51% Show #1174

Albany, NY – FM: National Productions
DT: Friday January 13, 2012
RE: 51% Show # 1174

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Here is this week's information on 51% #1174.


BILLBOARD - Susan Barnett (Music Out)


There's been a lot of concern about bats - with much of the Northeast finding its bat populations dying off. Researchers are studying it but don't have a sure cure - and now the Midwest is starting to be affected and they face a second threat. Farmer Shelly Cox and her husband rely on migrating bats to minimize the need for pesticides. Cox credits the bats that visit her family's 86-acre farm outside Savannah, MO. as a big reason why they've only used pesticides twice in the last 15 years. But that could change soon. Wildlife experts in the heartland are preparing for a serious one-two punch to the bat population: a mysterious fungus spreading from the northeast, and the proliferation of wind power.

4:56 Bats PRX

Jessie Veeder lives the rural life - on the Veeder Ranch in South Dakota. She's a musician, essayist and photographer - and as winter sets in, she offers a glimpse of a life that is unfamiliar to most of us.

5:07 Winters Past PRX

This was produced by Prairie Public Radio. Jessie Veeder lives on a ranch in South Dakota. Find out more about her at Veederranch.com.

Coming up, fixating on food instead of wellness and why having it all is proving to be a nightmare.

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 #1174.


If you are a young woman, or remember when you were a young woman, chances are the one topic that dominated any discussion about health was food - what you ate, what you didn't eat, how many calories or fat you had, how you lost weight or didn't. This week on Alive and Kicking, Dr. Sharon Ufberg explains why those topics are missing the real point.

4:59 Sclamberg 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.

And finally, Selena Rezvani has some insights into Generation X - and why they're afraid of achieving what we once thought was having it all.

5:34 GenX Rezvani

Selena Rezvani is a writer and speaker - 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.

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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