home birthing

TTT Mon, Nov 15 @9AM: RELIGION IN TWIN CITIES: Dividing or Uniting?; FirstPersonRadio: Tretter Collection; TTT Nov 7: Home Birthing

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Back on September 22nd, yet another attack in the Catholic Church’s war against gay marriage was launched, spending $1 million for the Knights of Columbus to produce and send 400,000 DVDs to Catholics throughout the realm of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The DVD admonishes all Catholics – and sympathizers – to lobby the coming Legislature for a state Constitutional Amendment to essentially ban gay marriage by defining marriage as a union only of one man and one woman. That these weren’t out less than six weeks before the General Election couldn’t have been an accident, but their effect on the election remains to be tabulated, if ever. We know what happened to the DFL majorities in the House and Senate.

One response was the formation of a group calling itself ReturnTheDVDs, urging all DVD recipients to either refuse delivery or send back the DVD in protest. Another saw the Basilica of St. Mary’s artist-in-residence, Lucinda Naylor, deciding to gather up as many of the DVDs from volunteer donors to create a sculpture out of them. She painted the hundreds she received blue and turned them into a piece of interlocking discs called “The Wave.” Yet another was a scathing essay written by Father Mike Tegeder, pastor of St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Bloomington and another by the Rev. Clifford Robinson, St. Luke's Episcopal Church of Minneapolis. (Remember, elevation of the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopalian Church, V. Gene Robinson, sparked a schism among Anglicans everywhere, and Robinson is resigning or retiring in 2013 in part because persistent death threats have rocked his marriage.)

At about the same time this was happening locally, a new book co-written by author, Robert Putnam of Bowling Alone fame was published. CalledAmerican Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, the book attempts to explain the dichotomy between America’s penchant for religion and our concomitant tolerance for religions other than our own.

Andy Driscoll interviewed Robert Putnam for this show and we were to be graced with participation in this week’s conversation by his co-author, David Campbell. We’ll hear excerpts from that interview, but, sadly and inexplicably, Dr. Campbell canceled out this past week.

However, TTT’s ANDY DRISCOLL and LYNNELL MICKELSEN welcome this week’s guests for a lively conversation about the role religion plays in uniting or dividing us, with an emphasis on religion’s, especially the Catholic and Episcopalian faiths’ responses to the reality of same-sex relationships, no longer as closeted and demanding a place not only in society but in the congregations of their choice. We’ll also discuss the roles churches should or should not play in mixing their spiritual missions with the more corporal business of secular politics. Join us and join in the discussion: Call 612-341-0980 and be a part of TruthToTell – always.

REV. LEEANNE WATKINS - Rector, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Saint Paul

REV. MICHAEL TEGEDER - Pastor, St. Edward's Catholic Church, Bloomington, MN

LUCINDA NAYLOR – Former Artist-in-Residence at Basilica of St. Mary, Creator of "The Wave" DVD Sculpture

CANCELLED: DAVID CAMPBELL - Co-Author, AMERICAN GRACE: How Religion Unites Us and Divides Us 

The Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis (Dennis McGrath) stated that they do not participate in such discussions, unless there's a theological conference or something of similar gravity involved.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
 

Tretter collection a treasure trove for GLBT studies

After decades of gathering materials, Jean-Nickolaus Tretter has donated his considerable collection to the University's Special Collections and Rare Books library. One of the largest private collections of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) materials in the world, Tretter's collection is being installed at Andersen Library.

Jean-Nickolaus Tretter (left) with Timothy Johnson, U libraries curator. Photo by Amy Marie Amundson

Jean-Nickolaus Tretter (left) with Timothy Johnson, U libraries curator. Photo by Amy Marie Amundson

The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies contains over 10,000 items such as personal papers and first-edition books. It includes items as ancient as Egyptian fertility objects, as campy as gay and lesbian pulp novels from the 1950s, as regional as Minnesota starolite orthorhombic prisms (known as “fairy stones"), and as historically important as a book pulled from the burning of the Hirschfeld library in Berlin in 1933.

“It is very gratifying to realize that now anyone interested in GLBT Studies or research will have to seriously consider the University of Minnesota as the place to go,” said Tretter. “No longer will those interested in researching our communities and cultures be restricted to the coastal universities to do work in this field.”

Linnea Stenson, program director of the Schochet Center for GLBT Studies, concurs. “The Tretter Collection, in all its depth and breadth, provides the very best kind of resource to accomplish valuable interdisciplinary work: a treasure trove of primary sources,” says Stenson. “It is foundational to the work the Schochet Center for GLBT Studies has set about doing.

Guest: JEAN-NICKOLAUS TRETTER – GLBT ARCHIVIST

 

Monday, November 15, 2010

After years of "professionalization" and “medicalization” of the entire parenting process from conception through delivery, many families, say, women, are opting for a simpler method, in the home with a successor to the old days of midwifery, the modern, professional midwife, or licensed midwife, or doula.

The medical profession appears pretty unhappy over this turn of events and is arguing against home birthing for all the reasons medical intervention was introduced to begin with decades ago: it’s essentially the only really safe way to deliver and, in that setting, all the options for emergency deliveries are close at hand.

TruthToTell’s ANDY DRISCOLL and LYNNELL MICKELSEN explore with advocates from all sides of this controversy, much of which has landed in the halls of state capitols and in the medical journals, especially those of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the AMA. But midwives and home birthing advocates have successfully pushed for laws allowing the home birthing of children and still have access to and coverage for emergency medical procedures and pediatric follow-up care for infants.LISTEN BELOW for this fascinating discussion.

