51 % The Women's Perspective
11:12 am
Thu April 21, 2011

51% Show # 1136

Albany, NY – It is impossible to overestimate the importance of adults in a child's life. Mothers know how big a part they play in their child's life - and how the example they set creates an imprint that lasts a lifetime. But author Selena Rezvani says fathers need to remember that they're important to their daughters, too.

4:50 The Daughter Effect Rezvani

Selena Rezvani is an author and lecturer. You can find out more at nextgenwomen.com.

As winter finally gives way to spring, the Northeast part of the United States heads into one of its sweetest seasons - maple sugaring time. For many, it's a family affair. The Read family in Hartland, Vermont, collects sap from maple trees to make maple syrup. Rick and his daughter Sydney explain the process and science of making syrup from sap.

3:37 Maple sugaring

A recent court decision is considered a win for families in the US. A US Circuit Court of Appeals in Oregon ruled that the burden of proof is on an employer who terminates an employee returning from time off under the Family Medical Leave Act. And West Palm Beach Florida has now extended access to the benefits of the FMLA to domestic partners. Yet what they're fighting for is the right for twelve unpaid weeks off for family caretaking and Audra Jarmov says that's just not good enough.

4:25 FMLA Jarmov

Audra Jarmov is a mother and a student at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

The example of women from the past can have an impact on today's young women and inspire the rest of us as well. Today we feature part one of Gille Malkine's series of profiles of women in history. As he explained last week, his goal is to remind people that one person can have a significant impact - and the women he profiles are perfect examples of that. Today, Pocahontas, Sarah Knight and Elizabeth Pinkney.

4:04 Women in History intro

Gilles Malkine is a writer, musician and son of the legendary folk singer and resistance fighter, Sonia Malkine. We'll have another chapter in his women in history series next week.

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