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It’s sort of weird, right, that in the year 2012 equal pay for women has become a campaign issue in the presidential race? But the facts remain the facts: In modern America, women are still paid roughly eighty cents for every dollar paid to...
Okay, you’ve never even heard of the place and weren’t planning to go there. But if you’re looking for a job, be prepared to be paid 65 cents on the dollar, compared to your male counterparts. See the list of the ten worst-paying...
The Daily Beast, an online news magazine, published a slide show drawn from a recent Newsweek article about the prominent role played by women at NPR, from its earliest days to the present. Over the years, I’ve been asked about how and why...
News stories tagged with "women"
Mar 24, 2008 — On Friday, roughly 200 Roman Catholic protestors held a vigil outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in Plattsburgh. They prayed for an end to legal abortion in America. They were met by some 60 pro-choice demonstrators. The supporters of Planned Parenthood called for the protection of full reproductive rights for women. The confrontation was peaceful, even dignified. The Good Friday vigil has been a tradition for 14 years. But abortion represents one of the deepest fault-lines in American society, with the two sides embracing starkly different moral visions. Brian Mann attended Friday's vigil and he sent this reporter's notebook. Go to full article
Mar 14, 2008 — The women's college hockey season heads into the postseason this weekend, with the country's top teams competing for berths in the Frozen Four. Once again, St. Lawrence University is chasing a national championship. With just two thousand students, St. Lawrence has found a way to compete head-to-head with Ivy League schools, and with big state programs like Wisconsin and Minnesota. But as Brian Mann reports, St. Lawrence is under pressure this season to prove that they can win the big games. Go to full article
Feb 27, 2008 — A group of women in Essex County presents a staged reading of Eve Ensler's award-winning play, "The Vagina Monologues" this weekend at the Whallonsburgh Grange Hall. Performances are Friday and Saturday nights (7 pm). Organizers say the show is part of the 10th anniversary kickoff of V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. Todd Moe talks with coordinator Penelope Mace, of Elizabethtown. Go to full article
Nov 28, 2007 — Artist, writer and historian Caperton Tissot and her husband visited the Adirondacks for nearly 20 years before finally settling in Saranac Lake five years ago to be closer to family. She says she instantly fell in love with local history and culture. Her new book, History Between the Lines, Women's Lives and Saranac Lake Customs, is not about people of great power or privilege. It's filled with ordinary stories that trace what she calls Saranac Lake's "spirit of goodwill" from the mid-19th century to the present. The 16 profiles, based on interviews with women and their families, illustrate the important role women play in carrying on traditions that define the unusual character of a small town. Todd Moe spoke with Capterton Tissot about her book. Go to full article
Aug 08, 2007 — This week, a women's rugby team from Ireland fought its way to the final round of the 34th annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament in Saranac Lake. Members of the Shamrock Sizzlers come mostly from northern Ireland. Brian Mann caught up with two of the Sizzler's team leaders, Corinna Power and Clare Brogan, both from Enniskillen. They said their squad was formed, in part, as a way of bringing Protestant and Roman Catholic women closer together, after decades of violence and suspicion. Go to full article
Mar 13, 2007 — This year marks the 35th anniversary of the passage of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX is the anti-discrimination law that protects women and minorities who are working or studying in an academic setting. During the three and a half decades since Title IX was signed into law, there has been a big shift in societal attitudes toward girls and women in sports. Earlier this month, the St. Lawrence County Branch of the American Association of University Women held a forum celebrating Title IX and positive changes in female sports programs in the North Country. Gender equity expert and sports advocate Mitzi Witchger, founder of GREAT! (Girls Really Expect a Team!), was the keynote speaker. She's a sports equity leader in Minnesota, Indiana and nationally. Witchger told Todd Moe her interest in sports equity began when her daughter was born in 1973 - the year after Title IX became law. Go to full article
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Mar 02, 2007 — You know Betsy Kepes as a frequent commentator and book reviewer for North Country Public Radio, but she is also an historian whose focus is often on women who have lived in the North Country. Her latest collaboration with NCPR is an audio play celebrating Women's History Month. The play takes place in a St. Lawrence County schoolhouse in the late 19th century. She stopped by the station recently to talk about the production and how she did her research. Go to full article
Apr 25, 2006 — A new book by a retired St. Lawrence University professor and coach explores the history of women's sports at SLU over its 150-year history. Dotty Hall, professor Emerita of Sport and Leisure Studies, has written Women's Sports at St. Lawrence University: From Beginnings to Title IX. The book begins with the early history of the women's basketball club in 1894 and ends in 1974 when women's and men's athletics were merged into one department. She spoke with Todd Moe. Go to full article
Jan 04, 2006 — Just thirty-six days before the Winter Olympics open in Turin, Italy, the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation has suspended one of the team's top coaches. Female athletes have accused Lake Placid native Tim Nardiello of sexual harrassment. Nardiello has denied the charges and has called on the Federation to resolve the dispute quickly. As Brian Mann reports, the case has thrown into turmoil a program that accounted for a third of America's gold medals in the last Winter Olympics. Go to full article
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Aug 02, 2005 — As Karen DeWott reports, pro-choice groups say they'll stick to their plan to run ads in key primary states branding Pataki as a flip-flopper. Go to full article