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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lilly Ledbetter joins us to discuss her legal battles against sex discrimination and about the Fair Pay Act that bears her name. We'll find out why allergy season is off to an early start this year. Today’s A History of the World in 100 Objects is about a gold coin issued in 696 AD from the Islamic Empire. We’ll look at the ten objects you voted for in our contest to Tell the Story of New York in 10 Objects. Plus, Audrey Tautou talks about her new film “Delicacy.”

Lilly Ledbetter's Grace and Grit

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was the first bill that President Barack Obama signed after he took office. Lilly Ledbetter describes the discrimination and sexual harassment she faced daily when she joined the management ranks at Goodyear and how she found out that she was being paid thousands less than her male counterparts. In her memoir, Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond, she also recounts her lawsuit against the company that went all the way to the Supreme Court.

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Spring Allergies Coming on Strong

The warm winter and an early spring mean that trees are shedding pollen unusually early this year. And that means you can expect severe spring allergies. Dr. David Resnick, Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics in the Allergy and Immunology Department at Columbia University Medical Center, joins us now to talk about what to expect this year and how to treat it.

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Audrey Tautou on "Delicacy"

Audrey Tautou discusses her latest film, "Delicacy," where she plays Nathalie, a successful Parisian business executive who finds herself suddenly widowed after a three-year marriage to her soul mate. To cope with her loss, she buries herself in her work, where, inexplicably, her zest for life is rekindled by an unlikely coworker.

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The 10 Objects that Tell the Story of New York

Dr. Sarah Henry, chief curator of the Museum of the City of New York, and Ellen Lupton, Cooper-Hewitt’s senior curator of contemporary design, discuss the results of our contest to find the top 10 objects that tell the story of New York

 

 

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