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Important Women: Celebrating Women's History Month

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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Features

Some of the Most Flawless Women on WNYC's Airwaves

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

It’s history. It’s women. Bow down.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Roundtable: God in Our Everyday Lives

Monday, April 21, 2014

Our family meeting continues with a roundtable of thinkers from all types of religious backgrounds on how God connects with our everyday lives. With: Krista Tippett, host of On BeingLisa Anderson, director of women’s multifaith education at Auburn Theological SeminaryMark Epstein, a psychiatrist in private practice in New York City and the author of The Trauma of Everyday Life (Penguin Press, 2013); and Gadadhara Pandit Dasa, monk, lecturer and the first-ever Hindu chaplain for Columbia University, New York University, and Union Theological Seminary, and the author of Urban Monk: Exploring Karma, Consciousness, and the Divine (Conscious Living, LLC, 2013).

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Operavore

The Ladies of Strauss's Operas

Saturday, April 19, 2014

This Saturday at 11:30 am, we're talking about women and Strauss. Host Naomi Lewin will explore composer Richard Strauss's relationship to women through his many female opera characters.

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The Takeaway

Should We Teach Kids To Be Entrepreneurs?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

College students learn how to build their own businesses. But what if the process started with even younger students?

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WNYC News

Movie Date: Women and the Movies

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Compared to men, women got fewer than a third of speaking roles in the most successful films two years ago.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Advice Roulette: Working Women

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Today is a special installment of our occasional feature - radio advice roulette! In honor of Equal Pay Day, women listeners can ask fellow listeners for job-related advice live on the radio. By some estimates, women still earn on average about 77 cents for every dollar a man earns, and so today symbolizes how long into the new year a woman has to work to earn what a man in the same job earned just in 2013. So this special edition of advice roulette is for women to give and get advice about careers, the workplace, and their home/work balance.

Here's how it works: If you need advice on anything work-related, whether it's how to ask for a raise, a promotion, more time off, anything - call 212-433-9692 and we'll pair you with a fellow WNYC listener. The catch? Before you get to ask for advice from someone, you have to give advice to another caller. 

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Micropolis

Funny or Racist?

Monday, April 07, 2014

Reporter Arun Venugopal talks to Amber Ruffin, writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers, about how comedy is subverting racial stereotypes.  

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WNYC News

Used and Abused: The Life of a Muse

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Many painting and sculpture masterpieces wouldn't exist if it weren't for a model who posed for hours, or even days. But life for these muses didn't always go well.

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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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The Leonard Lopate Show

Women's Rights Advocate Humaira Awais Shahid; Drama in Ancient Rome; Broccoli; Superfund Cleanup Makes a Mess

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

On today’s show: Humaira Awais Shahid talks about becoming a prominent Muslim woman activist in Pakistan, and how Islamic values could become an agent for change. Classical historian James Romm looks at the dramatic life of Seneca, one of Ancient Rome’s best-known writers and philosophers. Dan Pashman, host of the Sporkful food podcast, tries to explain why broccoli isn’t more appreciated. And we’ll find out how the clean-up of Superfund sites has created its own host of environmental problems across the country.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Humaira Awais Shahid, Advocate for Women’s Rights in Pakistan and Beyond

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Humaira Awais Shahid took on a job editing the “women’s section” of one of Pakistan’s leading Urdu newspapers in 2001, and she soon transformed it from celebrity gossip and fashion advice to an investigation of the true lives of Pakistani women. News of acid attacks on women, the trading of girls as currency in tribal disputes, and other abuses Shahid into an advocate for women’s rights. She tells how her commitment to women led her to a seat in the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab, where she fought to protect women, girls, and the poor. In her book Devotion and Defiance: My Journey in Love, Faith and Politics, she looks at how Islamic values and ethics might yet be a vehicle for progressive change in the developing world.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Anita Hill on "Speaking Truth to Power"

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hill talks about her groundbreaking sexual harassment case against Clarence Thomas during his 1991 Supreme Court confirmation and its impact on the crusade for women’s rights.

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Freakonomics Radio

Women Are Not Men (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

In many ways, the gender gap is closing. In others, not so much. And that's not always a bad thing.

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The Takeaway

Should the Word 'Bossy' be Banned?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sheryl Sandberg is tired of the word "bossy," so much so that she's launching a campaign against it. Sandberg says "the other B-word" discourages girls from thinking of themselves in positions of leadership. Is it so much the word "bossy," or the way we teach young girls to think about themselves? Sarah Burningham, author of "Girl to Girl: Honest Talk About Growing Up and Your Changing Body" and two other books for teen girls, and Micki Maynard, contributor to Forbes.com, weigh in.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Survival Stories from the Edge of 50

Monday, March 10, 2014

Actress and humorist Annabelle Gurwitch confronts the various indignities faced women of a certain age. She discusses the anti-aging offerings at a department-store beauty counter, coping with the assisted suicide of her best friend, negotiating the ins and outs of acceptable behavior with her teenager, and the reality that she’ll probably never be able to afford to retire in her book of essays, I See You Made and Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

What Works for Women at Work

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Joan C. Williams is an expert on women and work, and she explains what women need to know to get ahead in their professional lives. Her book What Works for Women at Work, written with her daughter Rachel Dempsey, offers pragmatic advice that goes beyond the traditional one-size-fits-all approaches of most career guides for women.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Our Favorite #NotYourStockWoman Photos

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

On the Brian Lehrer Show, we spoke with Jessica Bennett of Lean In about their efforts to update "stock photos" of women. We asked you to submit photos that represent modern women of all types, using the hashtag #NotYourStockWoman. Below are some of our favorites. Be sure to check out the full range of fantastic photos on Instagram and Twitter. And keep them coming - we'll update as we get more!

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Help us Update Stock Photos to Represent Real Women

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The era of the picture-of-the-woman-juggling-a-briefcase-and-a-baby is over. Jessica Bennett, journalist and contributing editor at LeanIn.Org, talks about their  with Getty Images to curate a collection of stock photo images that show realistic, empowered women. Help us find more - take part in our photo project by submitting your own pic!

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The Takeaway

Bill and Melinda Gates on the Myths of Poverty

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Since launching their foundation in 2000, Bill and Melinda Gates have granted nearly $30 billion to organizations and individuals working to eradicate poverty. In an interview on Tuesday with Takeaway host John Hockenberry, the couple talk about why poor countries aren't doomed to stay poor.

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