Date Pegs » Women's History Month

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The story of a remarkable Indian woman who struggled with the bonds of tradition and finally broke them in old age, told by her granddaughter.

Bought by KVNF, KVSC, Lower Cape Communications, KZMU Moab Community Radio, KZYX and more


  • Added: Jul 07, 2009
  • Length: 31:32
  • Purchases: 18
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Radio Curious visits with Dr. Gerda Lerner, a founder of the academic genre called Women's History. Lerner died January 2, 2013 at the age of 92.

Bought by KVNF, WHFR, KUAC, KVSC, and KRZA


  • Added: Mar 12, 2013
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Opal Whiteley, Credit: Cottage Grove Historical Society
"Talking With The Wind: The Mystery of Opal Whiteley," a half-hour documentary about Opal Whiteley who caused an international scandal in 1920 whe...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, XRAY.fm, Prairie Public, KSUT and more


  • Added: May 06, 2010
  • Length: 28:21
  • Purchases: 10
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Radio Curious revisits a 2004 conversation with Eve Ensler, creator of "The Vagina Monologue," for Women's History Month.

Bought by WMMT


  • Added: Mar 06, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Anti-nuclear demonstration in front of Japanese Diet, Credit: Matthias Lambrecht
With nuclear power back on the agenda, three prominent female activists tell their stories: Kaori Izumi was part of the grassroots campaign to shu...

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio and KZMU Moab Community Radio


  • Added: Nov 07, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Juanita Nelson, Credit: Paul Franz
Conversations with two octogenarian peace advocates, Juanita Nelson and Ruth Imber, who have each found ways to stay active, working for peace well...

Bought by Lower Cape Communications, WJFF, Radio Baha'i, WLGI, and WGDR


  • Added: Feb 08, 2009
  • Length: 28:51
  • Purchases: 4
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Radio Curious revisits a conversation about the history and future of feminism with History Professor, Estelle B. Freedman, author of ""No Turning ...

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  • Added: Mar 19, 2013
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Today on Voices of Our World we speak with two women who may provide some insight into whether or not the effects of the so-called “year of the wom...

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  • Added: Jan 10, 2013
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Series host Martha Burk interviews Betsy West, Executive Producer of the PBS Special MAKERS:Women Who Make America, premiering on PBS February 26, ...

Bought by KRZA, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 21, 2013
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
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This week Radio Curious speaks with neuropsychiatrist, Dr. Louann Brizendine, founder of the Women’s Mood and Hormone Clinic at the University of C...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2011
  • Length: 29:01
Caption: Storyteller Diane Ferlatte, Credit: caverunstoryfest.org
Eve Ensler, playwright of the hit “Vagina Monologues” shares the work of her organization, V-Day, and storyteller, Diane Ferlatte, talks about usin...

Bought by WMPG, KUT, KZMU Moab Community Radio, WSKG, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Mar 03, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5

  • Added: Feb 23, 2007
  • Length: 29:32
  • Purchases: 26

  • Added: Feb 23, 2007
  • Length: 29:54
  • Purchases: 24
Caption: Lisa Herner, Credit: Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, Texas A&M University
Dave Zirin and Elizabeth Terzakis take a look back at the history of discrimination against women in sports, and we’ll hear where the long battle f...

Bought by KMXT, 90.5 WSNC, KUT, and KISU


  • Added: Sep 04, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Florence Nightingale helps a sick man, Credit: unknown
A conversation between nurses. Interviewer Muriel Murch talks with nurse, writer and poet Cortney Davis

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  • Added: May 05, 2012
  • Length: 28:17
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sarita Meena is 12 years old. She lives in a remote village in northwestern India and is part of the first generation of girls in the village to go to school and have aspirations of economic independence.  , Credit: Priyanka Pacahuli
India has come under close scrutiny lately for its poor treatment of women and girls. Yet, this is a time when a growing number of women are enjoyi...

Bought by KSFR, New Hampshire Public Radio, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh, KUT and more


  • Added: Mar 11, 2013
  • Length: 11:03
  • Purchases: 7
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There I was, an Indian woman on the move in a strange new land - Mongolia - and it didn't feel so strange. So much resonated - especially the voic...

