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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Russian Flash Point, Women in Power, and Austism Grows Up

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The Takeaway explores the escalating conflict in Ukraine, the number of women in Congressional leadership positions, and services for autistic adults.

The Takeaway

Congresswoman Steps Up to Fight Revenge Porn

Monday, February 02, 2015

Revenge porn—usually posted by men, targeting women—destroys the reputations of the women pictured. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) is working on legislation to combat the phenomenon.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Cosmo Presents... A Science Textbook

Friday, January 23, 2015

"Science…for Her!" has finally combined two of your favorite things: your seventh grade science textbook and Cosmo.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Since the U.S. Invasion of Afghanistan, Conditions for Women have Barely Improved

Monday, December 22, 2014

Jen Percy traveled to Afghanistan, discovering that conditions for women have hardly improved since the U.S. invasion.

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The Takeaway

Why Women Are Opting Out of The Workforce

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

At home in the United States, the number of women working peaked in 1999 and is now declining. Here The Takeaway explores why more American women are choosing not to work. 

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WNYC News

They Were Angry, and Started a Revolution

Thursday, December 11, 2014

 "She’s Beautiful When She's Angry" is a new documentary about a group of women who started the feminist movement in the United States between 1966 and 1971.

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News

City Council Urges FDNY to Hire More Women

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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The New York City Council questioned the FDNY in a hearing Wednesday about physical tests that female firefighters claim unduly burden women. 

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The Takeaway

Is America Finally Taking Rape Seriously?

Friday, November 21, 2014

When Bill Cosby first faced rape allegations in 2005, they hardly tarnished his career. Now he's being dropped by networks. What's changed? 

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The Takeaway

Slow Your Roll, Bro: Uber Scandal Spotlights Tech's Dude Problem

Thursday, November 20, 2014

From sexist comments to the targeting of a female journalist, Uber's macho stance extends far beyond the $18 billion ride-sharing company.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Four Women Civil War Spies

Monday, November 10, 2014

Karen Abbott tells the true story of four women—a socialite, a farm girl, an abolitionist, and a widow—who risked their lives to become spies during the Civil War.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Enough with "Like a Girl"

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Newsday sportswriter says now-fired PGA president must have missed the ad featuring Little League pitcher Mo'ne Davis when he chose to insult a golfer by calling him a "lil girl".

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The Takeaway

It Started as Two Handkerchiefs and Some Ribbon

Monday, November 03, 2014

A hundred years ago today, a young socialite named Mary Phelps Jacob received the first patent for the modern bra, creating a radical shift in the way women dress.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Police Transparency, The Gray Wolf, and The Bra's 100th Birthday

Monday, November 03, 2014

The Takeaway looks at a new initiative on police shootings, a controversial conservation measure from the past, and the history of the brassiere. 

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Cancer From a Distance, Defying Authority, and Rethinking School Sports

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Takeaway explores what it's like to a loved one battle breast cancer, we examine Kaci Hickox's Ebola quarantine defiance, and question the value of school sports.

The Takeaway

Hey Baby: Turning the Table on Catcallers

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A viral video has highlighted the pervasive problem of street harassment. The activist behind the video explains how her organization is combatting the problem on a global scale.

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The Takeaway

South Unbound: Tennessee as An Abortion Battleground

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The issue most Tennesseans are talking about this election season isn't who to vote for for U.S. Senate or governor—it's the ballot initiative about abortion.

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The Takeaway

Ohio May Close Cincinnati's Last Abortion Clinic

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

If the Elizabeth Campbell Surgical Center is shut down, Cincinnati will be the nation's largest metropolitan area without an abortion provider.

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LIES

Jenny Slate Likes Her Boys Young

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

And for good reason. On this week's episode, Slate and host Sara Schaefer pick through the latest science that says the male body is worthless by age 38.

WNYC News

The Best Place to Spot Women in NYC? Broadway

Monday, October 20, 2014

Almost 70% of the Broadway audience is female, and that percentage is growing. The trend is a deciding factor on what succeeds or not on the Great White Way.

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The Takeaway

Cool or Creepy? Kings of Tech Offer to Freeze Eggs for Female Workers

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Apple and Facebook will reimburse female employees who want to freeze their eggs. Is this a new perk, or a strategic move for the companies?

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