The Wednesday Five: Women in the Sciences

January 20, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five — focused on women in the sciences — four out of eight of the NASA astronauts headed to Mars are women; the story of Marie Curie, the incredible scientist who launched a nuclear age; the women tech insiders defining the 2016 campaign; neuroscientist Beth Stevens is among this year’s ‘genius’ women of the MacArthur Awards; and commemorating the outstanding women in science we lost last year.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Climate Change—the Apathy of the Enlightened

October 1, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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Humans have a “psychological capacity to know something and live as if we don’t know it,” explains a psychologist/economist who is alarmed at our lack of alarm about the cataclysm to come.

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The Wednesday Five: Podcasts Led by Powerful Women’s Voices

September 23, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five, we share with you our top five favorite podcasts conceived and led by powerful women’s voices.

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When Women’s Bodies Get Censored on Facebook: An Artist Responds

August 26, 2015 by Grace Graupe-Pillard

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By Grace Graupe-Pillard

In my portraits, the personal and the political are interlaced: they involve risk through a literal baring of self, expose the vulnerabilities of aging, and explore with humor and pathos, how I as an older woman exist and navigate as unnoticeable in an urban environment.

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Heatstroke: A Summer Risk for the Healthy and Frail

June 29, 2015 by Patricia Allen

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By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

Prevention begins with awareness of one’s environment and altering behaviors that increase the risk of heatstroke when at all possible.

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Tech Tuesday: A Guide to the Best Music-Streaming Services Online

March 10, 2015 by Amy Blum

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By Amy Blum

If you have a computer, smart phone, tablet, or digital home audio system, then accessing millions of songs is as simple as knowing what website to visit. This guide will walk you through the strengths and weaknesses of the best music-streaming services on the Internet, so that you can find the service that works best for you.

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Tech Tuesday: 3D Printing

February 24, 2015 by Amy Blum

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By Amy Blum

3D printing is an exciting young technology that is rapidly evolving. As the cost of 3D printers and materials go down, you may be able to afford your own printer and simply print any design that you like at home. Your own designer shoes that fit perfectly? A customized coffee table? It’s possible.

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Alice Hamilton—Exploring the Dangerous Trades

March 14, 2013 by Janet Golden

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By Janet Golden

Alice Hamilton became the first woman professor at Harvard in 1919, four decades before the university accepted women as undergraduates. Still, acceptance came with the petty humiliations that female experts were expected to endure back in the day.

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Video Pick: Singing Their Way to Speech—Music Therapy for Aphasia Patients

June 4, 2012 by Women's Voices For Change

For expressive-aphasia patients, the path back to speech requires some 70 to 80 hours of intensive music therapy, declares noted neurologist Oliver Sacks. “But to regain language, one would give one’s soul.”

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Dominique Browning: On Pollution, Grandchildren, and Moms Clean Air Force

February 23, 2012 by Dominique Browning and Diane Vacca

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In an exclusive interview with WVFC, the senior director and co-founder of Moms Clean Air Force talks about the new organization, looking to the future, and being a Legacy Mom.

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(VIDEO) Book Review: In Radioactive, Lauren Redniss Spins Love and Radium into Gold

November 13, 2011 by Ainslie Jones Uhl

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Lauren Redniss displays her own style of genius as she captures the loves and lives of the Curies, Marie and Pierre.

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VIDEO: First Lady Honors Women Vets, Christens Cutter

July 25, 2010 by Women's Voices For Change

First Lady Michelle Obama christens the USCGC Stratton with a bottle of champagne, during a ceremony at the Port of Pascagoula, in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

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VIDEO: Watch Kathleen Sebelius, Senator Mikulski, and the President in Health Reform Town Hall

June 12, 2010 by Chris Lombardi

This week, we weren’t able to call into this tele-conference about the new health care legislation and Medicare. But you can watch HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski, and others below, as they discuss the ins and outs of these changes — including long-term care insurance and how to fill the dreaded “donut hole” in prescription drug coverage.

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As Oil Spill Continues, Women Take Lead in Combating Effects

May 17, 2010 by Women's Voices For Change

While we watch in horror as the Deepwater Horizon oil gusher continues, props to leaders like Janet Napolitano and Carol Browner, and a suggestion for what we can do to help.

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Sigourney Weaver and Orchestra Explore America’s Romance with Flight

April 28, 2010 by Women's Voices For Change

After many roles traversing time and space, the veteran actor, backed by full orchestra, piloted a journey through America’s romance with flight from Kitty Hawk to the Space Shuttle.

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