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40th Anniversary of Title IX
Witnesses testified at a a hearing to recognize the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the 1972 law requires gender equity for boys and girls in every educational program that receives federal funding. They focused on the impact Title IX has had on equal opportunity for women, from engineering and mathematics studies to athletics.

Book Discussion on Find Where the Wind Goes
Former astronaut Mae Jemison talked about her autobiography written for young readers, Find Where the Wind Goes: Moments From My Life, published by Scholastic Press. Dr. Jemison, the first woman of color to travel into space, announced in kindergarten that she wanted to be a scientist. After attending Cornell Medical School in New York, she went to Sierra Leone to serve as Area Peace Corps Medical Officer for two and a half years. Returning to the United States to work as a doctor in Los Angeles, Dr. Jemison applied to NASA. In September 1992, she realized her dream to be an astronaut and served for six years. The book recounts her experiences, including her family life and the biases she encountered in pursuing her goals. After reading excerpts from her memoir, Dr. Jemison answered questions from the students.

http://www.c-span.org/video/?169292-1/book-discussion-find-wind-goes

 

PODCASTS

Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me

Astronaut Mae Jemison Plays Not My Job

On Point With Tom Ashbrook

The 100 Year Starship

This Morning With Alex Jensen

Issue today with Dr. Mae Jemison

https://player.fm/series/tbs-efm-this-morning/0210-issue-today-with-dr-mae-jemison