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Louise Rubacky
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Writer/filmmaker Louise Rubacky began in editing, for directors Francis Coppola, George Lucas, Nicolas Roeg and many others. In 2013, she co-wrote, produced and edited the independent drama The Cherokee Word… Read more

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Rebecca Traister excavates the economic, social and sexual options women have had historically in relation to marriage, and tracks how the growing numbers of unmarried women have advanced the fights for abolition, suffrage and labor rights.

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Ian Haney Lopez, the book's author, writes that many white Americans no longer see themselves as racist. He maintains, however, these people are manipulated by dog whistle politics -- coded racial language that "operates on two levels: inaudible and easily denied in one range, yet stimulating strong reactions in another."

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Surgeon and public health expert Atul Gawande writes in his book on facing the final phase of life that "as people's capacities wane making their lives better often requires curbing our purely medical imperatives When should we try to fix and when should we not?".

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Writer/filmmaker Louise Rubacky began in editing, for directors Francis Coppola, George Lucas, Nicolas Roeg and many others. In 2013, she co-wrote, produced and edited the independent drama The Cherokee Word for Water, about Wilma Mankiller’s early leadership that led to her being the first woman elected Chief of the Nation.
Louise also wrote and co-directed the documentary There’s Something About W, about the failed promises and policies of the Bush Administration, among other documentary pieces. She recently collaborated on The Borneo Project short films series informing investors and the public about the devastation mega-dams bring to rainforests and indigenous communities, and produced and edited h-e-l-l-o, a short fable.
In addition to writing for truthdig, Louise has contributed to Inside Climate News. She is currently making a documentary about private Americans tackling public problems.
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