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Harriett Woods, former Missouri Lieutenant Governor and author of "Stepping up to Power: the Political Journey of American Women,"

Li Anne Taft, Hawaiian transwoman who has been fighting for her right to continue competing as a paddler on a woman's canoe team.

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00:00 Introduction
07:49 Question of the Week
14:22 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
29:09 Harriett Woods, former lieutenant governer and first woman elected to a statewide office in Missouri. She is the former president of the National Women's Political Caucus, and the author of the new book "Stepping up to Power: the Political Journey of American Women." We talk to Harriet about her own life and involvement in politics, as well as some of the challenges that Janet Reno, Hilary Clinton, and other powerful women in politics face.
60:28 Special Message
61:28 Boston area (and some national) announcements
66:00 Li Anne Taft (, a transwoman and paddler on a Hawaiian women's outrigger canoe team since 1996. Li Anne is challenging as gender discriminatory a paddling rule that requires a birth certificate from anyone whose gender is called into question. The rule was recently enacted by a man not affiliated with her team who has long objected to her participation, and who recently ascended to president of the statewide paddling association. Although Li has the support of her teammates, she is being specifically targeted by this man's transphobia, both within the association and in the press. Li Anne is an office operations supervisor who lectures on transgender issues, writes a monthly column on gender for a local magazine and posts a weekly TG news listing for Hawaii on the web at
90:13 End
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