women

St. Louis on the Air
11:56 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Discussion: Muslim Women In The Islamic World

Mehnaz Afridi, assistant professor of religious studies at Manhattan College.
Credit courtesy photo

In Western media, we hear reports that Muslim women are relegated to a second class, largely powerless status and are denied education, independence and employment. We hear stories of women brutalized and abused.  

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St. Louis on the Air
6:09 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

New Children's Book Illustrates The Influential Women Who Helped Found Our Nation

Courtesy HarperCollins

At the time of the American Revolution, married women in America were not even allowed to own property, let alone vote. Because women did not sign the Declaration of Independence, serve as generals in the war, or get elected to public office, they are not often mentioned in the history of the time.

But despite their lack of official roles, there were women who helped found our nation through their words and deeds, and through their association with the men who have become known as our Founding Fathers.

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St. Louis on the Air
7:07 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

‘Women Can Be Heroes’ – The Role of Women In Politics And Public Life

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Her career and possible future involvement in politics was talked about during the show.
(via Flickr/marcn)

Earlier this year, the 113th Congress was sworn in and as part of that, there are now a record-breaking 20 female senators.

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer of California told ABC “World News” anchor Diane Sawyer, "I think that until we get to 50, we still have to fight because it's still a problem.”

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St. Louis on the Air
2:17 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Women Play Big Role In 2012 Election Cycle

(via Flickr/League of Women Voters of California)

Women are not a homogenous voting bloc in elections though their influence as a group plays a big role.

President Barack Obama carried 55 percent of the demographic on his way to re-election.

Host Don Marsh talks with two political experts about the role women played in the 2012 election cycle, both as voters and as candidates.

Marsh is joined by Dayna Stock, Manager of the Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, and Gwyneth Williams, professor of political science at Webster University.

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Health-Breast Cancer
4:44 pm
Thu July 14, 2011

New project aims to decrease breast cancer deaths in north St. Louis

A woman performs a breast self-examination (BSE) to check for tumors.
(National Cancer Institute/Bill Branson)

A new project in north St. Louis aims to lower breast cancer death rates for women of color.

Washington University sociologist Sarah Gehlert says even though nationwide white women are more likely to get breast cancer, black women are about 35 percent more likely to die of the disease.

She says in St. Louis that number is closer to 60 percent.

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