Bought by KUER, KZYX, WRPI, KFOK-LPFM, and KUNM


  • Added: Jul 11, 2012
  • Length: 23:43
  • Purchases: 5
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When Re:sound host, Gwen Macsai was fourteen, the incredible female race-horse, Ruffian, ran straight into her heart and left a permanent impression.

Bought by WHCP-LP Cambridge, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KZYX, KISU, New Hampshire Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 12, 2011
  • Length: 09:40
  • Purchases: 9
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In which we hear the story of the Fox sisters: two American kids growing up in the heartland (or upstate New York) who, at the ripe old ages of 11 ...

Bought by KPIK-LP, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, New Hampshire Public Radio, The Story and more


  • Added: Mar 16, 2010
  • Length: 09:41
  • Purchases: 12
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The story of the first female pilots in WWII.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., KCNP, KVSC, KALW and more


  • Added: Nov 24, 2003
  • Length: 22:42
  • Purchases: 45
Caption: Emily Dickinson
When Helen Vendler was only 13, the future poetry critic and Harvard professor memorized several of Emily Dickinson’s more famous poems. They’ve st...

Bought by WABE and Prairie Public


  • Added: Mar 08, 2011
  • Length: 18:02
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: 18-year-old Marah wins the Bethlehem Speedtest, Credit: Copyright Guy Martin
'The Speed Sisters’ are the West Bank's first, and only, all-female, Palestinian racing team. They have become serious competitors on the West Ba...

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2010
  • Length: 19:05
  • Purchases: 8
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Take a look at this picture. Maybe you can figure out that the Civil War soldier on the right is a woman. But the guy sitting next to her sure coul...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, Prairie Public, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KUER, WUTC and more


  • Added: May 13, 2009
  • Length: 18:05
  • Purchases: 15
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In a special shout out for International Women's Day, The Secret Life of Canada asked listeners to share stories about the matriarchs hidden in the...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 13:42
  • Purchases: 1
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When you're raised by hippies, anything goes.

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2008
  • Length: 12:26
  • Purchases: 2
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This story explores Michelle Obama's early life, expectations surrounding her ascendency as First Lady, and the impact she will leave on the office...

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2016
  • Length: 06:33
  • Purchases: 9
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Since the implementation of the one child policy in China 3 decades ago, a severe gender imbalance has emerged. This imbalance is evidence of famil...

Bought by KUER, New Hampshire Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Entering her 19th year as a truck driver, Debbie Seelow is no burly man, but rather a self-described "grandma who loves to knit and crochet".

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  • Added: Mar 05, 2009
  • Length: 05:47
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Votes For Women!, Credit: Library of Congress
2010 was the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which gave American women the right to vote. Women got the vote, in part, because of a promise ...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2010
  • Length: 05:02
  • Purchases: 8
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Alice Loesch has lived through a century that has seen some of history’s most sweeping changes in the lives of women.

Bought by WTIP, Delta College Public Radio, KSFR, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Jan 06, 2010
  • Length: 06:46
  • Purchases: 10
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It turns out, gender is not all that simple at an all-women's college.

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2009
  • Length: 05:13
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Smith  Spirit Squad, Credit: Smith College
A new cheerleading squad at one of the country's pre-eminent women's colleges -- alma mater of Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan -- is raising eyebr...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, New Hampshire Public Radio, KUOW, KUT, and WILL


  • Added: Nov 20, 2009
  • Length: 05:02
  • Purchases: 5
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Chloe Espinosa interviews students, teachers, friends and family members about what it means to be a woman.

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2013
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 8
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17-year-old Tereza Kitale, a student in Juba, southern Sudan, talks about her dream of becoming a pilot.

Bought by KUER and WLPR


  • Added: Jan 14, 2010
  • Length: 05:17
  • Purchases: 2
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USA is one of the only countries in the world that doesn't offer paid parental leave.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KISU, WLPR , KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WAMC Northeast Public Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 23, 2011
  • Length: 06:07
  • Purchases: 8
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17 years ago, Somaliland declared itself independent from Somalia. But no other country has ever formally recognized Somaliland as a bonafide nati...

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  • Added: Jan 30, 2009
  • Length: 05:45
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Vicky Ponce, Mexico, Credit: Magdalena Gonzalez Othon
Ingrid Lobet profiles a woman who joined a group of unemployed middle-aged women to open an electronics recycling plant in northern Mexico.

