Rundown for November 16, 2017
Transgender Inmate Sues Massachusetts! A transgender woman who is serving a sentence for a nonviolent drug offense is suing the Massachusetts Department of Correction in an effort to be treated as a woman. The inmate, referred to in the lawsuit as Jane Doe, has identified as female and been receiving hormone therapy for almost forty years. She says that being held in an all-male prison has subjected her to taunting, groping, and embarrassing strip searches. Do you think prisoners should be housed according to gender identity or should it be based on anatomy? Call in and add your voice to the mix!
WBZ Cares! As part of our ongoing WBZ Cares series, we take some time every month to highlight a local charitable organization and the good work they do in the Greater Boston community. This month, we welcome in Toni Wiley, Executive Director of the Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center (STEC), to talk about what STEC is all about and how you can get involved or find out more. Call in with your comments or questions and be a part of the show!
Time For Senator Franken To Step Down? A California radio and TV host has come forward and accused Senator Al Franken of groping her and kissing her without her consent. Franken has apologized, but does that go far enough? Should Senator Franken step down from his Congressional seat? Shouldn’t those calling for Roy Moore to step down also join the chorus to remove Franken? Does this just prove Democrats don’t actually care about women and are simply using the Roy Moore accusations to score political points? Call in and sound off!