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51% Show #1179

By Susan Barnett


Albany, NY – FM: National Productions
DT: Friday February 17, 2012
RE: 51% Show #1179

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Here is this week's information on 51% #1179.


BILLBOARD - Susan Barnett (Music Out)

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Are you aware that heart disease is the number one killer of women? Heart attacks in women are more likely to be fatal - and symptoms are less likely to be recognized. Dr. Ramin Manshadi, a California cardiologist, has written a book called The Wisdom of Heart Health. Doctors and women, he says, need to understand that women are not little men - they have unique risk factors and symptoms. I spoke with Dr. Manshadi and Dr. Amparo Villablanca, a women's heart health specialist at UC Davis Department of Internal Medicine in Sacramento. We'll start with Dr. Villablanca.

7:53 Manshadi/Villablanca Heart Barnett

Dr. Amparo Villablanca is a cardiologist in Sacramento California and a specialist in women's heart health. Dr. Ramin Manshadi is a cardiologist in Oakland California and the author of The Wisdom of Heart Health. Proceeds from the sale of the book go to fund the purchase of defibrillators at public high schools in California. Find out more at drmanshadi.com.

Coming up, a woman whose place in history was assured by her work on the railroad, and a musical memoir of coping with grief.

If you missed part of this show or want to listen to others, visit the 51% archives at wamc.org. This week's show is #1179.


Few women shine brighter in Black History than Harriet Tubman - the courageous former slave who helped lead others to freedom. Her work with the Underground Railroad, the Union Army and the women's suffrage movement are legendary. Gilles Malkine introduces us to the woman behind the legend.

5:29 Harriet Tubman Malkine

Gilles Malkine is a writer and musician. He lives in New York's Catskill Mountains.

Finally, people deal with grief and loss in many different ways. Grief can put a strain on relationships - and each of us tries to find our way through the darkness in our own way. For Catherine Girardeau, the sound of a violin was the light she followed as her husband dealt with his own mother's terminal illness.

7:27 Linda's Gift PRX


That's our show for this week.
Thanks to Katie Britton for production assistance. Our theme 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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