The third season of “Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan” debuts Saturday, Sept. 6, announcing its new syndication partnership with AirPlay Direct, which is now distributing the weekly radio show to over 9000 broadcasters and radio members around the world.
The program, with a national and international audience in 110 countries, is hosted by Robin Morgan, award-winning author and, in 2005, co-founder — with Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem – of The Women's Media Center.
Enjoying exponential ratings growth since its birth only two years ago, “WMC Live with Robin Morgan” – which is also available online on iTunes and at WMCLive.com – has been praised by The Huffington Post as “talk radio with a brain.”
Julie Burton, President of The Women’s Media Center, said, “We are so proud of this quality radio program, its remarkable growth, and now this new leap forward in its listenership!”
WMC Live with Robin Morgan tackles today’s hottest topics—covering sex, politics, art, humor, religion, culture, and news stories that go unreported – and is known for its world-class guests. A sampling includes actors Jane Fonda, Marisa Tomei, Kathy Bates, Kathleen Turner, Lily Tomlin, and Kathy Najimy; such business leaders as Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and WNBA team owner Sheila Johnson; literary figures like Ursula K. LeGuin, Rita Dove, and Judy Blume; and such political figures as Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC), Rep. Barbara Lee (CA), Rep. Donna Edwards (NC), Rep. Maxine Waters (CA), Senator Mazie Hirono (HI), and former President Jimmy Carter. Award-winning journalists regularly provide in-depth insight: Christiane Amanpour, Lisa Ling, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Katrina van den Heuvel, Pat Mitchell, Erica Gonzalez, and Dee Dee Myers. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnists Gail Collins, Anna Quindlen, and Connie Schultz have also appeared on WMC Live, alongside activists like Anita Hill, Gloria Steinem, Maria Teresa Kumar, and Sandra Fluke.
Plus, of course, Morgan’s famous, fiery, often hilarious commentaries in the segments Behind the Headlines, Verbal Karate, News You Can Use, The Surrealism Corner, and Fighting Words.
On the fall premiere, Robin’s guests include comedian and Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead on her campaign for reproductive rights — with laughter; Abeer Ayyoub in a direct report from Gaza on the war’s impact on women; and Mary Kay Blakely analyzing media wrongs (and rights) in Ferguson, Missouri.
Other guests for the upcoming season include Olympian Anita DeFrantz, First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray, excommunicated Mormon feminist Maxine Hanks, Kimberle Crenshaw, Pat Mitchell, direct reports from Iraq, new correspondents on assignment, remote-location reports, roundtables, and much more.
Catch Robin on “Good Day New York” on October 27, along with her Women’s Media Center co-founder Gloria Steinem.
“WMC Live with Robin Morgan” can be heard Saturdays at 11am EST here, 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 done successful radio before. She hosted her first radio show, The Robin Morgan Show, at age 5; then at age 8 became a television star on the hit CBS series Mama. Leaving show business in her teens, Morgan became a serious writer, publishing so far 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.
The Women’s Media Center works to make women and girls visible and powerful in the media through strategic programs that transform the media landscape, and that include media training, media monitoring and activism, media reports, media programs, an expert database and special initiatives. The Women’s Media Center also publishes Women’s Media Center Features that provide progressive women’s perspectives on both headline stories and timely events.