WAMC Programs
4:29 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Programming Notes: March 2014

March may be coming in like a lion, but keep your fingers crossed that the lambs will be arriving shortly and April showers will indeed bring May flowers. Is that enough modismos for you? (Obviously I’m getting a little punchy with all the snow.) This month, I’d like to highlight a few of our regular shows, as well as some specials we’ll have on tap. 

It’s Women’s History Month, though I think women should be celebrated all year long. That's why we produce and distribute 51%, The Women’s Perspective. Host and Producer Susan Barnett not only has fascinating conversations with women from all walks of life, but she takes it a step further, and looks at how society, cultures, and our lives are affected by landmark decisions, community organizations, and the choices a person makes. It isn’t a show by women for women; it’s a show for everyone to hear a different or new perspective on the simple and complex things in life, and how we can make a difference. The show airs Thursday nights at 8PM, and repeated the following Wednesday at 3PM.

Remember the excitement of the great space race? We’ll be airing the special Rocket Girls and Astro-nettes. This program is the story of women in the ultimate Man’s World – the labs and Shuttle crew cabins of NASA. Told in the first person, these stories explore the experiences of NASA’s first woman engineers and scientists and its first astronauts. The special also tells the fascinating story of a group of women pilots who – in the early 1960s – were led to believe that they would be America’s first women astronauts and were given the exact same physical tests as the Mercury astronauts. The program is narrated by Eileen Collins, the first woman commander of a Space Shuttle. You can hear it Monday March 10th at 11AM.

We’ll also have some great features from the News Department, and on The Roundtable. So keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook feeds to be in the know.