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51 % The Women's Perspective

51% Show #1175

By Susan Barnett


Albany, NY – FM: National Productions
DT: Friday January 20, 2012
RE: 51% Show #1175

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Here is this week's information on 51% #1175.


BILLBOARD - Susan Barnett (Music Out)


Eve Ensler's best known work, The Vagina Monologues, has become a seminal feminist work. It's confessional, painful and often hilarious stories inspired three upstate New York women to begin a project that's blossomed into a non-profit organization that encourages women, and now men, to write their stories and perform them on stage. Eva Tenuto says the TMI project began when she was invited to direct a performance of the Vagina Monologues for a third year, and her group clamored to do something new. They wrote their own stories and performed them and the TMI Project was born with the support of online fundraising.

11:11 Eva Tenuto Barnett

Eva Tenuto is the founder of the TMI Project. Find out more at tmiproject.org.

Coming up, history has painted her as a villain, but Gilles Malkine says that doesn't quite tell the story of Catherine deMedici. And Manisha Thakor explains why sometimes what you need to succeed is some down time. If you missed part of this show or are interested in other programs, visit the 51% archives at wamc.org. This week's show is #1175.


Among history's most notorious bad girls are Lucretia Borgia, Livia, the conniving wife of the Roman emperor Augustus, and Catherine deMedici. But in this week's look at women in history, Gilles Malkine says their reputations aren't necessarily fair.

6:00 Catherine deMedici Malkine

Gilles Malkine is a writer and musician who lives in New York's Catskill Mountain region.

Finally, our personal finance expert Manisha Thakor explains why all work and no play is not always the way to get ahead.

3:41 Lessons from a Caribbean Cruise Thakor

Manisha Thakor is a writer and founder of the Women's Financial Literacy Initiative. Find out more at manishathakor.com.


That's our show for this week. Thanks to Katie Britton for production assistance. Our music is by Kevin Bartlett.

If you'd like to hear this show again, or visit the 51% archives, go to our website at WAMC.org. You can also find a regular column related to 51% at feminist.com.

Thanks so much for joining us, we'll be back next week with another edition of 51% The Women's Perspective.

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