51% Show #1168

Albany, NY – FM: National Productions
DT: Friday December 2, 2011
RE: 51% Show # 1168

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Here is this week's information on 51% # 1168.


BILLBOARD - Susan Barnett (Music Out)


The Occupy Movement went from media invisibility to headlines and then to uncertainty with the mid-November eviction from New York's Zuccotti Park. But its impact has been undeniable. I visited the Occupy Albany encampment the week before state troopers began arresting occupiers who moved onto state property. ..a situation which has put the city administration, which has refused to prosecute protesters, at odds with state government which wants the protest evicted.

8:24 Occupy Albany

Coming up, why women's voices could be the key to making progress on challenging issues and a songwriter whose music crossed musical lines.
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 #1168.


I certainly can't vouch for my experience being an objective one - I do, after all, host a women's issues show. And yet it seems I'm hearing more about encouraging women's leadership - empowering girls - emphasizing women's role in society and in supporting an economic recovery. Feminist.com founder Marianne Schnall says it's about time.

6:29 Schnall Women

Marianne Schnall is the founder of feminist.com and author of Daring to Be Ourselves: Influential Women Share Insights on Courage, Happiness and Finding Your Own Voice. Find out more at daringtobeourselves.com.

Finally, Gilles Malkine stays a little bit closer to today with this week's profile of women in history. He discusses a singer songwriter who jumped musical barriers and went straight to the heart.

5:26 Laura Nyro Malkin

Gilles Malkine is a writer and musician who lives in New York.


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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