Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

In the aftermath of yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels there are countless questions swirling about what happened and what is the best way to respond.  And, as we do when any big international news breaks we turn to our friend Steve Clemons who is the Washington editor at large for The Atlantic, and who was actually on his way to the Brussels airport on the morning of the explosion and only returned to the US yesterday afternoon, to make sense of what’s going on around the world.  

The phrase ‘All the Single Ladies’ isn’t just the title of a Beyoncé song, it’s also a trend trickling throughout America where over the past few years there has been a stark shift in the number of women who are choosing to marry. In society today only 20 percent of women between the ages of 18 and 29 are married, which is a drastic change when compared to the 60 percent of women married in the 1960s. In her new book All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and The Rise of an Independent Nation Rebecca Traister combs through the history of unmarried women in America and details how they have shaped the nation through politics, economics, and social influence. Rebecca is a writer at large for New York Magazine, and returns to the show today to talk all about the book and this fascinating demographic trend.  

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