Albany, NY – Coming up on In Our Backyard: Many of you have questions about the unseasonably high temperatures we've been having. We'll get to your letters in this hour. Speaking of high temperatures--have you heard the one about the giant 41 mile ice shelf snapping off in the Canadian Arctic? Unfortunately, it's no joke. We'll hear more on In Our Backyard with Ward Stone.
Plattsburgh, NY – In 1994, Congress passed legislation designating Martin Luther King Jr Day a national day of volunteer service. So, for many people, this Monday holiday is a Day On, Not a Day Off. A group of volunteers got together this morning in Plattsburgh to put action to those words on this Martin Luther King Day holiday. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
(1776-1831) – IT'S NOT UNUSUAL FOR PARENTS AND TEENAGERS TO ARGUE OVER SCHOOLWORK, BUT THIS 18TH CENTURY MATHEMATICIAN HAD TO FIGHT FOR HER RIGHT TO STUDY. HER WORK IN NUMBER THEORY HELPS KEEP THE EIFFEL TOWER STANDING TODAY.
1706-1749 – IN A TIME AND PLACE WHERE A WOMAN'S FUTURE DEPENDS ON HER COURTING ABILITIES, WHAT DO YOU DO WITH - AN UGLY DAUGHTER? EDUCATE HER! SHE JUST MIGHT GROW UP TO BE A GROUNDBREAKING MATHEMATICIAN! EMILIE DU CHATELET DID. AND BY THE WAY - HER LOVE LIFE WASN'T TOO SHABBY EITHER.
370?-415 C.E. – SOME HISTORIANS THINK HER DEATH HERALDED THE END OF FREE THOUGHT IN THE ANCIENT WORLD. BUT HER WORK CONTINUED TO BE STUDIED FOR OVER A THOUSAND YEARS AFTER SHE WAS MURDERED.
Letters addressed simply to the Philosopher were delivered to her at the Museum in Alexandria, the intellectual center of the world in the 4th C. Self-possessed and confident, she had no qualms about addressing an academy full of men. In fact, Hypatia's intellect surpassed even that her father Theon, the scholar.
Albany, NY – Today's Medical Monday is a discussion about blood pressure, how high is too high, and how to keep it under control. Host Alan Chartock welcomes Dr. Jeffrey Perkins. Dr. Perkins answers questions posed by our listeners.