If you want to get ahead in the tech field, there are skills you won't learn in the classroom. We'll talk with a woman whose blog has become a business advising workers and entrepreneurs in the tech field.
A recent science test showing that American girls are lagging behind boys has brought women in science back into the national conversation. More than 50 years ago, one group of engineers argued that training girls in scientific fields is not just about equality; it’s about the fate of our nation. Allison Quantz has this story.
With the global economy still in recovery, let's look at an interesting counter-economy... It's Burning Man – an annual community that springs up in the desert over Labor Day, then vanishes. And no money is allowed.
We'll talk with author Elizabeth Gilbert about her new book, which takes her back to her fiction roots and back in history... plus we'll hear about planting a food forest and securing seeds for the future.
This week on 51%, adapting culture for the tourist trade... and writing about the darkness behind the picket fence.
Last week, you met the people who used to live in Grand Bruit, Newfoundland. They voted to close the town down and move away after the cod, which kept their economy afloat, vanished. This week, we have the next chapter – how tourism is being courted in Newfoundland to replace the fish that are gone. Sit back, relax and listen. From Homelands Productions, here is a map of the sea.
That story is from Homelands Productions of Newfoundland.
Visiting a Canadian ghost town... A now-abandoned village is a metaphor for another way of life; a way of life that's disappearing.
Summer vacation season is over, but let's take the next half hour to slow down, just one more time.
I haven't spent a lot of time by the sea this year, but I've been doing a lot of reading, immersing myself in stories of the sea and the people who made their living there. It's a world that's vanishing. This week we're going back to hear the story of one small Canadian village – a village whose residents voted to leave.
Everyday is Election Day... this week on 51%, a talk with the author of a book that tells women how to run for office... plus the future of Mormons in politics and Native Americans taking stewardship of ancestral lands.
Women are increasingly showing up as leaders of government... according to the Center for American Women and Politics, in 2013 98 of the 535 seats in the US Congress are held by women. 75 women hold statewide elected executive posts...and the proportion of women in state legislatures is at 24%
Labor Day is over, but let's keep the focus on the lives of working women and men. This week, the hidden side of work.
First, we head out to sea, where economic pressures are leading to revolutionary ideas.
Julie Eaton is the captain of the Cat Sass. She spends 6 months of the year on the water, and she'll tell you she has the best job in the world. But despite record hauls last summer, she and other boat owners are struggling to make ends meet. The lobster glut forced the price to below $2 a pound.