woman http://wamc.org en "Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business – And Won!" By Emily Arnold McCully http://wamc.org/post/ida-m-tarbell-woman-who-challenged-big-business-and-won-emily-arnold-mccully <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Emily Arnold McCully will be reading from her new biography, <em>Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business – and Won!</em>, at the Chatham Bookstore on Sunday from 2-4.</p><p>Born in 1857, Tarbell was one of America’s first investigative journalists, “a fascinating and complex person: quirky, opinionated, reserved, adventurous, independent – a woman proving herself in a man’s world.</p><p><a href="http://www.emilyarnoldmccully.com">Emily Arnold McCully</a> received the Caldecott Medal for <em>Mirette on the High Wire</em>. The illustrator of more than 40 books for young readers, she has a lifelong interest in history and feminist issues and she joins us this morning.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94620 at http://wamc.org "Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business – And Won!" By Emily Arnold McCully "Saturday Night Widows" by Becky Aikman http://wamc.org/post/saturday-night-widows-becky-aikman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>When journalist Becky Aikman was widowed in her 40s, she felt unmoored. But she couldn’t find the kind of help that she needed, so she dug into the data and eventually created her own unique support system.</p><p>Her book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307590437/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0307590437&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0307590437" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>, details the trials and triumphs following tragedy — and new research about what really helps the bereaved.</p><p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 58685 at http://wamc.org "Saturday Night Widows" by Becky Aikman "Flora" by Gail Godwin http://wamc.org/post/flora-gail-godwin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Ten-year-old Helen and her summer guardian, <em>Flora</em>, are isolated together in Helen's decaying family house while her father is doing secret war work in Oak Ridge during the final months of World War II. At three Helen lost her mother and the beloved grandmother who raised her has just died.A fiercely imaginative child, Helen is desperate to keep her house intact with all its ghosts and stories. Flora, her late mother's twenty-two-year old first cousin, who cries at the drop of a hat, is ardently determined to do her best for Helen. Their relationship and its fallout, played against a backdrop of a lost America will haunt Helen for the rest of her life.</p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 64170 at http://wamc.org "Flora" by Gail Godwin "The Girl With No Name: The Incredible True Story of a Child Raised by Monkeys" by Marina Chapman http://wamc.org/post/girl-no-name-incredible-true-story-child-raised-monkeys-marina-chapman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In 1954, in a remote mountain village in South America, a little girl was abducted. She was four years old. Marina Chapman was stolen from her housing estate and then abandoned deep in the Colombian jungle. That she survived is a miracle. Two days later, half-drugged, terrified, and starving, she came upon a troop of capuchin monkeys. Acting entirely on instinct, she tried to do what they did: she ate what they ate and copied their actions, and little by little, learned to fend for herself.</p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 63758 at http://wamc.org "The Girl With No Name: The Incredible True Story of a Child Raised by Monkeys" by Marina Chapman Angélique Kidjo at The Mahaiwe http://wamc.org/post/ang-lique-kidjo-mahaiwe <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Born in Benin, <a href="http://www.kidjo.com/">Angélique Kidjo</a> is a Grammy award-winning music recording artist deemed "Africa's premier diva" by <em>Time</em>&nbsp;and is the continent's most internationally celebrated female musical exponent.</p><p>The BBC has included Angélique Kidjo in its list of the "African continent's 50 most iconic figures". <em>The Guardian</em> has listed her as one of their "Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World" and Angelique is the first woman to be listed among "The 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa" by <em>Forbes Magazine</em>.</p><p>Known for her dynamic and uplifting music, she has translated her distinctive work in the arts to that of philanthropy; by promoting education for girls in Africa through her foundation, <a href="http://www.batongafoundation.org/">Batonga</a> and as a <a href="http://www.unicefusa.org/">UNICEF</a> Goodwill ambassador.</p><p>Angélique Kidjo will perform at <a href="http://www.mahaiwe.org">The Mahaiwe</a> in Great Barrington, MA this Saturday, Feb. 23rd at 8pm.</p><p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 58083 at http://wamc.org Angélique Kidjo at The Mahaiwe Romney's Wife Says Woman Being Eyed for Ticket http://wamc.org/post/romneys-wife-says-woman-being-eyed-ticket <p>Mitt Romney&#39;s wife says her husband is thinking about picking a woman to be on his ticket this fall.</p><p>Ann Romney says in an interview, &quot;We&#39;ve been looking at that and I love that option as well.&quot;</p><p>She tells CBS News she thinks the person selected for the No. 2 spot should be &quot;someone that obviously can do the job but will be able to carry through with some of the other responsibilities.&quot;</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:09:14 +0000 42474 at http://wamc.org Romney's Wife Says Woman Being Eyed for Ticket