Sandra Fluke http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Activist Sandra Fluke Discusses Women’s Rights, Year-Long Journey http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/activist-sandra-fluke-discusses-women-s-rights-year-long-journey <p>Sandra Fluke is an attorney and women’s rights activist.</p><p>One year ago this month, Fluke was a law school student at Georgetown University and found herself immersed in a contentious national debate over the role of contraceptive coverage and whether coverage should be mandatory.&nbsp; Opponents of mandatory coverage cited religious objections.</p><p>Sandra Fluke testified about the issue before Democrats in Congress.&nbsp; After that, conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut” and made other derogatory comments.</p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:24:47 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 9234 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Activist Sandra Fluke Discusses Women’s Rights, Year-Long Journey Rush Limbaugh to be inducted into "Hall of Famous Missourians" at State Capitol http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rush-limbaugh-be-inducted-hall-famous-missourians-state-capitol <p>Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh will be inducted this year into the <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/famous.aspx">Hall of Famous Missourians</a>. The news comes as the conservative commentator is under fire for comments he made on his nationally-syndicated show last week.</p><p>Limbaugh<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/03/02/147809138/student-is-outraged-by-rush-limbaugh-calling-her-a-slut-and-prostitute"> called Georgetown University law school student&nbsp;Sandra Fluke&nbsp;a &ldquo;slut&rdquo; and a &ldquo;prostitute&rdquo;</a> after she spoke last week before a group of congressional Democrats in favor of President Obama&rsquo;s birth control mandate for religious employers.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/03/05/why_i_apologized_to_sandra_fluke"> Limbaugh has since apologized </a>while several advertisers have left his show.&nbsp; Despite the controversy,<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=106&amp;year=2012"> House Speaker Steven Tilley </a>(R, Perryville)&nbsp;is moving forward with plans to induct Limbaugh into the Hall. Mon, 05 Mar 2012 23:11:06 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Kelsey Proud 3206 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Rush Limbaugh to be inducted into "Hall of Famous Missourians" at State Capitol