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51% Show #1187

FM: National Productions
DT: Friday April 13, 2012
RE: 51% Show #1187
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Here is this week's information on 51% #1187.
BILLBOARD – Susan Barnett (Music Out)


Since 1994, the Violence Against Women Act has provided funding and legislation in support of women’s safety. It’s been reauthorized by Congress twice since then – and it’s up for reauthorization again.  But this year, Lisalyn Jacobs of Legal Momentum says the political climate is creating hurdles.

11:44  Lisalyn Jacobs Legal Momentum

Lisalyn Jacobs is Vice President for Government Relations at Legal Momentum – the women’s legal defense and education fund.  Find out more at legalmomentum.org.

Coming up, how The Hunger Games is helping to raise awareness of global hunger; plus natural ways to balance your body and your life. If you missed part of this show or want to hear it again, visit the 51% archives at wamc.org.  This week’s show is #1187.


Millions of people around the world don’t have enough to eat. Millions of people will see the hit movie The Hunger Games. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, the film deals with social issues including poverty, starvation, and the effects of conflict. Hollywood is teaming up with the World Food Programme and WFP’s Bettina Luescher told UN Radio’s Julie Walker why.

4:33  Hunger Games  UN Radio

That report comes to us courtesy UN Radio.

Finally, in this week’s Alive and Kicking, Dr. Sharon Ufberg talks with a nutritional therapist about taking charge of your own wellbeing with herbs and good nutrition – particularly in stressful times.

4:54  Chinarose Reid  Ufberg

Dr. Sharon Ufberg is an integrative health care practitioner and health journalist who hosts a regular “Alive and Kicking” segment here on 51%.  She’s also featured on KVON/KVYN The Vine in Napa Valley and writes for Women’s eNews.


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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