sex http://wamc.org en The Book Show #1334 - Eve Ensler http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1334-eve-ensler <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Playwright, author and activist <a href="http://www.eveensler.org/">Eve Ensler </a>traces many paths of reconnection in her memoir, <em>In the Body of the World</em>.</p><p>It is the path of reconnection with her body, after she is diagnosed with cancer; with the people of the world, in the face of injustice and abuse; and with the earth.</p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 83339 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1334 - Eve Ensler Thomas Maier On The Couple Who Taught America How to Love http://wamc.org/post/thomas-maier-couple-who-taught-america-how-love <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;cad=rja&amp;ved=0CDgQFjAA&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sho.com%2F&amp;ei=M4zZUuCzF9HUsATe3IDwCw&amp;usg=AFQjCNGT_23HFlhGTmN7ouZsL8a5grromw&amp;sig2=VdNtSMiyDAkdqiH3w3Zplw&amp;bvm=bv.59568121,d.cWc">Showtime's</a> dramatic series </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Masters of Sex</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, starring Michael Sheen and </span>Lizzy<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Caplan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, is based on this real-life story of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson.</span></p><p>Convincing hundreds of men and women to shed their clothes and copulate, the pair were the nation’s top experts on love and intimacy. Highlighting interviews with the notoriously private Masters and the ambitious Johnson, critically acclaimed biographer <a href="http://www.thomasmaierbooks.com/">Thomas Maier</a> shows how this unusual team changed the way we all thought about, talked about, and engaged in sex while they simultaneously tried to make sense of their own relationship.</p><p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82089 at http://wamc.org Thomas Maier On The Couple Who Taught America How to Love "Sex Itself" By Sarah Richardson http://wamc.org/post/sex-itself-sarah-richardson <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Human genomes are 99.9 percent identical—with one prominent exception. Instead of a matching pair of X chromosomes, men carry a single X, coupled with a tiny chromosome called the Y.</span></p><p>Using methods from history, philosophy, and gender studies of science, Sarah Richardson examines in her new book, <em>Sex Itself</em>, how gender has helped to shape the research practices, questions asked, theories and models, and descriptive language used in sex chromosome research.</p><p>Sarah Richardson is assistant professor of the history of science and of studies of women, gender, and sexuality at Harvard University.</p><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 80199 at http://wamc.org "Sex Itself" By Sarah Richardson "Fear Of Flying" By Erica Jong http://wamc.org/post/fear-flying-erica-jong <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Before Hannah from </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Girls</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and Anastasia Steele from </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">50 Shades of Grey</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and Carrie Bradshaw from</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sex and the City</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, there was </span>Isadora<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Wing -the uninhibited outspoken protagonist of </span><a href="http://ericajong.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Erica </a><a href="http://ericajong.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Jong</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> revolutionary novel </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Fear of Flying</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>It caused a national sensation fueling fantasies, igniting debates about women and sex, introducing a notorious phrase into the English language. Now 40 years later <em>Fear of Flying</em> has inspired and shocked millions of readers.</p><p>In honor of its 40 year anniversary the book is being re-released in two beautiful editions, one hard cover and the other a classic paperback.</p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78205 at http://wamc.org "Fear Of Flying" By Erica Jong "Venus in Fur" at CapRep http://wamc.org/post/venus-fur-caprep <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thomas </span>Novachek<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a writer-director, laments the woeful parade of actresses who have auditioned for his new play, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Venus in Fur</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Enter </span>Vanda<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, an out-of-work actress, who is the epitome of every fault he has described: crude, desperate and needy &ndash; or is she?</span></p><p>In the course of 90 minutes, we discover there is much more to Vanda, as she turns the tables and takes charge in this sexual roundelay about power and powerlessness. The play, written by David Ives, is currently running at <a href="http://www.capitalrep.org/">Capital Repertory Theatre</a> in Albany, NY and stars Timothy Deenihan as Novachek and Jenny Strassburg as Vanda.</p><p>Jenny joins us along with Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, Producing Artistic Director at Capital Rep and director of <em>Venus in Fur</em>, to tell us more.</p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75149 at http://wamc.org "Venus in Fur" at CapRep Vox Pop : Open Forum - Political Sex Scandals, Do They Matter? : 5/28/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-political-sex-scandals-do-they-matter-52813 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A </span>Marist<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Institute poll released this morning shows former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner is gaining support in his run for mayor of New York City, with 19 percent of voters saying they would nominate him on the democratic ticket, second only to current City Council Speaker Christine Quinn with 24 percent.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 19:00:00 +0000 65725 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum - Political Sex Scandals, Do They Matter? : 5/28/13 "Dollars and Sex" by Marina Adshade http://wamc.org/post/dollars-and-sex-marina-adshade <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Like <em>Freakonomics</em>, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1452109222/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1452109222&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Dollars and Sex</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1452109222" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em> takes economics and converts it into a science by applying the principles of supply and demand, and other market forces, to matters of love, courtship, sex, and marriage.</p><p>As she does in her blog, author Marina Adshade explores the marketplace for sex and love using research, economic analysis, and humor to reveal just how central the interplay of libido, gender, love, power, and economic forces is to the most important choices we make in our lives. Call it "Sexonomics."</p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 60634 at http://wamc.org "Dollars and Sex" by Marina Adshade Barrington Stage Company - Debra Jo Rupp and Mark St. Germain http://wamc.org/post/barrington-stage-company-debra-jo-rupp-and-mark-st-germain <p>Mark St. Germain&#39;s&nbsp;new play, <a href="http://barringtonstageco.org/events/64175/dr-ruth-all-the-way/"><em>Dr. Ruth, All the Way</em></a>, is running on the St. Germain Stage through July 21st. The one-woman show stars Debra Jo Rupp as - who else? - Dr. Ruth.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 42191 at http://wamc.org Barrington Stage Company - Debra Jo Rupp and Mark St. Germain Barrington Stage Company - Dr. Ruth http://wamc.org/post/barrington-stage-company-dr-ruth <p>We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Ruth to the show. This segment begins with her instructing Joe to say &quot;sex&quot; with more enthusiasm - and just keeps getting better from there!&nbsp;</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 13:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 42190 at http://wamc.org Barrington Stage Company - Dr. Ruth