AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


CRITICAL WOMEN HEADLINES

2/15/11

Women's Work: Triangle Fire, 100th Anniversary


Triangle Fire: A commemoration and remembrance of the buried history of the 146 immigrant sweatshop workers, mostly women and teenage girls, who perished behind locked doors on March 25, 1911 at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Manhattan at Washington Place and Greene Street. Imparting special meaning to the labor protests breaking out now in Wisconsin and across the country, to defend the rights for which these unsung workers had fought so hard up until their senseless deaths at the hands of unscrupulous bosses. And where it all began. Also, an interview with the filmmaker.

LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE

*Airing on PBS stations throughout March, Women's History Month




...And the buried history on this 100 year anniversary of the worst workplace carnage in NY history prior to 9/11, killing these labor activists who had so valiantly struggled for union rights that workers possess today.





**Cop Beat: What's going down with the NYPD at Occupy Wall Street: Former cop and regular commentator Stephen Ryder talks police macing of women protesters, lead gloves and swinging clubs. And why 'Deputy Inspector Anthony 'Tony Two Shoes' Bologna needs to be fired. And then arrested.' Ryder was also bodyguard to the late Lou Schweitzer, founding father of WBAI Radio. 

**News Beat: Newsday's freelance reporter Emily Ngo talks Dominique Strauss-Kahn developments and other recent news events.

**Jerry Stiller In Conversation: The Seinfeld and King Of Queens feisty seasoned comic phones in from LA and doesn't want to hang up. As he delves into the big thrill of always devilishly playing against type as an actor, surviving McCarthyism, and stealing silverware with Anne Meara.

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