Women, War & Peace: Featuring Nobel Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee and the Liberian women's peace movement are featured in Women, War & Peace, a five-part PBS series that challenges the conventional wisdom that war and peace men's domain. Below, executive producer Abigail Disney describes her reaction to Leymah Gbowee's 2011 Nobel Peace Prize win. ...more
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Hooray! Three Women Win the Nobel Peace Prize!

One organized a sex strike to end Liberia’s brutal civil war. Another became Africa’s first female president after galvanizing Liberian women to march for peace. The third, a journalist and mother of three, is fighting for democracy in Yemen. When she heard she’d won the Nobel Peace Prize, sharing it with two African sisters, Tawakul Karman was out protesting in the streets. No wonder she’s known as the “Mother of the Revolution”? ...more
@BB32 Agreed BB32. Its great to see multiple women recognized for their individual ...more

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Intellectual Property, and Us

This MLK day, I am sharing a public radio broadcast I heard on WWNO in New Orleans Saturday, "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Public Imagination." ...more

Very true. The poem, Remembering a Life, holds so great a message that allows it to fit any ...more

On President Obama's Nobel

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Sexy Stars

Ok….I have said it a few times over the months. I realize that people are really reading when they start make reference to my personality characteristics as part of my natural quirks….like a trademark or sign of my being. Apparently, some kind folks have noted that I have the tendency to analyze people according to their horoscope sign. While I could easily contend that it is my bayou upbringing a little to the west of New Orleans, I have always enjoyed seeing if someone matched a specific indicator about their personality. For example, my mother named me Diana. ...more