Bought by 'The Sea', WABE, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WNIJ, HCC Radio The Dragon and more


  • Added: Jul 21, 2009
  • Length: 06:35
  • Purchases: 10

  • Added: Nov 03, 2009
  • Length: 05:03
  • Purchases: 5
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For Women's History Month, one of eight short profiles in her own words.

  • Added: Mar 05, 2008
  • Length: 05:31
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A Chicana, African American and Romanian talk about their breast cancer.

Bought by KUER, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, and KUCB


  • Added: Oct 19, 2004
  • Length: 08:44
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Fatima and Her Daughter, Rana
Fatima Alsamawi, a recent immigrant to the United States from Iraq, experiences the sweet freedom of driving for the first time.

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2013
  • Length: 04:42
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Host Martha Burk
March 8 is International Women’s Day, so it’s time to check in on where the good old U S of A stands in relation to the rest of the world when it c...

Bought by WLPR and KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA


  • Added: Feb 26, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Katherine Neville
For those just starting out in a field, Katherine Neville recommends asking a simple question of your supervisors after completing a project: “How ...

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2014
  • Length: 04:33
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Valerie Fremont
As a woman as well as an immigrant to the United States, Valerie Fremont has faced particular challenges in her career. She discusses America’s “cu...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2014
  • Length: 04:18
Caption: Claire Skentelbery
After struggling with bench research Claire Skentelbery realized her true calling was science communication. She talks about the importance of gett...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2014
  • Length: 04:26
Caption: Dawn Hocevar
After years of relentlessly pursuing her career, some simple words from her four-year-old daughter shook Dawn Hocevar to the core. From that moment...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2014
  • Length: 03:10
Caption: Sherri Oslick
Don’t delay being happy in your career, says Sherri Oslick. Finding the right path requires talking to a lot of people, and it also means listening...

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2014
  • Length: 04:09
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dimitra Georganopoulou
Early in her career Dimitra Georganopoulou thought the ratio of men to women in science was pretty level. But then she began to rise up the ladder.

  • Added: Feb 12, 2014
  • Length: 03:34
Caption: April Quarles
In school it’s usually the men who are encouraged in science, says April Quarles. Though women continue to face negative social influences when pur...

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2013
  • Length: 03:17
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Savannah Sullivan
The job market for highly skilled positions is more competitive now than in previous generations, says Savannah Sullivan. Learning outside your cho...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Aug 05, 2013
  • Length: 03:10
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Anna Wilson
A chemistry set with “really nice stuff in it” sparked Anna Wilson’s lifelong interest in chemistry, but her passion made her a bit of an oddball i...

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  • Added: Jul 29, 2013
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Laura McCunn
It’s not all about career, says Laura McCunn. Marriage and family need to be considered when choosing a path, she says, and she credits a lot of he...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 03:03
Caption: Helen Free
In 1941 Helen Free was studying to be a Latin and English teacher—that is, until Pearl Harbor changed her fate. With the country’s young men being ...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 03:50
Caption: Kristine Chin
After getting her master’s degree Kristine Chin found herself working in industry as the first woman in an all-male lab. It was a challenging exper...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 03:16
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mary Ellen Ternes
In the mid-1980s only 10 of the 100 on-scene coordinators at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were women. Mary Ellen Ternes was one of thi...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 02:53
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mary Jo Nye
After the launch of Sputnik in 1957 the new emphasis on science education in the United States helped spark an interest in a young Mary Jo Nye. She...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 04:33
Caption: Wendy Young Reed
For Wendy Young Reed, life is too short for disliking a job. To find a career you enjoy, she says, the key is to network the old-fashioned way: wit...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 03:29
Caption: Cynthia Palmer
When navigating the career path, advises Cynthia Palmer, make sure the jobs you take are the ones you actually want. She talks about the importance...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2013
  • Length: 03:27
Caption: Terri Taylor
It was a tough decision, she says, but Terri Taylor left grad school to become a high-school chemistry teacher. She talks about the importance of f...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2013
  • Length: 03:30
Caption: Marinda Wu
Marinda Wu chose her particular graduate program because she wanted to work for a famous professor. But when she arrived, she was told the professo...

