51% Show #1172

Albany, NY – FM: National Productions
DT: Friday December 30, 2011
RE: 51% Show #1172

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Here is this week's information on 51% #1172.


BILLBOARD - Susan Barnett (Music Out)


Each year at this time, I take a look back and revisit some of my favorite interviews from the prior year. In January, author and professor Harriet Brown co-hosted a show with me, discussing body image issues she looked at in her two books - Feed Me and Brave Girl Eating and Project Body Talk - the audio project she launched at Syracuse University to allow women and girls to share their stories. That show is one of my favorites.

10:13 Harriet Brown Body talk

Harriet Brown is an assistant professor of magazine journalism at Syracuse University, a writer, and the founder of projectbodytalk.com. If you want to hear the entire show with her, you can call WAMC at 1-800-323-9262 to order a CD. Ask for show #1121.

Coming up, an engineer who teaches herbalism, and why a headset is the best gift you can give a young person in your life.

If you missed part of this show or are interested in other programs, visit the 51% archives at wamc.org. This week's show is #1172.


As western medicine becomes more expensive and harder to access, some people are returning to traditional folk remedies and tonics that have served people well for hundreds of years. Herbalism, also known as botanical medicine, is a time-honored system that has become increasingly mainstream. Ursula Basch is a chemical engineer by training - and she teaches herbal medicine at the NY Botanical Garden and at her summer home in the Catskills. Her interest began when her mother, who doctors gave a few months to live after a diagnosis of lung cancer, took the advice of a Native American herbalist, embraced hope and decided to live.

6:33 Ursula Basch Herbs

You can find out more about Ursula Basch at herbalbear.com.

And finally, Dr. Sharon Ufberg, has a warning this week about cell phones - particularly for the kids in our lives.

3:36 Ufberg Cell phones

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.


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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