#1442: Women Present And Past Strive For A Peaceable Kingdom

Mar 17, 2017

On this week’s 51%, we meet the president of Peaceable Kingdom that makes cooperative games for kids. And we revisit a Women in History profile. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Donna Jaffe's Peaceable Kingdom makes cooperative games for kids, where players have to work together to win. Wouldn't it be nice if we could all just get along? Jaffe and her team believe in a number of things, such as slowing down and putting screens aside so we can play with our kids, in spending time with friends and in connecting with family. They also believe that doing this for even a little bit every day nourishes our spirit. KALW Inflection Point Host Lauren Schiller brings us her conversation with Jaffe.  

That was KALW Inflection Point host Lauren Schiller speaking with Donna Jaffe, president of cooperative board game maker Peaceable Kingdom. Hear Lauren's other conversations at inflectionpointradio.org. Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller is produced at KALW in San Francisco.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that three transgender students at a Pennsylvania high school can use bathrooms that correspond to their stated gender identities while their lawsuit challenging the school district's policy continues. In issuing a preliminary injunction, the judge said that the students are reasonably likely to win the case on equal protection grounds. Two students born anatomically male who now identify as female and one born anatomically female who identifies as male sued in October. U.S. District Judge Mark Hornak says the Pine-Richland School District has not demonstrated its policy advances an important governmental interest, nor is there evidence that personal privacy is being threatened. In February, the Trump administration ended federal protection for transgender students that allowed them to use public school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities.

With threats against Jewish Community Centers across the country and vandalism at Jewish cemeteries, the name Anne Frank has appeared in the news. For example, the New York City-based Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect advocates for civil and human rights, calling out prejudice and countering discrimination through education programs and grassroots organizing. It alleges President Trump is not responding to a rise in anti-Semitism. And as for the travel ban, of, the group tweeted is, “We look at Muslim refugees and see the Anne Franks of our time.” Gilles Malkine brings us an encore edition of Women in History, a profile of Anne Frank.  

Writer, composer, and actor Gilles Malkine is a resident of the Catskills region of New York. 

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