51 % The Women's Perspective
7:45 am
Fri July 27, 2012

51% Show #1202

FM: National Productions
DT: Friday July 27, 2012
RE: 51% Show #1202
 
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51% wants you! Got a great story featuring remarkable people?  Is there a women’s angle? Pitch it and get national airplay!  Email producer/host Susan Barnett at sbarnett@wamc.org. with your pitch. If we like it, we'll ask you to send the story for review.  Wanted: interesting and enlightening women's issues stories, broad social issues from a women's perspective, personal essays, commentaries and profiles of inspirational women.

Here is this week's information on 51% #1202.
 
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BILLBOARD – Susan Barnett (Music Out)

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Newsweek had a disturbing report earlier this month that details studies claiming that our addiction to our technology is making us unhinged. Americans now spent at least eight hours a day in front of computer. Teenagers spend 11 hours on an average school day when you add in multitasking on several devices. The average teen gets or sends 3700 texts a month – two times the average four years ago.

Studies now show our cyborg existence is making us irritable, depressed, anxious and compulsive.  Chances are the technology isn’t going away – and that means there’s a whole field of specialists concentrating on how to eliminate at least some of the most problematic issues. Judith Donath is a theorist and designer of social media – and currently a faculty fellow at Harvard.

10:39  Judith Donath  Linkedin Culture  Barnett

That’s Judith Donath, theorist and designer of social media. She is a faculty fellow at Harvard University.

Coming up, mixed feelings about the Olympics... and the real story of a name we all know.  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 #1202.

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London has the world’s attention, with the summer Olympic games bringing much-needed tourist dollars and plenty of logistical nightmares. And quietly, far to the east, the mad Olympic scramble is beginning in another location. Russia's southern-most city is gearing up to host the Winter Olympics in 2014. Russian president Vladimir Putin says hosting the Games is a long-time dream for his country, but many residents say Olympic construction has become a nightmare. Julia Barton reports.

5:24  Olympic building

And finally, Gilles Malkine checks in with a profile of the mother of radiation therapy.

4:51  Marie Curie

Gilles Malkine is a writer and musician.  He lives in New York’s Catskill Mountains.

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That’s our show for this week. Thanks to Katie Britton for production assistance.  Our theme music is by Kevin Bartlett. This show is a national production of Northeast Public Radio.  Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock.

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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