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January 04, 2008

Answering Dr. Kinsey

Answering Dr. Kinsey

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the first Kinsey Report on Human Sexual Behavior. The identity of many of the participants who divulged the details of their sex lives to Kinsey remains secret. However, one woman decided to shed her anonymity.

Dr. Alice Ginott-Cohn was interviewed by Dr. Kinsey when she was 19 years old. He was seeking female volunteers in her psychology class at Indiana University. Alice says she found Kinsey very attractive and comforting, so she volunteered to be interviewed. Dick Gordon talks to Alice about the famous study and how participating in it has influenced her own life and work.

Ethel's Trunk

When Freddie Kiger moved into his apartment in the mid-1980's, he came across a trunk left by the previous owner. He never gave the trunk much thought, and just pushed it into a corner for years.

Then one night he decided to take a look inside. He found photos and letters which documented a woman's entire life, and discovering more about her became a passion for him.  Freddie talks with Dick Gordon about his fascination with what he saw inside that mysterious trunk.

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