51 % The Women's Perspective
1:20 am
Thu November 13, 2008

51% Show # 1009

Albany, NY – Experts say it may be years before the American economy recovers - and some are finding their retirement funds have evaporated. It could be disaster, or it could be the chance to see the world. Eileen Loh represents GoAbroad.com...a website that acts as a clearing house for dozens of programs aimed at people who want to immerse themselves in another culture. From a gap year before college, to a way to make money and travel when retirement funds are gone...leaving the country is proving to be the answer for some of us. Loh filled 51% in on what's out there...

Loh 6:12

The website is www.GoAbroad.com. And if you go, send me a postcard.

Coming up on 51%, travels in Thailand...and art that challenges our concepts of death.

If you missed part of our show, you can listen to 51% anytime. Just download our podcast at wamc.org or call 1-800-323-9262 to order a CD - you'll need to know the program number. This week's show is #1009.

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Many of us dream of traveling, and some of us even manage to squeeze in a European adventure or a cross country jaunt. But Ann Winfield and her husband found a great deal on airfare to Thailand...and that changed their lives forever.

Winfield 5:06

In this world, there are homebodies and there are wanderers...and some who fall somewhere in the middle. But for those who love to travel, there's something about the autumn that gets them itching to move before the snow falls and it's too late.

Kennedy 2:07

Jelane Kennedy is an Associate Professor of Counseling at the College of St. Rose in Albany, NY.

As part of our National Science Foundation "The Sounds of Progress" series, narrator Kate Mulgrew introduces us to Lilly Rosa Minoka Hill. You may never have heard of her, but she was the bedrock her town was built on..

2:00 NSF #15 Hill

If you'd like to find out more or hear more in this series, visit www.womeninscience.org.

And finally today, it's Artspace. Gillian Jagger recently had a show of her sculpture in New York City. With her work, she goes where few of us want to - she explores death in things she finds outside her barn studio.

Jagger 3:56

You can find out more about Gillian Jagger at the Phyllis Kind gallery website...that's www.phylliskindgallery.com