Hawaii Film About Transgender Woman Is At Center Of Federal Debate – Honolulu Civil Beat

Hawaii Film About Transgender Woman Is At Center Of Federal Debate – Honolulu Civil Beat:

“A documentary film about a transgender woman in Hawaii that has received awards and won wide praise is being cited by a Republican congressman as a waste of government money and a reason to eliminate federal funding for public broadcasting.”

The racing driver who became a ballerina – BBC News (Video)

The racing driver who became a ballerina – BBC News:

“Sophie is one of the first transgender students to sit a prestigious Royal Academy of Dance exam. She was a racing driver for nearly a decade before leaving motorsport behind and following her childhood dream of becoming a ballerina. After three years of lessons, she’s about to find out if she passed the test. Filmed and produced by Andrew Silke for BBC 5 Live”

Statement From NPR’s Michael Oreskes And Mark Memmott On WUTC : NPR

Statement From NPR’s Michael Oreskes And Mark Memmott On WUTC : NPR:

“March 27, 2017; Washington, D.C. – The University of Tennessee Chattanooga has said the decision to terminate the employment of reporter Jacqui Helbert was made by university officials, not the news editors at WUTC. The station’s news staff says the decision to remove from WUTC’s website the story that Helbert had done about meetings held by state legislators with students from a Gay-Straight Alliance Club was also made by university officials, not WUTC’s editors. (That story has been archived here.)

Serious questions have been raised about whether university officials were pressured to take those actions by state lawmakers — who could cut state funding to the school and WUTC.

In both cases we at NPR believe the decisions should have been left to the journalists in charge. Taking the decisions about enforcing ethics out of their hands did more to undermine the station’s credibility than the original infraction.”

(Via.)

House Republicans would let employers demand workers’ genetic test results

House Republicans would let employers demand workers’ genetic test results:

“A little-noticed bill moving through Congress would allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing or risk paying a penalty of thousands of dollars, and would let employers see that genetic and other health information.”

(Via.Yahoo)