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51 % The Women's Perspective

51% Show #1332

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On this week’s 51%, New York’s governor has a plan to combat sexual assault on college campuses. Plus, a Central American girl heads to Texas to escape domestic violence; a proofreader finds herself more involved in her work than anticipated; and a story about Cupid's flawed approach to romance.

With New York having the most schools being federally investigated for sexual abuse complaints, WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley has a story about a recent complaint filed against Canisius College in Buffalo. 

We’ll now follow a different road, one that led from Guatemala to Texas, and allowed a girl to escape domestic violence. Stella Chavez reports.  

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Faith Seidenberg, an attorney and activist known for her civil rights and civil liberties work, died at her home in Syracuse, New York, in January after a lung illness. She was 91. Seidenberg and the late Karen DeCrow were the lead plaintiffs in the landmark 1970 discrimination case against McSorley's Ale House, a New York City tavern that refused to serve women. Their victory spurred creation of New York State's Human Rights Law and similar laws across the country. Seidenberg was born in Syracuse and graduated from the Syracuse University College of Law in 1954, one of only two women in her class.  

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From a pub that made history to history and proofreaders. A team of proofreaders in Virginia recently wrapped up the three-year job of digitizing the papers of the Founding Fathers. They say ending the project was like saying goodbye to a dear friend. Lilia Fuquen has more. 

Valentine's Day is a holiday that some people love and others love to hate. Songwriting novelist Sharon Glassman has just released a novel that sets the myth of Cupid and Psyche in Hoboken, New Jersey. Along the way, she discovered why people who dread Valentine's Day may find there's a lot to love in Cupid's flawed approach to romance. 

That song is called Arrow of Love, sung by Lauren Stovall of the Colorado bluegrass band The Railsplitters. It's from Sharon Glassman's novel-with-songs Blame it on Hoboken. To hear more songs from Blame it on Hoboken and read a chapter from Sharon's book, go to sharonglassmanlive.com.

And that’s our labor of love for this week. Thanks to Katie Britton for production assistance. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock. Our theme music is Glow in the Dark by Kevin Bartlett. This show is a national production of Northeast Public Radio.

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