sexuality http://kuow.org en Manning Could Move To Civilian Prison For Hormone Therapy http://kuow.org/post/manning-could-move-civilian-prison-hormone-therapy The Pentagon is working on a prison transfer for convicted WikiLeaks source Pvt. Chelsea Manning, who has requested hormone therapy. Wed, 14 May 2014 11:44:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 34423 at http://kuow.org Manning Could Move To Civilian Prison For Hormone Therapy Sex and Synapses: Rethinking Female Sexuality http://kuow.org/post/sex-and-synapses-rethinking-female-sexuality <p>Steve Scher sits down with feminist writer Naomi Wolf to talk about her book, "Vagina: A New Biography." In it she explores the scientific and cultural connections between the human brain and female sexuality.</p><p><em><a href="http://kuow.org/post/naomi-wolf-sexuality-and-creativity">This interview originally aired on December 4, 2012</a>. </em> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:07:03 +0000 Steve Scher & Christine Streich 27793 at http://kuow.org Sex and Synapses: Rethinking Female Sexuality Wash. Colleges Start Tracking Students' Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity http://kuow.org/post/wash-colleges-start-tracking-students-sexual-orientation-and-gender-identity <p></p><p>Bringing new meaning to "student orientation," Washington community and technical colleges will start asking students their sexual orientation and gender identity when students register for classes this year.</p><p>Laura McDowell, spokeswoman for Washington State Board of Community &amp; Technical Colleges, said it was <a href="http://diversity.highline.edu/lgbtq.php">students</a> who proposed the&nbsp;colleges start tracking the data.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:29:20 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 16024 at http://kuow.org Wash. Colleges Start Tracking Students' Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity House Bill Would Regulate Conversion Therapy http://kuow.org/post/house-bill-would-regulate-conversion-therapy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new House bill proposed by State Representative Marko </span>Liias<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> would establish a panel to investigate the effects of sexual orientation conversion therapy&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">-- also known as 'straight camp' --&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">for minors in Washington state. </span>Liias<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is one of several openly gay legislators in Washington, and he said in a press release that conversion therapy has “no basis in science or medicine, and it is vital that we bring together the proper health experts to better understand the impacts.”</span></p><p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 19:53:34 +0000 PRODUCER 8594 at http://kuow.org House Bill Would Regulate Conversion Therapy Boy Scouts May End Ban On Gay Scouts And Leaders http://kuow.org/post/boy-scouts-may-end-ban-gay-scouts-and-leaders <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Boy Scouts of America are thinking about ending their ban on gay scouts or scout leaders.&nbsp; How are scouts responding in the Northwest?&nbsp; Were you ever involved with the Boy Scouts?&nbsp; How would this change affect you? Ross Reynolds takes your phone calls.</span></p><p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:20:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 7331 at http://kuow.org Boy Scouts May End Ban On Gay Scouts And Leaders Top 5 Shows In 2012: Arwen Nicks' Favorite Conversations http://kuow.org/post/top-5-shows-2012-arwen-nicks-favorite-conversations <p>I feel extremely fortunate that I get to work on <em>The Conversation</em> with Ross Reynolds and David Hyde (and the interns — hi interns!) But! I've been tasked with picking a mere five conversations that are my favorite from 2012 and thus, in no particular order here are my favorites.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>1. </strong>There is a joke around here that if a book has been written about the way the brain works, I will pitch a show on it. It is funny because it is true. My very favorite interview from the year was when Ross sat down with neuroscientist&nbsp;<a href="http://www2.kuow.org/program.php?id=26880">Simon LeVay</a>&nbsp;to talk about his book on the science of sexual orientation, "Gay, Straight and the Reasons Why."</p><p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Arwen Nicks 5266 at http://kuow.org Top 5 Shows In 2012: Arwen Nicks' Favorite Conversations