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Albany, NY – Italian women started marching in the streets at around the same time as revolution in Egypt but this is a drama that's still playing out. Correspondent Nancy Greenlease reports on street protests over the sex scandal involving Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

5:19 Italy Greenlease

Meanwhile, women's health advocates in the US are outraged by a Congressional vote that could cut funding to Planned Parenthood. The argument was that it was a vote against abortion - but its clinics provide not only contraception and reproductive health services, but also offer cancer screenings for women who might not otherwise be able to afford these services. Carla Goldstein, director of the Women's Institute at the Omega Institute sees this as a crisis.

5:09 Planned Parenthood Goldstein

Carla Goldstein is Director of the women's institute at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. She is also a columnist for feminist.com

Women's colleges, according to many studies, turn out a sizable number of high-achieving graduates - perhaps because the classroom atmosphere eliminates the boy-girl dynamic and focuses on learning. But times are changing. Reporter Anna White-Nockleby with NPR's Intern Edition investigates what it means for the individual and the environment when a 'women's college' like Bryn Mawr takes on students who identify themselves as male or transgendered.

5:13 Women's College

Part of success, no matter what your gender, is knowing how to handle money.
For Youth Radio's Lauren Silverman, becoming financially independent isn't just about earning money. It's about being an independent woman, and doing things differently than her mom and grandmother.

2:24 Investing PRX

And our personal finance expert, Manisha Thakor, has some advice for women who want to take charge of their portfolios.

3:57 Portfolio Thakor

Manisha Thakor is founder of the Women's Financial Literacy Initiative. Find out more at manishathakor.com