51 % The Women's Perspective
Thu April 7, 2011
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Albany, NY – The very best schools don't just teach students information - they teach them to think. And that's the idea behind a class in critical thinking in India. Stanford student Tenzin Seldon, who is Tibetan, created a class in critical thinking for Tibetan students living in exile in Dharamsala, India. She taught them how to research an issue, learn about all sides, and then form an opinion. For these students, it's an intellectual revolution. From the question of gay marriage to Tibetan independence, these young students living in the Himalayas learned to think in ways they never had before.
6:31 Critical Thinking
Rebecca Novick (NOH-vik) filed that report from Dharamsala (dar-um-SAH-luh) India. Her story was produced for The Tibet Connection, and you can hear more of her stories at TheTibetConnection.org
April 22nd is Earth Day, and feminist.com founder Marianne Schnall says it took her awhile to see the link between environmentalism and feminism but it's there.
6:53 Schnall Earth Day
Marianne Schnall is an author and founder of feminist.com. You can find out more about Marianne and her latest book, "Daring to Be Ourselves", along with a regular 51% column at feminist.com.
Our personal finance expert, Manisha Thakor, left a high paying job in the financial industry to pursue her passion - helping women understand how to manage their own money. But she says something she read recently made her wonder if maybe she was doing women a disservice.
4:17 Money Books Thakor
Manisha Thakor is a personal finance expert, an author, and founder of the Women's Financial Literacy Initiative. Find out more at manishathakor.com.
And finally, Kimberly Kay has some strong opinions on the new, more intrusive airport security that's now part of our travel routines. She's decided that maybe digital scanner glasses could be the answer to a lot of problems.
2:48 Airport security Kay
Kimberly Kay is an entertainment reporter in New York's Hudson Valley.