable: Coming Out as Trans Later in Life

Monday, April 27, 2015

At the age of 65, Bruce Jenner has announced that he is transitioning. Two transgender women discuss their experiences and what it means to transition later in life. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Clinton Foundation’s Cash Flow; Bruce Jenner's Interview; NYC on Foot

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Clinton Foundation’s questionable cash flow; banning credit checks in the hiring process; a culture of distraction; great NYC walking routes & Bruce Jenner as trans spokesperson.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Hope in Nepal, Tension in Baltimore, and Courage Among the Trans Community

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the earthquake relief efforts underway in Nepal, protests in the streets of Baltimore, and Bruce Jenner's interview with 20/20's Diane Sawyer.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Changing the Conversation on Gender Identity and Orientation

Friday, March 20, 2015

Writer and LGBTQI rights activist Joe Wenke, hip hop artist Y-Love, and fashion model Gisele Xtravaganza discuss changing notions of sexual orientation and gender identity. 

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Selected Shorts

Geography and Time

Thursday, March 05, 2015

A little gender-bending.

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WNYC News

Man Charged in Beating Death of Transgender Woman

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Prosecutors said Dixon punched 21-year-old Islan Nettles in the face and continued beating her after she fell and hit her head on the sidewalk. 

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 412: True Blue

Monday, February 09, 2015

Shane Fairchild, a transgender man lived with his wife Blue Bauer, a transgender woman for almost 6 years. Blue transitioned when she was 54 years old. She and Shane met at a bar and were inseparable until Blue got lung cancer. She died on April 12, 2013. Shane sat down with their friend, Sayer Johnson in St. Louis to remember Blue.

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WNYC News

New York Insurers To Cover Transgender Treatment

Thursday, December 11, 2014

New York health insurers must cover transgender treatment deemed medically necessary under new guidelines set by the Department of Financial Services.

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On Being

Joy Ladin — Gender and the Syntax of Being: Identity and Transition [remix]

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Gender defines us from the moment we’re born. But how is that related to the lifelong work of being at home in ourselves? We explore this question through her story of transition from male to female — in an orthodox Jewish world.

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On Being

[Unedited] Joy Ladin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Gender defines us from the moment we’re born. But how is that related to the lifelong work of being at home in ourselves? We explore this question through her story of transition from male to female — in an orthodox Jewish world.

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WNYC News

Final Barrier for Transgender Community in New Jersey: Birth Certificates

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

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The transgender community in New Jersey is asking the state to catch up to the federal government and allow amendments to birth certificates.

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Death, Sex & Money

College Sweethearts: Transformed

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Liam and Marisa fell in love as college students. Then, Liam began his gender transition. Here, they speak candidly about staying committed through serious change.

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WNYC News

Two Transgender Veterans Win Right to Change Names on US Army Records

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

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Army veterans Nicolas and Jennifer from New Jersey have won the right to change their names on key U.S. Army records to reflect their new genders. 

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State of the Re:Union

Who's Looking Out for Trans Americans?

Thursday, October 02, 2014

There are nearly 1.5 million people in the U.S. who identify as transgender. In this special, stories of trans people at many moments of life, from childhood to adulthood to elders.

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The Takeaway

America's Highest-Paid Female CEO Won't Discriminate Against AI Clones

Monday, September 22, 2014

Martine Rothblatt doesn't fear prejudice. She's a transgendered woman. Two of her hallmark creations were first rejected. Now she's turned her efforts to "mind clones"—and their rights. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Fight Against Climate Change, The Future of Manufacturing, and America's Top Female CEO

Monday, September 22, 2014

            

WNYC News

Why Transgender Vets Can't Get Military Benefits

Monday, September 15, 2014

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A Department of Defense policy that prohibits transgender veterans from changing their name on their discharge forms is preventing vets from getting their military benefits.

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Operavore

Opera As One Explores Gender Change, Identity Struggles

Friday, September 05, 2014

A new opera by Laura Kaminsky looks at a transgender woman coming to terms with herself and her world. David Patrick Stearns reviews the premiere.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Fight For Transgender Equality

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The growing acceptance of the transgender community and the new anthology of medical, legal and personal advice for transgender people and their families is changing the way we conceive of equality. 

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