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The Takeaway

'Good Karma' Isn't How Women Get Ahead in Tech

Monday, October 13, 2014

Last week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told an audience of women in the tech industry that women who don't ask for a raise have "good karma" that will help them get ahead. 

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 394: No Comfort

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Epidemiologists Anne Purfield (L) and Michelle Dynes (R) talk about responding to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Shirley Zak Hayes: WNYC's First Woman Staff Announcer

Thursday, October 09, 2014

She broke into the Boy's Club here in 1966, but she'd already distinguished herself as a community activist—thanks to her, there's no four-lane highway through Washington Square Park.
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The Takeaway

Making Sense of 'Yes Means Yes'

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

California has become the first state in the nation to adopt a "yes means yes" standard for campus sexual assault. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The NFL Can't Take Its Business Dominance for Granted

Thursday, September 25, 2014

If the NFL’s latest troubles with domestic violence succeed in alienating women—a growing portion of its fan base—some industry observers think it could collapse. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYC, A City Built By Women

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A new project aims to compile a list of 100 NYC structures and built environments designed and/or constructed by women.

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The Takeaway

Combating Gender Bias in Health Research

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Many scientific studies focus only on male subjects, which has serious consequences for female patients. A new program aims to address gender bias in research.

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Radio Rookies

Tough to the Corps: Teen Girl Wants to Join Marines

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WNYC
Cece Rodriguez may be tiny at 5 ’4”, 100 lbs, but she’s physically strong. Despite her family’s concerns, she dreams of testing her toughness by enlisting in the U.S. Marines.

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PRI's The World

How wartime prejudice brought young Japanese Americans together for life

Monday, September 22, 2014

In the years around World War II, exclusion and racial prejudice led Japanese American girls to form hundreds of social clubs to get through the tough times — and have fun. And almost 70 years later, their bonds are just as strong as ever.

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WNYC News

At Columbia, Tension Rises Over Sexual Assault

Friday, September 05, 2014

Columbia University students receive more sexual violence education than ever before. But Emma Sulkowicz and other survivors of assault say serial rapists remain free to roam campus. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Pregnancy & Parenting While Working

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Dina Bakst and Phoebe Taubman join to discuss their guide for dealing with legal rights around pregnancy and parenting and working.

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PRI's The World

Doctors in Ethiopia are looking past their religious beliefs on abortions to save lives

Monday, September 01, 2014

While contrary to Ethiopia's conservative religious ideals, a new law there makes access to abortions easier and has been one way the government has tried to save women’s lives. Before the law, a third of all maternal deaths in the country were from botched abortions.

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The Takeaway

Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Tech

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tech is one the fastest growing sectors of the American economy, but women continue to only represent a small portion of the workforce.  

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PRI's The World

Prejudice, exclusion and sexism is all part of life for a Tibetan migrant in Beijing

Thursday, August 28, 2014

American reporter Jocelyn Ford only set out to snag some contact in inaccessible Tibet. Instead, when she sat down to talk to a Tibetan woman named Zanta, she ended up as part of her own story, experiencing Zanta's struggles and the deeply-ingrained sexism of Tibetan society.

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The Takeaway

New Drugs Allow Abortions to Move Beyond Clinics

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Do you need a doctor to perform a safe abortion? One physician designed a program that provides access to a combination of abortion drugs and instructions on how to use them.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

When Leaning In Means Falling Short

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Three women argue that the contemporary “lean-in,” trickle-down feminist philosophy is depoliticizing politics, labor issues, and economics.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Women Changing Workplaces

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A look at the challenges facing women who are switching jobs. 

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PRI's The World

Mormon women are flocking to the mission, but inequalities remain

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Mormon Church is well-known for its worldwide proselytizing force. Now large numbers of young women are joining up thanks a change in policy that lowered the minimum age for female missionaries to 19. But gender gaps remain between men and women.

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PRI's The World

A rising tennis star in Canada — Eugenie Bouchard is looking for a Grand Slam win at the US Open

Monday, August 25, 2014

Canada's rising tennis star Eugenie Bouchard is looking for her first Grand Slam win.

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The Takeaway

'Til Death Do Us Part': Inside South Carolina's Domestic Violence Epidemic

Thursday, August 21, 2014

In South Carolina, one woman dies every 12 days from domestic violence. Yet the problem is a silent epidemic, with more animal shelters than domestic violence centers in the state.

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