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Transportation Nation

Men Are From Midtown, Women Are From Brooklyn

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Bike share stations in Manhattan are predominantly used by men, while women prefer brownstone Brooklyn, the East Village and the Lower East Side.

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The Takeaway

Should Sexual Assault Stats be Part of College Rankings?

Thursday, May 01, 2014

One Congresswoman thinks so—she’s pushing for U.S. News & World Report to incorporate assault data into its ranking methodology.

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The Takeaway

Trans Community Seeks Dialogue to Break Barriers

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

For some, conversations about gender identity have gone from a collection of awkward, teachable moments to a much more open, cultural dialogue that can lead a whole group of people to become accepted and not as sidelined as "other."

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Micropolis

The Case for Arranged Marriage

Monday, April 07, 2014

Could it be that your family knows better than you when it comes to your love life?

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The Takeaway

Reigniting The Flame of Women in Tech

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Did you know the first computer programmer ever was a woman? Yet in recent decades, things have changed—today, men far outnumber women in computer science majors. Nowadays, only about 10 percent of computer science majors are women but that wasn't always the case. New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi spoke to professors and students about why more women don't pursue computer science majors and how we can change that.

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New Tech City

Solving The Girl Problem

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The ratio of women to men in tech is appalling. But it's not hopeless. Why closing the gender gap could save the U.S. economy--plus, tales from the world's first computer programmer, who was...a woman.

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Soundcheck

J. Lo Attempts To Flip Gender Roles In 'I Luh Ya Papi' Video

Friday, March 21, 2014

Pop star Jennifer Lopez has a new album on the way in June – and she recently dropped her first music video from the new record. It’s for a song called “I Luh Ya Papi,” and it’s the latest example of a music video that’s got a clear point to make about gender stereotypes in music videos. We talk with writer Daisy Buchanan about why artists like Jennifer Lopez and Lily Allen have made videos in this vein recently -- and the impact that they could have on gender imagery in the music business in the long run. 

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Rebecca Mead and Daniel Zalewski on gender and literature.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Rebecca Mead and Daniel Zalewski on gender and literature.

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The Takeaway

Deal Reached on Military Sexual Assault Bill

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The House and Senate have come to a compromise on a bill that would strengthen protections for victims of sexual assault in the military and keep Guantanamo Bay open. The measure is the first change to laws governing sexual assault in the military in years. There were 3,553 sexual assault complaints reported in the first three quarters of this fiscal year—a nearly 50 percent increase. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, walks us through the ins and outs of this deal.

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On Being

Brené Brown — The Courage to Be Vulnerable [remix]

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Courage is borne out of vulnerability, not strength. This finding of Brené Brown’s research on shame and "wholeheartedness" shook the perfectionist ground beneath her own feet. And now it’s inspiring millions to reconsider the way they live and parent.

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On Being

[Unedited] Brené Brown with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Courage is borne out of vulnerability, not strength. This finding of Brené Brown’s research on shame and "wholeheartedness" shook the perfectionist ground beneath her own feet. And now it’s inspiring millions to reconsider the way they live and parent.

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The Takeaway

Men and Women Have Different Brain Circuitry

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Men and women are different—is this news? According to a new study it is. Using a technique called diffusion tensor imaging, researchers have discovered that the basic circuitry of men and women’s brains is visibly different. Ragini Verma, Associate Professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Radiology, is one of the study's co-authors. She joins The Takeaway to discuss her findings. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Girls, Boys, and Toys: Gender-Neutral Gift Advice

Monday, November 25, 2013

Buying a toy – be it gender specific, or gender neutral – can be seen as a political statement these days. We open the phones and take your calls about what toys you're excited about giving to your children 7 and under this year, and how to navigate the gender issues around dolls, easy-bake ovens, pink vs. blue, and more. Tips and highlights from the conversation below.

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The Takeaway

Science Fields Still an All Boys Club

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

The recipients of the Noble Prizes this week—from physics, medicine and chemistry—are all men. Last summer, researchers at Yale University found that young male scientists are viewed more favorably than a female one. Eileen Pollack is now a professor of creative writing at University of Michigan, but she was one of the first two women to earn a bachelor of science in physics from Yale. She joins The Takeaway to talk about why she didn't continue her studies in the sciences, and what today’s culture has to do with it.

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The Takeaway

Death by Hanging for Men Convicted in Indian Gang Rape-Murder

Friday, September 13, 2013

It will be a death penalty for the four convicted perpetrators of one of the most horrible crimes in Indian history—the public rape and murder of a young girl on a moving bus in Delhi last year. Joining us to discuss the sentence is Veena Venugopal, a journalist based in Delhi and author of "Would you Like Some Bread With That Book."

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The Takeaway

Gender in the Classroom

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Jennifer Finney Boylan is entering her 25th year as a professor at Colby College in Maine. As a transgender woman, the first 12 years she taught as man, and for the past 13 years she has been teaching as a woman.  Jennifer Finney Boylan joins The Takeaway to explain her understanding of gender and education.

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The Takeaway

The Future of Assad's Stockpile | Gender in the Classroom | Architect David Childs on One World Trade Center as Symbol of Resilience

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Accidental Diplomacy? Analyzing Kerry's Off-the-Cuff Remark | Nuclear Arms Control Expert on the Future of Assad's Stockpile | Architect David Childs on One World Trade Center as Symbol of Resilience | Syrian Refugees Flood Jordan | Gender in the Classroom | Harry Dean Stanton: Singer, Actor, Partly Fiction | World ...

The Takeaway

NATO Breaks Silence on Syria | Back To School in Philadelphia, Minus the Budget | Wall Street & The Role of Women

Monday, September 09, 2013

NATO Breaks Silence on Syria | A Syrian-American's Case for Intervention | Five Years After the Financial Collapse, Is the Economy Still at Risk? | Back To School in Philadelphia, Minus the Budget | Wall Street & The Role of Women

The Brian Lehrer Show

Labor Day Best-Of: Gail Collins; Maya Angelou; Earl 'The Pearl' Monroe

Monday, September 02, 2013

Today’s best-of show on this Labor Day begins with New York Times columnist Gail Collins discusses her take on finding humor in Republicanism, her time on the editorial board, and her approach to opinion writing. Then, Earl ‘The Pearl’ Monroe looks back on his career at the New York Knicks and at some more recent starting line-ups; we hear about the rich history of the intersection of sports and politics; and poet Maya Angelou reflects on her family. Plus: two takes on gender in the workplace: first on overcoming differences, then on women farmers.

Radiolab

Why Men Die Younger Than Women: The 'Guys Are Fragile' Thesis

Monday, June 17, 2013

Death, it appears, prefers gentlemen to ladies. Women don't just outlive men, they consistently outlive men at every stage of life. More boys die in utero, in infancy, in adolescence, in middle age, at every stage. That's why nature makes more of them. But why? What's so fragile about guys?

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