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  • Women in the Criminal Justice System
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    Women in the Criminal Justice System

    A House Judiciary subcommittee held a hearing examining women in the criminal justice system. Among the witnesses were Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black, and Cynthia Shank, a…

  • Women of the Suffrage Movement
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    Women of the Suffrage Movement

    Historian Susan Ware talked about some of the 19 lesser-known suffrage leaders profiled in her book, Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote. This National…

  • After Words with Jamil Jivani
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    After Words with Jamil Jivani

    Jamil Jivani talked about his book, Why Young Men: The Dangerous Allure of Violent Movements and What We Can Do About It, in whiche he examined the rise in violence committed by young men…

  • In Depth with Heather Mac Donald
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    In Depth with Heather Mac Donald

    Author Heather Mac Donald talked about her books and took viewer questions. Ms. Mac Donald is the author of several books, including The Burden of Bad Ideas, The War on Cops, and, most…

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    The Girls Next Door

    Texas Christian University Professor Kara Dixon Vuic talked about her book, The Girls Next Door: Bringing the Home Front to the Front Lines in which she provided a history of the women who…

  • Nineteenth Amendment Legacies
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    Nineteenth Amendment Legacies

    Penn State Professor Lee Ann Banaszak reflected on the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and talked about the tactics women used to get the 19th amendment passed and ratified. This…

  • emThe Heartbreak of Aaron Burrem
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    The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr

    Historian H.W. Brands profiled Aaron Burr, the former vice president to Thomas Jefferson. Aaron Burr is most remembered for killing former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton in a duel on…

  • emThe Man They Wanted Me to Beem
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    The Man They Wanted Me to Be

    Salon’s political writer Jared Yates Sexton talked about his book, The Man They Wanted Me to Be: Toxic Masculinity and Forging Another Way for Men, on his working class upbringing and his…

  • Washington Journal Emily Martin Discusses the Gender Pay Gap
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    Emily Martin on the Gender Pay Gap

    Emily Martin of the National Women’s Law Center talked about efforts to close the gender pay gap.

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 2

    Viewers commented on a line from a Washington Post story on the salaries and treatment of members of the women’s U.S. national soccer team, which the previous day won the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup:…

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    Bold Women in Montana History

    In Bold Women in Montana History, author Beth Judy shared the stories of several Montanan women who broke down barriers of sexism, racism, and political opposition. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

  • Centennial of Womens Right to Vote
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    Centennial of Women's Right to Vote

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) hosted a reception in the U.S. Capitol to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the House of Representatives passing the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,…

  • Printers Row Lit Fest
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    Dorothy Butler Gilliam, who in 1961 became the first Washington Post African-American reporter, talked about the hurdles she overcame during her career.

  • Women Suffragists and Abolitionists
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    Women Suffragists and Abolitionists

    Historians Thavolia Glymph, Catherine Clinton, and Kate Masur discussed the impact of women suffragists and abolitionists during the Civil War and Reconstruction eras. The National Constitution…

  • Women and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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    Women and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    Science writer Nathalia Holt gave an illustrated talk about women mathematicians and engineers known as “human computers” who were recruited in the 1940s and 1950s to work at the Jet…

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    Bossed Up

    Emilie Aries talked about her book, Bossed Up: A Grown Woman’s Guide to Getting Your Sh*t Together, in which she shared her thoughts on how women can develop sustainable career.

  • Marie Royce on Womens Empowerment
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    Marie Royce on Women's Empowerment

    Marie Royce, assistant secretary of state for Educational and Cultural Affairs, discussed how her agency aims to empower women through different international programs. She is married to…

  • Suffrage Movement and the Media
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    Suffrage Movement and the Media

    Three scholars who have written books about women’s suffrage participated in a discussion titled: “Women and the Vote: The 19th Amendment, Power, Media, and the Making of a Movement.” The National…

  • National Commission on Military National and Public Service Forum Day 2 Part 2
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    Military and Public Service Policy Forum, Day 2, Part 2

    The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service (NCMNPS) held a hearing on potential policies to encourage or require military, national, and public service from all…

  • emWe Live for the Weem
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    We Live for the We

    Journalist Dani McClain talked about her book, We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood, in which she shared her thoughts on the political power of black women.

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