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Overweight and Out of Work: Discrimination and Obesity
Last Aired: 12/31/2001

Should laws protect fat people from discrimination? The City of San Francisco recently passed a law making it illegal to discriminate against the obese. Is being fat a civil right,### a medical disability, or a personal choice? Are sizism and weightism the last acceptable prejudice or an expression of a valid concern for public health?
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Margot's Farewell
Thanks to all our listeners and guests who, over nine years, helped us begin a national conversation on the powers and limits of government, the relevance of our constitution, and the meaning of democracy. Thanks to Annenberg and NPR and, on a personal note, I also owe a debt to the two people who taught me political theory many years ago: Jack Schaar and Sheldon Wolin. –Margot Adler
 
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