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Caption: An uninformed New York Times reporter didn't know termination reasons are already recorded..., Credit: Susan Cook
A conviction of a protester outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic brings up the question: when will the severity of the violence that follows fr...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2019
  • Length: 08:49
Caption: "...Irrelevant...how'd you get to be irrelevant...", Credit: Susan Cook
Attention Evangelicals! What if Jesus holds the Second Coming down in San Joaquin- you all stuck on the other side of the W--- that You Know Who ju...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2019
  • Length: 05:21
Caption: HCFA-1500 Forms are Required, Credit: Susan Cook
When women exercise reproductive choice, are her reasons for doing so protected as a private communication between a provider and a patient?

  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 06:47
Caption: "The Arc of the moral universe is long but it moves toward justice."., Credit: Susan Cook
The Sixty Second Moral Inquiry today asks if Alabama's long history of lack of compassion toward people of color now appears again in their lack of...

  • Added: May 20, 2019
  • Length: :54
Caption: Boddhisaatva Vow
A Buddhist teacher talking about Compassion told the story of the leader ripping open his vein to feed a starving stranger. Bodily acts coming out...

  • Added: May 18, 2019
  • Length: 08:09
Caption: Species: jodchumaryliz.newjerszeyish.corruptus, Credit: Susan Cook
As Maine's new Governor has formed a transition team. A "How to Honor the Public Trust Guide" might be helpful.

  • Added: Dec 05, 2018
  • Length: 08:59
Caption: A Proverb: He who seeks a compliment sometimes receives the truth..., Credit: Susan Cook
In the Department of Poetic Justice (and Reckoning) with lyrics for the Great American Wrongbook and sung to the tune (Traditional) from "My Old Ke...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2018
  • Length: 02:25
Caption: ...If a body catch a body coming through the rye..., Credit: Susan Cook
The thickness of moral skin is sometimes measured in the willingness of its inhabitants to take on the risk of being the catcher in the rye- the on...

  • Added: Oct 06, 2018
  • Length: 08:19
Caption: How Does Mitch McConnell Know What Goes On in A Woman's Body, anyway?, Credit: Susan Cook photo of an AP photo
From the Great American Wrongbook, possibly sung to "What'll I Do?", the Planned Parenthood GAG order and the GOP's knowledge of what goes on in a...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2018
  • Length: 02:36
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The World Health Organization, a United Nations affiliated committee almost succeeded in passing a resolution affirming breastfeeding as the best,...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2018
  • Length: 05:58
Caption: "The old gray mare...", Credit: Susan Cook
Reconciling one man's self-defined Free Trade Agreements (Eeew) is hard to do. A Poetic Tribute to the lyrical dilemma of paying $130000 for somet...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2018
  • Length: 02:45
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
Rockland, Maine recently celebrated the poetry and life of Edna St. Vincent Millay during a 3-day Festival. A woman's genius valued for its own sak...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2017
  • Length: 05:32
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
From the Trump White House, the latest justification for dismissing legal challenges to the Muslim travel ban is that the Constitution makes the Un...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2017
  • Length: 05:28
Caption: Girls Wanna Have Fundamental Rights, Credit: Susan Cook
Millions of women all over this country are protesting the denial and exclusion of women’s rights by the new Washington, DC throne holder. So to e...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2017
  • Length: 03:09
Caption: Carol Gilligan was Ms Magazine's First Woman of the Year..., Credit: Ed Levy/Boston Globe
If you missed the smearing, cheap shots and character assassination against women this year, and one woman in particular, maybe you were cut off f...

  • Added: Jan 01, 2017
  • Length: 08:11
Caption: In another time- Democratic National Convention 1996, Credit: Keith Meyers/NewYork Times
The Sixty Second Moral asks questions about what is right or wrong in 60 seconds more or less. So, today, we ask, will there be yet another man who...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2016
  • Length: 01:32
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As women in this country grieve the lost opportunity to elect a woman President, the widespread sanctioning of Donald Trump’s sexploitation is ther...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2016
  • Length: 05:11
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
In honor of the upcoming Presidential race, The River Is Wide presents a melding of our favorite features. A Citizen's Guide, A Sixty Second Moral ...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2016
  • Length: 01:34
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The anniversary of the loss of my childhood friend who died from suicide just passed. She, like many women, was sexually abused and never told an...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2016
  • Length: 07:59
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
Today’s Sixty Second Moral Inquiry asks when men engage in sexploitation whose responsibility is it to refuse to sanction or accept as ‘just the wa...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2016
  • Length: 01:14
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
The then director of the Harvard Eating Disorders program gave a talk to a small group of eating disorder mental health providers in my work town. ...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2016
  • Length: 07:33
Caption: Nothing says conspiracy theory like a girl..., Credit: Downeast Magazine
Today The River Is Wide introduces a new specialty item : the two and a half minute Conspiracy Theory. We don’t want to ramble. We’ll keep it brief...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2016
  • Length: 03:14
Caption: ..knowing who you’ve left behind.., Credit: Susan Cook
In my state, a few years ago a bright, articulate local woman ran for the state House of Representatives. Her campaign slogan was ‘Fight Like A Gi...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2016
  • Length: 05:32
Caption: To an itsy bitsy spider...., Credit: Susan Cook
In the Department of Poetic Justice (and Reckoning), The River Is Wide offers a poem that could be sung to the tune from a tune in the public domai...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2015
  • Length: 02:50
Caption: Many women don't still have their "I Believe Anita Hill" buttons., Credit: Susan Cook
Much is heard about the new Republican attack on women, a not- so thinly veiled attack on credibility, the females, that is. Women, you may rememb...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2012
  • Length: 04:46