Santorum: Our Abortion Was Different In October, 1996, his wife Karen had a second trimester abortion. They don’t like to describe it that way. In his 2004 interview with Terry Gross, Santorum characterizes the fetus, who must be treated as an autonomous person, as a practically a gunslinging threat, whom the mother must murder in self-defense. Karen has had to justify her decision to save her own life by explaining that if she died her other children would have lost a mother.
Although a non-traditional and non-scholarly choice for this board, Terry Gross really belongs here. In my opinion, she is one of the most skilled contemporary interviewers practicing today. Listen to her on Public Radio's Fresh Air program and you will see that her interviewing style passes the academic standards for high quality interviewing with flying colors! (909)
Terry Gross and Marc Maron took the stage at WNYC's RadioLoveFest on May 6. During their conversation, Gross says, Maron "occasionally looked a little nervous or frustrated when he thought I was unforthcoming — or worse yet, being dull -- but mostly, he looked emotionally present, curious and attentive."