Women's History Month Special Programming

Mar 9, 2018

Saturday, March 10 @ 7am- A Beautiful World: Rebels, Renegades, and Wild Women Women throughout history have broken the rules and stepped outside conventional social norms to make history happen.  Writer/Producer Heather McElhatton investigates several women who stand out as the rebels of their time, including female samurai Tomoe Gozen, anthropologist Jane Goodall, and astronaut Mae Jemison.

Saturday, March 10 @ 3pm - Big Picture Science - Quantum Mechanics.  Today, everything from cell phones to LED lighting depends on the weird behavior described by quantum mechanics.  But will this strange physics soon bring us computers millions of times faster than your laptop, or instant communication across the universe?  And is the difference between life and death just a matter of quantum mechanics?

Saturday, March 17 @ 7am - Witness: Women's History Month.  An hour of first-hand accounts  of women who made history...including the first women to vote in Kuwait; the scientist who really revealed the structure of DNA; and how one woman's date-rape experience changed the discussion on sexual violence in the U.S. 

Saturday, March 24 @ 7am- Women at Work: A History.  It’s easy nowadays to roll our eyes at the quaint notion that “a woman’s place is in the home.” But is the real history more complicated than that caricature of bygone values? The Guys will explore the relationship between women’s labor and their legal status as citizens. And they’ll ask… How has the value Americans place on the work that women do — in the home and beyond — changed over time?

Saturday, March 17  @ 3pm - Climate One: Inheriting Climate Change.  Consumption-crazed baby boomers are leaving millenials with a mountain of debt and a destabilized climate. In his book A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America, Gen-Xer Bruce Gibney argues that the aging baby boomers who still rule the roost politically are holding up progress -- and it’s time they got out of the way. What can boomers do to engage future generations and help empower them in the fight against climate change? And how are millenials pressing for environmental change and demanding more government action to protect their future now?