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51% Show # 1102


Albany, NY – This year marks the release of the 4th edition of "Killing Us Softly", Jean Kilbourne's landmark film highlighting the impact of advertising's subtle - and not so subtle - messages on society, and particularly young women. I spoke with Jean about not only what's changed since the film's first release in the late 70s, but the potential impact of advertising with the power of not only research, but technology.

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To find out more about Jean Kilbourne, her books, speaking schedule and her film, "Killing Us Softly 4", go to jeankilbourne.com.

Author Selena Rezvani has an issue with the growing claim that women are now equal - that discrimination in the workplace against women is a thing of the past. However - she also says women may never be in a better position to make that a reality.

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To find out more about Selena Rezvani, visit her website at nextgenwomen.com.

In Sicily's capitol, Palermo, fast food is available on nearly every corner with nary a golden arch in sight. Sicilians devour what they call street food at affordable prices for a population that's struggling to get by. One in every three Sicilians lives below the poverty level. Many fill their bellies with chickpea fritters, fried rice balls, and even spleen sandwiches. Nancy Greenlease has more.

3:50 Spleen Sandwich Nancy Greelease

Just a quick note to remind you of an important, and very interesting conference coming up soon. The Omega Institute's annual Women and Power Conference is coming up September 24-26th at the Omega Institute in New York's Hudson Valley. Women travel from all over the world to attend, and it's an opportunity to not only network and share ideas, but to recharge your creative battery. 51% is proud to be a media partner for this year's conference, and among the featured speakers will be empowerment trainer Gail Straub, author and journalist Gail Collins, and women you've met here on 51% - civil rights activist Lateefah Simon, Women Without Borders founder Edit Schlaffer, and our favorite personal finance expert, Manisha Thakor.
For more information on registration and a full lineup of speakers, go to eomega.org.