51% Show #1171

Albany, NY – FM: National Productions
DT: Friday December 23, 2011
RE: 51% Show # 1171

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Here is this week's information on 51% #1171.


BILLBOARD - Susan Barnett (Music Out)


We look forward to the holiday season for months, but those high expectations are too often accompanied by stress. Whether you're hosting the gathering or traveling to Grandma's, a day with the people you love can leave your stomach in knots. So what if you thought about it like theatre - it's a play - and you can choose your role. Blair Glaser is a drama therapist - and she has some common sense answers that might make the season merrier.

8:41 Holiday Drama Blair Glaser Barnett

Blair Glaser is a drama therapist who coaches individuals and corporate clients. You can find out more at blairglaser.com.

Coming up, a sneaking presents over the border and a full year of paying attention.
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 #1171.


The Christmas season is about giving - and many of us try to extend that giving beyond our own immediate families. But writer Carmen Delzell had a holiday tradition that went a step farther - she smuggled gifts into Mexico.

4:08 Smuggling for Christmas PRX

This piece was produced by Carmen Delzell with Jay Allison back in 1999. Carmen Delzell is a writer and radio commentator. She is now an American expatriate - she lives with two donkeys and nine dogs in rural Mexico.

The holiday season is also a time to think about our lives - and our choices - in preparation for the new year. Jenny Levison decided to do something new every day for a year and write about it as part of her spiritual journey. Her year is almost up and producer Shannon Geis checked in to see what it's meant to her.

6:28 Never Done Year

You can read Jenny Levison's blog at neverdoneyear.blogspot.com.


That's our show for this week.
Thanks to Katie Britton for production assistance. Our music is by Kevin Bartlett.
If you'd like to hear this show again, or visit the 51% archives, go to our website at WAMC.org. You can also find a regular column related to 51% at feminist.com.

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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