51% 873

Albany, NY – TO: Program Directors
FROM: WAMC, Albany, NY
RE: 51 PERCENT program rundown
DT: Friday, April 7th, 2006

STATIONS: This week's show is 873. Listeners can
purchase a cassette copy by calling 1-800-323-9262.
There is a :30 promo at the end of the program.
Mary and Jeanne run down some of the stories in women's news that slipped through
the headlines.


One of the things we do hear at 51%, and in other women's media outlets,
is to bring you stories you may not otherwise hear- or to look a little deeper into
stories that don't get a great deal of media attention. But we do get the question-often...
Is it really necessary to have a special media outlet...for women. The people who ask it tend to have pretty strong opinions-but the answer to that question is probably much more complicated than it appears. Recently I spoke with Salon.com's Rebecca Traister, one of the founders of
Broadsheet about this question... and about how and why Broadsheet came to be...

(10:55 )
Rose O'Neale Greenhow was a gutsy woman. Whether it was flirting with the most powerful men in Washington or running a spy ring out of her home, she never did anything halfway. But like many powerful women of the 19th century, she's been reduced to a mere footnote in history.

Uncovering the truth about this Civil War spy was just the challenge Time Magazine and Associated Press reporter Ann Blackman was looking for. In her new book "Wild Rose - Rose O'Neale Greenhow, Civil War Spy " Ann Blackman reveals startling details from Rose's previously unpublished diary. I started by asking Ann how she first heard about this unusual woman.


30 Second Promo

STATIONS: If you have comments or suggestions please contact Mary Darcy at

ATTENTION PRODUCERS AND REPORTERS: Here is an opportunity to have your stories

aired on a nationally syndicated program! 51% is now accepting stories for
broadcast. Call Mary Darcy at 800-323-9262 x.185. Pitch your story idea, and
if we like the idea, you'll be asked to send the story for review. We're looking
for interesting and enlightening women's issues stories or profiles on women
you think are inspirational. Thank You.

Satellite feed: Friday, April 7th 1100-1129,
Channel A73.5 M

"51 Percent" is produced by WAMC with
support from Russell Sage College, the
college for women in Troy, New York
and her sister colleges in the Sage Colleges

Stations may air the entire show or
excerpt portions, with appropriate
credit given upon notification of WAMC.

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