#1423: Women Coaches, Black In Blue, And Army Zen

Nov 4, 2016

On this week’s 51%, we have a story about the state of women coaches at colleges, hear from a police officer about what she calls being black in blue and find out how the Army is incorporating mindfulness. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Title IX was enacted in 1972 with the intent of eliminating gender discrimination from educational institutions. But it turns out it may have had some unintended consequences--resulting in a decline of women coaches at colleges around the country. That's according to a recent report from "Reveal," the radio show from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. Lauren Schiller, host of Inflection Point, invited Annie Brown--who reported the story, to share what she learned. Brown starts with an explanation of Title IX. 

That was Annie Brown talking about her report, "A Man's Game" on "Reveal" from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. She was speaking with Lauren Schiller, host of Inflection Point, produced at KALW. Hear more of the interview as well as Lauren's other conversations at inflectionpointradio.org.

Sergeant Lakeisha Phelps is a police officer in Nashua, New Hampshire. She’s one of two black cops on a force of more than 170 that serves the increasingly multi-racial city. Emily Corwin of the New England News Collaborative met with Phelps to hear about what it feels like to be -- as Phelps puts it -- "black in blue."

That was Sergeant Lakeisha Phelps in a piece produced by Emily Corwin with the New England News Collaborative.

A battalion of Army paratroopers is embracing a training technique that might seem more appropriate for a yoga studio, psychology lab … or on the sidelines of an NFL game. It's known as "The Human Dimension," and it could be the future of the Army. Jay Price reports from Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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