51% Show #1177

Albany, NY – FM: National Productions
DT: Friday February 3, 2012
RE: 51% Show #1177

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Here is this week's information on 51% #1177.


BILLBOARD - Susan Barnett (Music Out)


Despite a global recession, there are trillions of dollars that are invested by individuals and funds each year. Criterion Ventures has spent the past ten years consulting with investors and describe themselves as shaping markets to do good. They are about to transition into a non-profit and change their name to the Criterion Institute. Jackie Vanderbrug is Managing Director, and she's directing the efforts they call investment through a gender lens.

10:39 Vanderbrug Barnett

Jackie Vanderbrug is the Managing Director of Criterion Ventures, which is about to become the non-profit Criterion Institute. Find out more at criterionventures.com.

Coming up, an inspiring comeback story from Detroit - and it's not about a car. Plus we'll hear from a woman who was twice a queen and head of the court of love. If you missed part of this show or want to hear it again, visit the 51% archives at wamc.org. This week's show is #1177.


Perhaps no city in America has been hit as hard, or for as long, as Detroit. We've been hearing about unemployment, vacant lots and poverty coming out of the motor city for decades. So it might come as a surprise to hear that Detroiters are creating new and innovative ways of living and working in their city.

After an accident at an auto plant, Gloria Lowe became one such visionary, reinventing the way she approaches work and her community. Lowe spoke to producer Zak Rosen.

7:10 Gloria's glow

Finally, you may know of her from the Lion in Winter, but Gilles Malkine has more on one of history's most indomitable women.

3:42 Eleanor of Aquitaine Malkine

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


That's our show for this week. Thanks to Katie Britton for production assistance. Our theme 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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