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Mark Narens, attorney for Sherry and Paul Lipscomb, reports on their struggle to regain custody of their trans child

David Barsamian, producer and host of the widely respected progressive talk show "Alternative Radio"

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00:00 Introduction
14:40 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
27:59 Question of the Week:
Do you know if the Native American cultural phenomenon of the "berdache" is still alive and honored or observed?
(from Martin)
32:26 Mark Narens, (, attorney representing Sherry and Paul Lipscomb in their fight to regain custody of their daughter Aurora who was taken from them by the Franklin County Children's Services. Mark fills us in on the Lipscomb's continuing struggle to regain custody of their child, and to gain the most minimal visitation rights.
For more information about this case, listen to the GenderTalk interview with the Lipscombs and their other attorney Randi Barnabee on GenderTalk #273 (8/28/00) .
The Lipscombs need help. Here's what you can do to help them.
61:53 Special Message
62:22 Boston area (and some national) announcements
64:52 David Barsamian, activist author and producer of the award winning syndicated radio program Alternative Radio, has published a handful of books, and regularly contributes articles to progressive magazines. His interview books with leading intellectual activists like Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn have helped make their work more accessible to those inquiring minds willing to look beyond the evening news to find out what's really happening. David's most recently published work is an interview book with legendary intellectual activist Eqbal Ahmed. Prior to that, he published four different books of interviews with Noam Chomsky, as well as interview books on Edward Said and Howard Zinn.
We talked with David about politics, the media, and the importance of alternative voices.
89:12 End
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