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  • Added: May 20, 2013
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bevin Parks
Women chemists who are also trying to raise a family can get a lot of heat, even from other women, says Bevin Parks. It helps, she says, to get to ...

  • Added: May 13, 2013
  • Length: 04:12
Caption: Isabel Escobar
In the face of harassment, Isabel Escobar learned the hard-earned lesson of standing up for herself. From men assuming she had a temper and could “...

  • Added: May 06, 2013
  • Length: 04:36
Caption: Kathryn Lysko
When Kathryn Lysko began her undergraduate work, there were 15,000 men and 100 women in her entire college. She talks about the camaraderie that em...

  • Added: May 01, 2013
  • Length: 04:15
Caption: Bonnie Charpentier
The obstacles facing women today have not disappeared—they’ve just become more subtle, says Bonnie Charpentier. In this week’s episode, she discuss...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2013
  • Length: 03:54
Caption: Joan Brennecke
Joan Brennecke talks about how spending Saturdays with her dad pulling apart cars and old calculators led to a lifetime of curiosity.

  • Added: Apr 16, 2013
  • Length: 04:06
Caption: Rachael Brady
In her job as a technical writer Rachael Brady is an artist surrounded by scientists. She talks about the challenges, joys, and importance of using...

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2013
  • Length: 04:07
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ruth Woodall
Ruth Woodall, director of Tennessee Scholars at the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Nashville, Tennessee, talks about the rewards of ...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2013
  • Length: 03:19
Caption: Nancy Jackson
In her role with the Chemical Security Engagement program of the U.S. Department of State, Nancy Jackson travels throughout Asia and the Middle Eas...

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 28, 2013
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Rebecca Guenard
Chemists can be narrowly focused, says Rebecca Guenard. In a field that encourages scientists to follow a pre-defined path, she encourages young wo...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2013
  • Length: 04:43
Caption: Amanda Field
Amanda Field, senior administrative assistant of the Chemical Engineering Program for Texas A&M University at Qatar, believes that careers aren’t s...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2013
  • Length: 03:44
Caption: Mary Shultz
After being told she wasn’t particularly smart, Mary Shultz, a professor of chemistry at Tufts University, set out to prove otherwise. She talks ab...

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2013
  • Length: 05:09
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Caption: Lucy Eubanks
Lucy Eubanks, retired professor at Clemson University, discusses the importance of flexibility and recalls how telling men she was a chemist elicit...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2013
  • Length: 04:06
Caption: Linda Wang
Linda Wang, senior editor at Chemical and Engineering News, talks about how she incrementally turned a beloved hobby into a vital and exciting part...

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2013
  • Length: 03:04
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Maria Burka
When Maria K. Burka began looking for jobs in chemistry, she was told not to use her first name on applications because “if the interviewer saw you...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2013
  • Length: 04:11
Caption: Sharon Haynie
Sharon Haynie, principal investigator at DuPont, shares the advice that helped her get savvy and make the most of her experience at MIT.

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2013
  • Length: 04:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sarah Mullins
Sarah Mullins, a researcher in the chemistry of inorganic materials for 3M Company in St. Paul, Minnesota, talks about her love for science and how...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 05:03
Caption: Maureen Rouhi
Maureen Rouhi, editor in chief of Chemical & Engineering News, shares the worldview that guided her journey toward a career in chemistry as well as...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 04:32
Caption: Patti Parziale
Patti Parziale, manager of the Fungicide Discovery chemistry group at DuPont, shares her secret to building a strong reputation and successful care...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 03:37
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Lisa Houston, director of applications engineering at PAC, LP, started her career when she least expected to. She shares her journey to remind youn...

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  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 04:47
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Maria Maccecchini
Maria Maccecchini, president and founder of QR Pharma, shares her thoughts about her mentors and the encouragement that helped her go a long way.

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 04:15
Caption: Zafra Lerman
Zafra Lerman is the president and founder of Methods Integrating Music, Science, Art and Dance. Here she shares some thoughts about her collaborati...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 04:09
Caption: Sarah Widder
Sarah Widder, a research engineer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), shares her experience as a young...

