Rachel Louise Snyder is a writer, professor and public radio commentator. Her first book, Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade, was published in 2007. An excerpt of the book aired on This American Life and won an Overseas Press Club Award. Her second book was a novel entitled What We’ve Lost is Nothing, and was published 2014. Her third book, No Visible Bruises, was published in 2019. Her work has also appeared in the the New Yorker, New York Times magazine, Slate, Salon, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, the Chicago Tribune, Men’s Journal, Jane, Travel and Leisure, the New Republic, Redbook and Glamour. She hosted the global affairs series “Latitudes” on public radio, and her stories have aired on Marketplace and All Things Considered. She is currently an assistant professor in the MFA creative writing program at American University.
Good riddance, John Bolton! By dismissing his third National Security Advisor, President Trump prompted renewed concern over White House instability. This week, On the Media makes the case that John Bolton’s outster is good news for the republic. Plus, after four decades of progress, domestic abuse is on the rise and Senate Republicans are stymieing the Violence Against Women Act. And, Brooke visits Lady Liberty to learn about the 130-year political war over the meaning of the statue.  1. Fred Kaplan [@fmkaplan], writer at Slate, on the press coverage surrounding John Bolton's ouster. Listen. 2. Rachel Louise Snyder [@RLSWrites], author of No Visible Bruises, on the legacy and future of the Violence Against Women Act. Listen. 3. Paul Kramer, history professor at Vanderbilt University, on the conflicting depictions and interpretations of the Statue of Liberty. Listen.   Music: Frail as a Breeze by Erik Friedlander The New Colossus by Saunder Choi Toccata and fugue in D minor by J. S. Bach played on glass harp by Robert Tiso  River Man by Brad Mehldau Trio
We talk with Rachel Louise Snyder about her groundbreaking book, No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us. We also play an excerpt from our 2018 interview with historian Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz about her book about the Second Amendment, Loaded. Rachel Louise Snyder After almost four decades of decline, murder among romantic partners is now on the rise. In 2017, there were 2,237 such deaths. The vast majority of victims are women. That’s what happened to a friend of journalist Rachel Louise Snyder. Snyder was on tour promoting No Visible Bruises, her acclaimed new book about intimate partner violence, when she got the news that her friend and her children had been murdered by her husband, who then turned the gun on himself. In No Visible Bruises, Snyder gives context to the epidemic of domestic violence. She frames her account of the scale of domestic violence around key stories that explode the common myths: that if things were bad enough, victims would just leave; that shelter is an adequate response; and most insidiously that violence inside the home is a private matter, sealed from the public sphere and disconnected from other forms of violence. Through the stories of victims, perpetrators, law enforcement, and reform movements from across the country, Snyder explores the real roots of private violence, its far-reaching consequences for society, and what it will take to truly address it. In addition to No Visible Bruises, Rachel Louise Snyder is the author of Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade and the novel What We’ve Lost is Nothing. Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz The nation is once again wrestling with grief and outrage over the latest spate of mass shootings, this time in El Paso Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Once again, the Second Amendment and what it means is being debated. Is the right for any individual to buy assault weapons really what our Founding Fathers were thinking of when they passed the Second Amendment? And is the connection between the gun rights movement and white supremacy more than just a contemporary one—or does it have deep roots in American history? In 2018, Writers Voice spoke with historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz soon after the Parkland mass shooting in Florida. Her book, Loaded, A Disarming History of the Second Amendment, has some surprising answers to those questions. She says in order to understand the current obstacles to gun control, we have understand the history of U.S. gun policy, from its role in the “settling of America” and the early formation of the new nation up to the present. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is also the author of, among others, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, Roots of Resistance, and Blood on the Border. The post Rachel Louise Snyder, NO VISIBLE BRUISES & Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, LOADED appeared first on Writer's Voice.
Today,  I speak with my friend and author, Rachel Louise  Snyder about her new book, No Visible Bruises:  What We Don't Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us. This is a must read book for all humans. Seriously. Get the book now. There is so much to learn. No, it's not easy, but essential at this moment in history.  In this chat, we jump right in and discuss  many of the things  I learned from reading this book and the statistics that shocked me.  Here is the article we talked about in the podcast. Please share with people and feel free to write to me at pleasance@lilomm.com with your questions, concerns and insights. I deeply appreciate your listening and sharing this. You can learn more about Rachel, here.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lolacommunity/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lolacommunity/support
The recipient of an Overseas Press Award for her contributions to This American Life, Rachel Louise Snyder is the author of No Visible Bruises. A ''gut-wrenching'' (Esquire) and intimate investigation into the scope and root causes of one of America's most urgent social crises, it was awarded the prestigious J. Anthony Lukas Work-In-Progress Award. Her other books include Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade and the novel What We've Lost Is Nothing, a chronicle of the intrigues and prejudices left in the wake of a mass burglary in a suburban Chicago neighborhood. An associate professor at American University, Snyder has published in a litany of periodicals, including the New Yorker, the Washington Post, and the New York Times Magazine. (recorded 6/26/2019)
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