51% http://wamc.org en 51% Show #1290 http://wamc.org/post/51-show-1290 <p>Coming up this week, education equality – it's a long ways off...&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">plus teaching children to think by teaching them language.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Part of the United Nations' </span>Millenium<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Development Goals called for the elimination of gender inequality in all levels of education by 2015. That's not a goal that's going to be met. But representatives of Education International were in NY in late March to encourage the UN to continue to keep pushing.</span></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:06:00 +0000 Susan Barnett 87065 at http://wamc.org 51% Show #1290 51% Show #1289 http://wamc.org/post/51-show-1289 <p>Writing as confession. This week on 51%, i<span style="line-height: 1.5;">t's the <a href="http://www.woodstockwriters.com/">Woodstock Writers Festival</a> and the memoir boom.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We're living in what's been called the Age of Memoir. The public has a hunger for real stories – whether they're on television, on the radio (consider the huge popularity of </span><a href="http://themoth.org/radio" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>The Moth Radio Hour</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">) or in literature.</span></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:39:30 +0000 Susan Barnett 87062 at http://wamc.org 51% Show #1289 51% Show #1288 http://wamc.org/post/51-show-1288 <p>Finding a home...and staying there. This week on 51%,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">aging in place, plus getting young people back to nature.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:23:03 +0000 Susan Barnett 87060 at http://wamc.org 51% Show #1288 51% Show #1287 http://wamc.org/post/51-show-1287 <p>Socializing – the whys and the changing ways we do it. This week on 51%, b<span style="line-height: 1.5;">onding over Facebook, what we can learn from worms and the oral history of children's games.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Susan Barnett 85245 at http://wamc.org 51% Show #1287 51% Show #1286 http://wamc.org/post/51-show-1286 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Heroic women, tragic stories and lessons for today.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">History knows them&nbsp; as the Angels of </span>Bataan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> but they can help us understand today's returning vets.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:47:00 +0000 Susan Barnett 85243 at http://wamc.org 51% Show #1286 51% Show #1285 http://wamc.org/post/51-show-1285 <p>It's been a tough winter... particularly if you are homeless.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">A tough economy combined with a brutal winter...we're taking a look at the issue of homelessness.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:16:00 +0000 Susan Barnett 84250 at http://wamc.org 51% Show #1285 51% Show #1284 http://wamc.org/post/51-show-1284 <p>The art of storytelling is enjoying a resurgence, but being a writer is paying less and less. Plus, a<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;writer's festival and the writing life in a recession.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:17:00 +0000 Susan Barnett 84242 at http://wamc.org 51% Show #1284 51% Show #1283 http://wamc.org/post/51-show-1283 <p>A<span style="line-height: 1.5;">n interview with an American treasure... p</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">lus, playing with dolls as a second career, and some thoughts on love.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:48:17 +0000 Susan Barnett 84241 at http://wamc.org 51% Show #1283 51% Show #1282 http://wamc.org/post/51-show-1282 <p>Canada's got a year to figure out its position on prostitution...&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">A court decision is leading to new policy on sex for money in Canada, and we'll hear about our own country's prostitution problems.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:32:00 +0000 Susan Barnett 83120 at http://wamc.org 51% Show #1282 51% Show #1281 http://wamc.org/post/51-show-1281 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This week, we're looking at poverty in America...&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The divide between haves and have </span>nots<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is gaping wider – what can you do about it?</span></p><p></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:01:21 +0000 Susan Barnett 83111 at http://wamc.org 51% Show #1281