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Of Power, Predators And Innocent Mistakes: The Complex Problems Of Sexual Harassment

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 7:31am

Writer Cathy Young says the outcry against sexual harassment may be going too far — that punishments don't fit the alleged crimes. Podcaster Kaitlin Prest says people still don't understand consent.

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Power, Consent And Sexual Harassment In The Public Eye

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 7:31am

Writer Cathy Young says the outcry against sexual harassment may be going too far — that punishments don't fit the alleged crimes. Podcaster Kaitlin Prest says people still don't understand consent.

(Image credit: Rich Polk/Getty Images for The Weinstein C)

The Woman Who Popularized The Term 'Sexual Harassment'

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 7:06am

Lin Farley, journalist and author, helped popularize the term "sexual harassment" in the 1970s. She joins NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro to discuss how the term fits the current day.

How Human Resources Handles Sexual Misconduct

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 7:06am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Laurie Ruettimann, a human resources consultant, about how organizations handle sexual misconduct.

NPR's Sexual Harassment Scandal

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 7:06am

Top NPR News executive Mike Oreskes was forced out after allegations of sexual harassment. NPR CEO Jarl Mohn is under fire.

The Woman Who Popularized The Term 'Sexual Harassment'

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 7:06am

Lin Farley, journalist and author, helped popularize the term "sexual harassment" in the 1970s. She joins NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro to discuss how the term fits the current day.

How Human Resources Handles Sexual Misconduct

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 7:06am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Laurie Ruettimann, a human resources consultant, about how organizations handle sexual misconduct.

NPR's Sexual Harassment Scandal

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 7:06am

Top NPR News executive Mike Oreskes was forced out after allegations of sexual harassment. NPR CEO Jarl Mohn is under fire.

The Russia Investigations: D.C. Braces For More From Mueller; Ripple Effects Widen

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 6:00am

D.C. hunkers down, uncertain whether there'll be more legal action from DOJ special counsel Robert Mueller, as the imbroglio contagion spreads. Plus, Big Tech finishes its marathon on Capitol Hill.

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The Russia Investigations: D.C. Braces For More From Mueller; Ripple Effects Widen

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 6:00am

D.C. hunkers down, uncertain whether there'll be more legal action from DOJ special counsel Robert Mueller, as the imbroglio contagion spreads. Plus, Big Tech finishes its marathon on Capitol Hill.

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Big Oil Has A Diversity Problem

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 4:00am

The business wants to attract more women and minorities, but a history of racism and sexism makes that difficult.

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Big Oil Has A Diversity Problem

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 4:00am

The business wants to attract more women and minorities, but a history of racism and sexism makes that difficult.

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Potential T-Mobile And Sprint Merger Falls Apart

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 3:04pm

The third and fourth largest U.S. wireless carriers had been in talks for a long time, but announced Saturday they could not agree on mutually beneficial terms.

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Potential T-Mobile And Sprint Merger Falls Apart

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 3:04pm

The third- and fourth-largest U.S. wireless carriers had been in talks for a long time but announced Saturday that they could not agree on mutually beneficial terms.

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A Former Child Actress On Hollywood And Sexual Assault

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 7:13am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Quinn Cummings, a former child actress, about her article on Esquire.com about Hollywood's culture of sexual predation and how it's often swept under the rug.

Breaking Down The Tax Bill

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 7:13am

House Republicans rolled out their plan for overhauling the tax code. President Trump says he wants to sign the legislation by Christmas. Scott Simon talks with Jim Tankersley of The New York Times.

Skip To 'The Good Part' Of Romance Audiobooks

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 7:13am

For people who love a good romance novel, getting to the steamy moments just got a little easier.

Nonprofits Fear House Republican Tax Bill Would Hurt Charitable Giving

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 4:00am

Even though Republicans promise to preserve the deduction for charitable donations, nonprofits say other proposed changes in the bill could discourage as much as $13 billion in annual giving.

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Netflix Dumps Kevin Spacey From 'House Of Cards' Amid Harassment Complaints

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:00pm

The company had first said it would cancel the series after the 2018 season, then suspended filming of those episodes and now has fired Spacey.

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LAist Editor: Gothamist Network Closings Were Political, Not Financial

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:54pm

Owner Joe Ricketts on Thursday closed local news sites that are part of the Gothamist network. Ari Shapiro talks to Julia Wick who, until Thursday, had been editor-in-chief of LAist.

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