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51% Show #1203

Sue Jaye Johnson
Sue Jaye Johnson

FM: National Productions
DT: Friday August 3, 2012
RE: 51% Show #1203
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Here is this week's information on 51% #1203.
BILLBOARD – Susan Barnett (Music Out)


There is something entirely new at the Olympic games this year – something historic. On August 5th, for the first time ever, women will enter the Olympic boxing ring. Boxing is a sport that gets strong reactions – some find it barbaric, others find it beautiful. Actor Rosie Perez and WNYC producer Marianne McCune, created "Go for It: Life Lessons from Girl Boxers,” a three part series exploring why women fight and why we expect them not to. One of this year’s Olympic hopefuls is just a girl…and undefeated girl.

10:42  Clarissa Shields

Clarissa Shields is, in fact, on the Olympic team. And for the first time, women outnumber men on the US Olympic Team.

Thanks to WNYC Radio and  the Public Radio Exchange for permission to use excerpts from "Go For It:  Life Lessons From Girl Boxers". You can hear the entire program, see photos and learn more about the Women Box project by visiting womenbox.com.

Up next, words of wisdom you may have heard, but chances are you don’t know where they came from.  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 #1203.


Originally written 15 years ago, “The 30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time she’s 30” went viral before anyone knew what ‘going viral’ was. Women began to forward it to one another on-line, yet few people know it was written by Glamour magazine’s Pamela Redmond Satran. Instead, everyone from Maya Angelou to Hilary Clinton has gotten credit for writing it. Now the editors of Glamour & Redmond Satran have created a book expanding each of the items on the list with real life stories from celebrities like Suze Orman, Angie Harmon, and Taylor Swift. 51%’s Katie Britton spoke with the real author of those thirty things every woman should know.

9:06  Satran  Britton

Again it’s The 30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She’s 30 by the editors of Glamour & Pamela Redmond Satran.


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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