51% Show #1166

Albany, NY – FM: National Productions
DT: Friday November 18 2011
RE: 51% Show # 1166

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Here is this week's information on 51% # 1166.


BILLBOARD - Susan Barnett (Music Out)


Minority women are dying of cancer in this country. They're tested later and they don't participate in clinical trials that offer cutting edge therapies. Dr. Sharon Ufberg speaks with Dana Dornsife, the founder of the Lazarex Cancer Foundation. Lazarex works to get late stage cancer patients into new treatments and they're now focusing on an effort to help save more minority women.

4:56 Lazarex Ufberg

Dr. Sharon Ufberg is an integrative health care journalist. She hosts a regular wellness feature on KVON/KVYN the Vine in Napa Valley. She writes for the Huffington Post and Womens eNews and she contributes regular Alive and Kicking features for us here on 51%. Find out more at drsharonufberg.com.

A recent Gallup poll indicates that the Republican party leaders are usually white, usually men, and usually attend church weekly. So you might be surprised to learn that the Chair of San Francisco's Republican party is an Indian-American woman who's Sikh. Harmeet Dhillon is a civil rights lawyer who represents minorities in discrimination cases. And she used to be on the board of the ACLU - a body that often takes an opposing stance to the Republicans. Maybe it's no surprise that in the politically bluest of the blue San Francisco, the head of the GOP seems a little different from many of her fellow Republicans. KALW's Hana Baba sat down with Harmeet Dhillon.

6:54 SF GOP

Coming up, discussions on how to create a sustainable economy - and why the road to professional success requires a sponsor.

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 #1166.


Discussions about building a sustainable economy rarely make connections between an economy dominated by military and corporate interests - the current US model - with climate change and record high joblessness. Green Acre Radio's Martha Baskin interviews YES! Magazine's Sarah van Gelder. Van Gelder believes working for a sustainable and fair economy can go a long way toward addressing joblessness and other major crises facing the nation.

5:02 Sustainable economy

And finally, Selena Rezvani has news for you if you thought all it took to get ahead at work was talent and hard work. What you also have to have is a network.

4:14 Sponsors Rezvani

Selena Rezvani is an author and women's leadership expert. Find out more at nextgenwomen.com


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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