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Satirist Lizz Winstead Tackles Reproductive Rights

Lizz Winstead is a political satirist and the co-creator of The Daily Show.
Michael Young
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Lizz Winstead is a political satirist and the co-creator of The Daily Show.

Lizz Winstead has made a career being the watchdog of the watchdog. As a co-creator of The Daily Show in the 1990s, Winstead was one of the first comedians satirizing both newsmakers and news media.

Her current focus is on women’s rights, and she founded Lady Parts Justice, an organization that uses comedy and digital media to advocate for reproductive rights.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Winstead about political satire and her comedy.

Winstead performs her show, “Bang The Dumb Slowly,” tonight at 8 p.m. at The Grey Eagle in Asheville and tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro. 

Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.