Reproductive Left is a podcast by Mabel Wadsworth Center, a feminist, nonprofit, sexual and reproductive healthcare provider in Bangor, ME. After a three year hiatus, we are back with new hosts: Catherine Chavaree (she, her) and Aspen Ruhlin (they, them). Join us as we explore topics that impact our sexual and reproductive health and lives.
New episodes the last Friday of the month!
Providing Abortion Care with Dr. Jamila Perritt
On January 18, 2018, we had the privilege of hosting Jamila Perritt MD MPH FACOG for our annual Roe v. Wade celebration. She spoke about her experience as an abortion provider, shared her story along with stories of the women she takes care of and highlighted why reproductive justice is what we all need to… read more…
Paid Leave and Childcare with Kathy Kilrain del Rio
As we begin this new year, we thought it was important to host an episode that focuses on two topics that are central to women’s equality and reproductive justice: paid leave and childcare. Joining us for this episode is Kathy Kilrain del Rio the director of program and development at the Maine Women’s Lobby. We’ve… read more…
Why the Courts Matter: an Update with Eliza Townsend
Just over a year ago, we interviewed the executive director of the Maine Women’s Lobby, Eliza Townsend, about why the federal courts matter and how they impact our daily lives. She highlighted the power a president holds in regards to their nominations and the impact of their appointments. A lot has changed since November 2016… read more…
Women in Leadership with Councilor Sarah Nichols
With Election Day just around the corner, on this episode, we are talking about women in leadership and the importance of voting. Here with me today is Bangor City Councilor Sarah Nichols. After successfully completing the Emerge Maine training program for Democratic women candidates, Sarah was elected for the first time to public office after… read more…
Women and the University of Maine with Sharon Barker
On this episode, we talk with Sharon Barker, co-founder of Mabel Wadsworth Center and former director of the University of Maine’s Women’s Resource Center. Shortly after Sharon retired from the University of Maine, the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) abruptly closed. Due to committed student activists, the WRC has reopened without a director or a budget…. read more…