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The Leonard Lopate Show

Humaira Awais Shahid Fights for Women’s Rights in Pakistan

Friday, May 23, 2014

Humaira Awais Shahid tells how she became an advocate for the rights of women, girls, and the poor.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Does Jill Abramson's Firing Mean?

Monday, May 19, 2014

What the Abramson firing says about the troubling way women are treated in corporate America.

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Listen to Lucy

Divorce is a risk when she earns more than him

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Divorce is a risk when she earns more than him

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Lilly Ledbetter on Equal Pay in NYC and Elsewhere

Friday, May 09, 2014

The advocate discusses her support for efforts on the part of New York City's school safety agents, and other issues around fair pay around the country.

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Life of the Law

The Hardest Time: Moms in Prison

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Mother’s Day is the one day of the year we set aside to honor mothers. Some do it with flowers and cards. For women who are in prison and their children who are being raised by grandmothers, aunts or guardians on the outside,

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Keeping Househusbands Happy

Friday, May 02, 2014

When wives earn more, infidelity is more likely and divorce rates are higher. Here's some tips to make it work.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

She Woke Up Like: Gypsy Rose Lee

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Few writers begin their appearance at The Herald Tribune's prestigious Books and Authors Luncheon series by doing a striptease, but Gypsy Rose Lee feels it is expected of her. In this 1957 segment, the famous American burlesque entertainer talks about her just-published memoirs, reminiscing in particular about her early days in show business, when she was second banana to her sister June and even more overshadowed by the imposing figure of "Mother."

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She Woke Up Like: Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

To generate interest in a series of talent shows benefiting the 1957 March of Dimes, Eleanor Roosevelt tried her hand as an amateur disc jockey on WNYC. In this excerpt, Mrs. Roosevelt takes requests from her studio audience, and finds out just 'what the kids are listening to these days.'

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

She Woke Up Like: Bella Azbug

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bella Abzug was a lawyer, a member of congress, a social activist and leader of the Women's Movement. In 1971, Abzug, along with Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan, founded the National Women's Political Caucus. During the 1972 fight to keep her Manhattan congressional district, Abzug sits down with reporter Eleanor Fischer.

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She Woke Up Like: Ultra Violet

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Listen to a first-hand account of the colorful milieu surrounding Andy Warhol and the 1960s New York ‘underground.’  Factory denizen and Superstar, Ultra Violet, speaks with Ruth Bowman in this 1968 interview on WNYC’s Views on Art.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

The Irascible Hedda Sterne

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Though a working artist for the span of some 80 years, Hedda Sterne may be best known for simply being in a photograph featuring some of the brightest stars of the Abstract Expressionist movement in America. In this interview with Views on Art host Ruth Bowman we gain some insight into the artist behind the photograph, midway through a long and successful career.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Memoirist and Romance Novelist Fannie Hurst

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Largely forgotten today, Fannie Hurst was for many years one of the most highly paid and widely read novelists of her time. Anatomy of Me is Hurst's just-published autobiography, which she discusses at this 1958 Books and Authors Luncheon.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Before it was Popular, it Was Dangerous

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Few writers begin their appearance at The Herald Tribune's prestigious Books and Authors Luncheon series by doing a striptease, but Gypsy Rose Lee feels it is expected of her.  

After taking off her gloves, hat, and earrings she stops, there being no "row of bald men" for her to look out over. Squinting, refusing to wear glasses, confiding she has "40-year-old eyes and a 20-year-old body," she talks about her just-published memoirs, reminiscing in particular about her early days in show business, when she was second banana to her sister June and even more overshadowed by the imposing figure of "Mother."

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Eleanor Roosevelt Takes the Mic

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

To generate interest in a series of talent shows benefiting the 1957 March of Dimes, Eleanor Roosevelt tried her hand as an amateur disc jockey on WNYC.

"I think I'm beginning to get the feeling of my new career," the former First Lady remarked. "Just sitting down, saying nothing and spinning records is extremely peaceful for a change. Is this all I have to do?"

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Our Woman in Berlin: Hallie Burnett

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

On assignment for Reader’s Digest, Burnett was charged with reporting on the conditions of the East German refugees, who were “coming over at that time at about 2,000 a night.” Amidst a quiet week, she describes the night of August 13 when the foundations for the Berlin wall were laid. She describes standing among Berliners at the Brandenburg Gate, who were so shocked they had not yet found their voices to protest.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Photojournalist Dickey Chapelle at the Oversees Press Club

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

At a time when wartime journalism was almost exclusively the territory of men, photojournalist Dickey Chapelle, blazed a trail as an award winning war correspondent, setting herself apart from other journalists with her ability to gain access to rebel groups, including those in Hungary, Cuba and South Vietnam. Her awards include the National Press Photographers Association’s 1963 "Photograph of the Year" award and the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association Distinguished Service Award.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Congresswoman Bella Abzug Won't Be Marginalized

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

In March, 1972, reporter Eleanor Fischer interviewed Congresswoman Bella Abzug as she was fighting to hold on to her Congressional district in Manhattan encompassing, in part, the Battery, the Lower East Side, Little Italy, Chinatown, Greenwich Village and Chelsea.

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Factory Girl Ultra Violet on WNYC

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Listen to a first-hand account of the colorful milieu surrounding Andy Warhol and the 1960s New York ‘underground’ from Factory denizen and Superstar, Ultra Violet in this Views on Art interview with Ruth Bowman.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Jane Jacobs Defends Urbanism in 1960s New York City Planning

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Jane Jacobs, in this 1962 appearance at a Books and Authors Luncheon, explains her current role as a community leader in the fight against what she views as the excesses and excrescences of the arrogant Modernist redesign of city neighborhoods.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Tennis Champion Althea Gibson Notches a Historic Win

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Official reception for tennis star Althea Gibson after her ticket-tape parade, right after her first victory at Wimbledon.

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