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The Takeaway

New Approach to Domestic Violence Saves Lives

Thursday, August 21, 2014

An integrated team approach—with help from police, hospitals and the courts—has successfully prevented domestic violence homicides in Massachusetts.

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PRI's The World

Photos show the struggles women in Mozambique face getting health care

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

During a global health reporting trip to Mozambique, Sonia Narang witnessed the challenges women and children face in one of the least developed countries in the world. Thus was born "The Women of Mozambique," a week long Instagram series that illuminates the lives of women through short vignettes.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 386: When I Got Out

Monday, August 11, 2014

Former Baltimore police officer Mytokia Fair remembers the day she shot and killed her abusive husband in 1987. She told the story to her current husband, Thomas Fair.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 386: When I Got Out

Monday, August 11, 2014

Former Baltimore police officer Mytokia Fair remembers the day she shot and killed her abusive husband in 1987. She told the story to her current husband, Thomas Fair.

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New Tech City

The Way Colleges Teach Computer Science Hurts Women

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The ratio of women to men in tech is appalling. But it's not hopeless. One thing that works: quashing "the macho effect" in college. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What It's Like for Women In Tech

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

There's lots of talk about getting more young girls to code, but what's life like in Silicon Valley for women right now? And what do consumers miss out on because of tech's diversity problem?

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 385: Women at Work

Monday, August 04, 2014

Barbara Moore tells her daughter, Olivia Fite, about becoming a bricklayer in the early 1970s.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 385: Moore

Monday, August 04, 2014

Barbara Moore tells her daughter, Olivia Fite, about becoming a bricklayer in the early 1970s.

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PRI's The World

India's first female surfer takes on more than waves

Friday, August 01, 2014

Ishita Malaviya isn't just a surfer — she India's only professional female surfer. She pushes cultural boundaries with her surfing, and, when she's not competing, she's busy teaching Indian kids how to take to the waves at the Shaka Surf Club in the state of Karnataka.

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The Takeaway

Feminist Icons: From Rosie the Riveter to Beyoncé

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Just how flawless of an icon was "Rosie" herself?  And is it time we put aside the propaganda and found some new feminist icons? 

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The Takeaway

Women with Breast Cancer, Trying to Find Their Way Back to 'Normal'

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

African-American women with a breast cancer diagnosis face particularly difficult odds. Three black women fighting the disease document their experiences through audio diaries.

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The Takeaway

The Symbolism & Politics of Geraldine Ferraro

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

As the first woman nominated for vice president from a major political party, Geraldine Ferraro endured a litany of questions about her appearance, her children, and even her blueberry muffin recipe. A new documentary by Ferraro's daughter demonstrates that she was and remains a symbol of leadership.

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WNYC News

National Pro-Choice Group Backs Four NY Senate Candidates

Monday, July 14, 2014

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Emily's List, the powerhouse D.C. political action committee, is throwing its weight behind three incumbents and one challenger — all women — to help Democrats take control of the state senate. The early money could lead to the senate's first female majority leader. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Clare Boothe Luce, Mover and Shaker

Monday, July 14, 2014

She was a prolific journalist, magnetic public speaker, playwright, screenwriter, scuba diver, early experimenter in psychedelic drugs, and one of the first women in Congress.

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New Sounds

"Glory to Women"

Friday, June 27, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to several groundbreaking female musicians from around the world.  There's music from Malian kora player, Madina N'Diaye, who has opened the way to a new phenomenon in Mali: women’s access to musical instruments traditionally reserved for men. In her song, “Moussow,” the lyrics translate as: “They think that women are incapable of doing all the things they do.  But I, Madina, play the Kora...Glory to women, glory to the women of Mali.”  We'll hear another tune from her album, "Bimogow."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Teach a Woman to Fish

Friday, June 20, 2014

Ritu Sharma, co-founder of Women Thrive Worldwide and the author of Teach a Woman to Fish: Overcoming Poverty Around the Globe, talks about the lives of women in the developing world and the structural impediments to their advancement.

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Freakonomics Radio

Freakonomics Radio: Women Are Not Men

Monday, June 16, 2014

Women are different from men, by a lot, in some key areas. For example, the data show that women don’t: drown, edit Wikipedia, commit crime, or file patents at anywhere near the same rate as men do. How else are women different? They have made significant economic gains over the past 30 years and yet they are less happy now.

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On The Media

Reflecting on Nerd Culture

Friday, May 30, 2014

Is discussing a persistent global horror, violence against women, appropriate in the wake of one angry lunatic’s rampage? Absolutely, argues actor, writer and former Jeopardy champion Arthur Chu, in the Daily Beast. Chu speaks with Brooke about how this tragedy offers a critical opportunity to reflect on the wider culture in which we all live.

 

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 375: Patriot Duty

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

For Memorial Day, we're sharing stories from service members who participated in our Military Voices Initiative.

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WNYC News

New Yorkers Respond to #YesAllWomen

Monday, May 26, 2014

Women are now sharing personal, negative experiences of being victims of harassment or sexual abuse on Twitter using the hashtag.

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