'Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan' Airs 100th Episode
"Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan" - a nationally and internationally syndicated weekly radio show with an online audience in 110 countries - reached a milestone on Saturday, airing its 100th episode.
"We've had the most amazing mix of guests: poets, novelists, choreographers, fight-back women," "WMC Live with Robin Morgan" Host & Women's Media Center Co-Founder Robin Morgan said in noting that guests have included movie stars, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, congresswomen, engineers, computer pioneers, lawyers, academics, bloggers, rabbis and musicians. "Women in the headlines and women nobody ever heard of until they were interviewed on this program. They may be my favorites: the grassroots activists who change the world."
"WMC Live with Robin Morgan," produced by The Women's Media Center, launched just over two years ago, and continued broadcasting through Hurricane Sandy. Highlights have included Morgan's on-air public announcement about having been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, which she led to a national Women's and Parkinson's Disease Initiative. Activists turned to Morgan to bring international attention to a Saudi government crackdown on women defying a driving ban. Earlier this year, former President Jimmy Carter was the program's first male guest, and made news by joining Morgan in a public criticism of Amnesty International for not realizing that prostitution is a human-rights violation.
"We are so proud of 'WMCLive with Robin Morgan'," said Julie Burton, president of the Women's Media Center. "The show is an example of what can be achieved when women create and define our own media."
"WMCLive with Robin Morgan" has experienced exponential ratings growth since it began. Last month, the show entered its third season and new syndication partnership with AirPlay Direct, which is now distributing the show to over 9,000 broadcasters and radio members around the world. Regina K. Scully/Artemis Rising Foundation is the founding sponsor.
"Three hundred and twenty-two interviews, 100 episodes down and thank you for being with us throughout them," Morgan said during the broadcast. "Onward to the next 100!"
"WMCLive with Robin Morgan" tackles today's hottest topics - covering sex, politics, art, humor, religion, culture, and news stories that go unreported. Morgan's commentaries are fiery, funny, and controversial, and recent guests have included Jane Fonda, Sheryl Sandberg, WNBA team owner Sheila Johnson, Lily Tomlin, Poet Laureate Rita Dove, Sen. Maisie Hirono, Christiane Amanpour, Anita Hill, Gloria Steinem, Sandra Fluke, Robin Givens, Kathleen Turner, Debra Winger, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray.
In addition to its broadcast syndication, the show can be heard Saturdays on http://wmcLive.com, where you can also access all previous shows, and can be streamed, downloaded, and/or subscribed to on iTunes.
Morgan - a best-selling author, political theorist, activist, journalist and award-winning poet - has published more than 20 books, including the now classic anthologies: Sisterhood Is Powerful, Sisterhood Is Global, and Sisterhood Is Forever; her best-selling The Demon Lover: The Roots of Terrorism; her recent novel The Burning Time; and her latest nonfiction work, Fighting Words: A Tool Kit for Combating the Religious Right. She has appeared on "MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports" and "Jansing & Co.," "The Charlie Rose Show," "NBC News," "C-SPAN," "Good Morning America," "The Today Show," "CBS This Morning," "The Tonight Show," "Larry King Live" and numerous other programs around the world.