GUESTS:

KATHERINE PROWN, PhD – The Big Push for Midwives

KIM GARRETT – Dearborn Midwifery; Certified Professional Midwife, Licensed Midwife

SUNDEE KUECHLE - Home Birth Mother

JENNIFER PEOPLES, MD, OB/GYN (Called in voluntarily)

 

 

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Start looking around for facts and figures and stories about a topic you'll think interesting, and, sure as hell, you'll stumble on a major controversy boiling in the background. Such is it with home birthing.

Human history would reveal the many, perhaps hundreds of ways babies have come into this world over the millennia. Most of them would likely NOT have involved hospitalization, particularly regular prenatal visits to a medical professional.

On-air guests:

KATHERINE PROWN, PhD – The Big Push for Midwives

KIM GARRETT – Dearborn Midwifery; Certified Professional Midwife, Licensed Midwife

SUNDEE KUECHLE - Home Birth Mother

JENNIFER PEOPLES, MD, OB/GYN (Called in voluntarily)

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After years of "professionalization" and “medicalization” of the entire parenting process from conception through delivery, many families, say, women, are opting for a simpler method, in the home with a successor to the old days of midwifery, the modern, professional midwife, or licensed midwife, or doula.

The medical profession appears pretty unhappy over this turn of events and is arguing against home birthing for all the reasons medical intervention was introduced to begin with decades ago: it’s essentially the only really safe way to deliver and, in that setting, all the options for emergency deliveries are close at hand.

There’s the rub and that’s what TruthToTell’s ANDY DRISCOLL and LYNNELL MICKELSEN will explore with advocates, hopefully from all sides of this controversy, much of which has landed in the halls of state capitols and in the medical journals, especially those of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the AMA. But midwives and home birthing advocates have successfully pushed for laws allowing the home birthing of children and still have access to and coverage for emergency medical procedures and pediatric follow-up care for infants. Join us Monday morning for this fascinating discussion.

GUESTS:

KATHERINE PROWN, PhD – The Big Push for Midwives

KIM GARRETT – Dearborn Midwifery; Certified Professional Midwife, Licensed Midwife

SUNDEE KUECHLE - Home Birth Mother

INVITED: ANDREA FLOM, MD – President, Minnesota Section, American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology OR another spokesperson for ACOG's position

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TruthToTell Nov 8: ELECTION BLUES? Or a Progressive Call to Action? AUDIO HERE

The junkiest of us political junkies can't help but dissect the stunning outcomes of the 2010 election, especially Minnesota's swing to a Republican majority in both houses of the state legislature. This junkie actually thought that reports of Democratic deaths were greatly exaggerated - that people would come to their senses and not vote - yet again - against their own best interests. But they did, whether they believe it now or not.

After a day or two of catching breaths and turning off the media clatter that consumed us before and immediately after the voting ended Tuesday night, we try to examine the ramifications, especially the depth of this touted revolution. Does it really run as deep as its celebrants believe? Or will history come back to bite them in the ass as it has after so many of these so-called political overhauls have. 1910, 1938, 1946, 1974, 1994, 2006. History is rife with midterm backlashes against sitting majorities and/or Presidents of the time only to see the public mood invariably swing back two years later to re-elect those presidents to a second term.

A week will have gone by when, the governor's race recount scheduled and some perspective having actually set in, we bat around the fallout and prospects for the coming Legislature – as well as the future – especially in light of the coming redrawing of our eight Congressional district boundaries and those defining our legislative districts.

TTT's ANDY DRISCOLL and LYNNELL MICKELSEN talk with former and present officeholders and the one observer of recounts to publish his own book about it. Join us Monday morning.

GUESTS:

STATE REP. KAREN CLARK (DFL-61A) – Current Chair, Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division

STATE REP. JEFFREY HAYDEN (DFL-61B) - Current Vice-Chair: Rules and Legislative Administration

STEVE KELLEY - former MN state senator; Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Science, Technology, and Public Policy

JAY WEINER - Author, This is NOT Florida: How Al Franken Won the Minnesota Senate Re count ; former Star Tribune reporter; contributing reporter, MinnPost.com

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After years of "professionalization" and “medicalization” of the entire parenting process from conception through delivery, many families, say, women, are opting for a simpler method, in the home with a successor to the old days of midwifery, the modern, professional midwife, or licensed midwife, or doula.

The medical profession appears pretty unhappy over this turn of events and is arguing against home birthing for all the reasons medical intervention was introduced to begin with decades ago: it’s essentially the only really safe way to deliver and, in that setting, all the options for emergency deliveries are close at hand.

TruthToTell’s ANDY DRISCOLL and LYNNELL MICKELSEN explore with advocates from all sides of this controversy, much of which has landed in the halls of state capitols and in the medical journals, especially those of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the AMA. But midwives and home birthing advocates have successfully pushed for laws allowing the home birthing of children and still have access to and coverage for emergency medical procedures and pediatric follow-up care for infants. LISTEN BELOW for this fascinating discussion.

GUESTS:

KATHERINE PROWN, PhD – The Big Push for Midwives

KIM GARRETT – Dearborn Midwifery; Certified Professional Midwife, Licensed Midwife

SUNDEE KUECHLE - Home Birth Mother

JENNIFER PEOPLES, MD, OB/GYN (Called in voluntarily)


58:46 minutes (26.91 MB)