women

  • gillibrand
    October 7, 2014  

    As one of only 20 women currently serving in the Senate, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has focused on addressing sexual assault in the military and on college campuses. In her new book, “Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World,” she encourages women to express their views and be heard. Gillibrand joins Judy Woodruff to discuss her experience and advice. Continue reading

  • 50 YEARS ON monitor lady bird johnson whistle stop
    October 6, 2014  

    Fifty years ago, in October 1964, less than a month before the presidential elections, Lady Bird Johnson boarded a train in Washington to stump through eight Southern states — a gamble to help win back disaffected voters after the passage of the Civil Rights Act. Judy Woodruff explores a lesser-known part of the legislation’s history with a look at the first lady’s influential whistle-stop tour. Continue reading

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    September 17, 2014  

    Some sponsors of the NFL have started to complain publicly about the league’s handling of the cases involving players and domestic abuse of spouses and children. Despite extra scrutiny, ratings and fan attendance have held. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Andrew Zimbalist of Smith College and Gregg Easterbrook, author of “The King of Sports: Football’s Impact on America” about the economic consequences. Continue reading

  • malala
    September 16, 2014  

    Two years ago, Malala Yousafzai was targeted for assassination by the Taliban in Pakistan. After surviving a bullet to the head, she has become an international activist, championing girl’s education. Hari Sreenivasan sits down with Malala, now 17 years old, with questions from our Student Reporting Labs participants. Continue reading

  • xerox
    September 15, 2014  

    Xerox, a $22 billion company, is the first Fortune-500 corporation to have a female CEO. Its commitment to a diverse workforce began in the 1960s, when the founder pledged job opportunities for the African-American community. Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores how the effort to include and amplify multiple points of view has helped it survive and adapt to an ever-morphing market. Continue reading

  • Photo by Flickr user Andy Piper
    September 14, 2014  

    Women hold few positions of authority in newsrooms across the United States, according to a Nieman report published earlier this week. Some experts say this disparity could have far-reaching impacts for consumers of the mainstream media. Anna Griffin, a reporter and editor at The Oregonian newspaper and the report’s author, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the industry-wide problem. Continue reading

  • Photo by Flickr user Andy Piper
    September 12, 2014   BY  

    The journalism industry is severely lacking in leadership by women and racial minorities, according to the Nieman Reports story published Wednesday.
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  • September 10, 2014   BY  

    The party’s “women problem” was well-documented in the Republican National Committee’s 2012 postelection report. It helped spawn a program instituted by House Republicans last summer, Project Grow, that includes renewed focus on recruitment, training and fundraising for promising female candidates nationwide. Stefanik is among the program’s beneficiaries, who are spread across the country. Continue reading

  • domesticviolence
    September 9, 2014  

    Twenty years ago today, Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act, and in those years, domestic violence has been dramatically reduced. But the problem is far from solved: one in four women in the U.S. will be victims of assault by a partner in her lifetime. Judy Woodruff speaks with Esta Soler of Futures Without Violence about what it will take to end that abuse. Continue reading

  • Valerie June
    August 26, 2014   BY  

    Valerie June may be a full-time singer-songwriter now, but, like most musicians, she has worked a series of different jobs to support herself. She cleaned houses, walked dogs, cared for kids, serviced coffee, made soaps and the list continues. Continue reading