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Shawn Hayward, Vermont native, with a disturbing report on response to the new Civil Union legislation

Karen Kerin, the first openly transsexual woman to run for a seat in the US House of Representatives

John Grebe, one of the organizers of Boston's Independent Media Center, on mushrooming media activism

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00:00 Introduction
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20:13 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
33:27 Shawn Hayward, transactivist and scholar, talks about her experience returning to her home state of Vermont and encountering hostility arising from passage of the Civil Unions act.
Listen to Shawn's previous interviews on GenderTalk #263 (June 19, 2000) and #166 (August 12, 1998)
33:27 Karen Kerin is the first openly post-op transsexual to run for national office (Congress). She is running as a republican for Vermont's sole seat in the House of Representatives. Karen is a former engineer who developed a second profession by earning a master'ss and doctorate in law. She has done post doctoral work at Pepperdine and the University of Nottingham in England.
Karen comments on Shawn Hayward's report from Vermont, and then tells us about some of the issues her constituency faces.
60:38 Special Message
62:33 Boston area (and some national) announcements
67:22 John Grebe (email:, is one of the organizers of the Independent Media Center of Boston, and producer of a radio program called "Sounds of Dissent" that airs in the Boston area Saturdays at noon on WZBC, 90.3 FM. We talked with John about what the Independent Media Centers that are springing up all over the country are all about, and about the Boston IMC in particular. We also talked about past and upcoming demonstrations from Seattle to Philadelphia (July 30) to Boston on October 3.
92:03 End
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