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In celebration of Women's History Month and International Women's Day (March 8), throughout March our curated collection will salute women's contributions to history, culture, and society.

In celebration of Women's History Month and International Women's Day (March 8), throughout March our curated collection will salute women's contributions to history, culture, and society.
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In celebration of Women's History Month and International Women's Day (March 8), throughout March our curated collection will salute women's contributions to history, culture, and society.

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English


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For Women's Day, Air India operates the longest flight ever crewed by only women

3/7/2016
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Air India's all-women crew celebrates the proud moment before their flight, Delhi to San Francisco, takes off.

Duration: 00:03:00


Claudette Colvin: “A Teenage Rosa Parks”

3/3/2016
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What makes a hero? Why do we remember some stories and not others? Consider Claudette Colvin. She was a 15-year-old girl in the segregated city of Montgomery, Alabama. On March 2, 1955, she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger.

Duration: 00:10:00


WHER: 1000 Beautiful Watts—The First All Girl Radio Station in the Nation—Part 1

2/27/2016
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When Sam Phillips sold Elvis' contract in 1955 he used the money to start an all girl radio station in Memphis, TN. Set in a pink, plush studio in the nations's third Holiday Inn, it was a novelty—but not for long.

Duration: 00:25:00


The Universe in the Rearview Mirror

3/22/2015
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Physicist Dave Goldberg explains symmetry in physics, and tells the story of a holocaust escapee named Emmy Noether. Her theorem relating conservation laws to symmetries is widely regarded to be as important as Einstein’s notion of the speed of light. But because she was a woman, she went unrecognized, and unpaid, throughout most of her career. (Leonard Lopate, WNYC, 8/20/2013)

Duration: 00:05:00


A Symbol of Hope: Malala Yousafzai Wins Nobel Peace Prize

3/17/2015
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In a world where wars rage and oppression flourishes, one young woman stands out as a symbol of peace: Malala Yousafzai. At just 17-years-old, Malala has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, an accolade shared with Indian human rights activist Kailash Satyarthi. (The Takeaway, WNYC, 10/10/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


Mary Wollstonecraft – A Statue of Her Own

3/9/2015
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She was an author, a feminist and the grandmother of Frankenstein - so why is there no statue to Mary Wollstonecraft? (The World, PRI, 3/7/2015)

Duration: 00:05:00


The Buddhist Rock Star Nun

3/5/2015
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To celebrate International Women's Day, we meet the international singing star, women's rights activist and Buddhist nun, Ani Choying Drolma. (The Rhythm Divine, RN, 3/8/2015)

Duration: 00:05:00


Jill Lepore on Wonder Woman

3/2/2015
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Jill Lepore uncovers the secret history behind Amazonian superheroine, Wonder Woman. (Conversations, WBC, 3/1/2015)

Duration: 00:05:00


The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

2/28/2015
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"The Innovators," Walter Isaacson's new book, tells the stories of the people who created modern computers. Women, who are now a minority in computer science, played an out-sized role in its history. (Morning Edition, NPR/ 10/14/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


Leymah Gbowee: Unlock the Intelligence, Passion, Greatness of Girls

2/26/2015
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Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee has two powerful stories to tell — of her own life's transformation, and of the untapped potential of girls around the world. Can we transform the world by unlocking the greatness of girls? (TED Talks, 3/2012)

Duration: 00:05:00


Georgia O'Keeffe: A Western Woman

3/19/2014
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Georgia O’Keeffe's paintings of cow and deer skulls forced the art world to rethink what a female artist was capable of doing. (Studio 360, 3/19/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


Tupperware and Social Engineering

3/18/2014
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Earl Tupper may have invented Tupperware in 1948, but it took the genius of a woman called Brownie Wise to come up with the innovative plan to sell the airtight containers in American homes. (By Design, ABC, 7/13/2013)

Duration: 00:05:00


Women's Rights in America: Then and Now

3/10/2014
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On the 100th anniversary of the Women's Suffrage March, a panel of women examine the women's rights movement and where it stands today. (Tell Me More, NPR, 2/27/2013)

Duration: 00:05:00


Malawi's 'Secret Mothers' Make Childbirth Safer

3/6/2014
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Giving birth in the African nation Malawi brings a high risk of death. “Secret mothers”, female elders elected by their communities, are making childbirth safer. (The Ninth Month, The World, PRI, 2/23/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


Filipina Carer Wins Israeli X Factor

3/4/2014
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Rose Fostanes, a 47-year-old Filipina caregiver, sung her way to fame on Israel's X-Factor and inspired thousands of foreign workers. (The World, PRI, 1/15/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


Tina Fey and Her Bossypants

3/4/2014
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Tina Fey talks about her book Bossypants, Sarah Palin, her halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty, and motherhood. (Leonard Lopate, 4/14/2011)

Duration: 00:05:00


'How to Be a Woman' With Caitlin Moran

3/1/2014
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Caitlin Moran, author of the book "How to Be a Woman," breaks down the misconceptions preventing women from identifying as feminist. (Fresh Air, NPR, 8/1/2012)

Duration: 00:05:00


Ariel Levy on Diana Nyad: Writing About Women and Gender

2/27/2014
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Ariel Levy profiles the endurance swimmer Diana Nyad. Levy has written about several female athletes but says she's not really a sports fan. (New Yorker Out Loud, 2/4/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


Moms in the Olympics

2/27/2014
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Pregnant life changes when you're a superathlete. Many women assume they have no choice but to retire from sports after having a child, but these stories show that they don't have to let motherhood stop them from competing at their best. (All Things Considered, 1/23/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


Honoring Zora Neale Hurston

2/27/2014
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Farah Jasmine Griffin — a professor of English and African-American studies at Columbia University — pays tribute to Zora Neale Hurston. (News & Notes, NPR, 8/23/2007)

Duration: 00:05:00

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