Women's History

Airs Sunday, March 23 at 6 p.m. How have female innovators fundamentally altered our lives? We'll talk with Wendy Kopp, who conceived of Teach for America as a college student and helped the organization change the nation's educational system. In the medical realm, Dr. Paula Hammond joins us to discuss her pioneering cancer research at MIT and how she's using nanotechnology to achieve scientific breakthroughs. And historian Paula Byrne argues that one of the greatest female writers ever, Jane Austen, was both a transformative artist and a powerful career woman. Join us for a special Women's History Month "Innovation Hub," and take a peek into the world of great women innovators.

Airs Monday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m.  Stories of coming of age, rituals and rites of passage, and secret identities of women who crossed a line, broke a trail, changed a tide.

Airs, Sunday, March 25 at 6:00 a.m.  An hour-long program of music, exploring the life and continuing popular appeal of medieval Abbess, composer, and mystic Hildegard von Bingen.  In the past 50 years, we've learned much more about the music of women composers in earlier ages.  One of the most studied, discussed, and performed of these composers is the medieval Abbess and mystic Hildegard von Bingen. On this edition of Harmonia, we'll explore the continuing popularity of Hildegard, and some different approaches to her music. Hosted by Angela Mariani.

 

Airs, Wednesday, March 21 at 11:00 a.m.
Harmonia celebrates some of the remarkable women in music from the Baroque, including works by Barbara Strozzi, Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, and Isabella Leonarda.  Hosted by Angela Mariani.

Airs Monday, March 19 at 8:00 p.m.  Stories of coming of age, rituals and rites of passage, and secret identities of women who crossed a line, broke a trail, changed a tide.