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The Takeaway

Your Take: The Benefits of Bragging

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Jessi Smith, an Associate Professor of Psychology at Montana State University, researched the psychology of bragging in women. Tomorrow you'll hear more about Professor Smith and her fascinating research into the psychology of bragging. But first, we're opening the door for you to brag—tell us about a time when promoting yourself paid off. We want to hear all types of stories. Call us at 1-877-869-8253 and be part of the conversation, or leave a comment here or by visiting us on Facebook.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Being a Woman on the Internet is Terrible

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

“Harrassers and people who threaten women will try to harass women in a way they think they can get away with," says Amanda Hess, freelance writer and contributor to Slate. She discusses her new piece in Pacific Standard, "Why Women Aren't Welcome on the Internet."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Motherhood, Feminism and the Reality of the Biological Clock

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tanya Selvaratnam weighs the pros and cons of delaying having children. Selvaratnam discusses fertility doctors, adoption counselors, reproductive health professionals, celebrities, feminists, journalists, and sociologists, and argues for more widespread education and open discussion about delayed motherhood. Her book The Big Lie: Motherhood, Feminism and the Reality of the Biological Clock is part personal account, part manifesto.

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Listen to Lucy

Men should stop losing sleep over their loss of face

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Men should stop losing sleep over their loss of face

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Benjamin Franklin, who wrote more letters to his sister than he wrote to anyone else, was the original American self-made man; his sister spent her life caring for her 12 children. Historian Jill Lepore shows that Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister was, like her brother, a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin brings Jane Franklin to life in a way that illuminates not only one woman but an entire world.

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Listen to Lucy

Why hair is a feminist issue

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Why hair is a feminist issue

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New Sounds

"Glory to Women"

Saturday, December 14, 2013

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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Listen to Lucy

I am 54 and a half – how old are you?

Sunday, December 01, 2013

I am 54 and a half – how old are you?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

“Young Lakota"

Monday, November 25, 2013

A young Lakota woman returns to the Pine Ridge Reservation with a dream to change the world around her.

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WNYC News

Numbers of Women Execs Stays Flat in NY

Thursday, November 14, 2013

It's hovered around 11 percent over the past six years. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

An Economist's Memoir

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Padma Desai, professor of comparative economic systems and director of the Center for Transition Economies at Columbia University talks about her book, Breaking Out: An Indian Woman's American Journey (The MIT Press, 2013) and discusses growing up in rural India and moving to the U.S. on a scholarship.

 

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Soundcheck

Writers Club: Women In Music: Critic's Picks

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

NPR Music's Ann Powers, and Jessica Hopper, music editor for RookieMag and author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, share some favorite books about or by women in music.

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WNYC News

'Illegal or Sleazy?' Watch How NY Women's Groups Are Renewing Push for Equality Act

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The video is amusing. The message is not.

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The Takeaway

In India, Changing Mindsets to Empower Women

Thursday, November 07, 2013

A woman in India is raped every 20 minutes, according to the National Crime Records Bureau in India. One organization is trying to change those numbers.  Jameela Nishat runs the Shaheen Resource Center for Women in Hyderabad's Old City. Her organization attempts to aid and empower women—particularly those in Muslim and Dalit communities—to reclaim their lives.  

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Radiolab

Americans Fall Behind In The 'Getting Older' Race

Monday, October 21, 2013

In the 1960s, Americans lived very long lives — among the longest in the world. Since then, we've improved our lot, but not as fast as the French, the Australians, the Swedes, the British, the Canadians, the Dutch, the Germans and the Japanese. They are galloping away from us. What happened?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Women Should Jump the Line

Monday, October 07, 2013

Drawing on her own life, Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, former banker, NYC deputy public advocate, and the author of Women Who Don't Wait in Line: Break the Mold, Lead the Way (New Harvest, 2013) urges young women to "jump the line" and follow a new model for leadership.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Joe Lhota; Lonegan v. Booker; Women in Leadership; Early Decision

Monday, October 07, 2013

Republican nominee for mayor of New York City Joe Lhota discusses his campaign. Plus: analysis of the weekend's debate between U.S. Senate candidates from New Jersey Steve Lonegan and Cory Booker; former candidate for Public Advocate and founder of Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani, discusses her new book on leadership; and a conversation about early college admission.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Jill Lepore on the Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Benjamin Franklin, who wrote more letters to his sister than he wrote to anyone else, was the original American self-made man; his sister spent her life caring for her 12 children. Historian Jill Lepore shows that Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister was, like her brother, a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin brings Jane Franklin to life in a way that illuminates not only one woman but an entire world.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The White Women of the Black Renaissance

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Carla Kaplan discusses the white women who became Harlem Renaissance insiders. Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance focuses on six of the unconventional, free-thinking women, some from Manhattan high society, many Jewish, who crossed race lines and defied social conventions to become a part of the culture and heartbeat of Harlem in the 1920s.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Barnard President Debora Spar on Women, Power, and Perfection

Monday, September 23, 2013

In Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection, Power draws on her own personal experience as one of the youngest female professors to be tenured at Harvard Business School and as a mother of three.

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