51 % The Women's Perspective
1:21 pm
Thu October 20, 2011

51% Show #1162

Albany, NY – BILLBOARD - Susan Barnett (Music Out)

Ten years ago, the idea of 3D films was still something out of science fiction. We knew it could be done, but it just wasn't practical. And then Hollywood took 3D mainstream. Now every action film seems to leap out of the screen and sneak up behind you. But Bettina Martin, a 3D engineer currently working in Burbank for a company called 3Ality Technica, thinks 3D can do a lot more.

10:00 Bettina Martin

Bettina Martin is a 3D Engineer for 3Ality Technica.

Coming up, the UN Security Council is highlighting women's role in preventing conflict and Gilles Malkine waxes poetic about Eudora Welty.

If you missed part of our show, you can find us online at wamc.org or call 1-800-323-9262 to order a CD. This week's show is #1162.

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The critical role' that women play in preventing conflicts will be among the three main issues that the Security Council is expected to debate in October.
That's what Ambassador Joy Ogwu of Nigeria, which is presiding over the Council, told reporters as she outlined the work of the Council this month. She said one of the debates will be on reforming the security sector in countries emerging from conflict or going through political change and the other will be on the Middle East. Ambassador Ogwu explained why the Council is holding a debate on the role of women in conflict prevention.

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That is Ambassador Joy Ogwu of Nigeria, who is presiding over this month's Security Council meeting at the United Nations.

The world is mourning the loss of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai who died of cancer in September at the age of 71. Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga called her "the pillar of the nation". As the first African woman to receive a Nobel prize, Wangari Maathai not only championed preservation of the environment but she also promoted democracy, women's rights and the rights of the poor. In 2009, she spoke out about the responsibility of governments to distribute resources equitably in the face of climate change. Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga spoke to Gerry Adams about the impact of Ms. Maathai's passing.

3:04 Maathi Gerry Adams

Not a single woman writer was considered a front runner for this year's Nobel Prize for Literature. Gilles Malkine says there's one writer who never won a Nobel Prize - and it made him wonder just what they could be thinking. For this week's women in history, he profiles a woman who he says showed him just what writing can be.

5:20 Thakor New Retirement

Gilles Malkine is a writer and musician who lives at the foot of New York's Catskill mountains.

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That's our show for this week. Thanks to Katie Britton for production assistance. Our music is by Kevin Bartlett.

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51% The Women's Perspective.

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