51% Show #1164

Albany, NY – (SHOW THEME)

BILLBOARD - Susan Barnett (Music Out)


For decades, we've taken our infrastructure for granted. But every system we rely on is aging - and some of it's well past its useful life. The American Society of Civil Engineers issued a report card that did a comprehensive survey of the nation's transportation systems, water systems, energy and environment and the comprehensive grade was D. That's D as in you're about to fail. Kathy Caldwell was, until October, the president of the ASCE. And today I'd like to offer you an extended opportunity to hear what she has to say.

9:22 Kathy Caldwell

Coming up, we'll continue our conversation with Kathy Caldwell, the former president of the American Society of Civil Engineers. You can see the ASCE report card yourself at infrastructurereportcard.org.

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 #1164.

Water is a major concern for the American Society of Civil Engineers. Their comprehensive nationwide report card of our infrastructure included systems for drinking water, wastewater, hazardous , dams and levees. Not one got higher than a D. Let's return to our conversation with Kathy Caldwell, who term as president of the ASCE just ended in October.

8:35 Kathy Caldwell part 2

Kathy Caldwell is the past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers. America's infrastructure report card can be found at infrastructurereportcard.org.

And finally, Gilles Malkine profiles a woman who knew how to save a dollar. She was known as the Witch of Wall Street.

3:35 Henrietta Green Malkine

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


That's our show for this week.
Thanks to Katie Britton for production assistance. Our music is by Kevin Bartlett.
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Thanks so much for joining us we'll be back next week with another edition of
51% The Women's Perspective.

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