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Brady Swenson

Director of Technology

Brady was the director of technology for Rewire.News, where he was primarily responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining the organization’s technology strategy and assets, including the website. Brady helped Rewire.News grow from a small blog into an influential independent media outlet.

Previously, Brady had been designing and developing on the web for more than 15 years. While still in college, he designed and developed an award-winning website for then-Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius’ Kansas Insurance Department that included one of the first online applications for consumers to compare insurance premiums. He later managed search engine optimization and a large online advertising budget for an e-commerce company that became listed as an Inc. 500 fastest growing private business in America.

After graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in English Literature he served for two years in the Peace Corps as an English and reading teacher and a community developer on the island of Leguan off the coast of Guyana. Brady now lives and works at home in Lawrence, Kansas.

 


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Roundup: A Closer Look at the South Dakota Abortion Ban

Brady Swenson

A closer look at South Dakota's proposed abortion ban; A Catholic woman and attorney from the Philippines laments her church's campaign against new family planning legislation; Does stress from racism partially account for high infant mortality rates among black women?

Roundup: HHS Regulation a ‘Sneak Attack on Family Planning’

Brady Swenson

The LA Times calls HHS proposal a 'sneak attack on family planning'; HPV vaccine banned from Catholic school in UK; HIV rates among drug users worldwide rises; Wall Street takes welfare it begrudges to women; Why the election matters for reproductive rights; Jesuit priest embraces social support programs to reduce abortion; Remote control male birth control.

Roundup: Hillary Warns Women Contraception Access Under Threat

Brady Swenson

Hillary Clinton says impending HHS rule could give medical practitioners 'a free pass to deny access to contraception'; Over 500,000 women die every year during childbirth; UN says governments must do more for women; Colorado Amendment 48 could be used to outlaw abortion and perhaps contraception.

Roundup: Rising Teen Pregnancy, McCain Defends Sex Ed Ad

Brady Swenson

South Carolina added to growing list of states with rising teen pregnancy rates; John McCain stands behind his misleading sex education ad; Catholic Church fighting birth control in Philippines; Where is Palin on birth control?; John McCain advocates choice, just not that choice; Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie donate to open HIV clinic in Ethiopia.

Roundup: FactCheck.org Disproves Claims in McCain Sex Ed Ad

Brady Swenson

FactCheck.org says "Don't believe it" about McCain sex education ad; Teen pregnancy rises in Arizona and around the country; AIDS infection rate doubles for Michigan youth; Demonstrators oppose Colorado's personhood amendment; Check out a selective roundup of recent coverage on Sarah Palin.

Roundup: Should Personal Belief be Protected at the Workplace?

Brady Swenson

Should personal belief be protected at the workplace?; Sen. Joe Biden never refused communion on basis of his support for abortion rights; One year after legalization Mexico City struggles to provide open access to abortion care; Study finds ideas about sex do not affect HPV vaccine use; 'Extended cycle' contraception garnering interest.

Roundup: Startling Realities

Brady Swenson

Over 70% of Catholics think the church's ban on contraception should be lifted or revised; If Black America were a country by itself it would rank 16th in the world in HIV/AIDS prevalence.

Roundup: Global AIDS Report Released

Brady Swenson

UNAIDS report indicates slight slowing of global infection rates; 17th annual International AIDS Conference set to begin this Sunday; Sex education and AIDS; Abortion providers becoming extinct in rural American West; Parental notification measure gains support in California.

Roundup: Humanae Vitae Issued 40 Years Ago Today

Brady Swenson

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Pope Paul VI's declaration that the Catholic church stands opposed to contraception, Amendment may give Northern Ireland women same rights as every other woman in the UK, Talking to children about sex is important and okay with kids.

Roundup: The Global War on Sex Education

Brady Swenson

The far right has been waging a war against sex education, contraception and family planning for decades, More than 100 members of congress write Bush on HHS proposal, New gag rule for Indian Health Services, Family planning in the Phillipines, HIV/AIDS in the US South.

Roundup: Responses To the HHS Proposal

Brady Swenson

Family planning groups and NY Rep. Nita Lowey respond to the HHS proposal that would limit access to contraception for women, AMA apologizes for history of racial inequality, WaPo article on homosexuality and youth.

Roundup: Abortion Proposal Sets Condition on Aid

Brady Swenson

Bush abortion proposal sets condition for federal health funds, Pharmacists refusing birth control "the height of arrogance", PEPFAR amendments to be considered in Senate today, Jon Stewart on McCain, Fiorina, Viagra and birth control.

Roundup: Today is World Population Day

Brady Swenson

We have a lot to think about on this World Population Day, Obama speaks out on choice, LA Times examines McCain's 1980 divorce, Women in countries where abortion is illegal are buying emergency contraception online.

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