rape http://wamc.org en "Astonished: A Story Of Evil, Blessings, Grace And Solace" By Beverly Donofrio http://wamc.org/post/astonished-story-evil-blessings-grace-and-solace-beverly-donofrio <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.beverlydonofrio.com/"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Beverly Donofrio</a> is known for her popular memoir <em>Riding in Cars with Boys</em>, where she wrote about her experience as a teen mom.</p><p>Now she's out with a new memoir about a life-changing incident in her mid-fifties — she woke up one night to a rapist in her bed. The book is titled <em>Astonished: A Story of Evil, Blessings, Grace and Solace</em>.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 93315 at http://wamc.org "Astonished: A Story Of Evil, Blessings, Grace And Solace" By Beverly Donofrio The Duke Lacrosse Scandal Explored By William D. Cohan http://wamc.org/post/duke-lacrosse-scandal-explored-william-d-cohan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Despite being front-page news nationwide, the true story of the 2006 Duke lacrosse team rape case has never been told in its entirety and is more complex than all the reportage to date would indicate.<em> </em></p><p><em>The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities</em> by William D. Cohan is the definitive, magisterial account of what happens when the most combustible forces in American culture— unbridled ambition, intellectual elitism, athletic prowess, aggressive sexual behavior, racial bias, and absolute prosecutorial authority—collide and then explode on a powerful university campus, in the justice system, and in the media.</p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 88935 at http://wamc.org The Duke Lacrosse Scandal Explored By William D. Cohan President Jimmy Carter On "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power" http://wamc.org/post/president-jimmy-carter-call-action-women-religion-violence-and-power <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former President Jimmy Carter has written his </span>28th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> book: </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>He writes about his concern that for political or religious reasons, more females have been murdered worldwide than all of the people who have died in every war during that same span of time.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87343 at http://wamc.org President Jimmy Carter On "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power" Eve Ensler And One Billion Rising http://wamc.org/post/eve-ensler-and-one-billion-rising <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A few weeks ago, we were in Manchester Center, VT taping an episode of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Book Show</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with <a href="http://www.eveensler.org/">Eve </a></span><a href="http://www.eveensler.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Ensler</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> - Tony Award winning playwright, performer, and activist, and the author of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Vagina Monologues</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span>Ensler’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> experience performing </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Vagina Monologues</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> inspired her to create <a href="http://www.vday.org/home">V-Day</a>, a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls. The latest off-shoot of V-Day is One Billion Rising.</span></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.onebillionrising.org">One Billion Rising For Justice</a> is a global call to women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in community outside places where they deserve to feel safe but too often do not. It is a call to survivors to break the silence and release their stories – politically, spiritually, outrageously – through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, testimonies and whatever way feels right.</p><p>On 14 February of last year, one billion people in 207 countries rose and danced to demand an end to violence against women and girls. This year the organization is escalating its efforts, calling on women and men everywhere to rise, release, dance and and demand justice!</p><p>After <em>The Book Show</em> portion of the evening, which was a partnership between <a href="http://www.northshire.com/">Northshire Bookstore</a> and WAMC – we had an audience Q&amp;A with Eve. While it was not taped to be broadcast – it was taped, and we felt that what was shared that night should be heard by a larger audience.</p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 83661 at http://wamc.org Eve Ensler And One Billion Rising Best Of 2013 - Non-Fiction - Christa Parravani's "Her" http://wamc.org/post/best-2013-non-fiction-christa-parravanis-her <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Christa Parravani is a photographer, capital region native, and author of the acclaimed new memoir, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0805096531/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0805096531&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Her: A Memoir</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=0805096531" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em> about the life and early death of her identical twin, Cara. For several years after her identical twin died of a drug overdose in 2006, Christa would look in the mirror and see her sister's face staring back at her. No matter where she went, she could not escape the image of her twin.</p><p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59218 at http://wamc.org Best Of 2013 - Non-Fiction - Christa Parravani's "Her" Helen Benedict - Understanding and stopping the crisis of sexual violence in the U.S. Military http://wamc.org/post/helen-benedict-understanding-and-stopping-crisis-sexual-violence-us-military <p>The prevalence of sexual assault in the U.S. Military has been receiving some increased scrutiny Sun, 07 Apr 2013 16:10:26 +0000 61639 at http://wamc.org Helen Benedict - Understanding and stopping the crisis of sexual violence in the U.S. Military New York prosecutor knows rape suspect, passes off case http://wamc.org/post/new-york-prosecutor-knows-rape-suspect-passes-case <p>CARMEL, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban district attorney has asked a neighboring county to handle a child rape case because he is acquainted with the suspect.<br><br>Putnam County prosecutor Adam Levy said Thursday in an emailed statement that he knows 35-year-old Alexandru Hossu of Southeast. His spokeswoman would not elaborate, but The Journal News reported that Hossu is the district attorney's personal trainer.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 60429 at http://wamc.org New York prosecutor knows rape suspect, passes off case The Book Show #1272 - Louise Erdrich http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1272-louise-erdrich <p>Louise Erdrich has been a published and highly regarded author for nearly 30 years but had never won a National Book Award until being cited in November 2012 for her novel, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0062065246/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0062065246&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">The Round House</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=0062065246" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 52970 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1272 - Louise Erdrich On-campus Rape At UMass Amherst Prompts Security Review http://wamc.org/post/campus-rape-umass-amherst-prompts-security-review <p>Four teenagers have been arrested for the rape of an 18 year old UMass Amherst student in a campus residence hall.&nbsp; University officials say they’ll undertake a comprehensive review of security.&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:10:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 50371 at http://wamc.org On-campus Rape At UMass Amherst Prompts Security Review Vox Pop : Open Forum - Akin and the GOP : 8/22/12 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-akin-and-gop-82212 <p>Since apologizing earlier this week for his remarks on rape and pregnancy, Republican Missouri Rep. Todd Akin has been rebuked by democrats and republicans alike, with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney saying he should, “Exit the senate race,” and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus telling him, “not to come,” to next week’s Republican National Convention.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 19:00:00 +0000 46232 at http://wamc.org