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Midmorning: Gender identification and green fashion

Posted at 7:56 AM on March 20, 2007 by Bill Wareham

Marianne Combs sits in for Kerri Miller again. At 9 a.m. she'll lead a discussion on how more options are now available to individuals who identify themselves as transgender. Her guests include: Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality; Walter Bockting, a psychologist, professor of family Medicine, and coordinator at the Center for Sexual Healthat the University of Minnesota; and Susan Kimberly, former deputy mayor of St. Paul and former president of the St. Paul City Council.

At 10 a.m., Midmorning looks at the environmental and social costs of disposable clothing, and how that's leading some consumers to purchase more ecologically friendly threads. Marianne's guests are: Julian Allwood, senior lecturer at the Institute for Manufacturing at Cambridge University; Kyeann Sayer, freelance writer who covers the green fashion industry for the Web site treehugger.com. She's also a green branding consultant; and Jen Rapp, director of public relations for Patagonia.