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51 % The Women's Perspective

51% Show #1194


FM: National Productions
DT: Friday June 1, 2012
RE: 51% Show #1194
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Here is this week's information on 51% #1194.
BILLBOARD – Susan Barnett (Music Out)


In a recession, the need for equal pay for women and programs that help working families is clearer than ever.  But in the US, we’re still lagging behind much of the rest of the world on both fronts.  Former US ambassador and Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin has written a book raising questions that she says are critical right now – questions that ask what today’s policies will mean for this country’s future.

 10:46 Kunin  Barnett part 1

Madeleine Kunin is former US Ambassador to Switzerland and was Vermont’s first and only female governor.

Coming up, part two of our conversation with former Governor Madeleine Kunin.  And an introduction to one of this country’s most outspoken suffragettes.  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 #1194.


The feminist movement opened many doors for America’s women, but according to a new book from former US Ambassador and Vermont governor Madeleine Kunin, the struggle is far from over.  The increase in the number of working women – an increase that has become essential as the cost of living outpaces most salaries – has put new pressures on American families.  Kunin says it’s time for a new social revolution, a change in attitudes and in policies that puts America’s families, and its future, first.

 4:44  Kunin  part 2  Barnett

Madeleine Kunin is the former US Ambassador to Switzerland and former Governor of Vermont.  She is currently affiliated with the University of Vermont.  Her book is The New Feminist Agenda – Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work and Family.  It’s published by Chelsea Green Publishing.

And finally, there were many heroic women who were responsible for the rights modern women take for granted today.  This week, Gilles Malkine introduces us to Alice Paul, a young woman whose dedication to the cause of women’s suffrage led to a hunger strike and mistreatment that shamed a president into a change of heart.

 4:39  Alice Paul  Malkine

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


That’s our show for this week. 

Thanks to Katie Britton for production assistance.  Our theme music is by Kevin Bartlett. This show is a national production of Northeast Public Radio.  Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock.

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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