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  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 03:49
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Marye Anne Fox
Marye Anne Fox, recipient of the 2010 National Medal of Science, had her first child while working toward her Ph.D. Here, she shares thoughts about...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 03:06
Caption: Juana Acrivos
Juana Acrivos, professor emeritus of chemistry at San Jose State University, reminds us that sometimes we must leave our expectations at the door—w...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 02:37
Caption: Carolyn Ribes
Carolyn Ribes, a business analytical leader for the Dow Chemical Company, emphasizes knowing what you want and using that knowledge to create a ful...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 03:26
Caption: Cheryl Baldwin Frech
Cheryl Baldwin Frech, professor of chemistry at the University of Central Oklahoma, talks about her lifelong mentor and the importance of pace when...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 03:15
Caption: Lesley Yellowlees
Lesley Yellowlees, the first woman president of the Royal Society of Chemistry in the United Kingdom, shares her secret to maintaining ambitious, h...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 04:51
Caption: Melanie Szulczewski
Melanie Szulczewski, assistant professor of environmental science at the University of Mary Washington, shares her decision to take the scenic rout...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 03:16
Caption: Carmen Drahl
Carmen Drahl, senior editor of Chemical and Engineering News, used her Ph.D. in chemistry as a springboard into the career she envisioned for herse...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 03:39
Caption: Madeleine Jacobs
Madeleine Jacobs, executive director and CEO of the American Chemical Society, tells the story of how she got her first job at Chemical & Engineeri...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 04:18
Caption: June Wispelwey
June Wispelwey, executive director of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), shares what she's learned from a challenging career.

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 04:47
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Original riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna remembers the DIY feminist punk scene she catalyzed in 1992 with Bikini Kill. (The band's first EP was re-releas...

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  • Added: Nov 19, 2012
  • Length: 04:40
  • Purchases: 6
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How to make your dreams of happiness come true.

Bought by KUT and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 02, 2010
  • Length: 03:00
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Caption: Imane takes a break during a game in Oak Brook
Four young Moroccan female soccer players step outside their borders and expectations to come to Oak Brook, Illinois for a women's soccer leadershi...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KISU, KUOW, and Radijojo World Children's Radio Network


  • Added: Feb 12, 2009
  • Length: 03:28
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Raging Grannies Show Their Stuff, Credit: Ruth Robertson
This story highlights the women who inspired documentary filmmaker Pam Walton's latest film, "Raging Grannies: The Action League." Interviews with ...

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  • Added: Jul 30, 2009
  • Length: 04:17
  • Purchases: 7
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Gun violence in Brazil has turned major cities like Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo into war zones. For young people who live in the slums - or favel...

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  • Added: May 08, 2009
  • Length: 04:49
  • Purchases: 6
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Women face exploitation and violence when leave their homes in Asia and Africa for jobs as domestic workers in the Middle East.

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2011
  • Length: 04:54
  • Purchases: 3
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On January 24, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta lifted the ban on women serving in combat roles in the military. War News Radio reporter Amy DiPie...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2013
  • Length: 03:47
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Men may be from Mars but women are exploring it.

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Dee Dickson remembers trying to get a job as a shipyard electrician in the 1970s.

Bought by KUER, WEZU, Troy Public Radio, KISU, and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 28, 2011
  • Length: 01:51
  • Purchases: 5
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One of the few Beat-era women writers reads her work

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2005
  • Length: 01:52
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Tituba
Tituba (March 1, 1692): A 17th-century slave. She is one of the first to be accused of practicing witchcraft during the Salem Witch trials in 1692.

