Poly community leaders on NPR talk show
Update after the show: Bob and especially Robyn did great; Karen Ruskin was a lot more subdued than in the past and wasn't on for long (and was effectively refuted by Robyn); and the last portion of the show featured a very articulate poly couple in Connecticut who are in an open quad, representing us well. Honestly, the whole thing was more on the bland side than I expected. I guess that's good. Listen to it here (41 minutes).
But they didn't take any callers!! Shucks, I was hoping for a chance. Thanks to everyone who tried to call.
the Colin McEnroe Show, a big deal on a leading NPR radio station, starting at 1 p.m. Eastern time (10 a.m. Pacific) today, Thursday Dec. 15, 2016. The show will also bring on the poly-hostile TV therapist Karen Ruskin to challenge Robyn. It runs for one hour.
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Karen Ruskin makes a special point of saying poly households are always terrible for children. If you were or are being raised in a poly family, your call would be especially good. In the past Ruskin has seemed scared of being refuted on-air, and rumor has it that she would not come onto this show if Robyn's own daughter, now in her late teens, would be on.
Two reasons for other folks to call: To increase the chance of informed, sympathetic callers getting on the air, and to show the station that there's a lot of interest. When a show considers whether to revisit a topic or invite guests back, a lot depends on whether the phones lit up the first time.
Update: Ruskin bills herself as "Dr." Karen Ruskin, but is this for real? See the first comment below. Don't ask me, this professional question of "doctors" is beyond my pay grade.
Muddying the waters is the fact that there is, coincidentally, another Dr. Karen B. Ruskin from her school (Nova Southeastern University), who went on to get an actual Doctorate in Education (from Northern Illinois University). A quick search for "Dr. Karen B. Ruskin" is likely to land on the wrong one. (Our Ruskin is "Karen S. Ruskin" on her Massachusetts license to practice marriage and family therapy, but she later changed the middle name that she uses to Bailes, her maiden name, initial B.) Can someone who knows more than I do about the use of "doctor" sort this out?