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Greetings, everyone. My interview with singer-songwriter  #DarWilliams  about her very funny holiday song. We talked about religion, politics and #LGBTQ issues--perfect for the holiday table! :) 
When Dar Williams first wrote the song song “The Christians and the Pagans,” about a solstice-celebrating lesbian couple who visit devout Christian relativ
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Good morning, everyone. My article on how one Orthodox #Jewish  community in #Detroit  raised awareness about #breastcancer . 
Having grown up within a Orthodox Jewish enclave, Rifky Tkatch, knew that many in her community did not like to talk about cancer. Yet it wasn’t until she conducted interviews in Detroit that she uncovered barriers to screening that stunned her.
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Powerless: Behind bars before his pretrial hearing, unable to work to pay for a good lawyer. #prisonreform  @incarceratedvo
Guest Post, Karen Iris Tucker Thanks to Crimcast for giving me a forum to voice my concerns about my friend, Michael Smith-Baker. Mike is known to many of us as an amazing personal trainer, drill sergeant of a class instructor, and all-around amazing human. Mike is currently being held at Manhattan Detention Complex for a crime I believe he did not commit and to which he has pled Not Guilty. It seems he has been pulled into a mess...
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Greetings, everyone. Today is #Holocaust Remembrance day. I had the opportunity to interview @Sarahhelm1, the author of a new book about #Ravensbrück, an all-women's concentration camp. As she said, some things were "almost unwrite-able." My story for Slate:  
Nestled alongside an idyllic lake, the Ravensbrück concentration camp, 50 miles north of Berlin, was constructed in 1939 specifically to house women.By the end of the war, 130,000 women from 20 European countries had been led through its entrance, often unaware of the danger inside. Most of the camp’s inhabitants...
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Hi Everyone: I recently learned of a beautiful  bichon named Buddy, who is going through a lot of medical problems, similar to the ones I experienced with my bichon, Peeps. If you can help, please do.
Hello my name is Joe and in 2011 I was in a very dark place in my life . This is Buddy I rescued him in 2011 from a neighbor who abandon him for 3 days alone in her apartment due to skipping out on rent she then drop him off on my door step. Off the bat he had all sorts of issues going on. His fu...
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Thoughts on recently losing my 15-year-old Bichon, Peeps.
There’s no blueprint for the cultural process in which to mourn the death of a dog. So how do I commemorate the 15-year life of Peeps, my Bichon Frisé?
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Scott--thank you very much for your thoughtful comment. That's exactly it. We can love all our dogs but we also know that like Buddy, they're individually impossible to replace.
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Greetings, everyone: My interview with Amy Ray of Indigo Girls on her performance on the hit Amazon series #Transparent_tv  and why #Michfest  matters.
It was with some trepidation that Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls stepped onto the set of the Amazon series Transparent. Creator Jill Soloway had invited Ray,
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Greetings, everyone: An article I wrote about #breastcancer screening and how some women may lose insurance coverage if new governmental guidelines are implemented. The story features comments from Congresswomen Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at 41. 
New government breast cancer guidelines downgrade the value of screening women under 50. That could mean higher costs for millions of women with higher risks of carrying the BRCA mutations — like Ashkenazi Jews.
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Greetings, everyone. I am happy to share my interview with #AmyRay  of #IndigoGirls  on their more than three decades of musicianship and experience as #LGBT icons of sorts. 
On their new release, One Lost Day, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, otherwise known as the acoustic-guitar-based duo Indigo Girls, take listeners to rural towns with expansive skies and throttled dreams. Flavored with Tom Petty-esque riffs and enfolded in heartland poetry and stately balladry, the songs feature the simmering politics of...
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Hello, everyone and happy Friday. I am sharing my latest article. Should more Ashkenazi #Jews   get tested for the #cancer  -causing #BRCA   gene? A new initiative offers subsidized screening for all those who want it — but doctors are divided on whether that's a good idea.
Should more Ashkenazim get tested for the cancer-causing BRCA gene? A new initiative offers subsidized screening for all those who want it — but doctors are divided on whether that’s a good idea.
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My interview with Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., on the movie @SelmaMovie, #civilrights and #LGBTQ equality: 
“It cannot wait,” says the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the civil rights movie Selma, which opened nationwide last Friday. King is pleading with President Lyndon B. Johnson to sign the Voting Rights Act. It’s a trenchant scene whose message is not lost on Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who is...
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Lonely brilliant life of gay, Jewish Fab Four manager Brian Epstein. My story on @FifthBeatle graphic novel @JDForward
Beatles manager Brian Epstein struggled with his sexuality and his Judaism right up until he died of a drug overdose. We discuss his legacy with the author of ‘The Fifth Beatle.’
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  • Freelance Journalist
    1989 - present
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Freelance writer and reporter. My regular beats include health, entertainment and cultural politics.
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I have covered women’s health since 1994, and interviewed leading geneticists from around the world on emerging therapies for such publications as Bergen Record, Jewish Daily Forward, New York Sun and MAMM. I have regularly covered arts and culture since 1989, and have contributed to Slate, Time Out New York, Spin, Paper, Interview, the Advocate and Village Voice. My reporting on politics has featured interviews with congressmen Barney Frank, John Lewis and James E. Clyburn, among other elected officials.
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Far-flung subjects I have tackled, all with equal vigor, include pilates for golfers, animal-assisted therapy, roller derby, and latkes.
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