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Elizabeth Veale Macarthur
Elizabeth Veale Macarthur (March 2, 1795): Perhaps one of the greatest figures of Australia’s history. Her husband is known as “the father of Aust...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
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Caption: Sarah Kemple Knight
Sarah Kemple Knight (March 3, 1705): Since its publication in 1825, Knight's journal, composed as an account of her round trip journey from Boston ...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Mary Rowlandson
Wetamo and Mary Rowlandson (March 4, 1676): Mary, a Puritan minister's wife, was captured during the war in an Indian raid on Lancaster, Massachuse...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
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Caption: Abigail Stoneman
Abigail Stoneman (March 5, 1770): Newport Rhode Island's first woman Inn owner and a remarkably ambitious and versatile business person for her day...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
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Caption: Pauline Leon
Pauline Leon (March 6, 1792): She addressed the National Assembly on behalf of Parisian women, suggesting that a female militia be formed so that ...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Marie Dorion
Marie Dorion (March 7, 1814): the only female member of the Astor Expedition, also known as the Wilson Price Hunt Expedition. Dorion was a member ...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
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Caption: Jeanne Baret
Jeanne Baret (March 8, 1769): a member of Louis Antoine de Bougainville’s expedition on the ships La Boudeuse and Etoile in 1766–1769. Baret is re...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Maria Ann Smith
Maria Ann Smith (March 9, 1870): It’s called the “Granny Smith.” Maria noticed a seedling apple growing on her property. The seedling had developed...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Elizabeth Coxen Gould
Elizabeth Coxen Gould (March 10, 1832): An accomplished artist when she married John Gould in 1829, Elizabeth was the chief artist and lithographer...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Sacagawea
Sacagawea (March 11, 1805): From the Lemhi Shoshone tribe, Sacagawea has become an important part of the Lewis and Clark legend in the American pub...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Jane Colden's drawing
Jane Colden (March 12, 1759): An American botanist described as the "first botanist of her sex in her country.” Contemporary scholarship maintain...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: 1800s Whaling Ship
Martha Turnstall Smith (March 13, 1707): She used her inheritance as the widow of a wealthy landowner to establish a successful whaling business. S...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Vicki Leon
Esther Abrahams Johnston (March 14, 1802): Abrahams was tried in London in 1786 for stealing lace valued at 50 shillings. Esther was found guilty o...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Hannah Duston
Hannah Duston (March 15, 1697): A 40-year-old colonial Massachusetts Puritan mother of 12 who was taken captive by Native American’s with her newbo...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
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Caption: Mary Short
Mercy Short (March 16, 1693): This 15-year-old, orphaned servant girl, is one of the most puzzling and intriguing figures to emerge from the witch...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Sally Hemings
Sally Hemings (March 17, 1826): Born in Virginia around 1773, Sally Hemings was a slave owned by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson. After his wife's...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Grace Sherwood
Grace Sherwood (March 28, 1705): She was tried and convicted of witchcraft in the Princess Anne County court of the U.S. state of Virginia in 1705...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Catalina de Erauso
Catalina de Erauso (March 18, 1600): After leaving nun’s convent, Catalina dressed as a man, and left on a long journey from San Sebastian to Vall...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Anne Drysdale
Anne Drysdale And Caroline Newcombe (March 19, 1840) The two women were squatters. They established a successful sheep farm at a time when women ra...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Mary Anne Talbot
Mary Anne Talbot (March 20, 1792): An Englishwoman who wore male dress and became a sailor during the Napoleonic Wars. While a cabin boy aboard a...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Pocahontas
Pocahontas (March 21, 1617): Later known as Rebecca Rolfe, was a Virginia Indian notable for her association with the colonial Jamestown, Virginia...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Mary Prince
Mary Prince (March 22, 1831): A Bermudian woman, born into slavery. Her autobiography, The History of Mary Prince (1831), was the first account of...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Ann Green
Ann Green (March 23, 1775) Known as “printer to the Province” of Maryland. She was employed in Philadelphia with Benjamin Franklin & Andrew Bradfor...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Deborah Sampson
Deborah Sampson (March 24, 1802): An American woman who disguised herself as a man in order to serve in the Continental Army during the American Re...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Micaela Bastidas
Maria Esquivel and Micaela Bastidas (March 25, 1781): These two women played an important part in the Inca revolt against the Spanish invaders. Al...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Elleanor Eldrige
Elleanor Eldridge (March 26, 1784): In her Memoirs (1838), Elleanor claims that it was her grandfather who was captured, along with his family, i...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Bridget Biddy Mason
Bridget Biddy Mason (March 27, 1988): Biddy Mason was born a slave in 1818, She was given to Robert Smith and his bride as a wedding present. Brid...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Eunice Williams
Eunice Williams (March 29, 1713): An English colonist taken captive by French and Mohawk warriors as a seven-year-old girl from in 1704. Taken to ...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Georgiana Molloy
Georgiana Molloy (March 30, 1830): An early settler in Western Australia, who is remembered as one of the first botanical collectors in the colony...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Rebecca Lukens
Rebecca Lukens (March 31, 1825): An American businesswoman. She was the owner and manager of the iron and steel mill that became the Lukens Steel C...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 4