51% #1642: Women's Versions Of Stories; An Extreme Cowboy Champ | WAMC

51% #1642: Women's Versions Of Stories; An Extreme Cowboy Champ

Jan 13, 2021

On this week’s 51%, would the story change if told by women? We spend time with best-selling author Elizabeth Lesser. Then we travel to meet an “Extreme Cowboy” as it’s called, though she’s a woman.

Dr. Sharon Ufberg returns with her 51% segment “Force of Nature.” This time, she interviews Elizabeth Lesser, co-founder of the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New York, and best-selling author. Her latest book is “Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes.”

Again that was a conversation with Elizabeth Lesser, whose latest book is “Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes.” Her other books are “Marrow: Love, Loss, and What Matters Most”; “Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow”; and “The Seeker's Guide: Making Your Life a Spiritual Adventure.” Dr. Sharon Ufberg is co-founder of the personal development/wellness company, Borrowed Wisdom, in California.

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - Recently, millions of women gathered in the streets of Argentina, celebrating the legalization of abortion in the country. After 12 hours of debate, members of Argentina’s Senate cast a vote in favor of the bill introduced by President Alberto Fernández to legalize abortion. The bill was voted into law with 38 votes in favor, 29 against, and one abstention.

Armchair travelling seems the safe thing to do during a pandemic, so let’s do it. Let’s go abroad, to meet a woman who has been at the top of her sport, trying to defend her title as Israel’s “Extreme Cowboy” champ or cowgirl … cowperson?  

That’s our show for this week. Thanks to Tina Renick 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. If you’d like to hear this show again, sign up for our podcast, or visit the 51% archives on our web site at wamc.org. And follow us on Twitter @51PercentRadio