Monday, October 19, 2015

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Since 2011, Republican-led states across the country have passed various forms of voter identification laws, which they argue are necessary to prevent voter fraud.  However, advocates of voting rights say that these laws are intended to depress voter turnout among groups that lean Democratic, including low-income and minority voters.  Joining me today to discuss Voter ID laws such as the one in Kansas that requires people to provide proof of citizenship in order to register to vote and how they discourage young voters in particular is Doug Bonney the Chief Counsel and Legal Director of The ACLU of Kansas

Throughout time, the structures and dynamics of families and family life have changed considerably and evolved to reflect the norms and traditions of the day and age in which they are found. In his latest book, Modern Families:Stories of Extraordinary Journeys to Kinship, sociologist Joshua Gamson explores the concept of kinship and captures a new picture of family life through a range of personal tales, including his own. Using these experiences, he details new and unconventional ways to family creation and discusses the social stigma, ethical, and legal issues that are associated with the changing dynamics of the modern family. Joshua joins me today to talk about the book, his personal experience and the importance of understanding the new meaning of family life.  You can also follow Joshua on twitter.

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