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Melissa Regan, director and creator of the award-winning short documentary film "No dumb Questions," about three young girls whose uncle is becoming their aunt

Imani Henry, trans playwright activist performer, about his new play and current activism, and reading his poem, "Corn Fed Girl"

" I wanted to be able to capture as much of the real shock and amazement and wondering and talking as it was happening, but at the same time wanted the family to be able to have their private moments. "
- Melissa Regan

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00:00 Introduction and commentary, including:
The new FCC ruling
• A few facts from the Center for Public Integrity:
  • Industry groups the FCC is supposed to be regulating have, over the past eight years, paid for more than 2,500 junkets taken by key FCC officials. Including: Las Vegas (330 trips), New Orleans (173 trips), New York (102 trips), London (98 trips), as well as San Francisco, Miami, Anchorage, Palm Springs, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong, Beijing and Paris. Often, according to the study, the FCC aides merely attend events as observers - but they do so in style, spending the night in elite accommodations such as the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and at the resorts of Amelia Island, Florida, and Hilton Head, South Carolina.
  • 2.8 million in trips: Viacom and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., have paid for trips. So too have lobbying groups such as the National Association of Broadcasters ($191,472 for junkets by 206 FCC officials) and the The National Cable and Telecommunications Association ($172,635 for junkets by 125 FCC officials).
  • The Center for Public Integrity's studies are available on the web at
  • The Democrats said the new rules mean a single company can own in one city up to three TV stations, eight radio stations, the cable TV system, cable TV stations and the only daily newspaper.
  • Learn more about FCC self-directed deregulation
• MSNBC, the Jessica Lynch story, and media's role in a democracy
Radio With a View's Dave Goodman on Ed Kinane, speaking in Boston about witnessing attacks that killed Al-Jazeera reporters
17:07 Sorry, no Question of the Week this week
23:41 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
35:10 The award-winning documentary "No Dumb Questions" is about three young girls whose uncle was in the process of transitioning to being their aunt. But filmmaker Melissa Regan's story is also one of personal empowerment, love, and the potential of human experience.
For more information:
• Cinemax's interview with Melissa Regan
• Read Apple Computer's tribute to Regan's accomplishment
59:49 Special Message
60:38 Boston area (and national) announcements
Join us as we visit once again with activist, writer and performer Imani Henry, whose ground-breaking work and cutting-edge activism inspire the best in us. We talk with Imani about his latest play and activism, and he reads his poem entitled "Corn Fed Girl"
Visit Imani's web site at
88:17 End
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