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Mar 15, 2013

During Women's History Month, let's take a moment to consider what might hold women back from positions of leadership.  For some, the turning point happens early.

A psychologist was shocked at the loss of confidence her daughters experienced when they entered middle school.  She co-founded the Young Women’s Leadership Program at the University of Virginia, where college women pair with middle school girls to help them reach their potential.  After more than a decade, the program is now a national model. Alison Quantz has more.

That story was produced by With Good Reason – a production of the University of Virginia.  

Coming up, food safety, food quality, and food economics...that's the focus of the Food Tank. 

If there's one thing all humans share, it is the need for food.  Yet that food can be a wall, an obstacle or a 

Credit Masahiro Ihara

bridge.  It can mean survival and health, or contribute to disease and an early death.  Food Tank, a think tank devoted to the issues surrounding food, is a new organization hoping to highlight how hunger, obesity, climate change, unemployment, and other problems can be solved by more research and investment in agriculture.  I spoke with co-founder Danielle Nierenberg.

March is not just a month when we remember women's history or celebrate International Women's Day.  Omega Women's Leadership Center director Carla Goldstein says we should be thinking about a collaborative future.

And finally, Gilles Malkine closes out this show with a profile of a woman whose musical talent set new standards – and who thankfully can still be heard and seen thanks to modern technology.

Gilles Malkine is an actor, writer and musician.  He lives in New York's Catskill mountains.

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.